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THE LIST

Below is a list of the known films and television shows that feature RPGs and/or LARPs prominently, or are based on settings of RPG products. This list is by no means complete, and if you know of a film or show that isn't here, feel free to tell me about it at !

FILMS  
Assemblage of the Crystal Sphere: A D&D Story (2008) Mockumentary - A film crew follows and documents a group of Dungeons & Dragons players in the last three months of their five year adventure campaign..
[IMDB]
Darkon (2006) Documentary - Filmmakers follow the story of a player in a large LARP organization in Maryland.
[site - IMDB - Escapist review]
Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight (2008) Fantasy (animated) - A barbarian woman with a miraculous healing staff gains the help of a group of to-be heroes as an army of dragons invades the land. Based on the popular Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting, features voice talent from Kiefer Sutherland and Lucy Lawless.
[IMDB]
Dungeon Master (TBA) Documentary - A documentary film about the role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons. The film encompasses the notion of escapism, social interactions, as well as controversial issues surrounding the game's characters and storylines.
[site]
The Dungeon Masters (2008) Documentary - An exploration of the subculture of role-playing games, specifically Dungeons & Dragons, which for over 30 years has offered gamers the chance to escape their mundane lives and participate in a world they might otherwise never experience. Popularity and power are based on creativity and imagination rather than social status or wealth, and success is based not on who you know but on what you do..
[site - IMDB]
Dungeon Rubber (2003) Comedy - A gaming group finds themselves drawn together again by a demon who sat in for a game in a previous film, Sequel to Gamesmaster, Gamesmaster, What Have You Done?!?, below.
[site - Escapist review]
Dungeons & Dragons (2000) Fantasy - The much-maligned movie based on the most popular RPG of all time.
[IMDB]
Dungeons & Dragons: Scourge of Worlds (2003) Fantasy (animated) - An interactive DVD movie based on the Dungeons & Dragons setting.
[IMDB]
Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God (2005) Fantasy - Sequel to the original Dungeons & Dragons movie, released by the Sci-Fi channel.
[IMDB]
Fellowship of the Dice (2005) Mockumentary - A recovering party girl looking for new friends finds herself involved with a group of "Wizards, Warriors, and Wyrms" players.
[site - IMDB - Escapist review]
Gamers (2006) Mockumentary - Four gamers approach the world record for the longest running campaign of Demons, Nymphs, & Dragons, but fate seems to get into the way of their success.
[site - IMDB - Escapist review]
Gamers: The Movie (2003) Fantasy - Something is different about tonight's tabletop game of role-playing fantasy. When Ray is mysteriously injured during an in-game battle, he begins to suspect that a dangerous link to a magical object in the game world is at fault. But, when the other gamers don't believe his theory, Ray must decide: quit playing and risk losing his friends, or continue and risk losing his life.
[IMDB]
The Gamers (2002) Comedy - A group of four gamers and their characters go on a quest to defeat... the Shadow! .
[site - IMDB]
The Gamers: Dorkness Rising (2008) Comedy - Sequel to the popular Dead Gentlemen production, The Gamers.
[site - IMDB]
Gamerz (2005) Comedy - A new college student takes over the campus gaming group, then falls hard for one of the players, and an ex-friend from his past bullies his way into the game, complicating things even more.
[site - IMDB - Escapist review]
Gamesmaster, Gamesmaster, What Have You Done? (1999/2004)  Comedy - Lacking a player for their game night, a DM summons a demon to fill the empty chair. Hilarity ensues.
[site - Escapist review]
Geekin': Love, Jealousy, and Twenty-Sided Dice (2006) Comedy - A gamer meets a woman online and invites her to play with his game group. When one of his gaming pals moves in on her, things get messy..
[site - IMDB - Escapist review]
Mazes & Monsters (1982) Drama - The classic anti-RPG movie. Four gamers start up a Mazes & Monsters campaign at their college, and begin playing in the restricted caverns near campus, until one of them (Tom Hanks) takes the game too far...
[IMDB]
Monster Camp (2008) Documentary - The true story of NERO Seattle, a large LARP community.
[site - IMDB]
Role Models (2008) Comedy - Two energy drink salesmen wreck a company truck and are sentenced to mentoring kids - one of whom is obsessed with LARP. A major studio release.
[IMDB]
RPG (2006) Documentary - An explanation of the RPG, LARP, and miniatures hobbies.
[site]
Skullduggery (1983) Horror - Adam, the heir of a long-standing curse, begins an uncontrollable killing spree that climaxes at the game table.
[IMDB]
THACO (2008) Comedy - Based on a one-act play in which three thirty-something gamers wait for another player to show up to game night, and begin to discuss the effects that geek culture has had on their lives..
[site]
Über Goober (2004) Documentary - An explanation of the RPG, LARP, and miniatures hobbies. Features interviews with RPG professionals and some anti-game activists.
[site - IMDB - Escapist review]
   
SERIES  
Dungeons & Dragons cartoon (1983-1985) (television) Fantasy (animated) - A Saturday morning cartoon based loosely on the Dungeons & Dragons RPG.
[IMDB]
Kindred: The Embraced (1996) (television)
Fantasy/Horror - A television series based loosely on the Vampire: The Masquerade RPG. .
[IMDB]