- List of films based on video games
This article provides lists of films based on video games.
- 1 Theatrical releases
- 2 Television films
- 3 Direct-to-video
- 4 Short films
- 5 Documentaries on video games
- 6 Films with plots centered on video games
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Title Release date Original game publisher Regions released Super Mario Bros.: Peach-Hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen! July 20, 1986 Nintendo JP Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture July 16, 1994 SNK JP, NA Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie August 6, 1994 Capcom JP, NA, PAL Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back July 18, 1998 Nintendo JP, NA, PAL Pokémon: The Movie 2000 - The Power of One July 17, 1999 Nintendo JP, NA, PAL Pokémon 3: The Movie - Spell of the Unown July 8, 2000 Nintendo JP, NA, PAL Pokémon 4Ever - Celebi, Voice of the Forest July 7, 2001 Nintendo JP, NA, PAL Pokémon Heroes July 13, 2002 Nintendo JP, NA, PAL Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker July 19, 2003 Nintendo JP, NA, PAL Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys July 22, 2004 Nintendo JP, NA, PAL Air February 5, 2005 Key JP, NA Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew July 16, 2005 Nintendo JP, NA, PAL Final Fantasy VII Advent Children September 14, 2005 Square JP, NA, PAL Forbidden Siren February 9, 2006 Sony Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea July 15, 2006 Nintendo JP, NA, PAL Animal Crossing December 16, 2006 Nintendo JP Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai July 14, 2007 Nintendo JP, NA, PAL Clannad September 15, 2007 Key JP OneChanbara April 26, 2008 D3 Like a Dragon June 23, 2008 Sega Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior July 19, 2008 Nintendo JP, NA, PAL Resident Evil: Degeneration October 18, 2008 Capcom JP, NA, PAL Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life July 18, 2009 Nintendo JP, NA, PAL Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva December 19, 2009 Level-5 JP, PAL Pokémon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions July 18, 2010 Nintendo JP Tekken: Blood Vengeance July 26, 2011 Namco JP, NA Gyakuten Saiban 2012 Capcom JP Resident Evil: Damnation 2012 Capcom JP
Title Release date Rotten Tomatoes score Box Office Original game publisher Super Mario Bros. May 28, 1993 13% $20,915,465 Nintendo Double Dragon November 4, 1994 0% $2,341,309 Technōs Japan Street Fighter December 23, 1994 13% $99,423,521 Capcom Mortal Kombat August 18, 1995 35% $122,195,920 Midway Games Mortal Kombat: Annihilation November 21, 1997 7% $51,376,861 Midway Wing Commander March 12, 1999 11% $11,578,059 Origin Systems Tekken November 5, 2009 TBC $967,369 Namco Lara Croft: Tomb Raider June 15, 2001 19% $274,703,340 Eidos Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within July 4, 2001 43% $85,131,830 Square Resident Evil March 15, 2002 34% $102,441,078 Capcom House of the Dead February 15, 2003 4% $13,818,181 Sega Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life July 25, 2003 24% $156,505,388 Eidos Resident Evil: Apocalypse September 10, 2004 20% $129,394,835 Capcom Alone in the Dark January 28, 2005 1% $10,442,808 Infogrames Doom October 21, 2005 19% $55,987,321 id Software BloodRayne January 6, 2006 4% $3,650,275 Majesco Silent Hill April 21, 2006 29% $97,607,453 Konami DOA: Dead or Alive April 13, 2007 34% $7,516,532 Tecmo Postal July 21, 2007 8% $146,741 Ripcord Games Resident Evil: Extinction September 21, 2007 22% $147,717,833 Capcom Hitman November 21, 2007 14% $99,965,792 Eidos In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale January 11, 2008 4% $13,097,915 Microsoft Game Studios Max Payne October 17, 2008 16% $85,761,789 Gathering of Developers Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li February 25, 2009 17% $12,764,201 Capcom Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time May 28, 2010 36% $335,154,643 Ubisoft Resident Evil: Afterlife September 10, 2010 25% $296,221,663 Capcom Silent Hill: Revelation 3D 2012 TBC TBC Konami Resident Evil: Retribution September 14, 2012 TBC TBC Capcom
