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1. Footloose (1984)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.5
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A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 52,129 | Gross: $80.00M

2. Chocolat (2000)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss

Votes: 151,259 | Gross: $71.31M

3. Shout (1991)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.0
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A new music teacher in a 1955 West Texas home for wayward boys brings new vision and hope for many of the interned boys.

Director: Jeffrey Hornaday | Stars: John Travolta, Jamie Walters, Heather Graham, Richard Jordan

Votes: 1,525 | Gross: $3.55M

4. Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

8.0
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A documentary analyzing the furore which so-called "video nasties" caused in Britain during the 1980s.

Director: Jake West | Stars: Julian Petley, Marc Morris, Andy Nyman, Xavier Mendik

Votes: 829

5. The Quare Fellow (1962)

85 min | Drama

6.8
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Thomas Crimmins is a new warder, or guard, in an Irish prison. He is young, naive, and idealistic, determined to serve his country by his part in meting out justice to criminals. His ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Sylvia Syms, Walter Macken, Dermot Kelly

Votes: 249

6. I'm Losing My Temper (1974)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

6.4
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Pierre Durois is a bumbling school teacher with an eye for the older female students; his father is a reputable surgeon who is running for Mayor. There's a film shooting crew in town and ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Zidi | Stars: Pierre Richard, Jane Birkin, Claude Piéplu, Jean Martin

Votes: 789

7. Bizarre, Bizarre (1937)

84 min | Comedy

7.6
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A French farce set in Victorian London where a botanist and his wife get into trouble when they pretend to go missing in order to hide from their sanctimonious cousin -- an Anglican bishop who is leading a campaign against such writing.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Louis Jouvet, Françoise Rosay, Michel Simon, Jean-Pierre Aumont

Votes: 1,280

8. Firing Line (1966–1999)

120 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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A debate program hosted by conservative pundit William F. Buckley who verbally sparred with many notable figures of the 20th century.

Stars: William F. Buckley, Michael Kinsley, Jeff Greenfield, C. Dickerman Williams

Votes: 46

9. X-Rated (2004 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Documentary

7.3
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A history of movies which have been certified with adult ratings by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) from 1951 when the 'X' Certificate was invented, right up until the present day of '18' and 'R18'.

Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Dewe Mathews, Ken Penry, Robin Askwith

Votes: 29

10. Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005 Video)

R | 52 min | Documentary

7.4
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An in-depth analysis of the "Video Nasty" scandal of the early 1980s in Britain.

Director: David Gregory | Stars: Chris Theobald, Norman Abbott, Barrie Gold, Bill Best

Votes: 209

11. Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Documents the rise of Mary Whitehouse during the 1960's, and the relationship between her and Sir Hugh Carleton Greene, the Director General of the BBC.

Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Julie Walters, Alun Armstrong, Hugh Bonneville, Georgie Glen

Votes: 249

12. Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006 Video)

R | 46 min | Documentary

7.2
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An investigation of UK video censorship after the video recordings act was introduced.

Director: David Gregory | Stars: Chris Theobald, Mary Whitehouse, Graham Bright, Ken Penry

Votes: 120

13. Empire of the Censors (1995 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

8.1
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The history of film and video censorship in Great Britain.

Director: Saskia Baron | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Tom Dewe Mathews, Derek Hill, Jeffrey Richards

Votes: 79

14. Sex and Fame: The Mary Millington Story (1996)

52 min | Documentary, Biography

6.7
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An informative documentary film celebrating the life of 1970s British sex symbol, Mary Millington (who died in 1979). Interviews with her friends and colleagues are interspersed with ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Adamson | Stars: Mary Millington, John M. East, John Lindsay, Simon Sheridan

Votes: 15

15. Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

6.7
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Rare documentary about Video Nasties and film, video and internet censorship in the UK. Was first screened as part of Channel 4's controversial "Banned Weekend" which focused on films and ... See full summary »

