My Top Most Controversial Films
I have listed from my viewing experiences the most controversial films that I have seen.
Without any regard to ranking or personal preference I have listed those films that not only had a broad spectrum of reviews, but also made national news due to their subject content and story line.
1. Basic Instinct – Legs crotch flash, sex and female serial murderer
2. Last Tango in Paris – Rated X, Marlon Brando’s use of butter and libidinous appetites
3. Midnight Cowboy – Male Prostitution - Only film with an X rating nominated for Best Picture
4. United 93 – Reenactment of 9/11 flight was eerie and intense
5. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – Menacing true Story of serial killing of unsuspecting teenagers
6. Scarface (1983) – A film about drug dealing - murder becomes glorified as a modern day cult classic
7. Henry and June – First film rated NC17 dealing with libidinous adventures
8. Reservoir Dogs – Song “Stuck In The Middle With You”, a knife and an ear results in very hard to watch.
9. The Silence of The Lambs - A transsexual, a cannibal and a feminist all in one film
10. Kids – A story of teenage sex and the spread of AIDS
11. Dirty Harry – An iconic cop who appears to be fascist and racist and yet culturally popular
12. Cruising – A Cop goes undercover in gay community to find serial killer with stereotypical portrayals
13. The Exorcist – Devil possession of children.
14. The Passion of the Christ – Jesus last days draped in blood and brutality – National concerns of anti-Semitism
15. The Last Temptation of Christ – A crucified Christ wonders about sex and a life with Mary Magdalene
16. A Clockwork Orange – The primordial instincts for rape and violence it set to Beethoven
17. Deep Throat – If you have to ask, look it up
18. Psycho – People were afraid to take showers after this film was released
19. The Deer Hunter – Working class men, the Vietnam war, drugs and Russian Roulette
20. Rosemary’s Baby – Some believed a perversion of the Christian faith with devil worship
21. Irreversible - A viscous lengthy rape and murder made people walk out of theaters
22. Hard Candy – A teenage girl gets revenge against a pedophile
23. The Cook, The Thief, The Wife and Her Lover - Depravity and decadence mixed with wealthy excesses
24. Brokeback Mountain – Homosexual love within the backdrop of a western story
25. Blue Velvet - Small town gangsters and violence, with scenes of sexual degradation
26. Fatal Attraction – Husbands nationwide saw the potential consequences from cheating