“The Kiss”, “The Birth of A Nation”, “Cannibal Hollocaust”, “Basic Instinct”, “Natural Born Killers” and “The Passion of The Christ” are considered as the world’s most shocking films ever made. The shocking factors of those movies varied from violence to sex and religion. All of them caused riots, public scandals, threatening and death.
The Italian horror film “Cannibal Hollocaust” released in 1980 tells the story of a group of documentarians who attempted to produce a film about the last surviving cannibal tribes in the Amazonian Jungle. Grossing $200,000 worldwide at the Box Office, but this film used to be banned in several countries for years because authorities believed that the story was actually true and the actors had really died.
Cannibal Hollocaust (1980)
Cannibal Holocaust (1980) - Trailer
The 1896 film “The Kiss” shocked many viewers because it was the first time a couple would kiss on the screen
The 1915 film “The Birth of A Nation” tells a story of two families during the Civil War. It was banned because of the accusation of being extremely racist and dangerous.
The Birth of A Nation (1915)
The 1988 film “The Last Temptation of Christ” caused highly controversial as well as criticism for its shocking scenes about the story of Jesus, including the crucified scene. In addition, the film shows a love scene between the Christ and Mary Magdalene. Therefore, the film was banned because it was thought to be an attack on Christianity.
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
“The Passion of The Christ” was known as was a great success. However, the movie that follows the last 12 hours of the life of Jesus Christ shocked many different religious groups.
“The Passion of The Christ” (2004)
The 1992 erotic thriller “Basic Instinct” is considered as one of the most shocking films ever made. Telling the story of a bisexual female writer who accused of having murdered her husband. The film shocks audiences because of the brutal sex scene and the criticism from the gay community as well.
Basic instinct (1992)
The 1994 black comedy/crime film “Natural Born Killers” tells the story of a couple of psychopathic serial killers who travel along the route 666, killing many people they meet on their way just for fun. The film is notorious for its violent content and was claimed as some of the most shocking films ever made.
“Natural Born Killers” “inspired” some killers to cause some murders in the world.
Natural Born Killers (1994) - Official Movie Trailer HQ