A Clockwork Orange
Stanley Kubrick's critically acclaimed, but hugely controversial, drama telling the story of Alex, a sadistic youth whose principal interests are rape, ultra-violence and Beethoven. Eventually arrested and imprisoned, Alex is subjected to a sinister form of aversion therapy designed to brainwash him into a state of placid conformity. Based on the novel by Anthony Burgess, with Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Patrick Magee, Adrienne Corri and David Prowse. Kubrick himself effectively banned the film in the UK and it has only been available in Britain since the director's death in 1999.