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Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies

Updated August 30, 2020 158.7k votes 11.9k voters 115.6k views129 items

List RulesOnly series that are no longer on the air that should be adapted into film

This list of canceled shows we'd like to see as movies includes a lot of huge cult favorites. Obviously this list isn't complete, so feel free to add any TV shows that aren't on the air anymore to it. Vote for your favorites and who knows? It just might happen someday!

A 'Freaks and Geeks' movie would be freakin' amazing (if you could get all of the show's original stars back together for long enough to film it). And while 'Firefly' does already have one movie ('Serenity'), why not more? Arguments can certainly be made that shows like 'Roswell,' 'Pushing Daisies' and 'Chuck' would also be interesting films.

While J.J. Abrams has a lot going on right now, what with the whole 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek' stuff, he could take a break from ruling the universe long enough to get a 'Fringe' movie going. And, while we're discussing the sci-fi stuff, why not bring 'Battlestar Galactica' to the big screen, too?

Keep in mind: Movies are expensive. Some of the stars of these shows became famous *because* of these shows (Jennifer Garner, as Sydney Bristow on 'Alias' comes to mind). They'll want to be paid the big bucks in any movie adaptation. That's where you come in. If you could help to bankroll any canceled TV show you loved, which one would you pick? 
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    Star Trek: Enterprise
    592
    699

    Star Trek: Enterprise

    Scott Bakula, John Billingsley

    Premiered2001

    Genres (Tv)Military science fiction, Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Action

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  • 27
    Alcatraz
    1,440
    2,477

    Alcatraz

    Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia

    Premiered2012

    Genres (Tv)Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Adventure film, Action

    Alcatraz is an American television series created by Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien and... more on Wikipedia
  • 28
    Burn Notice
    1,370
    2,891

    Burn Notice

    Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar

    Premiered2007

    Genres (Tv)Espionage, Drama, Action

    Burn Notice (USA, 2007) is an American action crime drama television series created by Matt... more on Wikipedia

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  • 29
    Agent Carter
    603
    545

    Agent Carter

    Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Action, Adventure, Spy-Fi, Superhero

    Marvel's Agent Carter, or simply Agent Carter, is an American television series created for... more on Wikipedia
  • 30
    Married... with Children
    922
    829

    Married... with Children

    Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate

    Premiered1987

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Married... with Children is an American sitcom that aired for 11 seasons. It featured a... more on Wikipedia

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  • 31
    The Sopranos
    1,078
    1,379

    The Sopranos

    James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco

    Premiered1999

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    The Sopranos (HBO, 1999) is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 32
    NCIS
    562
    539

    NCIS

    Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly

    Premiered2003

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Thriller

    NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional... more on Wikipedia

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  • 33
    Dark Angel
    2,290
    4,755

    Dark Angel

    Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly

    Premiered2000

    Genres (Tv)Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Action, Science Fiction

    Dark Angel is an American biopunk/cyberpunk science fiction television series created by James... more on Wikipedia
  • 34
    Dollhouse
    2,239
    4,648

    Dollhouse

    Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Action/Adventure, Drama, Psychological thriller, Thriller, Adventure film

    Dollhouse is an American science fiction television series created by writer and director Joss... more on Wikipedia

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  • 35
    Warehouse 13
    267
    400

    Warehouse 13

    Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural, Action/Adventure, Adventure film, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    Warehouse 13 is a U.S. television science fiction series that premiered on July 7, 2009, on... more on Wikipedia
  • 36
    Constantine
    552
    562

    Constantine

    Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau

    Premiered2014

    Constantine (NBC, 2014) is an American television series developed by Daniel Cerone and David... more on Wikipedia
  • 37
    Merlin
    3,702
    5,041

    Merlin

    John Hurt, Colin Morgan

    Premiered1998

    Genres (Tv)Action/Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

    Merlin is a television miniseries which originally aired in 1998 on NBC that retells the... more on Wikipedia
  • 38
    Terra Nova
    1,959
    3,971

    Terra Nova

    Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Action, Science Fiction

    Terra Nova (Fox, 2011) is an American science fiction drama television series created by Kelly... more on Wikipedia

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  • 39
    Star Trek: Voyager
    604
    814

    Star Trek: Voyager

    Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran

    Premiered1995

    Genres (Tv)Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Action, Science Fiction

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  • 40
    Wonder Woman
    475
    620

    Wonder Woman

    Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner

    Premiered1975

    Genres (Tv)Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Action, Fantasy

    Wonder Woman is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superheroine... more on Wikipedia

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  • 41
    Monk
    525
    649

    Monk

    Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram

    Premiered2002

    Genres (Tv)Police procedural, Comedy-drama, Mystery

    Monk (USA, 2002) is an American comedy-drama detective mystery television series created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 42
    Dark Matter
    94
    96

    Dark Matter

    Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

    Dark Matter (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian science fiction series created by Joseph Mallozzi and... more on Wikipedia
  • 43
    Jericho
    1,478
    3,026

    Jericho

    Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters

    Premiered2006

    Genres (Tv)Action/Adventure, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Drama, Adventure film, Action

    Jericho is an American post-apocalyptic action-drama series that centers on the residents of... more on Wikipedia
  • 44
    Entourage
    691
    829

    Entourage

    Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier

    Premiered2004

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    Entourage is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on HBO on July 18, 2004... more on Wikipedia

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  • 45
    Sliders
    523
    686

    Sliders

    Jerry O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd

    Premiered1995

    Genres (Tv)Action/Adventure, Adventure film, Action, Science Fiction

    Sliders is an American science fiction and fantasy television series created by Robert K.... more on Wikipedia
  • 46
    Stargate Atlantis
    891
    2,184

    Stargate Atlantis

    Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell

    Premiered2004

    Genres (Tv)Military science fiction, Action/Adventure, Adventure film, Action, Science Fiction

    Stargate Atlantis is a Canadian-American adventure and military science fiction television... more on Wikipedia
  • 47
    Ally McBeal
    622
    775

    Ally McBeal

    Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann

    Premiered1997

    Genres (Tv)Romance TV, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy, Legal drama

    Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama television series, originally aired on Fox from... more on Wikipedia

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  • 48
    Human Target
    741
    2,079

    Human Target

    Mark Valley, Chi McBride

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Action, Action film

    Human Target is an American action drama television series that was broadcast by Fox in the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 49
    Grimm
    24
    8

    Grimm

    David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror Film, Mystery, Fantasy

    Grimm (NBC, 2011) is an American fantasy police procedural drama television series created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 50
    Leverage
    1,427
    3,292

    Leverage

    Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman

    Premiered2008

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Action/Adventure, Comedy-drama, Thriller

    Leverage (TNT, 2008) is an American action crime drama television series created by John... more on Wikipedia