One Redditor posted, “I'm looking for controversial movies from controversial books for examples of films that sparked controversy during their time that are adapted from controversial books, such as A Clockwork Orange or Lolita, both directed by Stanley Kubrick.”
They concluded, “I want to examine how controversy can influence a film's success and have a wide range of examples.” Reddit responded to deliver this list of movies.
9½ Weeks is an romantic drama starring Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke engaging in a unconvential relationship. It sparked controversy for being too spicy despite hours of footage deemed too extreme being removed before release.
Crash is a crime drama book and film that sparked controversy surrounding the vivid depictions of graphic sexual acts instigated by violence. As a result, AMC theatres posted guards outside the entrances to ensure minors didn't get in to see it.