Hollywood has churned out plenty of controversial movies in the past century. Some have become heralded as cinematic masterpieces, while others remain tied to their past infamy. But in some countries, a problematic movie could be subject to a nationwide ban. While many of these prohibitive measures have been reversed years after the fact, it’s still fascinating to learn why a certain movie became illegal in another region.

15 Movies That Were Banned Around The World

Whether it was due to violence, explicit content, or negative depictions of one’s homeland, these movies were pulled from at least one foreign nation. Here are 15 movies that were once banned in countries around a world. 

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