As 'Blue is the Warmest Color' gets an NC-17, 10 notable films to have received the rating
From 'Shame' to 'Showgirls,' why the MPAA's highest rating is no badge of dishonor
6. "Man Bites Dog" (Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde, 1992)
“This is honestly the most fucked-up film you will ever see,” a friend of mine enthused years ago, while brandishing a copy of this blackly comic Belgian mockumentary – a more enticing promise than the MPAA’s comparatively mild claim of “strong graphic violence.” That said, they aren’t kidding: as the film charts the progress of a deranged serial killer whose exploits are chaperoned and documented by a film crew, the violence reaches numbing, if smartly self-reflexive, proportions. It’s a remarkable work that predated the US wave of reality-TV satire by a decade.