30 of the most controversial films of all time

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

Faces of Death (1978)

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Written and directed by John Alan Schwartz, Faces of Death is a horror film shown in a documentary-like style. It centers on pathologist Francis B. Gröss (Michael Carr) who presents the viewer with a variety of footage showing different gruesome ways of death, both real and re-enacted.

Though commercially successful in the U.S., Faces of Death was banned and censored in many countries because of its crude and tasteless exploitation footage, including fighting dogs and a monkey being cruelly beaten to death, among many others.