If there’s one thing we’ve spent a lot of time doing in 2020, it’s watching a disgusting amount of movies and TV on Netflix and Hulu. We’ve always been self-proclaimed movie buffs, but coronavirus quarantine has led to us devouring shows and films at a whole other level.
With Hulu giving Love, Simon and High Fidelity a new spin with series, we’ve been thinking about which movies deserve to go beyond just a film or two on Netflix. In fact, there are quite a few that deserve their own streaming spinoffs outright because they’re just that amazing.
We rounded up 10 films we believe deserve to have their own Netflix series based on them. You can check those out below.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
While the third film in the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series is already in the works by Netflix, we need to see the love story between Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) play out on the small screen. Maybe the show could tell their story from Peter’s point of view because we really can’t get enough of him.
The Adventures Of Sharkboy And Lavagirl
This throwback movie deserves to be reignited with its own Netflix spinoff. Rather than trying to go back in time, the show could follow the superheroes fighting crime as adults while they also deal with real-life issues. We only hope that if this were to happen, Taylor Lautner and Taylor Dooley would be asked to reprise their roles.
The visuals of Tangerine, which were impressively shot with iPhone cameras, are almost as enthralling as the plot. Tangerine showcases the life of a transgender sex worker who ultimately confronts her pimp/boyfriend about cheating on her. It also allows the viewer to get her insight on friendship, identity, betrayal and the overall experience of working on the streets. The movie only wanted us to see more of Sin-Dee Rella’s story, which is why we need a Netflix series.
The Lovebirds deserves a spinoff just because its main characters, Jibran (Kumail Nanjiani) and Leilani (Issa Rae), are a perfect duo. The film shows them on the run after witnessing a murder and attempting to clear their name, which is done so in the most ridiculous way possible. The show wouldn’t have to follow the same plot, but as long as the couple keeps their hilarious personalities, we’ll tune in.
Lady Bird, the ultimate coming-of-age film, seems perfectly set up for a spinoff. It could be an extension of the movie to show how Lady Bird (Saoirse Ronan) acclimates to college life and how her relationship with her mother grows, as well as is further complicated. Also, we’d love to see how her goofy friendship with Julie (Beanie Feldstein) grows from a distance.
Similarly to Lady Bird, Dope also has an ending that could set up a spinoff. While the film followed Malcolm (Shameik Moore) and his geeky friends navigating their rough neighborhood, getting into trouble and working to achieve their goals, a series could show how Malcolm becomes even more of an established adult.
While there are seemingly never-ending cinema spinoffs for this anti-hero film, there are plenty of TV opportunities as well. It could be like your typical superhero series—with all of the humor and grittiness that made Suicide Squad so memorable. Plus, maybe it could delve even more into the breakup of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and Joker (Jared Leto) than Birds Of Prey did.
Big Time Adolescence
While our love of Pete Davidson influences this choice, you can’t argue that a series following the friendship of Mo (Griffin Gluck) and Zeke (Davidson) from Big Time Adolescence wouldn’t be wildly entertaining. While the film debuted on Hulu in March, a series on Netflix would take it all to the next level.
In Miss Juneteenth, mother Turquoise Jones (Nicole Beharie) will stop at nothing to help her daughter win the Miss Juneteenth pageant like she did when she was young. The spinoff show could depict Turquoise’s life after the pageant and how she establishes herself as a strong, independent woman outside of the pageant life.
Let’s be honest: You would definitely watch an episode of a Twilight series if it existed. Both the book and film series is so iconic now, so it’s probably worth a retelling in a Netflix series, maybe even with new characters. We’re just a sucker for vampires shows. What can we say?