What I’m looking for are movies that, if they were released at a later date, would have been much more successful than they were.
My choice would be Rounders. Released in 1998, it was about 6-7 years too early. If it would have been released later, it would have been a huge financial hit given poker’s explosion in popularity on the internet and television.
As it stands, it still is an entertaining movie, but I think it would have been a blockbuster if it was released at the appropriate time. To be fair, there was no way for anyone to predict the popularity of poker on television, so I don’t think sitting on it would have been practical. However, in hindsight, it would have been a great thing for the bottom line if they could have seen into the future.
Any other movies come to mind?