Filmmakers put their necks on the line when taking on the responsibility of bringing a script to life. But while creating a movie is a daunting task, managing the behind-the-scenes politicking to get it distributed can be even worse. And as a result, there’s no shortage of finished motion pictures that fail to hit the big screen. Here, we take a look at 40 of them.
Shady tactics implemented within the movie business is nothing new, but director Roger Avery took it to a new level with his 2004 motion picture Glitterati. Why? Because the controversial filmmaker didn’t even inform the many of those on-screen that they were being filmed for a movie. Thus, it has never seen the light of day.
39. Nothing Lasts Forever
It’s named Nothing Lasts Forever and that certainly proved to be the case for this doomed motion picture upon its completion. Despite a kooky plot involving a mission to outer space, the 1984 film never made a theatrical appearance in the U.S. And the reasons for this have yet to be disclosed…