Title Release date Original game publisher Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf December 23, 1992 SNK Samurai Shodown: The Motion Picture March 4, 1993 SNK Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle June 30, 1993 SNK Art of Fighting December 23, 1993 SNK Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns December 30, 2000 Nintendo House of the Dead II October 14, 2005 Sega Pokémon: The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon April 29, 2006 Nintendo Clannad October 4, 2007 Key Clannad ~After Story~ October 3, 2008 Key Red Faction: Origins June 2011 THQ
Title Release date Original game publisher Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals 1994 Square Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins 1995 Midway Battle Arena Toshinden 1996 Sony Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie May 31, 1996 Sega Tekken: The Motion Picture 1997 Namco Voltage Fighters: Gowcaizer the Movie 1997 SNK Welcome to Pia Carrot (OVA) 1997 Cocktail Soft Welcome to Pia Carrot 2 (OVA) 1998 Cocktail Soft Street Fighter Alpha: The Movie 1999 Capcom Welcome to Pia Carrot 2 DX 1999 Cocktail Soft Samurai Spirits 2: Asura Zanmaden December 22, 1999 SNK Sin: The Movie October 24, 2000 Activision ZOE: 2167 IDOLO March 1, 2001 Konami Sakura Wars: The Movie December 22, 2001 Sega Nakoruru ~Ano hito kara no okurimono~ May 25, 2002 SNK Welcome to Pia Carrot - Sayaka’s Love Story October 19, 2002 Cocktail Soft Galerians: Rion April 24, 2004 ASCII Kirby: Fright to the Finish!! June 14, 2005 Nintendo Last Order: Final Fantasy VII September 14, 2005 Square Street Fighter Alpha: Generations October 25, 2005 Capcom Dead Space: Downfall October 17, 2008 Electronic Arts Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Complete June 7, 2009 Square Street Fighter IV: The Ties That Bind 2009 Capcom Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic February 9, 2010 Electronic Arts Halo Legends February 16, 2010 Microsoft Game Studios Ultramarines: The Movie December 13, 2010 Games Workshop / THQ Dead Space: Aftermath January 25, 2011 Electronic Arts
Title Release date Original game publisher Like a Dragon: Prologue March 24, 2006 Sega BloodRayne 2: Deliverance September 18, 2007 Majesco Alone in the Dark II September 25, 2008 Infogrames Far Cry October 2, 2008 Ubisoft Onechanbara: The Movie - Vortex 2009 D3 The King of Fighters November 4, 2009 SNK Tekken November 5, 2009 Namco BloodRayne: The Third Reich November 5, 2010 Majesco
Cut scenes from video games edited together to resemble a film.
Title Release date Original game publisher Shenmue: The Movie 2001 Sega Xenosaga: The Movie 2004 Namco Metal Gear Solid: Existence 2006 Konami Red Dead Redemption: The Man from Blackwater 2010 Rockstar Metroid Other M: The Movie 2010 Nintendo
Initially created without the involvement or consent of the game publisher.
Title Release date "Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy" September 27, 2009 "The Hero of Time" December 14, 2009 "Mega Man" May 7, 2010
Listed below are original short films released on the internet.
Produced or commissioned by the game publisher.
Title Release date Original game publisher "Run the Gauntlet" (Driv3r) Atari "The King of Fighters: Another Day" December 2, 2005 SNK "Deep Dive" (Kingdom Hearts) March 2007 Square Enix "Halo: Landfall" October 30, 2007 Microsoft Game Studios "Heavenly Sword" November 29, 2007 Sony "Sonic: Night of the Werehog" November 21, 2008 Sega "Kijuju" (Resident Evil 5) Capcom "Assassin's Creed: Lineage" October 26, 2009 Ubisoft "Bright Falls" April 26, 2010 - May 13, 2010 Microsoft Game Studios "Mortal Kombat: Rebirth" June 8, 2010 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment "Zombrex Dead Rising Sun" (Dead Rising 2) August 4, 2010 - August 25, 2010 Capcom "Mortal Kombat: Legacy" April 12, 2011 - July 24, 2011 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Initially created without the involvement or consent of the game publisher.
