Can You Match the Movie to the TV Show It Inspired?
By: Kennita Leon
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About This Quiz
Let's talk about inspiration for a bit. There's something to be said about an amazing creation which can go on to form something new, and that's exactly what movies and TV shows do all the time. In fact, many movies have been inspired from TV shows, while mini-series and spin-off shows have originated from popular movies.
Let's go back and take a look at some of these amazing movies and TV shows. Movies that were so compelling, that producers and viewers wanted to keep it going by creating TV shows that would either continue the story or start something totally new. We want to know how much you know about these shows and movies.
We'll show you pictures of these shows, it'll then be your job to choose the movie that inspired it. We think you've got the chops to ace it and we want you to prove us right. So grab a glass of your favorite drink and come tell us where these TV shows came from. Think you've got what it takes? Take this quiz now to test your knowledge of popular TV shows and movies!
Bates Motel aired for five seasons featuring 50 episodes between March 2013 and April 2017. This American psychological horror drama series was developed and produced for the Arts & Entertainment cable network, commonly known as A&E. "Psycho" was the movie that ultimately inspired Bates Motel.
What's the name of the movie this show stemmed from?
Marley and Me
The Last Starfighter
The Land Before Time
This animated adventure series takes place in the prehistoric times of the dinosaur, featuring a young orphaned Longneck and his four companions. "The Land Before Time" was released in 1988 by Universal Pictures.
The animated series "Rambo: The Force of Freedom," commonly called Rambo, debuted as a miniseries in April of 1986 and was renewed as a daily cartoon in September of the same year for a total of 65 episodes.
The Canadian action television series, "La Femme Nikita" which translates to the woman Nikita, is based on the French film "Nikita" and was adapted for television. During its first two seasons, the drama series was considered the highest-rated drama on American cable.
Created by Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, this Canadian-American science fiction series is an adaptation of the 1994 film, "Stargate". "Stargate Atlantis" premiered in 2004 and ran for five seasons in Canada and the United States.
Which of these movies caused this show to be made?
North by Northwest
"Lethal Weapon" is a comedy-drama television series that made its debut in September 2016. Atarring Damon Wayans, the show is based on the 1987 American comedy film featuring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.
"Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" is a funny science fiction sitcom based on the film of the same name. It features an inventor, Wayne Szalinski, who performs numerous experiments, one of which leads to an unintentional shrinking of his children.
Developed by Jeff Davis, this television series depicts the life of Scott McCall, a teenager who has been bitten by a werewolf and his journey after that. He ultimately begins his transition into a werewolf.
Take a look at the show pictured here. Can you tell us the movie that inspired it?
Manchester by the Sea
Friday Night Lights
"Friday Night Lights" is a sports drama television series which premiered in October of 2006 and showcases a Texas high school football team. The show is adapted from the 1990 nonfiction book entitled "Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream" by H.G. Bissinger.
Tell us the name of the original movie that inspired this show?
The Emperor's New Groove
Disney Channel aired the animated series, "The Emperor's New School" from 2006 to 2008 featuring Kuzco's adventures as he aims to complete his education and return to the throne. It was based on the film "The Emperor' New Groove" which was released in 2000.
Inspired by the "Tremors" film franchise, the 2003 television show, "Tremors: The Series"=, follows the Perfection Valley residents in their attempt to co-exist with a Graboid while encountering issues brought about by mad scientists and failed experiments by the government.
Point out the name of the movie that matches this show.
Gone With The Wind
"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" is a science fiction television series which aired for two seasons from 2007 to 2009, and revolves around the lives of the fictional characters Sarah and John Connor.
Following the same premise of the film of the same name starring Patrick Swayze and Melora Hardin, the comedy-drama series, "Dirty Dancing", was set in the summer of 1963 and ran for a total of eleven episodes.
Produced and written by Noah Hawley, the black anthology series, "Fargo", has run for three seasons, winning accolades such as a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries, among numerous others. Season four will feature comedian and actor Chris Rock.
The Disney Television Animation show, "Tangled: The Series", commonly referred to as "Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure", has aired for two seasons thus far and featured Mandy Moore as Rapunzel and Zachary Levi as Flynn Rider.
The CBS sitcom, "My Big Fat Greek Life", is an extension of the 2002 movie, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". The main modification in the series is the names of the leading characters which changed from Ian and Toula to Thomas and Nia.
Tell us the name of the movie that caused this show to be created.
Zero Dark Thirty
The Dead Zone
Known in the United States as "Stephen King's Dead Zone", and in Canada as "The Dead Zone", is an American-Canadian science fiction drama series featuring a former patient named Johnny Smith who learns of his newly developed psychic abilities after recovering from a coma.
The animated television show "Beetlejuice" ran from September 1989 to October 1991 and is slightly founded on the 1988 film. It features Lydia and her undead acquaintance Beetlejuice and their adventures in a monster realm inhabited by ghosts, zombies and other creatures.
What's the name of the movie that this show stemmed from?
The Magnificent Seven
"The Magnificent Seven" is a television series remake which aired January 3rd, 1998 and ran for two seasons, ending July 3rd, 2000. One recurring actor, Robert Vaughn, is an original cast member from its 1960 debut.
"Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" is an animated television series spin-off from the successful cinema movie version starring Jim Carey. The television series had a two-season tenure on CBS before being picked up by Nickelodeon for its third and last season.
The "Highlander: The Series" was an international hit and retcon of the 1986 film of the same name. Fictional hero Duncan Macleod played by Adrian Paul is best known for the tagline: "There can be only one".
"The Karate Kid'\" animated series first aired in 1989 on NBC and followed the journey of Daniel LaRusso and his mentor Mr. Miyagi as they karate chopped, kicked and "waxed on, waxed off" through their adventures.
Point out the name of the movie that matches this show.
The Social Network
The Pink Panther
"The Pink Panther" animated television series showcased the only time where the panther was able to speak. Along with this ability, the panther was also placed in outlandish scenarios such as living in the stone age.