Seven Good Movies Based on Video Games

1Best Films Based on Video Games

Video games and movies are fundamentally different.

This might seem like an obvious statement but it’s eluded far too many Hollywood executives who seem to believe you can turn a video game into a film just by throwing money at it. They’ve overlooked the fact that movies are a passive medium while video games are active. Not to mention that, more often than not, they feature protagonists who are merely a void for the player to pour themselves into. And, as a result there have been some awful, awful video game movies.

But, from time to time, Hollywood doesn’t mess up and puts out a game-based movie that does justice to the property it draws inspiration from. Here are seven such movies that are actually good.