Censorship movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant censorship movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out talky, realistic, clever, interesting, stylized and melancholic films and TV shows about / with censorship, mentor, pornography, runaway, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, corruption, brutality and death plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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censorship movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as censorship: Hitchcock (2012), Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015), Cinema Paradiso (1988), The Barber of Siberia (1998), That's My Boy (2012), South Park (1997), Freeway (1996), Demolition Man (1993), El Censor (1995), University of Laughs (2004).

List of censorship movies

 6.8
 68K
Hitchcock (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hitchcock follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film "Psycho" - and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censors.
Style: serious, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, showbiz, filmmaking, couple relations, director, wife husband relationship, love and romance, artists and showbiz, talented, censorship, dreams, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1959, 1950s ...
Place: usa, california
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Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A yellow cab is driving through the vibrant and colourful streets of Tehran. Very diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is no one else but the director Jafar Panahi himself. ...
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: taxi, censorship, taxi driver, car, passenger, metaphor, poverty, city life, society, urban, workplace situations, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran, tokyo
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 8.5
 197K
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, haunted by the past, friendship, censorship, movie theatre, village, filmmaking, generation gap, funeral, first love, kiss, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, twentieth century
Place: sicily, italy, europe, rome italy, sicily italy
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The Barber of Siberia (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, France, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber harvester in the wilds of Siberia. Jane is his assistant. On her travels, she meets two men who would change her life ...
Style: epic, emotional, romantic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: couple relations, love triangle, unfulfilled love, exile, romance, soldier, love affair, love story, military officer, destiny, life philosophy, military academy ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, siberia, moscow russia
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 5.6
 82K
That's My Boy (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: While in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent up until Todd's 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd's world comes crashing down when Donny resurfaces just before Todd's ...
Style: humorous, absurd, dark humor, funny, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: reunion, parents and children, family relations, disorder, cheating fiancee, teacher student sex, drugs/alcohol, adolescence vs adulthood, uninvited guest, brother sister incest, parody, stupidity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 1984, 80s
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, new jersey
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 8.7
 296K
South Park (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Style: cynical, gross out humor, not serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: elementary school, child swearing, buddies, parody, group of friends, adult humor, mischievous children, friends, social satire, vicious, small town, gay slur ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa
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 6.9
 25K
Freeway (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, cynical, bloody, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, life is a bitch, prison, disfigurement, crime, police investigation, social decay, runaway, dysfunctional family, brutality, hitchhiker, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san diego california
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 6.6
 144K
Demolition Man (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, has escaped during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, John Spartan, who had also been ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: utopia, police, martial arts, violence, car chase, foot chase, tough heroes, good versus evil, betrayal, mind control, crime fighter, one man army ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1990s, year 1996, near future ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 6.0
 61
El Censor (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Close-up to the man who censored films during the military dictatorship in Argentina, slightly inspired by the infamous Miguel Paulino Tato.
Plot: censorship, movie business, dictatorship, scissors, gay, homosexual, film making
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University of Laughs (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In pre-war Japan, a government censor tries to make the writer for a theater troupe alter his comedic script. As they work with and against each other, the script ends up developing in unexpected ways.
Plot: censorship, role playing, world war two, repression, battle of wits, corridor, army, theater
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Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941.
Plot: lesbian, polyamory, sexual perversion, bdsm, censorship, taboo, sadism, polygamy, college professor, infidelity, teacher student relationship, sorority ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, year 1941, year 1972, year 1985 ...
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, harvard university
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 7.1
 2K
Afterimage (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1945, as Stalin sets his hands over Poland, famous painter Wladislaw Strzeminski refuses to compromise on his art with the doctrines of social realism. Persecuted, expelled from his chair at the University, he's eventually erased from the ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: communism, art, painting, legal system, artist, life, community, chance, rejection, censorship, resistance, painter ...
Time: 50s
Place: poland
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South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When the four boys see an R-rated movie featuring Canadians Terrance and Philip, they are pronounced "corrupted", and their parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada.
Style: humorous, clever, not serious, cynical, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mischievous children, satan, child swearing, hell, elementary school, friends who hate each other, atheist, death, parody, hypocrisy, gay slur, a vision ...
Place: canada, usa, colorado
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The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into ...
Style: sexual, stylized, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pornography, bdsm, rise and fall, sexual abuse, innocence lost, fetishism, friendship, showbiz, bondage, model, domestic violence, individuality ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.5
 114K
Pleasantville (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's ...
