BRIT FLICK NIL BY MOUTH TOPS SWEARIEST FILM LIST
The 1997 British drama film Nil by Mouth has effed and blinded its way to the top of the Sweariest Films of All Time list averaging four swear words per minute.
To mark the UK release of The King’s Speech which features Colin Firth as King George VI overcoming his stammer in an explosive scene full of expletives LOVEFiLM, Europe’s largest subscription service streaming movies and TV episodes over the internet and sending DVDs by post asked a panel of film experts to compile the Top 10 fouler films based on frequency, strength of swear words used and the level of offence caused.
Second in the profanity list is Marin Scorsese’s Casino (1995) starring Robert de Niro as mobster Ace Rothstein. The classic film tipped the swear-o-meter scale with over 422 fouls in just over two hours – averaging three swear words per minute.
At number three is Alpha Dog a film that starred squeaky clean pop singer Justin Timberlake in a less than wholesome role as a drug dealing gang member. The film set in California, shocked audiences at the Sundance Film Festival with its excessive bad language – 367 strong swear words in French and English!
With 318 clangers, Twin Town follows a dysfunctional family from Swansea who scrape together to make ends meet in the film but fly into fourth place.
Widely considered to be Martin Scorsese’s finest directorial effort, 1990s profanity-peppered Goodfellas proves that you don’t always have to use the Queen’s English and the 2002 thriller Narc takes sixth place with a total of 297 swear words.
Seventh place is Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 Reservoir Dogs with 296 expletives. From the suited and booted to a small elementary school in South Park, screaming Eric Cartman in South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut helps the animated film secure 146 F-word mentions.
In ninth place is 2004’s Layer Cake directed by Matthew Vaughn which saw Bond hard man Daniel Craig curse his way through 105 minutes of British mobster violence and rounding off the Top 10 is Team America: World Police with 62 swear words.
The titles that create LOVEFiLM’s Sweariest Films of All Time list including Reservoir Dogs, South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut and Team America: World Police are available to watch instantly online now via the LOVEFiLM Player.
The Top Ten Sweariest films are as follows:
- Nil by Mouth (1997) – 428
- Casino (1995) – 422
- Alpha Dog (2006) – 367
- Twin Town – 318
- Goodfellas (1990) – 300
- Narc (2002) – 297
- Reservoir Dogs (1992) – 269
- South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999) – 146
- Layer Cake (2004) – 105
- Team America: World Police (2004) – 62
Fliss White, Head of Brand Marketing at LOVEFiLM commented:
“Swearing in films has been widely accepted and it seems that the Brits are the best at it with Nil by Mouth topping the swear-iest film list.”
“With over 70,000 DVD titles and Watch Online you can watch all of the most profanity-fuelled titles whenever and wherever you want – without having to make any apologies!”