Best movies based on video games

As technology has progressed, video games have become a beloved storytelling medium in their own right. So why not take things a step forward, and adapt bestselling games into films? Over the years, more and more filmmakers have done so, some with more success than others.

As its full title suggests, “Mewtwo Strikes Back” marks the first feature-length Pokémon film. In the movie, Ash, Misty, Brock, and Pikachu must face off against the bioengineered Pokémon Mewtwo, who resents the scientists planning to experiment upon him and declares war on humans.

#15. ‘Pokémon: The First Movie – Mewtwo Strikes Back’ (1998)

Who would’ve thought that an app about launching birds at green pigs would become a feature film franchise? That’s exactly what happened with “The Angry Birds Movie,” which expands on its source material to tell the story of a misfit bird named Red (Jason Sudeikis).

#14. ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ (2016)

Based on the popular third-person shooter game of the same name, “Hitman” stars Timothy Olyphant as Agent 47, an assassin raised from childhood to serve the shadowy Organization.

#13. ‘Hitman’ (2007)

In the third installment of the “Resident Evil” franchise, protagonist Alice (Milla Jovovich) deals with the superhuman powers she possesses as the result of experimentation by the evil Umbrella Corp.

#12. ‘Resident Evil: Extinction’ (2007)

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