Top 10 Games That Ripped Off Movies

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    I feel like I’ve seen this before...These are the games that are extremely derivative, heavily inspired by, take a lot of elements from or straight up ripped off some of your favorite movies - and that’s not always a bad thing. Welcome to and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Games That (Basically) Ripped Off Movies.

    00:28 #10. "Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2" (2009)
    01:17 #9. "God Of War Series" (2005)
    01:58 #8. "Grand Theft Auto Vice City" (2002)
    02:52 #7. "Uncharted Drake's Fortune" (2007)
    03:37 #6. "Halo Combat Evolved" (2001)
    04:21 #5. "Mass Effect 2" (2010)
    05:12 #4. "StarCraft " (1998)
    05:54 #3, #2 & #1: ????

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  • Top 10  Top Five  List  Rank  Gameplay  Video Games  Ripped Off  Call of Duty  Modern Warfare 2  MF2  God Of War  Grand Theft Auto  Vice City  Uncharted  Drake’s Fortune  Halo  Combat Evolved  StarCraft  Mortal Kombat  Max Payne  Dead Rising  Inspired by  Derivative  elements  copied  taken from  copied a movie  copied movies  ripped off movies  rip off  same story  similar story  

Comments • 822

  • Evander Holyfield
    Evander Holyfield 17 days ago

    phantasy star ripped off star wars

  • Rookie Fictioner
    Rookie Fictioner 28 days ago

    WatchMojo is clickbaiting... Dislike

  • Alejandro Delarge
    Alejandro Delarge 28 days ago

    What about Snatcher!? That game was the biggest ripp of ....Snatcher=BLADE RUNNER!!

  • Gōdon Gurando
    Gōdon Gurando 29 days ago

    The forgot COD: MW and COD: BO

  • AhnandOff
    AhnandOff 29 days ago

    So much butthurt, oh wait people already commented on this? Bitches.

  • spongeboy 397
    spongeboy 397 Month ago

    Star fox is a rip off of star wars

  • got no name
    got no name Month ago

    WatchMojo get your facts straight. Uncharted didn't rip off Indiana Jones, it was an inspiration.

  • Thuta Suan
    Thuta Suan 2 months ago

    Watchmojo making a list on something they know nothing of again

  • XxFierxX
    XxFierxX 3 months ago

    Iam sorry but StarCraft will always remind me more of Starship Troopers.

  • Brian Corvello
    Brian Corvello 3 months ago

    Inspired by Aliens?? Oh, come on! Starcraft is far more sophisticated! (Sorry, obligatory joke there...)

  • super coops
    super coops 3 months ago

    Naughty dog fanboys are pure cancer

  • Brandon gameng HD a
    Brandon gameng HD a 4 months ago

    Can you subscribe to me on YouTube

  • Thomas Anderson
    Thomas Anderson 5 months ago

    Warcraft is among other games heavily influenced by Lord of the rings.

  • Thomas Anderson
    Thomas Anderson 5 months ago

    Tomb Raider was published much earlier than Uncharted.

  • Genasiker
    Genasiker 5 months ago

    Fuck watchmojo

  • Oscar Salazar
    Oscar Salazar 6 months ago

    so just gonna ignore metal gear huh? also homage and ripoff are different.

  • Gannon
    Gannon 6 months ago

    Well did they rip it off, or did they get inspiration? I'm disappointed Watch Mojo SMH

  • Laurenţiu Roman
    Laurenţiu Roman 6 months ago

    How about a reverse? With movies based on videogames excluded. Like AVP the movie(s?) that were made after the games and messed up the Alien's timeline or the Logan of Us, or the scene in BVS that was a ripp-off or Arkham, John Wick as Max Payne or Crank as inspired by an unknown Rockstar franchise. Do not know if Star Wars should be included when it rips off it's own lore, but if that lore is being torn down as non canon...

  • Brian Ogilby
    Brian Ogilby 6 months ago

    WTF?! Uncharteds not a ripoff. Its a homage (and a great one at that) which helps explain why so many such as myself like it.

  • Tlot Pwist
    Tlot Pwist 6 months ago

    what a fucking far stretch you made for mass effect 2

  • ILikeGuns1992
    ILikeGuns1992 6 months ago

    So every story where you should gather forces to fight even greater force is inspired by Seven Samurai now?...

  • ILikeGuns1992
    ILikeGuns1992 6 months ago +3

    You use click bait title and instantly explain that this list is actually about games that draw inspiration from certain moves and this is 2 completely different things, you dirty corporate pigs...

