View Poll Results: Top-10 Movies With A Video Game Tie-In

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  • CLUE

    0 0%
  • Joysticks

    2 7.41%
  • Midnight Madness

    1 3.70%
  • Silent Hill

    2 7.41%
  • Cloak & Dagger

    1 3.70%
  • Super Mario Bros.

    0 0%
  • The Last Starfighter

    3 11.11%
  • TRON

    10 37.04%
  • The Wizard

    2 7.41%
  • Wargames

    4 14.81%
  • Resident Evil

    1 3.70%
  • Nightmares - The Bishop of Battle

    1 3.70%
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    Default 12/10 Top-10 Movies with a Video Game Tie-In

    We forgot Star Wars and almost forgot to post our Top-10 Poll for December

    Well here ya go. VOTE VOTE VOTE!

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    I've gone for Wargames. Loved it as a kid and still love the film now. Plugging your dial phone into a box, now that's hacking. Saw the recent follow up film the other day, that wasn't so good.

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    I'm not done with the top 10 yet, but I hate to break it to ya ... it wasn't Ron Jeremy who played Mario in the TV show. It was Lou Alabano.

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    On a whim I picked up Joysticks from ebay a couple years ago. Never saw it in the day, but I knew it contained boobs and video games, so of course I wanted to. Pretty terrible movie, but entertaining nonetheless. So bad it's good.

    I also loved Cloak & Dagger - I must have seen that a dozen times. I saw it recently and it wasn't nearly as good as I remembered, but I still liked it for nostalgic reasons (plus the Cloak & Dagger game always looked cool). The scenes in the local mom & pop computer store really bring me back, I used to go to them all the time.

    Clue is an awesome movie, but the video game tie-in seems like a bit of a stretch. I guess I'll have to listen to find out more...

    I like the Resident Evil movie franchise - not great films, but much better than most of the movies based on games. I always enjoy seeing zombies get blasted. The games series (at least up until 5) has been one of my all time favorites as well.

    I have to vote Tron. It was just a unique look into how revolutionary and mysterious personal computers seemed back then. I saw it recently and was surprised how well it held up. Plus, Space Paranoids. The Tron arcade and Intellivision games were great, and some of the more recent Tron games have been good, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BydoEmpire73 View Post
    I like the Resident Evil movie franchise - not great films, but much better than most of the movies based on games. I always enjoy seeing zombies get blasted. The games series (at least up until 5) has been one of my all time favorites as well.
    That's what I voted for. They're not exactly great movies, but they are pretty damn cool "sit down with a tub of popcorn on a Saturday afternoon/night, watch, and have a good time" ...

    That and anything with Milla Jovovich is an automatic step up in my book.
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    I voted for The Last Starfighter. Loved it growing up. I thought the computerized special effects were so awesome at that time. Imagine getting the high score of an arcade game only to find out it was a recruiting tool to help fight off an evil alien tyrant and his "Armada." Cool!

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    I can't do it. I can't bring myself to vote at all on this one.

    There are too many films on the list that have burned themselves too deeply into my childhood psyche, too many that combined my love of games and of film. Not necessarily great films or even good ones, simply those that are significant to me in some way. Midnight Madness. Joysticks. Bishop of Battle. Brings me back to that time and regresses me even more than seeing Peter Davison as Doctor Who.

    I am looking forward to hearing the top ten, if for no other reason than to confirm that someone else on the planet besides myself has seen and remembers those three.

    If I were to add one it would be Krull, I suppose. Not much of a tie in aside from the Atari 2600 game, but I always thought it had a sort of gaming feel to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Bennett View Post
    I can't do it. I can't bring myself to vote at all on this one.

    There are too many films on the list that have burned themselves too deeply into my childhood psyche, too many that combined my love of games and of film. Not necessarily great films or even good ones, simply those that are significant to me in some way. Midnight Madness. Joysticks. Bishop of Battle. Brings me back to that time and regresses me even more than seeing Peter Davison as Doctor Who.

    I am looking forward to hearing the top ten, if for no other reason than to confirm that someone else on the planet besides myself has seen and remembers those three.

    If I were to add one it would be Krull, I suppose. Not much of a tie in aside from the Atari 2600 game, but I always thought it had a sort of gaming feel to it.
    (Head Smack) KRULL! Another one we completely missed! Good call!

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    midnight madness is fantastic.

    a few things that should be mentioned about the movie


    - the screen debut of michael j fox
    - stephen furst (flounder from animal house) plays the bad guy
    - at the arcade, you can see a death race cab ( http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_de...p?game_id=7541 ). this game, loosely based on roger corman's death race 2000, was banned for its violent content

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisbid View Post
    midnight madness is fantastic.

    a few things that should be mentioned about the movie


    - the screen debut of michael j fox
    - stephen furst (flounder from animal house) plays the bad guy
    - at the arcade, you can see a death race cab ( http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_de...p?game_id=7541 ). this game, loosely based on roger corman's death race 2000, was banned for its violent content
    Ya, I can't believe we failed to mention the Michael J. Fox bit.

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