Film Spin-Offs

Spin-off in films derived from one or more already existing works, that focuses, in particular, in more detail on one aspect of that original work (e.g. a particular topic, character, or event).
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1.
Night Train to Munich (1940)
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When Germany invades Czechoslovakia, the German and the British intelligence services try to capture Czech scientist Axel Bomasch, inventor of a new type of armor-plating. (95 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ A spin-off of 1938's The Lady Vanishes. ” - deano11
 
2.
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
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Inspector Jacques Clouseau investigates the murder of Mr. Benjamin Ballon's driver at a country estate. (102 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
“ A spin-off of 1963's The Pink Panther. ” - deano11
 
3.
Supergirl (1984)
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After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch. (105 mins.)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
“ A superhero spin-off from Superman film series which starred Christopher Reeve. This movie also featured Marc McClure reprising his role as Jimmy Olsen from the Superman films. ” - deano11
 
4.
The Ewok Adventure (1984 TV Movie)
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Wicket the Ewok and his friends agree to help two shipwrecked human children on a quest to find their parents. (96 mins.)
Director: John Korty
“ The first of two spin-off TV movies featuring Ewoks from Star Wars Episode IV: Return of the Jedi (1983). ” - deano11
 
5.
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985 TV Movie)
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The army of the Marauders, led by by King Terak and the witch Charal, attack the Ewok village. Wicket helps Cindel escape and along with a shipwrecked hermit, they fight Terak and Charal. (94 mins.)
Director: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat
“ A sequel and spin-off TV movie featuring Ewoks from Star Wars Episode IV: Return of the Jedi (1983). ” - deano11
 
6.
The Airzone Solution (1993 Video)
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It is the near future and, thanks to the Industrial age, an environmental catastrophe looms. The public... (65 mins.)
Director: Bill Baggs
 
7.
Once a Cop (1993)
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As a crime wave sweeps through Hong Kong, the police call on Jessica Yang, a rising star in their ranks, to help stop a notorious gang of thieves. (104 mins.)
Director: Stanley Tong
“ A spin-off of Jackie Chan's Police Story film series involving Michelle Yeoh as Interpol Inspector Jessica Yang Jian Wa portrayed in Police Story 3: SuperCop (1992). Although Jackie Chan only has a cameo appearance in this film. ” - deano11
 
8.
P.R.O.B.E.: The Zero Imperative (1994 Video)
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Former UNIT scientist Liz Shaw investigates a series of bizarre murders near a soon-to-be closed psychiatric hospital. When the hospital is suddenly saved by a wealthy businessman events seem to run out of Liz's control. (60 mins.)
Director: Bill Baggs
 
9.
P.R.O.B.E.: The Devil of Winterborne (1995 Video)
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P.R.O.B.E. are summoned to investigate a series of strange events linked to a private school. Liz Shaw comes under increasing pressure to solve the case as P.R.O.B.E. is threatened with closure just when it may be most needed. (82 mins.)
Director: Bill Baggs
 
10.
P.R.O.B.E.: Unnatural Selection (1996 Video)
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A series of gruesome and bizarre murders leads P.R.O.B.E. to investigate a secret government project from the seventies. (47 mins.)
Director: Bill Baggs
 
11.
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
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The Borg travel back in time intended 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. (111 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Frakes
“ Spin-off of 1994's Star Trek: Generations. ” - deano11
 
12.
P.R.O.B.E.: Ghosts of Winterborne (1996 Video)
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When the body of a victim from the Winterborne case goes missing and a black magic grimoire is stolen from a local museum Liz Shaw teams up with the disgraced former headmaster of Winterborne school, Gavin Purcell to fight it. (42 mins.)
Director: Bill Baggs
 
13.
Auton (1997 Video)
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In a top-secret UNIT warehouse Dr Sally Arnold is studying a Nestene energy unit with little success. Until she subjects it to cosmic signals that activate it and it awakens several dormant Autons stored in the facility. (57 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Briggs
“ Spin-off productions based on the long running BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who. ” - deano11
 
14.
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997 Video)
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Astonished to find the Beast has a deep-seeded hatred for the Christmas season, Belle endeavors to change his mind on the matter. (72 mins.)
Director: Andy Knight
“ A Walt Disney direct-to-video spin-off sequel to 1991's Beauty and the Beast. ” - deano11
 
15.
Auton 2: Sentinel (1998 Video)
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Two years after the incident at the UNIT warehouse a lorry transporting Autons from there to another UNIT facility is hijacked by it's cargo. Lockwood and another psychic, Natasha, trace the Autons to Sentinel Island. (57 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Briggs
“ Spin-off productions based on the long running BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who. ” - deano11
 