  • A Fancy Cow
    A Fancy Cow 6 months ago

    this list just makes me so upset...

  • A Fancy Cow
    A Fancy Cow 6 months ago

    these dude need to know basic fuckin history and mythology.... god of war isn't a ripoff of clash of the Titans. clash of the Titans is s rippof of the old ass story Hercules. and also kratos is a real god.. and so are all the God's he fights. it'd be more of a ripoff on the story of Dante's inferno then the clash of the Titans. but also everyone isn't an obsessive self ABSORBED genius

  • A Fancy Cow
    A Fancy Cow 6 months ago

    I feel games that make reference to movies aren't really a ripoff, the Word is Reference. or ynow making s joke or hint or for the people who even notice. just an Easter egg

  • Andrew Grulke
    Andrew Grulke 6 months ago

    How can they call it ripping off when the movie and game share the EXACT SAME names. Mortal Kombat was not a rip off,

  • SHINOBI-03
    SHINOBI-03 7 months ago

    Wasn't Mortal Kombat based on Bloodsport?

  • Da HighGround
    Da HighGround 7 months ago

    Your ideas comes from what you have learned

  • Seth Davis
    Seth Davis 7 months ago


  • Siphon
    Siphon 7 months ago

    Change the title.

  • Grey Warden and Champion of Kirkwall

    It's hard to find media that wasn't inspired by/based on/paying hommage to other sources of media. And it's only a ripoff if it's completely copying the original with only changed barely enough to avoid a copyright infringement lawsuit.

  • Zac Irvin
    Zac Irvin 7 months ago

    Look...the Indiana Jones Franchise is one of my favorite film series of all time and will forever be viewed as untouchable classics by many, But I think the Uncharted series is literally better in every way.

  • Nikola Peh
    Nikola Peh 7 months ago

    "Push it to the limit" :-D

  • Melon gamer
    Melon gamer 7 months ago

    Apparently people didn't listen to the start

  • mar71n32n0v1lLL0
    mar71n32n0v1lLL0 7 months ago

    Regardless my last comment, does anyone knows the name of the melody played in the background though most of the video??? I would be extremely grateful is somebody told me...

  • mar71n32n0v1lLL0
    mar71n32n0v1lLL0 7 months ago

    Came to the comments section in the hopes of finding out the name of the background melody playing through most of the video, be it thanks to another commenter already asking and having been answered, or asking myself. Instead, I find myself reading countless comments about either uncharted fans being butthurt, halo not ripping off from anything, and demanding WhatMojo to know the difference between rip off and inspiration/innovation. People, reading all that was as much of a waste of time as writing this, but I must say this... what a bunch of morons. I´m willing to bet my life on that no matter what the video was abaout, anyone here commenting would still bitch about it...

  • callahaine100
    callahaine100 7 months ago +3

    28 days later+ I am Legend+The Road+Children of Men = The Last of Us

  • MR Howard
    MR Howard 7 months ago +1

    To be fair most of these games are far better than the movies they remind us of.

  • MatiZ815
    MatiZ815 7 months ago +1

    This list is shit. I thought you were gonna talk about the specific moments and not general inspirations. When Mass Effect 2 came up I was certain that you'll point out that going through Omega-4 relay is the same as one of the scenes from Star Trek 2009. But no. Only Modern Warfare 2 (which was #10) was a legit position on the list.

  • Miguel Angel Moro Perez

    wrong, starcraft comes from Warhammer 40000

  • Ethan Robbins
    Ethan Robbins 7 months ago

    what about mgs 3 with the James Bond homage and red dead redemption for all the Clint Eastwood and John Wayne references. these games that I listed and are in the video didn't rip off of the movies they inspired the games at least that's how I see It. oh and honorable mention of saints row 4 for all the si fi goodies (Han Solo's outfit/blaster the lightsaber and the aliens obviously )lol

  • Drake Junior
    Drake Junior 7 months ago

    uncharted is inspired from comics and not from indiana johnes movies!

  • Dingle Barry
    Dingle Barry 7 months ago +3

    Ripped off is a harsh way of saying that they copied it. Ripped off suggests that the movie lost money as a result of it.

    • Dingle Barry
      Dingle Barry 7 months ago +1

      I thought I was the only one, but I just looked below and apparently everyone's saying this to some degree.

  • B4TTL3CEY ,
    B4TTL3CEY , 7 months ago

    whats the piano melody in the backgound?

