Top 10 best Johnny Depp movies

Top 10 best Johnny Depp movies

What are the best Johnny Depp movies so far?  Is he one of the best Hollywood actors working today? You would agree with me that the hype for this talented screen star is quite justified. Or maybe you have to see more than one of his films to fully appreciate the immense talent he possesses when it comes to pulling off difficult and diverse roles. Such is the Unique versatility of this star. 

 
American Hollywood Actor, Producer and Musician Johnny Christopher Depp has gained a reputation as one of the most gifted and talented character actors ever. Constantly  challenging himself by taking on a series of diverse roles that require him to totally transform himself into a Character so far from the norm, Depp has succeeded critically and commercially in bringing some of the most ‘hard to play’ movie characters to life. And he has done this on so many occasions, it’s not hard to understand why he is called one of the most versatile screen stars in history. And in this post, I’m going to show you a top 10 ranking of the best movies by Johnny Depp.
 
The 54 year old actor first appeared on Nightmare on Elm street, the terrifying and often ridiculous Freddie Kruger hit Horror film. But he gained fame as a teen heartthrob on TV series, 21 Jump Street. That was the first time the world started to notice two things that Depp had in abundance—His remarkable onscreen abilities, and his extraordinary good looks. 
The former will eventually lead him to starring in some of the biggest blockbusters movies  in history,while the latter will gain him worldwide recognition as one of the most handsome men on earth. 
Top 10 best Johnny Depp movies

His portrayal of Disney Characters and other out of this world characters, like his role in Alice in the wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate factory and Edward Scissorhands are so well done, you would have to have a rock for a brain not to admire his skill—even for those who are not his fans. And speaking of fans, the actor is globally adored with millions of fans. But strangely, he still shies away from the spotlight.

 
Johnny Depp was the highest paid actor in the world in 2012 with total earnings of $75 million. And today he is still one of the richest Hollywood actors with a net worth of about $200 million. He commands a fee of about $16 million per film. 
 
This is no big surprise.  He has started in more U.S box office hits than five great actors combined. His movies have made a staggering $3.2 billion in the United States, and over $8 billion worldwide. 
 
His greatest box office successes are the pirates of the Caribbean franchise which raked in $3 billion. Disney movie Alice in wonderland which made a total of $1 billion. Charlie and the Chocolate factory is his third biggest hit, with a global earnings of $474 million. His Romantic action thriller with Angelina Jolie in 2010—The Tourist, made $278 million.
 
Depp has never won an academy award, although he has been nominated thrice. But he has won a Screen actors Guild award and a Golden globe award. 
 
Married twice and divorced twice, the actor who was last married to model and actress Amber Heard from whom he divorced in 2017 is currently unattached.
 
A dedicated musician and excellent guitarist, he tours often with the Rock group the  Hollywood Vampires. 
 
But let’s get to it shall we,  here are 10 of Depp’s best films 
Of course he has many good and great performances, but these ten are the best of the best. 

10 Greatest Johnny Depp movies

 
10. Sweeney Todd: The Demon barber of fleet street-2007.
Johnny Depp’s remarkable performance here won him critical acclaim and he ended up winning the Golden Globe award for best Actor.
 
9. Sleepy Hollow-1999.
Nine years after the success of Edward Scissorhands, Johnny Depp collaborates again with Director Tim Burton as he plays a New York detective sent to the town of sleepy Hollow to investigate murders committed by the headless horseman. Yes I know it sounds kind of ridiculous, but the movie is actually  quite good.  And it made a decent $207 million at the box office.
 
8. Finding Neverland-2004.
Depp teams up with the adorable Kate Winslet and the legendary Dustin Hoffman for this intriguing movie Finding Neverland. 
 
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl-2003
The first Pirates movie in the highly successful franchise.  For the first time, audiences were introduced the strange but lovable Captain Jack Sparrow.
  Best Johnny Depp movies Pirates of the Caribbean

6. Edward Scissorhands-1990
Depp was already an emerging force in Hollywood when he brilliantly portrayed a synthetic man accused of a crime he didn’t commit, in Edward Scissorhands. Depp teamed up with co-star Wynona Rider and director Tim Burton, to create a memorable and entertaining piece of cinema.
 
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead man’s chest-2006
The second Pirates movie in the franchise built upon the success of its predecessor, and was an even bigger hit.  Depp was right in his element and gave a great showing.
4. Charlie and the Chocolate factory -2005
Depp plays Willy Wonka, a brilliant Chocolatier. The quite unique in its approach and Johnny pulled off a terrific performance. No wonder it made $470 million at the box office, on a $150 million budget.
 
3. Donnie Brasco -1997
Best Johnny Depp movies Donnie Brasco

When you star opposite the iconic Al Pacino, you better be on your A game. Depp was that and more,  as he played a brave undercover Cop who infiltrates the Mafia while befriending one of its bosses, in the true life movie adaptation Donnie Brasco. 

 
2. The Tourist – 2010
Jolie and Depp team up for the first time in this entertaining romantic drama that is really a joy to watch. Their onscreen chemistry was partly responsible for the film’s success.
Best Johnny Depp movies the Tourist

 

1. Alice in wonderland -2010.
This enjoyable fantasy adventure movie became the actor’s second biggest hit with a worldwide box office gross of $1 billion.
 
Currently Johnny Depp has been making more headlines about his personal life than his professional life. His bitter divorce and ongoing (and seemingly never ending) feud with ex Amber Heard seems the focal point in the media these days. But the hardworking star is still churning out hit films admist the occasional movie bomb. But his recent role in the Agatha Christie movie Adaptation of Murder on the Orient express is super. 
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