Tim Burton is best known for using dark, quirky, intricate visual styles and gothic overtones in his movies. Burton has worked repeatedly with Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter and, Danny Elfman, who has given several amazing musical scores for his films. Here’s Crizic’s list of some of Burton’s finest works. Here are the greatest Tim Burton movies ever:
7. Corpse Bride:
Corpse Bride was Tim Burton’s first stop motion feature film as a director. With an incredible musical score from Danny Elfman and the bittersweet tale of love Burton puts for us in his imaginatively crafted world, the movie altogether is not a bad watch.
6. Mars Attacks!:
Martians zapping peole around with their guns and brutal sense of humour, this is not what people of earth predicted. Mars Attacks! is a satirical sci-fi movie from Tim Burton with cast which includes stars like Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Natalie Portman and Michael J. Fox, it surely deserves a spot on this list.
5. Batman (1989):
Christopher Nolan might have given Batman fans the perfect dark knight but Tim Burton also did an awesome job with his original 1989 Batman movie. Michael Keaton was amazing as the caped Gotham hero but what puts this movie here on this list is the terrific portrayal of The Joker by Jack Nicholson who did complete justice to the role. Overall, Burton’s version was successful in showing the dark side of Batman.
4. Big Fish:
Big Fish has simple inspiring story based on the theme of reconciliation of father-son relationship and to this theme Burton provides a magical and fantastical world with the idea of believing in the impossible.
3. Ed Wood:
Tim Burton’s take on a biopic about the “Worst Director of all Time” which does not at all ridicules the troubled struggling director and his crew simply proves Burton’s directional genius.
2. Beetlejuice (1998):
What do you do when you are a ghost but can’t scare away people from your home? You contact Beetlgeuce, a “bio exorcist” ghost. And what do you do when that bio exrcist ghost turns out to be insane and shifty? You reconsider hiring him, but its too late now. Beetlejuice is a wackily entertaining and Burton’s most hilarious movie.
1. Edward Scissorhands:
Who else but Tim Burton could create a character who is innocent, lovable and weird in the sense that he has scissors for hands. The film can be considered a modern day fairy tale which deals with self discovery and isolation. With minimal dialogues and more to say with his expressions and his eyes, Johnny Depp is perfectly cast for the leading role of Edward. And with a surreal-yet-amazing theme, this movie is the greatest Tim Burton movie ever.