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List of Oliver Stone Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Scarface (1983)
13
5
Scarface
TV-14
13
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

As:
Writer
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Charles Durning, Richard Belzer, F. Murray Abraham, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia
2. Platoon (1986)
16
3
Platoon
R
16
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.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Drama, War
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Direction
3. Midnight Express (1978)
15
3
Midnight Express
R
15
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. 

As:
Writer
Director:
Alan Parker
Genres:
Crime, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Randy Quaid, John Hurt, Paul L. Smith, Bo Hopkins, Brad Davis
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
4. JFK (1991)
15
2
JFK
R
15
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.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, History
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture
5. 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.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
War, Thriller, Drama, History, Action
Star Cast:
Jim Belushi, James Woods, John Savage, Elpidia Carrillo, Tony Plana
6. 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.

As:
Producer
Director:
Wayne Wang
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Andrew McCarthy, Ming-Na Wen, Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin, France Nuyen, Lisa Lu
7. Natural Born Killers (1994)
15
2
Natural Born Killers
R
15
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.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Drama, Crime
8. Wall Street (1987)
13
2
Wall Street
R
13
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.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Drama, Crime
9. Talk Radio (1988)
14
2
Talk Radio
R
14
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alec Baldwin, John Pankow, Leslie Hope, Ellen Greene, John C. McGinley
10. Snowden (2016)
14
3
Snowden
R
14
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.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Biography, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
11. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
12
3
Conan the Barbarian
R
12
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. 

As:
Writer
Director:
John Milius
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy
Star Cast:
12. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
13
3
The People vs. Larry Flynt
R
13
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. 

As:
Producer
Director:
Milos Forman
Genres:
Drama, Biography
13. 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.

As:
Producer
Director:
Barbet Schroeder
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Biography
Star Cast:
Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close, Christine Baranski, Ron Silver, Annabella Sciorra, Uta Hagen
14. Savior (1998)
12
3
Savior
R
12
3
As:
Producer
Director:
Predrag Antonijevic
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Nastassja Kinski, Dennis Quaid, Stellan Skarsgård, Pascal Rollin, Catlin Foster
15. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
12
2
Born on the Fourth of July
R
12
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.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
War, Drama, Biography
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
16. The Doors (1991)
12
3
The Doors
R
12
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. 

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Biography, Music, Drama, Musical
17. Revealing Ukraine (2019)
11
3
Revealing Ukraine
Not
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Igor Lopatonok
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Vladimir Putin, Oksana Marchenko , Viktor Medvedchuk , Ivan Kachanovsky
18. 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.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Drama, Biography, History
19. South of the Border (2009)
10
2
South of the Border
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez, Rafael Correa, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Tariq Ali
20. Comandante (2003)
10
2
Comandante
10
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, Juanita Vera, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
21. 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.   

As:
Producer
Director:
Matthew Bright
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Comedy, Drama
22. 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.

As:
Writer
Director:
Michael Cimino
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Mickey Rourke, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, John Lone, Ariane
23. 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.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Drama, Biography, History, War, Action
Star Cast:
Donal Logue, Debbie Reynolds, Tommy Lee Jones, Haing S. Ngor, Bussaro Sanruck, Supak Pititam, Joan Chen
24. Any Given Sunday (1999)
10
2
Any Given Sunday
R
10
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.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Drama, Sport
25. Dave (1993)
10
2
Dave
PG-13
10
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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
26. South Central (1992)
10
2
South Central
R
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Stephen Milburn Anderson
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Glenn Plummer, Byron Minns, Lexie Bigham, Vincent Craig Dupree, LaRita Shelby
27. U Turn (1997)
10
3
U Turn
R
10
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. 

As:
Director
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
28. Savages (2012)
10
3
Savages
R
10
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. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
29. Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
9
2
Killer: A Journal of Murder
R
9
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Tim Metcalfe
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama, Biography, Romance
Star Cast:
James Woods, Cara Buono, Robert Sean Leonard, Richard Riehle, Ellen Greene
30. W. (2008)
10
2
W.
PG-13
10
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.  

