John Christopher Depp II aka Johnny Depp is a well known personality in Hollywood. Johnny Depp was born on June 9, 1963, in Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S. Very few people know that this man has a normal family background. He is the youngest child of Betty Sue Palmer. He is a civil engineer. His ancestors were not Native American. They were immigrants from France. Their ancestor settled down in Virginia around 1700. Johnny Depp faces many difficulties in his childhood, especially their family moved around 20 places before settling down in Miramar, Florida in 1970. When he was just 15 their parents got divorced. Johnny Depp was a very good guitarist in his adulthood. He also worked with “Band Rock City Angels” and recorded an album named “Young Man’s Blues”. He gets married to Lori Anne Allison a makeup artist in his band on 20th Dec 1983. He also worked as a telemarketer. Nicolas Cage, a friend of his wife advised Depp to be proactive in acting. Johnny Depp’s first film was a horror film of 1984 named “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. After that, he worked in various good movies and most of the people know him for his iconic role as Jack Sparrow. Here I am going to list out top 10 Johnny Depp’s film which you must watch if you are a fan of Johnny Depp.

1. Ed Wood (1994)

This film is the biography of filmmaker Ed Wood. Johnny Depp played the role of Ed Wood in this film. This was a comedy-drama film. This film was directed by Tim Burton a famous Hollywood director. This film became a milestone for Johnny Depp. He did a very excellent performance. This was the turning point for him. This movie explains the struggle of Ed Wood (Johnny Depp) during his early life before becoming successful.

Release Date: September 23, 1994
Director(s): Tim Burton
Producer(s): Denise Di Novi, Tim Burton
Writer(s): Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
Production Companies: Touchstone Pictures
Distributor(s): Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Stars: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Jones, Bill Murray
Budget: $18 million
Earnings: $5.9 million (North America)
IMDB Rating: 7.9/10

2. Dead Man (1995)

Dead Man is 1995 American western movie. It may be considered to be the reflection of postmodern literature like Cormac McCarthy’s novel Blood Meridian. This movie was written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. We can say that it is a portrayal of Native Americans. This movie was in black and white.

Johnny Depp played the role of an accountant but unfortunately, he did everything but accountancy. William Blake (Johnny Depp) was offered an accountant job in Frontier Company but when he reached over there job was filled by someone else and he was thrown out of the company on gunpoint. Later William meets a prostitute “Thel Russell”, who took him to her home. Russell’s ex-boyfriend Charlie find them in bed and fired but Russell got killed while defending William then later Charlie got killed by William. It was the turning point in the movie.

Release Date: May 26, 1995
Director(s): Jim Jarmusch
Producer(s): Demetra J. MacBride
Writer(s): Jim Jarmusch
Production Companies: NA
Distributor(s): Miramax Films
Stars: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Lance Henriksen, Michael Wincott, Eugene Byrd, Mili Avital, Crispin Glover, Iggy Pop, Billy Bob Thornton, Jared Harris, Gabriel Byrne, John Hurt, Alfred Molina, Robert Mitchum
Budget: $9 million
Earnings: $1,037,847
IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

3. Finding Neverland (2004)

It is a fantasy-drama-film, directed by Marc Forster. This movie is based on the play of Allan Knee named “The Man Who Was Peter Pan”. This movie was also nominated for Oscar under many categories.

Johnny Depp played the role of writer J. M. Berrie. Sylvia is a widow, Berrie meets Sylvia in Kensington Gardens. After that, they started meeting with each other. S strong friendship got build between Berrie and Sylvia. Sylvia has four children. Berrie also became a very good friend of Sylvia’s children. This movie shows how their friendship converted into love and how Sylvia a single mother of four children inspired Berrie to write his famous Play “The Man Who Was Peter Pan”. Sylvia’s husband died from cancer. Watch and enjoy this lovely story.

Release Date: September 4, 2004
Director(s): Marc Forster
Producer(s): Richard N. Gladstein, Nellie Bellflower
Writer(s): NA
Production Companies: FilmColony
Distributor(s): Miramax Films
Stars: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell, Dustin Hoffman
Budget: $25 million
Earnings: $116.8 million
IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

4. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

It is a romantic dark fantasy film. It was directed by famous directed Tim Burton and written by Caroline Thompson. This film was a huge success for Johnny and Burton both. This film got nominated at Saturn Awards, Academy Awards, and British Academy Film Awards. Johnny Depp role was initially offered to Tom Cruise and few more actors.
This movie is a love story of an unfinished man (artificial man) and a girl. Edward (Johnny Depp) is an artificial man who has scissor hands. Edward was adopted by a family but Edward falls in love with their daughter named Kim. The story runs in the background. Kim tells this story to her granddaughter. She tells her how Edward was taken to her home, then how everyone in their neighborhood started loving Edward, How Edward make their scissor hand as a boon. Edward uses their Scissor hand to cut the grass in the garden. He also became a hairstylist using their scissor hand. He wanted to open his salon but bank denied for the loan. Kim also tells her granddaughter how Jim (Kim’s boyfriend) misbehaved with Edward. At the end, Jim got killed by Edward but Kim anyhow manages to convince the Police that both killed each other, in this way she saved Edward from going to Jail but later they departed with each other and Kim doesn’t want to find him. She wants to spend her rest of life in the memory of young Edward. This is really a fantastic story, you will love it.

