7 Movies Banned in Indonesia, did not Pass Censorship

There are so many movies released in Indonesia every year, but Indonesian movie lovers can't enjoy all of them. The reason is, there are a number of movies that are banned from showing in Indonesia.

The reasons vary, but mostly because these movies contain scenes that are violent or too vulgar. Some of them are also considered to be a bad influence on the audience so that they are banned from broadcasting.

Here are seven movies that are banned from showing in Indonesia, summarized from various sources.

1. Schindler's List (1993)

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Movies that are banned from being shown in Indonesia, one of which is Schindler's List.

After successfully winning seven Oscar awards in 1994, Schindler's List was banned from broadcasting in Indonesia. There are reasons why this film is considered unfit for broadcast in Indonesia.

This is because the film Schindler's List contains elements of violence and nudity. However, Schindler's List is one of the best films by director Steven Spielberg.

2. True Lies (1994)

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Released in 1994, True Lies is a movie directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

True Lies is also one of the movies which has been banned from being shown in Indonesia. That's because this movie looks like it has the potential to spread controversy because it depicts Islam as an extremist religion.

3. Noah (2004)

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Noah is a movie that contains Darren Aronofosky's interpretation of the life story of Noah. However, this movie reaped a lot of controversy, especially regarding the depiction of Noah as a burdened ordinary human being.

Not only in Indonesia, Noah has also been banned from broadcasting in other Muslim-majority countries in the world.

4. Balibo (2009)

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The next movie banned from being shown in Indonesia is Balibo. This Australian film tells the story of a group of journalists who are arrested.

Then they were killed while covering the Indonesian invasion of East Timor in 1975.

5. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

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The element of sex that dominates Fifty Shades of Gray makes this movie also banned from showing in Indonesia. Fifty Shades of Gray is a movie based on a novel with the same title.

Apart from Indonesia, this movie was also banned from showing in several countries around the world.

6. Dirty Grandpa (2016)

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Dirty Grandpa is a movie that tells the story of a flirtatious grandfather who has wild fantasies while on vacation with his grandchildren. The title, which was considered too vulgar and the frontal sexual scenes, prevented this movie from being censored by the Indonesian Film Institute.

The reason is, Dirty Grandpa is considered to have a bad effect on Indonesian audiences.

7. Suspiria (2018)

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Next is Suspiria, which tells the story of a group of ballet dancers who turn out to be controlled by a witch.

Suspiria tells the story of a dark cult and contains many adult and sadistic scenes. This made the movie, which was released in 2018, banned from being shown in Indonesia.

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