List of films banned in Malaysia

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This is a list of films banned (or rejected) in Malaysia. Films that are assigned the Tidak Diluluskan Untuk Tayangan ("Not Passed for Screening") category by the Film Censorship Board of Malaysia are banned for sale, possession, distribution and screening. Screening rejected films, possessing, selling, or even owning them in private is forbidden and strictly enforced and can be punished with severe fines, up to 20 years' imprisonment or both.


Year Name Notes
1936 The Bohemian Girl Banned due to its Romani themes. It was passed during the 1990s with a VCD release from Warner Malaysia Video.[1]
1943 The Outlaw Originally banned for its sexual content not suitable for any film during that time. Passed in the 1990s with a VCD release by Movie Master.[1]
1946 The Big Sleep Banned originally, but passed in 1999 with a VCD release and a delayed DVD release from Warner Malaysia Video.[1]
1956 The King and I Banned due to offense from neighboring country Thailand.[2] It was passed in 2005 with a VCD release and a DVD release from Fox Malaysia.
1956 The Ten Commandments Banned by Paramount Malaysia (now United International Pictures) due to religious content.[1]
1959 Ben-Hur (1959) Banned for its religious content. Ban was lifted by Warner Malaysia in 1999 with a VCD and DVD release in time for that film's 40th anniversary. In addition, the 2016 remake was banned for a short while.[1]
1963 Tom Jones [1]
1964 491 Banned due to a homosexual rape scene; a censored version was later released.[1]
1968 Rosemary's Baby Banned by Paramount's request due to high-impact terror. Passed in 1997 with a home video release by CIC Video.[1]
1968 The Producers [1]
1968 Funny Girl [1]
1971 A Clockwork Orange Banned due to its explicit sexual and violent content. A censored version was released on DVD after several years.[3]
1971 Villain [1]
1972 The Last House on the Left Banned, originally, but was released on VCD by Movie Master in the late 1990s.[1]
1972 Fritz the Cat Banned due to explicit sexual content and violence.[1]
1972 Deep Throat Banned due to explicit sexual content.[1]
1973 The Exorcist Banned due to intense violence and cruelty.[1]
1974 The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat [1]
1974 Blazing Saddles [1]
1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Banned due to very intense violence and cruelty.[1]
1975 Jaws Banned originally, but was eventually passed for a VCD release and a long-delayed DVD release by Movie Master. Many other Steven Spielberg films were banned.[1]
1975 Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom Banned due to "repulsive, outrageous and abhorrent content." However, Pier Paolo Pasolini's last film was banned at all country.[1]
1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail Still banned and no DVD release.[1]
1976 The Omen Originally banned due to high-impact violence, scary images, and satanic ritual references; but was passed in 1997 with a delayed VCD release by Movie Master followed by a Fox Malaysia DVD release in 1999.[1]
1976 Carrie Was never shown in cinemas during its release. Ban lifted by 1996 with a VCD release from Warner-MGM Malaysia. Was also available on its out-of-print DVD release. Most other films based on or written by Stephen King were banned.[1]
1977 Saturday Night Fever Banned by Cinema International Corporation's Paramount Malaysia division, reportedly because it was deemed to cause chaos in the community.[4]
1978 Halloween [1]
1978 Up in Smoke Banned due to heavy usage of marijuana smoking. Lifted in the early 1990s via CIC Video's Paramount for a delayed VCD release.[1]
1979 Monty Python's Life of Brian All Monty Python's movies are banned for jokes about religion and some black humour.[1]
1979 Alien Was not released in cinemas. Passed in 2001 by Fox Malaysia with a home video release.[1]
1980–present All entries in the Friday the 13th franchise are banned due to high-impact cruelty and violence. [1]
1980 Caligula Banned until the mid-2000s.[1]
1980 The Shining Passed and approved by Warner Malaysia and Movie Master with a VCD and DVD release cut in 1999 after Kubrick's death.[1]
1981 My Bloody Valentine The 2009 3D remake has been banned as well.[1]
1981 Time Bandits [1]
1982 Class of 1984 Banned due to a majority of the film bringing up sexual references, violence, profanity and drug abuse.
