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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Seychelle Gabriel

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    Kathy Griffin, Tim Meadows, Julia Sweeney

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    The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    The Smurfs Katy Perry, Sofía Vergara, Joan Rivers

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    Dragonball Evolution is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows

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    Dragonball Evolution Emmy Rossum, Jamie Chung, James Marsters

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    Sex and the City 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


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

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    The Beverly Hillbillies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    The Beverly Hillbillies Rob Schneider, Lea Thompson, Lily Tomlin

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    The Dukes of Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Jessica Simpson, Willie Nelson, Burt Reynolds

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    Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Wild Wild West Salma Hayek, Will Smith, Kevin Kline

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    Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Yogi Bear Justin Timberlake, Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd

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    The Adventures of Rocky and Bu... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Robert De Niro, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal

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    Land of the Lost is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Will Ferrell, Leonard Nimoy, Matt Lauer

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    The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    The Flintstones Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor, Rosie O'Donnell

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    Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell

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    Speed Racer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Speed Racer Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman

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    The Honeymooners is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Gabrielle Union, John Leguizamo, Regina Hall

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    The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    The Avengers Uma Thurman, Sean Connery, Ralph Fiennes

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    Charlie's Angels: Full Throttl... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore, Drew Barrymore

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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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    Masters of the Universe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Courteney Cox, Dolph Lundren, Frank Langella

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    Sgt. Bilko is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Sgt. Bilko Chris Rock, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd

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    Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Lost in Space Heather Graham, Gary Oldman, Lacey Chabert

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    The Saint is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    The Saint Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Roger Moore

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    Vanessa Hudgens, Ben Kingsley, Bill Paxton

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    The Mod Squad is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Claire Danes, Josh Brolin, Giovanni Ribisi

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    Dennis the Menace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Dennis the Menace Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Natasha Lyonne

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    McHale's Navy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Tim Curry, Debra Messing, Ernest Borgnine

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    Jennifer Garner, Malcolm McDowell, Leslie Nielsen

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    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is listed (or ranked) 28 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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    Rosie O'Donnell, Fran Drescher, Jeremy Piven

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    Josie and the Pussycats is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows

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    Josie and the Pussycats Rosario Dawson, Tara Reid, Alan Cumming

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    Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleash... is listed (or ranked) 31 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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    The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    The A-Team Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson

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    Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner

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    I Spy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows

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    I Spy Eddie Murphy, Famke Janssen, Owen Wilson

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Plummer

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    Hannah Montana: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Hannah Montana: The Movie Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Tyra Banks

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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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    Transformers: Revenge of the F... is listed (or ranked) 39 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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    Space Jam is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Space Jam Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird

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    Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows

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    Get Smart Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Bill Murray

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    21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    21 Jump Street Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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

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    Starsky & Hutch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Starsky & Hutch Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra, Will Ferrell

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Brendan Fraser, Alfred Molina

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    Kylie Minogue, Whoopi Goldberg, Chevy Chase

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    Mission: Impossible III is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows

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    Mission: Impossible III Maggie Q, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan

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    Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon, Tom Green

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    Jackass Number Two is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Jackass Number Two

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    Jackass: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Jackass: The Movie

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