Movies Banned in Foreign Countries for Weird Reasons

Sex and the City 2 (2010), banned in the United Arab Emirates

Even though the popular franchise’s second film was set in Abu Dhabi, the National Media Council for the United Arab Emirates banned the movie from being released there, citing a conflict of “cultural values.” Makes sense, seeing as the UAE didn’t even let the movie shoot in Abu Dhabi – it was actually filmed in Morocco, which leads us to wonder why Carrie and her gang didn’t just go there instead. We’re sure they could have found some women in hijab to “liberate” in Casablanca, too, or whatever it was they thought they were doing on their “exotic” vacation. The fact that they went ahead with the pretense of being in Abu Dhabi when they actually weren’t only contributed to the UAE’s decision to ban the film.