10 Highly Controversial Movies: No 5 Is Just Plain CRAZY!!
Movies are undoubtedly the most influential form of art. They can make an avalanche of an impact on their viewers. However, there are many instances where the strong opinions of few the filmmakers was considered controversial and prevented by the authorities from reaching the masses. However, these movies have managed to reach the movie buffs through other sources, leading to acclaim and cult statuses over the years. Take a look at these movies which are widely known for their controversial plots. Some are disturbing and some not so much!
1. The Tin Drum, 1979
This film was turned down by the Ontario Censor Board of Canada , due to a controversial scene which involved an oral sex and intercourse between a 16 year old girl and a 11 year old boy. The concerned authorities had confiscated all copies of the film. Even the curious movie buffs who had rented the movie found themselves in trouble.
However the movie went on to win an academy award.
2. The human centipede- 2, 2011
A movie which is said to be disturbing to even the fans of the horror genre, this movie was denied any certificate from the censor board. The movie deals with a madman who sews up the bodies of people.
3. Borat, 2006
This movie which got the world’s attention for its satirical humor, also angered the people of Kazakhstan for portraying the nation in poor light. The story is about a Kazakh man who travels to the US. The movie mentions Kazakhstan as ‘The world’s biggest exporter of human pubes’ and makes many similar controversial statements about the nation.
4. Natural born killers, 1994
Directed by Oliver Stone, and written by the legendary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, Natural Born Killers is a satirical film about a couple who kills people and become celebrities. It’s said that the heavily violent movie, inspired few real life murders in the US and in France. The movie was eventually released on home video.
5. Cannibal Holocaust, 1980
Filled with instances of brutal animal violence and rape, this one is one of the most controversial movies of all time. Reports of few actors from the movie being actually murdered while shooting had also surfaced later, which led to the movie’s director Ruggero Deodato being tried by an Italian court.
6. The Interview, 2014
A movie which has invited the fury of the North Korean government even before its release, ‘The Interview’ has caused quite a stir. The plot of the movie revolves around two individuals from a TV channel, played by James Franco and Seth Rogen, hired by US government to execute the Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un. The movie has even led to Korea threatening the US of a war.
7. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 1971
Though it has fewer instances of brutal violence, nudity and abusive language, the censor board had awarded the film an ‘R’ rating. No distributors were ready to back the film due to the disappointing response from the censor board authorities.
8. The Exorcist, 1973
Considered to be one of the scariest movies of all time, The Exorcist has been in the news for decades because of its scare factor. A brutal self-mutilation involving a crucifix and a desecrated statue of Virgin Mary, and strong language at certain places have made few moviegoers faint. The movie was banned in Britain for around 15 years.
9. Hey Ram, 2000
This Indian movie was initially banned by the Indian government and became a reason for widespread protests, as it justified the killing of India’s political demigod Mahatma Gandhi, the man who played a significant role in India’s independence, and is considered the father figure of the nation. However, the film was eventually released in theaters after a while.
10. Clockwork Orange , 1973
Directed by one of the finest filmmakers of all time, this Stanley Kubrick movie was pulled out of the theaters by the maker himself. Many cases of crimes such as murder and rape, inspired by the scenes of the movie, were reported. Kubrick’s family was also threatened due to these crimes.