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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

    Released1967

    Directed byArthur Penn

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  • 2

    Boys Don't Cry

    Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny

    Released1999

    Directed byKimberly Peirce

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  • 3

    In the Company of Men

    Aaron Eckhart, Matt Malloy

    Released1997

    Directed byNeil LaBute

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  • 4

    Dead Ringers

    Jeremy Irons, Jill Hennessy

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

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  • 5

    Eraserhead

    Jack Nance, Jeanne Bates

    Released1977

    Directed byDavid Lynch

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  • 6

    Gimme Shelter

    Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones

    Released1970

    Directed byAlbert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin

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  • 7

    Happiness

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Molly Shannon

    Released1998

    Directed byTodd Solondz

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  • 8

    Bad Lieutenant

    Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo

    Released1992

    Directed byAbel Ferrara

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  • 9

    M

    Peter Lorre, Theo Lingen

    Released1931

    Directed byFritz Lang

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  • 10

    Once Upon a Time in the West

    Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale

    Released1968

    Directed bySergio Leone

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  • 11

    A Clockwork Orange

    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke

    Released1971

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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  • 12

    Repulsion

    Catherine Deneuve, Roman Polanski

    Released1965

    Directed byRoman Polanski

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  • 13

    Requiem for a Dream

    Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto

    Released2000

    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

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  • 14

    Reservoir Dogs

    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi

    Released1992

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • 15

    The Sweet Hereafter

    Ian Holm, Sarah Polley

    Released1997

    Directed byAtom Egoyan

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  • 16

    Taxi Driver

    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster

    Released1976

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • 17

    Blue Velvet

    Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper

    Released1986

    Directed byDavid Lynch

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  • 18

    Dancer in the Dark

    Björk, Catherine Deneuve

    Released2000

    Directed byLars von Trier

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  • 19

    Freaks

    Wallace Ford, Edward Brophy

    Released1932

    Directed byTod Browning

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  • 20

    Peeping Tom

    Anna Massey, Michael Powell

    Released1960

    Directed byMichael Powell

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  • 21

    The Lost Weekend

    Jane Wyman, Ray Milland

    Released1945

    Directed byBilly Wilder

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  • 22

    Natural Born Killers

    Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd

    Released1994

    Directed byOliver Stone

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  • 23

    Romper Stomper

    Russell Crowe, Jacqueline McKenzie

    Released1992

    Directed byGeoffrey Wright

  • 24

    An Andalusian Dog

    Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Luis Buñuel

    Released1929

    Directed byLuis Buñuel

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  • 25

    Weekend

    Mireille Darc, Jean Piere Leaud

    Released1967

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