7 Action Movies Banned Overseas

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The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

The second film in the The Matrix series and the sequel to The Matrix, it was banned in Egypt for the extreme violence and religious themes.

Baby (2015)

This Akshay Kumar-starrer was banned by the censor board in Pakistan as according to them, the film portrayed Muslims in a negative light.

The Dark Knight (2008)

One of the best superhero films ever made, Christopher Nolan's masterpiece was banned in Hong Kong nearly 14 years after its release, for violent content.

Beast (2022)

Thalapathy Vijay's blockbuster faced a ban in Kuwait and Qatar for portraying Muslims as religious extremists.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)

This film was banned in Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan and Saudi Arabia for promoting homosexuality as a character in the film, America Chavez was a lesbian.

Vishwaroopam (2013)

Not only was the film banned for an overseas release in Malaysia, it was also banned in its home state Tamil Nadu for its plot that revolved around Al-Qaeda terrorists.

The Kingdom (2007)

This film was banned in Bahrain and Kuwait for a sequence of the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, which was believed to be an inaccurate depiction.

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