Ten of the most shocking movies ever made
Every year a film is branded "the most shocking ever made". The impulse to scare cinema-goers witless, or have them grow blue in the face with embarrassment and shame, is evidently a lucrative one for filmmakers.
With Compliance hailed as the latest shocker, called everything from misogynistic to disturbing, and causing no fewer than eight people at its Sundance premiere to walk out, we've decided to look at other films that have created a similar stir.
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