10. BATTLESHIP (2012)
It’s not out yet, but we’re intrigued by this board game gone Hollywood. Liam Neeson is playing the main captain and Rihanna makes her acting debut! Let’s see how and if they include the line, “You sunk my battleship.”
9. STREET FIGHTER: THE LEGEND OF CHUN-LI (2009)
We love the character of Chun-Li, the video game and Kristin Kreuk. It’s just a shame none of those elements were put to good use in this big screen adaptation.
8. PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME (2010)
Between the game’s storyline and the cast of Ben Kingsley, Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton, this could have rocked. It didn’t live up to the hype, but it did deliver some spectacular action scenes.
7. STREET FIGHTER (1994)
Who would have thought that movie makers could put together a plot from this game? We certainly didn’t, though most of the props have to go to Jean Claude Van Damme for playing Capcom’s famous character, Guile.
6. SUPER MARIO BROS. (1993)
Let’s be honest: the games are universally awesome. Even though watching this is as annoying as waiting for your turn to play, it’s one of the best (and first) game-to-movie that’s ever happened.
5. REAL STEEL (2011)
While there was never an announcement that this was based on the classic ROCK ‘EM, SOCK ‘EM ROBOTS game, there are just too many similarities that we can’t shake: the titles start with an R and an S and humans fight as robots.
4. JUMANJI (1995)
Yes, okay. So this was based on a movie about a board game. You can’t say “movie” and “game” in the same sentence without thinking of JUMANJI though! It’s too much of a Robin William classic to be discounted.
3. FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRITS WITHIN (2001)
This still holds the record for the most expensive video game-inspired film ever made. On top of the ahead-of-its-time visual effects, FF had Alec Baldwin, Donald Sutherland, James Woods and Steve Buscemi lending their voices.
2. LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER (2001)
Before PRINCE OF PERSIA, this was the world’s highest grossing video game to film adaptation. And even though it’s been out for over a decade, we’re still in awe of Angelina Jolie’s butt-kicking abilities.
1. CLUE (1985)
When it comes to movie adaptations of games, CLUE is easily, and will probably always be, the best. The characters leap off the cards and are portrayed exactly as you would imagine them. Plus, making the mystery about a gentleman named Mr. Boddy is just too clever.