Controversial Films of the 90s

I am trying to create the ultimate list of controversial films from 1990 - 1999. I f you see a film missing from the list which should be included leave a comment.
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1.
Henry & June (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding... (136 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
“ This very good biopic is said to be one of first major studio releases to receive an NC-17 certificate in the US. It was sex scenes that influenced the MPAA in their decision making. ” - ninjaalexs
 
2.
The Ages of Lulu (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The story of a young woman's descent into the kinky and dangerous sexual underground in Madrid. (95 mins.)
Director: Bigas Luna
“ Graphic sex scenes offended some. ” - ninjaalexs
 
3.
Goodfellas (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ This now considered classic film, attracted complaints for its violence and very frequent strong language - it is one of the top movies for featuring the most F words. It also unfairly lost out on some Oscars to "Dances with Wolves"; most notably the best picture Oscar. ” - ninjaalexs
 
4.
Zandalee (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband... (100 mins.)
Director: Sam Pillsbury
“ This film was originally NC-17 rated in its uncut form, due to some sex scenes. It's a fairly mediocre film. ” - ninjaalexs
 
5.
JFK (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story. (189 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ This film was a blockbuster, but attracted criticism for its magic bullet theory. ” - ninjaalexs
 
6.
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system. (91 mins.)
Director: Simon Nam
“ This incredibly violent film was originally banned in Ireland and was criticised for its violence wherever it was screened. The film did the rounds on VHS tape and the rumours about the film's violent scenes became a talking point, amongst fans, much of what was shown was exaggerated through word of mouth. ” - ninjaalexs
 
7.
Naked Killer (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A young woman is trained by a martial arts specialist to become a professional assassin. (100 mins.)
“ Naked Killer - This Category 3 reinterpretation of "Basic Instinct" was criticised for its sex and violence. ” - ninjaalexs
 
8.
Child's Play 3 (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Chucky, the doll possessed by a serial killer, returns for revenge against Andy, the young boy who defeated him and who has since become a teenager. (90 mins.)
Director: Jack Bender
“ This mediocre horror film was said to have influenced a child murder in the UK. This lead to the film being withdrawn by the distributor. Many years later it was proven to have not been linked. It was re-released uncut in the UK in 2000 for VHS and DVD. ” - ninjaalexs
 
9.
Mikey (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A seemingly innocent and sweet little boy causes murder and mayhem in his new neighborhood and falls for the teenage girl next-door. (90 mins.)
“ Like, "Child's Play 3", this horror film was banned in the UK, due to it coinciding with the "Jamie Bulger" murders. A film about a child killer seemed inappropriate. It has been released in Ireland uncut, but so far a distributor hasn't released it in the UK. ” - ninjaalexs
 
10.
La Blue Girl 3 (1992 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Sex Ninjas Must Die! Miko Mido answers the call of the wild, to become a mistress of martial arts sexcraft! In these erotic episodes, Miko discovers that she is the last in a line of supernatural sex ninjas. (45 mins.)
“ A controversial anime. It was banned in the UK, due to its explicit sex scenes. ” - ninjaalexs
 
11.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. (99 mins.)
“ It was mainly the film's violence that drew complaints. It was cut or banned in some countries. It is now considered a modern classic. ” - ninjaalexs
 
12.
Basic Instinct (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A violent, suspended police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive woman could be involved. (127 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ The combination of sex and violence, and negative portrayal of lesbians were all criticised. ” - ninjaalexs
 
13.
Aladdin (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her. (90 mins.)
“ This Disney film was said by some to enforce old, negative, racial stereotypes of Arabic people. ” - ninjaalexs
 
14.
Man Bites Dog (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand. (95 mins.)
“ This Belgian black comedy gained complaints for its extreme violence and disturbing nature. It has been edited or banned in some countries. ” - ninjaalexs
 
15.
Romper Stomper (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of skinheads become alarmed at the way their neighbourhood is changing. (94 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Wright
“ This tale of violent skinheads drew some complaints for its violence. ” - ninjaalexs
 
16.
Bitter Moon (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
British couple Fiona and Nigel Dobson are sailing to Istanbul en route to India. They encounter a beautiful French woman... (139 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Some objected to the S&M scenes. It received mixed reviews from critics. ” - ninjaalexs
 
17.
Bad Lieutenant (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness. (96 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
“ This excellent and dark film was cut in many countries. ” - ninjaalexs
 
