Banned Movies That Upset Sensitive Audiences

 Today, hardly a day goes by when there is no controversy or public debate over whether various films or other programs have crossed the limits of what is acceptable to portray on film. Debates like these consume huge amounts of the public's collective consciousness, and sometimes it feels like we do it all. However, it's easy to forget that such debates are as old as film itself.

Many films over the past decades have been controversial for their portrayal of various things. The use of excessive violence, sexual content and questionable language in films has been the focus of public debate around their appropriateness in being shown and whether they offend society through being shown. This list is a trip back in time and an examination of some of the movies of yesterday that fit that description.

Warning, this article contains a collection of 60 photos from movies that have been banned in some countries. Viewer discretion is advised as some of these movies may still be banned in some locations.

Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom is a controversial and highly disturbing film that depicts sexual violence and degradation, torture and murder. It is banned in several countries, including Australia, due to its graphic content and themes of sadism, fascism and violence against women. The film was banned in Australia upon its release in 1976 until the ban was lifted in 1993. Five years later, the film was banned again for "high-impact offensive brutality", before being cleared for release on home video in 2010 for bonuses. Material that provides additional context for the remainder of the film.

The film is based on the book by the Marquis de Sade and tells the story of four wealthy Italian fascists who kidnap a group of young people and hold them hostage and perform various cruel and humiliating acts on them over the course of 120 days.

The film is notorious for its graphic depictions of sexual violence and torture, and has been described as one of the most disturbing films ever made. It has been widely condemned for its depiction of sexual violence and has been the subject of numerous censorship and legal challenges. Despite this, the film has gained popularity and has been widely analyzed by scholars and film critics as a commentary on power, sexuality, and the human condition.

Hey son, where do I start with Mother's Day! This film was definitely not your typical family film. In fact, it was so disgusting and disturbing that it was banned in England from 1980 to 2015, much longer than the infamous "Video Nasty" period. The film follows a group of young people who are brutally murdered by a family of psychopaths on Mother's Day, and is filled with graphic violence, sexual assault, and all kinds of other disturbing content.

This isn't exactly the kind of movie you'd want to watch with your mother, hence the long restriction. But if you're a fan of horror movies and don't mind a little (or a lot) of violence, then Mother's Day might be just the movie for you. Just be careful: this is not for the faint of heart! So if you're looking for a heartwarming story about the bond between mothers and their children, look elsewhere. But if you're in the mood for a good old-fashioned scary movie that requires you to sleep with the lights on, Mother's Day is definitely worth a watch... just maybe not on the actual Mother's Day.

All Quiet on the Western Front is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque. Released in 1930, the film was banned in several countries, including Italy, Australia, and France, due to its anti-war message and negative portrayal of German soldiers.

In Italy, the film was banned by the fascist government led by Benito Mussolini, who saw it as a threat to their regime and its nationalist ideology. The film was also banned in Australia and France due to its negative portrayal of German soldiers.

In France the ban on All Quiet on the Western Front was lifted in the early 1960s, while in Italy and Austria the ban was finally lifted in the 80s.

The 1971 American film The Last Picture Show, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was banned in China upon release due to its depiction of small-town life and sexual themes. It was also banned in the state of Arizona due to its depiction of teen sexuality.

The ban on the film was eventually lifted in Arizona, and the film has since received critical acclaim and is considered a classic of American cinema. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won two, and has been included in many lists of the best films ever made. Today, The Last Picture Show is widely regarded as a masterful depiction of the human experience and a poignant exploration of the complexities of relationships, sexuality, and growing up. Its powerful performances and evocative cinematography have helped it stand the test of time, and it continues to be widely studied and admired by film critics and fans.

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