What are the best Tim Burton movies?

Tim Burton has been known to create some dark, gothic, and eccentric movies and he has made some really good films, be it animated one or live-action ones, through the year. In this list, we've compiled some of his best work for you to check out.

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    #1Edward Scissorhands

    Edward Scissorhands

    Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 drama fantasy movie starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, and Dianne Wiest. It was co-written and directed by Tim Burton. The film follows the story of an artificial man who has scissor blades instead of hands.


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    Randy Guerrero
    Written on September 5, 2019
    "A true masterpiece and is still one of the best Tim Burton movies to date. It seems like a dark and gothic tale as is the theme with most of Tim's films but Ed is, in fact, a kind and gentle soul that turns dark when society is unable to accept him."
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    Beetlejuice is a 1988 dark comedy-fantasy movie starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Michael Keaton. The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by a family that has moved into their home, and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out.


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    Christian Munoz
    Written on September 5, 2019
    "It was one of the best Tim Burton movies that came out in the 80s and the same still holds to this day. It was a unique and surreal movie when it came out back in the day and anyone who will see it for the first time today will probably think the same and would love it."
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    #3Sleepy Hollow

    Sleepy Hollow

    Sleepy Hollow is an American fantasy-horror mystery film starring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, and Miranda Richardson. It was released in 1999 and it was directed by Tim Burton. The film was based on the story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".


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    Edison Meng
    Written on September 5, 2019
    "This is yet another great example of the best Tim Burton movies that have ever come out. It's a brilliant work in cinematography and story-telling and is one that you see definitely see if you haven't already. Truly one of Tim's best work."
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    #4Corpse Bride

    Corpse Bride

    Corpse Bride is a 2005 animated drama fantasy film starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Emily Watson. A groom inadvertently practices his wedding vows in the presence of a deceased young woman. She rises from the grave assuming he has married her.


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    Martha Montgomery
    Written on September 5, 2019
    "Tim Burton is quite the animator and this film is a great example of this talents and skill. The animation was quite refined and smooth considering when it was made. It was a truly enjoyable film to watch."
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    #5Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 2007 horror-drama musical film starring Johnny Deep and Helena Bonham Carter. The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd along with Mrs. Lovette in his London barbershop begins.

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    Sun Zhou
    Written on September 5, 2019
    "A bloody and gory tale of vengeance and internal struggle despair that only Tim Burton and Johnny Depp could portray. If you haven't yet, go see this film now. You won't regret it."
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    #6Ed Wood

    Ed Wood

    Ed Wood is a 1994 biographical drama film starring Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, and Sarah Jessica Parker. It recounts the story of ambitious but troubled movie director Edward D. Wood Jr. tries his best to fulfill his dreams, despite his lack of talent.


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    Patrick Ramirez
    Written on September 5, 2019
    "Film director, Ed Wood's life is an interesting one and this film catches the essence of it. From Tim Burton's amazing direction to the all-star cast performances, this is a film I would recommend to any movie fan."
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    #7Alice in Wonderland

    Alice in Wonderland

    Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 adventure fantasy film starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, and Helena Bonham Carter. 19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure and learns of her true destiny, to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.


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    Dorothy Clark
    Written on September 5, 2019
    "It wasn't as great as I expected it to be considering the cast and director it had. It was still an enjoyable film but the plot had to deal with a lot of improvisation from the original story and it felt like it could have been better."
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    Frankenweenie is a 2012 animated movie starring Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, and Martin Short. When a boy's beloved dog passes away, he tries to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment.


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    Lu Sun
    Written on September 5, 2019
    "It has great animation and quality as to be expected of Tim Burton but this is a film that kids would enjoy rather than for an adult audience. Still, it was a good film on its own, just not what you would expect from a Burton film."


Best What are the best Tim Burton movies
1Edward ScissorhandsMovies 19 Paid
2BeetlejuiceMovies 12 Paid
3Sleepy HollowMovies 7 Paid
4Corpse BrideMovies 5 Paid
5Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet StreetMovies 4 Paid
6Ed WoodMovies 3 Paid
7Alice in Wonderland Movies 1 Paid
8FrankenweenieMovies 1 Paid

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