Tim Burton has been one of the successful directors in Hollywood for more than thirty years and still counting. Famously known for quitting a job as an animator in Disney, Tim has built a remarkable reputation in creating horror and fantasy movies that blend with whimsical elements in the most amazing ways. With the many numbers of films that Tim Burton has directed several movies for, they have been fans favorite for a long time. Therefore, it can be hard to rank them from the worst to the best or vice versa since it might feel unfair to make such a list. All the same, here are the best Tim Burton movies ranked from the first to the fifth.
1. Ed Wood (1994)
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Ed Wood is considered Tim Burton’s most successful movies and his flop as well. The writers of this movie are Larry Karaszewki and Scott Alexander, who are responsible for the cinema People vs OJ. This movie forms the basis of Johnny Depp, who has turned out to be a winning actor. Johnny acts along Martin Landau, who is also a renowned actor.
Johnny Depp takes the role of Ed Wood, who is a Hollywood outcast. With the help of famous Bela Lugosi and a devoted cast, Ed Wood manages to bring his cinematic vision to life, although he does not manage to achieve a critical commercial success.
All the same, Ed manages to create a series of a low budgets, which makes a remarkable success in the industry. It is easier to identify the level of success that this movie put up based on the Academy award that Martin Lundau wins by his role as Bela Lugosi.
2. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Edward Scissorhands is another exceptional movie directed by Tim Burton that portrays his love for fairy tale stories. Burton gets inspiration from his childhood in the suburban Burnak, California. In the film, Johnny Depp features as an animated human being who has a freakish appearance and has scissors bladed instead of hands.
As the story goes, Edward is an animated human being project for a scientist who dies before finishing his project, hence the freakish accentuated appearance of Edward. However, a loving suburban woman takes note of Edward and takes him to her home, where he falls in love with her daughter Peg. Although Edward is a talented person, he remains to be an outcast.
From the plot, there is a mix of comedy, drama, and romance, which makes the story heartbeat one of the most influential, although its freshness might have faded over time.
3. Beetlejuice (1988)
Time might have passed by since this movie was first released, but it still holds the position of one of the most sought films from one generation to the other. The film features Barbara and Adam Maitlands, who dies after a grizzly accident. Both of them find themselves stuck in their country residence, which they end up haunting.
Later on, a couple is known as the Deetzes, and their daughter buys the home, where the Maitlands unsuccessfully tries to scare them away. In their effort, they attract a spirit known as Beetlejuice, which turns out to be dangerous to the Maitlands and Lydia.
4. Batman Returns (1992)
Did you know that Batman’sBatman’s return is the first modern superhero movie? Well, all thanks to Tim Burton for putting together a film that has led to a sea of superhero movies up to now. Before Batman, superman existed in comics but held the stature of a sunny, aw-shuck construction. On the other hand, Tim Burton introduces to us a hippy and edgy Dark Knight to the amusement of every comic lover back then.
The plot features a monstrous Penguin who lives in the sewer beneath Gotham. He joins up with Max Shreck, who is a wicked businessman who tries to topple off Batman, who is the city villain. However, Shreck’s assistant finds out about the plot to kill Batman, and she decides to adopt the character of Catwoman, who teams up with Shreck after threatening to kill her. Later on, Catwoman falls for the Dark Knight, which creates a remarkable story to watch.
There might be some critics put against the movie, especially those that find the dark knight to have been a bigger weirdo than he is known. However, the film stands to be fans favorite when it comes to superhero movies, especially with the twist of Catwoman falling in love with him despite being a weirdo.
5. Pee-Wee’sPee-Wee’s Big Adventure(1985)
This movie marks Burton’s debut film as a director. Paul Reuben and Phil Hartman hand-picked Tim Burton after his short film Frankenweenie, which undoubtedly was the right call. This fantasy film features Pee-wee Herman, who owns a red bicycle that loves too much. Francis, who is an envious neighbor, tries to buy the bike, but Pee-wee would not consider such an offer. Therefore, he successfully plots to steal the bicycle as Pee-wee visits his friend Dottie.
Pee-wee thinks that his bicycle is at the Alamo and sets a trip to recover it. During his adventure, he meets with a lot of remarkable people, including a waitress going by the Simone and a motorcycle gang as well. Pee eventually discovers the bicycle and tries to recover it despite being used in producing a movie.
In this movie, Burton successfully makes the life of Pee-wee Herman strange despite the level of normality that he tries to emphasize throughout the film. This is quite a remarkable work that he successfully manages to put up despite being his debut film.
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