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The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows

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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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    The Last Airbender


    Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Seychelle Gabriel

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  2. 2
    + 123
    - 56
    The Smurfs


    Katy Perry, Sofía Vergara, Joan Rivers

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  3. 3
    + 76
    - 31


    Kathy Griffin, Tim Meadows, Julia Sweeney

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  4. 4
    + 88
    - 29
    Sex and the City 2


    Miley Cyrus, Penélope Cruz, Sarah Jessica Parker

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    + 71
    - 21

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    Emmy Rossum, Jamie Chung, James Marsters

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  6. 6
    + 91
    - 44
    The Beverly Hillbillies


    Rob Schneider, Lea Thompson, Lily Tomlin

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  7. 7
    + 106
    - 52
    The Dukes of Hazzard


    Jessica Simpson, Willie Nelson, Burt Reynolds

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  8. 8
    + 86
    - 39


    Justin Timberlake, Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd

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  9. 9
    + 108
    - 58
    Wild Wild West


    Salma Hayek, Will Smith, Kevin Kline

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  10. 10
    + 86
    - 39
    The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle


    Robert De Niro, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal

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  11. 11
    + 81
    - 39
    Land of the Lost


    Will Ferrell, Leonard Nimoy, Matt Lauer

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  12. 12
    + 90
    - 44
    Bewitched


    Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell

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  13. 13
    + 115
    - 70
    The Flintstones


    Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor, Rosie O'Donnell

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  14. 14
    + 91
    - 47
    Speed Racer


    Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman

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  15. 15
    + 69
    - 28
    The Honeymooners


    Gabrielle Union, John Leguizamo, Regina Hall

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  16. 16
    + 79
    - 43
    Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle


    Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore, Drew Barrymore

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  17. 17
    + 88
    - 56
    The Avengers


    Uma Thurman, Sean Connery, Ralph Fiennes

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  18. 18
    + 74
    - 38


    Christina Applegate, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris

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    + 70
    - 36
    Masters of the Universe


    Courteney Cox, Dolph Lundren, Frank Langella

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    + 63
    - 39
    Lost in Space


    Heather Graham, Gary Oldman, Lacey Chabert

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  21. 21
    + 56
    - 33
    The Saint


    Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Roger Moore

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  22. 22
    + 54
    - 35
    Sgt. Bilko


    Chris Rock, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd

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    Vanessa Hudgens, Ben Kingsley, Bill Paxton

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    + 50
    - 33
    The Mod Squad


    Claire Danes, Josh Brolin, Giovanni Ribisi

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    + 67
    - 47
    Dennis the Menace


    Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Natasha Lyonne

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    + 40
    - 21


    Jennifer Garner, Malcolm McDowell, Leslie Nielsen

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    + 52
    - 32
    McHale's Navy


    Tim Curry, Debra Messing, Ernest Borgnine

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    - 23

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    Rosie O'Donnell, Fran Drescher, Jeremy Piven

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    + 38
    - 29


    Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    - 32

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    Rosario Dawson, Tara Reid, Alan Cumming

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    - 60


    Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson

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    + 41
    - 32


    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alicia Silverstone, Seth Green

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    + 30
    - 20

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    Eddie Murphy, Famke Janssen, Owen Wilson

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    + 22
    - 13


    Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner

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    + 32
    - 26

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    Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Plummer

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  36. 36
    + 20
    - 12


    Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Tyra Banks

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  37. 37
    + 26
    - 15


    Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez

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  38. 38
    + 22
    - 17


    Mike Judge

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    + 22
    - 18


    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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    + 25
    - 22


    Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird

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  41. 41
    + 20
    - 17


    Val Kilmer, Kristen Wiig, Chris Jericho (Fozzy)*

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  42. 42
    + 27
    - 28


    Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra, Will Ferrell

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  43. 43
    + 34
    - 28


    Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving

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  44. 44
    + 15
    - 13


    Kylie Minogue, Whoopi Goldberg, Chevy Chase

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  45. 45
    + 20
    - 19


    Channing Tatum, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah

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  46. 46
    + 16
    - 11


    Sarah Jessica Parker, Brendan Fraser, Alfred Molina

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  47. 47
    + 33
    - 35

    added by lordrocknroll
    Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Bill Murray

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    + 31
    - 31

    added by lordrocknroll
    Dan Aykroyd, John Lithgow, Burgess Meredith

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    + 30
    - 33

    added by JCGoodrich
    Maggie Q, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan

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    - 11


    Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra, Linda Cardellini

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