The movie “Tiptoes” was released in 2003, and although it is considered a comedy, it received its fair share of criticism, being somewhat controversial to many. It’s a story about a couple in love and about big secrets held from one another. Gary Oldman played a remarkable role, however, there was no consideration for little people.
The role Oldman plays is that of an average-sized man from a family of little people, not being completely aware that his unborn child will be born with dwarfism. The condition was treated unfairly, and the overall lack of sensitivity was felt throughout the entire film.
Fritz the Cat
Surprisingly enough, there are animated movies that are considered controversial too, and "Fritz the Cat" is one of them. "Fritz the Cat" was written by Robert Crumb and is considered his most recognized character. Unlike Mickey Mouse, or Popeye the sailor man, Frits the cat was not as innocent as most animated characters.
Crumb managed to humanize the cat without leaving behind violence and very controversial topics. As for the quality of the movie, the animation was brilliant, and we feel that with a little attention to the theme, the movie could have become much more than what it did.
The Jazz Singer
"The Jazz Singer" was released in 1927 and, until this day, is thought to be one of the greatest released in those times. It is also considered one of the most controversial ones. "The Jazz Singer" is the first-ever full-length movie with synchronized soundtracks and speech. Definitely pioneering the industry.
Prejudice matters, especially as they were at the beginning of the 20th century, are reflected with little sensitivity, and amongst others, this is one of the reasons the movie became so controversial. Today, "The Jazz Singer" is a reminder of the world we have left behind and of the equal existence we strive for.
"The Hunt" was misinterpreted from the very start. However, we blame the production for not being clear about the message they intently wanted to make. The movie was released in 2020 and immediately received mixed reviews. It was supposed to be a sarcastic picture of American politics. However, it all went downhill, and the movie became a violent movie that didn't truly reflect any of the sides.
Right-wingers were furious when it was first released, and the main issue that needed most of the audience's attention was lost and was barely noticed. "The Hunt" is the perfect example of what NOT to do when you want to create a movie about politicians.
The movie came to life in 2017. It is classified as a psychological horror movie, which got a lot of criticism after it was realized. It tells the story of Chris and Rose, who are in a relationship and travel to meet Rose's parents. At first, it seems as if Rose's parents' behavior towards Chris, who is black, is related to them finding it hard to accept that their daughter is in a relationship.
As the story develops, he realizes that it is much, much more than that. The movie "Get Out" takes the prejudice issue one step further and sheds light on the fact that even the most open-minded and accepting people around have deep issues with others who are not exactly like them.