What are the best movies based on TV shows?
We've talked a lot here at TV Squad about movies made from TV shows. A while back, Anna listed her picks for the 10 best movies based on TV shows, and then Paul listed his picks for the 10 worst. (I also chimed in with my picks for 5 TV shows that are better than the original movie). Now Rotten Tomatoes picks the 50 best movies made from TV shows, and the results are...odd.
Now, some of the choices are predictable if not accurate, including Star Trek II, Wayne's World, South Park, Mission: Impossible, The Untouchables, and The Brady Bunch Movie. And fans of Firefly will be happy to see Serenity on the list (and in the top 10!).
Though I still don't understand why everyone picks The Fugitive, one of the most overrated movies of the past 25 years and nothing like the TV show, really. And do we need that many Star Trek movies on the list, including lesser ones like Insurrection? The problem with picking 50 films is that it's way too high a number. You start running out of the true cream of the crop and have to fill up spaces. That's why movies like George of the Jungle and Josie and the Pussycats make the list.
What are your favorites?