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List of Oliver Stone Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Scarface (1983)
16
5
Scarface
TV-14
16
5

A remake of the 1932 film of the same name, Scarface narrates the story of an exiled Cuban criminal, Tony Montana, who joins Miami drug lord Frank Lopez and desire to have it all – the empire as well as latter’s trophy wife. He rises to become powerful drug lord himself. However, enemies and his own paranoia eventually lead to his downfall

Starring:
Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Charles Durning, Richard Belzer, F. Murray Abraham, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia
Directed By:
2. Platoon (1986)
19
3
Platoon
R
19
3

Chris Taylor joins the Vietnam War as a volunteer soldier and quickly faces the horrors of war. Meanwhile tensions erupt within the Platoon when some of its members kill villagers in a raid. Sergeant Barnes is willing to do anything for victory while Sergeant Elias is more idealistic. Taylor is now caught between the war with the enemy and the one within the platoon.

Directed By:
Oliver Stone
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Direction
3. Midnight Express (1978)
17
3
Midnight Express
R
17
3

An American college student receives a four year prison term for trying to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. In the jail, he has to endure inhuman torture; but refuses to join an escape attempt because he believes that four years will pass swiftly. But as he nears the end of the term, he learns that his prison term has been extended to thirty years. 

Starring:
Randy Quaid, John Hurt, Alan Parker, Paul L. Smith, Bo Hopkins, Brad Davis
Directed By:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
4. JFK (1991)
16
2
JFK
R
16
2

Based on the assassination of the former U.S. President, John F. Kennedy, JFK centres around a New Orleans lawyer, Jim Garrison, who sets about investigating the mystery behind the assassination while battling opposition from the government. Widely acclaimed as well as heavily criticized, this political drama stars Kevin Costner as Garrison and delves deeper into the assassination of the former president.

Directed By:
Oliver Stone
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture
5. Natural Born Killers (1994)
18
2
Natural Born Killers
R
18
2

A chilling crime drama, Natural Born Killers, sees a young serial-killer couple, Mickey and Mallory Knox, travel through three states, murdering 52 people to become television sensations thanks to overzealous reporting by journalist, Wayne Gale. Starring Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis as the Knoxes, and Robert Downey Jr. as Gale, this movie highlights the sensationalization of mass murderers in mainstream media.

Directed By:
Oliver Stone
6. Salvador (1986)
13
2
Salvador
R
13
2

Journalist Richard Boyle and his friend Dr Rock go to El Salvador, during a civil war, to get the perfect war story. However, things get complicated when Boyle finds himself in the middle of a political dispute.

Starring:
James Woods, Jim Belushi, John Savage, Elpidia Carrillo, Tony Plana
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
7. The Joy Luck Club (1993)
11
3
The Joy Luck Club
R
11
3

The Joy Luck Club is a drama film which revolves around four Chinese women, who along with their mothers, try to find answers regarding their complex relationships. The film then takes us to the past, and reveals the hidden pasts of the women and how their lives were shaped by clashes of Chinese and American cultures.

Starring:
Andrew McCarthy, Tamlyn Tomita, France Nuyen, Ming-Na Wen, Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin, Lisa Lu
Directed By:
Wayne Wang
8. JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass (2021)
12
2
JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass
TV-14
12
2
9. Wall Street (1987)
14
2
Wall Street
R
14
2

Young and ambitious Wall Street stockbroker Bud Fox idolizes successful but greedy corporate raider Gordon Gekko and trades inside information to get under his wing. Just as Fox begins to earn huge amounts of money by participating in shady deals, Gekko targets the employees' retirement fund of the airlines where Fox's father worked for 24 years.

Directed By:
Oliver Stone
10. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
15
3
Conan the Barbarian
R
15
3

Snake cult ruler and sorcerer Thulsa Doom destroys a tribe and then orphaned Conan is sold as a slave during childhood. Later, Conan becomes a fearless warrior and after his release, he commences on a mission to avenge his parents’ death. Accompanied by beautiful Valeria and archer Subotai, he rescues King Osric’s daughter, Princess Yasimina, and confronts the evil Thulsa Doom. 

Directed By:
John Milius
11. Talk Radio (1988)
14
2
Talk Radio
R
14
2

Talk Radio is a drama film which tells the story of Barry Champlain, a rude radio show host, who likes to push buttons. The show has managed to earn popularity due to its controversy, and soon it seems that the show is going national. However, at the same time, Barry is receiving a significant amount of hate mail. His life takes a turn when he meets a deranged caller, who might just be his match.

