The Five Best Johnny Depp Movies on Blu-ray and DVD
Johnny Depp Is An Extremely Versatile, Award-Winning Actor
Are you looking for the best Johnny Depp movies or perhaps even a complete list of his movies? Are you wondering if you missed any of his movies or what else he might have done? On this page you will find the answers to those questions.
I must admit that I am biased. I am a rather large fan of Johnny Depp and I have been ever since I first 'met' him in the movie Chocolat. Chocolat may well still be my favorite of his movies although I must say that I have enjoyed almost every movie that I have seen him in. I love the fact that he is so talented and that he is so versatile and quirky. Some of his quirkiest roles are fan favorites. Dep can take on almost any role, from the serious to the mad cap, and do them all very well.
My personal Johnny Depp movie favorites? In addition to Chocolat I also really enjoyed Finding Neverland, Edward Scissorhands and Pirates of the Caribbean. However, this list of the BEST JOHNNY DEPP MOVIES is not based on my favorites but rather on the Johnny Depp films with the best Amazon customer reviews.
The Five Best Johnny Depp Movies
Pirates of the Caribbean [DVD]
Pirates of the Caribbean
It probably will not come as a surprise that the amazing Pirates of the Caribbean series numbers amongst the best Johnny Depp movies. Featuring a powerful cast, which includes Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, plenty of action and a very humorous Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, this set is the trilogy and includes the first three movies in the series.
Depp received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor and for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the 2003 movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl as well as a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
Sleepy Hollow [DVD]
Sleepy Hollow is most definitely a horror movie, which is based on the Washington Irving and Disney versions of the story of Sleepy Hollow. Johnny Depp plays Ichabod Crane and employs unusual methods to solve crimes. He investigates several beheadings and becomes a witness to several decapitations. Considered inappropriate for the squeamish, this movie may go on to become an enduring horror film.
Sleepy Hollow is a Johnny Depp movie that I have NOT seen but its place in terms of Amazon customer reviews means it must be on this list. It is an R-rated movie with plenty of 'loppings' as Amazon customer Groucho calls the beheadings. It won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction and was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Cinematogrpahy and Best Costume Design.
Edward Scissorhands [DVD]
Directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall and Kathy Baker.
Edward Scissorhands is the creation of an inventor who died before completing Edward. Therefore, Edward has some charm but fails to be perfect. As a matter of fact, he has scissors for hands. Edward is taken in by a kind lady and has some rather interesting adventures with living in the suburbs and falling in love.
Edward Scissorhands was Depp's first collaboration with Tim Burton, was considered a box office success and received generally favorable reviews from the critics. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Makeup, a Grammy Award for music and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.
A Nightmare on Elm Street [DVD]
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Written and directed by Wes Craven; starring Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, and John Saxon
Here's another movie with Johnny Depp that I have not seen. I used to enjoy horror movies but I do not anymore. Am I tempted to see this one because Dep appears in it? Maybe, maybe not
Anyway, the story is that of Freddy Krueger. Freddy is a nut case who hunts the teens of Elm Street. Amazon calls it both terrifying and mind-blowing words which make it pretty scary to me. Depp appears as the boyfriend of Hottie McSmarty who discovers a way to be rid of the fiend although I wonder if he was successful because of the number of movies that followed this one.
A Nightmare on Elm Street won the Critic's Award at the Avoriaz Fantastic Film and won three Academy Award nominations including Best Horror Film, Best Performance by a Young Actor for Jsu Garcia and Best DVD Classic Film Release in 2007.
Finding Neverland [DVD]
Directed by Marc Forster; Starring Julie Christie, Johnny Depp, Ian Hart, Dustin Hoffman and Kate Winslet.
Finding Neverland is a sweet movie, rated PG and deemed appropriate for children in middle school. Johnny Depp appears as the author James M. Barrie who gets to know a widow and her four boys. The resulting friendship helps J.M. Barrie go on to create his most successful story, Peter Pan.
Finding Neverland won and was nominated for many movie awards, which included but was certainly not limited to an Academy Award for Original Music Score and nominations for six others including a nod for Best Actor for Johnny Depp.
The Best Johnny Depp Movies - In review...
Johnny Depp Movie List - A complete list of movies and television shows that Johnny Depp has appeared in.
2012 Dark Shadows (pre-production)
2011 Triple Frontier (in talks) (pre-production)
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
2011 The Rum Diary
2011 Rango (voice)
2010 The Tourist
2010 Alice in Wonderland
2009 Public Enemies
2009 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
2009 SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series) - SpongeBob vs. the Big One (voice)
2007 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow (Video Game)
2005 Corpse Bride (Voice)
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2004 The Libertine
2004 Finding Neverland
2004 ...And They Lived Happily Ever After
2004 King of the Hill (TV series) ~ Hank's Back (voice)
2004 Secret Window
2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
2001 From Hell
2000 The Fast Show (TV series) ~ The Last Ever Fast Show
2000 Before Night Falls
2000 The Man Who Cried
1999 Sleepy Hollow
1999 The Astronaut's Wife
1999 The Ninth Gate
1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
1997 The Brave
1997 Donnie Brasco
1995 Nick of Time
1995 Dead Man
1994 Don Juan DeMarco
1994 Ed Wood
1993 What's Eating Gilbert Grape
1993 Benny & Joon
1993 Arizona Dream
1991 Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
1990 Edward Scissorhands
1987-1990 21 Jump Street (TV series)
1987 Hotel (TV series) ~ Unfinished Business
1986 Slow Burn (TV movie)
1985 Lady Blue (TV series) ~ Beasts of Prey
1985 Private Resort
1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street
21 Jump Street The Complete Series
The Johnny Depp television series in a boxed set.
This 18-disc set contains the complete 21 Jump Street television series. 21 Jump Street ran for a total of 103 episodes or five seasons and all are included in this Johnny Depp boxed set. The series dealt with social issues of the late 1980s and featured guest appearances by a virtual who's who of today's movie stars including the likes of Brad Pitt, Vince Vaughn, Jason Priestley, Josh Brolin, Christina Applegate, Bridget Fonda, Dom DeLuise, Rosie Perez, John Waters, Shannen Doherty, Thomas Haden Church, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and more.
More Johnny Depp Reading
- Johnny Depp in THE TOURIST Movie Review 2010
Right off the top I want you to know that I love most of Johnny Depp's movies so when I hear of a new one, I am always excited. That is not to say that I love every movie that he has done...just that I love the majority of them and that some of...
- The Best Johnny Depp Pics: Magazine Covers
Fans of Johnny Depp will love this collection of magazine covers!
- The Top 10 High School Musicals Movies
Have you seen all of these high school musicals?
- Disney's Alice In Wonderland Blu-ray Movie Review
Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland featured the talented Johnny Depp in the Mad Hatter's role.