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All of Tim Burton’s films ranked and summarized in 140 characters or less

With the news that Tim Burton has a new movie coming out, what better way to celebrate this maestro of movie magic than with a 140-character look back over his most remembered works?

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Using a super high-tech formula that involved weighing monster makeup against plot and identifying the square root value of IMDB scores in relation to the sheer “Wow” power of Johnny Depp, we came up with an all-too subjective ranking system which we used to rate Burton’s films from “meh” to amazing.

16. Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Creepy apocalyptic screed about an inter-species romance between Helena Bonham Carter, an amorous chimp, and Mark Wahlberg.

15. Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows

Tim Burton proves he’s not just about stop motion and Scissorhands in this moving film about monster moviemaker, Bela Lugosi.

14. Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Young girl goes on psychedelic adventure with creepy man wearing a top hat. *Movie is not about pedophilia… (repeat).*

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13. Batman Returns

Batman Returns

Michael Keaton proves he is still the best Batman and Danny DeVito wears the creepiest prosthetic nose ever invented.

12. Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow

Johnny Depp drinks lots of absinthe, chases a headless horsemen and unsettles everyone he meets.

11. Big Fish

Big Fish

Tim Burton makes us cry in this film about a son who finds redemption in his father’s tall tales.

10. Frankenweenie


A stop motion cautionary tale about the dangers of loving your pets just a little too much.

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9. Corpse Bride

Corpse Bride

A bumbling groom practicing his wedding vows in the forest winds up married to a jealous corpse.

8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Every dentist’s worst nightmare.

7. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd

Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter team up again; this time, in order to turn people into meat pies while singing.

6. Ed Wood

Ed Wood

A mostly true biopic about Bela Lugosi and his monstrously unusual friends. Also, Johnny Depp.

5. Mars Attacks!

Mars Attacks

Aliens hate yodeling more than you do.

4. Batman


Michael Keaton is the best Batman.

3. Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands

Johnny Depp has scissors for hands. Johnny Depp has scissors for hands. Winona Ryder. Johnny Depp has scissors for hands.

2. Beetlejuice


There’s no place like home. Until you die and get trapped there with rude New Yorkers and a crusty Michael Keaton hell-bent on haunting.

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1. The Nightmare Before Christmas

Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, kidnaps Santa and ruins Christmas for millions of children.

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