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1. The Aviator (2004)

PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly

Votes: 311,849 | Gross: $102.61M

2. Hitchcock (2012)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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55 Metascore

The relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho (1960) in 1959 is explored.

Director: Sacha Gervasi | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston

Votes: 68,856 | Gross: $6.01M

3. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky, Atom Egoyan

Votes: 26,846 | Gross: $0.30M

4. Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013 Video)

Not Rated | 400 min | Documentary, Horror

8.6
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A chronicle of the history of the Friday the 13th franchise.

Director: Daniel Farrands | Stars: Corey Feldman, Peter M. Bracke, Samantha Delutri, Kimberly Higgins

Votes: 1,605

5. Freedom to Love (1969)

90 min | Documentary

5.8
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Documentation, drama and interviews about sex education. Touches on issues of homosexuality and first sexual experiences of children.

Directors: Eberhard Kronhausen, Phyllis Kronhausen | Stars: Marie Antoinette, John Bowen, Richard Bright, Hans Henrik Brydensholt

Votes: 151

6. The Adjuster (1991)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A reflection about what makes everyone's life unique, through the story of Noah's family. Noah is an adjuster, having sex with his customers. His wife Hera watches pornographic movies for ... See full summary »

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Elias Koteas, Arsinée Khanjian, Maury Chaykin, Gabrielle Rose

Votes: 2,929 | Gross: $0.40M

7. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 239 min | Documentary, Horror

8.7
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Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!

Directors: Daniel Farrands, Andrew Kasch | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Stacey Alden, Erika Anderson, Marshall Bell

Votes: 3,810

8. Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Horror

7.3
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A documentary on the history of the slasher film.

Director: Jeff McQueen | Stars: Ed Green, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Joseph Stefano

Votes: 3,152

9. His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Horror

7.1
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A documentary exploring 30 years of the "Friday The 13th" film series featuring all new interviews with cast and crew from all 12 films and various horror fans and filmmakers.

Director: Daniel Farrands | Stars: Diane Almeida, Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Diana Barrows

Votes: 2,673

10. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

R | 103 min | Documentary

7.7
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76 Metascore

The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Phillip Adams, Glory Annen, Christine Amor, Victoria Anoux

Votes: 3,741 | Gross: $0.02M

11. American Grindhouse (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

7.1
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A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Robert Forster, Eric Schaefer, Eddie Muller, John Landis

Votes: 2,065 | Gross: $0.01M

12. Holy Flying Circus (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Tells the story of the outraged, and sometimes violent, response to 'The Life of Brian' the Monty Python movie that satirized the life of Jesus.

Director: Owen Harris | Stars: Ben Crispin, Steve Punt, Charles Edwards, Rufus Jones

Votes: 1,402

13. Hollywood Uncensored (1987)

Unrated | 75 min | Documentary

5.8
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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and later in the movie Peter Fonda narrate the story about the censorship, exploitation and sex in Hollywood movies from the 1930s and the Hays' Motion Picture Production Code to the present day era.

Director: James Forsher | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Peter Fonda, Carroll Baker, Ira Barmak

Votes: 121

14. Porn to Be Free (2016)

78 min | Documentary

6.8
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Porno & libertà is a film documentary about the generation who fought against puritanism and censorship to defend freedom of speech and sexual freedom. From Italy, Denmark and France ... See full summary »

Director: Carmine Amoroso | Stars: Riccardo Schicchi, Lasse Braun, Ilona Staller, Judith Malina

Votes: 92

15. Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

7.8
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A documentary analyzing the furore which so-called "video nasties" caused in Britain during the 1980s.

Director: Jake West | Stars: Julian Petley, Marc Morris, Andy Nyman, Xavier Mendik

Votes: 1,083

16. Porn Wars (1999 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

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A look at the British porn industry, just as hardcore sex films were about to become legal.

Director: Alexander Gardiner | Stars: Derek Botham, Elizabeth Coldwell, Angela Hooper, Al Needham

17. Indie Sex: Censored (2007 TV Movie)

66 min | Documentary

7.3
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The history of film censorship in the United States. The documentary covers the pre-code era, to the 1934 introduction of the Hays Code. This slowly broke down and the MPAA was introduced in 1968.

Director: Lesli Klainberg | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Jamie Babbit, Fenton Bailey, Jami Bernard

Votes: 434

18. Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)

Unrated | 96 min | Documentary, Horror

7.2
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An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.

Director: Andrew Monument | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Larry Cohen, Joe Dante, John Carpenter

Votes: 2,408

19. Escape from the 'Liberty' Cinema (1990)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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During the screening of the film "Daybreak" at the Liberty Cinema, movie characters suddenly come alive and begin to talk to the viewers. The situation surprises communist authorities who send a censor to the theatre.

