Taking a TV show and making it a full length movie, more often than not, does not work.
But, there are times that it works and works so well it wins Oscars or gets a sequel.
Just watch 21 Jump Street online and you'll see what we mean! And sometimes, a TV to movie effort even gives us movie lines that we still quote years later... just check out these Borat quotes and you'll agree!
We present the 21 TV shows that became movies that work!
Turning a somewhat cheesy 1980s cops go undercover in high school TV show into a full blown action comedy was a risk. And it paid off... big time. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum nailed it. And it gets major points for the Johnny Depp cameo!
Taking a beloved 1960s TV cop show and giving it a comedy makeover might have seemed risky. But, with Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd in the lead roles... it somehow worked! Plus, that was one killer rap song as its theme. Who thought we'd ever hear Hanks rap?!
The key to taking Charlie's Angels and bringing it to the big screen was casting. How much did they nail it with Lucy Liu, Drew Barrymore (who produced) and Cameron Diaz. Plus, having Bill Murray as Bosley was a stroke of genius.
Dum dum dum dum... dum dum dum dum... that theme song is classic! And so is this film that featured Raul Julia and Angelica Huston as the leaders of The Addams Family. And thank you very much for introducing us to the magic that is Christina Ricci!
Pee-wee's Big Adventure took off from the Saturday morning children's show and became a beloved movie directed by Tim Burton no less! The story of a boy and his bike was more than worth the leap to the silver screen.
Twilight Zone: The Movie was a stroke of brilliance. Taking the Rod Serling classic and realizing that it would take not one, but four great directors to bring it to the big screen was a stroke of genius.