TV Adaptations (US)by deano11 | created - 30 Aug 2011 | updated - 06 Oct 2016 | Public
These feature films, TV movies and straight-to-DVDs are based on America's live-action TV series and mini-series from the 1950s to present.
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3. Our Miss Brooks (1956)
85 min | Comedy
Miss Brooks teaches English at Madison High, rents a room from Mrs. Davis, gets rides to school with student Walter, fights with Principal Conklin, and tries to snag shy biology teacher ... See full summary »
7. Gunn (1967)
Not Rated | 94 min | Mystery
Peter Gunn investigates the murder of Scarlotti, a mobster who once saved the detective's life. The primary suspect appears to be Fusco, who has taken over. In the middle of the case, an ... See full summary »
9. House of Dark Shadows (1970)
PG | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Vampire Barnabas Collins is accidentally released from his centuries-long confinement at his family's estate in Maine. He targets his clueless descendants who live there now and pursues Maggie, the incarnation of his lost love.
10. Pufnstuf (1970)
G | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Young Jimmy is being pursued by the evil Wilhemina W. Witchiepoo. More specifically, Witchiepoo is after Jimmy's small friend, a small solid gold diamond encrusted talking flute named ... See full summary »
14. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
G | 132 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
When an alien spacecraft of enormous power is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral James T. Kirk resumes command of the overhauled USS Enterprise in order to intercept it.
Votes: 70,422 | Gross: $82.26M
15. The Muppet Movie (1979)
G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit.
Votes: 27,798 | Gross: $76.66M
16. The Gong Show Movie (1980)
R | 89 min | Comedy
A week in the life of "The Gong Show" host and creator Chuck Barris who lives through a series of outrageous competitors, stressful situations, a nervous breakdown and other comical ... See full summary »
Votes: 685 | Gross: $6.62M
18. The Munsters' Revenge (1981 TV Movie)
96 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
When a wax museum owner attempts to frame the Munsters for pulling a jewelry heist, they must both prove their innocence and find out the true thieves.
19. The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies (1981 TV Movie)
100 min | Comedy
Jed Clamplett and his backwoods family help solve an energy crisis in their own rustic ways for their Beverly Hills neighborhood they still cannot adjust to.
20. The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Kermit, Gonzo, and Fozzie are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.
Votes: 11,254 | Gross: $31.21M
21. The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island (1981 TV Movie)
120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sport
The staff of the island resort need the aid of the Harlem Globetrotters to keep their island from a greedy millionaire.
22. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
PG | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.
Votes: 99,839 | Gross: $78.91M
23. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
PG | 101 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Four horror and science fiction segments, directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series.
Votes: 28,485 | Gross: $29.50M
24. Strange Brew (1983)
PG | 90 min | Comedy
Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.
25. The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair (1983 TV Movie)
96 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
When THRUSH steals a nuclear weapon and demands a ransom delivered by Napoleon Solo, UNCLE recalls him and his partner to duty.
26. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
G | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Kermit and his friends go to New York City to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.
Votes: 16,759 | Gross: $25.53M
27. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Admiral Kirk and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis planet to recover Spock's body.
Votes: 64,846 | Gross: $76.47M
28. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.
Votes: 44,501 | Gross: $40.90M
29. Kojak: The Belarus File (1985 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Lieutenant Theo Kojak teams up with Dana Sutton, a comely federal agent, to uncover a conspiracy reaching back to the Nazi occupation of the Soviet Union.
30. Follow That Bird (1985)
G | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.
31. Dallas: The Early Years (1986 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama, Romance
Digger Barnes is furious when his friend Jock Ewing starts dating the love of his life Ellie Southworth. He is also convinced that Jock has cheated him out of his share in their oil fields. And so begins the decades long Barnes-Ewing feud.
32. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
PG | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to San Francisco in 1986 to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales.
Votes: 68,280 | Gross: $109.71M
34. Dragnet (1987)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Crime
The equally-straight-laced and "by the book" nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery.
Votes: 28,000 | Gross: $57.39M
35. The Untouchables (1987)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.
Votes: 240,075 | Gross: $76.27M
36. Kojak: The Price of Justice (1987 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Thriller
The bald detective in a fedora finds himself attracted to a foxy, enigmatic woman who is suspected in the murders of her two small sons.
38. Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Pee-wee Herman is now a small-town farmer with a fiancée, but when a traveling circus comes to town, he finds himself falling for the trapeze artist.
Votes: 7,863 | Gross: $15.12M
PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime
Incompetent police Detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.
Votes: 128,119 | Gross: $78.04M
40. Kojak: Ariana (1989 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 120 min | Crime, Drama
One of Kojak's old enemies uses Ariana, a young Greek girl, as bait to trap the legendary New York detective. Meanwhile, Kojak finds himself a brash young associate.
42. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
PG | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Captain Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's long-lost half-brother who hijacks the Enterprise for an obsessive search for God at the center of the galaxy.
Votes: 48,625 | Gross: $52.21M
44. Kojak: It's Always Something (1990 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 96 min
After discovering the connection between a corrupt city commissioner and Colombian killers, Kojak is framed for the murder of a call girl and is prosecuted by former police detective Crocker, now an assistant D.A.
46. Kojak: None So Blind (1990 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama
After a flighty young woman accidentally witnesses a Mob hit in an Italian restaurant, New York Police Inspector Theo Kojak must both protect her from an unscrupulous Dutch hitman, and bring Mob kingpin Tony Salducci to justice.
47. The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)
PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime
Lieutenant Frank Drebin discovers that his ex-girlfriend's new beau is involved in a plot to kidnap a scientist who advocates solar energy.
Votes: 91,364 | Gross: $86.93M
49. Kojak: Fatal Flaw (1989 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama
Investigating the murder of a writer responsible for a Mob exposÃ©, Kojak discovers that the dead man's wife is an old flame.
50. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.
Votes: 61,199 | Gross: $74.89M
51. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
R | 135 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled.
Votes: 70,333 | Gross: $4.16M
52. Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1992 TV Movie)
89 min | Action
the grandson of kwai chang kane walks out of the past. he teaches his son the shaolin way in a temple..an evil force destroyed that temple..father and son each believing the other perished.... See full summary »
53. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.
Votes: 39,453 | Gross: $27.28M
54. The Odd Couple: Together Again (1993 TV Movie)
Felix's daughter Edna is getting married, and his wife Gloria throws him out of the house for a few days, so that she can plan the wedding herself, without him getting in the way. Felix ... See full summary »
55. The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family
A feature adaptation of the classic television show, when nice guy redneck Jed Clampett strikes it rich when he finds black oil, and moves him and his kin to posh Beverly Hills.
Votes: 15,566 | Gross: $44.03M
56. Babylon 5: The Gathering (1993 TV Movie)
Unrated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The opening of a crucial space station is put in jeopardy when the commanding officer is accused of the attempted murder of a diplomat.
57. The Fugitive (1993)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt lead by a seasoned US Marshall.
Votes: 232,518 | Gross: $183.88M
58. Addams Family Values (1993)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy
The Addams Family try to rescue their beloved uncle Fester from his gold-digging new love, a black widow named Debbie.
Votes: 64,656 | Gross: $48.92M
59. Star Trek: Generations (1994)
PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
Captain Picard, with the help of long presumed dead Captain Kirk, must stop a renegade scientist willing to murder on a planetary scale in order to enter an energy ribbon.
Votes: 66,398 | Gross: $75.67M
60. Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Crime
Frank Drebin comes out of retirement to help Police Squad infiltrate a gang of terrorists planning to detonate a bomb at the Academy Awards.
Votes: 84,435 | Gross: $51.13M
62. I Spy Returns (1994 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Action
Time passes and things change. So have Scott and Robinson. Scott has become a college professor and Robinson holds a high enough position with the S.S.A.. Actually, their children are now ... See full summary »
63. Maverick (1994)
PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief.
Votes: 90,337 | Gross: $101.63M
64. Car 54, Where Are You? (1994)
PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy
Brash NYC policeman Officer Gunther Toody is partnered with stiff, by-the-book Officer Francis Muldoon to protect an important mafia witness prior to testifying against orgainzed crime in ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,058 | Gross: $1.24M
65. The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy
The original '70s T.V. family is now placed in the 1990s, where they're even more square and out of place than ever.
Votes: 18,503 | Gross: $46.58M
66. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)
PG | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Family
A giant egg is unearthed at a construction site and soon opened, releasing the terrible Ivan Ooze, who wreaks vengeance on Zordon for imprisoning him millennia ago. With Zordon dying and their powers lost, the Rangers head to a distant planet to find the mystic warrior Dulcea.
Votes: 22,178 | Gross: $37.80M
67. Here Come the Munsters (1995 TV Movie)
96 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
The Munsters come to America to search for Herman's brother-in-law Norman Hyde, only to find out that he has turned himself into Brent Jekyll, who is running for congress, and Grandpa must ... See full summary »
68. Mission: Impossible (1996)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.
Votes: 331,171 | Gross: $180.98M
69. A Very Brady Sequel (1996)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy
The Bradys receive a surprise visit when a man claiming to be Carol's long-lost first husband shows up at their residence, the family question his motives.
