Live Poll: The Most Controversial Movies

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The meaning of controversial is: 'the subject of intense public argument, disagreement, or disapproval'. Which movie (no documentaries) do you think is the most controversial?

My list: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls095785043/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/Nkt8wQW8L8M/
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Hoekkie

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Posted 3 months ago

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The Last Temptation of Christ
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i really love your list hoekkie....great choices that may have never come to mind otherwise...well done...

and for that...my vote goes to bonnie and clyde...people forget it was one of the first films where you actually rooted for the bad guys to win...nowadays that's common place...back then not so much....
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Hoekkie,

One of the films on your list is considered an adult film.
The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)

When you compare:
https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?adult=include&lists=ls095785043
https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?adult=exclude&lists=ls095785043

You will notice that Human Centipede is excluded when filtering out adult titles.

In its current state, your list may not be viewable by people who prefer not to see adult titles. I'm not certain what will happen if you poll were to go live. I will have to ask the IMDb technical staff about this matter.
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Hoekkie,

I stand corrected: Deep Throat (1972) is the restricted title.

I've updated the title of this thread at your request to:
Poll Suggestion: The Most Controversial Movies
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How about replacing Deep Throat with Joker?
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deep throat was far more controversial...it needs to be on the list...
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I removed Deep Throat (1972) and I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967) because they are adult films. Maybe my poll wouldn't go live with these titles or it will be disapproved by IMDb.
I replaced them for Chernobyl Diaries (2012) and Midnight Cowboy (1969).
I don't know what's controversial about Joker so I didn't add this one.

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rocky-o

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midnight cowboy is an excellent choice....
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Gitte Løyche

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A Clockwork Orange (followed by Life of Brian)
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'Great poll and great list! I'd probably say 'The Birth of a Nation.'

I'd suggest citing your source for the definition (since you're quoting it word- for word) and two small edits: (below in bold)

According to _______, the meaning of controversial is "the subject of intense public argument, disagreement, or disapproval."  

('No need for the colon and the other punctuation should be quote marks, not what are sometimes referred to as single quote marks, which are for a quote within a quote.)

: )

(If this goes live first, feel free to request a repush, of course, if you want to edit the intro.)
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Thanks!!
I've made the corrections like you suggested.
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FYC: Joker


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Congratulations! Good poll!
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Antichrist.
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A Serbian Film or Salo.  Hands down for either one of those.