The article will summarize the top 5 films of Tim Burton that are considered by the majority of the audience to be the best in the director’s massive achievement list
5. The Nightmare Before Christmas
One of the few Tim Burton movies to have a happy ending. In this film, Tim Burton is not directly directing, but the whole scene of the film is still sketched by him as the main scriptwriter. The film is imprinted with Tim Burton’s Neo-expressionism, almost a ghost story told through songs. In addition to being appreciated for its meaningful content, it was also the first stop-motion film to be adapted into 3D.
As a remake of Tim Burton’s own short film made in 1984, Burton continues to showcase his strengths with black and white stop-motion filmmaking techniques. The cartoon revolves around the boy Victor Frankenstein and the dog Sparky – actually a “zombie” created by Victor because he loves his dead little friend so much. The film is well received and loved by the audience because of the emotional richness of the characters, even when the film is dressed in a ghostly head color.
3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
With Johnny Depp in the lead role – a candy factory owner whose temperament is both quaint and childish, the film recreates the beloved classic story of author Roald Dahl under a true mysterious color “Tim” Burton”. The film has received a lot of positive reviews for both the visuals and the rich content, and the lovely acting from the child actors (and Johnny Depp’s pretend-child character Willy Wonka).
2. Corpse Bride
Still the strength of Tim Burton’s stop-motion technique. The film is a tragic and emotional story between an earthly boy who accidentally gets lost in the world of the dead, and a girl who unfortunately passed away in the middle of his wedding. Voiced by Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, The Corpse Bride also brought tears to the eyes of audiences mourning the characters in their own tragedies.
- Edward Scissorhands
It is a sad fairy tale about a boy whose hands are sharp scissors, isolated for too long from the civilized human world but wanted to find his own love, so it was extremely hard to integrate into the community. The film continues to have the presence of actor Johnny Depp and is highly appreciated for the depth of content and character creation. This is the first film that makes Tim Burton’s name widely known in the world cinema and confirms a whole identity system of the film series made by Tim Burton. So far, despite nearly 20 years of release, Edward Scissorhands is still a film on the list to watch and is still loved by the audience.
It can be said that Tim Burton is a talented director. One of those rare people who can “stamp” his own color on every product he has built by hand. The unique characteristics of Tim Burton, are films full of ghostly haunting but extremely rich in humanity and emotion that will surely leave an unforgettable impression on the audience.