ByNoah McKinney, writer at Creators.co
Noah McKinney

With the Tim Burton's Big Eyes hitting theaters I wanted to discuss my favorite films directed by Tim Burton.

I didn't like Dark Shadows, Planet Of The Apes or Alice In Wonderland but he only made three bad movies and flops. I still believe Burton is one of best directors in Hollywood (along with Christopher Nolan, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, David Fincher and Martin Scoresse).

#10 Frankenweenie (2012).

Starring: Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara and Martin Short.

Directed By: Tim Burton.

Produced By: Henry Selick.

Music By: Danny Elfman.

Reason: This was a big come back for Burton. Great animation and voice acting. The film also has a good story.

#9 Mars Attacks (1996).

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Danny Devito, Pierce Brosnan, and Natalie Portman.

Directed By: Tim Burton.

Produced By: Larry J. Franco.

Music By: Danny Elfman.

Reason: Great score, cast and great B movie action. The Martians are entertaining and a fun movie at best.

#8 Ed Wood (1994).

Starring Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker and Bill Murary.

Directed By: Tim Burton.

Produced By: Denise D Novi.

Music By: Howard Shore.

Reason: Great visuals and acting. It accurately tells the story of a flop of a director. This the first and only time Danny Elfman did not work with Tim Burton.

#7 Corpse Bride (2005).

Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Emily Watson.

Produced and Directed By: Tim Burton.

Music and Songs Written By: Danny Elfman.

Reason: This shows the more classic Tim Burton. Great voice acting and animation. It also has an up lifting story. Great voice acting to.

#6 Vincent (1982).

Narrated By: Vincent Price.

Written & Directed By: Tim Burton.

Music By: Ken Hilton.

Reason: For Tim Burton's first film this is pretty damn good. This is one of Disney's darker and more adult films (along with The Hunchback Of Notre Dame and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?).

The Top 5.

These movies have Burton written all over it.

#5 The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993).

Starring: Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara and Paul Reubens.

Written & Directed By: Tim Burton.

Produced By: Henry Sellick.

Music and Songs Written By: Danny Elfman.

Reason: My favorite Disney film (along with Roger Rabbit, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame and Toy Story 1 (I know it's Disney Pixar but who cares)). Catchy songs, awesome music by Danny Elfman and gorgeous animation.

#4 Batman Returns (1992).

Starring: Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny Devito and Christopher Walken.

Directed By: Tim Burton.

Produced By: Denise D Novi & Henry Selick.

Music By: Danny Elfman.

Reason: Great sequel, great action/excitment and visuals. Christopher Walken and Michelle Pfieffer steal the show. Danny Devito makes a great and creepy Penguin.

#3.5 Beetlejuice (1988).

Starring: Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin and Winona Ryder.

Directed By: Tim Burton.

Produced By: Larry Wilson.

Music By: Danny Elfman.

Reason: Not much else I can say. It's a classic. Great horror comedy, great performance by Michael Keaton. Need I say more?

#3 Edward Scissorhands (1990).

Starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder and Vincent Price.

Written, Produced and Directed By: Time Burton.

Music By: Danny Elfman.

Reason: This movie can be a real tear jerker at times. This, Gilbert Grape and Born On The Fourth Of July made me cry. A classic in every way.

One and Two go back in forth.

#2 Sleepy Hollow (1999).

Starring: Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken and Christina Ricci.

Directed By: Tim Burton.

Produced By: Denise D Novi & Henry Selick.

Music By: Danny Elfman.

Reason: Yeah there are differences from the book, but it works and in ways even better than original story. Johnny Depp plays a great Icahbod Crane, Christina Ricci does a great job and Christopher Walken steals the show with bone chilling portrayal of The Headless Horseman. Not to mention this movie is very gory.

#1 Batman (1989).

Starring: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Kim Bassinger.

Directed By: Tim Burton.

Produced By: Henry Selick.

Music By Danny Elfman.

Reason: I love Batman Returns, Batman Begins, liked TDK but I enjoy this a little bit more. I loved that The Joker killed Batman's parents. That was brilliant idea. Batman actually did kill people in his debut (they changed it because it was too controversial), so don't give that "Batman shouldn't kill people boo whoo". Batman didn't kill The Joker, he just didn't save him. Anyways Michael Keaton is a great Batman and Jack Nicholson is an awesome Joker. Michael Gough also makes a great Alfred.

If you disagree please be respectful. What's your favorite Tim Burton film? I would love to hear. Let's debate.

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