Starring:
Alec Baldwin, John Pankow, Leslie Hope, Ellen Greene, John C. McGinley
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
12. Snowden (2016)
15
3
Snowden
R
15
3

Edward Snowden, an employee and sub-contractor of National Security Agency, becomes disillusioned after discovering that the government is amassing virtual data even from ordinary citizens. Feeling accountable and outraged, he quits and putting his safety at risk, exposes this highly classified information about NSA’s illegal mass surveillance to the press, which makes him one of the most wanted men in the world.

Starring:
Scott Eastwood, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rhys Ifans, Shailene Woodley, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
13. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
15
3
The People vs. Larry Flynt
R
15
3

Based on the real-life case of ‘Hustler Magazine v. Falwell’, the movie finds Hustler magazine’s publisher, Harry Flynt, being dragged to the court by anti-pornography activists. After Flynt and his lawyer are shot by a zealot resulting in Flynt becoming paralyzed, he continues to fight for his rights becoming an unlikely icon for free-speech. 

Starring:
Edward Norton, Courtney Love, James Cromwell, Crispin Glover, Norm MacDonald, Woody Harrelson, Brett Harrelson
Directed By:
14. Revealing Ukraine (2019)
16
3
Revealing Ukraine
Not
16
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Vladimir Putin, Oksana Marchenko , Viktor Medvedchuk , Ivan Kachanovsky
Directed By:
Igor Lopatonok
15. Reversal of Fortune (1990)
12
3
Reversal of Fortune
R
12
3

After Sunny falls into a coma after having a diabetic shock at a Christmas party, her husband Claus is charged with attempted murder. This is due to the fact that their relationship had become strained over time. Claus turns to law professor Alan Dershowitz for help.

Starring:
Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close, Christine Baranski, Ron Silver, Annabella Sciorra, Uta Hagen
Directed By:
Barbet Schroeder
16. Savior (1998)
12
3
Savior
R
12
3

After Joshua’s wife and son are killed, he wants nothing more than to avenge the killers. Eventually, he joins the French Foreign Legion and becomes a ruthless mercenary. However, when he is confronted with the atrocities of the war, he is able to find his own humanity again, and he decides to help a pregnant woman reach to safety.

Starring:
Dennis Quaid, Nastassja Kinski, Stellan Skarsgård, Pascal Rollin, Catlin Foster
Directed By:
Predrag Antonijevic
17. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
13
2
Born on the Fourth of July
R
13
2

The second film in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy is based on Ron Kovic’s 1976 autobiography. Ron, a patriotic marine sergeant joins the Vietnam War. During his second tour, he is hit by a bullet and is paralysed from the waist down. He struggles with his life, now bound to a wheel chair, both emotionally and physically but eventually becomes one of the most prominent voices of anti-war movement.

Starring:
Tom Cruise, Vivica A. Fox, Holly Marie Combs, Daniel Baldwin, Kyra Sedgwick, Stephen Baldwin, Tom Berenger
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
18. The Doors (1991)
14
3
The Doors
R
14
3

Although it is a biographical film about the popular rock band The Doors, it emphasizes especially on the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison.  Its follows the band’s story from its inception in 1965, when Morrison was a student at UCLA, to his untimely death in 1971, in course of which it chronicles the band’s rise in popularity, his drug experimentation and abuse and ultimate fall. 

Starring:
Val Edward Kilmer, Mimi Rogers, Jennifer Tilly, Kyle MacLachlan, Meg Ryan, Kevin Dillon, Crispin Glover
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
19. Nixon (1995)
11
2
Nixon
R
11
2

This biographical drama film revolves around the story of former US President Richard Nixon starting from his days as a young boy. This film portrays Nixon as a complex, admirable and a deeply flawed person, whose misuse of powers led to his career downfall.

Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Marley Shelton, Mary Steenburgen, Bob Hoskins, Paul Sorvino, James Thomas Patrick Walsh, Tony Goldwyn
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
20. South of the Border (2009)
10
2
South of the Border
10
2
Starring:
Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez, Rafael Correa, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Tariq Ali
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
21. Comandante (2003)
10
2
Comandante
10
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, Juanita Vera, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
22. Freeway (1996)
10
2
Freeway
R
10
2

This dark comedy crime thriller film tells the story of a teenage girl Ramona, who goes in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is offered a ride by a charming man named Bob, but soon she realizes that Bob is a notorious and sadistic serial killer.   

