In our today's top, we have included paintings around which the most violent passions seethed at one time. Some were treated kindly by the critics, but "omitted" by the audience, while others, on the contrary, were to the liking of ordinary filmmakers, but caused terrible indignation among experts to criticize with experience. But, one way or another, our top 25 includes only those films that have passed a lot of various film festivals, do not belong to the category of pornography and with a rating on KinoPoisk higher than 4.5.
That is why the list does not include "Human Centipedes", which have a low rating, and such blockbusters as Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs", "Pulp Fiction", etc. There were no scandals around them, no matter how anyone said a lot, because they liked both the critics and the viewer, so there was no one to scandalize, and separate "pummeling" did not count.
So let's start, ladies and gentlemen. And the first place on our list rightfully belongs to the brainchild of Stanley Kubrick, a non-standard for the whole head ...
1. A Clockwork Orange (1971), USA, England, KP 8.0
Science fiction, drama, crime.
Directed by Stanley Kubrick, in ch. starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Maggie, Michael Bates and others
Young moron Alex is the hero of Malcolm McDowell, a frequenter of scandalous films, in fact, a real scumbag on his head. He loves to scoff at all living things that fall under his arm. And what of the living most often comes to hand to people in the human world? Well, of course people!
As a ringleader in the gang, he arranges acts of so-called "ultra-violence" for his victims, but his "ultra-violent" epic does not last long. The moron quickly ends up in a slammer, and there he already on his own skin will have to experience this very "ultra-violence" on himself. Only now, oddly enough, on the part of the state, which has decided to test a kind of "ultrarehabilitation" program on it.
2. Devils (1971), USA, England, KP rating 7.8
Genre: Drama, Biography, History.
Directed by Ken Russell, at chap. starring Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Dudley Sutton and others
When you were born a ladies' man and lead a dissolute life, you should be ready for anything. And including the fact that even the nuns from the monastery will desire you so much that the Inquisition will seize you for it, which at the beginning will torture you utterly, and then ...
In short, this is a must see!
Better, on the contrary, not to see ...
3. Brian's Life after Monty Python (1979), England, KP 7.8
Directed by Terry Jones, at chap. starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and others
And Brian managed to be born next door to baby Jesus. And the wise men should be slightly mistaken with the calculations by the stars. And now all poor Brian are mistaken for the messiah, while he is just a simple Jewish man in the street, having nothing to do with everything that is attributed to him.
At one time, the comedy caused a strong resonance in church circles, and believers around the world were amazed at how you can mock the "life of the son of God." Only this doesn't make the comedy “funnier”.
4. Tin drum (1979), Germany, Poland, France, Yugoslavia, rating KP 7.7
Genre: Drama, Military.
Director Volker Schlondorf, in ch. starring David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler and others
The film tells about the years of formation of the National Socialist Party in Germany. Raazkaz is being conducted on behalf of a little boy who managed to be born in this dashing time.
The film contains scenes of sexual intercourse with the participation of a young boy, and therefore in 1997 the American fundamentalist religious organization declared the film "child pornography." It is still not clear where to rank this "masterpiece" of German filmmakers, but it is known for certain that the film was sold out on cassettes and discs in thousands of copies. Are there really so many adherents of pedophilia on Mother Earth?
5. Lolita (1997), France, USA, KP rating 7.6
Genre: drama, melodrama.
Directed by Adrian Lyne, in ch. starring Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella and others
A screen adaptation of Nabokov's immortal and scandalous novel, in which a big adult uncle fell in love very much with a little young girl, so much so that he could not endure until she comes of age ...
Hollywood is always going to extremes and filming everything that causes a strong resonance in society. Still would. In most cases, people who are not versed in the topic are very interested in going to the cinema and looking at what the critics are raving about. Therefore, such films are guaranteed success in advance.
In general, of course, the man came up with a good idea. Marry a mother to get on her daughter ... Hmmm. And it is not clear who is to blame for everything here - the man himself, or the daughter's mother. In Nabokov's opinion, it's love ... Complete nonsense ...
