Top 10 Movies Based on SNL SketchesIn Saturday Night Live, a sketch can boost in popularity, which can even lead to a feature film based on it. However, most of them are box office and critical failures, but a few did well as you can see them on the top!
This movie is about two dudes who host a public-access television cable show. It turned Mike Myers into a movie star, who would soon create the Austin Powers series and star in the Shrek franchise. And like The Blues Brothers, it has a cult following. So this movie is "AAAWESOOOME".
This movie has a crazy story, which has paroled convict Jake and his blood brother Elwood, who set out on "a mission from God" to save the Roman Catholic orphanage they were raised from being sold in auction. So they must reunite their R&B band and organize a performance to earn $5,000 needed to pay the orphanage's property tax bill. They are targeted by a homicidal "mystery woman", Neo-Nazis, and a country and western band, while being pursued by the police.
This was a more classic SNL movie, being released in 1980, and was a box office success. It even had R&B, soul and blues artists such as James Brown, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, and Ray Charles. It has a cult following and is the only one selected by the National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant", which remains the only SNL film to do so in 2020.
Great movie as silly as it is. I watched this so many times as a kid.
Not much great as the original but it's hard to dislike Wayne and Garth. This and Blues Brothers 2000 remains the only SNL sequels.
It is based on the SNL sketch that parodied the 1980s action-adventure TV series MacGyver. Jorma Taccone of the comedy trio The Lonely Island directed the film.
Movie based on radio host and sex therapy expert Leon Phelps.
Adam Sandler's first film breakout role, because he was little known before SNL in his first two films. I mean, this is based on these SNL sketches that aired in the 1970s, which kinda worked in the 1990s.
This movie just couldn't work, because this movie was released almost 20 years after the original. And John Belushi died, as well as Cab Calloway, so there can't be a Blues Brothers movie without him. That's just horrible.
This movie starring Molly Shannon and Will Ferrell is NOT a "superstar". The story follows Mary Katherine trying to find her place in her Roman Catholic private school. Sounds a bit similar to The Blues Brothers, doesn't it?
This has to really hit hard on Hollywood's balls. All the Roxbury Guys do is bob their heads to Haddaway's hit song "What Is Love" while being comically rejected by women at various clubs.
Let's face it, this movie does NOT "save Stuart's family", as Al Franken (Stuart Smiley) attempts to save both his deeply troubled family and his low-rated public-access television show, but critical reviews just doesn't help it.