Most Controversial Movies of All Time


The Top TenXW

1A Clockwork Orange

Withdrawn in all forms and not re-released until after the death (27 years later) of the director, Stanley Kubrick, who feared the "droogs" would come and get him and his family, as there had already been copycat crimes committed.

This movie was released back in 1971? That's pretty old for such a controversial film like this.

A classic movie! Crossed all the boundaries

Heard it was banned - zxm

V4 Comments
2A Serbian Film

Anyone who watches the unrated version would almost certainly vote for this film.

V3 Comments
4The Passion of the Christ

this is one of the movies in which I suffered more, beacuse my saw how Father was punished wrongly; but I felt worse, when I realized that He died because of all the sins I have made - rock2metal

Mel Gibson Details the Last 12 Hours of Jesus' Life in a brutal way (maybe that's the truth maybe not... ) and that has given birth to a big controversy for his movie - MatrixGuy

Maybe Gibson exaggerated some things with Jesus punishment. We don't know it exactly but still this movie is classic! - Alexandr

V1 Comment
5Cannibal Holocaust

The possible snuff film. - MoldySock

6The Last Temptation of Christ
7Fahrenheit 9/11
8South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

This movie's original rating was NC-17 but it was changed to R two weeks before it's release - CommentandList

V1 Comment
10Natural Born Killers

The Contenders

12Song of the South

Huh. Doesn't look controversial from the picture of a happy cartoon bunny on the cover. I have been wrong before though. - RalphBob

It's considered controversial because people think it's racist. That's why they've never released on home media in the US. - Disney1994


When I saw this movie I found it extremely lame. Nothing shocked me in this overrated movie. I live in Europe and if it's typical American to call a film like this controversial,I think you got very restricted lifes back there.

14The Human Centipede

This movie is SO screwed up on so many ways. It should definitely be higher on the list.

15Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

One of the most disturbing movies in history the shocking deaths and brutal violence will make you cringe - egnomac

V1 Comment
16BoratV1 Comment
17I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
18The Da Vinci Code
19The InterviewV1 Comment
20Pretty Baby
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Movies of All Time Scariest Movies of All Time Best Horror Movies of All Time Greatest Comedy Movies of All Time Top Ten Animated Movies Of All Time

List StatsUpdated 10 Dec 2016

200 votes
101 listings
6 years, 4 days old

Top Remixes (4)

1. The Last Temptation of Christ
2. Salo
3. Fahrenheit 9/11
1. A Clockwork Orange
2. The Passion of the Christ
3. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
1. Cannibal Holocaust
2. A Clockwork Orange
3. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

View All 4


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.