Controversial movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant controversial movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out controversial, realistic, serious, sexy, sexual and disturbing films and TV shows about / with nudity (full frontal - brief), controversy, society, female nudity, male nudity, sex, sex scene, violence, pubic hair and pornography plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Horror genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as controversial: A Clockwork Orange (1971), Natural Born Killers (1994), The Piano Teacher (2001), Nude (2018), The Young Pope (2016), In the Realm of the Senses (1976), A Serbian Film (2010), The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), The Idiots (1998), After Last Season (2009).

List of controversial movies

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, banned film, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: rape, insanity, gang, psychopath, brainwashing, violence, surrealism, nihilism, violence spree, social decay, social misfits, sadism ...
Time: future, 20th century, near future, 90s, 70s ...
Place: britain, europe, london
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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four corrupted fascist libertines round up 9 teenage boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of sadistic physical, mental and sexual torture.
Style: banned film, controversial, bleak, erotic, macabre ...
Plot: sexual perversion, rape, sexual torture, deviant sex, perversion, sex, fascism, kidnapping, captivity, obsession, torture, pubic hair ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
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Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Style: controversial, sadistic, atmospheric, brutal, cult film ...
Plot: dark humor, violence, mass murder, serial killer, psychopath, murderous pair, sadism, violence spree, criminal heroes, insanity, cruelty, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: paris france, nevada, new mexico, arizona, london ...
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The Piano Teacher (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.
Style: psychological, controversial, sexual, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: pianist, masochism, sexual relations, older woman younger man relationship, teacher, desire, fetish, bdsm, age difference, overbearing parent, teachers and students, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, austria, paris france, vienna
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 5.7
 158
Nude (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: In 2026, a radical change requires everyone to live naked in a pacified and peaceful France. But the murder of a young woman found dressed revives tensions. The investigation is entrusted to a young inspector who collaborates with her ex-partner, ...
Style: controversial, light, not serious, humorous
Plot: police inspector, waking up from a coma, police officer, future dystopia, romantic relationship, nudism, police investigation, nude, obstacle, police department, controversy, police interrogation ...
Time: near future
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Jesus Christ Superstar - Live Arena Tour (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Celebrating 40 years since it first opened in London’s West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Laurence Connor, promises to be the rock event of 2012. The star-studded line-up includes award-winning ...
Style: controversial, semi serious, humorous, stylized, realistic
Plot: social decay, redemption, folk hero, rise to the top, betrayal, hopes, society, supernatural ability, heroes, righting the wronged, religions or cults, fighting the system ...
Place: holy land
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 8.4
 40K
The Young Pope (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Lenny Belardo, the youngest and first American Pope in the history of the Church, must establish his new papacy and navigate the power struggles of the closed, secretive Vatican.
Style: psychological, controversial, surreal, captivating, satirical ...
Plot: catholic church, god, pope, nun, celibacy, kangaroo, male nudity, orphan, saint, cigarette smoking, sex scene, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vatican, italy, rome italy
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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK, Kazakhstan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards behavior generates strong reactions around him ...
Style: humorous, absurd, controversial, banned film, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, satire, travel, dark humor, racism, anti semitism, jewish, stereotypes, fish out of water, stereotype, misfit, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, kazakhstan, los angeles, usa, washington d.c. ...
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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: sexual, pre war, erotic, sexy, controversial ...
Plot: explicit sex, sexual relations, geisha, obsession, tragic love, passion, lust, dangerous attraction, strong sexual content, male nudity, bdsm, jealousy ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1936, pre world war two
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, paris france
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 5.0
 59K
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: banned film, brutal, macabre, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, pedophilia, violence, sadism, insanity, strong sexual content, murder, gory, necrophilia, pornography, sexual perversion ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
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The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 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, controversial, semi serious, witty, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pornography, porn magazine, courtroom drama, millionaire, aids, free love, porn, against the rules, legal, lawsuit, civil rights, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 70s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, beverly hills, washington d.c., cincinnati ohio ...
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 6.8
 30K
The Idiots (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, France, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: With his first Dogma-95 film director Lars von Trier opens up a completely new film platform. With a mix of home-video and documentary styles the film tells the story of a group of young people who have decided to get to know their ...
Style: controversial, thought provoking, psychological, clever, realistic ...
Plot: sex orgy, explicit sex, male nudity, mentally challenged, strong sexual content, orgy, sexual relations, prank, lifestyle, commune, sex scene, group sex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: denmark
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After Last Season (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A team of scientists is developing a new technology that captures the thoughts of a human subject and changes them into images. Still in its infancy, the technology changes thoughts into simple images and shapes. Two company interns (Matthew Andrews ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, controversial, experimental, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, parkinson's disease, supernatural ability, future dystopia, society, scientific experiment, corporation, ghost, offscreen killing, a vision, laboratory, medical school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 5.1
 388
Gigola (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: George, a charismatic and adventurous young woman, born from an old, catholic family, falls in love, in her teens, with a female teacher named Sybil. Devastated by her lover's eventual suicide, some years later, George embarks on an exciting ...
Style: erotic, sexy, controversial, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, lesbian, lifestyle, destructive relationship, crimes, sexual relations, nightlife, gangsters, couples, deadly, lesbian sex ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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 7.4
 26K
Possession (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man is involved. But gradually, he finds out more and more strange behaviors and ...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, controversial, mind bending ...
Plot: hysteria, obsession, perversion, monster, sexual perversion, family problems, supernatural, infidelity, marriage crisis, insanity, surrealism, husband wife estrangement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, europe, poland ...
