The Best Johnny Depp Movies

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List of the best Johnny Depp movies, ranked best to worst, with movie trailers when available. Ever since making his film debut in A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984, Johnny Depp has entertained audiences with his creative film roles. Johnny Depp's highest grossing movies have received many accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Johnny Depp movies is decided by how many votes they receive from the public, so only the most highly rated Johnny Depp movies will be at the top of the list.

From Edward Scissorhands to Alice in Wonderland, this list covers all of the best Johnny Depp films. 

Johnny Depp has been in a lot of films, so there is often debate over what the greatest Johnny Depp movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this, then use this list of the most entertaining Johnny Depp films to end the squabble once and for all. If you think the best Johnny Depp role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Johnny Depp performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. 

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Johnny Depp movies?" and "What are the greatest Johnny Depp roles of all time?" Vote on the ones you agree with and downvote those you don't! If you are a fan of Depp's creative characters, you might also enjoy our list of best Orlando Bloom movies and best Winona Ryder movies.

Johnny Depp is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Tim Burton, Martin Scorsese and Roman Polanski. If Johnny Depp movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Matthew McConaughey and Bradley Cooper too.

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: The ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana

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    Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom

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    Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Sleepy Hollow Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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    What's Eating Gilbert Grape is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    What's Eating Gilbert Grape Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: At W... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Keith Richards

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    Finding Neverland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Finding Neverland Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman

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    Donnie Brasco is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Donnie Brasco Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Paul Giamatti

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    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: On S... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Keith Richards

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    Blow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Blow Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Emma Roberts

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    Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Alice in Wonderland Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

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    Public Enemies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Public Enemies Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum

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    Secret Window is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Secret Window Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

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    Chocolat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Chocolat Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci

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    Benny & Joon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies

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    Benny & Joon Johnny Depp, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy

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    From Hell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies

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    From Hell Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane

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    Ed Wood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Ed Wood Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bill Murray

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    Once Upon a Time in Mexico is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Once Upon a Time in Mexico Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes

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    Corpse Bride is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Corpse Bride Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee

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    Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Dark Shadows Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloë Grace Moretz

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    The Lone Ranger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    The Lone Ranger Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Armie Hammer

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    Platoon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Platoon Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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    Rango is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Rango Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Alfred Molina

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    Cry-Baby is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Cry-Baby Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Iggy Pop

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    A Nightmare on Elm Street Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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    The Imaginarium of Doctor Parn... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies

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    The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell

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    Don Juan DeMarco is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Don Juan DeMarco Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando, Faye Dunaway

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    The Ninth Gate is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    The Ninth Gate Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin

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    The Tourist is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    The Tourist Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany

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    Arizona Dream is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies

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    Arizona Dream Johnny Depp, Faye Dunaway, Jerry Lewis

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    Before Night Falls is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies

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    Before Night Falls Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, Javier Bardem

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    Dead Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies

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    Dead Man Johnny Depp, Steve Buscemi, John Hurt

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    The Libertine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies

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    The Libertine Johnny Depp, John Malkovich, Rosamund Pike

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    The Rum Diary is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies

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    Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart

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    Nick of Time is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Nick of Time Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken, Charles S. Dutton

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    The Brave is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    The Brave Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando, Frederic Forrest

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    The Astronaut's Wife is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Charlize Theron, Johnny Depp, Joe Morton

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    Into the Woods is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Into the Woods Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep

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    The Man Who Cried is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    The Man Who Cried Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett

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    Transcendence is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Transcendence Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Kate Mara

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    Freddy's Dead: The Final Night... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Roseanne Barr

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    Black Mass is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Kevin Bacon, Joel Edgerton, Jesse Plemons

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    Private Resort is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Johnny Depp, Andrew Dice Clay, Héctor Elizondo

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    Happily Ever After is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Happily Ever After Nadine Samonte, Nash Aguas, Yasmien Kurdi

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    Slow Burn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Slow Burn Johnny Depp, Beverly DAngelo, Eric Roberts

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    Tusk is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Johnny Depp, Haley Joel Osment, Génesis Rodríguez

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    Mortdecai is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies


    Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Olivia Munn

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