18.
The Lover (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other. (115 mins.)
“ It's hard to see what the fuss was about now, but some people had a problem with the subject matter and sex scenes. ” - ninjaalexs
 
19.
Boxing Helena (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A surgeon becomes obsessed with the seductive woman he once was in an affair with. Refusing to accept that she has moved on, he amputates her limbs and holds her captive in his mansion. (107 mins.)
“ This flop was criticised by feminists and film critics for its "misogynistic" and sexual storyline. ” - ninjaalexs
 
20.
Naked Killer 2 (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
When a cunning lawyer is set free after raping a model, the victim's best friend seeks revenge with the help of her triad boyfriend. (97 mins.)
“ Naked Killer 2 - this sequel was banned in some countries, including the UK, it was later released in the UK with heavy cuts. ” - ninjaalexs
 
21.
The Eight Immortals Restaurant: The Untold Story (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Cops investigate a criminal running an unsuspecting restaurant, while trying to trace the steps back to how he ended up running it suddenly. (96 mins.)
“ The Untold Story - one of the most notorious Category 3 Hong Kong films. A graphic scene involving chopsticks and the fact it was based on a real life murder case are some of the controversial aspects. ” - ninjaalexs
 
22.
The Blue Kite (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
On Dry Well Lane in Beijing in 1953, Chen Shujuan and Lin Shaolong marry. A year later their son, nicknamed Tietou (Iron Head)... (140 mins.)
“ Banned in mainland China by the government. The film has won critical acclaim outside China. ” - ninjaalexs
 
23.
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years. (171 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
“ In China it was banned due to homosexual themes and negative portrayal of communism. It has become critically acclaimed and awarded outside China. ” - ninjaalexs
 
24.
Bandit Queen (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994... (119 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
“ Originally banned in India for its strong scenes of sex, violence and nudity. It's an excellent film. ” - ninjaalexs
 
25.
Natural Born Killers (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media. (118 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ This violent, but stylish film was said to have influenced some real life murders. This lead to the film being banned\unreleased until the court case was over and it was proven to have been unlinked. The film was cut for an R-Rating on its original release. ” - ninjaalexs
 
26.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
“ This film is obviously very highly acclaimed, but at the time of its release many critics and "pressure groups" questioned the violence, frequent strong language and drug scenes. ” - ninjaalexs
 
27.
Boy Meets Girl (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A man meets a woman in a bar, the two go back to her flat and begin watching porno films. The man passes out and wakes to find himself strapped to a dentist chair. The woman, along with her accomplice begin to torture the man. (93 mins.)
Director: Ray Brady
“ Banned in the UK on its initial release. It was unbanned and released on DVD eventually. ” - ninjaalexs
 
28.
Frisk (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A first person narrative of the exploits of a gay serial killer in deeply disturbing, controversial drama about violence... (88 mins.)
Director: Todd Verow
“ This film was banned in the UK. They objected to its mix of sex and violence and its snuff theme. ” - ninjaalexs
 
29.
Showgirls (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Nomi, a young drifter, arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become the top of the Vegas showgirls. (128 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ This film drew complaints for its frequent sex scenes and nudity. Some critics consider it to be one of the worst films ever made; if you meet it on its own level it's actually good fun. ” - ninjaalexs
 
30.
Kids (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A day in the life of a group of teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking, and deflowering virgins. (91 mins.)
Director: Larry Clark
“ A film about teenagers taking drugs, having sex and generally behaving badly drew many complaints over its questionable content. The film has been copied many times since and actually looks a bit dated now. ” - ninjaalexs
 
31.
Fire (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Ashok runs a family business that sells takeout food that also has a video rental store at the side... (108 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
“ Controversial in its native India for being one of the first films to show a Lesbian relationship in detail and in a non-critical way. It received praise in other countries. ” - ninjaalexs
 
32.
Breaking the Waves (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another. (159 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
“ Some considered this film to be blasphemous. The film's use of frequent sex scenes and nudity attracted some complaints. ” - ninjaalexs
 
33.
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A partially idealized film of the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech for all people. (129 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ After its release, the film was attacked by anti-porn feminists. Some articles were published attacking the film. This is said to have prevented the film winning an academy award. ” - ninjaalexs
 
34.
Crash (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife. (100 mins.)
“ It was the combination of sex, violence and fetishism that disgusted viewers and critics alike. It went onto gain a bit of a cult following since its release. ” - ninjaalexs
 
