Oliver Stone’s Greatest Movies In Years Past March 9, 2011
One of the more interesting directors out there these days is Oliver Stone. Oliver Stone is a no newcomer to the movie industry; his first directed movie was released in 1971. For nearly four decades now, Stone has been behind the lens of a wide array of films, many of which have become classics.
The following movies are my top five favorite films directed by Oliver Stone.
The first movie on this list that I will mention is none other than The Doors. This was a film about the incredibly popular band from the 1960s, specifically about their lead singer, Jim Morrison. Val Kilmer played the part of Morrison and was awesome.
Another fantastic film directed by Oliver Stone which I will include on this list is Platoon. When you want to talk about the most important Vietnam War movies to ever be released the list has to include Platoon, as well as Full Metal Jacket and Apocalypse Now.
I would be remiss to make a list of Oliver Stone movies and not give mention to Wall Street. This is one of the more iconic flims of the late 1980s, and it is truly remarkable that they are releasing a sequel almost 25 years later!
Heaven and Earth is the final movie in Oliver Stone’s self-proclaimed “Vietnam trilogy” and tells the story of the Vietnam War from a Vietnamese woman’s perspective. It is an upsetting film, but a very good one.
Finally, I will include Born on the Fourth of July on this list. This 1989 film stars Tom Cruise as Ron Kovic, a Vietnam War veteran who is left paralyzed and becomes an anti-war advocate.
As it stands, this is my Oliver Stone best-of list. Let’s see what happens when Wall Street 2 comes out.