Movies, just like books, don’t just offer entertainment and relaxation but also provoke thoughts and broaden our perspectives. It is an important medium for telling stories but not many directors and script writers seem to understand its value. As a result, we are often fooled into watching over-hyped trash movies.
But there are also directors who dare to cross the boundary of generic films and create timeless masterpieces. That does not mean that all controversial films are worth watching. In the following you will find a list of movies that caused uproar and made people squirm.
I Spit on Your Grave
The reason for enlisting this is not only that it is controversial and has nude scenes, but also the fact that its theme seems quite relevant to the present times. This one is a rape revenge movie where the victim lady turns into seductive assassin. She kills her tormentors one by one to avenge her dignity. The most uproar was caused by its nude bath tub scene.
Last Tango in Paris
Made by Bernardo Bertolucci, the movie was nominated for two Oscars, and caused his infamous trial in Italy. The lead actor Marlon Brando has been depicted romancing and having sex with a young lady after his wife’s demise. The two never exchange phone numbers or know each other’s name, yet have vigorous anal sex. The sex scenes are quite prominent and erotic. The lack of morality made the audience thrilled and tensed at the same time.
It is a thriller-horror movie which has more than sufficient amount of blood and gore. It shows how a psycho killer hunts down backpackers who reach Wolf Creek. The Outbacker skins the innocent travelers and does not let anyone leave the place alive. Travel agents were worried and angry against this movie because it was based on true events.
The Last Temptation of Christ
Another movie that upset the devout Christians was The Last Temptation of Christ. In this movie, Jesus gets visions of seduction and flesh cravings while he was hanging from the cross. Though the movie does not portray Jesus in a negative light, still seeing him having carnal thoughts angered the conservatives.
There are plenty of movies which got the tag of being controversial. Directors often like to cross the boundaries and take risk to tell untold stories and there is nothing wrong in it.