6. Blue Velvet (1986), USA, KP 7.5
Genre: thriller, drama, detective.
Directed by David Lynch, at chap. starring Isabella Rossellini, Kyle McLachlan, Dennis Hopper and others
The father of a young guy Jeffrey Beaumont suffers a stroke, and after leaving college he is forced to return to his hometown. And when he returns, he sees that many changes have taken place in the town without him. At least during his childhood, severed human ears were not lying on the lawns.
Turning his ear to the police (no matter how funny it sounds, but it is) he stumbles upon the complete failure of law enforcement agencies, he himself begins to look for the owner of the ear. And the search for him does not turn on to the better side of the town.
The film features scenes of such cruel and perverse sex that Lynch's presence behind the camera can be felt a mile away.
7. Last tango in Paris (1972), Italy, France, KP 7.5 rating
Genre: melodrama, drama.
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, in ch. Starring Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Mickey, Giovanna Galletti and others
Another example of strange love between different age groups.
He is a man of years, to be more precise, at the age of 45, still desperately in love with his newly deceased wife. She is almost a youngster, drying in her own way, also to a young and, oddly enough, a living and healthy groom. But, meanwhile, between these two (the elderly and the youngster) a whirlwind romance is twisted, soaked through with sex ...
Damn ... At least the man's wife is already dead. What does this fool want?
8. Irreversible (2002), France, KP 7.1
Genre: thriller, drama, melodrama, crime, detective.
Directed by Gaspard Noe, in ch. starring Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel and others.
Monica Bellucci's heroine was walking along the underground passage, when she was suddenly raped so severely that she died overnight. And to the trouble of the rapist, the young woman turned out to be a very vindictive and cocky guy who will definitely find the killer and cut off his yasha-yasha-don-spoil him!
Only everything happens in the film, for some reason, on the contrary. And the scene of the rape itself was filmed with such believable cruelty that some right in the cinema were sick of horror ...
9. Mum! (2017), USA, KP 7.1
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller.
Director Darren Aronofsky, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer and others
When a whole bunch of uninvited and unfamiliar guests break into your house overnight, expect trouble. Just wait - no time. Events are developing with frightening speed and overnight you just do not know where to go and how to stop it all. And there will be something to stop. And where are the police when they are needed?
The film came under severe pressure from critics because of the constant reference to the pages of the Bible. And eating babies, in general, is not very good either ...
10. Pretty Child (1977), USA, CP rating 6.8
Directed by Louis Malle, in ch. starring Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon and others
The directors are simply drawn to shoot nudity with children. And this masterpiece is no exception. In the center of the plot is the heroine of twelve-year-old Brooke Shields - Violet, who grew up and was raised by whores in a brothel all her life. She had never seen any other life, and therefore purposefully prepares for her first copulation. As if it should be.
But now a shy guy, no less "advanced on his head," appears, who takes a young girl to live "family life". But, as it turns out, Violet is simply not adapted to life outside the brothel ...
11. Empire of the Senses (1976), France, Japan, CP 6.8
Genre: melodrama, horror, thriller, drama, biography.
Directed by Nagisa Oshima, in ch. starring Tatsuya Fuji, Eiko Matsuda, Aoi Nakajima and others.
What happens when a young maid joins your mansion? Of course, you fall in love with her. And then what? Of course, you spit on your wife, rent an apartment and have hard sex with this maid. And then what? When simple sex no longer interferes you begin to practice BDSM. And then what? Well, in the end, either you will be strangled or you will be done with her. Who gets lucky? See the picture.
Hmm. When they choke you, stop words don't help. It was necessary to think about this matter in advance ...
12. Antichrist (2009), Denmark, Germany, Sweden, France, Italy, Poland, KP 6.6
Genre: Horror, Drama
Director Lars von Trier, in chap. Starring Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Akecke Salstrom.
I wonder if it is possible to consider that the child falls out of the window while the husband and wife are having sex, negligent murder? The court does not think so. But both spouses disagree. They leave for the city to correct their shaky psyche, but there they are overtaken by a terrible and inexorable retribution.
