In normal sense, films are made to entertain or meet the demand for knowledge of human. The fact is that, not all the films are entertaining, exciting or successful. Some films can stir up a lot of trouble for themselves and shock audiences. The following illustrated list provides six most controversy-invoking films ever.
"I Love You Phillip Moris"
“I Love You Phillip Morris” has been the subject of controversy for months before its first premier in December. The content of the film is based on the true story of Steven Jay Russell and Phillip Morris. Two of them fell in love in prison and spent years escaping from jail in order to build a fantasy life together. The chatter around the film really makes distributors worry over audiences’ reaction to the gay relationship.
“I Love You Phillip Morris” is the latest film of Jim Carrey
“The Passion of the Christ” is a movie creating controversy. The historical epic about Jesus of Mel Gibson was fiercely criticized by anti-Semitism. The opponents claimed “The Passion of the Christ” for being extremely violent. Despite all controversies, the film was recorded to earn $611 million back.
“The Passion of the Chris” was filmed in Aramaic and Latin
"A Serbian Film"
Since first debut of “A Serbian Film” at the South by Southwest festival this March, the film makes a strong wave of controversy in all countries where it was screened. From the view of director Aleksandar Radivojević, the rape, incest and murder in the film speaks loudly the cruelty of Serbian government. Meanwhile, critics claim the film for morally indefensible torture porn.
“A Serbian Film” contains a lot of rape, incest and murder scenes
“Fahrenheit 9/11” was released in the middle of the 2004 presidential race. The highest-grossing documentary discusses President Bush's decision to invade Iraq. According to the film, the Iraq invasion is unjustified.
The documentary lit the fuse of right-wing America
The name of film speaks it all. Audiences were totally shocked while watching the violent imagery in “Natural Born Killers”. The film is considered as a glorification of serial killers. “Natural Born Killers” is banned in Ireland and blamed to be the root for copycat murders in real life.
More than 12 murders have reportedly linked to “Natural Born Killers”. Among the victims, one family had sued Stone and Warner Bros.
“Last Tango in Paris” is all about the stormy and passionate relationship between two strange people. While French people were looking forwards to see it, Italian government destroyed all copies of the film. Even, Director Bernardo Bertolucci was sentenced for four months.
“Last Tango in Paris” the film was criticized for depiction of loveless, animalistic carnality.
”The Last Temptation of Christ”, which is based on Nikos Kazantzakis' novel, created mush controversy around it. The film focuses on Jesus’s life with Mary Magdalene if Satan offers him human existence. “The Last Temptation of Christ” is still banned in some countries.
One group tried to buy "The Last Temptation of Christ” at $6.5 million from Universal just to destroy it.