Top 10 Video Game Movies Released from 2000-2010

We all watch movies, and which is the “best” is a matter of opinion really. Most video game movies are shit, but they’re guilty pleasures for many of us. Here are the top 10 video game movies from 2000-2010. Don’t forget to check out other lists throughout Thought for Your Penny.

10. Doom (2005) 19% at Rotten Tomatoes

Find Doom on IMDB 
Find Doom on Amazon
Find Doom on eBay

It has The Rock, and it’s so bad, it’s good. In the early days of first-person shooters, Doom outshone Wolfenstein and Duke Nukem to become a classic on many systems (I even had it on my Sega 32X). It was also long the game used to benchmark computers in professional reviews. They do their best here, and it’s worth watching if you really love the game.

Rating: R
Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike

9. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) 20% at Rotten Tomatoes

Find Tomb Raider on IMDB 
Find Tomb Raider on Amazon
Find Tomb Raider on eBay

In a story of things coming full circle, Lara Croft was initially a generic Indiana Jones who then went on to star in her own movie that became copied by Indy. Great little adventure, even if only to watch Jolie run around with video game boobs.

Rating: PG-13
Director: Simon West
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Iain Glen

8. BloodRayne (2006) 4% at Rotten Tomatoes

Find BloodRayne on IMDB 
Find BloodRayne on Amazon
Find BloodRayne on eBay

While this movie (like most video game adaptations) was critically panned and commercially avoided, BloodRayne has a great cast, and it’s very watchable if you love the series enough. At a bare minimum, it’s fun to watch chicks with video game boobs.

Rating: R
Director: Uwe Boll
Starring: Kristanna Loken, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Rodriguez

7. Far Cry (2008) 12% at Rotten Tomatoes

Find Far Cry on IMDB 
Find Far Cry on Amazon
Find Far Cry on eBay

Far Cry is one of the most beautiful games if you have the right graphics card, and it’s become more and more popular over the years. Boll, an obvious gamer, thought he’d capitalize on the popularity with this movie about a special forces mercenary investigating a secret military island base.

Rating: R
Director: Uwe Boll
Starring: Til Schweiger, Natalia Avelon, Emmanuelle Vaugier

6. Silent Hill (2006) 29% at Rotten Tomatoes

Find Silent Hill on IMDB 
Find Silent Hill on Amazon
Find Silent Hill on eBay

Pyramid Head is easily the dumbest video game creature invented. He looks like a hi-res version of an unfinished 8-bit character…but then he silently looks at you and you realize how big that motherfucker is. Hope that lady is ready to run.

Rating: R
Director: Christophe Gans
Starring: Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Sean Bean

5. DOA: Dead or Alive (2006) 33% at Rotten Tomatoes

Find Dead or Alive on IMDB 
Find Dead or Alive on Amazon
Find Dead or Alive on eBay

Love it or hate it, Dead or Alive was always known for overly sexualizing female fighters. This movie is not even close to the worst thing that came from that franchise. In fact, it’s the easiest way to relive going to your creepy friend’s house to play half-naked beach volleyball with him in this series.

Rating: PG-13
Director: Corey Yuen
Starring: Jaime Pressly, Devon Aoki, Sarah Carter

4. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005) 33% at Rotten Tomatoes

Find Advent Children on IMDB 
Find Advent Children on Amazon
Find Advent Children on eBay

Square Enix has long been dropping jaws with its graphics capabilities, and this continuation of the FF7 story of Cloud and Sephiroth is important for several reasons. The first FF movie sucked (although looked amazing), and FF7 is the most popular storyline that warranted a rare sequel.

Rating: PG-13
Director: Tetsuya Nomura, Takeshi Nozue
Starring: Takahiro Sakurai, Ayumi Ito, Shotaro Morikubo

3. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) 97% at Rotten Tomatoes

Find The King of Kong on IMDB 
Find The King of Kong on Amazon
Find The King of Kong on eBay

This documentary about die-hard gamers competing for records in classic arcade games is brilliant. It reminds you of just how long gaming has been around. Chuck versus Tom Sawyer (released a year later) is great supplemental viewing.

Rating: PG-13
Director: Seth Gordon
Starring: Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell, Mark Alpiger

2. Tekken (2010) 0% at Rotten Tomatoes

Find Tekken on IMDB 
Find Tekken on Amazon
Find Tekken on eBay

Of all the fighting game-based movies, Tekken animated movies are by far the best. That’s why this live action movie is so important and amazing. Although not as good as its animated brethren, it’s easily the best live-action fighting movie and a bar for the rest to clear.

Rating: R
Director: Dwight H. Little
Starring: Jon Foo, Kelly Overton, Cary-Hiroyuki

1. Resident Evil (2002) 34% at Rotten Tomatoes

Find Resident Evil on IMDB 
Find Resident Evil on Amazon
Find Resident Evil on eBay

The horror game that created so many imitators became a horror movie series that did the same. Resident Evil feels like the game in many aspects, pays homage to fans, and cleared a lane for so many other competitors. It’s not as scary as the PSVR experience, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Rating: R
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Ryan McCluskey

Versability

Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: