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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Comments: 805

  • SHINOBI-03
    SHINOBI-03 1 hour ago

    Wasn't Mortal Kombat based on Bloodsport?

  • Big Smoke
    Big Smoke 7 hours ago

    Your ideas comes from what you have learned

  • Seth Davis
    Seth Davis 13 hours ago


  • dracson237
    dracson237 19 hours 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 1 day 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 1 day ago

    "Push it to the limit" :-D

  • Melon gamer
    Melon gamer 1 day ago

    Apparently people didn't listen to the start

  • mar71n32n0v1lLL0
    mar71n32n0v1lLL0 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day ago

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

  • MR Howard
    MR Howard 1 day ago

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

  • MatiZ815
    MatiZ815 1 day ago

    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 2 days 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 2 days ago

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

  • Dingle Barry
    Dingle Barry 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

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

  • resthif ,
    resthif , 2 days ago

    whats the piano melody in the backgound?

  • Andrew-V/Ellnats
    Andrew-V/Ellnats 2 days ago

    saints row 4 did allot of that

  • Mehdee Yaghoubee
    Mehdee Yaghoubee 2 days ago

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

  • josiah craft
    josiah craft 2 days ago

    Who also missen strandde deep?

  • Ghost of Sparta
    Ghost of Sparta 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

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

  • Kaptain Kuba
    Kaptain Kuba 2 days 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 2 days ago

    Top 10 last stands???

  • Splee Spree
    Splee Spree 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

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

  • Agent Fuse
    Agent Fuse 2 days 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 2 days ago

    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 3 days 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 3 days ago

    *Quotation gesture*
    "Ripped off"

  • Mechanical Valkyrie

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

  • John Harris
    John Harris 3 days 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 3 days ago

    more like references i like that word better

  • Erik Wright
    Erik Wright 3 days ago

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

  • Kyle Jones
    Kyle Jones 3 days 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- 3 days ago

    Ripping off ?? Please lol

  • EIN-TV-40
    EIN-TV-40 3 days 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 3 days ago

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

  • Dan Gleeballs
    Dan Gleeballs 3 days ago

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

  • Mystery_Man
    Mystery_Man 3 days ago

    Alien/the thing in dead space?

  • Mystery_Man
    Mystery_Man 3 days ago

    What about the James Bond and Star Wars Games 🤔

  • Brad Madridista
    Brad Madridista 3 days ago

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

  • Jose Lara
    Jose Lara 3 days ago

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

  • Sebastian Castellanos

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

  • Sebastian Castellanos

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

  • Clayton Luce
    Clayton Luce 3 days ago

    _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 3 days ago

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

  • Mr. Chocolatez
    Mr. Chocolatez 3 days ago

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

  • Patrick Mason
    Patrick Mason 3 days ago

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

  • Tzeff NL
    Tzeff NL 3 days ago

    Lots of gamers are pissed! X)

  • SkyBlueJack
    SkyBlueJack 3 days 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 3 days ago

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

  • Тимур Беляев

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

  • blackman34
    blackman34 3 days ago

    yall just gonna forget about bloodsport for the mk references

  • Deep Ghoul
    Deep Ghoul 3 days ago

    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, and then, Capcom go and rip off Dawn of the Dead with Dead Rising; Mr. Romero would be pretty pissed off after all that.

  • Taragfal
    Taragfal 4 days ago

    So the inspirations are rip offs, hh?

  • Robb Stark
    Robb Stark 4 days ago

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

  • Dominick Krikke
    Dominick Krikke 4 days 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 4 days ago

    Need for Speed Underground and The Fast and The Furious?

  • MrJab4309
    MrJab4309 4 days 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 4 days ago

    What about Mafia and Godfather?

  • Jason M
    Jason M 4 days ago

    seven samurai is nothing like ME2

  • Harry Boyd
    Harry Boyd 4 days ago

    Resistance does off alien and predator and possibly Independence Day

  • Robert Robson
    Robert Robson 4 days ago

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

  • Spencer Huston
    Spencer Huston 4 days ago

    That halo ripoff claim is the worst one, ugh.

