Banning movies never works. Here i will talk about top 10 most controversial movies of 2015. If anything, it draws more concentration to them, often undeservedly so. In 2015, we saw a number of films banned and/or in the news for a diversity of reasons. Below are top 10 most controversial movies of 2015.
Suffragette film, which tells a fictional story of a group of ladies fighting for the Suffrage movement in 20th century Britain, came under fire for a photoshoot the lead performers took part in. They wore shirts reading “I had rather be a rebel than a slave” and the pictures caused a Twitter firestorm. It is ranked at 10th number in the list of top 10 most controversial movie of 2015. In America the Black women did not take kindly to the terminology, generally associated with the Civil War.
‘Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief’
Directed by Alex Gibney
Gibney’s tell-all documentary was not too sort to its subject: the cult, er… Church of Scientology. It is ranked at 9th number in the list of top 10 most controversial movie of 2015. And Scientologists did the whole thing they could to discredit it, even taking out complete page ads in the New York Times and Los Angeles to denounce it. However the leader of the church David Miscavige and celebrity mascots John Travolta and Tom Cruise refused to be interviewed.
Starring: Kate Winslet, Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen
Written by Aaron Sorkin, this film is adapted from the biography of Walter Isaacson of the late Apple CEO and tech guru. However the project did not satisfy Apple CEO Tim Cook, who said any movie about his former colleague was “opportunistic.” Sorkin affected on a Conan appearance, calling the film a “labor of love.”
Top 7 Most Controversial Movie Of 2015
Starring: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace
The thriller movie, about a serial killer who preys on kids, was banned in the country of its setting: Russia. It is ranked at 7th number in the list of top 10 most controversial movie of 2015. The movie is fictitious, however Moscow felt it contained alterations of history it could not excuse. The chief opposition was how the government covers up the wrongdoings in the film, which takes place in Stalin period.
Starring: Rooney Mara, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Garrett Hedlund,
Producers of the most recent Peter Pan story came under the fire this year when they cast Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily. It is ranked at 6th number in the list of top 10 most controversial movie of 2015. Dissenters said there were precious some characters like this and casting a few of European heritage just perpetuated the invisibility of Native Americans in movies.
Top 5 Most Controversial Movie Of 2015
Starring: Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett
Truth tells the tale of the flawed sixty Minutes II report about then-President George W. Bush’s time in National Guard that cost producer Mary Mapes (Blanchett) and anchor Dan Rather (Redford) their jobs in the year 2004. The movie is sympathetic towards the news team, which did not sit well with CBS, who rejected to sell ad time to Sony for the film and disputed its veracity.
‘The Ridiculous 6’
Starring: Luke Wilson, Adam Sandler, Nick Nolte, Taylor Lautner
The latest Sandler film, set in the Wild West, reasoned a stir when it was reported that a team of Native American performers and the movie’s cultural adviser walked off the set because the screenplay was disrespectful and offensive. It is ranked at 4th number in the list of top 10 most controversial movie of 2015.
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper
Asian-Americans called Cameron Crowe’s new film “whitewashed” when it was disclosed Emma Stone would be playing a role who’s supposed to be a quarter Hawaiian and a quarter Asian. Crowe apologized for the perception, however defended his film. And Stone acknowledged her remorse as well.
Directed by Spike Lee
Spike Lee’s movies almost forever tick someone off, and this year it was the Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, who desired Lee to alter the name of his film so people would not be afraid to visit Chi-Town. It is ranked at 2nd number in the list of top 10 most controversial movie of 2015. Lee did not and the film about the female citizens of Chicago going on a sex strike over gun control rules, premiered as planned.
Directed by Gaspar Noé
Noé, a director recognized to push a button or three (Irreversible, Enter the Void), surely brought attention to his 2015 movie, Love. The film is filled with unsimulated sex, however that’s not all. Noé shot the film in 3D. However it was the poster of the film that generated the most heat earlier it screened at Cannes.