Tim Burton movies are known for their exuberant imagination, macabre plots and fantastical imagery. The director has made movies aimed at both adults and children, producing animated films, musicals and superhero blockbusters. Tim Burton is also known for featuring many recurring actors in his film projects, including Johnny Depp and partner Helena Bonham Carter. Learn more about Burton’s famous movies below.

“Beetle Juice”

A dark but fun comedy, this Tim Burton movie stars Michael Keaton as the hilarious ghoul who enters the lives of a recently deceased couple played by Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis. Winona Ryder co-stars as the precocious girl who learns to commune with the dead in this film made in 1988.


This Tim Burton movie offers a different take on the Batman superhero series, with Michael Keaton playing Bruce Wayne. Jack Nicholson played a zanier version of the Joker, while Kim Basinger took the role of Batman’s love interest in this 1989 film.

“Edward Scissorhands”

This Tim Burton movie paired the director with one of his most famous actors, Johnny Depp. Depp plays a mysterious and endearing young man with shears for hands. Winona Rider and Dianne Wiest also star in this 1990 film that is one of Tim Burton’s best.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas”

Tim Burton took on the role of executive producer for this imaginative project made in 1993. The movie revolves around Jack Skellington and the scary residents of Halloweentown, who are introduced to the Christmas holiday.

Alice in Wonderland

Recently released in 2010, this Tim Burton movie adapts the classic Lewis Carroll tale using 3D technology to create a vivid, colorful world. The film features Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter.

- Layla Sinclair