List of banned films

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For nearly the entire history of film production, certain films have been banned by film censorship or review organizations for political or moral reasons. Censorship standards vary widely by country, and can vary within an individual country over time due to political change or shifting moral attitudes.

Many countries have government-appointed or private commissions to censor and rate productions for film and television exhibition. While it is common for films to be edited to fall into certain rating classifications, this list includes only films that have been explicitly prohibited from public screening.


Note that for some countries films are banned on a wide scale and are not listed in this table.
Separate lists for some countries are listed below this table
1985Je vous salue, Marie (Hail Mary)ArgentinaDirected by Jean-Luc Godard, it was banned due to its blasphemous and sexual content.[1]
2011The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)AustraliaTemporarily banned for extremely horrific, violent, disturbing and sexually-explicit content. A censored DVD version was later released.[2][3][4][4][5][6][7]
1985Je vous salue, Marie (Hail Mary)Brazil[8]
2011A Serbian FilmBrazilBanned due to "apology for pedophilia".[9]
2008RamboBurmaBanned for negative portrayals of Burmese soldiers.[10]
1959Ben-Hur (1959)ChinaBanned for containing "propaganda of superstitious beliefs, namely Christianity." (Never given permission to screen)[11]
1993The Blue KiteChinaChinese film that, in addition to being banned, was deemed so offensive that director Tian Zhuangzhuang received a 10-year ban from making films.[12] It won the Grand Prix at the Tokyo International Film Festival, and Best Film at the Hawaii International Film Festival.
1993Farewell My ConcubineChinaChinese film that won the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or, was banned in a period due to homosexual themes and negative portrayal of communism.[13]
2005Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of LifeChinaBanned for its unflattering depictions of Chinese society (never given permission to screen)[14]
2006The DepartedChinaBanned for a line suggesting that the government intends to use nuclear weapons on Taiwan (a sensitive political issue – never given permission to screen)[15]
2007Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's EndChinaBanned 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.[16]
2009Shinjuku IncidentChinaStarring Jackie Chan, it was deemed "too violent" to pass censor in China and was subsequently banned from Chinese distribution when director Derek Yee refused to edit it down.[17]
2014Sweetness of Spirit - Halawet RoohEgyptStarring Haifa Wahby, it was deemed "Children Sexual Harassment" banned right after screening the film in cinemas, after criticism over scenes deemed sexually provocative. The movie was criticized for copying Giuseppe Tornatore’s widely-acclaimed movie Malena (2000) starring Italian actress Monica Bellucci.
1972One Day in the Life of Ivan DenisovichFinlandFinnish Board of Film banned the showing of the film in Finland. In 1972 and 1974 Swedish television showed the film, resulting in the Swedish television mast on the Åland Islands being shut down during the movie because Finns were banned from seeing the film. Director of the Finnish Board of Film Jerker Eeriksson said that the banning of the film was political because it harmed the Finnish-Soviet relationship. Finnish television showed the film in 1996 on the TV1 YLE channel.
1925-1953Battleship PotemkinFranceBanned due to fears that it could inspire revolution.[18]
1930L'Age d'OrFranceBanned in Paris by the police prefect "in the name of public order."[19]
1953Les statues meurent aussiFranceShort film by Alain Resnais that was banned. Its theme was that Western civilization is responsible for the decline of African art. The film was seen at the Cannes Film Festival in 1953, but subsequently banned by the French censor.[20]
1960Le Petit SoldatFranceBanned on political grounds; the ban was lifted in 1963 with re-editing.[21]
1920-1945Different from the OthersGermanyBanned due to homosexual themes[22] Mostly destroyed by the Nazis, the film was later partially reconstructed.[23]
1933−1945Battleship PotemkinGermanyBanned due to fears it could inspire Marxism.[18][24]
1936−1945The Bohemian GirlGermanyThis Laurel & Hardy film, based on the opera of the same name by Michael William Balfe, was banned in Nazi Germany, because the attitude of its depiction of gypsies (in effect, this was a portrayal that approved of them) "had no place" in the Third Reich.[25]
1943-1949Titanic (1943)GermanyThis Nazi propaganda film about the sinking of the RMS Titanic was banned in Nazi Germany by Joseph Goebbels because some of the scenes could demoralize the audience. The Allied Control Council banned the film because of its Nazi propaganda. After the end of the occupation, the German Motion picture rating system classified it to age 12 or older and to age 6 or older with parental guidance. It was sometimes shown on German TV after the war and a censored, low quality VHS copy was released in 1992.
