Top 10 Movie-Inspired Online Pokies

New Zealanders love pokies of every description. For many, the titles inspired by blockbuster films are the most engrossing of all. With their incredible graphics and theme-based symbols and special features, it is not hard to see why. In no particular order (other than alphabetically) we’ve listed what we consider to be the top 10 online casino movie pokies.


Microgaming’s interpretation of this 2011 romantic comedy is full of theme-based Special Features. Match pairs in the Boutique Bonus to win extra prizes, or watch the images of different characters get stacked in the Friendship Free Spins round.

Dirty Dancing

Sparkling playing card icons, images of Johnny and Baby and clever animations will help you to relive one of the greatest love stories ever brought to life on screen. The Whirling Wilds feature in this Playtech release is especially engaging and rewarding; Johnny and Baby dance across the reels triggering up to 6 Wilds in any position.


Playtech’s interpretation of the blockbuster that made Russell Crowe famous is very impressive. The reels are actually set inside the arena, making it easy to relive the story through this pokies release. Commodus, Lucilla, Gracchus, Juba and Proximo all feature, and there are even clips from the movie to make you feel like part of the action. On top of all this, 9 golden helmets will trigger a progressive jackpot reward.


The ultimate slasher film has become one of the top desktop and mobile casino movie pokies. The storyline is still focused on Michael Myers’ murderous rampage, with scary masks and weapons featuring on these Microgaming reels, along with pictures of the main characters. The reels themselves are actually set against the famously creepy house, with spine-tingling background music further enhancing the atmosphere.

Jurassic Park

If this is among your favourite movies, you need to play Microgaming’s Jurassic Park. The graphics are unmatched, and the Free Spins Bonus Round is based on different dinosaurs. Appropriately enough, the T-Rex Alert Feature can add as many as 35 extra Wilds to the reels over the course of 6 spins.

King Kong

Kong – The 8th Wonder of the World is based on the 2005 interpretation of this classic. While other online casino movie pokies have been inspired by King Kong, for us this is the best one. Playtech has a licensing agreement with Universal Studios, allowing them to feature high-definition images of all the main characters, along with gripping clips from the film itself.

Planet of the Apes

Clearly, there is an affinity between online pokies and fearsome primates! In this case, NetEnt is the studio that will immerse you in this sci-fi world. Branded posters for both of 20th Century Fox’s blockbusters can be seen on the reels, and NetEnt’s famous Stacked Wild feature makes it even more rewarding to play.


Blueprint Gaming brings the foul-mouthed teddy bear into your home and your heart. Thanks to the face that this is also a mobile casino movie pokies release, you can also take Ted with you wherever else you want to go. Ted sleeps in front of the reels and wakes up to activate one of 6 random Special Features, all based on aspects of Seth MacFarlane’s directorial debut.

Tomb Raider

Microgaming’s Tomb Raider has been around for some time, and there is now even a Secrets of the Sword sequel. Choose various idols to reveal cash prizes in the Tomb Bonus side game, and watch the symbols on the reels bring Lara Croft’s adventures to life. The playing card symbols are even rendered using the familiar Tomb Raider font.

Top Gun

Satisfy your need for speed as the movie’s iconic theme song, Take My Breath Away, plays in the background. Extra Wilds are added by your wingman, and Danger Zone Free Games also make spinning the reels more fun. This release really shows why Playtech is such a legend in the online gaming industry.