Top 10 Movies Banned in the Middle East

by Mark Tapson – October 7, 2010 – News Real Blog A year and a half ago, giddy and hopeful in the wake of Obama’s inauguration, an unofficial but self-important delegation from Hollywood’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (including actresses Annette Bening and Alfre Woodard, among others), set out for Iran as part of a “cultural exchange.” Hard to fathom how America was supposed to benefit from the exchange, but cultural advisor Javad Shamaghdaritold the Hollywood reps exactly what Iran wanted: “We will believe Obama’s policy of change when we see change in Hollywood too.” In other words, no more movies critical of Islam or Iran.