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Poll: Movies You Love, but Dictators Hate

Which of these select movies banned during a past or present authoritarian regime or dictatorship* is your favorite forbidden film? Sources: Wikipedia, The Economist *Democracy Index Scale 0-4

After voting, discuss the topic here.

Results of 2,639 votes:

  1. 1.

    Fight Club (1999)

     
    Banned as part of a "prohibition on Western technology and art including all films" during the five-year reign of the Taliban government (1996-2001). Afghanistan
  2. 2.

    The Great Dictator (1940)

     
    Banned for "mocking dictatorships" and as "imperialist propaganda." Argentina, Germany, Paraguay, Uganda
  3. 3.

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

     
    Banned as part of a "prohibition on Western technology and art including all films" during the five-year reign of the Taliban government (1996-2001). Afghanistan

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