10 best movies that were based on great series

The convergence between cinema and television has always existed. Commonly, some blockbuster films were turned into TV series, as well as important series generated must-see feature films.

Below, you can see a list of some of the best movies that were based on major TV series. Productions were organized according to the ratings assigned to them by users on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Look!

10. agent 86 (2008) – 6.5

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In the 1960s, investigative and spy series gained strength among the public. One of them was Get Smartwhich became known in Brazil as agent 86. In 2008, drawing inspiration directly from the characters that have become immortalized on television, Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway star in a film full of action and interesting questions, showing the eccentric Maxwell Smart dealing with intense challenges with many contemporary elements.

9. Squadron class (2010) – 6.7

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Another very famous series in the past has also gained a film adaptation in recent decades. The original production, which ran for five seasons on NBC, kept its legacy alive because of all its characters reintroduced in a plot full of dynamism. In the narrative, the four main members of the squad are trying to clear their names, facing terrible and very dangerous villains.

8. As Aventuras de Peabody & Sherman (2014) – 6,8

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Broadly speaking, the two titular characters were part of the animated series The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinklewhich became very famous worldwide during the 1960s. Peabody e Sherman stood out a lot in the narrative and won a whole movie to call their own, released in 2014 in a new animation format. Developed by Dreamworks, the plot addresses the relationship between the protagonists, showing the importance of union and family in all contexts.

7. The Addams Family (1991) – 6.9

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Surely, you’ve heard of one of the members of the Addams Family. Since the 1930s, these characters have been conquering a legion of fans, winning television shows, animations and also movies. Tim Burton has even been developing a new plot involving Wandinha Addams. In 1991, the release of the film with Anjelica Huston, Raúl Juliá, Christopher Lloyd and Christina Ricci marked the audience in a surprising way.

6. Maverick (1994) – 6.9

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With the same note on IMDb as the previous feature, Maverick was released in the mid-1990s, starring Mel Gibson in the role of Bret Maverick, an iconic character on American television. In the narrative, the audience follows the titular protagonist in an attempt to participate and, later, win a great poker tournament. Gradually, he embarks on a difficult journey in which he will need to collect debts from old acquaintances.

5. Mission Impossible (1996) – 7.1

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A lot of people don’t know that the franchise Mission Impossible began on television, with two iconic series released in different decades. Enshrining Tom Cruise as an action and spy actor, in this breathtaking production, viewers follow a federal agent trying to prove his innocence after becoming the prime suspect in a murder.

4. law Angels (2012) – 7.2

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In the late 1980s, law Angels (21 Jump Street, in the original), starring Johnny Depp, marked the Fox schedule with just over 100 episodes. Years later, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum took a ride on the television success and starred in a film with the main elements of the production, with Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, DeRay Davis and Ice Cube in the main cast.

3. The protector (2014) – 7.2

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In 2021, Queen Latifah appeared splendid in the new version of The Equalizer, on CBS, as Robyn McCall. However, before her, in 2014, Denzel Washington was responsible for reviving the iconic Robert McCall, but in theaters. The character, marked by a past full of traumas, develops his main skills to eliminate powerful gangsters who do everything to stay in power.

2. Or Agent from UNCLE (2015) – 7.5

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According to IMDb users, this spy plot released in 2015 and based on the 1964 series is quite interesting and deserves our attention. With Henry Cavill in the lead role, the film serves as an origin story for Napoleon Solo, showing how his encounter with Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) forever changed the relationship between two antagonistic countries.

1. The Fugitive (1993) – 7.7

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To close the list, it is necessary to talk about another iconic character that transformed television shows in the 1960s, when the shows were still in black and white. Richard Kimble was originally played by David Janssen, gaining worldwide recognition. Years later, Harrison Ford was responsible for reviving him in an action-packed plot.

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