This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
These are the 39 controversial films banned from sale in the UK by the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP) under the Video Recordings Act of 1984. The films were banned in response to a right-wing media fury spearheaded by the campaigner Mary Whitehouse (1910-2001) who popularised Sunday Times journalist Peter Chippendale's phrase "Video Nasty" despite never having watched any of the films themselves.
In the years that followed, several of these movies were released either cut or uncut, whilst the others have either not been granted a certificate; or no distributor has since requested one.
Not included here are:
- films originally banned at the same time as the Video Nasties, but never prosecuted, such as [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the+evil+dead/]The Evil Dead[/url].
- films often believed to have been part of the DPP 39, including [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/a+clockwork+orange/]A Clockwork Orange[/url], [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the+exorcist/]The Exorcist[/url], [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/straw+dogs/]Straw Dogs[/url], [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/ilsa+she+wolf+of+the+ss/]Ilsa She-Wolf of the SS[/url] and [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the+texas+chain+saw+massacre/]The Texas Chain Saw Massacre[/url] - all of which were unavailable in the UK for other reasons.
The DPP 39 list is a matter of quintessential bad taste. In most cases, don't expect great movies, but check out what the fuss was all about!
See also the documentary [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/video+nasties+moral+panic+censorship+and+videotape/]Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)[/url].
The 'Case Studies' page of the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) provides detailed accounts of particularly controversial films to help with academic work.
These case studies provide insight into how the BBFC come to their classification decisions about films and explains why the films featured may have been a problem for the board to classify.
This list provides you with every film that has a case-study written on it, many of them considered some of the most controversial movies ever.
If you would like to read any of the movie's case-studies to find out how the BBFC went about classifying them, visit: http://www.bbfc.co.uk/case-studies/A?field_genre_tid=All
The movie world is littered with any number of controversial films.
But the real jaw-dropping moments come from the most disgusting, morally vacuous and downright bad taste movies around - here's our Top 50.