The history of Hollywood and beyond is full of controversial films, some forgotten others hailed as masterpieces and able to garner a strong lasting following over the years.
The case Joker it is certainly the most striking and recent, winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival, but how is Todd Phillips' film with Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro positioned compared to other 'uncomfortable' titles?
On IMDb the cinecomic of 2019 boasts an audience approval percentage of 8.5 / 10 based on over 900 thousand votes; it is the exact same score as American History X, however, consolidated with over a million votes. Just below instead, at a score of 8.1 / 10 with 630 thousand votes, we find the first Trainspotting at Danny Boyle, which caused much discussion for its representation of the use of drugs.
At 8.1 / 10 - for a total of 308 thousand votes, is also found The hunter by Michael Cimino, which shocked the American public over the gruesome Russian roulette scene in the prison camp in Vietnam, while it drops all to 8.6 / 10 on 1.2 million votes The silence of the innocent, shocking horror-thriller starring Anthony Hopkins as serial killer Hannibal. At 8.3 / 10 we find instead Clockwork Orange by Stanley Kubrick, perhaps the symbol of controversial films: the score was put together with 750 thousand votes.
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