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The Best Johnny Depp Movies

Updated August 7, 2020 33.0k votes 4.0k voters 173.5k views53 items

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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.

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    Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    Edward Scissorhands

    Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder

    Released1990

    Directed byTim Burton

    Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. An... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: The  is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    Released2003

    Directed byGore Verbinski

    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 American fantasy swashbuckler... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley

    Released2006

    Directed byGore Verbinski

    This film is a 2006 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the second installment of the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 4
    Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    Sleepy Hollow

    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci

    Released1999

    Directed byTim Burton

    Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 American fantasy horror adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It is a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Pirates of the Caribbean: At W is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley

    Released2007

    Directed byGore Verbinski

    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is a 2007 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    What's Eating Gilbert Grap is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    What's Eating Gilbert Grape

    Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio

    Released1993

    Directed byLasse Hallström

    What's Eating Gilbert Grape is a 1993 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2007

    Directed byTim Burton

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 2007 musical slasher film directed by Tim... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    Alice in Wonderland

    Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway

    Released2010

    Directed byTim Burton

    Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 British-American live action and computer animated adventure... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    Blow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    Blow

    Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz

    Released2001

    Directed byTed Demme

    Blow is a 2001 American biopic about the American smuggler George Jung, directed by Ted Demme.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Donnie Brasco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    Donnie Brasco

    Johnny Depp, Al Pacino

    Released1997

    Directed byMike Newell

    Donnie Brasco is a 1997 American film directed by Mike Newell and starring Al Pacino and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Pirates of the Caribbean: On S is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    Released2011

    Directed byRob Marshall

    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides a 2011 action adventure film based on Tim Powers'... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 12
    Charlie and the Chocolate Fact is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2005

    Directed byTim Burton

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 musical adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a 2017 fantasy swashbuckler film, and the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 14
    Corpse Bride is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    Corpse Bride

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2005

    Directed byTim Burton, Mike Johnson

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  • 15
    Finding Neverland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    Finding Neverland

    Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet

    Released2004

    Directed byMarc Forster

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    Public Enemies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    Public Enemies

    Johnny Depp, Christian Bale

    Released2009

    Directed byMichael Mann

    Public Enemies is a 2009 American film directed by Michael Mann and written by Mann, Ronan... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Rango is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    Rango

    Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher

    Released2011

    Directed byGore Verbinski

    Rango is a 2011 American computer-animated action comedy western film directed by Gore... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund

    Released1984

    Directed byWes Craven

    A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural slasher horror film written and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Secret Window is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    Secret Window

    Johnny Depp, Maria Bello

    Released2004

    Directed byDavid Koepp

    Secret Window is a 2004 American psychological thriller film starring Johnny Depp and John... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Benny & Joon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    Benny & Joon

    Johnny Depp, Julianne Moore

    Released1993

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

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    Alice Through the Looking Glas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    Alice Through the Looking Glass

    Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway

    Released2016

    Directed byJames Bobin

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

    Johnny Depp, Judi Dench

    Released2000

    Directed byLasse Hallström

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    Ed Wood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    Ed Wood

    Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker

    Released1994

    Directed byTim Burton

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    Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    Dark Shadows

    Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released2012

    Directed byTim Burton

    Dark Shadows is a 2012 American horror comedy film loosely based on the gothic television soap... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Platoon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
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    Platoon

    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen

    Released1986

    Directed byOliver Stone

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