  • Andrew Viewtieful Tachibana

    saints row 4 did allot of that

  • Mehdee Yaghoubee
    Mehdee Yaghoubee 7 months ago

    Medal Of Honor Allied Assult first scene of the game to saving private rayane

  • josiah00 Memes
    josiah00 Memes 7 months ago

    Who also missen strandde deep?

  • Ghost of Sparta
    Ghost of Sparta 7 months ago +1

    god of war series are inspired from greek mythology same as those movies so it's normal to find same monsters and enemies

  • Izzuddin M Nasir
    Izzuddin M Nasir 7 months ago +2

    instead calling em 'riped off', i would call 'reference'

  • Kaptain Kuba
    Kaptain Kuba 7 months ago

    for the modern warefare 2 entry, I should point out that Hans Zimmer was the composer for both the game and the movie (the rock)
    Ther Rock :one of my favorite action movies of all time
    MW2: one of my favorite fps of all time

  • ml george
    ml george 7 months ago

    Top 10 last stands???

  • Splee Spree
    Splee Spree 7 months ago +2

    Halo didn't really rip off Aliens because they made the copying blatant. It was just heavily unspired by it. What they ACTUALLY ripped off was Stargate SG-1. The parallels are staggering. The UNSC, Covenant, Forerunners, and Flood are THE EXACT EQUIVALENT of the Tauri, Ancients, Goa'uld, and Replicators respectively. Even the origins of each of these factions is the same in both series. And both series are centered around the titular ancient space rings.

  • Travis LaBranche
    Travis LaBranche 7 months ago +2

    WatchMojo should do a top 10 list of times WatchMojo contradicted themselves in their top 10 list.

  • Agent Fuse
    Agent Fuse 7 months ago

    My biggest question is... why wasn't PayDay 2 on here? It's obvious that it took heavy inspiration from The Dark Knight.

  • Patrick Brown
    Patrick Brown 7 months ago +1

    I disagree with #9 God of War. Greek Mythology revolves around the locations and tasks that Kratos finds himself in and is taking on. Ripping off is such a removal from the correct midset. Get it right watchmojo

  • Blondguy86
    Blondguy86 7 months ago

    already knew and sensed that uncharted series was a ripoff from indiana jones, thats why i love it!

  • Tom Brearley-Smith
    Tom Brearley-Smith 7 months ago

    *Quotation gesture*
    "Ripped off"

  • Mechanical Overlord
    Mechanical Overlord 7 months ago

    Shepard looking at the Reapers: ...We'll bang. Okay?"

  • John Harris
    John Harris 7 months ago

    Where is Donkey Kong? Nintendo was sued by Universal because it seemed like a knock off of King Kong... which it was.

  • Avery Cote
    Avery Cote 7 months ago

    more like references i like that word better

  • Erik Wright
    Erik Wright 7 months ago

    Or call of duty infinite warfare ripping of the "Expanse".

  • Kyle Jones
    Kyle Jones 7 months ago

    I would have to say for Starcraft a better movie choice would be Starship Troopers. And even more so the book, in which the marines did wear mech suits, and there was a 3rd alien species that was similar to the Protoss. But of course this is for movie not books. But definitely nods to Aliens in it

  • SoBanked-
    SoBanked- 7 months ago

    Ripping off ?? Please lol

  • Centrevez
    Centrevez 7 months ago

    at 2:42 GTA VC was my fave game but that lance was so annoying that he kept on running ahead of me thank god I had to kill him in the end . frankie croft smales

  • Chef
    Chef 7 months ago

    starcraft "ripped off" warhammer 40k not aliens seeing as starcraft was originally a warhammer game

  • Dan Gleeballs
    Dan Gleeballs 7 months ago

    COD 4 & Behind Enemy Lines/COD 5 & Enemy At The Gates?

  • valibe94
    valibe94 7 months ago

    Alien/the thing in dead space?

  • valibe94
    valibe94 7 months ago

    What about the James Bond and Star Wars Games 🤔

  • Brad Madridista
    Brad Madridista 7 months ago

    GTA V "Blitz play" mission based on 1995 Heat heist scene

  • Jose Lara
    Jose Lara 7 months ago

    how the fuck does ME2 rip off a samurai movie. The fuck???

  • Sebastian Castellanos
    Sebastian Castellanos 7 months ago

    Actually,remedy itself said that they watched lot's of john woo movies so they came up with max payne.

  • Sebastian Castellanos
    Sebastian Castellanos 7 months ago

    It's called ''inspiration'' FOR FUCK SAKE IT'S NOT RIP OFF IT'S INSPIRATION!!!

