Every Oliver Stone Movie Ranked Worst To Best

His long-running filmography laid out in order of quality.

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Directors often have a tricky proposition when entering the Hollywood system. They can either go their own way and pursue their own ideas at risk of financial failure, or they can take the studio approved route. American director Oliver Stone has straddled the line between the two.

While Stone may have written Scarface and contributed heavily to 1978's Midnight Express, this list will focus purely on his directorial efforts. Oliver Stone has made many varied films throughout his extensive career and some fare better than others.

His releases are often based in politics and real world events, adapting them for the screen. Some productions are some of the best in their genre, while others stand out as misguided experiments that didn't sit well with critics or audiences. Be that as it may, he's been in the business far longer than most and that kind of longevity has created many different experiences for the man.

As of 2020, Stone has directed a total of twenty flicks; now it's time to rank all them by quality. It's a longer list than usual so get settled in...


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