Whenever a new movie starring Johnny Depp is announced the world goes crazy. That’s because you everyone knows a Johnny Depp movie means it’s a good movie: funny, full of action and a little weird. Johnny Depp appeared in many Tim Burton films, which are also some of his best performances. We want to remind you 10 great Johnny Depp movies everyone should watch or re-watch in 2014. Our list is comprised of some of his most successful movies, but also some of his lesser known ones, which you should definitely watch if you are a Johnny Depp true fan.
10. Edward Scissorhands
This is the movie that launched Johnny Depp’s career. It was the first Tim Burton movie in which he starred, released in 1990. Johnny showed his acting abilities succeeding in making Edward a fragile, weird and lovely character. Edward Scissorhands is still one of the most iconic movies of the 1990s, all thanks to the incredible Johnny Depp. How long has it been since you last seen Edward Scissorhands?
9. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
Another great movie from the 1990s and a very special one on our Johnny Depp movies list is What’s Eating Gilbert Grape released in 1993 in which he starred along the great Leonardo DiCaprio. It’s a deep family drama about friendship and sibling love. Johnny played the character of Leonardo’s older brother. Leonardo DiCaprio plays the role of a mentally handicapped person who is very attached to his brother.
8. Dark Shadows
One of the most recent Johnny Depp movies is Dark Shadows released in 2012, another movie directed by Tim Burton, starring along Helena Bonham Carter. It’s a vampire movie full of dark humor and quirky characters, in Burton’s unmistakable cinematic style and Johnny Depps fantastic performance.
7. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Another one of the Johnny Depp movies you should definitely see or watch again is Terry Gilliam’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, released in 1998. It’s a dark comedy starring Benicio del Toro about a drug deale , the mob, a gangster and psychedelic hallucinations. It’s a very original movie like nothing you’ve ever seen. It was based on Hunter S. Thompson novel of the same name published in 1971. You need to be prepared in order to see this movie.
6. The Tourist
Many of us have wanted to see Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie star together in a movie. Our wishes came true with the 2010 romantic thriller The Tourist. The movie has some common elements with spy movies like James Bond. Although it’s not one of the new Johnny Depp movies, it’s definitely worth watching if you’re into action spy thrillers.
5. Lone Ranger
Although it was a commercial fail, Lone Ranger was an amazing cowboy movie. It is a new Johnny Depp movie released in 2013 in which you will see him play the role of Toto, the Lone Ranger’s Native American sidekick. The movie is a great modern western full of amazing special effects and edge-of—your-seat action. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should definitely watch it as soon as possible.
4. Alice in Wonderland
This one is another great collaboration between Johnny Depp and Tim Burton. It was a Disney production released in 2011 in which Johnny plays one of his most recognizable characters, the Mad Hatter. The movie combined real live action with state-of-the-art animated creatures and the result is a mind blowing cinematic experience. We heard that a sequel will be made and it’s going to be one of the upcoming Johnny Depp movies.
3. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
If you ever wanted to hear Johnny Depp’s musical talent, then you should watch this great horror musical directed, again, by Tim Burton. He is starring along Helena Bonham Carter, who is Burton’s wife in real life. You’ll get hooked to it from seeing the trailer.
2. From Hell
The movies that best match Johnny Depp’s talents are horror movies. From Hell was inspired by the Jack the Ripper murders and Johnny plays a police inspector who is trying to catch the killer. The movie was well received by both critics and movie lovers. If you want to enjoy a scary, stylish thriller, we definitely recommend In Hell as one of the best Johnny Depp movies. It’s been a while since we first saw it.
1. Donnie Brasco
In the 1997 crime thriller Donnie Brasco, Johnny Depp shines along one of the best actors ever, Al Pacino. The movie was based on the book written by Joseph T. Pistone, inspired by the writer’s true story, as an FBI agent who infiltrated the gangster Bonanno mafia crime family in the 1970s. Donnie Brasco is in our top 10 all time favorite Johnny Depp movies.
Other notable Johnny Depp movies you should re-watch in 2014:
Blow, Sleepy Hollow, Arizona Dream, Ed Wood, Secret Window, Chocolat, Finding Neverland, Corpse Bride.