There's a scene in "The Dictator," Sacha Baron Cohen's latest fish-out-of-water publicity stunt/movie, that shows the film's made-up Middle Eastern character, Admiral General Aladeen, flying in a helicopter over New York City making jokes about 9/11.

Obviously, this is not the first time Cohen's flirted with controversy. Audiences were shocked/entertained/amused by the British comedian's audacious commitment to character in his mockumentary features, "Borat" and "Bruno," where he explored taboo subjects such as racism, religion and sexuality, often holding up a magnifying glass to the average American's discomfort with these issues.

To prep for the incoming water-cooler-conversation regarding "The Dictator," let's take a look at some of cinema's most controversial comedy films.

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The Dictator
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Gen. Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen) has ruled the oil-rich North African country of Wadiya since the age... Read More

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