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

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!

Which of these movies inspired this show?

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?

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.

Match this movie to the show in the image.

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.

Which movie caused this show to be made?

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.

Can you tell us which movie inspired this show?

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.

Match the show to the movie that inspired it.

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?

"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.

Match this show to one of the following movies.

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.

Match the movie to this show.

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.

Point out the name of the movie that matches to this show.

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.

What about this one right here in the picture?

"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.

Can you match this show to its movie?

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?

"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.

Determine the movie that this show is linked to.

"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".

Tell us the name of the movie that caused this show to be created.

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.

Which of these movies inspired this show?

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.

What's the name of the movie this show stemmed from?

"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.

Tell us the name of the original movie that inspired this show?

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.

Which movie caused this show to be made?

The three-dimensional computer-generated imagery animated television show "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" debuted on October 3, 2007, on Cartoon Network.

Can you tell us which movie inspired this show?

"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.

Match the show to the movie that inspired it.

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.

Which of these movies caused this show to be made?

Starring Alfonso Herrera and based on the novel by William Blatty, "The Exorcist" is an American anthology horror-drama television show.

What about this one?

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.

Match this show to the movie.

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.

"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.

Now give this one a try.

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.

Can you match this show to its movie?

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.

Match this show to one of the movies below.

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.

Determine the movie that this show is linked to.

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.

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.

Which of these movies inspired this show?

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" 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.

Match the movie below to the animated show.

"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.

Which movie caused this show to be made?

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.

Can you tell us which movie inspired this show?

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".

Match the show to the movie that inspired it.

"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.

Which of these movies caused this show to be made?

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.

Which movie is this show based on?

"Anna and the King" aired in 1972 on CBS and depicted a growing platonic infatuation between Anna and the King's son, Prince Chulalongkorn.

And this 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 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.

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