Based on a Saturday Night Live skit, MacGruber features Will Forte as a dim-witted special agent who takes on his mortal enemy Dieter Von Cunth, played by Val Kilmer. Part action, part raunchy comedy, it's the latest in a long tradition of good - and terrible - SNL sketches-turned-movies.
By John Halecky
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Jake (John Belushi) and Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) made the leap to the big screen in this cult classic that featured appearances by James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Steven Spielberg. They'll never get caught. They're on a mission from God.
Wayne's World (1992)
Schwing! Mike Myers and Dana Carvey successfully translated their SNL duo of Wayne and Garth to the big screen taking in over $120 million in the US alone. Excellent!
Wayne's World 2 (1993)
With the success of the first one, Wayne and Garth returned for the sequel which didn't prove to be as profitable, but it did provide some laughs just the same.
This 1993 big screen feature was a bit past its prime as the original sketch was popular over 10 years beforehand. That didn't stop Beldar and Prymatt from trying.
It's Pat (1994)
Julia Sweeney took her androgynous character of Pat from SNL to the movies and flopped big time. Some say it claims the title of worst SNL crossover movie to date.
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Al Franken, now a US Senator from Minnesota, played Stuart Smalley, a disciple of the 12-step program who tries to save everyone around him. Unfortunately, he couldn't save this skit-turned-turkey.
A Night at the Roxbury (1998)
Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan played the Butabi brothers, an obnoxious pair of club-hopping guys who can't even get into the coolest club in town - the Roxbury. Goofy, but it does have some moments. Grieco!
Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
Trying to recapture the magic of the original, Dan Aykroyd pairs up with John Goodman this time and enlists the cameo help of Eric Clapton, B.B. King and Dr. John. The music's great. The sequel's lukewarm.
Molly Shannon and Will Ferrell teamed up in this SNL skit-inspired movie where Shannon's character, Mary Katherine Gallagher, is a social outcast who smells her armpits when she is nervous. How could that premise fail?!
The Ladies Man (2000)
Tim Meadows played Leon Phelps, a Casanova who tries to woo all the women he meets. It doesn't turn out so well - for him or his movie. After this, there would be a 10-year gap before the arrival of...MacGruber!
Which SNL skit-turned-flick do you like (or loathe)? Leave a comment below and let us know!