This article developed by the MiniTool official website will provide lists of video game movies including local, national, international, direct-to-video, and TV releases, as well as (in certain cases) online releases. Also, it includes short films, cutscene films, documentaries with video games as their subjects, and films in which video games play a larger part.

First of all, let’s see some theatrical-released video game movies list.

Good Video Game Movies (English Live-Action)

The following are the best video game movies that have reached over 10 million worldwide box office.

  1. Warcraft
  2. Detective Pikachu
  3. Rampage
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  5. Uncharted
  6. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog
  8. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
  9. Resident Evil: Afterlife
  10. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
  11. Tomb Raider (2018)
  12. Assassin's Creed
  13. Resident Evil: Retribution
  14. Need for Speed
  15. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life (2003)
  16. Resident Evil: Extinction
  17. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
  18. Mortal Kombat (1995)
  19. Resident Evil (2002)
  20. Hitman (2007)
  21. Street Fighter
  22. Silent Hill (2006)
  23. Max Payne
  24. Mortal Kombat (2021)
  25. Hitman: Agent 47
  26. Doom
  27. Silent Hill: Revelation
  28. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
  29. Monster Hunter
  30. Super Mario Bros.
  31. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
  32. House of the Dead
  33. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
  34. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
  35. Wing Commander
  36. Alone in the Dark

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Movies based on video games receive mixed-to-negative reviews usually for their screenplays, casting choices, and lack of originality. From 2910 to 2022, only 4 movies gained a “fresh” (60% or above) rating on Rotten Tomatoes. they are The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019), Detective Pikachu (2019), Sonic the Hedgehog (2020), and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022). Yet, Werewolves Within (2021) became the best-reviewed movie that is made from a video game.

Upcoming Video Game Movies

  • Gran Turismo
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 3
  • Borderlands
  • Untitled CrossFire film
  • Zone
  • Untitled Duke Nukem film
  • Untitled Firewatch film
  • Five Nights at Freddy's
  • Untitled Gears of War film
  • Ghost of Tsushima

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Top Animated Video Game Movies (English)

Below are cartoon movies about video games.

  1. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
  2. Resident Evil: Degeneration
  3. Resident Evil: Damnation
  4. Moshi Monsters: The Movie
  5. Heavenly Sword
  6. Ratchet & Clank
  7. The Angry Birds Movie
  8. Resident Evil: Vendetta
  9. The Angry Birds Movie 2

Best Movies Based on Video Games (Japanese Live-Action)

  1. Tokimeki Memorial
  2. Forbidden Siren
  3. Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  4. OneChanbara
  5. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
  6. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Chikai
  7. Ace Attorney
  8. Ao Oni
  9. Gekijōban Zero (Fatal Frame)
  10. Ao Oni ver2.0
  11. Corpse Party
  12. Corpse Party Book of Shadows
  13. House of Neko Atsume

Japanese Animated Movies Made from Video Games

The following are the top 10 Japanese cartoon films derived from video games. They all belong to the Pokémon series.

  1. Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai
  2. Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior
  3. Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life
  4. Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker
  5. Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys
  6. Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram and White—Victini and Zekrom
  7. Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
  8. Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice
  9. Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
  10. Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened

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Secondly, let’s see some television films.

List of Movies Based on Video Games


  • Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf
  • Samurai Shodown: The Motion Picture
  • Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle
  • Art of Fighting
  • Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns
  • Pokémon: The Legend of Thunder
  • House of the Dead 2 (live-action)
  • Pokémon: The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon
  • Red Faction: Origins (live-action)
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak
  • Rabbids Invasion: Mission to Mars

Video Game Movies Coming Out

  • Untitled Beyond Good & Evil film
  • BioShock
  • Untitled Carmen Sandiego film
  • Untitled Dragon's Lair film
  • Mega Man
  • Untitled Tom Clancy's The Division film

Thirdly, let’s have a look at short films.

Video Game Short Films

The following are part of original short movies produced, commissioned, or licensed from a game publisher.

  • Dragon Ball Z Side Story: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans
  • Front Mission
  • Front Mission Series: Gun Hazard
  • Abe's Exoddus: The Movie
  • Grand Theft Auto 2: The Movie
  • Run the Gauntlet (Driv3r)
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - The Introduction
  • The King of Fighters: Another Day
  • Crash Bandicoot: No Use Crying (Crash of the Titans)
  • Crash Bandicoot Monster Truck (Crash of the Titans)

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Fourthly, these are games that are direct-to-video.

Direct-to-video Games


  • Mirai Ninja
  • Tokimeki Memorial
  • Like a Dragon: Prologue
  • BloodRayne 2: Deliverance
  • Alone in the Dark II
  • OneChanbara: The Movie – Vortex
  • The King of Fighters
  • BloodRayne: The Third Reich
  • In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds
  • Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn


  • Tengai Makyō Jiraia Oboro Hen
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins
  • Battle Arena Toshinden
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Voltage Fighters: Gowcaizer the Movie
  • Tekken: The Motion Picture
  • Samurai Spirits 2: Asura Zanmaden
  • Street Fighter Alpha: The Movie
  • Sin: The Movie

Finally, you can see documentaries on video games.

Documentaries Based on Video Games

Theatrical release

  • 8BIT
  • Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade
  • The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
  • Frag
  • Second Skin
  • Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters
  • Indie Game: The Movie
  • Thank You for Playing
  • Moleman 4 - Longplay
  • League of Legends Origins

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  • Thumb Candy
  • Games Odyssey
  • Game Makers
  • Tetris: From Russia With Love
  • Video Game Invasion: The History of a Global Obsession
  • The Video Game Revolution
  • History of Video Games
  • Game On!: The History of Videogames
  • Rise of the Video Game

Other releases

  • Game Over: Gender, Race & Violence in Video Games
  • In the Game
  • Once Upon Atari
  • FPS - Por dentro do virtual (Portuguese)
  • Get Lamp
  • Level Up - A story about gamers and the games they play
  • Minecraft: The Story of Mojang
  • Free to Play
  • Good Game
  • Video Games: The Movie

Video Game Movies 2021

  • Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Free Guy
  • The Matrix Resurrections
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Werewolves Within
  • Hero Mode
  • Dynasty Warriors
  • Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild
  • Tomb Raider 2
  • Uncharted

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Video Game Movies 2022

These are all the video games for 2022 and beyond.

  • Super Mario Bros.
  • The Division
  • Borderlands
  • Minecraft: The Movie
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Five Nights at Freddy's
  • Splinter Cell
  • Tomb Raider 2
  • Call of Duty
  • Mass Effect
  • Firewatch
  • Gears of War
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Portal
  • Sleeping Dogs

Worst Video Game Movies

The following are the most ranked bad video game movies.

  1. Alone in the Dark (2005)
  2. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
  3. House of the Dead (2003)
  4. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2008)
  5. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012)
  6. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)
  7. Bloodrayne (2006)
  8. Double Dragon (1994)
  9. Wing Commander (1999)
  10. Postal (2008)

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