1944-1945Große Freiheit Nr. 7 (Great Freedom No. 7)GermanyThis German musical drama film was banned to be shown inside the Reich. It had its premiere in occupied Prague in December 1944. The film was shown in Berlin after the end of the war.
2010Saw 3DGermanyTiergarten AG has noted that several scenes in the movie violate the violence act §131 StGB. Thereby the movie is banned in Germany. Private copies are still legal to own and personal use is not punishable; however any public show of the movie is highly prohibited and punishable act. There is a censored "Keine Jugendfreigabe/ No youth admitted" version, but it has all the violent scenes cut out. Retailing this copy is still legal, since "KJ" rated movies cannot be indexed/banned.[26]
2011Valley of the Wolves: PalestineGermanyBanned in Germany, because of FSK's initial concerns over the film's perceived anti-Israeli and anti-American overtones.[27]
1974−1978The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)West GermanyBanned due to extreme level violence.[28]
1985–1999The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)IcelandBanned due to high level violence; a censored version was later released.[28]
1987NekromantikIcelandThe film was banned due to its transgressive subject matter (including necrophilia) and audacious imagery.
1992Cannibal HolocaustIcelandBanned due to very high impact violence and offensive depictions of both human and animal cruelty. Still banned.[28]
1982The Year of Living DangerouslyIndonesiaAn Australian film about Jakarta under Sukarno's rule in 1965. The ban was lifted in 1999.[29]
1994Schindler's ListIndonesiaFilm that is sympathetic to the Jewish cause[30][31]
2007Long Road to HeavenIndonesiaIndonesian film about the 2002 Bali bombings. It was banned on the island of Bali, as local politicians worried that the film might promote hatred and intolerance.[32]
2009BaliboIndonesiaAustralian film based on the story of the Balibo Five, a group of journalists killed during the 1975 Indonesian invasion of East Timor[33]
2014NoahIndonesiaBanned due to religious reasons
1943The OutlawIrelandBanned due to sexual references.[34]
1945Mildred PierceIreland[34]
1945Brief EncounterIrelandBy Noël Coward. It was banned, as it was considered too permissive of adultery.[34]
1946The Big SleepIrelandBanned due to sexual references.[34]
1967UlyssesIrelandThe film was not approved for general release until 2000
1971A Clockwork OrangeIrelandThis film was banned due to its extreme depictions of violence and rape. Ban lifted in 2000.[28]
1978, 2010I Spit on Your GraveIrelandThis horror film was banned due to its scenes of graphic violence and lengthy depictions of gang rape. In 2010, the movie was released uncut on DVD and Blu-ray and the ban was renewed by forbidding retailers to sell it.[35]
1979Monty Python's Life of BrianIrelandThis comedy film by the Monty Python comedy team was banned because it was considered blasphemous. Ban lifted in 1987[28]
1983Monty Python's The Meaning of LifeIrelandThis comedy film by the Monty Python comedy team was banned because it was considered blasphemous. Ban lifted in 1990[36]
1972-1986Last Tango in ParisItalyBanned from 1972 to 1986.[28]
1999Li chiamarono... briganti!ItalySuspended from the cinemas and, nowadays, it is not available on VHS and DVD. For some critics it was banned as being an uncomfortable side of the Italian unification.[37]
1957The Girl in the KremlinIsraelBanned because it may have harmed Israel's diplomatic relations with Moscow[38]
1957China GateIsraelBanned in Israel for indulging in excessive cruelty. The Israeli film censorship board indicated the film depicted Chinese and Russian soldiers as "monsters".[39]
1965GoldfingerIsraelPlayed for six weeks before the Nazi past of Gert Fröbe, who played the title villain, was disclosed;[40] it was unbanned after a few months after a man went to the Israeli Embassy in Vienna and told staff that Fröbe hid him and his mother from the Nazis (which may have saved their lives).[41][42]
1973Hitler: The Last Ten DaysIsraelBanned in a unanimous decision by the censorship board that Alec Guinness's Hitler was represented in too human a light.[43]
1988The Last Temptation of ChristIsraelBanned on the grounds that it could offend Christians.[44]
2002Jenin, JeninIsraelBanned by the Israeli Film Ratings Board on the premise that it was libelous and might offend the public; the Supreme Court of Israel later overturned the decision.[45]
2006Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of KazakhstanKazakhstanBanned as "offensive"[46]
2004Fahrenheit 9/11Kuwait[47]
2007PersepolisLebanonInitially 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.[48]
1998Barney's Great AdventureMalaysiaBanned because the censors found it to be unacceptable for children to watch, without providing any further explanation.[49]
2001ZoolanderMalaysiaIn this comedy film, the title character Derek Zoolander visits Malaysia which is shown as impoverished and dependent on sweatshops. For this reason, Malaysia's censorship board deemed it "definitely unsuitable".[50]