1982 The Dark Crystal [1]
1982 The Thing [1]
1983 Scarface [1]
1983 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life [1]
1984 Amadeus [1]
1984 Cannibal Holocaust Banned due to extremely intense violence and cruelty.[5]
1985 Return of the Living Dead [1]
1985 Day of the Dead [1]
1986 Blue Velvet [1]
1986 Platoon Banned due to vulgar language and violence.[6]
1986 Aliens Like the first film, passed in 2001 by Fox Malaysia for a DVD and VCD release.[1]
1986 The Fly [1]
1987 Evil Dead II [1]
1987 Hellraiser [1]
1987 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors The only film in the series banned up until the late 1990s when it was passed with a censored version on VCD when released packaged with the 15th-anniversary edition of the film franchise.[1]
1987 Fatal Attraction [1]
1988 The Blob [1]
1988 The Last Temptation of Christ Banned due to heavy use of religious depictions.[1]
1989 Pet Sematary [1]
1989 Beware! Children at Play [1]
1990 Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III [1]
1990 Predator 2 [1]
1990 Robocop 2 [1]
1990 Sleeping with the Enemy [1]
1990 Goodfellas [1]
1991 Jacob's Ladder [1]
1991 The Silence of the Lambs [1]
1991 Showdown in Little Tokyo [1]
1992 Alien 3 Like the first and second films, respectively; ban was lifted in 2001 for a home video release.[1]
1992 Reservoir Dogs [1]
1992 Army of Darkness [1]
1992 Candyman [1]
1992 Passenger 57 [1]
1993 The Good Son [1]
1993 Schindler's List Banned initially; the Malaysian Film Censorship Board described the film as “propaganda with the purpose of asking for sympathy.”[2] A heavily censored DVD version was later released in 2004.
1994 Wolf [1]
1994 Natural Born Killers [1]
1994 The Shawshank Redemption Banned for depiction of cruelty, profanity, and violence. Later released on DVD.[2]
1994 Clerks Banned for drug abuse and strong language. Cut version passed for a home video release. Uncut version released in 2004.[1]
1994 Pulp Fiction Banned due to intense violence, drug abuse, explicit nudity, and scenes of sexual violence.[1]
1995 Babe Banned due to "babe" sounding similar to "babi," the Malay word for "pig," which is non-halal; also portrays pigs in a positive light.[2][4]
1995 Piranha Banned due to intense violence and cruelty. However, the original 1978 film of the same name is allowed.[1]
1995 Species Banned due to frightening and violent images, but passed for a censored VCD release by Fox-Pathe Malaysia in 1997 plus a delayed DVD release in 2000. The 1998 sequel was not banned.[1]
1995 Seven [1]
1995 Casino [1]
1995 Showgirls Banned due to strong sexual content, including scenes of female nudity and sexual violence.[1]
1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance [1]
1996 Beavis & Butthead Do America Banned due to strong sexual content, crude humour, and violence.[1]
1996 Striptease [1]
1996 Last Man Standing [1]
1996 Scream [1]
1997−2013 South Park Banned along with the film,[1] however, now, it is available on Comedy Central Asia on HyppTV.[7]
1997 Orgazmo Banned due to strong sexual content[1][8]
1997 Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation [1]
1997 Boogie Nights Banned due to strong sexual content[1]
1997 I Know What You Did Last Summer [1]
1997 Mimic For terrifying images and violent content.[1]
1997 Scream 2 [1]
1997 Spawn [1]
1997 Suicide Kings [1]
1998 Blade never released in cinemas, passed for a VCD release and a delayed DVD release by Movie Master.[1]
1998 The Prince of Egypt Never released in cinemas because the censor body ruled that the film is "insensitive for religious and moral reasons".[9] The film was passed for VCD and DVD release by Berjaya HVN
1998 Babe: Pig in the City Banned due to its title and subject matter not being halal (pigs—whether or not they're used as food—are considered highly taboo in the Muslim religion, of which Malaysia has a sizeable population). Released direct-to-VHS when the ruling was overturned almost a year later.[4]
1998 Barney's Great Adventure [1]
1998 Saving Private Ryan never released in cinemas due to Spielberg's previous controversial film, passed for VCD and DVD release by Berjaya HVN[1][2]
1998 Bride of Chucky Banned due to very high-impact violence and cruelty[1]
1998 Half Baked Originally banned for excessive scenes of drug use before finally being released in 2002 on VCD and DVD via United International and MovieMaster.[1]
1998 The Siege Banned due to its subject of hate crimes and cruelty. Still no proper DVD release yet, but passed for an out-of-print VCD release by Fox Malaysia.[1]
1999–2011 Family Guy Due to crude, politically incorrect humour and strong comic violence. Now available on Fox Channel Asia[citation needed]
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me never released in cinemas due to comedic sexual content, but passed for a VCD release and delayed DVD release by Sunny Film Productions.[1]
1999 Fight Club Never released in cinemas. Ban lifted a year later and was given a heavily censored VCD and DVD release from Berjava HVN.[1]
1999 South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut Banned due to "vulgar, offensive content" (the television series was banned for the same reason, but now the TV series is available on HyppTV ).[1]
1999 Dogma[1] Banned for offensive religious content
1999 American Beauty Banned for strong sexual content (including scenes depicting pedophilia and homosexuality)[citation needed]
