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The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows

List Criteria: Bad big-screen adaptations of television series

What are the worst movies based on TV shows? While there's no doubt that some great television shows have made the leap to the big screen, sometimes, it's just a terrible idea. That's what this list is about: The movies that absolutely, positively, should never have been made. Ever. Vote for the movies you agree were just such an awful idea to make, and feel free to add any that might be missing.

Some of the horrible movies based on TV shows were just doomed from the start, and some were surprisingly awful (because really, the TV shows they're based on were great). Who on earth thought it was a good idea, for example, to make a movie version of 'It's Pat'?! The same can easily be said of 'The Dukes of Hazard.' The movies in this list are often excrutiating to watch, and certainly many are among the worst movies of all time.

Okay, to be fair, sometimes a film version of a TV show really is fantastic. The 1998 version of 'The Avengers' deserves a (high) spot on this list (it was horrible, please, don't try to defend it) -- but the 2012 version was incredible, and certainly among the best movies of the year.

Yes, reading through and voting on this list might make you slightly irritated. Terrible movies do tend to have that affect on people. If you need a pick-me-up, check out this list of the best movies of all time.

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    Jackson Rathbone, Nicola Peltz, Seychelle Gabriel

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    Katy Perry, Sofía Vergara, Joan Rivers

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    Kathy Griffin, Dave Foley, Tim Meadows

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    Justin Timberlake, Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd

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    Rob Schneider, Lily Tomlin, Lea Thompson

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    Will Ferrell, Leonard Nimoy, Matt Lauer

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    Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor, Rosie O'Donnell

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    Jessica Simpson, Willie Nelson, Burt Reynolds

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    Salma Hayek, Will Smith, Kevin Kline

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    Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg

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    Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman

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    Uma Thurman, Sean Connery, Ralph Fiennes

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    Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell

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    Miley Cyrus, Penélope Cruz, Sarah Jessica Parker

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    Gabrielle Union, John Leguizamo, Eric Stoltz

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    Chris Rock, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd

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    Christina Applegate, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris

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    Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Demi Moore

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    Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson

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    Claire Danes, Josh Brolin, Giovanni Ribisi

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    Lea Thompson, Ben Stein, Christopher Lloyd

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    Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Roger Moore

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    Heather Graham, Gary Oldman, Lacey Chabert

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    Debra Messing, Tim Curry, Ernest Borgnine

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alicia Silverstone, Seth Green

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    Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    Courteney Cox, Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella

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    Carmen Electra, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell

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    Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley

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    added by JCGoodrich Tom Cruise, Maggie Q, Keri Russell

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    Jennifer Garner, Leslie Nielsen, Malcolm McDowell

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    Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Plummer

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    added by lordrocknroll Rosie O'Donnell, Fran Drescher, Jeremy Piven

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    Colin Farrell, Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Brendan Fraser, Kathie Lee Gifford

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    Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel

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    Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Jonah Hill

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    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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    Val Kilmer, Chris Jericho, Kristen Wiig

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    Kylie Minogue, Chevy Chase, Whoopi Goldberg

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    added by lordrocknroll Rosario Dawson, Tara Reid, Seth Green

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    Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra, Abe Vigoda

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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner

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    Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Bill Murray

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    Pamela Anderson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Isla Fisher

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    Kevin Murphy, Trace Beaulieu, Michael J. Nelson

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