FROM small to BIG screen

by B_Willis_Federer | created - 2 weeks ago | updated - 4 days ago | Public

There have already been sooooo many TV series adapted in movies. Many are very known, but so many are old, not so famous series and people don't always know (far away) that they existed, so, you may find surprises in this list, except if you are super-informed. I won't put super-heroes movies cause there have been billions of animated TV series and anyway, those movies are adapted from comics, not TV series, although series were made before. Also, I'll do a list of movies adapted from comics, from all around the world. As there are more and more movies adapted into series nowadays, I'll also do the opposite list.

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1. Mission: Impossible (1996)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

59 Metascore

An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry Czerny

Votes: 354,090 | Gross: $180.98M

I'll put only the 1st movies, when they have sequels.

2. The A-Team (2010)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

47 Metascore

A group of Iraq War veterans look to clear their name with the U.S. Military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed.

Director: Joe Carnahan | Stars: Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, Jessica Biel

Votes: 233,118 | Gross: $77.22M

3. Starsky & Hutch (2004)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Crime

55 Metascore

Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red and white Ford Gran Torino, with the help of a police snitch called "Huggy Bear".

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Snoop Dogg, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 130,437 | Gross: $88.24M

4. The Equalizer (2014)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

57 Metascore

A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour

Votes: 295,355 | Gross: $101.53M

5. The Fugitive (1993)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Drama

87 Metascore

Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt led by a seasoned U.S. Marshal.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore

Votes: 241,821 | Gross: $183.88M

6. Sex and the City (2008)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A New York City writer on sex and love is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her.

Director: Michael Patrick King | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis

Votes: 109,060 | Gross: $152.65M

7. Bewitched (2005)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

34 Metascore

Thinking he can overshadow an unknown actress in the part, an egocentric actor unknowingly gets a witch cast in an upcoming television remake of the classic sitcom Bewitched (1964).

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine

Votes: 64,615 | Gross: $62.25M

8. The X Files (1998)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

60 Metascore

Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, John Neville, William B. Davis

Votes: 94,790 | Gross: $83.90M

9. Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)

G | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

47 Metascore

As Hannah Montana's popularity begins to take over her life, Miley Stewart, on the urging from her father takes a trip to her hometown of Crowley Corners, Tennessee to get some perspective on what matters in life the most.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jason Earles

Votes: 36,384 | Gross: $79.57M

10. The Rugrats Movie (1998)

G | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil and newborn baby Dil get lost in the forest.

Directors: Igor Kovalyov, Norton Virgien | Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Kath Soucie, Melanie Chartoff

Votes: 16,441 | Gross: $100.49M

11. The Simpsons Movie (2007)

PG-13 | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

80 Metascore

After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the family are declared fugitives.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 288,455 | Gross: $183.14M

12. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)

R | 81 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

73 Metascore

When Cartman and his friends go see an R rated movie, they start cursing and their parents think that Canada is to blame.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Isaac Hayes

Votes: 180,147 | Gross: $52.01M

13. Absolument fabuleux (2001)

105 min | Comedy

Patsy has a penchant for alcohol, especially for a famous brand of champagne. Eddie is obsessed with her curves and perpetually electrified by cocaine, soothed by countless different sleeping pills.

Director: Gabriel Aghion | Stars: Josiane Balasko, Nathalie Baye, Marie Gillain, Vincent Elbaz

Votes: 860

14. Inspector Gadget (1999)

PG | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

36 Metascore

A security guard's dreams come true when he is selected to be transformed into a cybernetic police officer.

Director: David Kellogg | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Rupert Everett, Joely Fisher, Michelle Trachtenberg

Votes: 41,423 | Gross: $97.40M

15. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime

59 Metascore

After attracting both media and police attention for accidentally knocking Kate Moss into the River Thames, Edina and Patsy hide out in the south of France.

Director: Mandie Fletcher | Stars: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Jane Horrocks, Julia Sawalha

Votes: 10,720 | Gross: $4.75M

16. Titeuf, le film (2011)

Not Rated | 87 min | Animation, Comedy

Titeuf is a famous character from comics and animation series. In this movie - Titeuf's life never been worse- Nadia didn't invite him to her birthday party, his parent's are close to be ... See full summary »

Director: Zep | Stars: Donald Reignoux, Mélanie Bernier, Emilie Blon-Metzinger, Zabou Breitman

Votes: 500

17. Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary (2014)

93 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

Warriors called "Saints" are the champions of hope who have always appeared since the Age of Myth whenever evil threatens the world. In this present day story, many years since the long ... See full summary »

Director: Kei'ichi Sato | Stars: Kaito Ishikawa, Kenji Akabane, Kenshô Ono, Nobuhiko Okamoto

Votes: 3,789

18. The Invaders (1995– )

148 min | Sci-Fi

A man named Nolan Wood tries to stop an invasion of Earth by aliens disguised as humans.

Stars: Scott Bakula, Elizabeth Peña, Richard Thomas, DeLane Matthews

Votes: 396

19. Meitantei Conan: Zero no Shikkônin (2018)

115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Detective Conan investigates an explosion that occurs on the opening day of a large Tokyo resort and convention center.

Director: Yuzuru Tachikawa | Stars: Tôru Furuya, Megumi Hayashibara, Rikiya Koyama, Ken'ichi Ogata

Votes: 667

20. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

PG | 101 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

44 Metascore

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.

Directors: Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller, Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow, Doug McGrath

Votes: 29,806 | Gross: $29.50M

21. Prison Break: The Final Break (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Michael and Sara wed, but the happiness is short lived when the Feds apprehend her for the murder of Michael's mother, Christina. Once a hit is ordered on Sara, the team reunite to break out an increasingly vulnerable Sara.

