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The 50 most controversial movies ever

Warning: What follows is explicit. These movies (and their accompanying photos) are not chosen for their beauty, but rather for their primal power to shock. And why is that important? Sometimes, in the case of politics and sex, filmmakers can be liberators, leading a charge that elevates the medium’s significance. Elsewhere—especially in the case of violence—a movie can warn us of where we might be headed. These 50 entries are the extremes. We welcome your response.

Comments (88)
Natural Born Killers? no?
By Anonymous (not verified) on 4/01/2011 at 6:25 pm
I am surprised that Oldboy didn't make the list. And also Battle Royale.
By Anonymous (not verified) on 4/01/2011 at 6:03 pm
uhh... cannibal holocaust?
By Anonymous (not verified) on 3/25/2011 at 12:02 am
aw, audition didn't make it? or Oldboy? :/
By Anonymous (not verified) on 3/24/2011 at 4:54 pm
A Clockwork Orange. Without a doubt my favorite movie< question it deserves it's number 5 spot
By Anonymous (not verified) on 3/23/2011 at 4:16 pm
what about irreversible?
By Anonymous (not verified) on 3/21/2011 at 3:33 pm
Good list. I've seen 33. No Breillat or Jodorowsky or Lynch?
By Pete Bogs (not verified) on 3/20/2011 at 12:46 am
How come Spriski Film (A Serbian Film) isnt on this list? It more disturbing and controversial than alot of movies on this list; especially Reservoir Dogs. Im not really sure why that one is even on this list. At any rate i dont think this list is accurate at all without A Serbian Film.
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