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The Most Controversial Movies on Netflix

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'A Clockwork Orange'
(1971)
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee,
Adrienne Corri, Miriam Karlin

Based on Anthony Burgess' controversial novel, Stanley Kubrick's vision of the story doesn't pull punches. An allegory about free will, Clockwork is set in the future, when prisoners are experimented on and subjected to conditioning that breaks violent tendencies. One ultra-violent lad, Alex, leads the story and is eventually imprisoned. It's how he gets there, raping and murdering, that caused an audience uproar back in '71.