Tim Dirks' Most Controversial Films of All-Time

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Films always have the ability to anger us, divide us, shock us, disgust us, and more. Usually, films that inspire controversy, outright boycotting, picketing, banning, censorship, or protest have graphic sex, violence, homosexuality, religious, political or race-related themes and content. They usually push the envelope regarding what can be filmed and displayed on the screen, and are considered taboo, "immoral" or "obscene" due to language, drug use, violence and sensuality/nudity or other incendiary elements. Inevitably, controversy helps to publicize these films and fuel the box-office receipts.

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  1. 1 -

    The Kiss

    1896 — a.k.a. The May Irwin Kiss, in 4 top lists Check
  2. 2 -

    The Birth of a Nation

    1915, in 21 top lists Check
  3. 3 new

    L'âge d'or

    1930 — a.k.a. L'Age d'Or, in 15 top lists Check
  4. 4 -1

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    1930, in 17 top lists Check
  5. 5 -1

    Freaks

    1932 — a.k.a. The Monster Show, in 15 top lists Check
  6. 6 -1

    Scarface

    1932, in 14 top lists Check
  7. 7 -1

    Ekstase

    1933 — a.k.a. Ecstasy, in 5 top lists Check
  8. 8 -1

    Triumph des Willens

    1935 — a.k.a. Triumph of the Will, in 16 top lists Check
  9. 9 -1

    Child Bride

    1938, in 1 top list Check
  10. 10 -1

    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 37 top lists Check
  11. 11 -1

    The Outlaw

    1943, in 2 top lists Check
  12. 12 -1

    Song of the South

    1946, in 2 top lists Check
  13. 13 new

    L'amore

    1948, in 4 top lists Check
  14. 14 -2

    The Moon Is Blue

    1953, in 2 top lists Check
  15. 15 -2

    Baby Doll

    1956, in 5 top lists Check
  16. 16 -2

    Peeping Tom

    1960 — a.k.a. Face of Fear, in 19 top lists Check
  17. 17 -2

    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
  18. 18 -2

    Victim

    1961, in 7 top lists Check
  19. 19 -2

    Viridiana

    1961, in 23 top lists Check
  20. 20 -2

    Lolita

    1962, in 11 top lists Check
  21. 21 -2

    Mondo cane

    1962 — a.k.a. A Dog's Life, in 2 top lists Check
  22. 22 -2

    Bonnie and Clyde

    1967, in 25 top lists Check
  23. 23 -2

    Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult

    1967 — a.k.a. I Am Curious (Yellow), in 5 top lists Check
  24. 24 -2

    Titicut Follies

    1967, in 7 top lists Check
  25. 25 -2

    Rosemary's Baby

    1968, in 21 top lists Check
  26. 26 -2

    Midnight Cowboy

    1969, in 20 top lists Check
  27. 27 -2

    The Wild Bunch

    1969, in 23 top lists Check
  28. 28 -2

    Carnal Knowledge

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
  29. 29 -2

    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
  30. 30 -2

    The Devils

    1971, in 9 top lists Check
  31. 31 -2

    Dirty Harry

    1971, in 14 top lists Check
  32. 32 -2

    The Last Picture Show

    1971, in 19 top lists Check
  33. 33 -2

    Straw Dogs

    1971, in 10 top lists Check
  34. 34 -2

    Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

    1971, in 8 top lists Check
  35. 35 -2

    Deep Throat

    1972, in 3 top lists Check
  36. 36 -2

    The Last House on the Left

    1972, in 4 top lists Check
  37. 37 -2

    Ultimo tango a Parigi

    1972 — a.k.a. Last Tango in Paris, in 15 top lists Check
  38. 38 -2

    Pink Flamingos

    1972, in 8 top lists Check
  39. 39 -2

    The Exorcist

    1973, in 25 top lists Check
  40. 40 -1

    Thriller - en grym film

    1973 — a.k.a. Thriller: A Cruel Picture, in 3 top lists Check
  41. 41 -3

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    1974, in 13 top lists Check
  42. 42 -2

    Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS

    1975, in 2 top lists Check
  43. 43 -1

    Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma

    1975 — a.k.a. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, in 11 top lists Check
  44. 44 -1

    The Incredible Torture Show

    1976 — a.k.a. Bloodsucking Freaks, in 3 top lists Check
  45. 45 -1

    Ai no korîda

    1976 — a.k.a. In the Realm of the Senses, in 16 top lists Check
  46. 46 -1

    The Message

    1976 — a.k.a. Mohammad: Messenger of God, in 8 top lists Check
  47. 47 -6

    Une vraie jeune fille

    1976 — a.k.a. A Real Young Girl, in 1 top list Check
  48. 48 -2

    Snuff

    1975 — a.k.a. American Cannibale, in 1 top list Check
  49. 49 -2

    The Deer Hunter

    1978, in 25 top lists Check
  50. 50 -2

    Faces of Death

    1978, in 2 top lists Check
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