Amazon Studios faced a tough challenge releasing “A Rainy Day in New York” given that Woody Allen’s name has been all over headlines since Dylan Farrow, his adopted daughter, brought old sexual allegations against the director back into the spotlight. (Photo: Release)
“I love you Daddy”, a movie written and directed by Louis C.K., where his character tried to stop his underaged daughter from dating a 68-year-old filmmaker, was set to be released on 2017 but was canceled due to accusations of misconduct against the comedian. (Photo: Release)
“Zeroville,” a film starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, and Megan Fox follows the story of a young man who moves to Hollywood to be a set-builder in 1969.The distribution righter were acquired by Alchemy, but the company went bankrupt soon after. (Photo: Release)
“Gods Behaving Badly” is a film about, well, Greek gods behaving badly, discovered living in the mortal world by two humans. However, actors, critics, and crew members alike agreed the film was terrible, and it never saw a theatrical release. (Photo: Release)
Netflix’s biopic “Gore”, a film chronicling the life of Gore Vidal, was set to star Kevin Spacey as the American writer. But after various sexual allegations came out against the “House of Cards” star, Netflix dropped the project. (Photo: Release)
“Not Safe For Work” is by Joe Johnston staring Max Minghella. The film follows an office worker trapped in his workplace where he must survive a killer. The film saw some success in its on-demand release, but named made it to theaters—and only God knows why! (Photo: Release)
“Accidental Love” had such a messy production that its director, David O. Russell, didn’t want his real name used in the credits, using a pseudonym. That, and the fact that the production company went bankrupt, caused the film to never get a theatrical release. (Photo: Release)
“Hippie Hippie Shake” follows the story of Rick Neville, creator of Oz Magazine, and the trial that came from its obscene content. Though the movie was filmed in 1998, production began until 2007 and in 2011 it was shelved indefinitely. (Photo: Release)
While the first two movies managed to make respectable returns, the third film in “Divergent” series, “Allegiant” underperformed so badly that the final movie, “Ascendant”, was quietly shelved by Lionsgate. (Photo: Release)
Woody Allen’s has just joined a long list of highly anticipated, star-studded, possibly blockbuster movies that still to this day, haven’t seen the light of day. A Rainy Day in New York
While some of Hollywood’s hyped projects have quietly disappeared from the released schedules, other film, like Woody Allen’s, have practically been forced to withdraw from a theatrical opening. Regardless, whether the final product wasn’t what the creators wanted, in a scandal, the production company went to bankruptcy, or a whole list of other unforeseen circumstances, all these movies have one thing in common: they’ve all fade into the obscurity of unreleased films.
So, what are some of the most infamous unreleased movies? Click through our photo gallery above to see a shocking list of 10 films that never made it to theaters—and probably never will. SPOILER ALERT: The reasons behind their indefinite shelving are suitably surprising.