Title Release date "Half-Life: Escape from City 17" February 13, 2009 "Street Fighter: Legacy" May 6, 2010 "Manhunt 3" TBC "Pokémon Apokélypse" September 20, 2010
Documentaries on video games
Title Release date Subject 8BIT[spam link?] 2006 The intersections of video games, art, and music Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade 2007 The golden age of video arcade games The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters August 17, 2007 The rivalry between Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe over the Donkey Kong record high score Frag 2008 Professional video gaming Second Skin March 7, 2008 Follows seven people through the world of MMORPGs 'INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE 2011 A feature documentary about videogames, their creators and the craft
Title Original air date(s) Network Subject History of Video Games Discovery Asia Thumb Candy 2000 Channel 4 History of video games Game Makers 2002–2005 G4 Series on video game industry figures Tetris: From Russia With Love 2004 BBC Four History of the 1980s Tetris game phenomenon Video Game Invasion: The History of a Global Obsession 2004 GSN The Video Game Revolution 2004 PBS Game On!: The History of Videogames 2006 HLN The Wii and PlayStation 3 console launches I, Videogame 2007 Discovery Rise of the Video Game 2007 Discovery Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe 2009 BBC Four Cyberdreams/Cyberdrømme 2011 DK4 Denmark Danish documentary about the national eSports team competing in World Cyber Games
Title Release date Subject Game Over: Gender, Race & Violence in Video Games 2000 In the Game 2007 The game industry, technology, and the future of gaming Once Upon Atari 2007 FPS - Por dentro do virtual (Portuguese) 2009 Ethnographic research of an FPS gamers community
Films with plots centered on video games
- Tron (1982)
- Nightmares (1983) - The segment “Bishop of Battle” stars Emilio Estevez as a video game wizard who breaks into the arcade at night to get to the 13th level, in doing so he becomes part of the game.
- WarGames (1983) - Computer hacker breaks into military intelligence computer to play games, which almost starts a thermonuclear war.
- Cloak & Dagger (1984) - A young boy has secret plans given to him in the form of a video game cartridge, which he must protect from spies.
- The Last Starfighter (1984) - A boy, who is very good at a video game in his trailer park, finds himself recruited to be a pilot for an alien defense force just like the game he plays.
- The Dungeonmaster (1985) - A computer whiz is drawn into a series of realistic simulations by a demonic wizard who considers him a worthy adversary. Armed with his wrist-mounted X-CaliBR8 computer, he must solve the puzzles and rescue his girlfriend.
- Kung-fu Master!/Le petit amour (1988) - A love story between a 40 years old woman (Jane Birkin) and a 15 year old Kung-Fu Master addict. Directed by Agnès Varda.
- The Wizard (1989) - A boy with mental problems decides to run away to compete in a video game contest and his brother helps him hitchhike to the tournament. Features numerous NES video games, primarily Super Mario Bros 3 before its American release.
- Arcade (1993) - A teenager has to battle inside of a deadly virtual reality video game, in order to save her friends.
- Brainscan (1994) - A teenager is sent a mysterious computer game that uses hypnosis to make the game the most horrifying experience imaginable. He stops playing, only to find evidence that the murders depicted in the game actually happened.
- Nirvana (1997) - A computer game designer, finds that his latest video game has a virus which has given consciousness to the main character of the game, Solo.
- eXistenZ (1999) - plot centred around a virtual reality game.
- Avalon (2001) - Science fiction film centered on a war-themed, virtual reality MMO under the same title. Directed by Mamoru Oshii.
- Arcade Gamer Fubuki (2002) - A Japanese high school student named Fubuki faces off against an organization who is against her.
- Game Over (2003) - Uses footage from five different Digital Pictures games.
- Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) - Carmen Cortez is caught in a virtual reality game designed by their new nemesis, the Toymaker. Juni, her little brother, goes into the game to save her as well as beta players and the world.
- GameBox 1.0 (2004) - A video game tester must fight to escape from a video game that has become all too real.
- Grandma’s Boy (2006) - A 35 year old game tester develops a game in secret only to have someone at work try to steal it.
- La Máquina de Bailar (2006) - (The Dancing Machine) A Spanish movie focused on culture of Dance Dance Revolution.
- Stay Alive (2006) - Friends start dying just like they did in a video game they all played.
- Ben X (2007) - The main character Ben is an autistic boy obsessed with an MMORPG called ArchLord. He plays the game to escape being bullied and has one online friend named Scarlite. He considers suicide until he meets Scarlite in person.
- Press Start (2007) - Average suburban youth Zack Nimbus is recruited by an ill-tempered ninja and a tough-as-nails space soldier to save the world from a tyrannical, but comically insecure, sorcerer. References to many classic video games.
- WarGames: The Dead Code (2008) - is a sequel to the 1983 thriller film WarGames.
- Gamer (2009) - A man has to save humanity from being enslaved by an MMO.
- Assault Girls (2009) - Three girls in an MMO team up to win a boss battle. Directed by Mamoru Oshii.
- Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) - Action comedy film rife with video game references and plot conceit similar to fighting games.
- Tron: Legacy (2010)
- RPG: Metanoia (2010)
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