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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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    Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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    Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder

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    Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Blythe Danner

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    Christina Ricci, Christopher Lloyd, Anjelica Huston

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    Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

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    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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    Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

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    Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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    Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

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    George Clooney, Minnie Driver, Isaac Hayes

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    Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Rob Lowe

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    Christina Ricci, Christopher Lloyd, Anjelica Huston

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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    Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard

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    Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson

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    Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

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    Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez

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    Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, David Letterman

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    Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve

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

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    Maggie Q, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan

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    Dan Aykroyd, John Lithgow, Burgess Meredith

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    Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor

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    Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Bill Murray

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    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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    Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes

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    Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor, Rosie O'Donnell

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    Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle

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    Mark Hamill, Dana Delany, Marilu Henner

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    Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Curry, Lenny Kravitz

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    O. J. Simpson, Leslie Nielsen, Zsa Zsa Gábor

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