5 Movies That Were Banned Worldwide For Showing Explicit Content

Just like there is a good and bad side of everything, similarly, world cinema has side too where it shows the reality of the world. While sex is a very important part of our lives and world cinema has become bold now to depict it on the silver screen. But, still there are some movies which show the extreme side of sex, we are talking about abuse and sexual violence. Also, sometimes these sensual scenes hurt religious sentiments of a particular group. Whatever may be the reason, there are some movies that were banned worldwide for showing explicit content mainly sex, erotic and violence scenes. Check out the list below.

5. Last Tango in Paris (1972)


Last Tango in Paris is a Franco-Italian erotic drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. While the plot revolves around a recently widowed American who begins an anonymous sexual and erotic relationship with a beautiful young Parisian woman. The sexual violence in the movie led to international controversy. And the movie got banned in many countries namely Argentina, Chile and Italy, for being too “obscene” and “pornographic”.

4. The Human Centipede 2 – Full Sequence (2011)


It is a Dutch black and white exploitation horror film. It is written, directed, and co-produced by Dutch filmmaker Tom Six. While it is a sequel to 2009 film The Human Centipede (First Sequence). The plot revolves around a mentally impaired English man who watches and becomes obsessed with the first Human Centipede film and decides to make his own “centipede” having twelve people. Moreover, it joined the list of the movies that were banned in countries like Australia, New Zealand because of its violence and sexually explicit content.

3. Ken Park (2002)


Ken Park is a drama film written by Harmony Korine. The plot of the movie depicts the abusive and violent relationship of several teenagers with and without their parents. While the film got banned in countries like Australia, for depicting teenage sex, incest and auto-erotic asphyxiation.

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2. Hail Mary (1985)


Hail Mary is a French film written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard. The film is a modern retelling of the story of a virgin birth. While the plot revolves around a student Mary who get pregnant without any intercourse and she comes to terms with God’s plan through meditations. It is one of the movies that were banned because of the blasphemous and sexual content, in countries like Argentina and Brazil. Moreover, some scenes showing full frontal nudity offended some Christians all over the world.

1. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)


Fifty Shades of Grey is an American erotic romantic drama film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. The plot of the movie revolves around a Literature student whose life change when she meets handsome, yet tormented billionaire Grey and how Grey got Anastasia into BDSM. It is one of the modern movies that were banned in countries like UAE, Indonesia, Malaysia. While it was banned for showing insane romance, numerous sex scenes and violent sex.

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