Films for everyone who's immersed themselves in gaming...
Ready Player One (2018)
Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the beloved book is filled with thrills from the first minute. When the creator of a virtual reality called the OASIS dies, he makes a posthumous challenge to all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune and control of his world.
The Matrix (1999)
This one doesn’t need an introduction does it? If you want a break from The Matrix we’re living in right now, The Wachowski Sisters’ classic is just the escape pod you’re looking for. Thomas A. Anderson is a man living two lives. By day he is an average computer programmer and by night a hacker known as Neo..
Sonic The Hedgehog (2020)
Based on the global phenomenon from Sega, Sonic The Hedgehog graced our screens only last year! If you didn’t catch him then (he’s really fast!) now might be the perfect opportunity! Jim Carrey starring as Dr. Robotnik is something you will never forget, not to mention James Marsden in a uniform!
The granddaddy of the “what’s it like to be inside a computer” film genre. This visually iconic cult film tells the story of a hacker who ends up abducted by Master Control; a mainframe computer whose only program is to survive against all odds. Will hacker Flynn make it out alive? Bring on the light cycles!
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017)
Jumanji is the most dangerous board game ever, but what if the stakes are raised and it gets a 21st century reboot? Welcome To The Jungle stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black as four kids who get sucked into the screen and have to play as four video game typecasts.
The Wizard (1989)
If you’ve recently been up to the attic and dusted down your NES, this one’s for you. Notoriously known as the world’s longest advert for Super Mario Bros. 3, a boy and his brother run, skate and hitch rides across America in order to compete in the ultimate video game championship. Power Glove not included.
The Last Starfighter (1984)
Starfighter - the arcade game with strings attached. After Alex completes this game, he finds himself whisked away into outer space where he finds he’s been conscripted into an alien army to defeat the Rylan traitor Xur. We won’t be beating any of our games in our back catalogue in a hurry...
Shall we play a game? This game goes from light-hearted to life-threatening in a blink of an eye as teenager David unintentionally hacks into a military central computer, convinced that he’s actually hacked into a video game manufacturer’s computer. The game he wants to play? Global Thermonuclear War.
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
What about the villains in the game scenarios? Wreck-It Ralph’s life-long mission is to destroy everything Fix-It Felix builds. Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy. Ralph begins to question his life purpose as he realises heroism might be his ticket to happiness. Prepare for a journey down the memory lane, you’ll be surprised how many characters from the game arcade you recognise.
Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018)
Ever tried to imagine what the internet would look like if someone tried to draw it’s internal structure? Well, this one just takes you there. The game arcade characters discover a whole new world as the wi-fi router gets plugged in. Along with hilarious cameos from cartoon and game characters as well as a few YouTube classics, the story carries a wholesome message of friendship and belonging.
Hopefully these films will tide you over until we're open again! Did we miss a great film off our list? Message us your suggestions below...