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Premiere's Hollywood's 25 Most Dangerous Films Ever Made

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Premiere says: "These are movies about which you could say, "That's Not Entertainment." They're not "rides" or "diversions." They are galvanizing experiences that place squarely in your face all the stuff Hollywood usually presumes you go to the movies to get away from. Films that rearrange your head, that challenge your bedrock ideas about life and love and the big sleep. Consciousness-expanders, in other words, but rarely in a pleasant way. Thank God for them." These movies not only challenge but redefine the ideas that you thought you knew so well.

These are the most dangerous movies of Hollywood - the 25 most dangerous movies ever in the history of film.

  • 1

    Bonnie and Clyde

    Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway


    Directed byArthur Penn

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  • 2

    Boys Don't Cry

    Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny


    Directed byKimberly Peirce

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  • 3

    In the Company of Men

    Aaron Eckhart, Matt Malloy


    Directed byNeil LaBute

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  • 4

    Dead Ringers

    Jeremy Irons, Jill Hennessy


    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

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  • 5


    Jack Nance, Jeanne Bates


    Directed byDavid Lynch

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  • 6

    Gimme Shelter

    Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones


    Directed byAlbert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin

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  • 7


    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Molly Shannon


    Directed byTodd Solondz

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  • 8

    Bad Lieutenant

    Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo


    Directed byAbel Ferrara

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  • 9


    Peter Lorre, Theo Lingen


    Directed byFritz Lang

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  • 10

    Once Upon a Time in the West

    Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale


    Directed bySergio Leone

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  • 11

    A Clockwork Orange

    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke


    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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  • 12


    Catherine Deneuve, Roman Polanski


    Directed byRoman Polanski

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  • 13

    Requiem for a Dream

    Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto


    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

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  • 14

    Reservoir Dogs

    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi


    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • 15

    The Sweet Hereafter

    Ian Holm, Sarah Polley


    Directed byAtom Egoyan

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  • 16

    Taxi Driver

    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster


    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • 17

    Blue Velvet

    Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper


    Directed byDavid Lynch

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  • 18

    Dancer in the Dark

    Björk, Catherine Deneuve


    Directed byLars von Trier

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  • 19


    Wallace Ford, Edward Brophy


    Directed byTod Browning

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  • 20

    Peeping Tom

    Anna Massey, Michael Powell


    Directed byMichael Powell

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  • 21

    The Lost Weekend

    Jane Wyman, Ray Milland


    Directed byBilly Wilder

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  • 22

    Natural Born Killers

    Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd


    Directed byOliver Stone

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  • 23

    Romper Stomper

    Russell Crowe, Jacqueline McKenzie


    Directed byGeoffrey Wright

  • 24

    An Andalusian Dog

    Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Luis Buñuel


    Directed byLuis Buñuel

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  • 25


    Mireille Darc, Jean Piere Leaud


    Directed byJean-Luc Godard

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