films The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows

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List Rules 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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The Beverly Hillbillies Rob Schneider, Lea Thompson Lily Tomlin

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Wild Wild West Salma Hayek, Will Smith Kevin Kline

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It's Pat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
It's Pat Kathy Griffin, Tim Meadows Julia Sweeney

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Land of the Lost Will Ferrell, Leonard Nimoy Matt Lauer

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The Smurfs Katy Perry, Sofía Vergara Joan Rivers

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The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Robert De Niro, Whoopi Goldberg Billy Crystal

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The Dukes of Hazzard Jessica Simpson, Willie Nelson Burt Reynolds

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The Flintstones Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor Rosie O'Donnell

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Bewitched Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell Steve Carell

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Dragonball Evolution is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
Dragonball Evolution Emmy Rossum, Jamie Chung James Marsters

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Sex and the City 2 Miley Cyrus, Penélope Cruz Sarah Jessica Parker

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Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
Yogi Bear Justin Timberlake, Anna Faris Dan Aykroyd

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Speed Racer Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon John Goodman

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The Avengers Uma Thurman, Sean Connery Ralph Fiennes

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Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore Drew Barrymore

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The Honeymooners Gabrielle Union, John Leguizamo Regina Hall

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipw... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Christina Applegate, Amy Poehler Anna Faris

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The Mod Squad Claire Danes, Josh Brolin Giovanni Ribisi

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Sgt. Bilko Chris Rock, Steve Martin Dan Aykroyd

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Thunderbirds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
Thunderbirds Vanessa Hudgens, Ben Kingsley Bill Paxton

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Lost in Space Heather Graham, Gary Oldman Lacey Chabert

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Masters of the Universe Courteney Cox, Dolph Lundren Frank Langella

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Dennis the Menace Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson Natasha Lyonne

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The Saint Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue Roger Moore

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Mr. Magoo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
Mr. Magoo Jennifer Garner, Malcolm McDowell Leslie Nielsen

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The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
The A-Team Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper Liam Neeson

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McHale's Navy Tim Curry, Debra Messing Ernest Borgnine

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleash... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alicia Silverstone Seth Green

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Megan Fox, Will Arnett William Fichtner

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Hannah Montana: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
Hannah Montana: The Movie Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift Tyra Banks

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Good Burger is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
Good Burger Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra Linda Cardellini

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I Spy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
I Spy Eddie Murphy, Famke Janssen Owen Wilson

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Dragnet is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
Dragnet Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd Christopher Plummer

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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
21 Jump Street Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum Ice Cube

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Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
Get Smart Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson Bill Murray

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Jackass 3D is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
Jackass 3D Mike Judge

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Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
Dark Shadows Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer Chloë Grace Moretz

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Starsky & Hutch is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
Starsky & Hutch Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra Will Ferrell

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Doogal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
Doogal Kylie Minogue, Whoopi Goldberg Chevy Chase

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Transformers: Revenge of the F... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf Hugo Weaving

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Mission: Impossible III is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
Mission: Impossible III Maggie Q, Keri Russell Michelle Monaghan

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Car 54, Where Are You? is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
Car 54, Where Are You? Rosie O'Donnell, Fran Drescher Jeremy Piven

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Josie and the Pussycats is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
Josie and the Pussycats Rosario Dawson, Tara Reid Alan Cumming

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Dudley Do-Right is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
Dudley Do-Right Sarah Jessica Parker, Brendan Fraser Alfred Molina

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S.W.A.T. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
S.W.A.T. Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell Michelle Rodriguez

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22 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
22 Jump Street Channing Tatum, Anna Faris Queen Latifah

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MacGruber is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
MacGruber Val Kilmer, Kristen Wiig Chris Jericho (Fozzy)*

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Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows
Scooby-Doo Pamela Anderson, Sarah Michelle Gellar Isla Fisher