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Top TV Shows Turned Into Movies throughout the Decades

November 15, 2016

In honor of the movie Miami Vice premiering this month on HDNET MOVIES, we are revisiting some hit TV shows throughout the decades that have been turned into feature length films. And check out the video above for additional reminiscing.


'The X Files' on HDNET MOVIES
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in The X Files (1998)

The X-Files (1993 – present)
The X Files (1998)

The Simpsons (1989 – present)
The Simpsons Movie (2007)

South Park (1997 – present)
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)

Beavis and Butt-Head (1993 – 2011)
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)



'Miami Vice' on HDNET MOVIES
Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell in Miami Vice (2006)

The Dukes of Hazzard (1979 – 1985)
The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)

Miami Vice (1984 – 1990)
Miami Vice (2006)

21 Jump Street (1987 – 1991)
21 Jump Street (2012)




Laverne & Shirley (1976 – 1983)
Wayne’s World (1992) (A bit of a cheat, but this scene HAD to be included)

The Brady Bunch (1969 – 1974)
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)

Charlie’s Angels (1976 – 1981)
Charlie’s Angels (2000)

Starsky and Hutch (1975 – 1979)
Starsky & Hutch (2004)



'The Beverly Hillbillies' on HDNET MOVIES
The cast of The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)

The Beverly Hillbillies (1962 – 1971)
The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)

Bewitched (1964 – 1972)
Bewitched (2005)

The Addams Family (1964 – 1966)
The Addams Family (1991)

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964 – 1968)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

The Flintstones (1960 – 1966)
The Flintstones (1994)

Get Smart (1965 – 1970)
Get Smart (2008)

McHale’s Navy (1962 – 1966)
McHale’s Navy (1997)



'Maverick' on HDNET MOVIES
Mel Gibson, James Garner, and Jodie Foster in Maverick (1994)

Leave it to Beaver (1957 – 1963)
Leave it to Beaver (1997)

The Honeymooners (1955 – 1956)
The Honeymooners (2005)

Maverick (1957 – 1962)
Maverick (1994)


Tune into HDNET MOVIES this Thursday for a Throwback Thanksgiving celebration with movies that you can (and do) watch over and over again, and never get tired of…

The Pick-up Artist (1987) – 6/5c
Robert Downey Jr. stars as a clever ladies’ man who finally meets the woman (Molly Ringwald) of his dreams.

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) – 7:30/6:30c
A spoof starring Leslie Nielsen as Frank Drebin, a witless lieutenant that must prevent a planned assassination of Queen Elizabeth II.

Miami Vice (2006) – 9/8c
Based on the popular 1980s TV crime drama, vice detectives Sonny Crockett (Colin Farrell) and Ricardo Tubbs (Jamie Foxx) find themselves embroiled in the dangerous world of drug trafficking.

The ‘Burbs (1989) – 11:15/10:15c
A comic tale about a week in the life of a thirtyish suburban father (Tom Hanks) who chooses to spend his vacation at his home in the suburbs among neighbors from Hell!

Fletch (1985) – 1a/12c
While investigating a story, undercover journalist Irwin “Fletch” Fletcher (Chevy Chase) is mistaken for a homeless man and offered money to commit a fraudulent murder.

Fletch Lives (1989) – 2:40a/1:40c
Fletch is back and finds himself framed for a murder, which is a setup by the local preacher who wants his newly inherited land for a Bible-themed amusement park.