1999 Eyes Wide Shut Due to strong sexual contents, but now available at Google Play Store Movie.
1999 The Haunting [1]
1999 Best Laid Plans [1]
1999 Anna and the King [1]
2000−present All entries in the Final Destination series have been banned due to high-impact terror and violence.[1]
2000 Requiem for a Dream [1]
2000 Scream 3 [1]
2000 But I'm a Cheerleader Banned for strong sexual content and depictions of homosexuality, masturbation, and conversion therapy.[1]
2000 Scary Movie Ban lifted.
2000 Baise-Moi Banned due to grotesque, abhorrent content (rape, explicit sexual content, high-impact violence, cruelty, etc.)[1]
2000 Dracula 2000 Banned for high-impact grisly violence; eventually passed for a delayed VCD and DVD release in early April 2001.[1]
2001 Fiza' '[1]
2001 Ichi the Killer Banned due to very high-impact violence and offensive depictions of cruelty.[1]
2001 Hannibal Banned due to high-impact terror and violence, including use of cannibalism. Passed for a home media release by Berjava HVN.[1]
2001 Blow [1]
2001 Lara Croft Tomb Raider [1]
2001 Scary Movie 2 [1]
2001 Soul Survivors [1]
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back [1]
2001 Joy Ride [1]
2001 Zoolander[10] Banned for its offensive depiction of the country in the film, and involving a plot to assassinate a prime minister.
2001 The Last Castle [1]
2002 The Pianist [1]
2002 Auto Focus passed for VCD release from[1]
2002 Queen of the Damned [1]
2002 Resident Evil passed for a VCD release by Columbia Tristar.[1]
2002 We Were Soldiers [1]
2002 Windtalkers [1]
2002 40 Days and 40 Nights Never released in cinemas, but passed for a VCD release and delayed DVD release by Sunny Film Productions[1]
2002 Ghost Ship [1]
2002 Pinocchio[1] Reason unknown.[1]
2003 Bruce Almighty[11] Originally banned for its depiction of God, but later passed for VCD and DVD release by Berjaya HVN
2003 Bumfights [1]
2003 Daredevil passed for VCD and DVD release[1]
2003 Elephant [1]
2003 Bad Boys II [1]
2003 Homerun Banned due to the negative political element of Malaysia[1]
2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Passed for a VCD release from Berjaya HVN.
