By now, you’ve probably heard the joyous news that we’ve added video game rentals to Blockbuster By Mail subscription plans at no extra cost. That’s right! You can get games mailed to you just by adding them to your Queue like movies. Find out more on our lovely games page.
We’re naturally pretty excited about this, as are many of our customers. And since the only way I know how to express my joy about new things is to make a corresponding list of movies, here’s a list of video game movies to add to your Queue. Along with some actual video games. Because that’s how we roll now.
By far my favorite movie on this list. Maybe it’s mostly nostalgia, because I was around the same age as Fred Savage when the movie was released. Or maybe because it heavily featured the Nintendo Power Glove. But probably because the movie is just plain awesome.
The movie was okay, but it certainly is not as scary as playing Resident Evil was the first time. It just shows you how much more involved you are while playing a game than watching a movie.
Wow this is a bad movie. But bad in such a way that I’m fascinated by it. Every time it’s on TV, I stop to watch a little bit. I can’t help it.
Another movie that’s not going to win any awards, but I loved the game as a kid, and it was interesting to watch the story as a film. Also, the Kilrathi (man alien bad guys — no YOU’RE the nerd!) look hilarious. And it’s nice to see Matthew Lillard still benefiting from his turn in Scream.
Super Mario Bros.
It’s incredibly weird, but then, when you think about it, so is the game. I mean, a plumber is sent to a magic kingdom full of fungus and has to save a princess from a giant dinosaur guy?
The Last Starfighter
See — playing video games isn’t a waste of time. It’s training for the almost certain eventuality of needing to defend the solar system from hostile aliens. In your face, mom!
This movie gave me a bit of a complex when I was younger. One minute, you’re just playing a game, then next you’re starting a nuclear war. That’s a lot of pressure when you’re eight.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
It’s out today, and I can’t wait to see it. The video game styling/art direction looks fantastic.