  • br leise
    br leise 4 days 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

  • ryan jones
    ryan jones 4 days ago

    Donkey Kong should’ve been on this list.

  • Ricardo Espinal
    Ricardo Espinal 4 days ago

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

  • Yahia Heni
    Yahia Heni 4 days ago

    Underwater section is in modern warfare 3 GODDAMMIT

  • Gurpal Johal
    Gurpal Johal 4 days ago

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

  • HalfDemonInuyasha
    HalfDemonInuyasha 4 days 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.

  • The pt gamer
    The pt gamer 4 days ago

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

  • mittao86
    mittao86 4 days ago

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

  • Cody Fairless-Lee
    Cody Fairless-Lee 4 days ago

    I love UNCHARTED!

  • Panic! At The Beebo's


  • Panic! At The Beebo's

    Watch Mojo is the eqiuvalent

  • DaVon Ashby
    DaVon Ashby 4 days ago

    As soon as I saw the title my first thought was: people bout to murder that dislike button

  • Kaylem Joseph
    Kaylem Joseph 4 days ago

    I'm the only one on the planet who thinks big trouble in little china was s**t.

    • Kaylem Joseph
      Kaylem Joseph 4 days ago

      I guess I can thank them for mortal combat?

  • Haagen
    Haagen 4 days ago

    "Rip off"is not the right word. Should've called it inspiration. That aside, pretty much on point.

  • RollOnToVictory
    RollOnToVictory 4 days ago

    lol, look at the downvotes. Sorry guys, it's true and most of these games are still good.

  • Jan Lauritsen
    Jan Lauritsen 4 days ago

    Stupid say theise games "ripped off" anything, would be better to say they are "paying homage" or are "iinspirerede by"

    Come on WatchMojo do better than this, big thumb down.

  • Alpaca
    Alpaca 4 days ago

    Need for Speed: Underground (The Fast & The Furious)????

  • Crabomax
    Crabomax 4 days ago

    "Starcraft" is a "Warhammer 40 000" Rip off.

  • I. Th.
    I. Th. 4 days ago

    It's more of a homage actually. By your logic, Star Wars is a rip-off of Hidden Fortress.

  • Nemer_K OW MC
    Nemer_K OW MC 4 days ago

    This time i dont agree🖕

  • ColtonRainwater
    ColtonRainwater 4 days ago

    Yeah this title is stupid. None of these games "ripped off" anything. It's called inspiration.

  • Memestar
    Memestar 4 days ago

    uncharted is pony shit at its finest

  • zombie -apocalypse GAMING

    Uncharted were great games

    MLG 360 NOSCOPER 4 days ago

    NO FRIDAY THE 13TH .......... gud im stortin to got cancerinio pipironi

  • Mega melon Baez
    Mega melon Baez 4 days ago

    According to WatchMojo, every treasure hunt game/movie are a ripoff of Indiana Jones.

  • Tom Lee
    Tom Lee 4 days ago

    wth? basing off mythology is now considered ripping off movies????

  • john hoskins
    john hoskins 4 days ago

    Mac Payne is also a ripp-off of Death Wish

  • Captain Justus
    Captain Justus 4 days ago

    what about movie based games they are so similar to the movies that they nshare the same story

    this is a joke for the once who want to say no shit

  • Snowflake and goldy

    what about top ten movies that ripped off games

  • GamingPro1003
    GamingPro1003 4 days ago

    For some reason I've always felt as though the MW trilogy and the dark knight trilogy are similar

  • Jayloex8998
    Jayloex8998 4 days ago

    The picture for this vid looked like a Erb lol

  • CincoMitzi
    CincoMitzi 4 days ago

    what are watchmojo videos that had a lot of dislikes?

  • Safwan Azam
    Safwan Azam 4 days ago

    What about Metroid

  • Zacman826 Filthy memer

    Boi, Lara croft is more like Indiana Jones

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