Retro | Pop Culture

6 Movies That Caused A Lot Of Trouble When They Were Released

- Page 1

Movies are supposed to entertain you. They are also supposed to elicit an emotional reaction out of you, whether it be: happiness, sadness, fear, joy, anger, contempt or any number of others. That's the great thing about movies and television, you can essentially do whatever you want because you are just telling stories, that is unless you do something that gets the masses up in arms over what you have created.

Some movies are hit the big screen to such controversy that they actually inspired protests. Some were even banned in certain countries because they were deemed to be far violent or obscene to be for mass consumption.

Here are 6 of the most controversial movies of all time.

1. Song of the South

No controversial movie list would be complete without at least one submission by Disney. You may have never seen this movie, but you have for sure heard the song that has engrained itself in pop-culture: Zip a dee doo dah. This movie was deemed to be racist and offensive, as it portrayed African-Americans with heavy stereotypes, specifically with Uncle Remus as a jolly, happy, simple former slave. Disney has never released the film as a home movie.

2. Life of Brian

Monty Python has always been good for some laughs. Their brand of sketch comedy has made them a household name across North America. It is a completely satirical version about the life of Jesus Christ. They frame "Brian of Nazareth" as a normal dude who just happened to be born on Christmas. He is then accidentally named as the coming Messiah, and ends up being the person who is crucified by the Romans. You can imagine why it was deemed so controversial.  

Father Son Holy Gore

3. Last House on the Left (Original)

I saw part of the remake of this movie and I had to turn it off not long after it started. This violent movie filled with scenes depicting violent rape and any number of other vile acts was deemed to be too hardcore for audiences, and I will tell you this, I happen to agree with them. Britain deemed it to be so bad that they ordered all VHS copies in England to be seized by police. One of the actors even stated that he wished that the movie was banned internationally.

Cinematic Shocks

Have you seen any of these? Keep reading to see what else had people shaking their heads.

Page 1 Next Page

More Throwbacks


There's A Scientific Reason The Music You Loved As A Teenager Is Better

If you take a look at your most recently played songs, what shows up? Is there anything that has been released in the past 10 years? Unlikely. Most of us tend to listen to a lot of nostalgia-inducing music which comes from our childhood and teen years. If you thought you might be along on this, you'd be wrong. In a recent article from the New York Times, it was uncovered that most people base their tastes, music or otherwise, on their formative years. “The most important period for men in forming their adult tastes were ages 13 to 16,


Vintage Pictures From Old Bowling Alleys That'll Strike You Right In The Nostalgia

Bowling was the birthday party excursion every kid wanted. If you weren't going bowling, then what was the point of even having a party? Bowling alleys have advanced since we were kids, but I bet your parents would tell you that even the ones we went to were considered advanced to them. These are some vintage photos of old bowling alleys that will make you not only nostalgic, but also a little bit thankful we don't have to deal with it. You had to keep score, there was no machine to do it for you.Joe Herring Jr. I hope


There's No Crying In Baseball - And 11 Other Facts About 'A League Of Their Own'

A comedy film about an all-women baseball league in the 1940s isn't your typical recipe for box office gold.But when A League of Their Own landed in theaters in 1992 it quickly became a hit, and today it ranks among the best sports movies of all time.Even if your family has been playing their VHS tape of this movie nonstop since it came out (like mine have) you'll probably be surprised by these 11 facts about the film.1. The extras in the Hall of Fame scene were actual AAGPBL playersWhen Dottie is touring the AAGPBL exhibit at


Brendan Fraser Opens Up About The Real Reason Behind His Disappearance From Hollywood

We all remember watching Brendan Fraser in the movies he made when we were kids. It all started with Encino Man, but our obsession with his movies would only grow and grow over the next few years. It seemed like he was in every movie, playing the hunky yet funny star of all the greatest action adventures and comedies from our younger years. But suddenly, his career seemed to get a little bit out of control. The quality of the movies wasn't up to snuff. There were no more hits like George of the Jungle or The Mummy, instead we