Top 15 Protested Films That Were Banned in the U.S.

The movie industry has a wide array of great films that entertain us, although, they released some controversial movies that struck us as well. Some of these films were opposed by many individuals and organizations which led the U.S. to officially ban the release throughout the country. If you’re wondering what the protested films were, we made a list of the top 15 banned movies in the U.S. Let’s see if you’ve watched some of them!

  1. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

The movie portrays Jesus Christ having lustful desires during his hopeless moments. This received a lot of protests from religious groups which pushed the industry to refuse the screening.

  1. Birth Control (1917)

Birth Control pioneered the sex education advocacy thru its writer, Margaret Sanger. Although, since it seemed improper back then, it was described to be immoral and unhealthy for the public eye.

  1. The Thorn (1974)

This movie was originally based on The Divine Mr. J. in the early 1970s. Due to the litigating of the film’s star, Bette Midler, based on the grounds of professional exploitation, the project was stopped. They released The Thorn almost a decade later.

  1. Scarface (1932)

Al Pacino changed the face of mobster movies. He raised people’s brows with his ultimate gangster role. However, since it was culture-sensitive, it was banned in several states across America.

  1. The Vanishing Prairie (1954)

Disney showed too much reality on this documentary about the birthing of a buffalo which caused the prohibition of the film.

  1. Ecstasy (1933)

Ecstasy was the very first film to show female nudity and sexuality. It was one of the most infamous films in the big-screen history that were banned by the U.S.

  1. The Profit (2001)

This movie was a Scientology parody which stands as a ridicule for the community.

  1. Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)

Life of Brian was called to be a blasphemous Monty Python film created by the British comedy filmmakers.

  1. Hillary: The Movie (2008)

This was a documentary about Hillary Clinton and was viewed as a Propaganda in the political point-of-view.

  1. The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Due to its racial prejudice, this movie is on the list. This movie produced during the Civil War and Reconstruction-era.

  1. I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)

Sexual film paired with social issues was not the intention of the movie, but that is the reason this movie belongs to the list.

  1. Häxan (1922)

The pagan and witchcraft worlds were not able to entice the viewers through this movie.  Throughout America, the movie banned, because of its Satanic image.

  1. The Yes Men Fix the World (2009)

The Yes Men Fix the World was an HBO documentary which hit some controversial political issues. For it was not acceptable to be out in the public.

  1. Convention City (1933)

This is a sex comedy film about a group of businessmen. It did not meet the standards of censorship because of the presence of seduction and lewd jokes.

  1. Titicut Follies (1967)

Titicut Follies portrays the real deal inside the Bridgewater State Hospital for the criminally insane. The documentary film banned because of the controversial facts revealed.

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