30 of the most controversial films of all time

These movies have taboo storylines, graphic sex scenes, and gruesome violence

Ecstasy (1933)

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An erotic romantic drama film, Ecstasy follows a young woman (Hedy Lamarr) who falls in love with a young virile engineer (Aribert Mog) after abandoning her brief passionless marriage with a wealthy but much older man (Zvonimir Rogoz).

Directed by Gustav Machatý-directed, the non-pornographic movie was a hot topic at the time of its release because of its depiction of sexual intercourse and female orgasm, as well as a couple of naked scenes featuring Lamarr.