Gizmodo Movie Night: The Best Video Game Movies, And Movies That Should Have Video Games

Here are the best (and worst) video game movies, and movies that gamers will like, streaming online right now.

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Since it's really hard to find half-decent streaming movies that are actually about games, we've broadened the list to include some badass titles like Zombieland and The Fifth Element that we think should have had games made about them or as a tie-in.

We've re-jigged our existing Netflix Movie Night series, and brought in Australia's other popular subscription video on demand services — Stan and Presto — to give you a broader selection of movies and TV shows to enjoy. On all three services, you can watch from your tablet or smartphone, on your PC or laptop, through your Smart TV, or through a media streaming dongle like the Google Chromecast, although specifics can vary.

Stan costs a flat $10 per month, Netflix can cost from $9 to $15 per month, and Presto is $10 to $15 depending which package you choose.

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Tron: Legacy

Netflix: While probing his father's disappearance, Sam Flynn lands in a computerized world of enslaved gladiators, where his dad has been living for 20 years.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Pokemon: Indigo League

Netflix: After oversleeping on the day he's to choose his Pokémon, 10-year-old Ash Ketchum is stuck with the only one remaining: a strong-willed Pikachu.

Watch it now on Netflix.

The King Of Kong

Netflix: This quirky documentary follows two men who become bitter rivals as they each aim to achieve the high score at Donkey Kong.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Mortal Kombat

Netflix: To save the planet, a team of handpicked noble fighters faces down the minions of an evil emperor in a deadly, fantastical combat tournament.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

Netflix: This live-action adventure based on the popular video game follows a freshman cadet through a battle to save his school from alien invaders.

Watch it now on Netflix.


Mad Max: Fury Road

Stan: Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa.

Watch it now on Stan.

Total Recall

Stan: When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or does he?

Watch it now on Stan.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Stan: An ancient Ring has been found, and through a twist in fate has been given to a Hobbit named Frodo. When Gandalf discovers the Ring is in fact the One Ring, Frodo must make a quest to Mount Doom in order to destroy it!

Watch it now on Stan.

The Fifth Element

Stan: New York cab driver Korben Dallas didn't mean to be a hero, but he just picked up the kind of fare that only comes along every five thousand years: A perfect beauty, a perfect being, a perfect weapon.

Watch it now on Stan.


The Horde

Presto: In order to avenge the murder of one of their own by a gang of ruthless gangsters, four corrupt cops go on a rampage in a condemned building which serves as the mobsters' hangout.

Watch it now on Presto.

Batman Begins

Presto: Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham and unveils his alter-ego: Batman, a masked crusader who uses his strength, intellect and high tech deceptions to fight the sinister forces that threaten the city.

Watch it now on Presto.

The Fast And The Furious

Presto: An undercover cop infiltrates a street-racing gang led by Dom Toretto whose fans treat him like a rock star. Dirty money, big-rig hijacking and high-octane action rev up this thrill ride.

Watch it now on Presto.


Presto: The most frightened guy on Earth leads a motley crew of survivors in a world overrun by zombies.

Watch it now on Presto.

Disclosure: Stan is a 50/50 joint venture between Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media. Allure Media, the company which publishes Gizmodo Australia, is also owned by Fairfax.

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