Starring:
Reese Witherspoon, Brooke Shields, Kiefer Sutherland, Brittany Murphy, Alanna Ubach, Amanda Plummer, Paul Perri
Directed By:
Matthew Bright
23. Year of the Dragon (1985)
11
2
Year of the Dragon
R
11
2

Year of the Dragon is a crime drama film which revolves around Captain White, who makes it his mission to bring down the Chinese organized crime in New York City. He is soon forced to confront Tai, a ruthless crime lord.

Starring:
Mickey Rourke, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, John Lone, Ariane
Directed By:
Michael Cimino
24. Heaven & Earth (1993)
11
2
Heaven & Earth
R
11
2

During the Vietnam War, a Vietnamese woman’s life is shattered when her village is destroyed. After she is brutalized and raped, she tries to flee for the city. She manages to survive, and her life takes a turn when she meets a US Marine named Steve, who finds himself attracted to her, and asks her to marry him.

Starring:
Donal Logue, Debbie Reynolds, Tommy Lee Jones, Haing S. Ngor, Bussaro Sanruck, Supak Pititam, Joan Chen
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
25. Any Given Sunday (1999)
11
2
Any Given Sunday
R
11
2

Veteran football coach, Tony D'Amato, who took the Miami Sharks to the top, is struggling now with an aging team and is at odds with new young team owner Christina Pagniacci. Following repeated team injuries, when third-string quarterback Willie Beamen steals the show with his offensive display, D'Amato is forced to reevaluate his professional and personal decisions.

Starring:
Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, Charlton Heston, Lauren Holly, Elizabeth Berkley, Cameron Diaz, Ann-Margret
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
26. U Turn (1997)
12
3
U Turn
R
12
3

Bobby is heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debts before the Russian mafia kills him. However, he is forced to stop in a town in Arizona, when his car breaks down. He gets caught in various problems after he meets Grace, a local resident. 

Starring:
Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Laurie Metcalf, Liv Tyler, Jon Voight, Claire Danes
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
27. Dave (1993)
11
2
Dave
PG-13
11
2

Dave is a political comedy film, which revolves around the life of Dave Kovic, a man who bears an uncanny resemblance with the President of the United States, Bill Mitchell. When Mitchell suffers a stroke, Dave is hired by the Secret Service to impersonate the President on an ongoing basis. 

Starring:
Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Charles Grodin, Ben Stein, Laura Linney, Bonnie Hunt
Directed By:
28. South Central (1992)
10
2
South Central
R
10
2
Starring:
Glenn Plummer, Byron Minns, Lexie Bigham, Vincent Craig Dupree, LaRita Shelby
Directed By:
Stephen Milburn Anderson
29. Savages (2012)
11
3
Savages
R
11
3

Best friends Chon and Ben are running a lucrative marijuana business and are both in an open relationship with Ophelia Sage. Their lives are violently interrupted by the arrival of Mexican cartel leader, Elena Sánchez, and her enforcer, Miguel ‘Lado’ Arroyo. The three form a plan with corrupt DEA agent, Dennis Cain, to escape Elena and Arroyo’s clutches. 

Starring:
Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Travolta, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Davenport Hirsch, Benicio Del Toro
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
30. Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
9
2
Killer: A Journal of Murder
R
9
2
Starring:
James Woods, Cara Buono, Robert Sean Leonard, Richard Riehle, Ellen Greene
Directed By:
Tim Metcalfe
31. W. (2008)
11
2
W.
PG-13
11
2

W. is a biopic based on the life of Former US President George W Bush. The film revolves around the early years of George Bush, as he struggles to make his mark in the world. Deemed incapable by his father, he attempts at running an oil company, and then a baseball team, before he joins politics.  

Starring:
Josh Brolin, Jason Ritter, Thandie Newton, Elizabeth Banks, Richard Dreyfuss, Marley Shelton, James Cromwell
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
32. Ukraine on Fire (2016)
14
3
Ukraine on Fire
14
3
Starring:
Fanny Sage, Arina Belanova, Evgeny Chernov, Vladyslav Chygryn, Iryna Dron
Directed By:
Igor Lopatonok
33. Evita (1996)
10
2
Evita
PG
10
2

Evita is a biographical musical drama film, which revolves around the story of Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine President Juan Perón. The film portrays her life from rags to riches. It shows how she fought poverty and slowly climbed the ladder of success, as well as helped society through her charity work. 

