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12 Best Sharon Stone Movies You Must See

Updated January 24, 2018
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Gifted actress Sharon Stone began her career as a model, who later quit the flourishing profession to pursue acting. Soon, movie offers started pouring in and Stone went on to become one of the most desirable women, having appeared in a couple of erotic thrillers very early on in her career. After a few initial hiccups and some appearances on television series, Stone got the attention she deserved, which finally led her to her first assignment in 1980.

Considered a sex symbol post her film ‘Basic Instinct’, Stone’s big break came in the form of Wes Craven’s horror film, after which she was seen in quite a lot of B-grade movies, subsequently bagging lead roles in films that not just brought her all the fame but also the awards she deserved in a career spanning over three decades. Here is the list of top 12 movies of Sharon Stone that prove she is a multi-talented actress.

 

12. Year Of The Gun (1991)

A fictitious thriller based on the real-life kidnapping and killing of former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro, the film saw its protagonist Andrew McCarthy as a political journalist stationed in Rome, who in a bid to help a friend, gets involved with a terrorist group and is later wrongly accused of a crime he hasn’t committed. Stone played a provocative photojournalist, a character, which was pivotal to the plot of the movie.

 

11. Intersection (1994)

Left with a choice between his beautiful and ambitious wife and a travel writer, the protagonist, played by Richard Gere, meets with an accident on a remote highway, which leaves him fatally wounded. In the events that follow, he relives the key moments, recalling his life with his passive wife and his fiery lady love. Although the film failed at the box office and also had Sharon Stone receiving the Razzie, she claimed the French remake was close to her heart.

 

10. Scissors (1991)

Directed by Frank De Felitta, the gripping psychological thriller was the story of a troubled woman, who is trapped in a mysterious apartment, which is intruded by a bearded man, who she thinks is trying to push her to insanity. As events unfold, she gathers the courage to get to the bottom of facts, uncovering a secret she had never imagined. Sharon Stone, who earnestly played the believable character of a distraught woman tipped to the brink, made the film more memorable.

 

9. Alpha Dog (2006)

Based on the real-life kidnapping and subsequent murder of a teenager called Nick Markowitz, ‘Alpha Dog’, was a film that was initially panned for glamorizing the events that led to the cold-blooded execution, eventually getting accepted as mirroring the true events. The crime drama, with an ensemble cast, saw Sharon Stone portraying the mom of the victim, about which she later said, as being one of her most memorable roles that she cherishes.

 

8. Antz (1998)

The animated adventure film, with big names in the cast to boast of like Woody Allen, Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone and Gene Hackman, narrated the story of a pessimistic drone ant, who feels insignificant in his vast colony and leaves for a faraway place, only to come face-to-face with the princess, who feels the same about herself. The visually delightful movie, which entertained viewers of all ages, had Sharon Stone as the voice over artist of Princess Bala and the actress proved that she is truly gifted when it came to working behind the scene as well!

 

7. Lovelace (2013)

The biographical drama, based on adult film star Linda Boreman, known by the name Linda Lovelace in the circuit, is about the life of the porn actress, who is introduced in the pornography industry by her husband for a few quick bucks. Used and abused in the industry, when things start to get uglier, the overnight sensation decides to take things in her control. While Amanda Seyfried convincingly played Linda Lovelace, Stone was seen as her initially-reluctant mother, who later has a change of heart.

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