Movies, at the end of the day, are a form of expression. And ideally, in a free world, anyone who wishes to express his or her ideas in a visual medium in the way he or she deems suitable without causing harm to anyone, should be allowed to do so. But at times, the head of certain countries or states have different ideas. Historically, there have been several instances where movies got banned because they in some way or the other offended a certain group of people, or if not people, the government itself. We tracked down the movies that got banned for some reason or the other around the world. In fact, on this list you will also find names of banned movies in USA. There are also banned horror movies on this list.
10. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Ruggero Deodato’s 1980 take on cannibalism was originally supposed to be a question on who the cannibals actually are. To state it as raw would certainly be an understatement. ‘Cannibal Holocaust’ was unapologetically animalistic, with the director opting to show cruelty and vandalism in its naked form. The violence and rapes seemed uncannily real. The deaths were gruesome at best and the stark animal cruelty filmed didn’t help it out of the controversy pool.
After its premiere in Italy, it was ordered to be seized by a local magistrate, and Deodato was arrested on obscenity charges. Although Deodato was later cleared, the film was banned in Italy, Australia, and several other countries due to its portrayal of graphic brutality, sexual assault, and real depictions of violence toward animals.
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9. The Human Centipede 2 (2011)