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The Best Danny Elfman Movies  

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List of the best Danny Elfman movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Danny Elfman's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Danny Elfman movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Danny Elfman movies will be at the top of the list. Danny Elfman has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Danny Elfman movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Danny Elfman films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Danny Elfman role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Danny Elfman performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

The list you're viewing has a variety of films in it, like Corpse Bride and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Danny Elfman movies?" and "What are the greatest Danny Elfman roles of all time?"

Tim Burton and Brett Ratner are among those who have directed Danny Elfman at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.

The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Danny Elfman Movies
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Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D is a 2006 3D version of the 1993 film of the same title directed by Henry Selick and written by Caroline Thompson. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman, Greg Proops, Glenn Shadix, + more

Released: 1993

Directed by: Henry Selick

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Forbidden Zone is a 1980 musical comedy film based upon the stage performances of the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. Originally shot on black-and-white film, the story of Forbidden Zone involves an alternate universe accessed through a door in the house of the Hercules family. Directed and produced by Richard Elfman, who co-wrote the film with fellow Mystic Knights member Matthew Bright, it was the first film scored by his brother Danny Elfman. The film stars Hervé Villechaize, Susan Tyrrell and members of the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, and features appearances by Warhol Superstar Viva, Joe Spinell and The Kipper Kids. Herve Villechaize kicked his cheque back into the ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Danny Elfman, Hervé Villechaize, Joe Spinell, Susan Tyrrell, Phil Gordon, + more

Released: 1980

Directed by: Richard Elfman

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Corpse Bride, often referred to as Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, is a 2005 British-American stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Mike Johnson and Tim Burton. The plot is set in a fictional Victorian era village in Europe. Johnny Depp led a cast as the voice of Victor, while Helena Bonham Carter voiced Emily, the title character. Corpse Bride is the third stop-motion feature film produced by Burton and the first directed by him. This is also the first stop-motion feature from Burton that was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee, Albert Finney, Joanna Lumley, + more

Released: 2005

Directed by: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson

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Forbidden Zone 2: The Forbidden Galaxy is a 2011 fantasy musical film directed by Richard Elfman. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Danny Elfman, Bodhi Elfman, Richard Elfman, Susan Tyrrell, Martin von Haselberg, + more

Released: 2011

Directed by: Richard Elfman

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