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Oct 21 2010
1 2009: The Hangover 21712
2 1983: I Spit on Your Grave was banned in the Maritimes until 1998. 14449
3 2004: Saw 13087
4 1973: The Exorcist 11998
5 2007: 300 11547
6 2009: Saw VI was rated X and thus banned from regular, non-adult cinemas. </ref> 9270
7 2009: 2012. Banned because the year 2012 coincides with Kim Il Sung's 100th birthday. The year had also been designated "the year for opening the grand gates to becoming a rising superpower." 8654
8 1987: Full Metal Jacket 8642
9 1971: A Clockwork Orange 8073
10 1979: Apocalypse Now 7454
11 1975: Jaws - passed for a VCD release and a long-time delayed DVD release by Movie Master 7272
12 1993: Schindler's List 7261
13 1984: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 7108
14 1970: Catch-22 7080
15 2007: Superbad 6785
16 2003: Freddy vs. Jason 6761
17 1996: Scream 6740
18 2003: Kill Bill: Vol. 1 - passed for DVD release by Berjaya HVN 6724
19 2003: The Matrix Revolutions 6664
20 1998: Saving Private Ryan 6552
21 2007: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End was banned because according to Xinhua, the state news agency of the People's Republic of China, 10 minutes of footage containing Chow Yun-fat's portrayal of Singaporean pirate Sao Feng have been trimmed from versions of the film which may be shown in China. Chow is onscreen for 20 minutes in the uncensored theatrical release of the film. No official reason for the censorship was given, but unofficial sources within China have indicated that the character offered a negative and stereotypical portrayal of the Chinese people. {{cite news| 6513
22 2005: Sin City 6084
23 1983: Scarface 5952
24 2003: The Matrix Reloaded 5909
25 2008: Saw V 5761
26 1918: Manitoba institutes a ban (since lifted) on all comedies. 5599
27 1980: Cannibal Holocaust 5434
28 2005: Saw II 5339
29 2005: Brokeback Mountain 5203
30 2006: Saw III 5127
31 2007: Saw IV 4967
32 2008: Zack and Miri Make a Porno 4959
33 1981: Mad Max (VHS release was later approved) 4787
34 2005: Hostel 4583
35 1994: True Lies: an action film that was banned for featuring Muslim terrorists. 4524
36 1997: Boogie Nights 4443
37 1981: The Evil Dead 4414
38 2004: The Passion of the Christ 4340
39 1980: Caligula is banned by all provinces, except for Quebec which gave it the 18+ rating. Edited versions were later passed. 4328
40 2007: Halloween (2007) 4284
41 2008: RocknRolla 4246
42 2009: Halloween 2 (2009) 4243
43 1994: Natural Born Killers - unbanned. 4207
44 1996: From Dusk till Dawn - unbanned in 2000. 4103
45 1986: Platoon was banned due to vulgar language and violence. 4044
46 1945: The Akira Kurosawa directed movie The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail was temporarily banned by the SCAP because it portrayed feudalism in a positive light. 4032
47 2009: The Haunting in Connecticut 3978
48 2005: The 40-Year-Old Virgin 3920
49 1915: The Birth of a Nation banned in several American cities, including Chicago, Las Vegas, Denver, Pittsburgh and St. Louis, and the states of Ohio, Kansas, and West Virginia, as well as "dozens" of other jurisdictions. Unbanned in 1916 outside of Kansas. 3844
50 2006: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 3808
51 1975: Monty Python and the Holy Grail 3735
52 1972: Dirty Harry for glamourizing police brutality. 3699
53 2009: The Last House on the Left 3547
54 2001: Zoolander 3540
55 1971: The Last House on the Left - passed for a VCD release by Movie Master in the late-1990's 3520
56 2007: Alpha Dog 3516
57 2008: Pineapple Express 3460
58 2008: Gran Torino 3439
59 2000: Final Destination 3353
60 2008: Role Models 3342
61 2004: The Girl Next Door (2004) 3306
62 2007: Hostel: Part II 3268
63 1999: Dogma 3244
64 2009: Milk (see Censorship in Samoa for details) 3185
65 1984 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was banned for its "racist portrayal of Indians and overt imperialistic tendencies". 3099
66 2008: Step Brothers 3069
67 1977: Saturday Night Fever 3053
68 2008: Rambo 3043
69 2003: Thirteen 3026
70 Land of the Dead (2006) 2916
71 2008: Repo! The Genetic Opera 2903
