The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 biographical film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Terence Winter. It is based on the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort. Due to its extreme sexual and drug content, as well as extensive and excessive use of crude and profane language, it has been censored or banned in many countries.

It is the most profane mainstream feature film with the vulgar sexual expletive being used over five hundred times over the course of the film; more than half of the F-bombs comes from Jordan Belfort (portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio).


Indian censorship[]

Three graphic sexual scenes totaling six minutes were cut from Indian theatres.

Kenyan censorship[]

The sale, exhibition and distribution of the publication has been restricted in Kenya.

Malaysian censorship[]

The film has been banned in Malaysia due to graphic sexual activity and the use of controlled substances.

Nepalese censorship[]

The film has been banned in Nepal.

Singaporean censorship[]

Cuts were made to an orgy and threesome scene, as well as utterances of religiously profane language for the Singapore R21 cut. Even more cuts have been made to receive the more commercially viable M18 rating in Singapore.

United Arab Emirates censorship[]

About forty-five minutes of footage containing sex and drugs has been cut (making the cut shown in Dubai an incoherent mess). This includes muting of profanity. The National Film Council denied the censorship of the film.

United States censorship[]

Sexual content was cut to avoid an NC-17 rating in the United States.

Where to find it uncensored[]

There is an uncut version available on Blu-Ray in the UK.