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Johnny Depp - a man with an illustrious career, of many talents, and different fates. Born on June 9, 1963, in Owensboro, Kentucky as the fourth child to a family of a waitress and a civil engineer, John Christopher Depp II discovered his musical talent at a very young age. Since he got his first guitar at the age of twelve, Johnny couldn't stop playing and even dropped out of school at the age of sixteen to become a rock musician. Just two weeks later, he tried to get back to school, but the principal told Johnny to pursue his career as a musician. And, well, that's how it went - while playing with several bands, Johnny also worked quite a few odd jobs and got introduced by his then-wife to Nicolas Cage. And although Depp didn't show a passion for becoming a bona fide actor, fate decided for him. Now, with a roster of at least 90 movies with his name, Johnny Depp is probably one of the most recognized Hollywood actors in the world. And, to honor his work, we've decided to create a list of his movies so you could either revisit them or discover them for the very first time!

So, of course, you'll see such famous Johnny Depp movies as the ones from the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, but do not forget that he's a very versatile actor and his roles in What's Eating Gilbert Grape and, say, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas show his real abilities and talent. Then there is the glorious collaboration with the director Tim Burton that gave us such gems as Edward Scissorhands and Sweeney Todd - absolute classics. So, it really doesn't matter what kind of movie you prefer, for there's definitely one with Johnny Depp in it! 

Well then, scroll down below and check out the list of Johnny Depp movies! While they are listed here in no particular order, the ten topmost movies are provided with short descriptions. Of course, your vote is what matters here, so give it to the movie you think is the most worthy of being on top of our list. 

#1

Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands

1990 | 1 hour 45 minutes | Directed by Tim Burton
 

Starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest
 

Edward Scissorhands is a fantasy romance film following the story of an unfinished artificial humanoid, played by Depp, who has scissors instead of hands. The charming creature is taken in by a suburban family, finds his calling as a barber, and falls in love with the family's teenage daughter, Kim. Very stylish and original, Edward Scissorhands won numerous awards and definitely made it into cinema's history.

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Nikki Sevven
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I just rewatched this after years and years, and I forgot what an amazing actor Johnny is. Both his lines and his facial expressions were limited by the nature of his character, yet he still was able to make his character real.

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#2

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl

2003 | 2 hours 23 minutes | Directed by Gore Verbinski
 

Starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom

Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl is a fantasy swashbuckler film that marked the beginning of the Pirates of The Caribbean franchise. The story here is this - a blacksmith by the name of Will Turner teams up with a kooky pirate to save the love of his life that was kidnapped by the former allies of the said pirate. The allies, however, are now undead, and that's where all the fun begins. There's so much happening in The Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl that it might be hard to grasp the plot at times, but it is still a fun ride and an exceptionally entertaining movie through and through.

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"This is the day you will remember as the day you almost caught Jack Sparrow" "You are without doubt the worst pirate I've ever heard of " "But you have heard of me"

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#3

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

2006 | 2 hours 31 minutes | Directed by Gore Verbinski
 

Starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is the second installment in the Pirates film series and a movie that broke several records upon its release, including the opening-weekend record in the US. So here, the main man is still the notorious Captain Jack Sparrow, and now he must race to recover the heart of Davy Jones so as not to become enslaved to his soul. Same as before, Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is here for the audience's pure entertainment with adventures, laughs, plot twists, and all the shebang that makes it into a great (if not the best) swashbuckler movie.

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#4

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

2007 | 1 hour 56 minutes | Directed by Tim Burton
 

Starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a musical slasher film (well, here's a combo we're seeing for the first time!) that's an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's 1979 musical of the same name. Which, in turn, is a retelling of a dramatic Victorian tale about a barber/serial killer Sweeney Todd. Everything about this take on the classy horror tale gained critical acclaim - from design to acting, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is just a good movie, period.

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#5

Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End

Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End

2007 | 2 hours 49 minutes | Directed by Gore Verbinski
 

Starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Pirates of The Caribbean: At World's End is the third, but definitely not the last installment of the franchise. As they say, though - the more, the merrier! Now it's Captain Barbossa, Will Turner, and Elizabeth Swann who have to sail off the edge of the map, find Jack Sparrow, and make their alliances for a decisive battle. And while this third installment in the series isn't one to boast about a very original plot, it still delivers in the department of entertainment, and hey, sometimes that's all you need!

