Stan's Top 10 Most Controversial Films

Planning a date? You probably shouldn't choose one of these conversation starters. Love them or hate them, they are the films that have thrilled, shocked and divided audiences — and now thanks to Stan you can stream them anytime, anywhere you have internet access.

Line up the most uncomfortable movie marathon. Ever. Here are ten of the ultimate controversial films on Stan, and why they got audiences talking — or walking out of the cinema.

NSFW, depending on how interesting your workplace is.


2006 A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic-sexual milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality.

The actors actually have sex in this film. Proper, full on, not acting but actually having real sex, sex. Maybe don't watch this with your parents in the room.


2013 A documentary on BDSM fetish porn website

Produced by James Franco (yes, the James Franco), Kink is an exploration of the lives of people who work in BDSM porn. Save this one for the third date, at least.

9 Songs

2004 Love blooms between an American college student and a British glaciologist, where over the next few months in between attending rock concerts, the two lovers have intense sexual encounters.

Okay, this is pretty much as close to porn as you can get without it being hosted on PornHub. The soundtrack is awesome, with Franz Ferdinand, Primal Scream and Black Rebel Motorcycle club.

Deep Throat

1972 A woman with an unusual birth defect (her clitoris is in her throat) comes to a doctor who has an unorthodox solution (use your imagination) to make the best of her situation.

Deep Throat reportedly earned as much as $600 million, a figure that may have been inflated by gangsters in money laundering schemes.


2013 A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating.

This is that movie that Shia LaBeouf was asked to send dick pics to score a role in, and he responded with graphic sex tapes of him and his girlfriend doing the deed. He got the gig.


2002 Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass.

Of the 2,400 people at the film's Cannes premiere, 200 walked out. Enough said.


2009 A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

Surprisingly, a video game based on the film was originally in development before the company behind the game went out of business.

Battle Royale

2000 In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

This is the film that The Hunger Games will forever be compared to, albeit a much, much more graphic version. It is Quentin Tarantino's favourite movie, after all.

Baise Moi

2000 Two young women, marginalised by society, go on a destructive tour of sex and violence. Breaking norms and killing men - and shattering the complacency of polite cinema audiences.

Heavy on the sex, violence and sexual violence, Baise Moi was the first filmed to be banned in France in 28 years. It's been banned twice in Australia. And the lighting is terrible.

I Spit on Your Grave

2010 A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead.

A remake of the controversial 1978 film, both versions received zero stars from film critic Roger Ebert.


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