2014The Raid 2: BerandalMalaysia
1932Scram!The NetherlandsOn its initial cinematic release in the Netherlands this Laurel & Hardy film was banned because the scene where the duo sat on a bed with a woman to whom they weren't married was "indecent". Today the film is not banned.[51]
2010MaladolescenzaThe NetherlandsOn 25 March 2010 the Dutch court of Alkmaar has classified several scenes in the movie as child pornography,[52] which is illegal in the Netherlands.[53] The decision therefore means that possession, distribution and knowingly gaining access to the movie is prohibited.[54]
1980, 2006Cannibal HolocaustNew ZealandThis horror film was banned due to its extremely violent content and actual on-screen killings of animals.[55] (also refused release in 2006)
1981Mad MaxNew Zealand[56] (VHS release was later approved[57])
2004Puni Puni PoemyNew ZealandThis anime was banned on the grounds that it "tends to promote and support the exploitation of children and young persons for sexual purposes, and to a lesser extent, the use of sexual coercion to compel persons to submit to sexual conduct."[58]
2007-2008Hostel: Part IINew Zealand[59] (excisions recommended but not initially made; later released on DVD in April 2008 with offending material cut)
2005Vase de NocesNew ZealandBanned outright due to "gross, revolting, and abhorrent content" (bestiality, coprophilia, and animal violence). As of 2014, it is still banned[citation needed].
2010I Spit on Your Grave (2010)New ZealandA remake of the 1978 horror film of the same name. Banned due to violence [60]
2010Ikki Tousen: Dragon DestinyNew ZealandBanned on the grounds of sexual exploitation of children. Due to the reaction from New Zealand film authorities, distributor Madman Entertainment chose not to release the remaining volumes there.[61]
2011Megan Is MissingNew Zealand[62]
2011The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)New ZealandBanned due to its extreme gore, violence and sexually explicit content.[63]
2012A Serbian FilmNew ZealandBanned outright by the government on May 25, 2012 due to "objectionable content" (offensive depictions of sexual violence, pedophilia, extreme violence, necrophilia and/or other content that is offensive and abhorrent).
2013ManiacNew ZealandBanned from theatrical and home video release; the OFLC felt that "the tacit invitation to enjoy cruel and violent behavior through its first-person portrayal and packaging as entertainment is likely to lead to an erosion of empathy for some viewers".[64]
2014High School DxDNew ZealandBanned on the grounds of sexual exploitation of children.
2009District 9NigeriaBanned due to accusations of being xenophobic and showing racism towards Nigerians.[65]
20092012North KoreaBanned 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."[66] Thus, a movie which depicts the year in a negative light was found to be offensive by the North Korean government. Several people in North Korea were reportedly arrested for possessing or viewing pirated copies of the movie and charged with "grave provocation against the development of the state."[67]
1964–1971491NorwayBanned due to homosexual themes; a censored version was later released.[68]
1974-1997The Texas Chain Saw MassacreNorwayBanned due to high impact scary violence. Ban lifted in 1997 and re-released uncut with an 18 (Adults only) rating.[28]
1979–1980Monty Python's Life of BrianNorwayBanned due to jokes deemed offensive to religious people (ban later lifted).[28]
1984-2005Cannibal HolocaustNorwayBanned due to high impact explicit violence and offensive depictions of animal cruelty. Passed uncut after 2005 with an 18 (adults only) rating)
1987NekromantikNorwayBanned outright by the Norwegian Media Authority due to outrageous, offensive & abhorrent content (Necrophilia, extreme violence, animal cruelty, and/or other material that is disgusting & abhorrent)
2009Ichi The KillerNorwayBanned due to high impact violence and cruelty. In January 2009, The Norwegian Media Authority classified the film as "Rejected" and banned the film outright in Norway after the government learned of an incident at the Stockholm Film Festival where two people both vomited and fainted while watching the film. The film remains strictly prohibited in Norway.[28]
2011A Serbian FilmNorwayBanned due to violation of criminal law sections 204a and 382 which deal with the sexual representation of children and extreme violence. Still Banned.[28]
2012Agent VinodPakistanThe film was banned by the Central Board of Film Censors of Pakistan, for containing various controversial references to the Pakistani spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence.[69]
1977Hubad na BayaniPhilippines[70] Depiction of human-rights abuses during the martial-law era
1972-1974Last Tango in ParisPortugalBanned for its strong sexual content (unbanned in 1974).[28]
2006Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of KazakhstanRussiaBanned as "offensive"[46] (possibly because of Russia's close relationship with Kazakhstan).
