Forbidden Films: Research reveals the 29 movies BANNED in Canada

Forbidden Films: Research reveals the 29 movies BANNED in Canada

 

New research reveals that Canada ranks in the top 10 countries with the most banned films.
Below is a list of films that were once banned, or are still banned in Canada

Film 

Year banned

Reason

Little Caesar

1931

Criminal content

Thugs with Dirty Mugs

1939

Criminal content

Scarlet Street

1946

Criminal content

The Wild One

1953

Criminal content

The Life of Emile Zola

1937

Political

On est au Coton

1970

Political

Warrendale

1967

Profanity

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

1967

Religious

Damaged Goods

1916

Sexual content

Wicked Lady

1946

Sexual content

Forever Amber

1947

Sexual content

Tom Jones

1963

Sexual content

Romeo and Juliet

1968

Sexual content

Women in Love

1970

Sexual content

Pink Flamingos

1972

Sexual content

Heavy Traffic

1973

Sexual content

Pretty Baby

1978

Sexual content

Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens

1979

Sexual content

The Tin Drum

1980

Sexual content

Not a Love Story

1981

Sexual content

Beau-père

1981

Sexual content

Blue Velvet

1986

Sexual content

Exit to Eden

1994

Sexual content

Day of the Dead

1985

Violent content

Death Scenes

1989-1993

Violent content

Bumfights

2006

Violent content

A Clockwork Orange

1971

Violent/sexual content

Caligula

1980

Violent/Sexual content

I Spit on Your Grave

1983

Violent/Sexual content


The top ten films banned in the most countries around the world are:

Rank

Film

No. of countries banned in 

1

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

11

2

Last Tango in Paris

7

2

The Last Temptation of Christ

7

2

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

7

2

Noah

7

2

Fifty Shades of Grey

7

2

A Clockwork Orange

7

2

The Da Vinci Code

7

9

Cannibal Holocaust

6

9

Monty Python's Life of Brian

6


And the top five reasons for films being banned globally are…

Reason for banning

Number of films

Percentage of films banned for this reason

Political reasons

335

38.4%

Sexual content

214

24.5%

Violent content

198

22.7%

Religious reasons

65

7.5%

Criminal content

19

2.2%