There have been some very popular movies that have been banned in countries all over the world.
Here are just a few:
1985 – Back To The Future – China
Banned because of the government’s belief that time travel is a dangerous element in fiction and because the actions of Marty McFly are highly inappropriate.
2006 – The Departed – China
Banned for a line suggesting that the government intends to use nuclear weapons on Taiwan (a sensitive political issue – never given permission to screen)
1979 – Monty Python’s Life Of Brian – Ireland
This comedy film by the Monty Python comedy team was banned because it was considered blasphemous. Ban lifted in 1987
2001 – Zoolander – Malaysia
In this comedy film, the title character Derek Zoolander visits Malaysia which is shown as impoverished and dependent on sweatshops. For this reason, Malaysia’s censorship board deemed it “definitely unsuitable”
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