Worst Video Game Movies

Super Mario Brothers (1993)

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The first major film based on a game is also among the worst ever. We're not sure what's worse: Jon Leguizamo failing to sport a moustache as an undersized Luigi, or Dennis Hopper's cheap Halloween makeup. Mama Mia!

Double Dragon (1994)

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Featuring a pre-"Party of Five" Scott Wolf and a post-"Terminator 2" Robert Patrick, this weak action effort was the first in a long line of films based on video games that didn’t really have a plot. Fine for a button-masher, not so fine for a film.

Street Fighter (1994)

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Boasting acting great Raul Julia, karate king Jean-Claude Van Damme and pop diva Kylie Minogue, you'd think this fighting flick would have at least packed some punch. And you'd be wrong. Critics smacked it into the bargain bin faster than you can holler "Hadooken!"

Wing Commander (1999)

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In space, no one can hear you scream. In theaters, everyone can hear you scream for your money back. So lame was this intergalactic epic, it marked the beginning of a career slide for Freddie Prinze Jr.... although to be fair, he couldn't have landed this jalopy with "Sully" Sullenberger as his wingman.

House of the Dead (2003)

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Like its shambling stars, this abhorrent action romp based on a light gun game was desperately in need of some brains. It was also the first of many adaptations to be helmed by the king of bad video game films, German director Uwe Boll. Hailed by some as the worst video game film of all time -- and we're not going to argue.

Alone in the Dark (2005)

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Second verse, same as the first! Uwe Boll's follow-up film enjoyed a bigger budget and some much bigger stars (Christian Slater, Tara Reid), but such luxuries couldn't save this supernatural sucker from utter disaster. Panned by critics and avoided by moviegoers, it was quite lonely, indeed.

Dead or Alive (2006)

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Ever wonder what Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon would have looked like if it starred Jamie Pressley as a white-trash wrestler and Eric Roberts as a billionaire svengali? Wonder no more. Loosely based on a plot-less fighting franchise, it grossed only $260,000 in its first week of release. Dead or Alive? More like Dead on Arrival.

Bloodrayne (2006)

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Great actors claim that they do it for the love of the craft, but we get the feeling those fat paychecks help a bit, too. What else could explain legendary thespian Ben Kingsley's involvement in this abysmal Uwe Boll vampire flick? Nominated for a whopping six Golden Raspberry Awards!

Silent Hill (2006)

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Despite claiming the number one spot in its opening weekend, this befuddling horror film was mocked by critics for being too confusing for even fans of the game to follow. Still, most agreed that it looked good, which is more than we can say for most of Silent Hill's nasty inhabitants.

In the Name of the King: Dungeon Siege (2008)

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The A-listers lined up to appear in Uwe Boll's lame "Lord of the Rings" ripoff, but even the likes of Ray Liotta, Burt Reynolds and Jason Statham couldn't save it from the gallows. Bonus points for actually hiding the game name (Dungeon Siege) in its verbose title.

Postal (2008)

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Some would call Uwe Boll's latest affront to filmmaking a shining example of political satire. Others would call it downright lousy. We'd tell you to see it and decide for yourself, but we agree with the second group. Return to sender.

  • mienftw
  • November 22, 2009, 8:15 pm
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    Hey, Silent Hill was pretty damn good!

    Agreed, but the sequel was a piece of shit.
    - Ertrov December 23, 2012, 4:03 am
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    Doom failed miserably... they did NOT follow the story at all... They were demons from hell, not genetically enhanced things... They need to do a remake that has Sgt. Badass killing all those demons and going to hell to stop that invasion....

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    Mario Bros..... I watched that movie a month ago.... someone was on drugs when they made that movie.... seriously....

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    I will second that - My wife even enjoyed Silent Hill, and had no clue that it was a Video Game , where is 'DOOM' ? that piece of shit is still causing me lower abdominal pain....

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    i liked doom

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    i kinda liked hitman tho lol

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  • 1

    cmon, the mario brothers movie, and street fighter movie are so cheazy that they are amazingly epic. of coarse they suck, but thats why they are so good. like old claymation horror films.
    and I didnt think silent hill was bad at all.