2003 Freddy vs. Jason [1]
2003 Underworld [1]
2003 The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions While the 1999 film was not banned; these two sequels were banned theatrically. Both passed for respective delayed DVD and VCD releases from Warner Malaysia by early 2006.[1]
2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 never released in cinemas, passed for DVD release by Berjaya HVN[1]
2003 Thirteen [1]
2004 The Girl Next Door (2004 film) [1]
2004 Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle never released in cinemas, passed for DVD release by Berjaya HVN[1]
2004 The Passion of the Christ The film's viewing was restricted solely to adult Christian viewers.[1][2]
2004 Sideways [1]
2004 Resident Evil: Apocalypse [1]
2004 Team America: World Police Banned because it was made by the creators of South Park, which itself is banned outright.[1]
2004−present All entries in the Saw series are currently banned due to very high-impact grisly violence including torture and cruelty [1]
2004-2008 Supernanny Banned due to heavy realistic violence, nudity and heavy language for children.[1]
2004 Seed of Chucky [1]
2004 Alfie (2004 remake) never released in cinemas due to sexual content, passed for DVD release by Berjaya HVN with an 18SX (non-graphic sexual content) rating.[1]
2004 Bad Education [1]
2004 A Dirty Shame [1]
2005 Ken Park Banned due to very offensive content (sexual intercourse, masturbation, pornography, high-impact violence with teens being active and passive participants of it)[1]
2005 Sin City Banned due to high-level violence and sexual content.[1]
2005 Land of the Dead [1]
2005 Hustle & Flow [1]
2005 The 40-Year-Old Virgin Banned due to heavy sexual themes[11]
2005 Inside Deep Throat Banned because it was a documentary on a film that was banned due to very offensive content (sexual intercourse, masturbation, pornography, etc.)[1]
2005 Doom [1]
2005 Harsh Times [1]
2005 Hard Candy Banned due to pedophilia references and scenes of violence and torture.[1]
2005 Hostel Banned due to very high-impact violence and offensive depictions of cruelty.[1]
2005 Rent Banned for having homosexual characters; was released straight to DVD/VCD by[1]
2005 Brokeback Mountain Banned for its "favorable" depiction of homosexuality[1]
2005 Fuck Documentary banned due to its extreme use of vulgarities, including persuasive usages of the titular word as implemented throughout the entire run.[1]
2006 Glory Road[1] [1]
2006 See No Evil [1]
2006 United 93 [1]
2006 When a Stranger Calls [1]
2006 The Da Vinci Code [1]
2006 Severance The film was allowed in theatres in a censored version, but the bear trap scene was removed. The video version was initially banned and had no DVD release.[1]
2006 Turistas [1]
2006 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Banned for political and sexual content[1]
2006 World Trade Center [1]
2006 Black Christmas [1]
2007 Farce of the Penguins [1]
2007 Alpha Dog [11]
2007 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters [1]
2007 Knocked Up Passed for TV Release in 2012[1]
2007 The Kingdom [1]
2007 Hostel: Part II Banned due to very high-impact violence and cruelty. [1]
2007 Dead Silence [1]
2007 Superbad [1]
2007 Captivity [1]
2007 Evan Almighty [1]
2007 Dukun Never released for public screening due murderios case on 1993, but 11 years later footage of this film resurfaced and leaked online. It was officially released in 2018 in cinemas nationwide.
2007 Death Sentence [1]
2007 The Ten [1]
2007 Hitman [1]
2007 Halloween [1]
2007 I Don't Want to Sleep Alone Banned based on 18 counts of incidents shown in the film depicting the country "in a bad light" for cultural, ethical, and racial reasons. However, they later allowed the film to be screened in the country after Tsai agreed to censor parts of the film according to the requirements of the Censorship Board.[12]
2008 Anaconda 3: Offspring Banned due to very high-impact violence and cruelty.[1] However, the big screen versions to the series, Anaconda (1997) and Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) are allowed.
2008 Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead [1]
2008 The Orphanage [1]
2008 Frontier(s) [1]
2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay [1]
2008 Waltz with Bashir [1]
2008 Wanted passed for home video release by Berjaya HVN and United International Pictures Malaysia.
2008 Street Kings passed for a DVD and VCD release by Fox Malaysia and Berjaya-HVN.
2008 Step Brothers [1]
2008 Max Payne [1]
2008 Sex and the City [1]
2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall [1]
2008 Sex Drive [1]
2008 Rambo [1]
2008 Crooked Business [1]
2008 Pineapple Express Banned due to heavy drug themes[1]
2008 Zack and Miri Make a Porno Banned due to strong sexual content.[1] Released on streaming media.
2008 Role Models Banned due to immoral behaviour and crude humour.[1]
2008 RocknRolla [1]
2008 The Reader [1]
2008 Repo! The Genetic Opera [1]
2008 The Dark Knight The film was rejected and banned on the week of its release on behalf of Warner Malaysia's request due to high-impact anarchism, terrorism, and violence unusual for a Batman film. The ban was shortly lifted a week after for a theatrically censored release. The delayed uncut version was later released on VCD and DVD by Berjava HVN.[1]
2009 Che: Part II The first part was not banned. However, despite not having to be released in cinemas; it was passed for a VCD and DVD release packaged with the first half by[1]
2009 My Bloody Valentine 3D [1]
2009 Watchmen [1]
2009 Brüno Banned due to strong sexual themes, including scenes of homosexuality and 'sexually deviant behaviour'[1]
2009 Anaconda 4: Trail of Blood Banned due to high-impact violence and cruelty[1] However, the big screen versions to the series, Anaconda (1997) and Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) are allowed.
