Top Ten Best Tim Burton Movies

The Top Ten
1 Edward Scissorhands

Oh my God, I'm glad this is at the top of the list. This is the greatest Tim Burton film of all time and should have been the greatest Johnny Depp film of all time. The story is iconic, creative, colorful, brilliantly paced, and features terrific set pieces that, even in the twenty-first century, are beautiful. The script is also marvelous. Every single line seems to be ingeniously chosen as if the writers sat down for hours and used pure ingenuity to come up with quotes that did the characters justice.

Johnny Depp has been in so many films and, no thanks to Pirates of the Caribbean, some believe that the 2000s were his best era. But that's just insulting. Johnny Depp killed it as Edward Scissorhands. He didn't even have that many lines, but he was amazing: his speech, his mannerisms, the way he moved (way better than in Pirates of the Caribbean), and the fact that he just made the character seem so real.

This film is also really funny at times, especially with Johnny Depp using his scissorhands. But the best part of this entire movie, by far, is the sheer emotional magnitude of the story itself. This story made me cry, to be completely honest. The first time I saw this movie, I didn't expect to love it so much, but in truth, it's my favorite movie of all time. This film blew me away. Ten out of ten, Tim Burton. You did an incredible job, and you're a masterful director. Please make us more movies like this one.

2 The Nightmare Before Christmas

This movie(The Nightmare Before Christmas) is a tie with Snow White for here as the best animation feature film have ever seen on the screen. Hoping there is more similar to this in the future. Guessing there are a possible more than 10 Holiday Nightmares as well. Christmas is always first then the others seem to be: Halloween, Thanks Giving, Easter, Independence Day, New Year's Day, Valentine's Day, April Fools, Earth Day and Labor Day. Well built, a rare treat too.

There is also a Playstation 2 game made for this feature film. Oogie's Revenge is the name and despite the odd title it is Jack fighting monsters with good graphics and does well to promote the finest in The Nightmare Before Christmas even at the beginning. Now can see why these are so amazing. Good!

3 Batman

I love Batman because it's shot in London and there are some scary scenes that I find fascinating. Plus despite the fact that Tim Burton is not a comic book fan and is more interested in dark fantasies this gave him the opportunity to direct a big blockbuster like this.

Batman is one of the best films ever. Best superhero movie. Great Characters, Plot, Setting, and one of Jack Nicholson's best performances of all time

Tim Burton's Batman is way better than Christopher Nolan's Batman.

4 Beetlejuice

Probably not the best but it should at least be in the top ten. its got a great cast as well. Burton is a great director. Michael Keaton is an excellent actor as is Winona Ryder

My favorite because it's really funny and all the actors and actresses were great and it can be scary and a little weird.

This movie is about ghosts trying to scare obnoxious new yuppie owners of this house! I love it!

5 Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Art! My favourite film of all time with pride! Tim really outdid himself here.
Johnny Depp
Helena Bonham Carter
Sacha Baron Coten
Jamie Campbell Bower
Timothy Spall
Alan Rickman

The cast did really well as they had to sing themselves and someone who I think outshines them all was Helena. She played Mrs Lovett and her part was all fast, fast, fast non stop well done Mrs Lovett.
I loved the plot and Tim made it so well. The dull features within the movie tie it together and basically label it Burton.
The music is very well done and the effects are magnificent. This should definitely be first.

6 Batman Returns

Scared the crap out of me. Better than the first.

7 Corpse Bride

Best movie ever. Very mature story and the unique perspective. I saw this on Netflix. It was recommended to me after I watched the nightmare before Christmas. This is way more mature. It is slightly scary. Never mind. The Halloweenesque style was Frightening in the best most romantic way. I suggest this for 10+ or maybe more if you are sensitive. The music is amazing and the characters are so real and depressing. One character contemplates suicide, one smokes, and one is drunk. And the corpse bride, the saddest most depressed character, was murdered by her fiance. amazing movie. so complex

8 Ed Wood

Why is this at #10? This is easily Tim Burton's best movie!

This Person that said this is Number 10 No it is Not this said Number 8 Please Pay attention

9 Big Fish

So many to choose from but this one is superior on every level!

Such great story telling with a touching ending.

10 Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow is a perfect horror film!

The Contenders
11 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

THIS is one of Tim Burton's BEST films?! Just because it's faithful to the source material DOESN'T MEAN IT'S GOOD!

Look, the original book wasn't very good, to be honest. Roald Dahl is an extreme perfectionist. People say that the original film was just a commercial that angered its creator. Well, that "commercial" was more charming than Roald Dahl ever thought!

And yet his family was okay with this?! How is this NOT a remake of a classic gem?! It's just your generic Tim Burton remake! How did this become a critical and commercial success? And how come people prefer THIS over the 1971 film?! It's like if E. B. White hated the Hanna-Barbera film adaptation of Charlotte's Web, yet his family was okay with the Nickelodeon live-action remake-- OH WAIT!

12 Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

By far Tim's best and one of my favourite films of all time: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure is an experience I'll never forget.

I love this film it brings back the memories for the adults back in the 80's.

13 Mars Attacks!

Jack Nicholson, pierce brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael j Fox, Danny deVito and sit tom Jones in a movie directed by Tim Burton?
I'm sold

One of the most underrated Tim Burton movies and yet, one of his very best!

Mars Attack at 18, this list is a disgrace. It's a hilarious parody.

14 Frankenweenie

I love Frankenweenie especially Winona Ryder's character.

Awesome movie. It should have been number 3!

15 Alice in Wonderland
16 Big Eyes
17 Dark Shadows

This was a great movie, not only was it by tim burton, but it has johnny depp in it.

18 Alice Through the Looking Glass

Tim Burton never directed this, but it's still awesome.

19 Batman Forever

I know Burton didn't even direct this, but even so, why this film isn't any higher on the list is beyond me. Iti is a pretty colourful, heartful film and is, without any miniscule speck of a doubt, A LOT better than Batman and Robin. I liked Val Kilmer as Batman, I loved Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face and Jim Carrey as the Riddler was one of the biggest revelations since Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. Where did you go wrong, Schumacher? Where on Earth did you go wrong?

20 Planet Of the Apes

A pretty underrated movie. It's entertaining and quite well made.

21 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Amazing adaption from the book. Definitely one of the better Tim Burton movies.
Also, the little kid advertising in the comments is no older than 3.

22 Dumbo

Much better than the original, this one had a good ending.

23 James and the Giant Peach
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