Movies Based on TV Shows

Not all movies based on TV shows are created equal -- some small screen-inspired films miss what made fans love the show in the first place, while others capture the TV spirit just right. The movies on this list are definitely in the second group (whew!). So tune in and enjoy!

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Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue!

age 3+

Race car fun will please Paw Patrol fans; positive themes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun

age 3+

10 episodes of Peppa repackaged as a sing-along movie.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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The Rugrats Movie

age 6+

'90s animated tale has some cartoon violence, peril.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1998)
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Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie Poster Image
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Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie

age 4+

Teamwork, diversity, mild peril greet engine on global trip.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

age 6+

Movie spin-off is very similar to the edgy animated TV show.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2004)
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Muppets Most Wanted

age 6+

Amusing Muppets sequel ups the gags, as well as the action.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

age 7+

Just as charming and curious as it was in 1985.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1985)
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Recess: All Growed Down

age 8+

Schoolyard animation has positive messages, some bullying.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2003)
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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

age 10+

Buoyant, farcical time-travel Enterprise escapade.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1986)
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The Brady Bunch Movie Poster Image
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The Brady Bunch Movie

age 12+

Campy, affectionate send-up of a classic TV show.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1995)
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Charlie's Angels

age 13+

Edgy girl-power fun; action violence, cursing.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2000)
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The Simpsons Movie

age 12+

Same hilarious but in-your-face, edgy humor as TV show.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2007)
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Addams Family Values

age 12+

Witty '90s sequel has lots of innuendo, violent scenes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1993)
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The Bob's Burgers Movie Poster
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The Bob's Burgers Movie

age 13+

Charming, quirky TV spin-off celebrates family, community.

In Theaters (Release Year: 2022)
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Downton Abbey

age 13+

Gorgeous drama will thrill longtime fans of the show.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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Downton Abbey: A New Era Movie Poster
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Downton Abbey: A New Era

age 13+

Elegant, heartwarming finale has drinking, mature themes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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Wayne's World

age 13+

Lowbrow '90s comedy has raunchy humor, profanity.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1992)
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The A-Team

age 14+

Big explosions, big fun in big-screen adaptation.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2010)
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The Inbetweeners 2

age 17+

Crass comedy sequel is vulgar, sex obsessed, and funny.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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