35.
Trainspotting (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ The film's explicit scene of heroin use drew debate, as to whether the film glamorised and promoted drugs. It was initially edited in the UK for video, but was shown uncut on TV. ” - ninjaalexs
 
36.
Freeway (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A twisted take on 'Little Red Riding Hood' with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker traveling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer/pedophile. (102 mins.)
Director: Matthew Bright
“ Originally rated NC-17 due to its vulgar language. In the UK it was cut on its original video release. It was also initially refused a certificate in Australia (later it was reclassified R18+). ” - ninjaalexs
 
37.
Funny Games (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement. (108 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ This film is certainly extreme and disturbing. The main criticisms were for its bleak ending and nihilistic nature. ” - ninjaalexs
 
38.
Lolita (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter. (137 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
“ The book was controversial, Kubrick's 1962 film was controversial and so was this more explicit film version. ” - ninjaalexs
 
39.
Jidu hanleng (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young performance artist decides to make his own suicide his last work of art. On the longest day of the year... (99 mins.)
Director: Wu Ming
“ Frozen - was smuggled out of China after it was banned. ” - ninjaalexs
 
40.
The Idiots (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The group of people gather at the house in Copenhagen suburb to break all the limitations and to bring out the "inner idiot" in themselves. (117 mins.)
“ An explicit orgy scene and actors pretending to mentally and physically handicapped caused offence. ” - ninjaalexs
 
41.
I Stand Alone (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A horse meat butcher's life and mind begins to breakdown as he lashes out against various factions of society while attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter. (93 mins.)
Director: Gaspar Noé
“ Most of Gaspar Noe's film are controversial and this film was cut in many countries. ” - ninjaalexs
 
42.
Kite (1998 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
She may be cute. She may be young. She may seem innocent and naive, but don't be fooled. She's a cold-blooded killer... (50 mins.)
Director: Yasuomi Umetsu
“ This anime drew some complaints for its violence and sexual scenes. It was banned in Norway. ” - ninjaalexs
 
43.
Bulworth (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture. (108 mins.)
Director: Warren Beatty
“ The main controversy was a white politician, impersoantes a black rapper and uses some inflammatory, racial language. The film also contains over 100 F-Words. ” - ninjaalexs
 
44.
Happiness (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection. (134 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
“ This dark, dark comedy was bound to offend some, anyone who has seen the film knows why. ” - ninjaalexs
 
45.
The Acid House (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Three twisted tales of abuse, drugs, displaced personalities and insect life by Scottish writer Irvine Welsh. (111 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
“ The British press criticised this film as it features a foul mouthed representation of God. There is also some sex scenes, drug use and a lot of strong language shown. It's actually a very good film. ” - ninjaalexs
 
46.
Toto Who Lived Twice (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The film has three stories. First is about local village idiot Paletta, who can not afford the services... (93 mins.)
“ This Italian film was considered blasphemous and was boycotted by the some Catholic organizations. ” - ninjaalexs
 
47.
Dogma (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loop-hole and reenter Heaven. (130 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
“ This comedy film drew complaints from the catholic church and was considered blasphemous. ” - ninjaalexs
 
48.
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
When the four boys see an R-rated movie featuring Canadians Terrance & Phillip, they are pronounced "corrupted", and their parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada. (81 mins.)
Director: Trey Parker
“ The vulgarity and swearing drew complaints. The representation of Saddam Hussein as Satan's lover was criticised. ” - ninjaalexs
 
49.
Stigmata (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
When a young woman becomes afflicted by stigmata, a priest is sent to investigate her case, which may have severe ramifications for his faith and for the Catholic Church itself. (103 mins.)
“ This horror film drew criticisms from the Catholic Church. The main criticism was it was heavily critical of the Catholic Church and some of its secret practices. Some said it also encouraged the "myth" of stigmata. ” - ninjaalexs
 
50.
Brigands (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
“ This was only controversial in Italy.

"Was suspended 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." ” - ninjaalexs
 
51.
Romance (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him - a schoolteacher... (84 mins.)
“ Scenes of explicit, real sex and a graphic birthing scene drew complaints. The film was banned in some countries. ” - ninjaalexs
 
52.
Lies (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A conscious exploration of fantasy and flesh. The director talks about the novel upon which the film is based... (112 mins.)
Director: Sun-Woo Jang
“ This Korean films drew complaints for its fetishistic sex scenes. ” - ninjaalexs
 
53.
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him. (159 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Some censorship boards objected to the sex scenes. ” - ninjaalexs