TV Shows that Became Movies

  • From small screen fun to big screen action spectacle!
  • S.W.A.T.
  • Charlie's Angels
  • Mission: Impossible (two films)
  • The Fugitive
  • Film spin-offs meant to compliment the show:
  • Lizzie McGuire
  • The X-Files
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  • Beavis and Butthead
  • The Crocodile Hunter
  • Peewee's Playhouse (two films)
  • The Kids in the Hall (The film was called Brain Candy)
  • Mr. Bean
  • From small screen gem to big screen joke:
  • The Brady Bunch (two films)
  • Dragnet
  • McHale's Navy
  • My Favourite Martian
  • Car 54, Where are you?
  • Sgt. Bilko
  • I Spy
  • Scooby Doo (soon to be two films)
  • Rocky and Bullwinkle
  • Wild Wild West
  • The Beverly Hillbillies
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Leave it to Beaver
  • The Little Rascals
  • The Addams Family (two films)
  • From Small Screen camp to big screen seriousness:
  • Lost in Space
  • The Mod Squad
  • The Avengers
  • The Saint
  • Flipper
  • Animated classics that didn't translate well...
  • The Flintstones (two movies)
  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
  • And one that did:
  • George of the Jungle
  • The mother of all TV shows that became films:
  • The Star Trek franchise
  • The A-Team
  • Starsky and Hutch
  • Kojak
  • The Six Million Dollar Man
  • The Dukes of Hazzard
  • The Greatest American Hero
  • Bewitched
  • Tenacious D
  • (and thankfully) Firefly
Author Comments: 

Ah, television... it has done so much good... and yet so many crappy movies have come out of it... oh well... here's hoping the Bewitched movie is good.

Also, I did not include cartoons that spawned immediate movies, such as the Rugrats or Pokemon. Also, I did not include movies spawned from comic books which did have TV shows, such as Batman, or Josie and the Pussycats.

I kinda liked The Addams Family movie (the first one, anyway). Otherwise, I'm totally with you on your categorizin'.

And are they really coming out with a movie of The Greatest American Hero? Yikes.