16.
U.S. Marshals (1998)
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US Marshal Samuel Gerard (Jones) and his team of Marshals are assigned to track down Sheridan (Snipes), who has been accused of a double-murder. (131 mins.)
Director: Stuart Baird
“ A half spin-off/sequel to the 1993 motion picture The Fugitive with the actors from the previous film who portrayed Deputy marshals, reprise their roles in this film. ” - deano11
 
17.
Auton 3 (1999 Video)
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Lockwood and Natasha have returned to the mainland from Sentinel Island but find that the population of the town of Millhampton have vanished. The pair discover that the nearby hospital is the Nestene base of operations. (55 mins.)
“ Spin-off productions based on the long running BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who. ” - deano11
 
18.
The Cat Returns (2002)
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After helping a cat, a young girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life. (75 mins.)
Director: Hiroyuki Morita
“ A spin-off of Studio Ghibli's 1995 Japanese animated film, Whisper of the Heart. ” - deano11
 
19.
The Scorpion King (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A desert warrior rises up against the evil army that is destroying his homeland. He captures the enemy's key sorcerer, takes her deep into the desert and prepares for a final showdown. (92 mins.)
Director: Chuck Russell
“ A spin-off prequel of The Mummy Returns with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the title character. ” - deano11
 
20.
Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  
A holiday to the South Pacific turns awry, when Cousin Eddie's family and a tour guide are shipwrecked on an island. (83 mins.)
Director: Nick Marck
“ A spin-off of the National Lampoon's Vacation film series with Randy Quaid and Miriam Flynn reprising their roles as Cousin Eddie and Catherine. ” - deano11
 
21.
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
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The wanted criminal Riddick arrives on a planet called Helion Prime, and finds himself up against an invading empire called the Necromongers, an army that plans to convert or kill all humans in the universe. (119 mins.)
Director: David Twohy
“ A spin-off sequel of the 2000's Pitch Black with Vin Diesel as the dangerous criminal Richard B. Riddick. ” - deano11
 
22.
Elektra (2005)
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Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins. (97 mins.)
Director: Rob Bowman
“ A spin-off from the 2003 film Daredevil. ” - deano11
 
23.
American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Matt Stifler wants to be just like his big bro, making porn movies and having a good time in college. After sabotaging the school band, he gets sent to band camp where he really doesn't like it at first but then learns how to deal with the bandeez. (87 mins.)
Director: Steve Rash
“ A spin-off from the American Pie series. ” - deano11
 
24.
Beauty Shop (2005)
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A determined hairstylist (Queen Latifah) competes with her former boss (Kevin Bacon) after opening her own business in Atlanta. (105 mins.)
Director: Bille Woodruff
“ Spin-off to the Barbershop film franchise. ” - deano11
 
25.
Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Lisa Dolittle sends her daughter to 'Durango', a Dude Ranch, to find herself. While there, she uses her talent to talk to the animals in order to save Durango from being taken over by a neighboring Ranch. (93 mins.)
Director: Rich Thorne
“ A spin-off of the 1998 remake Dr. Dolittle series that does not star Eddie Murphy and Raven-Symoné. It stars Kyla Pratt, the original daughter in the remake series, as Maya. ” - deano11
 
26.
American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006 Video)
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When Erik Stifler gets a free pass to do whatever he wants from his girlfriend, he and his two best friends head to see his cousin Dwight for the Naked Mile and a weekend they will never forget. (97 mins.)
Director: Joe Nussbaum
“ A spin-off from the American Pie series. ” - deano11
 
27.
Evan Almighty (2007)
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God contacts Congressman Evan Baxter and tells him to build an ark in preparation for a great flood. (96 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
“ A stand-alone sequel to Bruce Almighty (2003) with director Tom Shadyac, based on the characters created by Steve Koren and Mark O'Keefe from the original film, and starring Steve Carell as the title character. Morgan Freeman reprised his role as God from the original film. ” - deano11
 
28.
American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007 Video)
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Erik, and Cooze start college and pledge the Beta House fraternity, presided over by none other than legendary Dwight Stifler... (88 mins.)
Director: Andrew Waller
“ A spin-off/sequel from the American Pie series. ” - deano11
 
29.
Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief (2008 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Maya Dolittle, who can talk to animals like her father, is placed on special assignment by the President of the United States of America. (85 mins.)
Director: Craig Shapiro
“ The sequel spin-off of the remake Dr. Dolittle series starring Kyla Pratt, the original daughter in the remake series, as Maya. ” - deano11
 
