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5+ Titles That Netflix Was Forced To Ban

Jake Bean 18 Feb 2020

Netflix is a pretty open platform most of the time, but there are some times when they can't allow a movie to stay on a certain country's platform.

Whether this is because of the fact that they were too racy, or maybe the country didn't like the movie, either way, these are the 5+ Titles That Netflix Was Forced To Ban.

1. "The Bridge"

IFC FILMS

There was a lot of controversy surrounding the 2015 movie The Bridge.

The film itself was a documentary about how people went to the Golden Gate Bridge to end their life.

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But it was most controversial in New Zealand.

IFC FILMS

The New Zealand Film and Video Labeling Body didn't approve of the film, not one bit.

They demanded that Netflix take the movie down, citing that the movie was, amongst other things, "objectionable".

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2. "Full Metal Jacket"

Warner Bros.

Can you guess which country may have found the legendary Vietnam movie pretty to be offensive?

If you guessed that Vietnam wouldn't like a movie that portrayed a bunch of their people dying then you would be right.

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Vietnamese Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information made Netflix take the movie off their Vietnamese servers.

Warner Bros.

This was due to the aforementioned deaths and for their portrayal of the "Resistance War Against America".

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3. "Night of the Living Dead"

Columbia Pictures

You couldn't even try to guess who wanted this amazing horror movie off their servers.

Mostly because this country is usually viewed as one that (at least in the last twenty years) has been pretty progressive.

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It was Germany, and they didn't want the original banned, the wanted the 1990 remake taken off their Netflix.

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Specifically, it was The German Commission for Youth Protection.

Why? The reasons are unknown.

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4. "Cooking on High"

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It was Singapore, and specifically the Singapore Infocomm Media Development Authority who wanted this show off Netflix.

It probably had something to do with the fact that Singapore has some pretty harsh drug laws.

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5. "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj"

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There are probably a lot of countries that would want this topical news show about politics and culture off of Netflix, but only one went as far as to get it banned.

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It was Saudi Arabia.

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The Saudi Communication and Information Technology Commission wanted the episode 'Saudi Arabia' (volume one) taken off of their servers because it violated one of their Saudi anti-cybercrime laws.

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Specifically:

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Article six, which states:

"Production, preparation, transmission or storage of material impinging on public order, religious values, public morals and privacy".

The episode was a response to the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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6. "Disjointed"

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Go ahead. Take a wild guess as to why Singapore (specifically the Infocomm Media Development Authority) wanted this show about weed taken off Netflix in their country.

Bet you can't.

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7. "The Legend of 420"

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As Motley Crue once said, "it's the same old, same old situation".

Why did the Infocomm Media Development Authority from Singapore want The Legend of 420 off Netflix? Drug laws.

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8. "The Last Temptation of Christ"

Universal Pictures

Well, it seems that Singapore's Infocomm Media Development Authority is going to top this list as the entity that bans the most movies.

It seems that even The Last Temptation of Christ could escape the wrath.

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9. "The Last Hangover"

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You'll never guess which country wanted this movie off of Netflix take a wild guess.

Go ahead, I dare you. I'll give you a hint: the authority's initials are IMDA.

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