Sometimes movies mimic real life a little too closely. For example, a movie about American gun violence would not have been well received in the wake of the Columbine school shooting in 1999. Although these films never intended to offend anyone, their subject matter ended up raising eyebrows when their fictional plot lines blurred with actual tragedies a little too easily.
Imgur user profoundwhatever has put together an excellent list of movies that, for various reasons, ended up having horrible timing. Many of these flicks were delayed for long periods of time after a real world incident changed society’s tolerance on acceptable entertainment. Some were pulled from the public altogether.
10. The China Syndrome (1979)
Released less than two weeks before the partial meltdown of the Three Mile Island nuclear facility in Pennsylvania, The China Syndrome was a Jane Fonda/Jack Lemon thriller about a television reporter who discovered safety cover-ups at a nuclear power plant.
In an attempt to save face after the Three Mile Island disaster, Columbia Pictures pulled the movie from theaters. They didn’t want anyone to think they were taking advantage of something that caused unspeakable environmental damage and cost an estimated $1 billion and 14 years to clean up.http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/features/the-china-syndrome-19790405 Source: Rollingstone.com