Expanding comedy sketches into feature-length films was, and always will be, a gamble. Saturday Night Live
's attempts were no exception. Today, the 10 "official" SNL
movies range from classics to watchable fluff to tests of loyalty for even the most diehard fans.
Which sketches seamlessly translated to screen and which felt like Mary Katherine Gallagher stumbling over a chair in slow motion? To know, we had to be picky; we didn't include anything only tangentially related to the show (such as Bob Roberts, a character whose origin traces back to a 1986 sketch, or Blues Brothers 2000, a film with SNL roots that wasn't produced by Lorne Michaels). Considering the caveats, here are the best SNL-inspired films of all time: