Famous Movies That Have Been Banned All Over the World

There are numerous reasons why a movie could get banned anywhere. While most of these banned films have historical, political, and religious contexts that challenge the status quo, some are just extraordinarily violent.

We've collected a list of films that have been banned around the world, and some of them might really surprise you...

The Wolf of Wall Street

Martin Scorsese had a lot to say in this ceremoniously loved and equally hated film that came out in 2013. The Wolf of Wall Street follows a young stockbroker (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) who hits it big and loses his mind-blowing his newfound wealth. Scorsese packed this one full of drugs, sex, and partying, but he didn't lay off the corporate fat-cats who actually live and act this way in real life.


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The More You Know

  • The many parts turned down by Sean Connery include roles in The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, Indy IV and Blade Runner.
  • Iron Man first appeared in the Marvel Comic “Tales of Suspense” in 1963.
  • For Dr. Strangelove, Peter Sellers was paid $1 million, 55 percent of the film’s budget.
  • Tom Hanks helped pay for ‘Forrest Gump’
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