The Best Video Game Movies of All Time
Video games have been adapted into movies for decades, but which ones stand out among the rest? We've compiled this list of the best video game movie adaptations, ranked by popularity.
Super Mario Brothers (1993)
In 1993, Nintendo released Super Mario Bros., an arcade game where players controlled Mario as he ran through levels collecting coins and rescuing Princess Peach. This was followed up with a film adaptation in 1995 starring Bob Hoskins as Mario. It's one of the most successful video game movie adaptations ever made.
Mortal Kombat (1995)
The first Mortal Kombat film was released in 1995, based on the popular fighting game series. The film starred Jean Claude Van Damme as Johnny Cage, who must fight his way out of hell to save Earth from being destroyed by the evil sorcerer Shang Tsung.
Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (1994)
In 1994, Warner Brothers released an animated adaptation of the popular fighting game franchise Street Fighter 2. The film stars Mike Tyson as Ryu Hayabusa, a Japanese martial artist who travels to America to train with American fighter Ken Masters.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013)
The story follows Goku, a young boy who has been training his whole life to become stronger than anyone else. He eventually learns he must travel back in time to stop the evil demon King Piccolo from destroying Earth.