  • Clayton Luce
    Clayton Luce 7 months ago +2

    _Grand Theft Auto: Vice City_ was more of a homage to _Scarface_ than a rip-off. Hell, it even homaged _Miami Vice_ for pete's sake.

  • Burning Bowl
    Burning Bowl 7 months ago

    Call of duty world at war clear ripoff of enemy at the gates

  • Mr. Chocolatez
    Mr. Chocolatez 7 months ago

    I would've expected, Snake Plissken, and Solid Snake

  • Patrick Mason
    Patrick Mason 7 months ago

    I always thought Mortal kombat was inspired by Enter The Dragon.

  • Tzeff NL
    Tzeff NL 7 months ago

    Lots of gamers are pissed! X)

  • SkyBlueJack
    SkyBlueJack 7 months ago

    God of War Vs Jason and the Argonaughts: Technically that copied greek mythology anyway, so that doesn't count
    Mass Effect Vs Seven Samuri: Under that logic, so does Justice league.
    Dead Rising Vs Dawn of the dead: They both have zombies. They're bound to be similar

  • Derively
    Derively 7 months ago

    I watched until Mass Effect 2 / Seven Samurai, that resemblance made no f***ing sense.

  • Тимур Беляев
    Тимур Беляев 7 months ago +1

    Actually, Max Payne game was released in 2001, whereas movie in 2008, so movie was inspired by game.

  • blackman34
    blackman34 7 months ago

    yall just gonna forget about bloodsport for the mk references

  • Deep Ghoul
    Deep Ghoul 7 months ago +1

    Like EctoTron1 from BoomstickReviews said, Dead Rising must be a real slap in the nuts for George A. Romero, because we all remember when he was gonna write and direct the Resident Evil movie, only to be kicked to the kerb in favour of Paul W.S. Anderson. Then, Capcom go and rip off Dawn of the Dead with Dead Rising, which should've made Mr. Romero pretty pissed off after all that.

  • Taragfal
    Taragfal 7 months ago

    So the inspirations are rip offs, hh?

  • 10,000 subs no challenge Just want subs

    Where's the '10 youtube channels that criticise great games?'

  • Dominick Krikke
    Dominick Krikke 7 months ago

    I recently watched the Dan Brown movies (Da Vinci code, angels and demons and inferno) and I got overwelmed by the semilairites with the assassins creed franchise, I dont know for sure if ubisoft ripped it of.

  • bimapringgo
    bimapringgo 7 months ago

    Need for Speed Underground and The Fast and The Furious?

  • MrJab4309
    MrJab4309 7 months ago

    you've seen the games that are licensed titles to go with movie right?? 9 times out of 10 they're terrible! These games that "copy" movies take the concepts the films introduce and make their own interpretation which allows us gamers to live a story like the movie but fortunately different. if I wanted to play through the movie I'd watch the movie. these games allow us to enjoy a different take on those types of movies.

  • FreeBird0964
    FreeBird0964 7 months ago

    What about Mafia and Godfather?

  • Jason M
    Jason M 7 months ago

    seven samurai is nothing like ME2

  • Harry Boyd
    Harry Boyd 7 months ago

    Resistance does off alien and predator and possibly Independence Day

  • Robert Robson
    Robert Robson 7 months ago

    Just a click bait title that insinuates that video game writers have little creative talent.

  • Spencer Huston
    Spencer Huston 7 months ago

    That halo ripoff claim is the worst one, ugh.

  • br leise
    br leise 7 months ago

    What! No Donkey Kong, there was even a lawsuit about it for its similarities to King Kong. Even though technically it was originally supposed to be a Popeye game, but still there are a lot of similarities

  • Ricardo Espinal
    Ricardo Espinal 7 months ago

    Where is Dead Space from Event Horizon?! Not in the list. Bahh

  • Yahia Heni
    Yahia Heni 7 months ago

    Underwater section is in modern warfare 3 GODDAMMIT

  • Gurpal Johal
    Gurpal Johal 7 months ago

    I thought that Max Payne was based on The Punisher (2004)

  • HalfDemonInuyasha
    HalfDemonInuyasha 7 months ago

    In terms of #10, there's also the fact that the titles for a number of stages are inspired from various (war / military) movies, books, etc.

  • Pt nation
    Pt nation 7 months ago

    These are not rip offs I gave this a dislike because it just INSPIRATION!!!!!!! NOT FUCKING RIP OFF'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mittao86
    mittao86 7 months ago

    Yes, and someone like to ripped of top 10 anything, you know who i am talking watchmojo

  • Cody Fairless-Lee
    Cody Fairless-Lee 7 months ago +1

    I love UNCHARTED!