Film censorship varies from region to region as movies which are pegged as offensive or controversial in some countries might not be in others.However, there have been some movies that have been banned all over the world for portraying excessive violence, gore, sexual content and offensive plots.
Since the dawn of cinema, countless films have been banned. But, as it is impossible to list them all, here are 15 popular films that failed to pass through the censor board one time or the other.
15. I Spit on Your Grave
Date Released: 1978
Reason for Ban: Excessive sexual violence
14. The Last House on the Left
Date Released: 1972
Reason for Ban: Excessive violence
13. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Date Released: 1982
Reason for Ban: Negative portrayal of adults
12. The Last Temptation of Christ
Date Released: 1988
Reason for Ban: Blasphemous content
11. Brokeback Mountain
Date Released: 2005
Reason for Ban: Portrayal of same-sex relationships
10. A Clockwork Orange
Date Released: 1971
Reason for Ban: Depiction of excessive graphic and sexual violence
9. The Interview
Date Released: 2014
Reason for Ban: Controversial plot
8. Monty Python’s Life of Brian
Date Released: 1979
Reasons for Ban: Blasphemous anti-Christian plot.
7. Fat Girl
Date Released: 2001
Reasons for Ban: Excessive sexual content.
6. Natural Born Killers
Date Released: 1994
Reason for Ban: Glorification of murder
5. The Evil Dead
Date Released: 1981
Reason for Ban: Graphic violence and terror
4. Cannibal Holocaust
Date Released: 1980
Reasons for Ban: Excessive gore, graphic sexual violence and cruelty to animals.
3. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Date Released: 1974
Reasons for Ban: Extreme violence.
2. The Exorcist
Date Released: 1973
Reasons for Ban: Excessive horror
Date Released: 2009
Reasons for Ban: Excessive violence, gore.
If you think you know of some other banned movies. Feel free to give your opinions in the comments sections.