Some movies are talked about because of the biggest stars that are part of the cast. Some are being talked about because of the actors’ excellent portrayal of their characters. Some are being talked about because of the enchanting settings. However, there are some movies that caused significant stir because of its daring theme and disturbing scenes. Here are the top 10 controversial movies.
10. Like clockwork. Clockwork Orange is one of the most violent movies ever. This violence was observed in the scenes wherein the character named Alex gets pleasure when other people experiences tragedy.
9. Spitting Image. I Spit on your Grave is an erotic suspense-thriller about a female writer who was sexually abused and left for dead by the perpetrators. She vowed to seek revenge. Viewers had torn reactions and see the movie from different angles. Some felt that it is empowering for abused women but most viewers did not agree and this movie was banned in a lot of places.
8. Passion’s Fruit. Mel Gibson harvested the fruit of his passion with the movie Passion of Christ which is a newer, more brutal presentation of the last days of Jesus Christ. It was very controversial based on the reaction that it solicited from audiences. Almost everyone who watched the movie cried and was deeply moved. A number of viewers felt extreme guilt and sadness that some were even reported to commit suicide after watching the movie and reflecting.
7. Exercising Exorcism. The Exorcist was said to be a work of the devil that shocked the audience with scenes wherein a thirteen year old girl vomits, swears, and uses a crucifix to abuse herself.
6. Fall for Folly. Titicut Follies is a movie that is disturbingly close to reality. Frederick Wiseman gave the people a glimpse of what is happening inside an institution for the criminally insane through this 1967 movie. The government reacted by restricting public showing of the movie. People were able to publicly view the movie only in 1991.
5. Code Red. The DaVinci Code is another fiction that is just too close to reality where descriptions are concerned. The inclusion of real places and objects is to be blamed for this as much as Dan Brown’s genius. It fed the already fertile ground of doubt regarding conspiracy in the Catholic Church. The movie was just as controversial as the book and young people were not allowed to watch it in some places.
4. Put on the footage. Cannibal Holocaust is supposed to be a footage that what happened with a documentary crew working on a project who went missing. It became controversial because of all the bloodshed.
3. All rolled into one. The Devils is a movie that tackled the most sensitive issues especially where censorship is concerned. Religious indecency, sex, and violence – each one of these may be ground for getting banned but all three put together in one movie is a sure way to prohibition.
2. Chained Chainsaw. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the goriest movies ever. More than fear, it is the acts of a twisted mind that disturbed the audience.
1. Tree of Knowledge. The Last Temptation of Christ is set to be controversial right on its conception. It showed Jesus Christ with human weakness in a movie with sexual and violent elements.