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The Best Johnny Depp Movies

Updated August 7, 2020 35.0k votes 4.1k voters 174.0k 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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    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
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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
  • 2
    Edward Scissorhands
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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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  • 3
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
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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
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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
  • 5
    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
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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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  • 6
    What's Eating Gilbert Grape
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    What's Eating Gilbert Grape

    Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio

    Released1993

    Directed byLasse Hallström

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  • 7
    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
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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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  • 8
    Alice in Wonderland
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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
    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
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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
  • 10
    Blow
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    Blow

    Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz

    Released2001

    Directed byTed Demme

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  • 11
    Corpse Bride
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    Corpse Bride

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2005

    Directed byTim Burton, Mike Johnson

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  • 12
    Donnie Brasco
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    Donnie Brasco

    Johnny Depp, Al Pacino

    Released1997

    Directed byMike Newell

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  • 13
    Finding Neverland
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    Finding Neverland

    Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet

    Released2004

    Directed byMarc Forster

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  • 14
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
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  • 15
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2005

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • 16
    A Nightmare on Elm Street
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund

    Released1984

    Directed byWes Craven

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  • 17
    Secret Window
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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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  • 18
    Rango
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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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  • 19
    Public Enemies
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    Public Enemies

    Johnny Depp, Christian Bale

    Released2009

    Directed byMichael Mann

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  • 20
    Benny & Joon
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    Benny & Joon

    Johnny Depp, Julianne Moore

    Released1993

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

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  • 21
    Alice Through the Looking Glass
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    Alice Through the Looking Glass

    Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway

    Released2016

    Directed byJames Bobin

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  • 22
    Chocolat
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    Chocolat

    Johnny Depp, Judi Dench

    Released2000

    Directed byLasse Hallström

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    Ed Wood
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    Ed Wood

    Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker

    Released1994

    Directed byTim Burton

    Ed Wood is a 1994 American period comedy-drama biopic directed and produced by Tim Burton, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 24
    Dark Shadows
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    Dark Shadows

    Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released2012

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • 25
    The Lone Ranger
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    The Lone Ranger

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2013

    Directed byGore Verbinski

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