Controversy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant controversy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, disturbing, cult film, weird, controversial and surreal films and TV shows about / with controversy, brutality, female nudity, death, sex, nude, violence, storytelling, female full frontal nudity and murder plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
controversy movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as controversy: The Girl Next Door (2007), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Dave Chappelle: The Closer (2021), A Serbian Film (2010), Natural Born Killers (1994), Antichrist (2009), The Post (2017), Taxi Driver (1976), Playing with Love (1977), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988).

List of controversy movies

The Girl Next Door (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a quiet suburban town in the summer of 1958, two recently orphaned sisters are placed in the care of their mentally unstable Aunt Ruth. But Ruth's depraved sense of discipline will soon lead to unspeakable acts of abuse and torture that ...
Style: disturbing, scary, bleak, psychological, rough ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: torture, child abuse, rape, sexual abuse, cruelty, victim, helplessness, child molestation, suffering, sister, sadist, childhood ...
Time: 50s, year 1958
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, america
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Ferozz: The Wild Red Riding Hood (2010)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Cuba, Costa Rica
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A young, attractive widow is protected from her vicious mother-in-law, by a male relative who practices Satanism, and lusts after the old woman's sexy adolescent granddaughter.
Style: rough, brutal, fairy tale, banned film
Plot: taboo sex, incestuous sex, mother son incest, rape, zoophilia, exploring sexuality, seduction, incest, controversy, life is a bitch, suspense, farmer ...
Place: cuba
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the ...
Style: disturbing, controversial, atmospheric, psychedelic, cerebral ...
Plot: gang, insanity, rape, violent, surrealism, psychology, drugs, distopia, violence, psychopath, brutality, murder ...
Time: future, year 1995, 20th century, 90s, 70s ...
Place: london, england, britain, europe, united kingdom
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Dave Chappelle: The Closer (2021)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: As he closes out his slate of comedy specials, Dave takes the stage to try and set the record straight — and get a few things off his chest.
Style: satirical, semi serious, captivating, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: controversy, stand up comedian, comedy club, humour, comedian, social satire, satire, irony, stand up special, suicide, stand up
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A Serbian Film (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Serbia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Milos, a retired porn star, leads a normal family life trying to make ends meet. Presented with the opportunity of a lifetime to financially support his family for the rest of their lives, Milos must participate in one last mysterious film. From ...
Style: disturbing, brutal, controversial, rough, scary ...
Audience: adult
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, violence, torture, macabre, psychopath, insanity, sexual perversion, incest, perversion, murder, pedophilia ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: serbia, europe
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Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Style: controversial, atmospheric, disturbing, brutal, surreal ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, dark humor, violence, insanity, violent, satire, mass murder, criminal heroes, murderous pair, lovers on the run, media ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, nevada, new mexico, paris france, london ...
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Antichrist (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Style: disturbing, psychological, scary, atmospheric, sexy ...
Audience: adult
Plot: insanity, depression, cruelty, guilt, violence, fear, masturbation, death, explicit sex, torture, male nudity, lust ...
Time: 21st century
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The Post (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK, India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
Style: political, tense, inspirational, thought provoking, factual ...
Plot: journalism, expose, newspaper office, newspaper, cover up, truth, lie, wartime, journalist, freedom of the press, u.s. government, new york times ...
Time: 70s, year 1965, year 1971, year 1966, year 1949 ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam
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Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: psychological, bleak, neo noir, disturbing, cerebral ...
Plot: character study, loner, violence, vigilante, obsession, alienation, loneliness, vigilantism, psychology, lone wolves, taxi, antisocial behavior ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, vietnam, harlem
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Playing with Love (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Laura and Fabrizio have been meeting every summer in the forest by her parent's summer home. Fabrizio is a solitary boy with only his dog for company; Laura a sweet but unconfident child. This summer new aspects enter into their story as both ...
Style: erotic, suspenseful, disturbing, controversial, psychological ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: teenage sex, underage sex, female nudity, teenage sexuality, love triangle, first sex, submission, seduction, teenage love, first love, teenage girl, rape ...
Time: 70s
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The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being ...
Style: thought provoking, controversial, psychological, dark, epic ...
Plot: jesus, spirituality, christianity, desert, religion, temptation, betrayal, redemption, christian, surrealism, controversy, fasting ...
Time: biblical epic, 1930s, 1st century
Place: holy land, ancient greece, greece, middle east, jerusalem ...
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School (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: 9 "A" was an exemplary class, while their class teacher was Nosov Anatoly Germanovich - a strong and experienced teacher, recognized in 2009 as the Teacher of the Year. After his sudden illness, 9 "A" is left without a strong ...
Style: depressing, talky, light, ridiculous, brutal ...
Plot: troubled youth, puberty, school, teenager, teenage life, suicidal tendency, brutality, family relations, social misfits, defloration, blackmail, teenage sex ...
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Oliver & Company (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: This animated take on Oliver Twist re-imagines Oliver as an adorable orphaned kitten who struggles to survive in New York City and falls in with a band of canine criminals led by an evil human. First, Oliver meets Dodger, a carefree mutt with street ...
Style: sentimental, touching, funny, feel good, light ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, girls' night, family outing
Plot: disney, orphan, dog, friendship, pets, cat, adoption, kitten, talking dog, talking cat, alone, urban setting ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, america, new york state, manhattan new york city
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Where the Truth Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter probes the reasons behind the sudden split of a 1950s comedy team.
Style: sexy, stylized, erotic, disturbing, tricky ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, male nudity, threesome, sexualized violence, investigation, hotel, lesbian, sex party, extramarital affair, sex, journalist, cover up ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1957
Place: new jersey, los angeles, miami
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Last Tango in Paris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A young Parisian woman begins a sordid affair with a middle-aged American businessman who lays out ground rules that their clandestine relationship will be based only on sex.
