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Johnny Depp: Best Movies According To Ranker

Johnny Depp is one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood. He usually portrays strange, colorful, and out-of-this world characters. In every role he plays, there is his signature acting style which draws the audience more and more into the story.


Whether he does comedy, adventure, or gothic movies, he delivers only the best. This is why fans love his films and support him, especially in the current trial he is engaged with. Moving on, here is a list of the best films Johnny Depp starred in according to Ranker:

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003)

Jack Sparrow

Captain Jack Sparrow is undoubtedly his most well-known role. In fact, his name has become synonymous with the character. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is the best film in the franchise according to fans. It sets the story of Jack Sparrow and how he became the greatest pirate in history.

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Many fans praise Depp for his performance that they have already recognized him as the only actor who can play Jack Sparrow. His charm and wit never fail to amuse the audience, both adults and children.

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp

Depp’s second most notable role is indeed Edward Scissorhands. The gothic tale of Edward Scissorhands may appear like a horror thriller, yet the story evokes such powerful emotions. It subtly touches along the tangents of exclusion and loneliness.


This portrayal of Edward only made him a relatable character. His prowess in turning a bizarre persona into something tangible and specific arouses sympathy from the audience. Johnny is truly a gifted man.

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Sleepy Hollow Johnny Depp

This movie is based on the novel The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. It follows a detective, Ichabod Crane, who visits the town of Sleepy Hollow to find out the truth about the mysterious murder cases. It is said that the culprit is a legendary apparition called the Headless Horseman.


Tim Burton seamlessly combines the elements of gothic, romance, and supernatural in this film. It is definitely one of his most notable works, and even after two decades, it still brings chills down the spines.

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

Sweeney Todd Johnny Depp

Sweeney Todd tells the story of a London barber who was wrongfully accused of a crime he did not commit. He was sent to Australia, and after 15 years, he is hell-bent on taking revenge on the man who killed his wife. His method of killing is using straight razors and then giving the bodies away to a meat-pie shop.


The bizarreness of the story stimulates Depp’s creativity and natural flair for bringing eccentric characters to life.

Alice In Wonderland (2010)

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This reboot of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland allowed Depp to showcase his acting prowess again through his role as the Mad Hatter. His playful and inventive take on the character makes this movie even more engrossing.


There is also a distinction between this movie and its source material; this version looks way more resourceful and imaginative than the original one.

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Written by Ariane

Senior Content Writer for FandomWire. I have been writing news articles for the outlet since 2021, mostly covering stories about Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Netflix, HBO, and Hollywood stars.