10 movies that would never get the green light today
Comingsoon.net is looking back at some of the riskiest, most absurd films to come out of the studio system. Check out our picks in the gallery below!
As we head into the 2020s, it’s really interesting to look back on how drastically the box office has changed in the past several decades or so. The types of movies audiences flock to see—right now, that means an endless stream of live-action remakes of classic animated films and interconnected superhero movies—determine the types of movies studios give the green light to. It hasn’t always been this way, though. American moviemaking used to be a whole lot different, and the types of movies produced are pretty unrecognizable compared to the ones put out today.
Honestly, it’s not hyperbole to say that there are movies released before the 2010s that simply wouldn’t have been made today. Whether it’s because they’re too absurd, too risky, or too niche, there’s just no doubt that—if pitched today—studios would present the filmmakers with a big fat no.