Release Date: December 6, 1990
Director(s): Tim Burton
Producer(s): Denise Di Novi, Tim Burton
Writer(s): Caroline Thompson
Production Companies: NA
Distributor(s): 20th Century Fox
Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Vincent Price, Alan Arkin
Budget: $20 million
Earnings: $86 million
IMDB Rating: 7.9/10

5. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

This movie was directed by Gore Verbinski. This movie is based on “Pirates of the Caribbean attraction” of Disney theme parks. This is one of the best movies of Johnny Depp. This gave him a huge popularity at the global level. This is the first movie of pirates series till now 3 more movies released based on this theme. The movie got many awards and got nominated at many film festivals. Johnny Depp got nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best and Academy Award for Best Actor. He also won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role. This movie was a huge success at Box-Office.This story is all about Love between Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) daughter of Governor Weatherby Swann. This story tells how Elizabeth Swann got kidnapped by Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) an old Black Pearl crew who was with Captain Jacks Sparrow earlier. But he got cursed and became a undead man. In order to become a normal man, Hector Barbossa kidnapped Elizabeth Swann because Hector Barbossa knows that Will Turner Love Elizabeth Swann and will help them to be a normal living human. Further, this story shows how Will Turner convinced Captain Jack Sparrow to help him. Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is outstanding in this movie. It should be in must watch list for Hollywood lovers and especially Johnny Depp’s Fan.

This story is all about Love between Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) daughter of Governor Weatherby Swann. This story tells how Elizabeth Swann got kidnapped by Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) an old Black Pearl crew who was with Captain Jacks Sparrow earlier. But he got cursed and became a undead man. In order to become a normal man, Hector Barbossa kidnapped Elizabeth Swann because Hector Barbossa knows that Will Turner Love Elizabeth Swann and will help them to be a normal living human. Further, this story shows how Will Turner convinced Captain Jack Sparrow to help him. Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is outstanding in this movie. It should be in must watch list for Hollywood lovers and especially Johnny Depp’s Fan.

Release Date: June 28, 2003
Director(s): Gore Verbinski
Producer(s): Jerry Bruckheimer
Writer(s): Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert
Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Distributor(s): Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport, Kevin R. McNally, Zoe Saldana, Jonathan Pryce
Budget: $140 million
Earnings: $654.3 million
IMDB Rating: 8/10

6. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

This is 1993 American drama film. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape was directed by Lasse Hallström and based on Peter Hedges novel “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”.
This story is a boy named Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) who has a brother named Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio) who is having a mental disorder. Gilbert has two sisters Amy (Laura Harrington) and Ellen (Mary Kate Schellhardt). His mother Bonnie (Darlene Cates) is a widow whose husband did suicide 14 years back, Since then she do nothing just watching TV and eating. Gilbert sisters also do nothing. Gilbert does take care of all of them. Gilbert loves his brother Arnie too much. Gilbert falls in love with a married lady called Betty Carver (Mary Steenburgen). One day Gilbert got frustrated of all these and ran away, during that time Betty take care of Gilbert’s family. One day Gilbert came back and apologize to their family especially mom and brother Arnie. This is how the story goes to its climax. It’s a lovely story you should watch it.

Release Date: December 17, 1993
Director(s): Lasse Hallström
Producer(s): Bertil Ohlsson, David Matalon, Meir Teper
Writer(s): NA
Production Companies: Matalon Teper Ohlsson
Distributor(s): Paramount Pictures
Stars: Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen, Leonardo DiCaprio, John C. Reilly
Budget: $11 million
Earnings: $10 million
IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

7. Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas (1998)

It is an American road film mixed with comedy. This film was directed by Terry Gilliam and film is based on the novel “Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas” written by Hunter S. Thompson.Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and Dr. Gonzo (Benicio del Toro) assigned a journey to cover a story for the unnamed magazine. For that purpose, they need to go Los Vegas. There they are expected to cover “Mint 400 motorcycle race”. During their journey, they decided to make this journey memorable. Duke and Gonzo both purchase a huge amount of drugs. They reached to Los Vegas covered the race. Both took a huge amount of drugs which make their sense out of control and during that time they did a lot of nonsense things which will make you smile. Both again assigned a new project in Los Vegas and they cover that story as well and did a lot of fun. If you are a traveler you will like this movie.

Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and Dr. Gonzo (Benicio del Toro) assigned a journey to cover a story for the unnamed magazine. For that purpose, they need to go Los Vegas. There they are expected to cover “Mint 400 motorcycle race”. During their journey, they decided to make this journey memorable. Duke and Gonzo both purchase a huge amount of drugs. They reached to Los Vegas covered the race. Both took a huge amount of drugs which make their sense out of control and during that time they did a lot of nonsense things which will make you smile. Both again assigned a new project in Los Vegas and they cover that story as well and did a lot of fun. If you are a traveler you will like this movie.

