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The Best Movies Based on TV Shows

List Criteria: Top big-screen adaptations of television series

The best movies based on TV shows are those legendary movies that spawned from our favorite TV shows of all time. It's really easy to make a horrible film adaptation of a favorite book, television show or classic film. These great TV shows turned into movies are the exact opposite. With numerous successful films to its resume, the "Star Trek" franchise perhaps saw the best success on the big screen. Based on the classic television series, the science fiction franchise has prompted so many great movies dating back from the original film in 1979 to modern adaptations released as recently as May 2013. 

That's not to say that other television shows adapted into movies are not awesome too. "The Fugitive," "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," "Traffic" and "The Naked Gun" are all prime examples of filmmakers taking a TV series and turning it into an equally, if not more, successful movie. In some cases, filmmakers did this simply from a character or sketch from a show such as in cases of "Borat," "Wayne's World," "The Blues Brothers" and "Bruno."

But for every great movie based on a TV show, there are also dozens of bad movies adapted from television shows. Thankfully, these are the best of the bunch. Which TV show to movie adaptation is the absolute best? Vote for them below!
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    Jennifer Morrison, Zoe Saldana, Winona Ryder

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    the people's #1 & most listed Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion

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    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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    Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

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    added by wiabux Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton

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    ranked low on reranks Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Martin Landau

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    added by donovan Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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    added by carlybobarly Christina Ricci, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd

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    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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    George Clooney, Minnie Driver, Isaac Hayes

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    Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Tia Carrere

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    Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard

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    Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

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    Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson

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    Christina Ricci, Anjelica Huston, Cynthia Nixon

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas

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    Tom Cruise, Maggie Q, Keri Russell

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, David Letterman

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    O. J. Simpson, Reggie Jackson, "Weird Al" Yankovic

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    Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga

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    Minnie Driver, Hank Azaria, Albert Brooks

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    Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

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    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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    added by evilmaya Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Christopher Lambert

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    Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor

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    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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    Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, John Lithgow

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    Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Bill Murray

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    Scarlett Johansson, Alec Baldwin, David Hasselhoff

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Hudson, Kim Cattrall

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    Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes

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    Mark Hamill, Dana Delany, Marilu Henner

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    Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu

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    added by Logan2011 Colin Farrell, Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J

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    added by MarkJohnson Frank Welker, E.G. Daily, Tom Kenny

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    RuPaul, Christine Taylor, Davy Jones

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    Carmen Electra, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell

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    often listed & added by JacobMurray Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra, Abe Vigoda

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    new! & added by testuserkallol1 Kate Beckinsale, John Cusack, Bridget Moynahan

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