Following the latest Scream VI ban, I thought of compiling a list of all banned movies & shows in Lebanon based on previous blog posts and online findings. There was a museum of censorship initiative launched by March Lebanon where a long list of banned movies was published but the website is unfortunately down. The below list is definitely not a final one and I will keep on updating it as soon as I find new/old entries:
Here are the banned movies in recent years with the respective motive:
Scream VI (2023) – Sexual and Immoral Behavior.
Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022) – Depiction of Evil Nun
Lightyear (2022) – LGBTQ+ characters
Death on the Nile (2022) – Israeli Actor:Gal Gadot
The Nun 2 (2022) – Offensive to Christianity
The Jungle (2018) – Israeli actor
The Post (2018) – Israeli Director: Steven Spielberg
Wonder Woman (2017) – Israeli Actor:Gal Gadot
Justice League (2017) – Israeli Actor:Gal Gadot
Panoptic (2017) – Offensive scenes
Personal Affairs (2016) – Israeli Movie
Spotlight (2016) – Offensive to Christianity
I Say Dust (2015) – Sexual and Immoral Behavior.
The Silent Majority Speaks (2014) – Political Motive.
Too Much Love Will Kill You (2013) – Sexual and Immoral Behavior.
Stranger by the Lake (2013) – Sexual and Immoral Behavior.
The Attack (2013) – Filmed in Israel
I Offered You Pleasure (2013) – Sexual and Immoral Behavior.
Beyrouth Hotel (2012) – Political Motive.
Green Days (2011) – Political Motive.
The Antichrist (2009) – Offensive to Christianity
Waltz with Bashir (2008) – Israeli movie.
Persepolis (2008) – Political Motive.
Milk 2008 – Sexual and Immoral Behavior.
The Da Vinci Code (2006) – Offensive to Christianity
My Summer of Love (2004) – Sexual and Immoral Behavior.
The Pianist (2002) – Sympathy for Israel/Jews
Schindler’s List (1993) – Sympathy for Israel/Jews
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) – Offensive to Christianity
In addition to those, All Charlie Chaplin & Stanley Kubrick movies are banned in Lebanon, as well as several movies by Ingmar Bergmann. There’s also a list that we shared some 12 years ago on the blog that includes many shows and movies supposedly banned such as:
3rd Rock from the sun Season 2 &3
Anything Else by Woody Allen
The West Wing Season 1, 2 & Part of Season 3
Full list is [here].