25 Most Controversial Movies Ever

Submitted by: xxamsey 11 years ago in Entertainment
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A list of the 25 most controversial movies, with a description of the movie and why.
There are 69 comments:
Male 695
a clockwork orange is the best movie ever made!!
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Male 18
Two Words: Pink Flamingoes
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Female 221
I once watched Rocky Horror. almost poo my pants.
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Male 338
But the Life of Brian is now aclaimed as one of the greatest comedies while The Last Temptation for ex. is still banned in a few countries and only recently allowed in Blockbuster stores.
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Male 3
Monty Python`s Life of Brian was far more controversial in its day - here in the UK at least - than the Passion, for example.
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Male 1,521
I do not like controvertial movies nor war movies, romatic movies or thirllers. Let me just nice things to enjoy while going to the movies; such as fantasy, Sci-fi, commedies, and of course animations. hehehehehe
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Male 372
Oh come on, "Deep Throat" was on there but "Flower of Flesh and Blood" wasn`t? That had the FBI investigating it as a possible snuff film, and the filmmakers had to release a "making of" to get the authorities off their backs.
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Female 89
Well I think that we can all agree that it should have been a top fifty list....
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Male 1,066
i knew it....
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Female 26
You know Aladdin was a story before Disney made it into a cartoon, right? It`s not referring to the cartoon.

Um, yes it is. DIRECTED BY RON CLEMENTS AND JOHN MUSKER (1992), that would be the Disney version. Rocky Horror should definately be on there. I`ve never seen a more disturbing movie and dramatized my childhood.

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Male 994
who said i was being sarcastic? :-)
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Male 1,225
^The original "The Hills Have Eyes" goes under horror, the remake goes under bloody. I liked them both though.
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Female 221
I knew Passion would be on there. Knew it from the start. And I agree with most of you guys about the movies that should be on the list. `Cept for sulu, cause he`s being sarcastic. So, to start another topic, what is YOUR favorite movie?

I can`t pick. People say King Kong sucks, but I enjoyed it. A little.
Or maybe a bloody film? Saw II, perhaps, or Hostel?
Maybe a horror movie? Silent Hill, The Hills Have Eyes(which might belong in gory).
Romantic movies? Uggh. Can`t stand them.
So maybe I like Chronicles of Narnia. I know it was a kid`s movie, but you gotta admit it was pretty cool.
Tell me your favorite movies! Please?

OH, I almost forgot. <3 Clockwork Orange!!

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Male 994
Oh and before i Forget Where`s Night of the Living dead. Or West Side Story?

Heck i can`t forget SAVING PRIVITE RYAN!!!!

mabye Star Wars too cause that made a huge fanclub

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Male 994
What the hell i only know 3 of them- that are any good

The Warriors

ClockWork Orange

Farenhieght 9/11

But Passion of the Chirst? comon and religoius movie the most controversal?

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Female 509
I thought "Crash" would be in there.
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Male 1,866
um team america?
and i saw da vinci code, farenheight, and passion of christ all coming...

and people get in a hoot over some movies because they portray the wrong idea to the mass public, they don`t HAVE to watch it, but when it spreads the wrong stuff around, it`ll end up effecting you in the long run.

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Male 338
I really think The Last Temptation of Christ whould be number one because The Passion is. Both are films of Jesus and I believe that a scene with Jesus having sex is more controversial than one where he is beaten...which is what really happened according to the Bible.
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Male 601
The end of Taxi Driver caused a TON of controversy when it came out. Also, just the fact of Iris, the teen prostitute is a little disturbing and also caused controversy. Taxi Driver should be number 2 or 1.
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Male 338
WTF...The Passion of the Christ? The Last Temptation of Christ is only 6th? Rubbish. The Passion is more accurate and `uncontroversial` than The Last Temptation where Jesus fantasies having sex. Eh. Whatever.
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Male 338
Before I look at the list...I guess "The Last Temptation of Christ" because it had a sex scene with Jesus and Mary Magdalene.
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Male 3,060
a clockwork orange was such a good movie...kubrick kicks ass....

where the hell is midnight cowboy?!?!?!

who the f*ck compiled this list?!?

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Male 730
none of the movies suggested here are controversial. perverse and disgusting maybe, but they didnt start riots. its a good list.
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Male 2,781
LOOKS LIKE I NEED TO GET OUT MORE...I HAVEN`T SEEN SOME OF THOSE MOVIES. JEEZ WHAT A NUMBNUTZ!

YOU NEED PEOPLE LIKE ME!! SO YOU CAN POINT YOUR FUC*ING FINGER AND SAY: THAT`S THE BAD GUY!!!

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Female 268
what about deliverence... you shore got a purty mouth
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Male 51
what about
Pretty baby--child prostitute
lolita and the lover ---old guy and young girl having sex
house of the spirits-- main spanish charaters played buy white guys
bastard out of carolina----child rape


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Male 1,225
Not on the list but should be:
The Hills Have Eyes (I mean come on, two rape scenes, the brutal killings of the two mothers, setting the father on fire, and kidnapping the baby!)
Rocky Horror
The Brown Bunny
The South Park Movie
Dogma
Taxi Driver
Saw
Brokeback Mountain.
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Female 89
I was expecting:
The Passion of the Christ
The DiVinci Code
Farenheight 911

However, Aladin? Come on disney movies?

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Male 6
Can`t believe I missed "CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST"
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Male 198
And what about "I Spit On Your Grave" or the Guinea Pig movies? Some of the flicks on that list are pretty tame...
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Male 198
Caligula is one of the dirtiest, pornographic, and most sadistic "mainstream" movies ever made. It`s one of my favorites! The orgy scene rocks!
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Male 16
Hmm- no eurotrip?
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Male 650
Wheres brokeback? ;)
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Male 23
what about scarface, the original one? No?

