Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Most Controversial Films Ever

So, I was perusing Movies.com today, when I ran across what I thought was a pretty cool list. They ranked what they consider to be the 25 most controversial movies of all time.

I agree with many of the picks on this list, but I can't say that I agree with some of the ordering. And some of the picks are just so bizarre.

Anyway, this list had me thinking about it throughout the day, so I figured I may as well share it with ya'll...

25) The Brown Bunny - I have to admit I have have wanted to see this film for awhile now, and not just for Cloe Sevigny's (in)famous Blowjob scene.

24) The Cook, the Thief, The Wife and His Lover - Oooh, Canabalism! Always good for some controversy!

23) Baby Doll - Heard of it.. never seen it

22) The Message - Man, the Muslims went postal when this one came out in the 70's.

21) Crash - No not the 2005 Oscar winner. This is a story about a couple who get off sexually during self-inflicted car crashes. I had heard a lot about this film, and when I finally saw it, although I liked it, I didn't think it was all that.

20) The Devils - Hunchback, sex-starved Nuns... yay!

19) Deep Throat - I remember when I finally saw this one I was like "Man, porno's made in the 70's sucked (literally!)"

18) Requiem For A Dream - You either love this film, or loathe it. I loved it, and it gave me a new respect (and love affair) with Jennifer Connely.

17) Triumph of The Will - Hitler's documentary - booo!

16) Caligula - I am ashamed to say that I watched this in a dark room with Earl and another dude... sometimes I think I share too much here...

15) The Passion Of the Christ - 2 hours of brutality... I can honestly say I could never sit thru this again.

14) Fahrenheit 9/11 - Again, you either love Michael Moore or hate him. I love him.

13) Cruising - Al Pacino as a cop posing as a gay stripper... Oh Yeah!

12) Dogma - I love Kevin Smith, and would watch anything he does.

11) Titicut Follies - A documentary about mental patients.. one of the few on this list that I had never even HEARD of.

10) A Clockwork Orange - One of my favorite films...

9) South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut - I crave South Park, and I honestly don't think I ever laughed as hard in a movie as I did watching this...

8) JFK - I LOVE this movie.... yeah, the conspiracy theory is a little off the wall, but this movie gives me the chills whenever I watch it.

7) Pink Flamingos - I'm a John Waters fan, although I don't care for his recent stuff, and didn't care for this one either.

6) Last Tango In Paris - Been on my "much watch" list for years.

5) Song of the South - A banned Disney movie revolving around ridiculous African Americans stereotypes? The concept alone makes me simultaneously cringe and laugh out loud.

4) The Birth of a Nation - KKK Documentary - Boo! to those guys!

3) The Last Temptation Of Christ - More like "The Last Time I Fell Asleep In A Movie".

2) Midnight Cowboy - Great Film

1) Natural Born Killers - Are you kidding me? #1? Over Clockwork Orange? I can't even say that I liked this film, and I saw it in the theatres!

So, what do you all think of this list?

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