The Last Temptation of Christ
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), a riveting account of Jesus Christ's last days, is one of the few films on this list that is still banned in some parts of the world. Based on a 1953 novel, which was also banned at one time, the film presents Christ as a flawed and fearful human with vivid fantasies about being married to and bedding Mary Magdalene. Martin Scorsese's adaptation was banned in Georgia, and continues to be banned in Chile, the Philippines and Singapore. A Paris theater showing the film was torched by Christian fundamentalists in protest.