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Poll: MPA (Motion Picture Association) 12 Biggest Ratings Controversies

The Motion Picture Association (MPA) is an American trade association representing the five major film studios of the United States, as well as the video streaming service Netflix.

The MPA established guidelines for film content which resulted in the creation of the Motion Picture Production Code in 1930.

More recently, the MPA has advocated for the motion picture and television industry, with the goals of promoting effective copyright protection, reducing piracy, and expanding market access.

Which is your favorite title that created a big stir in the ratings war?

Note: all explanations are verbatim excerpts from the original source below...

Source: indiewire.com — MPAA Turns 50: Here Are 12 of the Biggest Ratings Controversies, From ‘Basic Instinct’ to ‘Blue Valentine’

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Results of 210 votes:

  1. 1.

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

     
    The franchise took a dark and violent turn with the “Temple of Doom” story, which included a child slavery cult, dark magic and human sacrifice.
  2. 2.

    Basic Instinct (1992)

     
    “Basic Instinct,” which features an iconic, endlessly parodied scene in which Sharon Stone briefly shows all while being interrogated.
  3. 3.

    Requiem for a Dream (2000)

     
    The slightly trimmed film was “Rated R for intense depiction of drug addiction, graphic sexuality, strong language and some violence” for its release on video.

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