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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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    Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Seychelle Gabriel

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    Katy Perry, Sofía Vergara, Joan Rivers

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    Emmy Rossum, Jamie Chung, James Marsters

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    Justin Timberlake, Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd

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    Rob Schneider, Lea Thompson, Lily Tomlin Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Jessica Simpson, Willie Nelson, Burt Reynolds

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    Kathy Griffin, Tim Meadows, Julia Sweeney

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    Will Ferrell, Leonard Nimoy, Matt Lauer

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    Robert De Niro, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal

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    Miley Cyrus, Penélope Cruz, Sarah Jessica Parker

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    Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor, Rosie O'Donnell

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    Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman

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    Salma Hayek, Will Smith, Kevin Kline

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    Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell

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    Gabrielle Union, John Leguizamo, Regina Hall

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    Christina Applegate, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris

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    Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore, Drew Barrymore

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    Uma Thurman, Sean Connery, Ralph Fiennes

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    Chris Rock, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd

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    Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Natasha Lyonne

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    Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Roger Moore

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    Courteney Cox, Dolph Lundren, Frank Langella

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    Tim Curry, Debra Messing, Ernest Borgnine

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    Claire Danes, Josh Brolin, Giovanni Ribisi

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    Heather Graham, Gary Oldman, Lacey Chabert

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alicia Silverstone, Seth Green

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    Jennifer Garner, Malcolm McDowell, Leslie Nielsen

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    Vanessa Hudgens, Ben Kingsley, Bill Paxton

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    Rosie O'Donnell, Fran Drescher, Jeremy Piven

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    Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Plummer

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    Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson

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    Rosario Dawson, Tara Reid, Alan Cumming

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird

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    Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner

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    Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Corey Feldman

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    Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Tyra Banks

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    Eddie Murphy, Famke Janssen, Owen Wilson

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    Kylie Minogue, Whoopi Goldberg, Chevy Chase

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    Maggie Q, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan

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    Dan Aykroyd, John Lithgow, Burgess Meredith

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

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Brendan Fraser, Alfred Molina

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    Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving

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    Kevin Murphy, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu

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    Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra, Will Ferrell

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    Pamela Anderson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Isla Fisher

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    Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra, Linda Cardellini

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