The thing that bugged me about "the passion" was the reception of it. I still remember reading an article in the paper with some guy saying that if there was going to be violence in the media at least it has a purpose, not like the "senseless violence in Braveheart".

GRRR!

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Female 406
OMG, clockwork orange...I LOVE CLOCKWORK ORANGE! he he, groodies
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Male 1,478
I hate to say it, but some of those movies are real stinkers, number 1 in particular.
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Female 52
I would expect controversial films would be gory films, like Battle Royale or Saw. But I suppose we get used to gore now we see so much of it in films. And it`s weird to think how sex can still be controversial, even though a lot of people do it/will do it...
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Male 626
Ello ello ello. This list has put on clockwork orange right right? Nothing like a bit of ultra violence, followed by relaxing with the old Ludwid Von on the speeker box. Also a bit of in and out, in and out goes down a treat.

I have two of the movies, Clockwork Orange^^ and Natural Born Killers.

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Male 650
The passion of the Christ is on the top of the list only because its newer. If anything the Temptation of Christ was more controversial and caused a bigger reaction publically.
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Female 1,033
i figured that would be number 1
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Male 577
There were a few movies that weren`t on there that I thought should have been. I`m glad "Freaks" was on there. That movie is awesome and I know it was VERY controversial when it came out. I knew "The Passion" was going to be number one. That movie blew. People thought I hated it because I`m Jewish, but that had nothing to do with it. It just wasnt a very good movie.
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Male 429
cool list i relaly dont care if a film is contraversial or not its jsut a film... just watch it....jsut do it.do it
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Male 213
Some of those were interesting to read about because I hadn`t heard of them. Others let me down. United 93 is no where near as controversial as that list portrayed it to be. I think it is too soon to make the movie, but it pales compared to some of the other movies.
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Male 2,057
i dont get why Animal Farm wasnt in there. Its really scary for kids! The horse goes to the glue factory!
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Female 205
The first thing I thought when I saw this list was "If The Passion is on here, I`m going to scream." And it was. Number 1.
Why?
Everyone freaked out over it when it was just money-driven. Mel Gibson isn`t deeply spiritual. He knows how to make a buck. Good for him. But that`s all it is.
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Male 601
I thought Taxi Driver would be on there. That`s a great movie.
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Female 252
Interesting read. I want to see some of these movies now.
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Female 3,574
Of course the most controversial is to do with jesus >_O

and how controversial was that Aladdin thing really? Honestly.

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Male 87
dont forget its not how you feel about the film its how others do. like the aladdin one, some muslims or asians may be offended i dont know why but there u go. religous fanatics and what not who like freedom of speech until it goes against them.
da vinci code one... i dont get it why would da vinci if he was trying to keep it secret tell everyone in code. silly man.
clockwork orange is such a good film
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Male 121
How do you decide how controversial a film is/was?
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Male 820
none of the movies ive seen from this list were bad, all very good movies
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Male 1,115
Ive only seen a couple of these movies but the majority Ive seen were really good movies.
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Male 737
Heheh, Aladdin. Awesome.
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Female 189
I love "A Clockwork Orange" and "Freaks"!
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Male 223
it was an ok but well done list... but missing out on a lot of movies... should`ve extended it to 50 instead.
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Male 297
Perhaps...

"The Brown Bunny"-- real oral sex

"Dogma"

"Irriversable"-10 minute graphic rape.

"Brokeback Mountain"--most talked about movie in a year when gay rights are STILL having to be fought for. "Flight 93" was "expected controversy", but came and went without much talk or box office.

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Male 297
There are so many other films that could be placed here for such a variety of reasons.

adding Aladdin was just killed any credibility.

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Male 2,216
You know Aladdin was a story before Disney made it into a cartoon, right? It`s not referring to the cartoon.

Im surprised The Rocky Horror Picture Show wasnt on there.

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Male 165
the south park episode when Mel Gibson is in it and his film is causing an uproar is well funny
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Female 1,972
Aladdin? It`s a fricken cartoon- some folks need to lighten the hell up.
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Male 368
Nice list, interesting reading.
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Female 538
lolz...i bet the religious people are going to be realli realli annoyed at that now....
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Female 226
Eh, the only thing that bugged me about The Passion of the Christ is fundies taking small children to it, not caring whether they`re traumatized or not. Having Jesus in it doesn`t make it any less violent. Who cares though..the children don`t have freedom of choice yet.
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Female 2,144
I Knew Clockwork Orange Would Be In There Somewhere, But That`s Just Because It Kicks Arse.
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Male 923
I knew Passion Of The Christ would be number one. Do not know why so many people are foolish enough to be upset by a movie. If it bothers you do not watch it, plain and simple.
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Female 123
many of these film upon this list(I`ve seen most of them), would be considered "tame", in today`s standards....

and movies, usually about religion, poli"TRICKS" society or violence, will have most in an uproar...

most people want to see movies to "escape", not to have to think or heaven forbid, read subtitles....

such a shame though....

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Female 511
Funny how most of those movies had to do with either sex or religion/politics. Ah, the stupidity of people...

Still hate Mel Gibson though. Never thought he could act and still think he`s as pretentious as ever. Making the movie out of his faith my ass - he just wanted a nice fat paycheck, and boy did he get it!

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Male 283
What about "The Exorsist"
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Female 857
Link: 25 Most Controversial Movies Ever [Rate Link] - A list of the 25 most controversial movies, with a description of the movie and why.
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