Wow, I didn't even know there were THAT many. Holy crapola! The fine folks over at Rotten Tomatoes are currently counting down
the top 50 TV adaptations of all time, in honor of both Get Smart
and Sex and the City
. Before we mention a few, here's how they played it: "... these movies are remakes of TV series (i.e. Starsky and Hutch), mini-series (Pennies from Heaven), or sketches (The Blues Brothers). We've also included big-screen adaptations that utilize the series' principal cast members (the Star Trek movies, the Adam West Batman). We've omitted films that, despite having TV incarnations, are derived from other sources (thus, no Superman), but have included others (like The Addams Family) that are best remembered as TV shows." In other words ... they mean business.
Down toward the bottom, you have films like Strangers with Candy
, The Rugrats Movie
, Josie and the Pussycats
and The Naked Gun 2 1/2
. I won't reveal their number one pick, but the top ten includes memorable favorites like The Simpsons Movie
, The Fugitive
("You find this man!"), Serenity
and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
I'm just impressed they managed to throw together 50 half-decent TV-to-Movie adaptations. That, in and of itself, has to be worth some sort of Emmy nod (or would it be an Oscar nod?). Check out the entire list over at Rotten Tomatoes
... and let us know your favorites below.