9 of the best movies ever based on TV shows

Downton Abbey (2019):

Successfully transitions from television to cinema, capturing the charm of the series while offering sumptuous visuals and charming performances amidst a bustling narrative.

Mr. Monk's Last Case: A Monk Movie (2023):

Brings back the beloved OCD-plagued detective for a final adventure, delivering nostalgia for fans despite some tonal inconsistencies in the screenplay.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996):

Translates the cult TV show's movie-riffing concept to the big screen, offering a communal viewing experience and retaining the show's charm despite limited box office success.

Miami Vice (2006):

Michael Mann's adaptation retains the visual flair of the iconic '80s cop series while offering a noir-ish feel, despite mixed critical reception and modest box office returns.

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013):

The bumbling TV presenter's feature film debut retains the wit and humor of the series, delivering a smart and funny narrative that resonates with fans.

Star Trek: First Contact (1996):

Jonathan Frakes' directorial venture blends action, suspense, and emotion in a successful continuation of the TNG crew's adventures, garnering critical acclaim and box office success.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986):

The original crew's time-traveling adventure to save Earth showcases a delightful mix of comedy and charm, becoming one of the franchise's most beloved entries.

22 Jump Street (2014):

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller's sequel outshines the original with its laugh-packed, self-aware humor, delivering satisfying action and box office success.

El Camino (2019):

Vince Gilligan's post-series coda for Breaking Bad provides a satisfying conclusion to Jesse Pinkman's journey, offering poignant performances and closure for fans of the acclaimed series.