As:
Director
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Drama, History, Biography
31. Evita (1996)
9
2
Evita
PG
9
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. 

As:
Writer
Director:
Alan Parker
Genres:
History, Drama, Musical, Biography
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Jimmy Nail, Madonna, Victoria Sus
32. Zebrahead (1992)
9
2
Zebrahead
R
9
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Anthony Drazan
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Kevin Corrigan, Michael Rapaport, N'Bushe Wright, Lois Bendler, Dan Ziskie
33. Ukraine on Fire (2016)
10
2
Ukraine on Fire
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Igor Lopatonok
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Fanny Sage, Arina Belanova, Evgeny Chernov, Vladyslav Chygryn, Iryna Dron
34. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
9
2
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
PG-13
9
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. 

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Drama
35. 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. 

As:
Director
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
History, Thriller, Drama
36. 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.

As:
Producer
Director:
James Foley
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Crime, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Mark Wahlberg, Yun-Fat Chow, Ric Young, Paul Ben-Victor, Jon Kit Lee
37. 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.    

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
War Veteran
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Short
38. The Hand (1981)
9
2
The Hand
R
9
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Drama, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Michael Caine, Andrea Marcovicci, Viveca Lindfors, Bruce McGill
39. Sugar Cookies (1973)
8
2
Sugar Cookies
R
8
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Theodore Gershuny
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Mary Woronov, Lynn Lowry, George Shannon, Monique van Vooren, Maureen Byrnes
40. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
8
2
8 Million Ways to Die
R
8
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Hal Ashby
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette, Andy Garcia, Alexandra Paul, Randy Brooks
41. Blue Steel (1989)
8
2
Blue Steel
R
8
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Kathryn Bigelow
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Jamie Lee Curtis, Louise Fletcher, Clancy Brown, Philip Bosco, Ron Silver
42. Torrente 3: El protector (2005)
8
2
Torrente 3: El protector
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Santiago Segura
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Guillermo del Toro, Santiago Segura, José Mota, Javier Gutiérrez, Carlos Latre
43. Alexander (2004)
8
2
Alexander
R
8
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.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, War, Biography, History, Action, Drama
44. 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. 

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

TV Movie(s)

1. Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
11
2
Indictment: The McMartin Trial
R
11
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Mick Jackson
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
James Cromwell, James Woods, Henry Thomas, Shirley Knight, Sada Thompson, Mercedes Ruehl
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
As:
Producer
Director:
Cyrus Nowrasteh
Genres:
Biography, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Richard Dreyfuss, Colm Feore, Richard Crenna, Kenneth Welsh, Yannick Bisson

TV Shows and Videos

The Untold History of the United States (2012)
The Untold History of the United States
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Narrator / ...
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Documentary, History
Star Cast:
Jim Ward, Alan Shearman, André Sogliuzzo, Chris Cox
The Putin Interviews (2017)
The Putin Interviews
TV-PG
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Biography, Documentary
Star Cast:
Bill Clinton, George Bush, Vladimir Putin, Sergei Chudinov
America Undercover (1983)
America Undercover
TV-MA
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Oliver Stone, Marc Levin, Lee Grant, John Hyams, Ivy Meeropol
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Richard Kiley, Lee Grant, Michael Baden, Marlene Sanders
Troma's Edge TV (2000)
Troma's Edge TV
As:
Cast
Director:
Lloyd Kaufman, Chad Ferrin
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Kyrmse, Joe Fleishaker, Trent Haaga, Lloyd Kaufman
On Story (2011)
On Story
As:
Cast
Genres:
Talk-Show
Star Cast:
Michael Brandt, Matthew Weiner, Roberto Orci, Álvaro Rodríguez
Conan (1991)
Conan
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Oliver Stone, Robert E. Howard, John Milius, Edward Summer
Genres:
Action

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