Film and television are two very different mediums. What works when crafting the perfect theatrical film will likely not work when crafting the perfect episode of a TV series.

That said, people still manage to get the translation from big to small screen right every now and then, sometimes to a degree where the adaptation becomes just as famous and well-regarded as the work from which it spawned. In more extreme cases, the televised adaptation can even go on to eclipse its progenitor, to the point where future audiences may not even realize that the show they love started as a movie.

So, with the current onslaught of big to small screen adaptations coming our way (Ghost, American Psycho, From Dusk Till Dawn, Rambo, etc.), we thought it would be a good idea to highlight 10 examples of film to TV transcendence.

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