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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
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 American fantasy swashbuckler film based on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney theme parks. It was directed by Gore ...more

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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 Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. The film shows the story of an artificial man named Edward, an unfinished ...more

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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 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is a 2006 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the second installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, following The Curse of the Black ...more

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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 Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 American fantasy horror adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It is a film adaptation loosely inspired by the 1820 short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington ...more

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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 What's Eating Gilbert Grape is a 1993 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, Darlene Cates, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Peter Hedges wrote the ...more

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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 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is a 2007 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the third film in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. The plot follows Will Turner, Elizabeth ...more

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Donnie Brasco is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Donnie Brasco Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Paul Giamatti Donnie Brasco is a 1997 American crime film directed by Mike Newell and starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, and Anne Heche appeared in supporting roles. ...more

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Finding Neverland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Finding Neverland Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman Finding Neverland is a 2004 American semi-biographical film about playwright J. M. Barrie and his relationship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan, directed by Marc Forster. The ...more

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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 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 2007 musical slasher film directed by Tim Burton. It is an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning 1979 musical ...more

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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 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides a 2011 action adventure film based on Tim Powers' novel. The film is directed by Rob Marshall

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Public Enemies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Public Enemies Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum Public Enemies is a 2009 American biographical crime drama film directed by Michael Mann and written by Mann, Ronan Bennett and Ann Biderman. It is an adaptation of Bryan Burrough's non-fiction ...more

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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 Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 British-American live action and computer animated adventure fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and written by Linda Woolverton. Released by Walt Disney Pictures, ...more

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Blow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Blow Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Emma Roberts Blow is a 2001 American biopic about the American cocaine smuggler George Jung, directed by Ted Demme. David McKenna and Nick Cassavetes adapted Bruce Porter's 1993 book Blow: How a Small Town ...more

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Benny & Joon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Benny & Joon Johnny Depp, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy Benny & Joon is a 1993 romantic comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer about how two eccentric individuals, Sam and Juniper "Joon", find each other and fall in love. Aidan ...more

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 American dark comedy film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke and Benicio del Toro as Dr. Gonzo. It was adapted ...more

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Secret Window is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Secret Window Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro Secret Window is a 2004 American psychological thriller film starring Johnny Depp and John Turturro. It was written and directed by David Koepp, based on the novella Secret Window, Secret Garden ...more

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Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 musical adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It is the second film adaptation of the 1964 British book of the same name by Roald Dahl and stars ...more

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Chocolat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Chocolat Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina Chocolat is a 2000 American-British romantic drama film based on the novel of the same name by Joanne Harris, and was directed by Lasse Hallström. Adapted by screenwriter Robert Nelson ...more

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Ed Wood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Ed Wood Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bill Murray Ed Wood is a 1994 American period comedy-drama biopic directed and produced by Tim Burton, and starring Johnny Depp as cult filmmaker Ed Wood. The film concerns the period in Wood's life when he ...more

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Once Upon a Time in Mexico Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes Once Upon a Time in Mexico is a 2003 American action film written, produced, edited, cinematographied, scored, and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It is the third and final film in Rodriguez's ...more

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From Hell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
From Hell Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane From Hell is a 2001 American horror mystery film directed by the Hughes brothers and loosely based on the graphic novel From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell about the Jack the Ripper

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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 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 ...more

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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 Dark Shadows is a 2012 American horror comedy film loosely based on the gothic television soap opera Dark Shadows that was broadcast between 1966 and 1971. The film was directed by Tim Burton ...more

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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 The Lone Ranger is a 2013 action adventure film written by Ted Elliott, Justin Haythe and Terry Rossio and directed by Gore Verbinski.

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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 Platoon is a 1986 American war film written and directed by Oliver Stone and starring Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and Charlie Sheen. It is the first film of a trilogy of Vietnam War films by ...more

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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 Rango is a 2011 American computer-animated action comedy western film directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Verbinski, Graham King and John B. Carls. Rango was a critical and commercial ...more

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A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
A Nightmare on Elm Street Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural slasher horror film written and directed by Wes Craven, and the first film of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The film stars ...more

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Cry-Baby is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Cry-Baby Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Iggy Pop Cry-Baby is a 1990 American teen musical romantic comedy film written and directed by John Waters. It stars Johnny Depp as 1950s teen rebel "Cry-Baby" Wade Walker, and also features a ...more

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The Ninth Gate is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
The Ninth Gate Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin The Ninth Gate is a 1999 French-Spanish-American thriller film directed, produced, and co-written by Roman Polanski. The film is loosely based upon Arturo Pérez-Reverte's 1993 novel The ...more