2009 The Hangover [2]
2009 Orphan [1]
2009 Angels & Demons [1]
2009 Next Day Air [1]
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Originally banned, but later passed and given a delayed release from Fox Malaysia on July 2013.[1][13]
2009 Law Abiding Citizen [1]
2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper [1]
2009 Antichrist [1]
2009 The Fourth Kind [1]
2009 The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Banned due to strong sexual content and graphic nudity.[1]
2009 Halloween 2 (2009 sequel to remake) [1]
2009 Paranormal Activity Banned due to horror and supernatural themes[1]
2010 Rumah Dara aka Macabre[14]
2010 Sex and the City 2 [1]
2010 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Originally banned, but later passed and was given a release on May 2010[citation needed][15]
2010 Kick-Ass [1]
2010 Paranormal Activity 2 Banned due to horror violence and paranormal themes[1]
2010 Black Swan Banned due to sexual themes and depiction of homosexuality.[1]
2010 Let Me In [1]
2011 No Strings Attached passed in a heavily censored version (seven minutes censored) in 2011, due to sexual and nude content[1]
2011 Bridesmaids [1]
2011 Priest [1]
2011 Friends with Benefits Banned due to its sexual content[1]
2011 Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) [1]
2011 Megan is Missing [1]
2011 Father's Day For extensive sexual violence.[1]
2012 A Serbian Film Banned due to extremely high-impact violence (a lot of which is sexual), scenes of blood and gore, and abhorrent sexual practices (pedophilia, especially).[1]
2012 The Dictator Banned due to offensive political themes.[1]
2012 Ted Passed for home screenings.[1]
2012 Piranha 3DD [1]
2012 Magic Mike [1]
2012 Smiley [1]
2012 Killing Them Softly [1]
2012 Mental Banned due to very high-impact violence, drug abuse and crude humour.
2013 The Conjuring Originally banned for its strong horror themes and gruesome violence, but later passed and released by Warner Bros. on July 2013[1][16]
2013 Vishwaroopam[17] Shown in local cinemas on 24 January 2013, but the approval was withdrawn the next day, in accordance with a directive from the Home Ministry following concerns from the public that the film portrays Islam in a negative light. Malaysian authorities lifted the ban on 19 February 2014, however, after several scenes were cut.
2013 The Purge Originally banned due to high-impact violence; also banned for scary images, political content, and anarchism. However, it was later passed and was released on August 2013.[1][18]
2013 Curse of Chucky [1]
2013 Evil Dead Due to extreme impact terror and gory images with high-level cruelty.[1]
2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D Banned for frightening scenes that involves high-impact violence with sheer gore and cruelty. Was never released on home video since.[1]
2013 Dallas Buyers Club [1]
2013 Kick-Ass 2 Originally banned for its vulgar title, but later passed and released by Universal Studios on August 2013.[1][19]
2013 Race 2 Banned for showcasing underworld crime in Turkey[citation needed]
2013 You're Next [1]
2013 The Wolf of Wall Street Banned for scenes of sex, drug abuse, and offensive language.[20]
2013 The New Village Banned after causing riots and chaos during its initial screening, and for supposedly promoting communism.[21]
2014 A Million Ways To Die In The West Banned due to heavy comedic violence.[1]
2014 Banglasia (猛加拉杀手)[22] The film was heavily criticised by the LPF (Film Censorship Board) and KDN (Home Ministry department), which received 31 official notes and orders to re-shoot the movie.
