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Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies 

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Updated March 17, 2019 205.3k votes 11.8k voters 115.3k views 128 items

List Rules Only 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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Buffy the Vampire Slayer... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters

Premiered: 1997

Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Horror, Comedy-drama, Teen drama, Action, + more

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Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt

Premiered: 1989

Genres (Tv): Procedural drama, Drama, Science Fiction

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House is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Medical drama

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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano

Premiered: 1998

Genres (Tv): Drama, Fantasy, Supernatural

Charmed (The WB, 1998) is an American fantasy drama television series created by Constance M. Burge. Sisters Prue (Shannen Doherty), Piper (Holly Marie Combs) and Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) discover ...more

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Angel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Supernatural drama, Supernatural, Action/Adventure, Drama, Horror Film, + more

Angel (The WB, 1999) is an American supernatural television series created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt, and a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Angel (David ...more

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Xena: Warrior Princess ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
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Premiered: 1995

Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Comedy-drama, + more

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Heroes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia

Premiered: 2006

Genres (Tv): Drama, Television drama series, Thriller, Science Fiction, Fantasy

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Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
beernbugs added Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

Premiered: 2008

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Thriller, Neo-western, Tragedy

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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

Premiered: 1993

Genres (Tv): Cryptozoology, Supernatural, Crime Fiction, Drama, Live action, + more

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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

Premiered: 2008

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Horror, Drama

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Futurama is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Animation, Sitcom, Comedy, Science Fiction

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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez

Premiered: 2007

Genres (Tv): Espionage, Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Comedy-drama, + more

Chuck (NBC, 2007) is an American action-comedy/spy-drama television series created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak. When a twenty-something computer geek (Zachary Levi) inadvertently downloads ...more

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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

Premiered: 2008

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Supernatural drama

Fringe (Fox, 2008) is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. An F.B.I. agent (Anna Torv) is forced to work with an ...more

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Friends is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

Premiered: 1994

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

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Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Western, Period drama

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Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Comedy-drama

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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

Premiered: 2001

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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson

Premiered: 2000

Genres (Tv): Comedy-drama

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The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Crime drama

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Space opera, Military science fiction

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Dead Like Me is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Ellen Muth, Callum Blue, Jasmine Guy

Premiered: 2003

Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy, Fantasy

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Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

Premiered: 2007

Genres (Tv): Espionage, Drama, Action

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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
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Premiered: 2008

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Neo-western

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Dark Angel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly, Richard Gunn

Premiered: 2000

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

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Married... with Children... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
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Premiered: 1987

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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