72 2008: Wanted - passed by a release by Berjaya HVN and United International Pictures Malaysia 2862
73 2005: Hard Candy 2852
74 2008: You Don't Mess with the Zohan 2832
75 1932: Freaks banned in Cleveland. 2790
76 2007: The Simpsons Movie 2787
77 1997: Blade - passed for a VCD release and a delayed DVD release by Movie Master 2783
78 2006: The Da Vinci Code 2767
79 2003: Daredevil (2003) - passed for VCD and DVD release 2761
80 2003: Underworld (2003) 2756
81 1959: Ben-Hur, for containing "propaganda of superstitious beliefs, namely Christianity." (Never given permission to screen) 2719
82 2004: Team America: World Police 2717
83 1997: Frozen Frozen aka pinyin: Jídù hánleng is directed by Wang Xiaoshuai. The film was originally shot in 1994, but was banned by Chinese authorities and had to be smuggled out of the country. 2666
84 1998: The Prince of Egypt 2662
85 1980: Friday the 13th (since unbanned) 2574
86 We Were Soldiers (as of 2002) http://www.vietquoc.com/news2002/na092102.htm</ref> 2547
87 2006: Final Destination 3 2540
88 2003: Bruce Almighty 2462
89 1999: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 2383
90 1997: Bastard Out of Carolina is banned by the Maritime Film Classification Board. This decision was later appealed and a video release was allowed. 2368
91 2006: Memoirs of a Geisha, over concerns it could rouse anti-Japanese sentiment. (Banned outright) 2327
92 1995: Showgirls 2222
93 2002: Queen of the Damned 2198
94 2006: Shortbus was banned for its explicit sexual content. 2169
95 1979: Monty Python's Life of Brian 2165
96 2005: Hostel 2042
97 2008: Meet the Spartans 2021
98 1985: Day of the Dead is banned in Ontario and the Maritimes, with a cut version passed in Ontario. 2002
99 2003: Final Destination 2 1995
100 1965: Goldfinger played for six weeks before the Nazi past of Gert Fröbe, who played the title villain, was disclosed. 1982
101 1931: Frankenstein banned in Kansas for its portrayal of cruelty. 1970
102 1973: Last Tango in Paris 1941
103 1985: Rambo: First Blood Part II 1931
104 2007: The Kingdom 1918
105 2005: Rent 1914
106 1956: The Ten Commandments was banned by Paramount Malaysia (now United International Pictures) due to religious content. 1911
107 2004: Fahrenheit 9/11 1869
108 1932: Scarface (1932) - banned in 5 states and 5 other cities due to "glorification of crime" 1749
109 1999: Three Kings 1682
110 2007: Persepolis was initially banned in Lebanon after some clerics found it to be "offensive to Iran and Islam." The ban was later revoked after an outcry in Lebanese intellectual and political circles. 1676
111 2008: Funny Games 1650
112 2007: Dead Silence 1610
113 1982: The Dark Crystal (ceremonial imagery) 1604
114 2009: Dead Snow 1565
115 2009: Duplicity - passed by a release by United International Pictures Malaysia 1518
116 2006: United 93 1508
117 2009: Whiteout (2009) 1507
118 1997: Orgazmo 1491
119 1989: Pet Sematary , Glory , and Back to the Future Part II (due to a scene where Ayatollah Khomeini is burning in hell; a cut version was later released) 1485
120 1972: Pink Flamingos 1477
121 2006: Basic Instinct 2 1474
122 1997: Seven Years in Tibet, for its view on a free Tibet. (Banned outright along with actors Brad Pitt and David Thewlis for life) 1465
123 2002: 40 Days and 40 Nights 1464
124 1980: The Gods Must Be Crazy 1464
125 2004: Sideways 1429
126 1988: The Last Temptation of Christ 1324
127 1999: Romance - still banned. 1313
128 2009: The Collector (2009) 1286
129 1996 - Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (cut version available) 1282
130 2005: Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story 1282
131 1968: Oliver! 1257
132 1981: Cruising 1213
133 2006: Glory Road - was never banned in Malaysia and released by Berjaya HVN 1158
134 1955: The Toho production Half Human, directed by Ishirō Honda was put under a self imposed ban by Toho after it was feared that the film would be seen as degrading portrayal of Japan's Ainu minority. The film was never released on laserdisc or DVD, even though there were several home video releases and to this day the only way to see it is through its heavily edited US version. 1127
