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Movies I Think Should Be Adapted into TV Series

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People who added this item 729 Average listal rating (482 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Mystery Men (1999)
I'm picturing a series on Comedy Central about the daily antics of some of the worst wannabe superhero sidekicks. Haphazardly taking on the city's petty criminals and equally ridiculous villains. For example, maybe one of the villains is a meter maid. Or a man from the IRS. Or a department store Santa Claus.
People who added this item 745 Average listal rating (488 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 4.8
Showgirls (1995)
Considered one of the worst movies of all time, but I see potential here as a series. Imagine a gritty drama set in the 70's. A young woman with aspirations to be a professional dancer travels to Las Vegas to audition to be a showgirl, but doesn't get in. The only other dancing gig she's able to find is for a gentlemen's club that just happens to be called "Showgirls". Here she gets pulled into a world of sex, drugs, and the criminal organizations that run parts of Las Vegas; providing distractions and detours from her initial goals.
People who added this item 900 Average listal rating (589 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Mr. Brooks (2007)
With Dexter gone, how about a new series involving a serial killer?

In the movie, Earl Brooks is a wealthy family man with a successful career and a deep dark secret. He has an alter ego who loves murder and mayhem. He frequently attends addiction meetings to keep that side of him under control. Spoiler: We also discover that his daughter has inherited his bloodlust.

For a series, what if Earl Brooks is in college and his murderous ways have just started? Going to class, hanging out with friends, dating, holding down a part-time job, all while butchering people and avoiding suspicions and the cops. We already know that, in the future, his daughter will inherit his behaviors; but maybe this killer gene runs deeper. Maybe one of his parents and/or grandparents were also killers. I think that could be interesting.
People who added this item 84 Average listal rating (58 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.1
Teen Witch (1989)
I think MTV missed out on the opportunity to jump on the shared universe bandwagon and expand their Teen Wolf series by adapting another 80's supernatural comedy. I could see this getting the same tonal change that was given to Teen Wolf.
People who added this item 671 Average listal rating (467 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
Neighbors (2014)
I could see this as a sitcom. The daily struggles of living next door to a fraternity.
People who added this item 242 Average listal rating (168 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.9
Personally, I thought this would've been better as a pilot for a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"-style series... minus Vin Diesel.
People who added this item 1685 Average listal rating (975 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.3
Picture a quirky & twisted Desperate Housewives with an element of science fiction.
People who added this item 212 Average listal rating (138 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
Mr. Mom (1983)
This could be a sitcom in the vein of Everybody Loves Raymond. If husband and wife were forced to switch those old-fashioned gender roles in the household.
People who added this item 1827 Average listal rating (1210 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Disturbia (2007)
What if the suspicious new neighbor was just the tip of the iceberg in the seemingly normal suburban cul-de-sac? A series could explore all of the dark corners of the neighborhood, of course, from the viewpoint of a high school student and his friends.
People who added this item 405 Average listal rating (267 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.9
Just imagine a girl having to deal with all of the drama of high school, and then all of a sudden her childhood imaginary friend returns making things more complicated. Getting her into trouble everywhere she goes, and making everyone around her think she's crazy because she's talking, yelling, or reacting to someone or something that isn't really there... or is he? I think it'd be great if they made us question that ourselves.
People who added this item 151 Average listal rating (98 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
Soapdish (1991)
A comedy that melodramatizes the behind-the-scenes lives of those involved in the world of daytime soap operas.
People who added this item 602 Average listal rating (393 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
Picture the 1st season of American Horror Story with multiple storylines interwoven together except it wouldn't be an anthology series and season 2 would be a continuation of whatever happened in the first.
People who added this item 6296 Average listal rating (4303 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.2
The Godfather (1972)
If the world in "The Godfather" was adapted and expanded into a series, I think that; if done right, it has the potential to be bigger than "The Sopranos".
People who added this item 2179 Average listal rating (1392 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
In a futuristic world where the government is worried about population control. One high school class is selected for Battle Royale; a program in which a group of teenagers are dropped off on an island and forced to kill each other. This could make for an interesting and violent action/thriller series.
People who added this item 1342 Average listal rating (890 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.4
Rat Race (2001)
A comedy about a random group of people who race across the world in search of a hidden fortune. Add some cryptic clues, various obstacles, people looking to join the race, and others trying to eliminate the competition and you might have yourself a series.
People who added this item 400 Average listal rating (286 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.6
Copycat (1995)
I think this could make for a dark investigative series following a homicide detective, and her partner, and an agoraphobic criminal psychologist; as they try to identify and capture/kill the perpetrator/s before anyone else dies.

For a series, they could really draw things out. Maybe it takes them a while to realize that they're dealing with one person. Maybe the killer is a lot more smarter and meticulous leaving misleading clues. Maybe he/she occasionally targets someone close to them; or targets them to toy with them. Makes them believe that they'll never figure it out or catch them.
People who added this item 689 Average listal rating (434 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.4
Imagine a dramatic comedy series involving the daily back and forth retaliations between former husbands and wives especially when they're dealing with recent divorces. The legal processes like prenuptials, the dividing of assets, alimony, and child support/custody. Add to that them knowing or discovering that the husbands have all been having their affairs. They could also touch on the more serious side of things, like physical/emotional abuse, depression and suicide.
People who added this item 918 Average listal rating (542 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.6
The Gift (2001)
I'm picturing something along the lines of "Medium" and "Ghost Whisperer" except darker, grittier, and much more sinister in nature.
People who added this item 605 Average listal rating (396 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
A series about people trying to survive/exist in a world that's been invaded by giant alien lifeforms/monsters. Like the movie, the series would focus more on human nature than it would on interactions with the monsters; but of course there'd still be the occasional encounter with monsters.
People who added this item 110 Average listal rating (78 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
Stay Tuned (1992)
It would be a comedy series.

I guess the best way to describe how a series based on this movie would work is to think of "Quantum Leap" except instead of traveling between different timelines, a husband and wife find themselves trapped in an inner-dimension of television programming and each episode would be them entering a different TV genre/series and fighting to find their way to the exit and back home to their children. There'd be an antagonist who chases after them, the man who brought them here to begin with.

Hannibal, Bates Motel, Scream, Teen Wolf, and The Exorcist are all recent examples of some television series that are based on movies. So, I came up with a list of other movies that I thought could make for great TV series, if done right.

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