Lara Croft:Tomb Raider (2001)
POSSIBLY the closest a video-game movie has come to justifying the time and money involved. Director Simon West had a solid but unspectacular action-movie pedigree — remember “Con Air”? — background and produced a solid but unspectacular action movie. Angelina Jolie — then routinely ranked as the world's sexiest woman — was cast as Lara Croft — routinely ranked as the world's sexiest video-game character, to the chagrin of Ms. Pac-Man. Jolie actually did a good job of bringing Croft to life, putting in a performance that was way better than the film deserved.