Ah, the video game movie. Often a doomed venture from it’s conception and the source of endless rants of hardened fans. Too long have they been stigmatised by a slew of poorly thought out and terribly made crap-fests that serve their source material no justice. I’m here today to argue that not all movies based on video games are complete crap. True, most of them might be awful but amongst the Bloodraynes and the Mortal Kombat: Annihilations, there are a few little gems that stand out.
There’s only one rule for this list. Only films that are based upon video games qualify, so no Wreck It Ralphs or Trons here I’m afraid. Those might be great films in their own right, but they aren’t based on any pre-existing properties. Now that’s out of the way, let’s get into the meat of the subject.