Style: erotic, controversial, sexy, disturbing, art house ...
Audience: adult
Plot: sex scene, strong sexual content, erotica, grief, lust, hotel, suicide, older man younger woman relationship, relationships, sex, voyeurism, tragedy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The New York Ripper (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.
Style: slasher, disturbing, suspenseful, dark, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, brutality, murder, torture, massacre, fondling, unknown killer, sex, police investigation, erotica, nude, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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Pink Flamingos (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against Connie & Raymond Marble, a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person ...
Style: disturbing, controversial, campy, surreal, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: male nudity, obsession, perversion, cult, animal abuse, dysfunctional family, arson, lesbian, dehumanization, absurd humor, gender, incestuous sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, baltimore, maryland
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Funny Games (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, scary, controversial ...
Audience: adult
Plot: serial killer, suspense, psychopath, sadism, torture, torment, bad guy wins, kidnapping, home invasion, evil wins, family in danger, egg ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, germany, europe
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Crash (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.
Style: erotic, disturbing, sexual, psychological, sexy ...
Audience: adult
Plot: obsession, sexuality, lust, erotica, deviant sex, car accident, sex scene, car, sexual perversion, female nudity, hospital, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, los angeles
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Caligula (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The perversion behind imperial Rome, the epic story of Rome's mad Emporer. All the details of his cruel, bizarre reign are revealed right here: His unholy sexual passion for his sister, his marriage to Rome's most infamous prostitute, his ...
Style: erotic, sexual, disturbing, controversial, art house ...
Audience: adult
Plot: brutality, ancient rome, explicit sex, sex, sexploitation, incest, sexuality, ancient world, sex orgy, betrayal, sexual perversion, lust ...
Time: ancient times, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy
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The Brown Bunny (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bud Clay races motorcycles in the 250cc Formula II class of road racing. After a race in New Hampshire, he has five days to get to his next race in California. During his road trip, he is haunted by memories of the last time he saw Daisy, his true ...
Style: road movie, controversial, sexy, serious, art house ...
Audience: boys' night, adult
Plot: sex, sex scene, unsimulated sex, redemption, rape, prostitute, oral sex, road trip, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, haunted by the past, erotica, obsession ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, las vegas, new hampshire ...
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The Baby of Mâcon (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, France, UK, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A town cursed with barren women and famine is saved by a miracle birth to an old, ugly woman: the Mother. Immediately afterwards, the old woman's Daughter (Ormond) claims to have delivered the baby herself in a virgin birth. She imprisons the ...
Style: disturbing, avant garde, surreal, serious, rough ...
Plot: bishop, baby, virginity, religion, church, surrealism, dismemberment, death, hypocrisy, brutality, seduction, violence ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe
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In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan, a man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair. Their desire becomes a sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardor, they forsake all, even life itself.
Style: sexy, controversial, erotic, sexual, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, erotica, sexuality, sex scene, sex, love, bdsm, jealousy, lust, explicit sex, sexual relations, unsimulated sex ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 20th century, year 1936
Place: japan, asia, india, paris france, tokyo
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The Green Elephant (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The movie is set in the brig, the walls of which are painted in a poisonous green color. There fall into two junior officers, Sergei "Fallen" Pakhomov and Vladimir "Little brother" Epifantsev. So, both lieutenant begin their ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bloody, sadistic, art house ...
Plot: feces, brutality, sexual cruelty, mental illness, degradation, violence, all male cast, murder, prisoner, cruelty, military, loss of control ...
Place: russia, ussr
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Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Intergalactic warrior Star Butterfly arrives on Earth to live with the Diaz family. She continues to battle villains throughout the universe and high school, mainly to protect her extremely powerful wand, an object that still confuses her.
Style: exciting, captivating, sincere, semi serious, anime ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens
Plot: princess, friendship, teenage life, good versus evil, family relations, portal, magic wand, youth, magical girl, high school life, parents and children, butterfly ...
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The Passion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Follows Christ's last days and crucifixion.
Style: harsh, realistic, thought provoking, serious
Plot: jesus, religion, crucifixion of jesus, crucifix, bible, easter, controversy, death, life philosophy, powerful ending, culture clash, brutality ...
Place: jerusalem, holy land
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Sophiiiie! (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film starts in the early evening of a normal day: Sophie, a 20 year old girl, is pregnant and wanders through the night to get sure about her future life. Does she want to be a mother or do an abortion? Does she love her friend or not? Who is ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, touching, disturbing
Plot: new love, self discovery, self destructing, tragic event, loneliness, nightlife, moral dilemma, controversy, night, depression, abortion, suicide ...
Place: hamburg germany
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Elevator Movie (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jim is a shy, withdrawn loner, pervert, and virgin. Lana is a friendly and outgoing born again Christian who has renounced her promiscuous drug filled past. They have never met until they step into an elevator together one day. The elevator gets ...
Style: psychotronic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, mind bending ...
Plot: trapped in an elevator, surrealism, transformation, introvert, sex maniac, obsession, isolation, pervert, irony, controversy, virgin, elevator ...
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The State-Mafia Pact (2014)
Genre: Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story about how the pact beetween Italian State and Mafia was inked with innocence blood.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: mafia, corruption, gangsters, society, controversy, politics, political satire, satire, reenactment
Place: italy
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Bastards (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A "Hitlerjugend" kind of story, set in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on a fictitious story from the eponymous book by Vladimir Kunin.
Style: rough, art house, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: war, world war two, coming of age, military, controversy, gay interest, gay, criminal heroes, confined, child murders a child, airplane, parachuting ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s
Place: ussr, romania, russia
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