Hot on the heels of much religious – and anti-religious – uproar over the soon to be released film The Golden Compass, Beliefnet has released their list of the ten most controversial religious movies of all time.
Topping the list is Martin Scorsese’s 1988 film The Last Temptation of Christ, which sparked tremendous controversy over a scene which depicts Jesus imagining himself making love to Mary Magdalene instead of dying on the cross.
I was a little surprised to see Battlefield Earth on the list, it wasn’t really about a religion was it? But I was even more surprised that Stigmata was included. I don’t remember much controversy surrounding that movie, I just remember it being awful!
Anyway, here’s the rest of their list. I guess I’ve got another batch of movies to work my way through!
The Most Controversial Religious Movies of All Time
1. The Last Temptation of Christ
3. The Passion of the Christ
5. The Da Vinci Code
7. The Birth of a Nation
8. Battlefield Earth
10. The Exorcist