Having completely gone off the reels, they begin to create indecent ...
13. Car Crash (1996), England, Canada, KP 6.5
Directed by David Cronenberg, at chap. starring James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas and others
Cronenberg is generally distinguished by his somewhat strange outlook on things. So, at the expense of sex, he has his own point of view in this case. Or, at least, the heroes of his film. They believe that you can only experience all the feelings of sexual intercourse while driving.
Our poor ancestors! How did they survive in a time when there were no cars? Their sex was boring, gray and wretched.
But it is safe ...
14. I'm Curious - Film in Yellow (1967), Sweden, KP 6.4
Director, chap. starring Lena Nyman, Wilgot Schoman, Borje Alstedt and others.
Lena is a child of her time, and believes that from this time she needs to take everything. And to talk with Martin Luther King, and to participate in protest rallies and much more to do. And most importantly, as it turned out, she urgently needs a married man to have her this way and that ...
By the way, who cares, the film still has a sequel: "I'm curious - the film is in blue."
15. Kids (1995), USA, KP 6.3
Directed by Larry Clarke, in ch. starring Leo Fitzpatrick, Sarah Henderson, Justin Pierce and others
Another film about which everyone was screaming: "Child pornography!" And what is there, excuse me, "pornographic"? If people did not sit up to their ears in their smartphones and did not go headlong into themselves and their petty problems, they would have noticed that things are happening around and worse, and children today behave like goodies only with their parents ...
Of course, this does not apply to everyone, but it is not superfluous for any mom or dad to think and watch their own children ...
16. The Last House on the Left (1972), USA, KP 6.1
Genre: horror, crime, thriller, drama.
Directed by Wes Craven, at chap. starring Sandra Peabadi, Lucy Grantham, David Hess, Fred J. Lincoln and others
A film that got its "scandal" not because of "child nudity", "age differences" and "open sex", but because of excessive cruelty. Since 1984, this tape has been on the famous list of video abominations of all times and peoples, but, meanwhile, a sequel was recently filmed on it, which passed in theaters with a bang.
The scenes of two young girls being tortured to death will keep a person with a shaky psyche from falling asleep for a long time. Therefore, you should think carefully before proceeding to viewing this film.
17. Caligula (1979), Italy, USA, KP 6.0
Genre: Historical, Drama.
Directed by Tinto Brass, Bob Guccione, Giancarlo Louis, in ch. starring Malcolm McDowell, Teresa Ann Savoy, Guido Mannari and others
The scenes of naked sex in "Caligula" do not give rest to critics to this day. Was it necessary to shoot SUCH or not? The director decided what was needed. Well, the audience unanimously decided what to watch. Indeed, I feel sorry for the directors and actors, who worked so hard over this masterpiece.
But, to be honest, the film has absolutely no semantic meaning. Yes, at that time, debauchery and cruelty reigned everywhere, not only in the highest Roman circles. So why poke it in the face? Yes, besides, even with such obvious overdoing?
18. Elena in a box (1992), USA, rating KP 6.0
Genre: thriller, drama, detective, melodrama.
Directed by Jennifer Lynch, in ch. starring Julian Sands, Sherilyn Fenn, Bill Paxton, Kurtwood Smith and others
How to get yourself the beauty you want so much? The film shows that nothing is needed at all: to drive her under a passing car, and then, dragging her home, chop off her arms and legs.
And then you can use, use and use again. Lynch's daughter is good at fiction, isn't she? All daddy ...
19. Brown rabbit (2003), Japan, USA, KP 5.6 rating
Moderator Vincent Gallo, in ch. starring Vincent Gallo, Chloe Sevigny, Cheryl Tiegs and others
They are motorcycle racers, they can only handle motorcycles perfectly. But with women they have only problems. And no matter how it is around full of all sorts of and, moreover, accessible beauties, but really Bud Clay turns on only one. But everything is so complicated with her.
