5 Best Johnny Depp Movies

Sunday, January 23 by Victorino Sianghio Jr.

The 5 best Johnny Depp movies are those films where you were entertained and remembered to take Depp for what he is: an entertainer and nothing more. They are the films where Depp also shows his knack for being able to play a range of roles.

  1. "Edward Scissorhands" From 1990, the best Johnny Depp movie is the one where his range as an actor came to the forefront. In "Edward Scissorhands," Depp played the creation of inventor Vincent Price, who drearily died before he could finish making Edward's hands. As a result, Depp had scissors for hands, which led to some pretty conflicting encounters with the residents of the movie's suburbia.
  2. "Pirates of the Caribbean" The second-best Johnny Depp movie has got to be part of his biggest franchise, Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean." As Captain Jack Sparrow, Depp plays a pirate who is flamboyant and, some would say, slightly homosexual. It is rumored that Depp's portrayal of Sparrow is based on a homosexual male and the fact that he wears eye shadow while playing the good captain does nothing to dispel this rumor.
  3. "Donnie Brasco" "Donnie Brasco" is an unpopular Depp movie, but it gets the third spot on this list because it is based on a true story. Depp's character is based on an FBI agent by the name of Joseph Pistone and this film chronicles his efforts in infiltrating the Bonanno crime family in New York in the 1970s. This film also stars acting heavyweights like Al Pacino.
  4. "Ed Wood" Another Johnny Depp gem, "Ed Wood" is another in a line of Depp movies that made him infamous for accepting roles that ranged vastly in their nature. This movie is a biopic about cult filmmaker Ed Wood who made a bunch of low-budget and terrible (without moviemaking know-how) genre movies in the 1950s. This film explores his life in that period and Depp plays the late filmmaker decently.
  5. "Sleepy Hollow" This is one of the best Johnny Depp movie partly because it relates to the old Washington Irving story about the headless horseman and all that fun Halloween stuff. The plot of "Sleepy Hollow" centers on Ichabod Crane (Depp) as he investigates murders in the village of Sleepy Hollow. In this iteration of the story, Crane is a constable.