Starring:
Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Alan Parker, Jimmy Nail, Madonna, Victoria Sus
Directed By:
34. Zebrahead (1992)
9
2
Zebrahead
R
9
2
Starring:
Kevin Corrigan, Michael Rapaport, N'Bushe Wright, Lois Bendler, Dan Ziskie
Directed By:
Anthony Drazan
35. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
10
2
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
PG-13
10
2

After being released from prison for insider trading and securities fraud Gordon Gekko, is a successful writer with his book ‘Is Greed Good?’. He tries to reconnect with his daughter Winnie using her boyfriend Jacob Moore but ends up betraying them both and stealing Winnie’s money. 

Starring:
Shia LaBeouf, Eli Wallach, Jason Clarke, Susan Sarandon, Carey Mulligan, Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
36. World Trade Center (2006)
9
2
World Trade Center
PG-13
9
2

While patrolling the area, Port Authority Police Officers, John McLoughlin and Will Jimeno, witness a plane flying too low. Back in the police station, they learn about the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and immediately set out to help in evacuation. In the process, they themselves are trapped under the rubble, where they wait for hours before they are rescued by US Marines. 

Starring:
Jon Bernthal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Michael Shannon, Nicolas Cage, Connor Paolo
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
37. The Corruptor (1999)
9
2
The Corruptor
R
9
2

With the aid of a policeman in New York City, an immigrant cop tries to stop drug trafficking and other crimes committed by Chinese Triads. However, when the Triads try to bribe the policeman, things get complicated.

Starring:
Mark Wahlberg, Yun-Fat Chow, Ric Young, Paul Ben-Victor, Jon Kit Lee
Directed By:
James Foley
38. Last Year in Viet Nam (1971)
9
2
Last Year in Viet Nam
9
2

Last Year in Viet Nam is a 1971 short film, which shows the life of a Vietnam veteran who tries to adjust to a life in New York, after fighting in the Vietnam War. He tries to deal with his memories of the war, while he is also uncertain what he wants to do in life.    

Role:
War Veteran
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
39. The Hand (1981)
10
2
The Hand
R
10
2
Starring:
Michael Caine, Andrea Marcovicci, Viveca Lindfors, Bruce McGill
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
40. Sugar Cookies (1973)
8
2
Sugar Cookies
R
8
2
Starring:
Mary Woronov, Lynn Lowry, George Shannon, Monique van Vooren, Maureen Byrnes
Directed By:
Theodore Gershuny
41. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
8
2
8 Million Ways to Die
R
8
2
Starring:
Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette, Andy Garcia, Alexandra Paul, Randy Brooks
Directed By:
Hal Ashby
42. Alexander (2004)
12
2
Alexander
R
12
2

The movie follows Alexander the Great from his childhood and continues till his adventurous life comes to end with his death at the age of thirty two. When he becomes the King of Macedonia, he starts off an expedition to conquer the world – Persia, Egypt, Afghanistan and India. His relationships with his parents Philips and Olympias; friend Hephaistion and wife Roxana are also explored.

Starring:
Angelina Jolie, Jared Leto, Colin Farrell, Brian Blessed, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christopher Plummer, Rosario Dawson
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
43. Blue Steel (1989)
9
2
Blue Steel
R
9
2

Blue Steel is a crime thriller drama film which tells the story of Megan Turner, who is a new recruit in the police force. However, she must engage in a cat-and-mouse game, with a psychopath who seems obsessed with her.

Starring:
Jamie Lee Curtis, Louise Fletcher, Clancy Brown, Philip Bosco, Ron Silver
Directed By:
Kathryn Bigelow
44. Torrente 3: El protector (2005)
8
2
Torrente 3: El protector
8
2
Starring:
Guillermo del Toro, Santiago Segura, José Mota, Javier Gutiérrez, Carlos Latre
Directed By:
Santiago Segura
45. Seizure (1974)
8
2
Seizure
PG
8
2

Edmund Blackstone, a horror story writer, suffers from recurring nightmares where three bizarre figures come to terrorize him and his family. When he begins writing, the dream starts to become a reality, as the figures start appearing in his home. 