The drama as a drama turned out to be some kind of, if I may say so, "dramatized". And finally everything was spoiled by the ending, according to critics, of a clearly pornographic nature. Meanwhile, the film was screened in Cannes, where, after watching, some were struck by screams and stomping ...
20. Salo, or 120 days of Sodom (1975), Italy, France, rating KP 5.5
Genre: Drama, Military, Horror.
Director Pier Paolo Pasolini, in ch. starring Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle and others.
The Nazis are still inventors. The most advanced of them had fun, they had so much fun. Somewhere in the mansion they pull off young boys and girls who are attracted to them, at whom they mock so that they pull to tear.
The film is very violent and nasty. And the scenes where they all eat feces in a crowd with pleasure ... No, it's better not to see it ...
21. 9 songs (2004), England, CP 5.3
Genre: melodrama, drama, music.
Directed by Michael Winterbottom, at chap. Starring Kieran O'Brien, Margot Stillly, Huve Banford and others
Another drama with "elements" of eroticism, which made everyone vomit in Cannes. Moreover, these "elements" are a dime a dozen there. And they alternate in the following sequence: 1 song - the first "element", then - the second song and the second "element" and so on, until after the final 9th song the credits go.
And all would be fine, but just add a little sense to the film. Well, there is no need to talk about the "elements" that are nothing more than blatant porn. An amateur movie ... Light porn.
Although the picture was never recognized as pornography. So, you have a chance to watch the cinematic paradox in its purest form.
22. Necromantic (1987), FRG, KP 5.2 rating
Director Jorg Buttgereit, in chap. starring Daktari Lorenz, Beatrice Manowski, Harald Lundt, etc.
This is one of those cases when everything becomes very clear even without explanation. You just need to read the title and watch the trailer. Therefore, let us not uselessly crush water in a mortar. The director, sick in his head, conveyed everything he wanted to the viewer in his short video announcement.
23. Serbian film (2010), Serbia, rating KP 5.0
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Detective.
Director Srdjan Spasojevic, in ch. starring Srdjan Todorovich, Sergey Trifunovich, Elena Gavrilovich and others.
The political overtones of this vile picture are stung from a mile away. But even in comparison with politics, what is shown in the film is pure delirium of a patient to the full head of a madman. Give the pervert a pen and a piece of paper, and he'll give you one. Take off, I don't want to!
The scene of copulation of a healthy man with a newborn baby deserves a special mention. What do you think? Can a normal person come up with such a thing? And having come up with, and also shoot in order to show everyone your crazy thoughts?
24. Dissolute childhood (1977), Italy, Germany, rating KP 4.9
Genre: melodrama, drama.
Director Pierre Giuseppe Murgia, in ch. Starring Lara Wendel, Eva Yonesco, Martin Lob.
The film tells about the sexual maturation of adolescents. In the center of the plot is a certain love triangle of two 12-year-old girls and a guy who, from the very first seconds, is presented to us in all juice and with naked genitals.
An idiotic attempt to film a dramatic erotic melodrama with the participation of youngsters. And the film was shot. But who will watch IT? Small children shouldn't watch that. It's too late for adults. Complete nonsense. And the meaning is zero. Everything is naive and delusional.
Invented only to shoot naked teenagers ...
25. Bloodsucking Freaks, USA, CP 4.8
Genre: Comedy, Horror.
Directed by Joel M. Reid, at chap. starring Seamus O'Brien, Viju Cream, Nils McMaster, Dan Fawsey and others.
Another delirium of a madman, in which perverse murders on stage take place in front of the public. And despite the fact that the filmmakers reduced the plot to black humor, there is little humor here as such. Who will be bothered to laugh and smile from ear to ear when people are bleeding on the screen?
Sheer horror. But, in the meantime, the people are making assessments. A little, but it is clear that, unfortunately, not all agree with us ...
On this "blood-sucking" note, we are with you, ladies and gentlemen, and we disperse to meet next week in our new top. Until then - all the best, and ... More of a non-standard, but very good and good-quality kinets!
The Topic of Article: Top 25 most scandalous films by KinoPoisk rating.