30.
Death Note: L Change the World (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A spin-out sequel to the popular Japanese thriller. This time it focuses on the character "L." (129 mins.)
Director: Hideo Nakata
“ A spin-off to the Death Note film series with Kenichi Matsuyama as the character "L". ” - deano11
 
31.
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control (2008 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A spin-off of the Get Smart movie, centered on Bruce, a techie at CONTROL, and his nerdy analyst cohort, Lloyd. (72 mins.)
Director: Gil Junger
“ A spin off of the 2008 Get Smart movie. ” - deano11
 
32.
Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts (2009 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
While on a trip to Hollywood to help a celebrity starlet's depressed Chihuahua, Maya Dolittle (Kyla... (90 mins.)
Director: Alex Zamm
“ The third spin-off film series of the 1998 remake Dr. Dolittle with Kyla Pratt, the original daughter in the remake series, as Maya. ” - deano11
 
33.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years. (107 mins.)
Director: Gavin Hood
“ A spin-off prequel to the X-Men film trilogy starring Hugh Jackman as the title character. ” - deano11
 
34.
“ A spin-off to the 2009 Hong Kong television drama series E.U. ” - deano11
 
35.
American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Ten years after the first American Pie movie, three new hapless virgins discover the Bible hidden in the school library at East Great Falls High... (93 mins.)
Director: John Putch
“ A spin-off from the American Pie series. ” - deano11
 
36.
Without a Paddle: Nature's Calling (2009 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Zach and Ben have been best buddies since they were in grade school. They were those "two guys" that we all know... (96 mins.)
Director: Ellory Elkayem
“ A spin-off from the 2004 film Without a Paddle. ” - deano11
 
37.
Get Him to the Greek (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A record company intern is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow to a concert at L.A.'s Greek Theater. (109 mins.)
“ A spin-off sequel of Nicholas Stoller's 2008 film Forgetting Sarah Marshall, reuniting director Stoller with stars Hill and Brand. Brand reprises his role as character Aldous Snow from Forgetting Sarah Marshall, while Hill plays an entirely new character. ” - deano11
 
38.
Machete (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss. (105 mins.)
“ This action exploitation film is an expansion of a fake trailer that was released together with Robert Rodriguez's and Quentin Tarantino's 2007 Grindhouse. ” - deano11
 
39.
Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A homeless vigilante blows away crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with his trusty pump-action shotgun. (86 mins.)
Director: Jason Eisener
“ This Canadian exploitation action film is based on the winning trailer of the same name from Robert Rodriguez's South by Southwest Grindhouse trailers contest. ” - deano11
 
40.
Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (2011 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Sharpay Evans travels to New York where she is pursuing a Broadway career but it's her dog who lands an acting gig first. (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Lembeck
“ A spin-off to High School Musical film franchise starring Ashley Tisdale as the title character. ” - deano11
 
41.
Puss in Boots (2011)
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An outlaw cat, his childhood egg-friend and a seductive thief kitty set out in search for the eggs of the fabled Golden Goose to clear his name, restore his lost honor and regain the trust of his mother and town. (90 mins.)
Director: Chris Miller
“ A spin-off prequel to the Shrek franchise. ” - deano11
 
42.
This Is 40 (2012)
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Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart. (134 mins.)
Director: Judd Apatow
“ Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) were only-kinda-happily married supporting characters from the comedy hit Knocked Up (2007), and they graduated to the leads for this stand-alone film. ” - deano11
 
43.
The Wolverine (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons. (126 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ A stand-alone sequel to the 2006 film X-Men: The Last Stand. ” - deano11
 
44.
Machete Kills (2013)
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The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space. (107 mins.)
“ This action exploitation sequel film is an expansion of a fake trailer that was released together with Robert Rodriguez's and Quentin Tarantino's 2007 Grindhouse. ” - deano11
 
45.
Annabelle (2014)
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A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists. (99 mins.)
“ A spin-off to 2013 horror film The Conjuring and based on the James Wan film's demonic doll. ” - deano11
 
46.
Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it. (92 mins.)
“ A spin-off of 2005 animated film Madagascar with the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. ” - deano11
 
47.
Creed (2015)
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The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed. (133 mins.)
Director: Ryan Coogler
“ A spin-off from the Rocky film series with Sylvester Stallone reprising as Rocky Balboa who accepts Adonis Johnson Creed's (Michael B. Jordan), the son of Rocky's late rival-turned-good friend boxer Apollo Creed, request to train him. ” - deano11
 
48.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
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The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. (133 mins.)
Director: David Yates
“ The Harry Potter spinoff film based on the J.K. Rowling's novel of the same. ” - deano11