2006The Da Vinci CodeSamoaBanned outright after church leaders watching a pre-release showing filed a complaint with film censors.[71] (see Censorship in Samoa for details)
2009The Cell 2SamoaBanned due to violent content.[71] (see Censorship in Samoa for details)
2009MilkSamoaOriginally, this film was banned without being given a reason.[71] Later, it was given a reason. It was deemed "inappropriate and contradictory to Christian beliefs and Samoan culture": "In the movie itself it is trying to promote the human rights of gays. Some of the scenes are very inappropriate in regard to some of the sex in the film itself, it's very contrary to the way of life here in Samoa."[72] (see Censorship in Samoa for details)
2009National Lampoon's Van Wilder: Freshman YearSamoa(see Censorship in Samoa for details)
2007The KingdomSaudi Arabia[73]
1971-2011A Clockwork OrangeSingaporeBanned for over 30 years, before an attempt at release was made in 2006. However, the submission for a M18 rating was rejected, and the ban was not lifted.[28] The ban was later lifted, with film was shown uncut with an R21 rating on 28 October 2011, as part of the Perspectives Film Festival.[74]
1973The ExorcistSingapore[28]
1973Last Tango in ParisSingaporeBanned for its strong sexual content.[28]
1974-2004The Texas Chain Saw MassacreSingaporeProhibited from release on the island since the 1970s.[28] Passed uncut after 2004 with an M18 rating.
1980-2006Saint JackSingaporeBanned for the "excessive edits required to the scenes of nudity and some coarse language before it could be shown to a general audience," the film was reclassified to an M18 rating in 2006.[75]
1995A Night on the WaterSingaporeBanned for strong sexuality.[76]
2001-2004ZoolanderSingapore[77] Passed uncut after 2004 with an NC16 rating.
2004Formula 17SingaporeBanned because it "portrayed homosexuality as normal, a natural progression of society."[78]
2005Singapore RebelSingaporeBanned for being a political film, which is not allowed in Singapore. In 2009 the film was reviewed by the Political Films Consultative Committee (PFCC) and unbanned, with an M18 rating.[79]
2007SolosSingaporeBanned for its homosexual themes.[80]
2007Following DesireSingaporeBanned for "excessive sexual acts and stage performances of a sexual nature which are prolonged, gratuitous and exploitative".[81]
2007Zahari's 17 YearsSingaporeBanned because, according to the Government of Singapore, it is "against public interests".[82]
2008A Jihad for LoveSingaporeBanned for an imbalance depiction of Islam as being intolerant. The interviewees also tried to use religion to justify their homosexuality.[81]
2008David the TolhidanSingaporeBanned for its "sympathetic portrayal of an organisation viewed as a terrorist organisation by many countries."[81]
2008Arabs and TerrorismSingaporeBanned for its "sympathetic portrayal of an organisation viewed as a terrorist organisation by many countries."[81]
2008BakushiSingaporeBanned for its "several prolonged and explicit sado-masochistic sequences, demonstrating how the rope masters tied up nude women and subjected them to various degrees of physical abuse and sexual degradation, for the erotic gratification of their audience."[81]
2009Female GamesSingaporeBanned for its "explicit lesbian sex acts."[81]
2009BoySingaporeBanned because it "romanticises and promotes homosexual relationships. The sexual sequence is prolonged, intense and titillates".[81]
2009Brides of AllahSingaporeBanned because it "promotes and justifies the act of terrorism, and uses religion to justify its cause".[81]
2009Transgressor (School of the Holy Beast)SingaporeBanned because it "portrayed nuns as lesbians with depictions of sadomasochism as well as bondage in many of the scenes".[81]
2010Dr Lim Hock SiewSingaporeBanned due to similar reasons for the film Zahari's 17 Years[83]
2012Sex.Violence.FamilyValuesSingaporePorn Masala, the second story in Ken Kwek's compendium of three short films, was deemed "racially offensive and demeaning to Indians" by the Board of Film Censors.[84] The ban was subsequently lifted and the film's Singapore version released with edits in March 2013.[85] However, the film had not completed its Singapore theatrical run when it was banned by the Malaysian Board of Film Censors, who found it "obscene" and "insulting to local cultures".[86] The film was also withdrawn from the Asean International Film Festival & Awards, where it was due to be screened from Mar 28-30, 2013.[87]
