What are the best movies that were banned by the Legion of Decency?

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    #1A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    Alex is the leader of a small gang of thugs who enjoy doing illegal and violent felonies. One day, he gets captured, and with the main goal of his rehabilitation into society, he is forced to undergo some controversial techniques to change his behavior. 


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    Han Han
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "I totaly get why they'd want to ban this movie. It's insane. The characters in the movie commit crime left and right. Then again I also get why it's still a cult classic despite all the violence."
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    #2The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a musical horror comedy directed by Jim Sharman and starred by Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick. This movie first appeared in 21 August 1975. 


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    Barbara Newman
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "this musical is sparkly and eccentric and very, very, very weird. also features a transvestite! the legion banned it but honestly they missed out on an amazing movie. it's a cultural icon by now."
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    Carrie is the story of a girl brought up, almost in isolation, by her psychotically religious mother Margaret. Based on a Stephen King novel, directed by Brian De Palma and starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, and John Travolta. 


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    Paul Holland
    Written on July 21, 2018
    "Carrie is a landmark novel created by Stephen King. The first film adaptation is very jarring to most people, enough to cause sheer aversion."
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    #4Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    This masterpiece directed by Martin Scorsese is one of the most powerful and disturbing portrays of a man, an era, and a mentality ever made in cinema history. Besides, it's an incredible lesson of cinema, at the height of movies like The Godfather. 


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    Devansh Gupta
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "Hands down one of the best movies I've ever watched. Scorsese with de Niro was a powerhouse pair. This is the first time I found out that it was banned. So the character wanted to kill a politician! What's the big idea? They banned it because of that? WJHAT"
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    #5The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. It tells about a bounty hunting scam joined by two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race. 


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    Lin Ma
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "this movie was amazing, but it was bad to the bone. criminal characters off to do more crimes? gunfights, violence, pain, death? check and check and check and check. no wonder they banned it."
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    #6Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby is a dramatic horror film that stars Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, and Ruth Gordon. It was written for the screen and directed by Roman Polanski and was based on the  1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin.


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    Marcela Vera
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "I can never forget this movie. It's not explicitly violent or gory but it's still terrifying in its own way. It does have demonic themes though so you might not want to watch it late at night, alone in your room like I did, because I guarantee you won't be able to sleep"
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    #7Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the dead is a 1978 zombie movie directed by George A. Romero which is full of blood, violence and social criticism. In this film, a zombie epidemy has taken the city while a group of people seeks refuge in a shopping mall.


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    Juan Meza
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "I loved night ofg the living dead so I had high hopes for this sequal.. it did not disappoint. its gory in all the right places"
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    #8Jules and Jim

    Jules and Jim

    Jules and Jim is a French romance film starring Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, and Henri Serre. The 1962 drama is written and directed by Francois Truffaut.


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    Maria Mitchell
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "this movie is a sad romance, the ultimate love triangle movie. i loved all three characters and wanted so badly for them to be happy"


Best What are the best movies that were banned by the Legion of Decency
1A Clockwork OrangeMovies 17 Paid
2The Rocky Horror Picture ShowMovies 13 Paid
3Carrie Movies 11 Paid
4Taxi DriverMovies 9 Paid
5The Good, the Bad and the UglyMovies 7 Paid
6Rosemary's BabyMovies 5 Paid
7Dawn of the DeadMovies 3 Paid
8Jules and JimMovies 1 Paid

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