Jim Carrey's latest film, 'I Love You Phillip Morris,' may be premiering this week but it's already been generating controversy for months. Based on the true story of Steven Jay Russell, a con man who fell in love with his fellow inmate Phillip Morris while in prison and then spent years escaping from jail over and over in order to create a fantasy life together, 'I Love You Phillip Morris' has languished in film purgatory for over a year and a half despite acclaimed performances from Carrey and co-star Ewan McGregor. The main reason? Distributors are still worried over how audiences will react to the gay relationship at the center of the story.

As Hollywood controversies go, however, the one over 'I Love You Phillip Morris' has turned out to be relatively small, thanks, no doubt, to the groundbreaking work done by 'Brokeback Mountain' five years ago. But the chatter surrounding 'I Love You Phillip Morris' still got us thinking: Which films were so controversial that they continue to spark debate and argument even today?
Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom
Not Yet Rated1975
In Theaters on January 30th, 1976

Four fascists kidnap young men and women and subject them to torture and perversion. Read More

Natural Born Killers
Based on 20 critics

Bloodthirsty young lovers (Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis) become instant celebrities. Read More

Not Yet Rated1995
In Theaters on July 21st, 1995

Summer day for Manhattan teens includes loss of innocence, an HIV-positive blood test and a party. Read More

The Passion of the Christ
Based on 43 critics

Jesus (Jim Caviezel) endures the agony of his final 12 hours. Read More

Fahrenheit 9/11
Based on 43 critics

Examination of the Bush administration and its actions surrounding the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Read More

A Clockwork Orange
Based on 10 critics

Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his droogs barbarize in a decaying near-future. Read More

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Last Temptation of Christ
Based on 18 critics

Jesus (Willem Dafoe) is portrayed as a troubled man, torn between the spirit and the flesh. Read More

Last Tango In Paris
Based on 6 critics

Expatriate (Marlon Brando) seeks Paris apartment, finds sex partner (Maria Schneider). Read More

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