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, interesting, clever, stylized and melancholic films and TV shows about / with censorship, mentor, pornography, runaway, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, corruption, brutality and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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), El Censor (1995), University of Laughs (2004), South Park (1997), Demolition Man (1993), Brüno (2009).

List of censorship movies

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, filmmaking, showbiz, director, talented, love and romance, couple relations, wife husband relationship, artists and showbiz, dreams, censorship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1944, 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, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: taxi, censorship, poverty, taxi driver, passenger, car, metaphor, workplace, workplace situations, city life, society, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran, tokyo
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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: uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, haunted by the past, friendship, censorship, first love, filmmaking, village, funeral, generation gap, movie theatre, mentor, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, twentieth century, 1940s
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: love triangle, couple relations, exile, unfulfilled love, romance, soldier, love affair, love story, military academy, self sacrifice, cadet, destiny ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, siberia, moscow russia
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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, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: reunion, parents and children, family relations, disorder, cheating fiancee, uninvited guest, drugs/alcohol, adolescence vs adulthood, teacher student sex, stripper, parody, stupidity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1984, 2010s, 80s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new jersey
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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, homosexual, gay, 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, corridor, battle of wits, repression, army, theater
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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, offbeat, gross out humor, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: elementary school, child swearing, parody, mischievous children, buddies, friends, vicious, adult humor, group of friends, small town, gay slur, social satire ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s, 2000s
Place: colorado, usa
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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, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: utopia, tough heroes, police, martial arts, violence, car chase, foot chase, mind control, good versus evil, betrayal, one man army, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 1996, 1990s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Brüno (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Flamboyantly gay Austrian television reporter Bruno stirs up trouble with unsuspecting guests and large crowds through brutally frank interviews and painfully hilarious public displays of homosexuality.
Style: humorous, satirical, absurd, funny, sexual ...
Plot: fashion, fame, gay, society, gender, lifestyle, misfit, social satire, stereotype, homosexuality, homosexual, shock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, europe, austria, middle east, los angeles ...
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The Humorist (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Latvia, Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Humorist is a film about a week in the life of Boris Arkadiev, a fictional Soviet stand-up comedian. Boris is tormented not only by external oppression and censorship but also by his own insecurities that poison all his relationships.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, humorous, touching, suspenseful
Plot: kgb, society, rivalry, danger, censorship, writers, soviet, art, friendship, family relations, escapades, comedy club ...
Time: 80s
Place: ussr
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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, cynical, suspenseful, bloody, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, life is a bitch, disfigurement, prison, crime, brutality, hitchhiker, social decay, murder, runaway, police investigation, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san diego california
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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: polyamory, lesbian, bdsm, sexual perversion, censorship, mother daughter relationship, harvard, friend, biplane, promise, world war two, drink ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, year 1941, year 1985, year 1972 ...
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, harvard university
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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: painting, communism, art, legal system, resistance, community, life, artist, rejection, chance, censorship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 50s
Place: poland
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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, captivating, rough ...
Plot: sexuality, perversion, french revolution, writer's life, murder, emperor, hypocrisy, priest, sadism, rape, french, period piece ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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, witty, cynical, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: death, gay slur, hypocrisy, elementary school, atheist, friends who hate each other, child swearing, satan, mischievous children, a vision, heaven and hell, parody ...
Place: canada, usa, colorado
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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: semi serious, captivating, witty, factual, sexual ...
Plot: pornography, courtroom drama, millionaire, against the rules, aids, civil rights, lawsuit, fighting the system, rebellion, rise to the top, friendship, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, cincinnati ohio, 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, sentimental, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, radio, anti war, radio dj, war, military, rebellion, superior officer, radio show, impossible love, rock, military life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 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, clever, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: tv show, politics, journalism, communism, paranoia, media, journalist, newspaper, fear, singer, friendship, patriotism ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california, soviet union, wisconsin ...
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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, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: politics, fighting the system, murder, mental illness, doctors and patients, crimes, life is a bitch, state affairs, psychopath, human nature, rebelliousness, society ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s, 1790s
Place: france, europe
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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, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pornography, bdsm, sexual abuse, model, domestic violence, friendship, rise and fall, showbiz, innocence lost, bondage, fetishism, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, new york, tennessee, manhattan new york city
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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, humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: bus, factory worker, polish, factory, politics, movie camera, friendship, couple relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children, friends, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland, new jersey, california
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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, gloomy, realistic, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: poetry, literature, homosexuality, poet, courtroom, gay, freedom, courtroom drama, society, counterculture, sexual identity, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1950s, 20s, 50s, year 1955, year 1957 ...
Place: new york, california, manhattan new york city, oklahoma, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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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, stylized, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, sex, feminism, meditation, student, idealism, strong sexual content, couples, love affair, self discovery, experimenting, media ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: sweden, europe, spain, stockholm sweden, israel ...
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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, realistic, offbeat, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: radio, radio show, media, radio dj, erection, sex addict, couples, ratings, anti conformity, lifestyle, misfit, society ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, year 1979, 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: lesbian, coming out, lesbian relationship, transsexual, lesbian sex, romance, lgbt, parents and children, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, family relations ...
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: intellectual, psychological, clever, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: monk, investigation, clergy, monastery, trial, temptation, execution, murder, god or devil, uncover truth, danger, accident ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: italy, europe
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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, queen, love affair, love triangle, aristocracy, king, royal court, tragic love, coup d'etat, marriage, revolution, rebellion ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1770s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, england ...
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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, stylized, intellectual, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: book, future dystopia, totalitarianism, resistance, book burning, social decay, rebellion, fighting the system, right and wrong, social problems, snitch, layoff ...
Time: future, near future, 1960s
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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: touching, semi serious, humorous, light, talky ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, parallel world, small town life, utopia, alternate reality, small town, siblings relations, old love, coming of age, prejudice, fish out of water, american dream ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: france, paris france
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