Release Date: May 22, 1998
Director(s): Terry Gilliam
Producer(s): Patrick Cassavetti, Laila Nabulsi, Stephen Nemeth
Writer(s): NA
Production Companies: Rhino Films, Summit Entertainment
Distributor(s): Universal Pictures
Stars: Johnny Depp, Benicio del Toro
Budget: $18.5 million
Earnings: $13.7 million
IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

 

8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

It is a British-American film. Based on the novel “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” written by Roald Dahl. The film is directed by Tim Burton and written by John August. Before Johnny Depp, many famous personalities were being considered for Johnny’s role like Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Nicolas Cage, Bill Murray etc.

Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) is the owner of a chocolate factory. Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore) is a small boy living with his family. His family’s financial situation is not so good. They have no other choice to live in poverty. He has for grandparents. They all are depending on his father income who works in a toothpaste factory. Willy Wonka’s factory re-opened after a long time close. Charlie’s grandpa was once working in Willys chocolate factory. Willy announces a contest in which he will take 5 children to visit his chocolate factory if they are able to discover 5 golden tickets which are hidden in Willy’s chocolate bar. Charlie was also excited and wanted to visit a chocolate factory. 4 tickets were already found by four other children. Charlie bought two bars but they were a waste. He anyhow arranged money for the third bar and this time he got the ticket. All 5 contestants went for chocolate factory visit but Charlie won the final hidden prize and their family shifted to the chocolate factory. This is how the film ended. You will like the story.

Release Date: July 10, 2005
Director(s): Tim Burton
Producer(s): Brad Grey, Richard D. Zanuck
Writer(s): NA
Production Companies: The Zanuck Company, Plan B Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures
Distributor(s): Warner Bros. Pictures
Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor, Missi Pyle, James Fox, Deep Roy, Christopher Lee
Budget: $150 million
Earnings: $475 million
IMDB Rating: 6.7/10

9. Benny & Joon (1993)

The romantic comedy movie, Benny & Joon directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik and Barry Berman and Lesley McNeil. This movie is a combo of romance and comedy.Benjamin “Benny” Pearl (Aidan Quinn) and his sister Juniper “Joon” Pearl (Mary Stuart Masterson) live together.

Benjamin “Benny” Pearl (Aidan Quinn) and his sister Juniper “Joon” Pearl (Mary Stuart Masterson) live together. Benny’s sister is mentally sick and her behavior is very abnormal. Mike (Joe Grifasi) is a friend of Benny who lives with his cousin Sam (Johnny Depp). Joon and Sam meet at poker game. Benny thought that Sam can be housekeeper for Joon and he asked so to Sam. Sam accepted to be housekeeper of Joon. Slowly Sam and Joon fall in love with each other but this makes Benny angry and he throws Sam out of house and admitted Joon to a Group Home. Later Benny realize his mistakes and ask Joon to come with him but she denied but later she was convinced when she was asked to live with Sam whom she loves too much. This is how things happened all around. There are many emotional and romantic scenes in movie; you should watch it to enjoy this lovely movie.

Release Date: April 16, 1993
Director(s): Jeremiah S. Chechik
Producer(s): Susan Arnold, Donna Roth
Writer(s): Barry Berman, Lesley McNeil
Production Companies: NA
Distributor(s): Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Stars: Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn, Julianne Moore, Oliver Platt
Budget: NA
Earnings: $23,261,580
IMDB Rating: 7.2/10

10. Donnie Brasco (1997)

It is a crime drama movie. Based on the life of a criminal named “Bonanno” and a FBI agent “Joseph D. Pistone” who was an undercover agent. This movie was directed by Mike Newell and based on a book named “Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia” written by FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone.Joseph D. Pistone (Johnny Depp) is

Joseph D. Pistone (Johnny Depp) is an FBI undercover agent who established a connection with gangster Benjamin “Lefty” Ruggiero under the name “Donnie Brasco” aka “The Jewel Man”. Later Left introduces Donnie with bigger names of the crime world. This movie shows how an undercover agent got changed from inside while living with criminals. Lefty relies much on Donnie because of his honesty. Slowly Donnie gains much trust among the criminal world. At the end, FBI arrests every criminal and Lefty died. While watching this movie you will realize how people got changed according to their circle and surroundings. Joseph had many heated arguments with his wife during all this. Once he hits his wife, which shows the internal changes happened in Joseph, at the end, everything sorted out and criminal busted down.

Release Date: February 28, 199
Director(s): Mike Newell
Producer(s): Mark Johnson, Barry Levinson, Louis DiGiaimo, Gail Mutrux
Writer(s): NA
Production Companies: Mandalay Entertainment, Baltimore Pictures, Mark Johnson Productions
Distributor(s): TriStar Pictures
Stars: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, Anne Heche
Budget: $35 million
Earnings: $124.9 million
IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

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