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The Best Slot Titles Licensed by Movie Franchises

By Film Threat Staff | November 30, 2021

One of the biggest additions to the library of online slot games in the iGaming industry has been the emergence of branded movie slot titles. The advancements in HTML5 technology have made it possible for iGaming developers to fuse high-definition (HD) quality visuals and audio to create state-of-the-art, engaging slots for desktop and mobile that pay homage to the biggest box office hits of our time.

Licensed movie slots are often particularly immersive due to the inclusion of exclusive snippets of videos or audio from the movies or the themed bonus games inspired by the film’s storyline. In fact, it can make even the savviest slot player forget to look for the right ingredients in a slot title, such as low volatility or high return to player (RTP) percentages.

RTP percentage relates to the ‘house edge’ of a casino game. The higher the RTP percentage, the lower the edge a game has in favor of the casino. There is a list of the slots with the highest RTP in the industry at present and none of them are licensed movie-themed games, which goes to show that they are definite money-spinners for the publishers and the casino operators themselves.

If you’re a movie buff, nostalgic for your favorite big-screen classics, be sure to check out the following movie-themed slots.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

This laugh-a-minute slot was developed by Bally and has rapidly become one of the most popular movie-themed slots of all time. Ron Burgundy, played by Will Ferrell, is one of the most comedic characters of the post-Millennium era. The game boasts excerpts from the 2004 hit movie when players activate bonus features and Bally has the license to use all the faces of the movie’s characters, so the promotional materials incorporate snaps of other cast members such as Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell, and David Koechner.

Terminator 2

Arnie and Terminator 2 are back and bigger than ever on-screen thanks to Microgaming’s slot game, set in the dystopian, post-apocalyptic world under Skynet’s rule. The slot has a unique free spins feature, whereby an additional row is introduced for all free spins, giving players up to 1,024 ways to land symbol combinations. With an epic soundtrack and the presence of the T-1000, John, and Sarah Connor, it’s all you need for a Terminator fix.


The cheeky chappy Ted is back with Blueprint Gaming’s branded and licensed Ted slot. This all-action slot game has a plethora of reel modifiers and bonus features to explore, with an abundance of animations and audio inspired by the hit movie.


It’s been two decades since Russell Crowe and Gladiator claimed all before them at the 2001 Oscars. The Ridley Scott motion picture has since been adapted into a popular slot game by prominent developers Playtech. One enticing feature of this adaptation is that the slot title also features a progressive jackpot, which is essentially a rolling jackpot that rises with every spin until it is claimed entirely at random.

Nightmare on Elm Street

With Halloween celebrated just a few weeks ago, the spooky season is still upon us. 888’s Nightmare on Elm Street slot exhibits the raw power and intensity of this 2010 horror classic. This slot game has developed something of a cult following with its nod to Freddy Krueger throughout.

These movie-themed slots are a testament to legendary blockbusters remaining successful and popular across different media platforms, long after their initial release. Though new titles come and go, it’s clear to see that movie-themed slots resonate with gamers and will likely be staying on the market for years to come.

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