questionscontroversial films - have you seen any?


Probably the most controversial I've seen is the human centipede, which was meh.

I don't believe in censorship of books or movies. People have the right to make their own decisions about what to read or watch. If you don't like it, don't spend your time or money on it. Bt you don't have the right to determine someone else's preferences (this applies much broader, but the question was about movies...)


@okham: I agree w/you in totality. Do NOT believe in censorship of books either. Penned this question as I did because "I am curious" (w/o the Yellow) was streaming through my mind. FWTW :-) And, would like to know what others deem as controversial. BTW: Have not seen The Human Centipede...looked it up on Wiki...ugh!!!!


Nothing came to mind immediately, so I checked out a list of the most controversial films. I guess controversial is a sliding scale, because I've seen half the movies on this list and the only one that seemed controversial to me was The Last Temptation of Christ. Good movie, btw. I saw it when I was still a Christian, and it didn't offend me. Then again, Faces of Death didn't bother me for the same reason. They're both fiction. It's entertainment. If you don't like it, don't watch it.

Censorship is bad...m'kay?


@rprebel: Nice list, thanks. I could only count 10 of those that I have seen. As for the OP, censorship in an adult world is not OK.


If I make a movie, I hope it is controversial. That guarantees financial success. The more people yell about it, the better the box office!!


Death of a President was pretty controversial.


@rprebel: WARNING ON THE LINK!!!!!!

Holy Cow! I'm at work and up pops this pic of some naked chick. Thanks a lot.


@chellemonkey: lol oops. Sorry 'bout that. In my defense, it is just a pair of breasts. In our sexually repressed society, that apparently counts as porn.

Topless guy? Fine. Topless girl? OMG HIDE THE CHILDREN.


@rprebel: It 's easy to say that but when the boob pic shows up unexpectedly on your work computer at work I bet you would be jumping for the close button too!


@chellemonkey: If I had a boss/supervisor, I'd no doubt agree. Fortunately, I am my own boss.

Regarding the missing nsfw tag, I'll do my best to not let it happen again...for my cubicle dwelling friends. NOW GET BACK TO WORK. bullwhip cracks


@chellemonkey: Same deal here! Except it was worse cause I clicked to open in a new tab, then went about reading other things for a good 45 minutes before clicking the tab to see it. Bah!


@sully51: well that's just awkward!

Today's lesson NSFW tag your stuff where appropriate! :D


Hmmm..... movies I've seen that were controversial... Drawing heavily but not exclusively on the afore-mentioned list:

The Last Temptation of Christ
The Killing of Sister George
Deep Throat
Titicut Follies
Reservoir Dogs
The Moon is Blue
They Shoot Horses, Don't They
Midnight Cowboy
I Am Curious (Yellow)
Do the Right Thing
Silence of the Lambs
The Exorcist
Life of Brian
Straw Dogs
Bonnie and Clyde
Last Tango
A Clockwork Orange
Coming Home
Johnny Got His Gun

I just realized that two of my all-time favorite movie scenes, from Coming Home and Midnight Cowboy, were movies starring Jon Voight.


Some of the controversial films I have seen include:
The Last Temptation of Christ (boring)
Jesus Christ Superstar (great music)
The Graduate (I watched on the QT when I was a kid and didn't get it)
Freaks (made in 1932, banned for decades and still controversial, worth the watch)
Life of Brian (did nothing for me)
A Clockwork Orange (great film but something about the violence was troubling)
The Da Vinci Code (which had protestors in my Catholic town - so-so movie)
Philadelphia (liked it)
Boys Don't Cry (good)
The Crying Game (great, esp if you haven't been spoilered)
Orlando (must see movie if you like gender challenging art films)

I know there are others but I can't call them to mind. Some of the ones that have been listed as controversial I have seen but never knew there was any controversy surrounding them. I don't read reviews or listen much to press about films, I look at previews and decide whether I want to see movies based on that .