I Learned About 19 Films That Never Saw Theaters, And The Reasons Are Shocking

So much time, work, and money goes into creating films. Unfortunately, sometimes all the stars don't align, and some movies get the ax before release.

hands hold a film clapper for a scene
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Here are 19 films that got the ax before they could ever hit theaters:


Leslie Grace in the Batgirl costume

2.Superman Lives

Nic Cage wears Superman costume

3.My Best Friend's Birthday

a man looks lovingly at a woman

4.Robert Zemeckis's Yellow Submarine

animated version of "The Beatles" band members

5.Midnight Rider

Greg Allman performs

6.Revenge of the Nerds

"Revenge of the Nerds" title card

7.10 Things I Hate About Life

A couple laughs on a rollercoaster

8.Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story

a doll makes a speech in front of the white house

9.Something's Got to Give

Marilyn Monroe smiles

10.The Fantastic Four

Doctor Doom has a claw-like glove


Tom Green makes a funny face

12.The Day the Clown Cried

Jerry Lewis wears clown makeup

13.Scoob! Holiday Haunt

Young Shaggy and Scooby Doo

14.Dark Blood

River Phoenix looks up

15.Empires of the Deep

A mer-person dances

16.All-Star Weekend

Jamie Foxx dressed as Stephen A Smith

17.Killing Winston Jones

Writer Justin Trevor Winters sits down for an interview

18.The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Adam Driver looks concerned

19.And lastly, the original unreleased picture, A Woman of the Sea

a scene from Charlie Chaplin's "By The Sea"

Would you have gone to see any of these movies? Let me know in the comment section below!