Stone’s Immaculate : the Top 5 Films Of Oliver Stone

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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.
Stone’s Immaculate : the Top 5 Films Of Oliver Stone
Image Credit: Ktok.com
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.
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Honorable Mention

Born On The Fourth Of July (1989) – Pre-cult Tom Cruise gives the performance of his life (alongside Magnolia) as a disabled Vietnam vet who slides from gung-ho patriot to anti-war activist in this ever-resonant true story


Natural Born Killers (1994) – spawned from a screenplay by none other than Quentin Tarantino, this breakneck visual tour-de-force stars Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis as a pair of celebrity thrill-killers who go on a cross-country orgy of death and debauchery, that’s a comment on violence and the media, or something.


That’s the Oliver Stone list. Feel free to tape yourself standing in front of the flag, intercut with washed-out clips of the films that were left out, as you make an incendiary diatribe against Top 5’s negligence. Or just make your own list below.


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