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Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
Story: Aqua Teen Hunger Force is an American animated television series on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. The series made its official debut on September 9, 2001 on Adult swim; after the pilot episode was aired as a ...
Style: controversial, witty, humorous, not serious, sitcom ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, roommate, friendship, stupidity, mad scientist, goofy hero, adventure, heroic mission, scientist, buddies, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa, boston
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 2.9
 5K
Marci X (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Jewish-American Princess is forced to take control of a hard-core hip-hop record label and tries to rein the one of the label's most controversial rappers.
Style: humorous, feel good, controversial, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: hip hop, interracial relations, lifestyle, opposites attract, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, love and romance, tv show, media, music, family relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 6.2
 1K
Service (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines, France, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A struggling family (Gina Pareño, Jaclyn Jose, Coco Martin) owns a Filipino porn theater where prostitutes conduct their business.
Style: controversial, serious, atmospheric, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: unsimulated sex, family relations, unwanted pregnancy, family business, nudity (full frontal - brief), erection, sexual relations, parents and children, family in crisis, life is a bitch, dishonesty, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
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 8.0
 145K
JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, controversial, disturbing ...
Plot: political conspiracy, kennedy assassination, cia, investigation, president, assassination, gay slur, fighting the system, evidence, political corruption, district attorney, government ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: new orleans, texas, washington d.c., vietnam, cuba ...
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Veronika Decides to Die (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, controversial, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, terminal illness, suicidal, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, starting over, suicide, hopes, doctors and patients, coma, mental patient, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, ireland
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I Want Your Love (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: After a decade of living in San Francisco, Jesse is forced to move back to his Midwestern roots because he can no longer afford the city. On his final night in the city, friends and ex-lovers gather for a going away party that promises to heighten ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, controversial ...
Plot: gay love, gay sex, gay, gender, introspection, friendship, gays and lesbians, friends, hopes, follow your dream, strong sexual content, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, ohio
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Black & White & Sex (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Prostitute. Hooker. Sex Worker. Whore. Candid and seductive, Angie is determined to set the record straight about sex. As she reveals herself, layer-by-layer, she also exposes the man who is interviewing her. Sometimes provocative and confronting, ...
Style: realistic, sexy, controversial, sincere, serious ...
Plot: erotic fantasy, film within a film, society, couples, power relations, sexual dysfunction, sexual relations, battle of the sexes, gender, artists and showbiz, femme fatale, eroticism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 263
Our America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of two African-American teen radio reporters and their documentary investigation of a notorious child murder.
Style: rough, emotional, realistic, serious, controversial ...
Plot: journalism, murder, juvenile delinquency, uncover truth, teenage life, social decay, life is a bitch, idealism, racism, human spirit, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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The Right Way (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Amy and David are two underachievers from suburbia. Amy has had a rough life raised by her neglectful drug addicted single mother. David has been raised in a more conventional family, but his lack of motivation has driven his father crazy. When Amy ...
Style: touching, surreal, realistic, controversial, humorous ...
Plot: materialism, unwanted pregnancy, lifestyle, family relations, society, single parent, life is a bitch, mental illness, drug abuse, parents and children, couples, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 2K
Territories (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five friends return home from a marriage in Canada to the United States. Not far from the border, two customs officers stop them to check their identity.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, captivity, vigilantism, deadly, escapades, danger, drugs/alcohol, survival, isolation, crimes, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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John Safran vs. God (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: John Safran vs God is an eight-part television documentary series by John Safran which was broadcast on SBS TV of Australia in 2004. It has been described in a media release as "John Safran's most audacious project yet". It had a much ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, talky, witty ...
Plot: satire, society, religions or cults, world spanning, religion, mythology, monastery, atheism, catholicism, latter day saints, paganism, evangelical christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 4.8
 3K
Free Man (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 163 min.
Story: The story is real story that tells about a man's life who has a very influential philosopher that had lived in between 1877-1960. His name is 'Said Nursi' and he is originally Kurdish. But, he speaks perfectly Turkish, Kurdish, ...
Style: serious, emotional, controversial, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: disagreement, redemption, political unrest, life is a bitch, politics, society, injustice, religions or cults, repression, humble, hopes, muslim ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: turkey
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 6.7
 4K
Free Rainer (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Frustrated, because he is forced to produce bad TV-shows, a manager of a TV-station, enters the station and manipulates the ratings, to initiate a TV-revolution.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, controversial, melancholic ...
Plot: power of media, tv show, starting over, dishonesty, media, society, misfit, media satire, hacker, unemployment, assassination, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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A Real Young Girl (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bored and restless, Alice spends much of her time lusting after Jim, a local sawmill worker. When not lusting after him, Alice fills the hours with such pursuits as writing her name on a mirror with vaginal secretions and wandering the fields with ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, disturbing, controversial ...
Plot: puberty, taboo sex, animal sex, coming of age, eroticism, parents and children, family relations, sexual relations, teenage love, lifestyle, obsession, love at first sight ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: france, europe
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Happy Tree Friends, Volume 3: Third Strike (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The blood keeps flowing in Volume 3 of the Happy Tree Friends TV Series DVD! The DVD contains nine more splatterings of violence from Season 1, plus more never-before-seen bonus features. Episodes include: A Change of Heart, A Whole Lotta Love, Mime ...
Style: parody, humorous, witty, suspense, controversial ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dark humor, violence spree, danger, misfit, goofy hero, nothing goes right, animal life, cult, disorder, strong violent content, farce, anti hero ...
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