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, disturbing, bleak and sexy films and TV shows about / with controversy, society, violence, brutality, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, murder, life is a bitch, runaway and blood plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, France, Italy and other countries.
controversial movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as controversial: A Clockwork Orange (1971), Natural Born Killers (1994), The Piano Teacher (2001), The Idiots (1998), Gigola (2010), Anatomy of a Hate Crime (2001), Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000), Marci X (2003), Service (2008), JFK (1991).

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, gang, insanity, surrealism, brainwashing, violence spree, psychopath, violence, social misfits, sadism, violent, distopia ...
Time: future, 70s, 90s, 20th century, near future ...
Place: britain, europe, london
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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: dark humor, controversial, brutal, sadistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: violence, sadism, serial killer, mass murder, psychopath, murderous pair, criminal heroes, cruelty, crime, satire, violence spree, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: tokyo, london, new mexico, paris france, arizona ...
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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror, War
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, rough, erotic ...
Plot: sexual perversion, sexual torture, rape, sex, perversion, deviant sex, fascism, kidnapping, captivity, obsession, youth, rough sex ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
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The Piano Teacher (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, 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, disturbing, controversial, bleak, serious ...
Plot: masochism, pianist, older woman younger man relationship, sexual relations, fetish, bdsm, desire, teacher, overbearing parent, age difference, parents and children, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, austria, paris france, vienna
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The Idiots (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Spain, Sweden, France, Netherlands, 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, mentally challenged, male nudity, explicit sex, strong sexual content, orgy, sexual relations, prank, lifestyle, commune, sex scene, group sex ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark
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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: semi serious, humorous, stylized, controversial, realistic
Plot: folk hero, rise to the top, redemption, social decay, fighting the system, heroes, superhuman powers, hopes, society, betrayal, supernatural ability, religions or cults ...
Place: holy land
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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, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, lesbian, murder, lifestyle, destructive relationship, crimes, sexual relations, nightlife, gangsters, couples, deadly, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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Anatomy of a Hate Crime (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This MTV film dramatizes the horrific hate-crime killing of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard (Cy Carter) in Wyoming. In 1998, Shepard, a gay college student, was savagely beaten by Russell Henderson (Ian Somerhalder) and Aaron McKinney (Brendan ...
Style: disturbing, controversial, thought provoking, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: murder, youth, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, society, hate crime, gay slur, coming out, college, graphic violence, injustice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, wisconsin
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Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 15 min.
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, not serious, witty, humorous, sitcom ...
Audience: teens
Plot: roommate, friendship, mad scientist, stupidity, farce, heroic mission, goofy hero, adventure, scientist, rivalry, escapades, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa, boston
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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, semi serious, controversial, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: hip hop, interracial relations, unlikely couple, opposites attract, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, tv show, showbiz, music, media, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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: sexy, controversial, atmospheric, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), unsimulated sex, family relations, unwanted pregnancy, family business, erection, family in crisis, sexual relations, parents and children, dishonesty, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines, asia
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JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
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, president, investigation, cia, assassination, gay slur, fighting the system, evidence, political corruption, district attorney, government ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: new orleans, texas, vietnam, cuba, washington d.c.
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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: sexy, serious, realistic, controversial, sincere ...
Plot: gay love, gay sex, gay, nudity (full frontal - brief), gender, introspection, friendship, gays and lesbians, friends, strong sexual content, follow your dream, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, ohio
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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, hopes, idealism, racism, human spirit, society, lifestyle ...
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, lifestyle, unwanted pregnancy, family relations, mental illness, drug abuse, parents and children, society, life is a bitch, single parent, couples, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Prince William (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Prince William is the elder son of Britain's Prince Charles and if the late Diana, Princess of Wales. After his father, he is next in line to the British throne. A biography of his journey so far....
Style: serious, emotional, touching, controversial, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, royal family, teenage life, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, family relations, state affairs, youth, paparazzi, coming of age, prince ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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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, controversial, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, danger, vigilantism, survival, isolation, crimes, kidnapping, captive woman, escapades, confined, deadly, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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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, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: disagreement, redemption, political unrest, politics, life is a bitch, society, injustice, religions or cults, repression, humble, hopes, muslim ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: turkey
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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, society, media, misfit, media satire, hacker, unemployment, assassination, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
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, dark humor, banned film, controversial, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, travel, racism, anti semitism, satire, jewish, stereotypes, fish out of water, stereotype, misfit, nudity (full frontal - brief), irony ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, kazakhstan, usa, los angeles, washington d.c. ...
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Il Divo (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The narration spans the period since the seventh election of Andreotti as Prime Minister of Italy in 1992, until the trial in which he was accused of collusion with the Mafia.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, controversial, political ...
Plot: political corruption, mafia, murder, prime minister, italian history, blackmail, photographer, state affairs, politics, crimes, head of state, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, 90s, 80s, 1990s ...
Place: italy, europe, soviet union, rome italy, sicily ...
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Nude (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 22 min.
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 officer, waking up from a coma, police inspector, police investigation, nudism, romantic relationship, future dystopia, obstacle, nude, naked woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), male genitalia ...
Time: near future
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Stammheim - The Baader-Meinhof Gang on Trial (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the research for his non-fiction book "Der Baader-Meinhoff-Komplex", "Spiegel" journalist Stefan Aust wrote the screen play to Reinhard Hauff’s controversial feature film that re-narrates the startling trial against ...
Style: controversial, contemplative, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: terrorism, prison, courtroom, legal, terrorist, courtroom drama, rebelliousness, political unrest, against the rules, rivalry, confined, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1975, year 1976
Place: germany, europe, west germany
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: dark humor, clever, captivating, biting, realistic ...
Plot: money, rise and fall, corruption, success, ambition, greed, wall street, cons and scams, stock broker, american dream, rags to riches, yuppie ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1987 ...
Place: new york, usa, bahamas, big ben london, mediterranean sea ...
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Born Innocent (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A constant runaway is given over to the care of the state and finds herself in a remand centre for girls. She is soon caught between the uncaring bureaucracy, the sometimes brutal treatment from her peers and her own abusive family, and only one ...
Style: controversial, thought provoking, bleak, rough, sexual ...
Plot: innocence lost, sexual abuse, prison, rape, runaway, riot, brutality, reform school, strong female presence, youth, on the run, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s
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The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series, created by Canadian animator John Kricfalusi. The show premiered on August 11, 1991, on Nickelodeon as part of its Nicktoons block ...
Style: controversial, not serious, humorous, disturbing, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dog, cat, stupidity, friends, pets, misfit partners, disorder, domestic violence, animal life, cult, talking animals, partners ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.
Style: disturbing, controversial, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: plantation, sexual abuse, racism, injustice, cruelty, captivity, slavery, rape, brutality, death, sadism, graphic violence ...
Time: 18th century, 1850s, 19th century, 1830s, 20th century ...
Place: mississippi, detroit, mississippi river, virginia, memphis
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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: bleak, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: social decay, lone wolves, obsession, character study, loner, vigilante, depression, paranoia, antisocial behavior, alienation, taxi, taxi driver ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, united states ...
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The State (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Story: The experiences of four British men and women who leave their lives behind to join ISIS in Syria.
Style: controversial, disturbing, bleak, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, mother and son, single parent, religious intolerance, graphic violence, slavery, recruitment, mother son relationship, jihad, execution, massacre, brutality ...
Time: 21st century
Place: syria
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Angel of Evil (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Romania
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set in Italy in the 1970s, VALLANZASCA is the true story of the Italian underworld’s most infamous outlaw. A criminal by age 9, Renato Vallanzasca grew up to become the country’s most notorious mobster before the age of 27. Vallanzasca and his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, controversial ...
Plot: prisoner, criminal, bank robber, gangsters, murder, kidnapping, crimes, gang, master criminal, confined, romancing a criminal, prison ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
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