2014 Devil's Due [1]
2014 Sex Tape Banned for its strong and explicit sexual content.[1]
2014 Annabelle Originally banned for its horror themes and gruesome violence, but later passed and given a release on October 2014[1][23]
2014 Noah Banned due to religious content and its depictions of the prophets.[1]
2014 The Purge: Anarchy Originally banned due to its strongly-violent themes and supposed promotion of anarchy, but later passed and given a release on September 2014.[1][24]
2014 The Raid 2: Berandal Banned due to graphic excessive violence.[1]
2014 The Interview Banned due to its provocative political content related to North Korea.[1]
2015 Fifty Shades of Grey Banned due to strong sexual content and graphic nudity.[25]
2015 Unfriended Originally banned due to strong horror themes, but later passed and given a release on April 2015.[1][26]
2015 Creep [1]
2015 The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) Banned due to its gruesome and sexual content.[1]
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road Originally banned for possible abuse-related themes, but later passed and given a release on May 2015.[27]
2015 Trainwreck [1]
2015 No Escape [1]
2015 The Danish Girl Banned due to sexual and nude content as well on grounds of moral depravity.[28]
2015 Fundamentally Happy Banned due to contain elements that may be sensitive to the feelings of Malaysian Malays and may be interpreted by Malaysian Malays as an attempt to reflect the community's attitude towards those who abuse the weak to fulfil their desires.[29]
2016 Deadpool Ban lifted shortly after its release from Fox Malaysia, giving a wide release. Originally banned due to strong graphic violence, vulgar language, and sexual and persuasive humour; unlikely for any superhero film during that time.[1]
2016 The Purge: Election Year Originally banned for its political and violent themes, but later passed and given a release on July 2016.[30]
2016 Sausage Party Banned for its overtly-sexual and vulgar themes and promotion of immoral behaviour and drug use.[1]
2016 Bad Moms Banned for its promotion of immoral behaviour. Later released on streaming media alongside its sequel.[1]
2016 Ben-Hur Originally banned for its religious content. Ban lifted a week after its release by Paramount/Fox Malaysia; and was given a two-week limited release.[1]
2017 Fifty Shades Darker Banned for its overtly-sexual themes and graphic depictions of sex[1]
2017 Beauty and the Beast Banned due to homosexual references in the movie. Disney rejected the Film Censorship Board's suggestions for an edited version, and thus held it from Malaysian release[31] until several days later where it was released without any cuts.[32]
2017 Wonder Woman Initially banned by Warner Malaysia prior to its premiere and the official release on the account of the film's leading star Gal Gadot's service in the Israeli Army. Ban lifted and the film was shown in cinemas nationwide in December 2017.[citation needed] Passed uncut for a VCD, DVD, and digital HD/on-demand/online download release.
2017 The Belko Experiment Originally banned for gruesome terror. Passed for a delayed release on June 2017.[1]
2017 Creep 2 Originally banned for horror themes including grisly violence. Passed for a release on October 2017.[1]
2017 Happy Death Day Originally banned for horror and some sexual themes, but later passed and given a release on October 2017.[1][33]
2017 The Snowman Banned for excessive violence.[1]
2017 Jigsaw Banned for strong horror themes and gruesome violence.[1]
2017 Leatherface Banned for strong horror themes and gruesome violence.[1]
2017 Alien: Covenant Originally banned for horror and possible sexual themes, but later passed and given a release on May 2017.[1][34]
2017 Baywatch Originally banned for possible sexual themes, but later passed and given a release on June 2017.[1][35]
2017 Annabelle: Creation Originally banned for horror and religious themes, but later passed and given a release on August 2017.[1][36]
2017 mother! Originally banned for possible sexual or horror themes, but later passed and given a release on September 2017.[1][37]
2017 A Bad Moms Christmas Released on streaming media.[1]
2017 The Disaster Artist [1]
2018 Padmaavat Banned for negatively portraying Alauddin Khalji, a Muslim ruler of medieval India.[38]


Year Name Notes
1999–present Family Guy Banned for offensive, politically incorrect humour. Released on Netflix. [1]
2011–present Home and Away Banned due to high-impact violence, strong adult themes and cruelty.[1]
2000–2006 Malcolm in the Middle Banned due to disgusting behaviour for school-aged children[1]
1989–1994 Neighbours [1]
1996–present Silent Witness [1]
2005 Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Banned for the same reason as Family Guy (offensive, politically incorrect humour)[1]

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