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Loved Jack Sparrow in this film, as per usual, but "Pirate King" Elizabeth? Never bought it, never will!

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#6

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

1993 | 1 hour 58 minutes | Directed by Lasse Hallstrom
 

Starring Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis

What's Eating Gilbert Grape is a coming-of-age drama based on Peter Hedges's 1991 novel of the same name. The story follows 25-year-old Gilbert, who works as a grocery store clerk and takes care of his obese mother and intellectually disabled younger brother, so ingeniously played here by young Leonardo. What's Eating Gilbert Grape might seem a bit sentimental at times, but it doesn't lessen the feel of it being a real-as-life story elevated to new heights by completely stellar performances of its cast.

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Such a sad film, again beautiful, should definitely be on the top of the list, hell if you haven't watched it I'm willing to watch it with you, it never hurts to watch it again, (except maybe cry)

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#7

Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow

1999 | 1 hour 45 minutes | Directed by Tim Burton
 

Starring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson
 

Washington Irving's classic tale "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" serves as the inspiration for this 1999 movie by Tim Burton. Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the blood-curdling death of three people, the culprit being the legendary "Headless Horseman." The movie is faithful to the dream world that Irving painted and mixes horror, fantasy, and romance with an extraordinary cast of actors.

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

2017 | 2 hours 9 minutes | Directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg
 

Starring Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush

Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, also known as Salazar's Revenge, is the fifth installment in the Pirates swashbuckler movie series. Now the notorious Captain by the name of Jack Sparrow is pursued by an old rival Captain Salazar and his crew of ghosts. They wish to kill every pirate on the seas, with Jack being their ultimate target. Although the film was bashed by critics, Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is still great fun!

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#10

Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland

2010 | 1 hour 48 minutes | Directed by Tim Burton
 

Starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

Alice In Wonderland is a dark fantasy period film that's a live-action adaptation and continuation of Walt Disney's 1951 animated film of the same name. So, now a nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world of her childhood and learns her destiny - she's the one to end the Red Queen's reign of terror. So, expect the story to get pretty dark here! Also, it's Tim Burton, after all. 2010's Alice In Wonderland is a real visual treat, so if you're searching for something like that, plus Johnny Depp, this dark fantasy might be your best choice.

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#11

Blow

Blow

2001 | 2 hours 4 minutes | Directed by Ted Demme
 

Starring Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Franka Potente

Below is a biographical crime film about an American cocaine smuggler, George Jung. The plot here is based on real stories of George Jung, Pablo Escobar, Carlos Lehder Rivas, and the Medellin Cartel. So you just know it's going to be exciting and gripping! Johnny Depp's stellar performance as George elevates the story to new heights, and although critics think it to be a been-there-done-that kind of movie, any crazy cocaine smuggler story is always exciting to watch.

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

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Finding Neverland

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4 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One of my favorite shows. Total tear your heart out and serve it to you on a platter making you bawl. Amazing acting

#19

Chocolat

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely fantastic and beautiful movie! Acting, direction, set design, music, script...just perfect. This should be much higher on the list.

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#22

Murder On The Orient Express

Murder On The Orient Express

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#24

Ed Wood

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sweet and hilarious, especially when Johnny is sharing a scene with Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi.

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#27

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

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Once Upon A Time In Mexico

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Alice Through The Looking Glass

Alice Through The Looking Glass

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The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus

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The Astronaut's Wife

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Mortdecai

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The first time I saw this I was about 20 and I couldn't finish it. I rewatched it in my 30s and I find it hilarious. How time has changed my perspective.

#49

Before Night Falls

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Donald Trump's The Art Of The Deal: The Movie

Donald Trump's The Art Of The Deal: The Movie

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4 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I thought this was a joke, but it exists… so many questions..

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#53

Dead Man

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This right is a very underrated movie I personally think it's his best movie

#54

Waiting For The Barbarians

Waiting For The Barbarians

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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

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