Director: David Kenny | Stars: Tom Dewe Mathews, Jack Sargeant, Nigel Wingrove, John Beyer

Votes: 26

16. Dam Street (2005)

93 min | Drama

6.9
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Loneliness, saving face, and public mores. In 1983 in China, Yun is a bright schoolgirl who gets pregnant. She's expelled, her boyfriend leaves town, and her mother arranges the baby's ... See full summary »

Director: Yu Li | Stars: Xingrao Huang, Kechun Li, Yi Liu, Yizhu Wang

Votes: 220

17. Banned in the UK (2005– )

60 min | Documentary

6.9
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Stars: Sheryl Garratt, Muriel Gray, John Hassey, Iain Lee

Votes: 15

18. Sauerkraut (1992–1993)

25 min | Animation

7.4
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Stars: Florian Halm, Michael Wuschik, Katrin Fröhlich, Michael Habeck

Votes: 9

19. Damned in the U.S.A. (1992)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary

6.2
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A documentary about censorship in America.

Director: Paul Yule | Stars: Jimmy Tingle, David J. Albanese, Dennis Barrie, Luther Campbell

Votes: 45

20. Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed America (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, History

6.8
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Director: Clive Maltby | Stars: Edward Asner, Zeke Alpern, Al Bardelli, Edward Behr

Votes: 11

21. The Last Days of the Board (1999 TV Movie)

60 min

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A look at the last days of James Ferman's rule as Chief Censor of the British Board of Film Classification.

Stars: David Alton, Ray Brady, Robin Duval, Richard Falcon

22. Deliver Us from Evil (2000 TV Movie)

43 min | Documentary

8.0
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An obsessed film student captures the sick twisted events that occur in his life and the lives of the people around him, leading up to an actual exorsism.

Votes: 5

23. Banned in the UK (2005– )
Episode: 1995-1999 (2005)

Documentary

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Controversy and censorship 1995-99, includes CRASH and KIDS, alcopops, Beaver Espania ad, corporal punishment, gays in the army, the Sensations and Mapplethorpe exhibits, David Hamilton's ... See full summary »

Stars: John Beyer, Louisa Buck, Garry Bushell, Matthew Collings

24. Timeshift (2002– )
Episode: Dear Censor... The secret archive of the British Board of Film Classification (2011)

59 min | Documentary

7.5
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A look at the files of the BBFC, which examines the relationship between the censor and the filmmakers.

Director: Matt Pelly | Stars: Craig Lapper, Matthew Sweet, A.T.L. Watkins, Christopher Frayling

Votes: 21

25. Banned in the UK (2005– )
Episode: Early '90s (2005)

Documentary

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Controversy and censorship from 1990 to 1995, including the Spanner trial, mad cow disease, dangerous dogs, the Boy Meets Girl ban, badly behaved footballers, and Savoy Publishing's prosecution for Lord Horror and Meng and Ecker comics.

Stars: Ray Brady, Garry Bushell, Avedon Carol, Kelly Cates

26. Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)
Episode: Episode dated 31 December 1951 (1951)

History, News

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Huie and Hazlitt interview philosopher and author Charles Francis Potter on the decline of morality in the United States.

Stars: Henry Hazlitt, William Bradford Huie, Frank Knight, Charles Francis Potter

27. Panorama (1953– )
Episode: Have I Got Bad Language for You? (2009)

30 min | Documentary, News

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After recent BBC controversies, comedian Frank Skinner explores the boundaries of acceptable language on British television.

Stars: Jeremy Vine, Frank Skinner, Chris Banatvala, Julian Bellamy

28. Sex in the 70s (2005– )
Episode: The King of Soho (2005)

Documentary

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Looks at the life of Britain's most successful pornographer. It follows his rise from the nude clubs of the 50's, through to the top-shelf magazines of the 70's, and the constant battles with censorship.

Director: Louise Osmond | Stars: Martin Freeman, Paul Raymond, Gay Dawn, Peter J. Elliott