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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, Aasif Mandvi, Valentino Rudi

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    Jonathan Winters, Joan Rivers, Fred Armisen

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    Kathy Najimy, Kathy Griffin, Dave Foley

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    Dan Aykroyd, Tom Cavanagh, Greg Johnson

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    Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Dennis McNicholas

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    Ernie Hudson, Emmy Rossum, Jon Valera

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    Jonathan Winters, John Goodman, Harvey Korman

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    Willie Nelson, Lynda Carter, Jessica Simpson

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    Will Smith, Bai Ling, M. Emmet Walsh

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    June Foray, Jonathan Winters, Rene Russo

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    Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Ashley Walters

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    Eddie Izzard, Ralph Fiennes, Jim Broadbent

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    Will Ferrell, Ed McMahon, Shirley MacLaine

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    Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Penélope Cruz

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    Cedric the Entertainer, Gabrielle Union, Jon Polito

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    John Ortiz, Phil Hartman, Pamela Adlon

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    Lucy Liu, Demi Moore, Matt LeBlanc

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    Christina Applegate, Jason Lee, Amy Poehler

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    Bradley Cooper, Henry Czerny, Jon Hamm

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    Claire Danes, Steve Harris, Giovanni Ribisi

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    Paul Winfield, Ben Stein, Joan Plowright

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    Roger Moore, Elisabeth Shue, Rade Šerbedžija

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    William Hurt, Gary Oldman, Matt LeBlanc

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    Dean Stockwell, Danton Stone, Tim Curry

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    Freddie Prinze, Jr., Peter Boyle

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    Elizabeth Ashley, Harry Morgan, Dabney Coleman

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    Dennis Quaid, Marlon Wayans, Christopher Eccleston

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    Courteney Cox, Frank Langella, Meg Foster

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    Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman

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    Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Keri Russell

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    June Foray, Charles Barkley, Paul Westphal

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    Ernie Hudson, Matt Keeslar, Malcolm McDowell

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    Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J, Reg E. Cathey

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    Fran Drescher, Penn Jillette, Jeremy Piven

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    Ben Kingsley, Bill Paxton, Anthony Edwards

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    Amar'e Stoudemire, Maya Rudolph, Powers Boothe

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    Hugo Weaving, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro

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    Jon Stewart, Ian McKellen, Bill Hader

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

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    Carson Daly, Rachael Leigh Cook, Eugene Levy

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    Billy Ray Cyrus, Barry Bostwick, Melora Hardin

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    Ice Cube, Queen Latifah, Patton Oswalt

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    Ice Cube, Brie Larson, Channing Tatum

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    Kathie Lee Gifford, Alfred Molina, Robert Prosky

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    Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy, Trace Beaulieu

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    Freddie Prinze, Jr., Linda Cardellini

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    Mike Judge

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