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If you're not a fan of swearing, look the fuck away now. Like gore, swearing is one of those topics that tends to divide movie fans, and opinions tend to run hot about any aspect of censorship. How bad can a word be?

''Fuck'' as a word is of uncertain origin, though linguists reckon it featured from around the 15th century. Marvelously versatile, it can be used as a noun (''Who gives a fuck''), a verb (''I like fucking''), an interjection (''Oh, fuck!''), an adjective (''Watch this fucking film'') and many compounds (''motherfucker'', ''fuckwit'' etc).

Here's an amusing image of one of the first recorded uses of the F-word, from a disgruntled monk majorly pissed off at an abbot a few hundred years ago.

Fuckin Abbot! Image: io9
Fuckin Abbot! Image: io9

Many ''fucks'' can cause problems with the movie censorship board, but several movies — even Oscar darlings — get away with a whole lot of F-bombs. Check out all the fucks these sweariest ever movies give...

1. Swearnet: The Movie

  • Released: 2014
  • Fucks: 935
  • Runtime: 112mins
  • Fucks per minute: 8.35
  • Genre: Comedy

2. Fuck: A Documentary on the Word

  • Released: 2005
  • Fucks: 857
  • Runtime: 93mins
  • Fucks per minute: 9.21
  • Genre: Documentary

3. The Wolf of Wall Street

  • Released: 2013
  • Fucks: 569
  • Runtime: 180mins
  • Fucks per minute: 3.16
  • Genre: Biographical Crime Comedy

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4. Summer of Sam

  • Released: 1999
  • Fucks: 435
  • Runtime: 142mins
  • Fucks per minute: 3.06
  • Genre: Crime Thriller

5. Nil by Mouth

  • Released: 1997
  • Fucks: 428
  • Runtime: 128mins
  • Fucks per minute: 3.34
  • Genre: Drama

6. Casino

  • Released: 1995
  • Fucks: 422
  • Runtime: 178mins
  • Fucks per minute: 2.40
  • Genre: Gangster Crime Drama

7. Straight Outta Compton

  • Released: 2015
  • Fucks: 392
  • Runtime: 167mins
  • Fucks per minute: 2.35
  • Genre: Biographical Drama

8. Alpha Dog

  • Released: 2007
  • Fucks: 367
  • Runtime: 118mins
  • Fucks per minute: 3.11
  • Genre: Crime Drama

9. End of Watch

  • Released: 2012
  • Fucks: 326
  • Runtime: 109mins
  • Fucks per minute: 2.99
  • Genre: Crime Drama

10. Twin Town

  • Released: 1997
  • Fucks: 318
  • Runtime: 99mins
  • Fucks per minute: 3.21
  • Genre: Comedy

Fuck-iest Tarantino Movies

Though not Tarantino's most controversial highly-used word, the man does love to litter his movies with a gazillion fucks.

  • Reservoir Dogs: 269
  • Pulp Fiction: 265
  • Grindhouse: 169

Fuck-iest Horror Movies

  • Devil's Rejects: 224
  • Blair Witch Project: 154

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Fun Fuck Facts

Welcome to Fucking. Image: Wiki
Welcome to Fucking. Image: Wiki
  • There is a tiny town in Austria called Fucking. Its sign is now fully vandal-proofed after lol-hunting tourists kept stealing it.
  • The first use of ''Fuck'' in US cinema was in M*A*S*H in 1970.
  • There is a German beer available called Fucking Hell ('Hell' meaning a light beer beer) which successfully fought back against the ban on its name in 2010.
  • A 1971 US court ruling held that it's your right as an American to wear a shirt that says ''Fuck'' (or variants thereon) in public without it constituting a breach of peace. Go express yourself, fuckers!

What is the Fuck-iest movie you've seen?

Source: Wiki, So Long As It's Words, io9