10 TV Shows So Good That Were Turned Into Films

Posted 2017/06/16 2712 0

These TV series's popularity is the great basis to make hit movies!

 

1. 21 Jump Street

Crime in school is bad, so to combat it, LAPD higher-ups decide to send four young-looking officers to high school to pose as students. Cops Tom Hanson, Doug Penhall, Judy Hoffs and Harry Truman Ioki are the "lucky" ones chosen to experience the part of their lives they hoped they'd left behind forever.

 

2. The Fugitive

Dr. Richard Kimble is wrongly convicted for the murder of his beloved wife. Kimble, determined to track down the real killer, escapes from custody following a train crash while being transported to death row. What follows is a game of cat-and-mouse, for both the true murderer and the good doctor. But while Kimble searches for the real killer, the authorities, notably Lt. Philip Gerard, are on the hunt for him.

 

3. Mission: Impossible

An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

 

4. Monty Python's Flying Circus

And now for something completely different, and how. The brainy members of the Python troupe present sketches from the absurd to the obscure, and milk humor out of anything they come across. Just mention the "Dead Parrot" sketch, the "Ministry of Funny Walks" or "Spam," and you'll get a chorus of Python fans chiming in with the best lines.

 

5. The Equalizer

Robert McCall is a retired secret agent. Having become disillusioned by all the rigamarole that comes with secret agenting, McCall starts to look out for the little guy. Calling himself "The Equalizer," McCall puts ads in the paper marketing to desperate people in desperate situations. McCall usually takes these cases for little or no money (he lives in a posh Manhattan apartment). Acting as both bodyguard and investigator, sometimes using his government resources, McCall usually manages to save the day.

 

6. Dragnet

Just the facts, ma'am. Every week, Sgt. Joe Friday follows the clues, interviews witnesses and spews a lot of crime jargon as he tries to catch one perp or another. For the majority of the show's 1950s run, he was partnered with Officer Smith, but when the show was brought back in 1967, he had Officer Gannon as a partner.

 

7. Miami Vice

This series is largely remembered for the stylish clothes Detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs wore, the soundtrack, and its distinct visuals. But beneath the veneer is a surprisingly dark cop show. The cocaine boom of the 1980s framed many stories about drugs and murder, with Crockett and Tubbs often resorting to violence in the course of their work.

 

8. Dark Shadows

The story of Dark Shadows begins with newly hired governess Victoria Winters arriving at Collinwood, the Collins' estate in Collinsport, Maine in search of her mysterious origins. She soon is caught up in the strange events and mysteries that seem to surround the Collins family. Eventually, the Collins' "cousin from England", Barnabas Collins, arrives and takes the show in a new direction; his vampire curse introduces a new history of the Collins family. Part of this revised history is the popular character of the witch Angelique whose jealously led to the tragic death of Barnabas' great love Josette and who placed the curse upon Barnabas.

 

9. Power Rangers

When the evil Warstar aliens attack Earth, the supernatural guardian Gosei and his faithful robot assistant Tensou recruit five teenagers with attitude to combat the invading forces. Equipped with powers that grant them mastery over martial arts and other forms of combat, the teenagers transform into the latest champions of good: The Power Rangers Megaforce!

 

10. Baywatch

Get your swimsuits ready. Lt. Mitch Buchannon is the dedicated leader of a group of lifeguards at Malibu Beach in Los Angeles. This soap opera features a lot of sand, sun and bikinis, but also tackles many serious themes and features multifaceted characters. "Baywatch" is known for using slow motion when the lifeguards are running.

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