Action/Adventure, Best Movies, Classics, Crime/Mystery, Director Filmography Rankings, Drama, Filmography By First Name, Filmography By Last Name, First Name: O-P, History, Horror/Thriller, Last Name: Q-S, Movie Ranking, Sports, War

Ranking All Of Director Oliver Stone’s Movies

“What are Oliver Stone’s Best Movies?” We looked at all of Stone’s directed filmography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the movies directed by Oliver Stone and looked at their Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato User, Metacritic, Metacritic User, IMDB, and Letterboxd scores, ranking them against one another to see which movies came out on top. The movies are ranked in our list below based on which movies have the highest overall score between all 6 review sites in comparison with all of the other movies by the same director. The process is all very scientific with no flaws at all.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

Happy Viewing!



The Top Film’s Of Oliver Stone



25 ) Seizure (1974)

Seizure (1974)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 20
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 22
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • Metacritic User Score: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 25
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

Jonathan Frid portrays a horror novelist who has a recurring nightmare about three figures out of his book who terrorize him and his family and friends during a weekend of fun. Then the dream becomes reality and it never ends.



24 ) The Hand (1981)

The Hand (1981)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 19
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 21
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • Metacritic User Score: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 24
  • Letterboxd User Score: 20

Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.



23 ) Alexander (2004)

Alexander (2004)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 20
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • Metacritic User Score: 15
  • IMDB User Review Score: 23
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.



22 ) Looking For Fidel (2004)

Looking For Fidel (2004)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 20
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 23
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • Metacritic User Score: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

Oliver Stone’s second documentary on/interview with Fidel Castro specifically addresses his country’s recent crackdown on Cuban dissidents; namely, the execution of three men who hijacked a ferry to the United States.



20 ) W. (2008)

W. (2008)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 20
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • Metacritic User Score: 16
  • IMDB User Review Score: 20
  • Letterboxd User Score: 19

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.



20 ) Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 19
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • Metacritic User Score: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 21
  • Letterboxd User Score: 20

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.



19 ) Persona Non Grata (2003)

Persona Non Grata (2003)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 20
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 16
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • Metacritic User Score: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 19
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

2003 documentary film produced by Oliver Stone for the HBO series America Undercover about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. It includes interviews with Ehud Barak and Benjamin Netanyahu, former Prime Ministers of Israel, Yasser Arafat, the late President of the Palestinian National Authority, and various Palestinian activists.



18 ) Heaven & Earth (1993)

Heaven & Earth (1993)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 18
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • Metacritic User Score: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

Le Ly lives in a small Vietnamese village whose serenity is shattered when war breaks out. Caught between the Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese army, the village is all but destroyed. After being both brutalized and raped, Le Ly resolves to flee. She leaves for the city, surviving desperate situations, but surviving nonetheless. Eventually she meets a U.S. Marine named Steve Butler who treats her kindly and tells her he would like to be married — maybe to her.



17 ) Savages (2012)

Savages (2012)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 17
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 11
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 18
  • Letterboxd User Score: 20

Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.



16 ) World Trade Center (2006)

World Trade Center (2006)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • Metacritic User Score: 14
  • IMDB User Review Score: 22
  • Letterboxd User Score: 23

On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the rescue teams fight to save them.



15 ) South of the Border (2009)

South of the Border (2009)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 20
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 23
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

A road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media’s misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents.



14 ) The Untold History of the United States (2012)

The Untold History of the United States (2012)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 20
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 23
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • Metacritic User Score: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

Oliver Stone documentary charted the post-WW2 history of the United States.



13 ) Any Given Sunday (1999)

Any Given Sunday (1999)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 15
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 13
  • Metacritic User Score: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to the pressure of winning. The new owner must prove her self in a male dominated world.



12 ) Comandante (2003)

Comandante (2003)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • Metacritic User Score: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

Documentary on the director’s meeting with Castro.



11 ) U Turn (1997)

U Turn (1997)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 3
  • Metacritic User Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

When Bobby’s car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he’s encountered. After becoming involved with a young married woman, her husband hires Bobby to kill her. Later, she hires Bobby to kill the husband.



10 ) The Doors (1991)

The Doors (1991)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 13
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

The story of the famous and influential 1960’s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.



9 ) Snowden (2016)

Snowden (2016)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.



8 ) Nixon (1995)

Nixon (1995)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands from within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking Watergate scandal that would end his presidency.



7 ) Natural Born Killers (1994)

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 17
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

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



6 ) Salvador (1986)

Salvador (1986)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • Metacritic User Score: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

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



5 ) Talk Radio (1988)

Talk Radio (1988)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • Metacritic User Score: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

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



4 ) Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 3
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

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.



3 ) Wall Street (1987)

Wall Street (1987)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

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.



2 ) JFK (1991)

JFK (1991)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

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



1 ) Platoon (1986)

Platoon (1986)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

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



Oliver Stone’s Best Movies



Oliver Stone Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserMC CriticMC UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Platoon (1986) 1 1 1 4 2 2 1
JFK (1991) 4 2 6 3 3 2 2
Wall Street (1987) 6 4 2 1 5 6 3
Born on the Fourth of July (1989) 1 8 3 5 9 6 4
Talk Radio (1988) 4 4 8 17 6 4 5
Salvador (1986) 1 3 15 17 4 4 6
Natural Born Killers (1994) 17 4 5 9 6 6 7
Nixon (1995) 7 9 8 7 11 9 8
Snowden (2016) 10 13 7 8 6 11 9
The Doors (1991) 13 7 13 6 9 10 10
U Turn (1997) 10 14 3 2 15 16 11
Comandante (2003) 9 11 15 17 12 11 12
Any Given Sunday (1999) 15 10 13 12 14 11 13
The Untold History of the United States (2012) 20 23 15 17 1 1 14
South of the Border (2009) 20 23 12 11 12 11 15
World Trade Center (2006) 8 15 8 14 22 23 16
Savages (2012) 16 17 11 10 18 20 17
Heaven & Earth (1993) 18 12 15 17 15 16 18
Persona Non Grata (2003) 20 16 15 17 19 11 19
W. (2008) 12 20 15 16 20 19 20
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) 14 19 15 13 21 20 20
Looking For Fidel (2004) 20 23 15 17 15 16 22
Alexander (2004) 20 18 15 15 23 24 23
The Hand (1981) 19 21 15 17 24 20 24
Seizure (1974) 20 22 15 17 25 24 25

You Might Also Like