20 Movies Based Off Video Games That Are Terrible

Video games have evolved considerably since they first became popular in the 80’s. The momentum has shifted drastically from focusing purely on the gameplay to providing a story and visual experience that have considerable impact. The genre has therefore become yet another area for filmmakers to draw their source material from because Hollywood has clearly run out of original ideas. This has resulted in the conversion of some of the best games in the world into films and although this seems like a fun prospect, most film makers seem to miss the point of the original games and have muddled up some great franchises. Here is a list of 20 movies that are based on popular video games but failed miserably.

Double Dragon

This popular Sega game was launched in 1987 and has thrilled gamers for generations with multiple editions. The story focused on two brothers in possession of a powerful medallion which is being sought after by an evil gang leader who will stop at nothing to retrieve it. Although this seems like a reasonable arc for a movie, the result was a shoddy production filled with lazy dialogues, bad acting and horrible fight sequences.

Mortal Kombat 2

The first Mortal Kombat film was not the best action movie ever made, but it was definitely not the worst. It managed to capture the excitement and brutality of Mortal Kombat while focusing on some key popular characters. The second installment was absolutely unnecessary and simply muddled up the good work done by the first film.

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

The Final Fantasy series is perhaps one of the most beloved franchises of all time and it must be tempting to make a movie out of it. The animated attempt did not go down well with fans of the series and this helped ward off other film makers from attempting to make the live-action version of it.


Again, the first BloodRayne film was not the worst attempt at adapting the series. It featured some decent action set-pieces and a strong performance by Kristanna Loken. The second and third parts were absolutely unnecessary and managed to move ten steps back on the progress made by the first film.