These days, most of the movies are inspired by maybe a novel, or a film that’s already been done. They could be based on a comic book or even podcasts! But did you know that some of the best movie adaptations are from television shows? Of course, it can be a hit or miss despite them being a big-budget film. But once they hit the spot, they become one of the most entertaining movies. So, today we’ll talk about some of the movies that were adaptations of TV shows. Check it out!
1. Mission: Impossibe (1996)
Many people do not know but the Mission: Impossible franchise started because of a television show. The first Mission: Impossible is very close to the television show but it managed to provide some great action sequences. All this resulted in a movie that started something so massive that it is still relevant to this day.
2. South Park: Bigger, Longer, And Uncut (1999)
Calling all the South Park fans. The movie is considered as one of the best adaptations because the fans argue that it takes the television shows to the extreme of its logic and they love it. With its unique songs, the mandatory vulgar language, or the deep political commentary, everything just fits right.
3. Serenity (2005)
Firefly was one of the cult classics TV shows that got cancelled due to low ratings. Sadly, some of the episodes couldn’t even air. However, the fanbase has certainly taken off which is reflected in the massive DVD sales the following year. They came back as the severely overlook sci-fi epic Serenity with some gruelling action scenes. But a major drawback was that some might find it hard to follow if they haven’t watched the show.
4. The Addams Family (1991)
The Addams Family became one of the highest-grossing Halloween movies ever, courtesy of director Barry Sonnenfeld who knew exactly how to adapt from the hit television series. People appreciated the camera tricks, huge set pieces, and also love the sequel titled Addams Family Values. Some people claim that the movies took the concept to a level where the original series couldn’t.
5. In The Loop (2009)
In The Loop is an adaptation of the BBC political comedy called Thick of It. The only problem with this adaptation is that half of the actors are from the TV show playing a different character, and some of the actors are playing the same role. Once you get past that, the movie is a great satire and absolute fun to watch.
6. Lost In Space (1998)
Lost in Space doesn’t get much credit as it was regarded as a fast-paced movie which wasn’t necessary. But still, some people argue that Lost In Space is a fairly neat adaptation because some hilariously claim that the first part of the movie was good. Even the recent Netflix adaptation of the 1960’s show couldn’t live up to the expectations.
7. The Fugitive (1993)
The Fugitive is a proper crime-suspense movie that follows a U.S. Marshall who attempts to track down Richard Kimble, the prime suspect in his wife’s murder case. Of course, the movie couldn’t include everything in its runtime considering the TV show went on for four seasons and had 120 episodes.
8. Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993)
Some fans of the Caped Crusader believe that Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm is still one of the greatest Batman films. That being said, it is also said to be a good movie adaptation from a TV show. Out of all the animated films, this one takes the upper edge according to the fans.