Best Movies of Tim Burton

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 201 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $56.36M

A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation.


Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 201 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 83 | Earnings: $52.88M

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a. Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.


Batman (1989)

Aggregate Rating: 196 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $251.19M

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.


Beetlejuice (1988)

Aggregate Rating: 177 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $73.33M

When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 172 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 72 | Earnings: $206.46M

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.


Batman Returns (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 170 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: $162.83M

When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.


Big Fish (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 166 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 58 | Earnings: $66.26M

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.


Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 158 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $101.07M

Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.


Ed Wood (1994)

Aggregate Rating: 157 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $5.89M

Ambitious but troubled movie director, Edward D. Wood Jr, tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support.


Mars Attacks! (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 150 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 52 | Earnings: $37.75M

Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.


Frankenweenie (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 150 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $35.29M

Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 141 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: $87.24M

When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.


Big Eyes (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 138 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: $14.48M

A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.


Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 138 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 53 | Earnings: $334.19M

Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.


Dark Shadows (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 134 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: $79.71M

An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.


Dumbo (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 122 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 51 | Earnings: $114.77M

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.


Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

Aggregate Rating: 122 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 47 | Earnings: $40.90M

When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.


Planet of the Apes (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 121 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 50 | Earnings: $180.01M

An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.