Famous movies that have been forbidden in all the world or just some countries, in some periods of history. Look at the list: some of them may be curious for you.
(Note: there are some films that I have not found to have been forbidden, although probably most people have tried to do it: The clockwork orange, or Leni Riefenstahl´s documentals. Other films were not forbidden but were so changed that lost all its meaning, what happened -for example- with the Spanish broadcasting of Mogambo)
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The Great Dictator 1940, G)
Limelight 1952, G)
Last Tango in Paris 1972, R)
All Quiet on the Western Front 1930, PG)
The Executioner (1963) , Unrated)
Was it possible to make a speech against death penalty under a dictatorship, and even, make it as a comedy? García Berlanga and Azcona, probably the best couple in Spanish cinema ever, got it. The story is about a person who inherits the charge of executioner from his father-in-law, although he doesn´t want it, just to feed the family, and because they swear him he´s not going to kill anyone. However, he gets more involved each time by reasons he does not control. A very funny comedy, with great moments (the one in the lake reflects the surrealism the dictatorship had itself), but that also gives you the opportunity to think about death penalty, and the forgotten and unforgiven role of the executioner. if it was an Italian or English-spoken film, it would be a know-worldwide classic.
Apocalypse Now 1979, R)
It shows craziness about Vietnam war, and it is also a tribute to Heart of Darkness, and all that is very good. Some iconic scenes and characters (as Ride of Valkiries, and Brando and Duvall's roles) are now part of history of cinema.It has some common deffects to Vietnam war movies and also some problems of structure. However, it had to show some very important things.
The Birth of a Nation 1915, G)
Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum) 1979, R)
The Last Temptation of Christ 1988, R)
Cannibal Holocaust 1979, NC-17)
Anders als die Andern (Different from the Others) 1919, Unrated)
Viridiana 1961, R)
To Be or Not to Be 1942, PG)
A group of Polish theater actors try to make their job when the Second World War starts. These actors will see how they get implicated in a critical spy game. Elegant sense of humour from Lubitsch, who directs this sofisticated light comedy in which patriotic and personal affairs get crossed in a good way.
Paths of Glory 1957, G)
Monty Python's Life of Brian 1979, R)
Salo (Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma) 1979, NC-17)
Spartacus 1960, PG-13)