10 Most Shocking Controversial Movies of All Time

We’ve listed ten controversial films that will give you the creeps in this article. Below, we try to bring works that have generated – and continue to generate – a lot of controversy for the most diverse reasons, such as, for example, bringing the private life of a man of power in the midst of a crisis, the exaggerations of youth who work to destroy lives, the issue of sexuality and also the decision to show an important event within a tragedy like September 11. Let us go to the list!


10º – Welcome to New York (Abel Ferrara, 2014)A powerful man on the world stage finds himself in a delicate situation when he is arrested on charges of harassing a hotel maid. The film gains all its dynamism by exploring this fact, as well as the exacerbated behavior of this man with his social environment, his work and his family. Directed by Abel Ferrara, ‘Welcome to New York’ is a regular work when we look at the 125 minutes of duration, nurturing genius moments and so many other simply pathetic ones, especially his initial 20 minutes. Gérard Depardieu’s great performance is still worth mentioning.


9º – Raw (Julia Ducournau, 2016)A young vegetarian enters the student world, going to college on a veterinary course. In the midst of this troubled process of inserting herself into the social environment of the college, the young woman begins to feel a strange pleasure for human flesh after experiencing the flesh of an animal in the trot of her course. Disturbing and extremely uncomfortable, ‘Raw’ involves the viewer by mixing the strangeness of its central theme with a punctual questioning about the destructive model conducted inside several colleges around the world. A controversial film, with a theme that may offend some spectators, but that is certainly worth the time invested.


8º – Bully (Larry Clark, 2001)Disturbing in all its ways, the film shows the destructive way some young people behave in the midst of everyday tasks. Belonging to Larry Clark’s daring cinema, ‘Bully’ is regular in its aesthetic complexion, but extremely punctual in the onslaughts of his script on the theme youth.

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