Director: Wojciech Marczewski | Stars: Janusz Gajos, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Teresa Marczewska, Piotr Fronczewski

Votes: 606

20. Portraits of Women (1970)

X | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Finnish porn movie producer Pertsa returns from America to his home country to continue his profession with hopelessly small budgets and incompetent casts and crews. A self-ironic satire ... See full summary »

Director: Jörn Donner | Stars: Ritva Vepsä, Jörn Donner, Kirsti Wallasvaara, Aarre Elo

Votes: 197

21. Scream: The Inside Story (2011 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.8
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In 1996, the horror master Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street) unleashed Scream, a slasher movie aimed at a whole new generation of teenage movie-goers. Though premiering at a time when ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Farrands | Stars: David Arquette, Lisa Beach, Marco Beltrami, Howard Berger

Votes: 427

22. Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

8.1
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Prepare to be corrupted and depraved once more by the sequel to the definitive guide to the Video Nasties phenomenon - the most extraordinary and scandalous era in the history of British ... See full summary »

Director: Jake West | Stars: Sian Barber, Martin Barker, Graham Bright, Lavinia Carey

Votes: 229

23. Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

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Gory, Gory, Hallelujah! Take an outrageous ride through the wild world of exploitation films with this often-hilarious documentary, HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS, THE GODFATHER OF GORE!

Directors: Frank Henenlotter, Jimmy Maslon | Stars: Mal Arnold, John Bloom, Jerome Eden, David F. Friedman

Votes: 253

24. Baadasssss Cinema (2002 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

6.8
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Filmmaker Isaac Julien uses film clips and interviews to illustrate the history of the so-called "blaxploitation" genre.

Director: Isaac Julien | Stars: Pam Grier, Fred Williamson, Melvin Van Peebles, Elvis Mitchell

Votes: 628

25. Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

7.1
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You've heard of Hollywood, a town of tinsel and glamour, the town of Paramount, Columbia and MGM.  But there is another Hollywood, a place where maverick independent EXPLOITATION FILMMAKERS... See full summary »

Director: Ray Greene | Stars: F.X. Feeney, Maila Nurmi, Michael Copner, Samuel Z. Arkoff

Votes: 520

26. [Censored] (2018)

63 min | Documentary, History

5.9
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[CENSORED] (2018) - This unique 63 minute documentary was entirely created using the banned motion picture film footage removed by the censors working at the "Australian Film Censorship ... See full summary »

Director: Sari Braithwaite | Star: Sari Braithwaite

Votes: 16

27. Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000 Video)

75 min | Documentary

7.1
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A documentary primarily focusing on the filming and release of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Director: David Gregory | Stars: Matthew Bell, Robert A. Burns, Tobe Hooper, Kim Henkel

Votes: 476

28. Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005 Video)

R | 52 min | Documentary

7.4
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An in-depth analysis of the "Video Nasty" scandal of the early 1980s in Britain.

Director: David Gregory | Stars: Chris Theobald, Norman Abbott, Barrie Gold, Bill Best

Votes: 252

29. Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen (1996– )

50 min | Documentary

7.6
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A six hour series exploring the 100 year evolution of sexuality and censorship in motion pictures.

Stars: Raquel Welch, Jason Alexander, Dan Aykroyd, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 74

30. Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London' (2009)

98 min | Documentary

7.7
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Twenty five years on, the original cast and crew look back on the John Landis classic, An American Werewolf In London.

Director: Paul Davis | Stars: Paul Davis, Jenny Agutter, David Schofield, Robert Paynter

Votes: 168

31. Sex and the Law (1968)

91 min | Documentary

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A look at what happened when Denmark abolished censorship in the late 1960s.

Director: Gabriel Axel | Stars: Birgit Brüel, Aage Fønss, Poul Glargaard, Arne Hansen

Votes: 29

32. My Tango with Porn (2003 Video)

40 min | Documentary, Short

4.3
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Director: Siobhan Devine | Stars: Raffaëla Anderson, Kay Armatage, Marc B., A. Alan Borovoy

Votes: 21

33. Red, White and Blue (1971)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

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A documentary about the hearings of President Nixon's Commission on Obscenity, featuring adult-film producer David F. Friedman (one of the producers of this film) testifying before Congress... See full summary »

Directors: Beverly Sebastian, Ferd Sebastian | Stars: Robert Fitzpatrick, David F. Friedman, Barney Rosset, Uschi Digard

Votes: 19

34. Obscene (2007)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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73 Metascore

A look at the life and work of American publisher Barney Rosset, who struggled to bring controversial works like "Tropic of Cancer" and "Naked Lunch" to publication.

