Top 10 Movies That Got Sued For Crazy Reasons

We’re taking a look at films
that were on the receiving end of some
of cinematic history’s most bizarre
lawsuits and threats of legal action
number 10 The Matrix The Matrix is
everywhere The Matrix is the classic
tale of a CIA agent named Jim Reese who
gains immortality and is then tasked
with fighting Hitler’s son in the year
20 to 35 what you don’t remember that
part that’s okay neither do we and
neither did judge our Gary Klausner when
a lawsuit was filed against the matrix
for repurposing elements of a script
submitted to Warner Brothers in 1993
Klausner ruled quote the basic premises
of the Matrix trilogy and The Immortals
are so different that it would be
unreasonable to find their plots
substantially similar whoa
judge Byrne a woman claiming the film
was a ripoff of a manuscript she wrote
had previously sued the film a few years
buckle your seatbelt Dorothy because
Kansas is going bye-bye
number 9 Harry Potter and the Goblet of
Fire the fourth Harry Potter film was
one of the series most exciting as it
introduces slew of new characters and
set the stage for the darker films to
come however it was also the subject of
a frivolous lawsuit in 2005 a Canadian
band called The Weird Sisters sued the
film because it featured a band called
The Weird Sisters they tried to block
the release of the film but failed and
were then ordered to pay Warner Brothers
legal costs a whopping 140 thousand
dollars their plan blew up in their face
worse than the time Sheamus tried to
turn water into rum the case was
eventually resolved out of court
number eight Titanic
back in 2012 a full 15 years after
Titanic was released a woman by the name
of princess Samantha Kennedy who we feel
obliged to mention is not a real
princess filed a lawsuit alleging that
the film was a ripoff of her unpublished
biography she sued Paramount Pictures
and demanded that all copies of the film
be destroyed and that she be given all
of the box office sales in the event
that you’ve been living under a rock for
the past two decades Titanic is one of
the highest-grossing films of all time
with worldwide box office receipts
totally more than two billion dollars so
yeah it didn’t end well number seven
Suicide Squad all of that OH
despite being featured prominently in
suicide squads marketing campaign Jared
Leto’s Joker has under 10 minutes of
screen time in the film for most fans
this might elicit a shoulder shrug or
perhaps a nasty Facebook comment but for
reddit user black panther 2016 it meant
all-out war the UK resident claimed to
be suing the studio for false
advertising even going so far as to post
his court date online we understand that
he or she is upset but come on films
failed to deliver on their promises all
the time time to move on I’m just gonna
hurt you
really really number six
The Hangover Part 2 where are we one of
the hangover part to funniest scenes
comes when the guys wake up in a dingy
Bangkok hotel room and discover that Stu
acquired some new ink while drunk the
face tat was directly inspired by the
one that former professional boxer Mike
Tyson has on his face
this wasn’t lost on the men who
performed the tattoo artist s Victor
Whitman who filed a lawsuit against
Warner Brothers claiming that by using
his work in the film they were
committing copyright infringement a
judge allowed the case to go forward and
an undisclosed settlement was reached in
2011 making this one of the rare
instances of a bizarre film lawsuit
actually sort of succeeding
number five monster-in-law
you’ll go and slap somebody and then
apologize get some backbone
trying to sue a film because you feel
that the annoying mother-in-law
character is too similar to the one in
your own screenplay is a bold move and
yet that didn’t stop Sherrie Gilbert
from suing Jennifer Lopez Jane Fonda and
others for their involvement in the 2005
flick monster-in-law Gilbert filed a
copyright lawsuit in North Carolina and
claimed that Warner Brothers owed her a
portion of the film’s one hundred and
fifty five million dollars in box office
returns Warner Brothers fired back by
saying that the mother-in-law character
was hardly a new one and asked that the
case be thrown out number four
knowing the numbers are the key
everything this largely forgettable
Nicolas Cage sci-fi drama was at the
center of one of the craziest lawsuits
in cinematic history the tech company
global findability claimed that the film
infringed on their patent for an
integrated information processing system
something that helps them process
information in order to find an exact
coordinate unlike in the film global
find abilities technology cannot find
the precise location of a disaster
before it happens but that didn’t stop
them from suing the pants off of Summit
Entertainment and escape artists anyway
the case was ultimately dismissed in
2011 it’s all simply coincidence number
three drive I don’t sit in while you’re
running it down I don’t care you got

Leona Zoey

Leona Zoey writes about the Law, Innovation and Technology.