    • Zink
    • November 23, 2009, 7:00 am
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    i agree it was a good film

    • stewiz
    • November 23, 2009, 9:23 am
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    Yes, Silent Hill was epic. Worst of them all was Dungeon Siege. OMFGWTFBBQ! They destroyed one of my favorite games of all time. Don't watch it. Save yourselves! But check you Dungeon Siege. Old but epic game.

    • mienftw
    • November 23, 2009, 1:13 pm
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    Anyone seen the Nostalgic Critic on some of these, prty dam funny. Also, wat about the Mortal Kombat series

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    Where is Hitman on this list?

    • Ruleb
    • May 1, 2010, 11:29 am
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    Worst? Silent Hill was great...

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    Mario Bros. doesn't belong on the list, same with Silent Hill.

    Doom should be up there at #1, primarily because of their wannabe first person scene.

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    more power to you if you like mario bros, but it was and is a box office flop that tried to cash in on the name and name alone. it was/is a BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD movie.

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    I'm surpised none of the Resident Evil movies were on this list (with the exception of Degeneration)

    I was unaware of this secret society of Resident Evil-loving lesbians.
    - Ertrov December 23, 2012, 4:05 am
    Any time you have an action movie/show where the lead is played by a woman. Example zena warrior princess
    - johnecash December 23, 2012, 9:59 am
    That's not baseless stereotyping at all, I'm sure.
    - Ertrov December 23, 2012, 5:57 pm
    If it is, it was a lesbian who explained it to me. I just agree with her
    - johnecash December 23, 2012, 7:23 pm
    So, by that logic, the main fanbase for Batman is comprised of gay men.
    - Ertrov December 23, 2012, 7:47 pm
    Not sure, never been something I thought about. Let me ask my gay friends.
    - johnecash December 23, 2012, 8:36 pm
    That was a joke.
    - Ertrov December 23, 2012, 9:02 pm
    Not sure what the punch line is?
    - johnecash December 24, 2012, 5:07 pm
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    Mario was bad, very very bad. i try to forget i ever say it...

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    i would have to disagree with you. let me put it too you this way, Street Fighter were so bad, it not only killed raul julia's career, it killed raul julia.

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    DOOM is amazing. but the film was a terrible adaption. not following the story line like kradon said, but it just didnt have the 'thing' which made DOOM DOOM

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    Double Dragon and Street Fighter are two of the greatest movies I've seen, next to Black Hawk Down and the Breakfast Club. The animated series of Street Fighter on G4 is pretty damn good too. Everything else? Forget about it... DOOM was horrible, Alone in the Dark and Silent Hill bored me, and I absolutely hated the Resident Evil movies.

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    Everyone knows (or should know) that no video games can make good movies, but movies can make some good video games.

    That right there is incorrect all games based off movies were absolute crap
    - jelloinhair January 26, 2012, 11:26 pm
    A: I see I'm not the only one that brings a thread back from the dead, lol
    B: Alien vs Predator was a better game then movie, GoldenEye on the N64 was one of the best first person shooters available for many years and Star Wars KOTOR was a great game (although not based directly off the movies so it may not count :P )... so not ALL games based on movies are crap ;)
    - tempfaux January 26, 2012, 11:41 pm
    Play Spider-man 2 on the PS2. Realize how wrong you were.
    - Ertrov December 23, 2012, 4:06 am
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    Yeah Hitman was great and the movie was pretty damn good.

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    Yeah Hitman was great and the movie was pretty damn good.

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    Post should have read all Video Game movies are awful....And Comic, and most novels made into movies...

    The Dark Knight Trilogy, The Avengers, Superman the Movie, Superman 2, X-men and X-men 2, Watchmen, 300... there are a lot of great comic book movies.
    - Ertrov December 23, 2012, 4:07 am
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    I totally loved Mario Bros !!!

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    I love 1, 2 and 3 !!!! <3

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    I used to love Mario Bros when I was a kid haha

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    I hate Resident Evil Movies, but I believe the first Silent Hill movie wasn't bad!

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  • 0

    What about tekken? that also wasn't a good movie.

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  • -1

    the resident movies might not of made the list due to its cult following.... of lesbians. i hate to say this is not a joke.

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  • -7

    ha fag

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