135 2000: But I'm a Cheerleader 1122
136 1978: Pretty Baby is banned in Ontario by the Ontario Censor Board. The ban has been repelled in 1995. 1121
137 1994: The Naked Gun 1088
138 2006: See No Evil 1029
139 1983: Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (since unbanned) 1023
140 2002: The Queen of the Damned 989
141 1997: Seven Years in Tibet 987
142 1977: In the Realm of the Senses is banned by all provinces except Quebec. In 1991, the ban was overturned by most provinces. 982
143 2003: Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life 972
144 2005 - Bumfights: Cause for Concern, Bumfights 2: Bumlife 965
145 1978: Up in Smoke was banned because the South African censor board feared it might inspire youth to take up marijuana smoking. 954
146 1987: Cry Freedom was seized by customs upon its initial release; film was later circulated after 1994 when Nelson Mandela was elected president. 940
147 2009: Waltz with Bashir 932
148 2004: Alfie (2004) - passed for DVD release by Berjaya HVN 914
149 1945: Brief Encounter by Noel Coward was banned as it was considered too permissive of adultery. </ref> 888
150 1966: The Battle of Algiers was banned for five years, due to the political sensitive nature of the film that depicted the Algerian War. 888
151 1946: The Big Sleep 879
152 1956: The King & I 835
153 1962: The Manchurian Candidate 816
154 1984: The Year of Living Dangerously: </ref> an Australian film about Jakarta under Sukarno's rule in 1965. It was unbanned in 1999. 784
155 2007: All the Boys Love Mandy Lane 762
156 1999: Anna and the King 752
157 1960: Peeping Tom 746
158 1969: I Am Curious (Yellow) is banned as pornography. After three court cases, it was unbanned when the anti-obscenity laws concerning films was overturned. 719
159 1996: Last Man Standing 714
160 1995: Demon Knight 709
161 1970: Catch-22 was banned until 1974 for the scene showing Capt. Yossarian naked in a tree. 709
162 1973: Three Days of the Condor 708
163 1997: Kundun - regarded as Tibetan nationalism (Banned outright along with director Martin Scorsese) 693
164 1948: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein 687
165 2001: Ichi the Killer 683
166 1987: Bad Taste is banned in Nova Scotia; it is now available on DVD with an 18 rating. 683
167 1970: National Film Board of Canada blocks the release of Denys Arcand's controversial documentary On est au coton. An edited version is released in 1976 but the original unedited version was not released until 2004. </ref> </ref> 675
168 2001: Fat Girl banned by the Ontario Film Review Board until 2003. 661
169 2004: A Dirty Shame was banned for its crude humour and sexuality. 624
170 1993: Farewell My Concubine, a Chinese film that won the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or, was banned due to homosexual themes and negative portrayal of communism. 612
171 2005: Inside Deep Throat 610
172 2002: The Magdalene Sisters 587
173 1988: The Last Temptation of Christ was never allowed to be screened or released in video formats to the public for its controversial religious content. 584
174 2007: Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters 583
175 1994: Exit to Eden is temporarily banned by the Saskatchewan Film and Video Classification Board. 582
176 2010: Lamhaa. It was banned because it's “objectionable content” and did not receive a clearance certificate from UAE Censors Board and has pulled off from all UAE cinemas. This is the first Bollywood film to be banned in the UAE. http://gulfnews.com/arts-entertainment/film/bipasha-basu-starrer-lamhaa-banned-in-the-uae-1.654524 568
177 2002: Pinocchio 542
178 2006: How to Eat Fried Worms 533
179 1989: Meet the Feebles - still banned as of 2009. 497
180 2001: Fiza 484
181 1984: Silent Night, Deadly Night 484
182 1996 - Fire On its opening day in India, some movie theaters were attacked by Hindu fundamentalists, and the movie was banned for a period, but theater screenings resumed later. 466
183 2008: Frontier(s) 465
184 1945: Mildred Pierce 456

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