The movie “Blonde” is the latest movie inspired by the tragic story of Marilyn Monroe’s life. Netflix was responsible for its release in 2022, and it drew a lot of controversial reactions. The movie is decorated with plenty of romance and heartwarming scenes, however, it also sheds light on many other parts of her life story while leaving a lot of crucial details aside.
It felt as if the movie was not telling the whole story as it was supposed to be told and not giving Monroe the respect she deserves. Monroe was painted as a victim and there is no focus on the great talent she had and her contribution to the American cultural scene of that time.
Last Tango in Paris
If you are a Marlo Brando fan and haven't watched "Last Tango in Paris," go and watch it now. The film came out in 1972 and instantly became Brando's best release. The movie, like many other movies, is about a relationship between a young, beautiful French lady and a middle-aged American businessman.
Their relationship is mainly based on intimacy, no surprises here, but there is one specific scene that turned this movie controversial when some didn't even dare to watch it. As it turns out, the talked-about scene was not part of the original script and was added by Brando later on. Do we think it's worth watching? Yes! Do we think it's controversial? For some, definitely YES!
"Pink Flamingos" is a controversial classic. Although it goes all the way back to 1972, it can be watched on Amazon Prime, however, the plot is so disturbing at times that we would stick to the reviews and not necessarily watch it. Anything you can imagine happens in this movie, from trafficking to rough, intimate scenes and more.
It's classified as a dark comedy movie, however, we see more to it. Several countries, including Switzerland and Australia, banned the movie, however, it was eventually released there and then banned once again. The movie featured drag queen Divine in one of her best roles, making it the main reason why audiences went to watch the movie.
"Reservoir Dogs" wasn't exactly a box office smash when it was first released in 1992. Despite wowing critics at Sundance and Cannes, it only made a fraction of its $1.5 million budget at the box office. But thankfully, the film's gritty dialogue, iconic soundtrack, and Tarantino's unique style eventually earned it a cult following.
And let's face it, who doesn't love a good heist movie with many guys in matching suits? Nowadays, "Reservoir Dogs" is considered a classic, and it's hard to imagine a world without Mr. Blonde's infamous dance scene or the ear-slicing scene that still manages to make us cringe. Although it was praised all over, the amount of violence and bad language used throughout the movie turns this one into a star on our controversial list.
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight’s Joker is arguably the greatest villain of all time. Various actors have brought the character to life on screen, each with their own interpretation of the Joker’s psychosis. When Heath Ledger took on the role, the ground beneath our feet gave way. Ledger was the youngest actor to play the Joker. His rendition remains a fan favorite, even after multiple versions and interpretations.
In Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, Ledger reimagines the Joker to depths previously unseen. The main issue audiences had with the movie was not bearing in mind that many young people would be watching it and be exposed to violence and inappropriate language. Oh well, it's a great movie anyway.