Controversy-courting director Oliver Stone wrote and directed some of the most honored, well known, influential and hard-hitting American films of the 1980s and 90s. Then he made Alexander. But let’s go back to the 80s and 90s. Stone seemed a man intent on dutifully showing us the ugly side effects of our democracy, with intense, often loud and chaotic films tackling war, drug use, greed bred by capitalism, violence in the media, and political corruption. Here are his five best.