Style: witty, touching, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: small town life, utopia, time travel, coming of age, parallel world, small town, alternate reality, siblings relations, racism, book burning, society, innocence ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: france, paris france
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 7.3
 49K
Quills (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis de Sade lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest. The titillating passages whip all of France ...
Style: erotic, sexual, stylized, rough, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, writer's life, maid, sexuality, french, murder, perversion, emperor, hypocrisy, fighting the system, priest, sadism ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: pornography, millionaire, aids, courtroom drama, drug addiction, courtroom, against the rules, wheelchair, airplane, baptism, lawsuit, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
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Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, radio, anti war, war, military, radio dj, oldies, verbal byplay, rebelliousness, rebellion, rock, vietcong ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, iraq
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Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
Style: talky, realistic, clever, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: journalism, politics, communism, government, communist, politician, paranoia, tv show, media, idealism, friendship, newspaper ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, california, washington d.c., wisconsin ...
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 7.6
 2K
Marat/Sade (1967)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Charenton Asylum, the Marquis de Sade directs a play about Jean Paul Marat's death, using the patients as actors. Based 'The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: politics, fighting the system, mental illness, murder, mental institution, doctors and patients, artists and showbiz, society, power relations, human nature, rebelliousness, censorship ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s, 1790s
Place: france, europe
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 7.9
 5K
Camera Buff (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Filip buys an 8mm movie camera when his first child is born. Because it's the first camera in town, he's named official photographer by the local Party boss. His horizons widen when he is sent to regional film festivals with his first ...
Style: biting, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: movie camera, bus, factory, politics, friendship, polish, factory worker, parents and children, artists and showbiz, friends, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland, new jersey, california
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 6.8
 12K
Howl (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: It's San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his true voice as an artist, ...
Style: stylized, clever, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: poetry, literature, homosexuality, courtroom, gay, freedom, courtroom drama, poet, writer's life, society, artists and showbiz, censorship ...
Time: 1950s, 20s, 50s, year 1955, year 1957 ...
Place: arkansas, colorado, oklahoma, bronx new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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 6.1
 3K
I Am Curious (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with relationships, political activism, and meditation. Meanwhile, ...
Style: sexual, realistic, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, sex, student, meditation, feminism, strong sexual content, self discovery, sexual relations, society, battle of the sexes, idealism, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: sweden, europe, spain, stockholm sweden, israel ...
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 6.8
 32K
Private Parts (1997)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The auto-biographical story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel who is now also a TV-personality, an author and a movie star.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: radio, radio show, erection, media, radio dj, rebelliousness, celebrity culture, sexuality, youth, eroticism, becoming an adult, childhood memory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., detroit
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Better Than Chocolate (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Not long after moving into her own place, Maggie finds herself with two unsolicited roommates: her recently divorced mother, Lila, and her young brother. The timing is especially bad, considering Maggie has fallen hard for an attractive woman, Kim, ...
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: coming out, lesbian, transsexual, lesbian relationship, romance, lgbt, lesbian sex, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, parents and children, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver
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The Name of the Rose (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 14th-century Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young novice arrive at a conference to find that several monks have been murdered under mysterious circumstances. To solve the crimes, William must rise up against the Church's ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, clever, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: monk, investigation, clergy, monastery, uncover truth, danger, god or devil, execution, christianity, temptation, trial, amateur detective ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, italy
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 7.6
 41K
A Royal Affair (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: royal family, love affair, queen, love triangle, aristocracy, royal court, tragic love, king, revolution, politics, marriage, secret love ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1770s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, england ...
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 7.3
 38K
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the future, the government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers, known as "firemen", to perform the necessary book burnings. Fireman Montag begins to question the morality of ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, clever, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, book, totalitarianism, book burning, social decay, resistance, fighting the system, rebellion, firemen, fire, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: future, near future, 1960s
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Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eccentric 70-year-old widow purchases the Windmill Theatre in London as a post-widowhood hobby. After starting an innovative continuous variety review, which is copied by other theaters, they begin to lose money. Mrs Henderson suggests they add ...
Style: witty, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: variety show, widow, showbiz, unwanted pregnancy, audition, follow your dream, war, theater, theatre milieu, wartime life, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: london, europe, england, flanders, france
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Four Days in September (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fernando, a journalist, and his friend C├ęsar join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during a bank hold up. Fernando then decides to kidnap the ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, politics, brazilian, terrorism, freedom, missing person, assassination, ambassador, confined, crimes, danger, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1967, year 1969 ...
Place: brazil, mexico city, algeria, portugal, sao paulo brazil ...
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