James Franco;Seth Rogen
The Interview, 2014 The James Franco-Seth Rogen movie hadn’t even been released when it made its greatest impact. The Interview, about two Americans on a mission to kill Kim Jong-un, has sparked conversations about the tastefulness -- or not -- of depicting the killing of a foreign head of state. But it also is widely seen as having sparked the Sony hacking scandal, as the hackers, known as the Guardians of Peace, have urged Sony not to release the film. The ripple effect of the email hack saw off-color remarks about Angelina Jolie, Aaron Sorkin, and President Obama between Sony executives go public.Columbia
James Franco;Seth Rogen
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The Most Controversial Films of All Time

With The Interview, James Franco and Seth Rogen have set off an unintentional firestorm, as hackers opposed to their film's subject matter have exposed private communications within Sony Pictures. This can't have been their goal, but controversy certainly was.

Film has stoked passionate argument perhaps more effectively than any other medium — hardly surprising, given its larger-than-life nature. Here are some of the most memorable times that films, either accidentally or on purpose, have incited strong reactions.

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