In the midst of quarantine, you may be running out of games to play. You may want to take the chance on a game that’s sitting there, just collecting dust. Or you may want to partake in a claim sale on Instagram or an eBay auction to bolster your retro collection. Regardless of what your situation is, you absolutely have one of the games below in your collection, so what would be better than watching a great flick and then playing through it in video game form?

Honorable Mention: Die Hard Trilogy: Essentially a tech-demo, the fun is obvious with first-person, third-person and driving elements, however. If you dig the Bruce Willis films, you’ll love this one.

5: The Lion King: One of the prettiest games on 16-bit consoles, it’s one of the most charming platformers of the era. With a remastered version on current generation consoles as well, you get an opportunity to play it twice.

4: Aladdin: While Lion King was special- the Sega Genesis version was amazing and raised the bar in ways for licensed games that no one ever expected. If you have a Super Nintendo, Capcom’s version is special too, even if it plays more like World of Illusion than a game based on the Aladdin film.

3: Chronicles of Riddick: The lack of success for the film deterred many players from giving the game an opportunity, but they shouldn’t. If you want an immersive first-person shooter with a ton of charisma, look no further.

2: Spider-Man 2: This is the best combo of film and game here. Spider-Man 2 may be the best Sony superhero flick ever and the game is one of the best on the PS2.

1: GoldenEye 007: It’s the best FPS on the Nintendo 64, with multiplayer that still works today. Play it already.

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Patrick Hickey, Jr., is the founder and editor-in-chief of and a lecturer of English and journalism at Kingsborough Community College, in Brooklyn, New York. Over the past decade, his video game coverage has been featured in national ad campaigns by top publishers the likes of Nintendo, Deep Silver, Disney and EA Sports. His book series, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Game Developers," from McFarland and Company, has earned praise from Forbes, Huffington Post, The New York Daily News and MSG Networks. He is also a former editor at NBC and National Video Games Writer at the