Starring:
Christina Pickles, Hervé Villechaize, Jonathan Frid, Martine Beswick
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
46. Mad Man of Martinique (1979)
8
2
Mad Man of Martinique
8
2
Starring:
Mary Elaine Monti
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
47. The Battle of Love's Return (1971)
8
2
The Battle of Love's Return
8
2
Starring:
Lloyd Kaufman, Lynn Lowry, Stanley Kaufman, Andy Kay
Directed By:
Lloyd Kaufman
48. Greystone Park (2012)
5
1
Greystone Park
R
5
1
Role:
Oliver
Starring:
Sean Stone, Alexander Wraith, Ella Lentini, John Schramm
Directed By:
Sean Stone
49. The New Age (1994)
8
2
The New Age
R
8
2
Starring:
Adam West, Audra Lindley, Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Bauchau, Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Rachel Rosenthal
Directed By:
Michael Tolkin
50. Singularity (2008)
8
2
Singularity
8
2
Starring:
Jonathan Charis, Wyatt Denny, Sinta Weisz
Directed By:
Sean Stone
51. Cold Around the Heart (1997)
7
1
Cold Around the Heart
R
7
1
Starring:
David Caruso, Chris Noth, Kelly Lynch, Stacey Dash, Pruitt Taylor Vince
Directed By:
John Ridley
52. Iron Maze (1991)
7
1
Iron Maze
R
7
1
Starring:
James Thomas Patrick Walsh, Bridget Fonda, John Randolph, Jeff Fahey, J.T. Walsh, Hiroaki Murakami
Directed By:
Hiroaki Yoshida
53. Mi Amigo Hugo (2014)
7
1
Mi Amigo Hugo
7
1
Starring:
Hugo Chávez, Rafael Correa, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Lula, Nicolás Maduro
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
54. Castro in Winter (2012)
7
1
Castro in Winter
7
1
Starring:
Fidel Castro
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
55. The Last Days of Kennedy and King (1998)
4
1
The Last Days of Kennedy and King
4
1
Directed By:
Vince DiPersio, Bill Guttentag

TV Movie(s)

1. Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
12
2
Indictment: The McMartin Trial
R
12
2
Starring:
James Woods, James Cromwell, Henry Thomas, Shirley Knight, Sada Thompson, Mercedes Ruehl
Directed By:
Mick Jackson
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie
2. The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)
8
2
The Day Reagan Was Shot
R
8
2
Starring:
Richard Dreyfuss, Colm Feore, Richard Crenna, Kenneth Welsh, Yannick Bisson
Directed By:
Cyrus Nowrasteh

TV Shows and Videos

The Untold History of the United States (2012)
The Untold History of the United States
Role:
Narrator / ...
Starring:
Jim Ward, Alan Shearman, André Sogliuzzo, Chris Cox
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
The Putin Interviews (2017)
The Putin Interviews
TV-PG
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Bill Clinton, George Bush, Vladimir Putin, Sergei Chudinov
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
America Undercover (1983)
America Undercover
TV-MA
Starring:
Lee Grant, Richard Kiley, Michael Baden, Marlene Sanders
Directed By:
Oliver Stone, Marc Levin, Lee Grant, John Hyams, Ivy Meeropol
Wild Palms (1993)
Wild Palms
Starring:
Bebe Neuwirth, Angie Dickinson, Kim Cattrall, Ben Savage, Jim Belushi, James Belushi, Dana Delany
Directed By:
Keith Gordon
Troma's Edge TV (2000)
Troma's Edge TV
Starring:
Paul Kyrmse, Joe Fleishaker, Trent Haaga, Lloyd Kaufman
Directed By:
Lloyd Kaufman, Chad Ferrin
On Story (2011)
On Story
Starring:
Michael Brandt, Matthew Weiner, Roberto Orci, Álvaro Rodríguez
Savages: The Interrogations (2012)
Savages: The Interrogations
Role:
Interrogator
Starring:
Taylor Kitsch, Benicio Del Toro, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Salma Hayek, Blake Lively
Directed By:
Oliver Stone
Conan (1991)
Conan
Directed By:
Oliver Stone, Robert E. Howard, John Milius, Edward Summer

Oliver Stone Awards

Academy Awards
Born on the Fourth of July Best Director 1990
Platoon Best Director 1987
Midnight Express Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium 1979
Golden Globe Awards
JFK Best Director - Motion Picture 1992
Born on the Fourth of July Best Director - Motion Picture 1990
Born on the Fourth of July Best Screenplay - Motion Picture 1990
Platoon Best Director - Motion Picture 1987
Midnight Express Best Screenplay - Motion Picture 1979
Primetime Emmy Awards
Indictment: The McMartin Trial Outstanding Made for Television Movie 1995
BAFTA Awards
Platoon Best Direction 1988