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Top 10 Best Movies of Oliver Stone

William Oliver Stone was born in New York City and has become known as a film director who doesn’t shy away from controversy. So, how do we even begin to definitively rank the movies he directed? We don’t because YOU can do a far better job! Help us out and let us know which of the Oliver Stone movies you recommend others to watch by voting at the top right of your screen!

Many of Stone’s movies are dealing with sensitive subjects (e.g. the Vietnam War) or powerful political messages (e.g. the American presidency) and were considered contentious at the times of their releases. With Snowden (biographical political thriller movie around the NSA whistleblower, debuting September 16), Oliver Stone will surely be looking to stir the pot again.

Stone has had quite some mixed reviews on his releases of the last two decades but we thought that he found some of his old form again with the release of 2016's Snowden! For now it’s time to time for you to check out the current top 10 of Oliver Stone movies and don’t forget to let your own vote speak!

How does Platoon fare against the Fourth of July? And where does Natural Born Killers fit in with the rest of his filmography? We’re excited to find out and also don’t forget to check out the best movies of some of the other famous directors: Martin Scorsesethe Coen Brothers and Stanley Kubrick are amongst our favorites but there is much more to explore!

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  1. Platoon (1986)

    Platoon

    Chris Taylor, a young, naive recruit in Vietnam, faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

    Directed by Oliver Stone
  2. Natural Born Killers (1994)

    Natural Born Killers

    Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

    Directed by Oliver Stone
  3. Nixon (1995)

    Nixon

    An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying both the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. From his victorious presidential election to the shocking Watergate scandal that would seal his doom.

    Directed by Oliver Stone
  4. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

    Born on the Fourth of July

    The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

    Directed by Oliver Stone
  5. Wall Street (1987)

    Wall Street

    A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing.

    Directed by Oliver Stone
  6. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

    Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

    As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out who was responsible for the death of the young trader's mentor.

    Directed by Oliver Stone
  7. W. (2008)

    W.

    Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life -- his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith, and of course the critical days leading up to Bush’s decision to invade Iraq.

    Directed by Oliver Stone
  8. JFK (1991)

    JFK

    New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

    Directed by Oliver Stone
  9. Salvador (1986)

    Salvador

    A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.

    Directed by Oliver Stone
  10. Talk Radio (1988)

    Talk Radio

    A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.

    Directed by Oliver Stone

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