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Tim Burtons Movies – My Top 5 Favorites
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Tim Burtons Movies – My Top 5 Favorites

Tim Burton is in my top three favorite directors and producers of all time and I love his work and dark take on the world. Ever since his first amazing short film (6 minutes long) 'Vincent' I fell in love with his work. Vincent is an amazing short film which was narrated by the great Vincent Price and if you have never seen it I urge you to watch it on YouTube, you will not be disappointed and I hope one day Tim will return to this form of darkness.

Though Tim Burton has countless brilliant movies I do find it hard to choose from but it is my top five that I love and some will just have to excluded so here is the list and enjoy!

No 5 Sweeney Todd; The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

This was a crazy movie/musical only Tim could have directed and starred Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd and Helena Bonham Carter as the charismatic Mrs. Lovett and centers around Todd as an English Barber who murders people by slitting their throats with his straight razor while Mrs Lovett helps him get rid of the bodies by ahem! Cooking them in to her pies and selling to the public, great stuff.

No 4 Beetlejuice

What a brilliant movie and would you believe made in 1988. Again, Burton at his best with crazy characters and weird camera work. With Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice and also starring Winona Ryder, Gena Davis and Alec Baldwin it revolved around the death of Davis and Baldwins characters who do not like the living people who have moved in to their home, so they hire Beetlejuice to try scaring them out of the house, a hilarious movie with some brilliant classic scenes (think the dancing and singing around the table scene)

No 3 The Nightmare Before Christmas

How I watch this every year and love it. Jack Skellington and the lovely rag doll Sally are two of my favorite Burton characters and this is a brilliant animation musical, hilarious and dark. Jack lives in Halloween Town (the characters in the town are outrageously crazy) and opens up a gate way to Christmas town where he is intrigued by Christmas and wants to take it over. It is a master of animation and great story telling.

No 2 Edward Scissorhands

Probably would be most people number one and is an amazing piece (genius if you want to say) of film making and story telling and the camera scenes (especially with the famous ice sculptures scene) are breath taking. Edward is an artificial man who was created by an inventor (Vincent Price, his final role) with scissors for hands (played by Johnny Depp) and he falls in love with a local girl Kim (Winona Ryder) but Edward is disliked by some local people and a dark love story unfolds here. It is a true masterpiece of a movie.

No 1 A Corpse Bride

I adore this movie, Burton at his darkest best and full of funny moments. Another animation fantasy musical with my favorite Tim Burton character Emily (Helena Bonham Carter), just a brilliant loveable character who happens to be a corpse. Set in Victorian times and with again Johnny Depp as the excellent Victor and Emily Watson as his bride-to-be Victoria, it is such a brilliant piece of story telling, dark, creepy, funny, unforgettable characters and my Emily, this is why it is my number one.

I know I am leaving out Mars Attacks, Sleepy Hollow, James and the Giant Peach, Alice In Wonderland to name but a few but it is his dark animation that really draws me in and sticks out from other movies (Lets Hope For More).

Another great thing about these movies is the amazing Tim Burton movie Halloween costumes you get to choose from, just think of all the amazing characters and you get the picture why there is such a crazy choice, from Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and even from his last movie Alice In Wonderland, just think of the great Alice characters from this movie.

He has truly giving us a lot Mr Tim Burton and I only hope he will give us more especially in the dark animation genre and try avoid the over the top 3D rubbish splattering our screens now. Which Tim Burton Movies do you like? And what do you think of this list? Feel free to comment below.


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Jay Gumbs  

I'm kinda surprised I haven't seen any of these except for Beetlejuice. I love Tim Burton's style so I'll definitely add these to my "to watch" list.

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  about 4 years ago

oh do Jay, they are simply amazing movies, you will be blowing away

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  about 4 years ago

Such a great list. I love all those movies!

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  about 4 years ago

Cheers Robbie, great director and producer.

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  about 4 years ago
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