[Top 10] Best Warhammer 40k Movies and Fan Films

Best Warhammer 40k Fan Films
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Nothing can be more exciting than watching your favorite fantasy, or table-top game brought to life on screen. There’s some great content out there for 40k fans.

You can run into a lot of clip compilations and trailers looking for 40k movies online. There’s some good content out there for 40k fans though. In this article, I will point you in the direction of 10 of the best movies, shorts, and series to satisfy your needs.

10) Warhammer 40k Final Liberation the Movie


Warhammer 40k Final Liberation The Movie (1997, SSI Games Workshop)

Cutscenes from an old video, with bad special effects and comically bad acting. In this film commissar Holt leads an assault to push back the Orks on Volistad. 

  • Covers the storyline of an original videogame
  • Poor CGI, but awesome costumes
  • It's laughable
  • tells a story from the 40k universe

9) Death of Hope

Death of Hope - Legacy Trailer

Horus, the favorite son of the Emperor, waged a civil war across the galaxy. This event is known as the Horus Heresy. The war ends with a last assault on Terra. Resulting in the death of Horus and a crippled Emperor. This film aspires to bring to life a crucial moment of the fracture of the human race. (this is still in production)

  • animates a pivotal moment in 40k lore
  • Excellent animation and exciting action scenes
  • solid storyline

8) Guardsman

GUARDSMAN – 2018             

Richard Boylan breathes life into an exciting short. A Guardsman who finds himself injured and surrounded by alien hostiles discovers that the emperor is watching out. Short but satisfying.

  • Gives us an idea of how good live-action 40k films could be
  • Great cinematography
  • Solid acting
  • point of view is relatable
  • Excellent costumes

7) Astartes

Astartes Part 1

A team of Marines dock an imperial vessel and start gunning down Guardsmen. They’re laser-focused on a mission. This is an exciting series with more still being made

  • An original 40k story that adheres to 40ks fans expectations
  • Fantastic animation and action
  • Tantalizing story progression

6) Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor Martyr

Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor Martyr "GAME MOVIE" [English/PC/1080p/60FPS]

An inquisitor checking out an ancient signal gets stranded on a ship. The ancient ship just emerged from the warp and its defense systems were brought online. The inquisitor must find out who shot him down and investigate the ancient lost ship.a

  • Colorful 40k storyline
  • Animates a holy vs unholy storyline
  • Awesome title


5) Orks- War is life | Warhammer 40,000 Lore/History

Orks- War is Life| Warhammer 40,000 Lore/ History

A comprehensive overview of Ork lore and history. This video makes my list because, while it lacks entertaining cinematography and an actual storyline—Orks are one of the most underestimated, misunderstood, and coolest races created by the old ones.

  • Provides an overview of Ork anatomy and their “thought process”
  • Includes the comical lore that is Orks
  • Comprehensive education of an alien species.

4) The Emperor of Man [1] The Rise of Humanity | WARHAMMER 40,000 Lore / History

The Emperor of Man [1] The Rise of Humanity | WARHAMMER 40,000 Lore / History

A look at the lore and history of man in the 41st millennium. This video covers the emperor, who ultimately becomes a living God. Very crucial to understanding 40k history

  • Tantalizing storytelling
  • Covers earlier times 40k players might not be aware of
  • An original story

 3) The Dominion of Chaos | WARHAMMER 40,000 Lore / History

The Dominion of Chaos | WARHAMMER 40,000 Lore / History

A riveting and comprehensive description of what chaos is and what it means to the future universe. This video covers everything you want to know about chaos and the warp.

  • Descriptive and engrossing
  • Absolute necessary information to help you understand the 40k universe
  • perfect for fans of the paranormal

2) Ultramarines: a Warhammer 40,000 Movie

Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie Blu-Ray Trailer (2013) - John Hurt Movie HD

We come to our first, and only, feature-length film. The only movie endorsed by games workshop and highly anticipated. Ultramarines tells the story of a space marine squad forced to investigate a distress call from an imperial shrine world.

  • A 40k Feature-length film endorsed by GW
  • Original story
  • The only “real” 40k movie available at the time

1) Helsreach 


Helsreach brings Chaplain Grimaldus to life in his righteous campaign to hold the hive city of Helsreach. The series follows a commanding officer in the third war for Armageddon against all odds. This is hands down, my favorite 40k series.

  • Adheres to 40k expectations
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Great action scenes
  • You can find the whole series on youtube

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