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parn... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a 2009 fantasy film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam and Charles McKeown. The film follows a travelling theatre troupe whose leader, having ...more

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Don Juan DeMarco is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Don Juan DeMarco Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando, Faye Dunaway Don Juan DeMarco is a 1994 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Johnny Depp as John Arnold DeMarco, a man who believes himself to be Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world. Clad in a ...more

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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 The Tourist is a 2010 romantic thriller film directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. It is a remake of the 2005 French action film Anthony Zimmer. ...more

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Arizona Dream is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Arizona Dream Johnny Depp, Faye Dunaway, Jerry Lewis Arizona Dream is a surrealist comedy-drama 1993 film directed by Emir Kusturica and starring Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis and Faye Dunaway.

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Dead Man is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Dead Man Johnny Depp, Steve Buscemi, John Hurt Dead Man is a 1995 American Western film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It stars Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Billy Bob Thornton, Iggy Pop, Crispin Glover, John Hurt, Michael Wincott, Lance ...more

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Before Night Falls is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Before Night Falls Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, Javier Bardem Before Night Falls is a 2000 American drama film directed by Julian Schnabel. The screenplay is based on the autobiography of the same name of Reinaldo Arenas, which was published in English in ...more

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Nick of Time is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Nick of Time Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken, Charles S. Dutton Nick of Time, starring Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken, Charles S. Dutton and Courtney Chase, is a 1995 political thriller film. It was directed by John Badham. It is noteworthy for taking place ...more

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The Astronaut's Wife is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
The Astronaut's Wife Charlize Theron, Johnny Depp, Joe Morton The Astronaut's Wife is a 1999 American science fiction/thriller film directed and written by Rand Ravich. It stars Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron.

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The Rum Diary is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
The Rum Diary Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart The Rum Diary is a 2011 American film based on the novel of the same name by Hunter S. Thompson. The film was written and directed by Bruce Robinson and stars Johnny Depp. Filming began in ...more

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The Libertine is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
The Libertine Johnny Depp, John Malkovich, Rosamund Pike The Libertine is a 2004 British drama film, the first film directed by Laurence Dunmore. It was adapted by Stephen Jeffreys from his play of the same name, starring Johnny Depp, John Malkovich, ...more

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Black Mass is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Black Mass Kevin Bacon, Joel Edgerton, Jesse Plemons

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The Brave is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
The Brave Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando, Frederic Forrest The Brave is a film adapted from the Gregory McDonald novel of the same title directed by, co-written by and starring Johnny Depp alongside Marlon Brando. This film was Depp's directorial debut. ...more

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Into the Woods is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Into the Woods Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep Into the Woods is a 2014 American fantasy musical drama film directed by Rob Marshall, and adapted to the screen by James Lapine from his and Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning Broadway ...more

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Alice Through the Looking Glas... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Alice Through the Looking Glass Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen Alice in Wonderland 2 is a 2016 fantasy adventure film written by Linda Woolverton and directed by James Bobin.

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Transcendence is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Transcendence Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Kate Mara Transcendence is a 2014 science fiction film directed by cinematographer Wally Pfister in his directorial debut, and written by Jack Paglen. The English-language co-production stars Johnny Depp, ...more

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Freddy's Dead: The Final Night... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Roseanne Barr Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare is a 1991 American comedy-horror slasher film and the sixth film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. As the title suggests, it was intended to be the last ...more

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The Man Who Cried is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
The Man Who Cried Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett The Man Who Cried is a 2000 Anglo-French film, written and directed by Sally Potter. The film stars Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, Johnny Depp, Harry Dean Stanton, and John Turturro. The film ...more

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
MichaelChoi added Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a 2017 fantasy swashbuckler film, and the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is ...more

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Mortdecai is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Mortdecai Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Olivia Munn Mortdecai is a 2015 American action comedy film directed by David Koepp and written by Eric Aronson. The film is adapted from the book anthology Mortdecai written by Kyril Bonfiglioli. It stars ...more

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Private Resort is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Private Resort Johnny Depp, Andrew Dice Clay, Héctor Elizondo Private Resort is a 1985 comedy film, directed by George Bowers and written by Gordon Mitchell, Ken Segall, and Alan Wenkus. The film starred the then-unknown Rob Morrow, Johnny Depp and Andrew ...more

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Jack and Jill is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Johnny Depp Movies
Jack and Jill Johnny Depp, Katie Holmes, Shaquille O'Neal Jack and Jill is a 2011 comedy film written by Steve Koren, Robert Smigel, Ben Zook and directed by Dennis Dugan.