10 Most Controversial Comedy Movies Of All Time

The Interview (2014)

The film, who set up an interview with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and are later recruited by the CIA to kill him. Of course, The Interview was highly controversial.

Tropic Thunder (2008) 

Tropic Thunder is a satirical comedy movie, Robert Downey Jr’s character is an Australian method actor who underwent a “pigmentation alteration” surgery to temporarily darken his skin for a role as a Black character. The use of blackface was also heavily criticized.

Borat (2006)  

The mockumentary black comedy movie Borat was directed by Larry Charles and stars Sacha Baron Cohen as the title Kazakhstani journalist who travels to the United States to make a documentary. Borat was criticized for its offensive ethnic characterizations and comedy style.

Team America: World Police (2004)

Team America: World Police is a satirical puppet film that action movies and American foreign policy. The film’s explicit content and politically incorrect humor sparked controversy, especially for its irreverent take on global politics and celebrities.

Sixteen Candles

Sixteen Candles was controversial due to a plotline involving rape, between Ted and Caroline. Although no sexual activity is shown, Caroline wakes up next to Ted in the car, certain that something happened.

Monty Python's Life Of Brian

The film was directed by Terry Jones, with the scene that got the most criticism being Brian’s crucifixion, which Christian protesters found to be mocking Jesus’ suffering. As a result, Monty Python's Life Of Brian was banned in different countries.


Dogma was a critical and commercial hit, but its treatment of Catholicism, the church, and God, led to it being labeled “blasphemous” by religious groups, who also protested its release and even sent death threats to Smith.

Pink Flamingos

Pink Flamingos has been praised and became a cult classic, it continues to be controversial due to its graphic scene’s nudity, profanity, sexuality, and more. Of course, Pink Flamingos was banned in various countries.

Trading Places

Directed by John Landis, Trading Places was a critical and commercial hit during its release, with time it has become quite controversial due to its use of racial language, blackface in a scene with Aykroyd, and a rape joke involving Paul Gleason’s Clarence Beeks.


Saved! is a satirical black comedy movie directed by Brian Dannelly. For its depiction of real challenges that Christian teenagers go through and its blend of religious satire and teen film, many people found it to be anti-Christian and that it mocked the Christian Faith.

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