Video games are a big part of many children’s (and even adult’s) lives. This could be part of the reason why they have made their way onto the big screen in recent years. Below is a shortlist of some of the best movies about video games made in the 2010s.
Pixels (2015) is a fun movie produced by Heather Parry and starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James, in which aliens watch video feeds of video games. Instead of knowing that they are just games, the aliens think they are a threat of violence and a declaration of war!
This movie is rated PG-13 (mostly for language) but can be enjoyed by the whole family. It uses a mix of CGI and live-action acting, which makes this one of a kind.
Wreck-It Ralph (2012) is an animated film, directed and written by Rich Moore and starring John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman as the primary voice actors. In this film, Ralph is a video game antagonist who wants to prove he can be good. He makes friends with a character from another video game, Vanellope. Together, they work to save Vanellope’s video game.
This movie is rated PG, making it’s great for children to watch. It was also a hit, earning 33 awards, and even being nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
Ready Player One
Ready Player One (2018), directed by Steven Speilberg and starring Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke, tells the story of teenagers who spend much of their time playing VR games. When their online world is threatened, they must team up with other gamers to save the game.
This movie is based on a book with the same name, written by Ernest Cline. The movie uses a compelling mix of CGI and live-action acting to tell the story. It is rated PG-13, making it a great fit for teens.
If you love video games, check out these movies pronto! You are sure to get a kick out of them, and maybe get a jonesing to game too!