Votes: 8,875 | Gross: $21.40M
70. The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas (1996 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Get ready for some holiday spirits as the first family of fright rallies to show melancholy Eddie Munster (Bug Hall) some of the holly, jolly magic that only Santa can bring.
72. Sgt. Bilko (1996)
PG | 93 min | Comedy
Sgt. Bilko is in charge of the Motor Pool at an Army base. He's also a good-natured con man, providing gambling facilities for the soldiers on base. When an old enemy from his past shows up... See full summary »
Votes: 19,110 | Gross: $30.36M
73. Flipper (1996)
PG | 95 min | Family, Adventure
Sandy Ricks is sent by his mother to Coral Key, a rustic island in the Florida keys, to spend the summer with his uncle Porter Ricks. Sandy dislikes everything about his new environment ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,818 | Gross: $20.05M
74. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
PG-13 | 73 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Mike Nelson and his robot companions watch and give their comments about This Island Earth (1955).
Votes: 16,590 | Gross: $1.01M
75. Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996)
R | 89 min | Comedy
A pharmaceutical scientist creates a pill that makes people remember their happiest memory, and although it's successful, it has unfortunate side effects.
Votes: 7,486 | Gross: $2.65M
76. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The Borg travel back in time intent on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.
Votes: 105,274 | Gross: $92.00M
77. Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)
PG | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Family
The legendary Power Rangers must stop the evil space pirate Divatox from releasing the powerful Maligore from his volcanic imprisonment on the island of Muranthias, where only the kindly ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,304 | Gross: $8.11M
78. Good Burger (1997)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family
Two dim-witted teenagers are forced to save the fast food restaurant they work at from going out of business, despite a new-and-improved burger joint opening across the street that want to be the "Top Dog" in the fast food industry.
Votes: 22,713 | Gross: $23.69M
79. The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! (1997 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure
The Good Ole Boys return to try to save Hazzard Swamp and Uncle Jesse's farm from being destroyed by a crooked developer's (Mama Josephine Max) plans to build a theme park. To do so, they ... See full summary »
80. McHale's Navy (1997)
PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy
Retired Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale spends his days puttering around the Caribbean in the old PT-73 selling homebrew, ice cream, and swimsuit calendars. He's brought out of ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,801 | Gross: $4.53M
81. The Saint (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Simon Templar (The Saint), is a thief for hire, whose latest job to steal the secret process for cold fusion puts him at odds with a traitor bent on toppling the Russian government, as well as the woman who holds its secret.
Votes: 55,446 | Gross: $61.36M
82. Leave It to Beaver (1997)
PG | 84 min | Comedy, Family
The several misadventures and life-lessons learned by 8-year-old Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver in an entertaining and hilarious tale of a small-town Ohio family and the daily trials and tribunes of life.
Votes: 3,461 | Gross: $10.71M
83. Lost in Space (1998)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family
The Robinson family was going into space to fight for a chance for humanity. Now they are fighting to live long enough to find a way home.
Votes: 62,733 | Gross: $69.12M
84. The X Files (1998)
PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth.
Votes: 92,194 | Gross: $83.90M
85. Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998 TV Movie)
Unrated | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Emperor Londo Mollari tells the story of the Earth-Minbari war that almost destroyed Humanity and later inspired its last best hope for peace.
89. U.S. Marshals (1998)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard (Jones) and his team of Marshals are assigned to track down Sheridan (Snipes), who has been accused of a double-murder.
Votes: 84,476 | Gross: $57.17M
90. Barney's Great Adventure (1998)
G | 76 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Mom and dad dump son Cody, daughter Abby, her best friend Marcella and a baby on the farm with Grandpa and Grandma. Purple dinosaur Barney soon appears to entertain kids, and when a large ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,874 | Gross: $11.14M
92. Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When the crew of the Enterprise learn of a Federation conspiracy against the inhabitants of a unique planet, Captain Picard begins an open rebellion.
Votes: 61,721 | Gross: $70.12M
95. The Mod Squad (1999)
R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,081 | Gross: $13.26M
96. The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)
G | 73 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A tug-of-war between Elmo and his friend sends his blanket to faraway Grouchland, a place full of grouchy creatures and the villainous Huxley. Elmo embarks on a rescue mission, learning important lessons about sharing and responsibility.
Votes: 2,401 | Gross: $11.63M
97. Wild Wild West (1999)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
The two best hired guns in the West must save President Grant from the clutches of a nineteenth-century inventor-villain.
Votes: 139,315 | Gross: $113.81M
98. Muppets from Space (1999)
G | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family.
Votes: 15,991 | Gross: $16.63M
100. The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood (2000 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Duke Boys and company travel to Hollywood to sell some musical recordings in order to raise money to build a new hospital in Hazzard County. However, when their recordings and money are... See full summary »