Directors: Kevin Hooks, Brad Turner | Stars: Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, William Fichtner, Amaury Nolasco

Votes: 21,917

22. The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

56 Metascore

Lizzie McGuire has graduated from middle school and takes a trip to Rome, Italy with her class. And what was supposed to be only a normal trip, becomes a teenager's dream come true.

Director: Jim Fall | Stars: Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Clayton Snyder, Hallie Todd

Votes: 32,510 | Gross: $42.67M

23. Veronica Mars (2014)

PG-13 | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

62 Metascore

Years after walking away from her past as a young private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown, just in time for her high school reunion, in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who's embroiled in a murder mystery.

Director: Rob Thomas | Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Chris Lowell

Votes: 46,197 | Gross: $3.32M

24. Scooby-Doo (2002)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

35 Metascore

After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 85,948 | Gross: $153.29M

25. Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992)

G | 84 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Tom and Jerry must save a girl from her evil aunt.

Director: Phil Roman | Stars: Richard Kind, Dana Hill, Anndi McAfee, Tony Jay

Votes: 8,256 | Gross: $3.56M

26. The Smurfs (2011)

PG | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

30 Metascore

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Jonathan Winters, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 76,504 | Gross: $142.61M

27. Miami Vice (2006)

R | 134 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

65 Metascore

Based on the 1980s TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Li Gong, Naomie Harris

Votes: 102,225 | Gross: $63.45M

28. Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)

G | 96 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

35 Metascore

Scientists genetically create a new Pokémon, Mewtwo, but the results are horrific and disastrous.

Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Michael Haigney | Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, Jay Goede

Votes: 34,803 | Gross: $85.74M

29. Baywatch (2017)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

37 Metascore

Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit, as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra

Votes: 128,397 | Gross: $58.06M

30. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

G | 132 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

48 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 73,668 | Gross: $82.26M

31. 21 Jump Street (2012)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

69 Metascore

A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson

Votes: 471,103 | Gross: $138.45M

32. The Lone Ranger (2013)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Western

37 Metascore

Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 206,481 | Gross: $89.30M

33. The Green Hornet (2011)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

39 Metascore

Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz

Votes: 147,353 | Gross: $98.78M

34. The Flintstones (1994)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

38 Metascore

In a parallel modern-day Stone Age world, a working-class family, the Flintstones, are set up for an executive job. But they learn that money can't buy happiness.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Rosie O'Donnell, Halle Berry

Votes: 69,005 | Gross: $130.51M

35. The Addams Family (1991)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Fantasy

57 Metascore

Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya

Votes: 113,721 | Gross: $113.50M

36. Charlie's Angels (2000)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

52 Metascore

Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.

Director: McG | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bill Murray

Votes: 161,246 | Gross: $125.31M

37. The Avengers (1998)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

12 Metascore

Two British agents team up to stop Sir August de Wynter from destroying the world with a weather-changing machine.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman, Sean Connery, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 38,428 | Gross: $23.32M

38. Bean (1997)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

52 Metascore

The bumbling Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) travels to America when he is given the responsibility of bringing a highly valuable painting to a Los Angeles, California museum.

Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, John Mills, Pamela Reed

Votes: 88,272 | Gross: $45.32M

39. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

SpongeBob SquarePants takes leave from the town of Bikini Bottom in order to track down King Neptune's stolen crown.

Directors: Stephen Hillenburg, Mark Osborne | Stars: Tom Kenny, Jeffrey Tambor, Rodger Bumpass, Carolyn Lawrence

Votes: 69,656 | Gross: $85.42M

40. Belphegor: Phantom of the Louvre (2001)

TV-14 | 97 min | Mystery, Fantasy, Horror

At the Louvre museum in Paris, the phantom Belphegor wakes up and causes electrical havoc. Night guards at the museum start dying and Lisa gets possessed. Martin tries to help the cute Lisa.

Director: Jean-Paul Salomé | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Michel Serrault, Frédéric Diefenthal, Julie Christie

Votes: 4,334

41. Vidocq (2001)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, Vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the Alchemist, an assassin that he has been pursuing for a few months. His young biographer, ... See full summary »

Director: Pitof | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Guillaume Canet, Inés Sastre, André Dussollier

Votes: 19,879

42. Les brigades du Tigre (2006)

Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

The film, set in 1912, is about the exploits of France's first motorized police brigade.

Director: Jérôme Cornuau | Stars: Clovis Cornillac, Diane Kruger, Edouard Baer, Olivier Gourmet

Votes: 1,412

43. Belle et Sébastien (2013)

104 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A six-year-old boy and his dog look to foil a Nazi effort to capture French Resistance fighters.

Director: Nicolas Vanier | Stars: Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Margaux Chatelier, Dimitri Storoge

Votes: 3,671

44. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

56 Metascore

In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki

Votes: 236,026 | Gross: $45.45M

45. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

55 Metascore

A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Adam Brody, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 409,935 | Gross: $186.34M

46. The Saint (1997)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

50 Metascore

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.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Rade Serbedzija, Valeriy Nikolaev

Votes: 57,459 | Gross: $61.36M

47. Wild Wild West (1999)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

38 Metascore

The two best hired guns in the West must save President Grant from the clutches of a nineteenth century inventor-villain.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Salma Hayek

Votes: 143,080 | Gross: $113.81M

48. Æon Flux (2005)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

36 Metascore

Aeon Flux is a mysterious assassin working for the Monicans, a group of rebels trying to overthrow the government. When she is sent on a mission to kill the Chairman, a whole new mystery is found.

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sophie Okonedo, Marton Csokas

Votes: 118,508 | Gross: $25.86M

49. Entourage (2015)

R | 104 min | Comedy

6.6