2014To Singapore, With LoveSingaporeBanned because it allegedly undermined national security as "the individuals in the film have given distorted and untruthful accounts of how they came to leave Singapore and remain outside Singapore," and that "a number of these self-professed 'exiles' were members of, or had provided support to, the proscribed Communist Party of Malaya."[88]
2006The Da Vinci CodeSolomon IslandsPrime Minister Manasseh Sogavare stated that the film "undermines the very roots of Christianity in Solomon Islands."[89]
1971A Clockwork OrangeSouth KoreaBanned due to depictions of violence and gang rape. Has been lifted since.[28]
1973Last Tango in ParisSouth KoreaBanned for its strong sexual content.[28]
1975–1981Ban Geum-ryeonSouth KoreaThe South Korean director Kim Ki-young's film banned for six years, was released with 40 minutes cut.[90]
1979Apocalypse NowSouth KoreaDuring President Park Chung-hee's regime, the importation of the film was on hold because of its anti-war theme.[91]
1961-1977ViridianaSpainAlthough the Film Institute of Spain approved the film's submission to the Cannes Film Festival, after the Catholic Church expressed its indignation, the head of the Film Institute was fired and the film was banned under head of state Francisco Franco for sixteen years.[92]
2009Saw VISpainRated X and thus banned from regular, non-adult cinemas.[93][94]
2010A Serbian FilmSpainBanned due to extreme violence (contains a lot of sexually violent content).[95]
2006Aksharaya (Letter of Fire)Sri LankaThis film was banned for dealing with issues of incest, murder, and rape.[96]
1974–2001The Texas Chain Saw MassacreSwedenBanned due to high gore violence and cruelty.[28] Ban later lifted.
1983Hell of the Living DeadSweden[97] Released uncut on DVD in the mid-2000s[98]
1984–2005TenebreSwedenHigh impact scary violence. Re-released in an uncut version in 2005.[99]
1985Return of the Living DeadSwedenAlthough status remains unclear(?) the first two sequels have been released on DVD.[100]
1997Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next GenerationSwedenHigh impact scary violence and cruelty. Sony Pictures later released the film on DVD.[101][102]
1999Anna and the KingThailandBanned because could be construed as disrespectful towards the King of Thailand.[103]
2007All the Boys Love Mandy LaneThailandThis horror film was banned due to violence.[104]
2007HalloweenThailandThis remake of 1978 horror film of the same name was banned due to depictions of violence.[104]
2008Frontier(s)ThailandThis horror film was banned due to violence.[105]
2008Funny GamesThailand[104]
2009Zack and Miri Make a PornoThailandBanned by the Ministry of Culture due to sexual content (characters showing how to make their own pornographic video; teens may try to mimic).[106]
2010Saw VIThailandThis horror film was banned due to violence.[107]
2005HostelUkraineBanned because of promoting eastern European countries as buyers for people who capture and torture people for money. Owning the movie in private is still legal.[108]
2006Land of the DeadUkraineThe movie was banned due to high level violence and blood and gore. The movie also depicts the suffering and the agony of people who were forced to eat human flesh in Kharkiv during the German attack there in 1943.[109]
2007Hostel: Part IIUkraineSame reason as Hostel. People are allowed to own it on private DVD.[110]
2009BrünoUkraineHomosexual promoting themes and sex scenes.[111]
2009Saw VIUkraineThe movie contains scenes of brutal gory violence and torture. In the context of "Saw" franchise this is the only part that is banned. Thereby it is illegal to sell it or distribute, since visa is not given.[112]
2013Evil Dead (2013 film)UkraineThe movie was banned due to high level violence and blood, sexual and gore.
2010My iz budushchego 2 (We Are from the Future 2)Ukraine[113]
2010LamhaaUnited Arab EmiratesBanned because of its "objectionable content"; it did not receive a clearance certificate from the UAE Censors Board and was pulled from all UAE cinemas. This is the first Bollywood film to be banned in the UAE.[114]
2011The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)United KingdomSee List of films banned in the United Kingdom for more information.[115][116][117][118][119][120][121]
2001Green DragonVietnam(as of 2002)[122]
2002We Were SoldiersVietnam(as of 2002)[122]
1995Xich lo (Cyclo)Vietnam[123]
2012The Hunger GamesVietnamBanned because of extreme violence and killing.
1952-1977Ciguli MiguliYugoslaviaBanned for its satire of socialist bureaucracy. Issued a license for public showing only in 1977.[124]
1971-1987W.R.: Mysteries of the OrganismYugoslaviaBanned in Yugoslavia for 16 years.[125]

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