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Film has always pushed the boundaries of what is considered socially acceptable, causing viewers to consider religion, morals, political views and stances on a variety of hot topics. Regarding religion, some movies have caused such a stir that they are still considered among the most controversial and blasphemous ever created. Check out these scandalous films that rubbed religious folks the wrong way.

1. The Passion of the Christ (2004)

Around the world Jewish groups made it clear that they were far from pleased with Mel Gibson’s 2004 film The Passion of the Christ. They felt that the views expressed in the movie blamed Christ’s crucifixion on the Jewish people, and these groups stoutly denounced it. The 2004 film follows the last twelve hours in Jesus’ life, including all the gory details that surrounded his torturous demise.

Passion of the Christ

2. The Da Vinci Code (2006)

A massive cover-up unveiled, discovery of mysterious symbols, and an interesting take on a couple of the Bible’s most prominent characters. All this could be found in the 2006 Ron Howard directed film, The Da Vinci Code. In the film the Roman Catholic Church is accused of hiding the fact that Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene were not only married, but had a daughter together and, being responsible for a two-thousand-year deception regarding the Holy Grail. Members demanded a boycott of the film.

Da Vinci Code

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