Total Film have compiled a list of the most controversial films that have cheekily braced our screens to date. It is obvious to see why these films revceived their controversial status! Check out the Top 6 below!
6) Irreversible (2002) – Gasper Noe.
This film should not be watched if you are feeling fragile that is for sure. This film is number 6 in Total Film Magazines list of controversial films as it features a man getting his skull bashed in with a fire extinguisher and an extremely uncomfortable rape scene that lasts 10 minutes of screen time. Deserves the controversial title!
5) A Serbian Film (2010) – SrÃ„‘an SpasojeviÃ„â€¡.
After the BBFC ordered the director to cut 4 minutes of screen time, it was eventually shown at the UK’s Frightfest where the extreme horror received a huge outcry forcing the film to be banned. Extremely controversial!
4) Human Centipede 2 (2011) – Tom Six.
As if the first installment of this extremely shocking film wasn’t bad enough, Tom Six has decided to grace our screens with a bigger and even more grotesque sequel. According to Total Film, the most controversial sequence of this film is the barbed wire rape scene that takes place within the film. How does Six come up with this material?
3) Triumph of the Will (1935) – Leni Riefenstahl.
Extremely controversial film as it glories Nazism. Do I need to mention anymore?
2) A Clockwork Orange (1971) – Stanley Kubrick.
Considering, Kubrick banned his own film for more than 20 years due to the death threats he received, I would suggest that A Clockwork Orange would be the perfect contender for runner up in this slightly obscure contest. The criticism of the film was said to have glorified violence and exaggerated the horrific rape scene into a somewhat cartoonish state. Not the best move Kubrick!
1) The Birth of a Nation (1915) – D.W. Griffith.
To make a long story short, this film basically embodies pure racism. A perfect yet undignified first place to an extremely controversial and highly disturbing feature.