Famous Hollywood director Tim Burton rose to fame in the late '80s and early '90s and quickly became known for his gothic, fantasy, and horror movies such as Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride, and many more. Todays list takes a look at just which of the movies Tim Burton directed are his most highly rated ones on IMDb, and while The Nightmare Before Christmas is surely one of the director's most famous movies it actually wasnt directed by him which is why it didnt make it onto todays list even though it has an 8.0 rating on IMDb.
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Over the years Tim has worked on plenty of movies with many successful Hollywood stars but his most common choices were always his ex-wife Helena Bonham Carter and actor Johnny Depp. Keep on scrolling to find out just which of the movies Tim directed are his most successful ones!
Kicking the list off at spot number 10 is the 1992 superhero movie Batman Returns which is a sequel to Tim Burtons 1989 movie Batman (which we'll encounter further down the list). The movie is about Batman trying to once again deal with his nemesis Penguin and it stars Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, and Michael Murphy. Currently, Batman Returns has a 7.0 rating on IMDb.
Next on the list is the 1985 adventure comedy movie Pee-wee's Big Adventure. The movie which tells the story of an eccentric man-child who gets his bike stolen stars Paul Reubens, E. G. Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger, and Judd Omen. Currently, Pee-wee's Big Adventure has a 7.0 rating on IMDb which means that it shares spot number nine with Batman Returns.
Spot number eight on the list of Tim Burton's most successful movies goes to the 2005 stop-motion animated fantasy movie Corpse Bride.
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The movie which quite literally tells the story of a corpse rising from its grave so that it could get married stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Tracey Ullman, Joanna Lumley, and Christopher Lee. Currently, Corpse Bride has a 7.3 rating on IMDb.
Lets move on to yet another movie starring Tim Burton's go-to cast members Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter the 2007 musical slasher movie Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Besides Johnny and Helena, it also stars Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, and Sacha Baron Cohen. Currently, the movie which tells the story of English barber and serial killer Sweeny Todd has a 7.3 rating on IMDb, meaning that it shares spot number seven with Corpse Bride.
Next on the list is yet another movie starring Johnny Depp the 1999 gothic horror movie Sleepy Hollow. The movie tells the story of Ichabod Crane who was sent to the village of Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of murders and it also stars Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien, and Jeffrey Jones. Currently, Sleepy Hollow has a 7.3 rating on IMDb, which means that shares spot numbersix on todays list withSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet StreetandCorpse Bride.
Opening up the top five most highly rated Tim Burton movies on IMDb is the 1989 superhero movie Batman that tells the story of the DC Comics character of the same name. The movie which stars Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough, and Jack Palance currently has a 7.5 rating on IMDb.
Spot number four on todays list goes to the 1988 fantasy-comedy movie Beetlejuice. The movie which tells the story of a recently deceased couple who become ghosts that haunt their former house stars Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O'Hara, Winona Ryder, and Michael Keaton.
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Currently, Beetlejuice has a 7.5 rating on IMDb which means that it shares spot number four with Batman.
Opening up the top three most highly rated Tim Burton movies on IMDb is the 1994 biographical comedy-drama Ed Wood. The movie which tells the life story of ambitious but troubled movie director Edward D. Wood Jr. stars Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Jones, Bill Murray, and Lisa Marie. Currently, Ed Wood has a 7.8 rating on IMDb.
The runner-up on todays list is the 1990s fantasy romance movie Edward Scissorhands. The movie which tells the story of an artificial man who wasnt completely constructed and has scissors for hands stars Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Vincent Price, and Alan Arkin. Currently, Edward Scissorhands has a 7.9 rating on IMDb.
Wrapping the list up at spot number one is the 2003 fantasy drama movie Big Fish which was based on the 1998 novel of the same name written by Daniel Wallace. The movie which tells the story of a frustrated man trying to figure out what is fact and what is fiction in his dying fathers life stars Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman, Robert Guillaume, Marion Cotillard, Steve Buscemi, and Danny DeVito. Currently, Big Fish has an 8.0 rating on IMDb.
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