Have a movie night and game night in one with these movie-themed board games! | Source: Unsplash.com/@felixmooneeram

There are so many board games with movie themes, from different versions of Monopoly to trivia games, to combine your love of movies with an epic game night. Below you’ll find some of my favorite gmes that immerse players further by playing through plot points from some of my favorite movies!

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Disney Villainous (Ravensburger)

Disney Villainous from Ravensburger is one of my favorite board games. It’s an asymmetric game for 2-6 players where you play as a Disney movie villain. Each villain has its own gameboard, 3D character figure, villain deck, and fate deck full of beloved movie characters trying to stop the villain. The first Disney Villainous game comes with six villains: Maleficent, Ursula, Jafar, Captain Hook, Prince John, and Queen of Hearts. Several additional Villainous games feature even more villains. They can be played as a standalone game or with each other.

Every player has their objective and must be the first to complete it to win. Players use fate decks to bring heroes into other players’ realms to slow down their progress. Watch us play through Disney Villainous as Maleficent and Captain Hook to see how the gameplay works.

I think this game is fun for Disney fans and has enough strategy to provide a challenge. The recommended age for this game is ages 10 and up; however, both of my children began playing Disney Villainous at a younger age. Therefore, if you have younger players at the table, I suggest they play villains with more straightforward objectives, such as Maleficent or Hades.

For Marvel fans, check out Marvel Villainous. Unfortunately, Marvel Villainous cannot be combined with Disney Villainous due to the Marvel villains sharing a single fate deck.

Ages: 10+
MSRP: $39.99
Buy It Now: Amazon


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Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War (The Op)

Thanos Rising is a cooperative game for 2-4 players published by The Op. Players work together to recruit heroes for their teams and fight Thanos’ forces. The goal is to defeat enough villains to prevent Thanos from collecting all the infinity stones for his gauntlet.

It’s a fun dice and card game that requires communication and strategy, but can be challenging due to the chance of dice rolls. To learn more about Thanos Rising, you can read my in-depth review or the Toy Insider’s expert review. The recommended age for this game is ages 10 and up, but I think kids ages 8 and up can join in on the fun, especially since everyone is working as a team.

This is a great game to play when you are rewatching all of the Marvel movies or playing a Marvel-themed family game night. For Harry Potter fans, check out Death Eaters Rising. The gameplay is similar as you work together to stop He Who Must Not Be Named.

Ages: 10+
MSRP: $49.95
Buy It Now: Amazon


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Toy Story: Obstacles & Adventures (The Op)

Toy Story: Obstacles & Adventures is a cooperative deck-building card game for 2-5 players published by The Op. Play as one of the toys from the movies and work together through challenges. The game has six boxes of cards to take you on an adventure through the four Toy Story movies and two shorts. Once you complete the first box, the second one is unlocked, adding more beloved characters and obstacles and characters to battle. It’s a great addition to the game shelf for Toy Story fans!

Ages: 8+
MSRP: $49.99
Buy It Now: Amazon


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A Christmas Story: A MAJOR Card Game (Funko Games)

A Christmas Story: A MAJOR Card Game from Funko Games is a quick game for 3-6 players. You need to be the first person to find both the BB gun and decoder ring Ralphie wants for Christmas to win. Players peek at presents to deduce where they might be, triple dog dare others to trade cards with them, or steal someone’s card if they currently have the infamous leg lamp (It was a major award, after all!).

This is a great family game for the holidays — especially if your family has a tradition of watching this movie every year, but it is a fun “take that” card game any time of year.

Ages: 8+
MSRP: $6.99
Buy It Now: Amazon


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Back to the Future: Back in Time (Funko Games)

Back to the Future: Back in Time, published by Funko Games, is a cooperative board game for 2-4 players. Each players is four Back to the Future movie characters: Marty, Doc, Jennifer, or Einstein, the dog. The characters work together to travel back in time to 1955, and help find what Doc needs to fix the DeLorean, fight off Biff and his crew, and make sure Marty’s parents fall in love.

This game is perfect for fans of ’80s movies and still fun for your kids even if they aren’t familiar with the films.

Ages: 10+
MSRP: $29.99
Buy It Now: Amazon


There are plenty of fun board games based on movies and television shows, and I hope this list helped you find something new to play. However, if you are looking for something unique, you may like these collectible board games.