Can You Match the Movie to the TV Show It Inspired?

By: Kennita Leon
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Bates Motel Which of these movies inspired this show?
Pulp Fiction
Taxi Driver
Psycho
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.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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the land before time What's the name of the movie this show stemmed from?
Marley and Me
The Last Starfighter
Tropic Thunder
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.

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Rambo and the Forces of Freedom Match this movie to the show in the image.
Goodfellas
Rambo
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.
Zero Dark Thirty
Ratatouille

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Taken Which movie caused this show to be made?
Taken
Based on the film trilogy, "Taken", this crime series stars actor Clive Standen who takes on the role of Bryan Mills for the two seasons of the series which aired on NBC.
The Hateful Eight
The Purge
Roger Doger

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La Femme Nikita Can you tell us which movie inspired this show?
Saving Mr. Banks
Nikita
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.
Beauty and the Beast
Gone With The Wind

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Stargate Atlantis 2004 Match the show to the movie that inspired it.
Stargate
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.
Seven Samurai
The Blues Brothers
The Thing

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Lethal Weapon Which of these movies caused this show to be made?
WALL-E
Pyscho
North by Northwest
Lethal Weapon
"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.

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The Dukes of Hazzard Match this show to one of the following movies.
Dunkirk
Moonrunners
The American action-comedy series, "The Dukes of Hazzard", was created by Gy Waldron and ran for seven seasons from 1979 to 1985 with 147 episodes.
Zero Dark Thirty
Toy Story

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The Librarians Match the movie to this show.
Star Wars
Sideways
Indiana Jones
The Librarians
Premiering in December of 2014, "The Librarians" is a fantasy-adventure television show based on the "The Librarian" film series. After four seasons, the show was canceled in March 2018.

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big hero 6 Point out the name of the movie that matches to this show.
Psycho
Boyhood
Pulp Fiction
Big Hero Six
Produced by Disney Television Animation, the American superhero comedy series, "Big Hero 6: The Series", was inspired by the 2014 film, "Big Hero 6" which is based on the Marvel comic book series.

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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids What about this one right here in the picture?
Moonlight
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
"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.
Gone With The Wind
The Godfather

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Teen Wolf Can you match this show to its movie?
Taxi Driver
12 Years a Slave
Teen Wolf
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.
North by Northwest

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friday night lights Take a look at the show pictured here. Can you tell us the movie that inspired it?
Manchester by the Sea
Ratatouille
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.
Cars

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lion guard Determine the movie that this show is linked to.
Gravity
Toy Story
Zero Dark Thirty
The Lion King
"The Lion Guard" is a sequel to the hit animated movie, "The Lion King". "Timon & Pumbaa" is another popular animated show that is based on "The Lion King".

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Limitless Tell us the name of the movie that caused this show to be created.
Limitless
Based on the 2011 American science fiction thriller film "Limitless", this comedy-drama series stars Jake McDorman who discovers the power of a drug which enhances the mental aptitudes of its users.
Beauty and the Beast
WALL-E
Dunkirk

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Casablanca Which of these movies inspired this show?
Casablanca
Despite the filming of five episodes, "Casablanca" the TV series (which takes place during World War II), only aired the first three episodes before it was taken off the air by NBC.
Reservoir Dogs
The Social Network
Spirited Away

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westworld What's the name of the movie this show stemmed from?
Taxi Driver
Mean Streets
American Graffiti
Westworld
"Westworld" is a Home Box Office (HBO) television series based on the original science fiction-thriller film of the same name. The series debuted on the network in October of 2016.

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The Emperor's New School Tell us the name of the original movie that inspired this show?
Psycho
Pan's Labyrinth
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.
Boyhood

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star wars clone wars Which movie caused this show to be made?
Pulp Fiction
Star Wars
The three-dimensional computer-generated imagery animated television show "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" debuted on October 3, 2007, on Cartoon Network.
North by Northwest
Moonlight

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Minority Report Can you tell us which movie inspired this show?
Minority Report
"Minority Report" is the first movie directed by Steven Spielberg to be adapted as a television series and is considered to be a sequel to the 2002 film of the same name.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Planet Terror
Panic Room

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napoleon dynamite series Match the show to the movie that inspired it.
Dunkirk
Back to the Future
Napoleon Dynamite
The animated series, "Napoleon Dynamite" takes place in a small town in Idaho and features a 16-year-old boy who believes he is proficient in everything.
Lady and the Tramp

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the exorcist Which of these movies caused this show to be made?
The Godfather
Ronin
The Excorcist
Starring Alfonso Herrera and based on the novel by William Blatty, "The Exorcist" is an American anthology horror-drama television show.
WALL-E

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Batman
Citizen Kane
RoboCop
Created by Marvel Productions, "RoboCop: The Animated Series" features Alex Murphy, a fighting cyborg cop who attempts to save Old Detroit from various rogue elements.
Toy Story

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Tremors Match this show to the movie.
Tremors
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.
X-Men
Jaws
There Will Be Blood

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Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles Point out the name of the movie that matches this show.
Godzilla
Pan's Labyrinth
Gone With The Wind
The Terminator
"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.

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Dirty Dancing Now give this one a try.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Dirty Dancing
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.
Battles of the Sexes
Moonlight

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Fargo Can you match this show to its movie?
American Graffiti
American Hustle
Fargo
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.
Joy

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Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure Match this show to one of the movies below.
Tangled
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.
My Little Pony
The Princess Bride
Toy Story 3

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My Big Fat Greek Life Determine the movie that this show is linked to.
Paranormal Activity
Shawshank Redemption
The Patriot
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
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.

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The Dead Zone Tell us the name of the movie that caused this show to be created.
Taxi Driver
Dunkirk
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.

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Beetlejuice Which of these movies inspired this show?
Gravity
Manchester by the Sea
Pulp Fiction
Beetlejuice
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.

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The Magnificent Seven 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.
The Social Network
Mean Streets
Psycho

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ace ventura pet detective Match the movie below to the animated show.
12 Years a Slave
Spirited Away
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
"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.
Ratatouille

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school of rock Which movie caused this show to be made?
Pan's Labyrinth
Toy Story
Moonlight
School of Rock
Inspired by the 2003 film, "School of Rock" the series depicts a group of rigid students, ushered into the path of risk-taking by down on his luck substitute teacher Dewey Finn.

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Highlander The Series Can you tell us which movie inspired this show?
Highlander
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".
Taxi Driver
WALL-E
Gone With The Wind

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the real ghostbusters Match the show to the movie that inspired it.
Ghostbusters
"The Real Ghostbusters" television series had a longstanding run of seven seasons spanning over 173 episodes worth of Ghost-fighting fun, series name changes, episode length changes and DVD releases.
Pulp Fiction
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Beauty and the Beast

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Wolf Creek Which of these movies caused this show to be made?
North by Northwest
Wolf Creek
Featuring 19-year old American Eve, who is targeted by a serial killer and survives, "Wolf Creek" is a horror series showing the main character embarking on a mission of revenge.
American Graffiti
Manchester by the Sea

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Anna and the King Which movie is this show based on?
The King and I
"Anna and the King" aired in 1972 on CBS and depicted a growing platonic infatuation between Anna and the King's son, Prince Chulalongkorn.
Psycho
12 Years a Slave
Mean Streets

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karate kid animated And this one?
Marley and Me
Cars
Zero Dark Thirty
The Karate Kid
"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.

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Pink Panther Point out the name of the movie that matches this show.
The Social Network
Dunkirk
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.
Pulp Fiction

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