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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    The Beverly Hillbillies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Rob Schneider, Lea Thompson, Lily Tomlin

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    Kathy Griffin, Tim Meadows, Julia Sweeney

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


    Katy Perry, Sofía Vergara, Joan Rivers

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    Emmy Rossum, Jamie Chung, James Marsters

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    Sex and the City 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Miley Cyrus, Penélope Cruz, Sarah Jessica Parker

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    Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Salma Hayek, Will Smith, Kevin Kline

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    The Dukes of Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Jessica Simpson, Willie Nelson, Burt Reynolds

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    The Adventures of Rocky and Bu... is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Will Ferrell, Leonard Nimoy, Matt Lauer

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    Justin Timberlake, Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd

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


    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


    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


    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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    Masters of the Universe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Courteney Cox, Dolph Lundren, Frank Langella

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    Christina Applegate, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris

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


    Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Roger Moore

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    Sgt. Bilko is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Movies Based on TV Shows


    Chris Rock, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd

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


    Heather Graham, Gary Oldman, Lacey Chabert

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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


    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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    Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    Rosie O'Donnell, Fran Drescher, Jeremy Piven

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    Rosario Dawson, Tara Reid, Alan Cumming

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alicia Silverstone, Seth Green

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    Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson

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    Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner

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    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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    Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Tyra Banks

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    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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    Mike Judge

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    Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving

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    Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird

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    Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Bill Murray

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

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    Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra, Will Ferrell

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Brendan Fraser, Alfred Molina

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    Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra, Linda Cardellini

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    Kylie Minogue, Whoopi Goldberg, Chevy Chase

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    Maggie Q, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan

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    Channing Tatum, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah

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    Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon, Tom Green

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