Movies made from boardgames

Today as I was checking out CNN’s front page I found an interesting article about a movie being made based on the board game “Battleship”. The writer makes some great points, and I agree that there really is not much theme in the game. Oh and apparently the movie is going to have an alien invasion in it. When did Battleship have anything to do with an alien invasions?

From that article I was then directed to another which I remember reading a while back. This article was about movies that have already been made based on boardgames, movies in the works, and a list of movies the writer would like see made.

This all got me thinking. If I were to make a movie based on a boardgame which one would I choose. With so many games out there now dripping with theme there has to be better games than battleship to make a movie out of. Then I wonder would it be a good or a bad thing for the gaming hobby if a movie was based off of a “gamer” game. Would we get more players at our local game night?

CNN: They Are Making Battleship Into a Movie. No Seriously, They Are Making Battleship Into a Movie.

The Moviefile: MOVIES BASED ON BOARD GAMES: WHAT’S COMING, AND WHAT WE’D LIKE TO SEE

So I ask:

What “gamer” boardgame do you think would make a good movie, and what effects do you think it would have on the gaming hobby?