Directors: Daniel O'Connor, Neil Ortenberg | Stars: Amiri Baraka, Lenny Bruce, William S. Burroughs, Jim Carroll

Votes: 206

35. The History of Hardcore (2002 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

7.0
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A Television documentary commissioned by Channel Four (UK). The programme charts the history of hardcore pornography on film, dating back to the turn of the 20th century. Utilsing rare ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Morrison | Stars: Jesse Adams, Nigel Buckland, Nicola Duffett, Eric Edwards

Votes: 28

36. Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema (2007)

70 min | Documentary, History

6.1
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An overview of the portrayal and influence of sexuality on film, from the silent era until the administration of the Hays Code in 1934.

Director: Elaina Archer | Stars: Diane Lane, Chris Basinger, Jeanine Basinger, Cari Beauchamp

Votes: 109

37. Anthologie des scènes interdites érotiques et pornographiques de José Bénazéraf (1975)

110 min | Documentary

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A compilation of censored pornographic and subversive scenes from the films of José Bénazéraf.

Director: José Bénazéraf | Stars: Chantal Arondel, Katia Bartell, José Bénazéraf, Michel Lemoine

Votes: 8

38. Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006 Video)

R | 46 min | Documentary

7.2
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An investigation of UK video censorship after the video recordings act was introduced.

Director: David Gregory | Stars: Chris Theobald, Mary Whitehouse, Graham Bright, Ken Penry

Votes: 144

39. Mondo oscenità (1966)

Documentary

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Director: Joseph P. Mawra | Stars: Joel Holt, Rickey Bell, Darlene Bennett, Audrey Campbell

Votes: 15

40. Hell on Earth (2002 TV Movie)

51 min | Documentary

7.9
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Hell on Earth is an hour-long documentary presented by Mark Kermode. It's about Ken Russell's 1971 film, The Devils which is one of the most controversial films ever made. Kermode chats to ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Joyce | Stars: Mark Kermode, Roy Baird, Michael Bradsell, Imogen Claire

Votes: 96

41. Iran: A Cinematographic Revolution (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

7.3
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Today Iranian cinema is one of the most highly regarded national cinemas in the world, regularly winning festival awards and critical acclaim for films which combine remarkable artistry and... See full summary »

Director: Nader T. Homayoun | Stars: Rakhshan Banietemad, Bahram Beizai, Farokh Ghafari, Bahman Ghobadi

Votes: 127

42. Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

6.7
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Rare documentary about Video Nasties and film, video and internet censorship in the UK. Was first screened as part of Channel 4's controversial "Banned Weekend" which focused on films and ... See full summary »

Director: David Kenny | Stars: Tom Dewe Mathews, Jack Sargeant, Nigel Wingrove, John Beyer

Votes: 28

43. Of Pigs and Men (2009 Video)

78 min | Documentary

7.8
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The making of the controversial 1975 bestiality art-film VASE DE NOCES.

Director: Federico Caddeo | Stars: Dominique Garny, Thierry Zéno

Votes: 8

44. Empire of the Censors (1995 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

8.1
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The history of film and video censorship in Great Britain.

Director: Saskia Baron | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Tom Dewe Mathews, Derek Hill, Jeffrey Richards

Votes: 82

45. The Godfathers of Mondo (2003 Video)

90 min | Documentary

7.0
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A look at the careers of Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi who invented the mondo genre with MONDO CANE in 1962. It follows their career until their split in following the making of GOODBYE UNCLE TOM in 1971.

Director: David Gregory | Stars: David Flint, Benito Frattari, Gualtiero Jacopetti, David Kerekes

Votes: 153

46. Sickies Making Films (2018)

83 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

6.7
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A love letter to film history, Sickies Making Films looks at our urge to censor movies and asks, Why? By focusing on the Maryland Board of Censors, the nation's longest lasting censor board... See full summary »

Director: Joe Tropea | Stars: John Waters, Howard Denis, Ross Freedman, Barbara Gamse

Votes: 11

47. Salò: Fade to Black (2001 Video)

24 min | Documentary

6.7
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Retrospective documentary on the making of Pier Paolo Pasolini's controversial last film Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975).

Director: Nigel Algar | Stars: Mark Kermode, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Catherine Breillat

Votes: 47

48. Damned in the U.S.A. (1992)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary

6.2
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A documentary about censorship in America.

Director: Paul Yule | Stars: Jimmy Tingle, David J. Albanese, Dennis Barrie, Luther Campbell

Votes: 48

49. La petite morte (2003)

41 min | Documentary, Short

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A look inside the French pornography industry, with interviews with key insiders. Particular attention is payed to former porn actress Raffaela Anderson.

Director: Emmanuelle Schick | Stars: Raffaëla Anderson, Fred Coppula, Brigitte Lahaie, Francis Mischkind

Votes: 19

50. L'age d'or du X (2006 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

5.6
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A look at the liberalization of French censorship that allowed a golden age of hardcore porn films to flourish from the mid-1970s, until video took over in the early 1980s.

Directors: Nicolas Castro, Laurent Preyale | Stars: Jacques Chirac, Jean-François Davy, Diane Dubois, François Jouffa

Votes: 10



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