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Board Games Make Great Movies?

Many of us can agree the game of Clue lends itself rather well to film — it is a character-driven murder mystery, after all. Yet now there's a rumor circulating that Monopoly may be made into a movie, which just confuses me. I was pretty bored by that game as a kid, so there would have to be a compelling plot line included for a movie based on a game about real estate.

It got me thinking about just how ridiculous this board game-turned-movie thing could become. What other board games could be brought to the big screen?

Well, I had a few ideas for Hollywood to mull over:

Chutes and Ladders
A harrowing tale of firefighters in peril.

Pictionary
A drama following a tortured artist who loses the power of speech. (Side note: The Pictionary variation with clay ensures a sequel.)

Girl Talk
Like Heathers meets The Craft: Witchy, cliquey teenage girls who can give each other pimples and moral dilemmas, etc.

Candyland
A sobering documentary tracking childhood obesity in the United States. Kiefer Sutherland narrates.

More genius ideas, so

Life
A thriller set in seemingly idyllic suburbia.

Battleship
A big-budget action-war movie. Tommy Lee Jones stars.

Sorry!
A story of bitter betrayal and revenge, in the style of Merchant-Ivory films.

Scrabble
A gentle tale of a geriatric friendship based on two characters' abnormally advanced vocabulary. Olympia Dukakis and James Cromwell play the leads.

Operation
A medical drama set in a world where one surgical slip-up has "grave" results.

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smarler smarler 8 years
Hey, I'd totally go see Candy Land. But, I see everything that Kiefer is in, so I guess I don't count. Hilarious list, thanks for making this!!!
bygracealone247 bygracealone247 8 years
*laughing* i like the comment about candyland!!! i used to play that game when i was real young! yes, that would be so NEAT if they make a movie out of it. monopoly??? eh. idk. i am speechless.
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 8 years
HAHAHAHA
Mainly-Obsessed Mainly-Obsessed 8 years
Haha! Trouble -- The story of two people of different races trying to live together in the same apartment
chancleta chancleta 8 years
omg buzz! hysterical! AND brilliant!
partysugar partysugar 8 years
Buzz your ideas are hysterical. Very fun.
MrsSchmitt MrsSchmitt 8 years
Those were very creative! And they all sound like good movies!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Very funny...a great way to start my day with a smile. Thanks, Buzz!
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 8 years
I think Candyland could be a visually stunning film! LOL - I like your synopsis'
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Hilarious! I'm trying to come up with another, but drawing a complete blank...
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