Johnny Depp Movies

Want to know the best Johnny Depp movies?  How about the worst Johnny Depp movies?  Curious about Johnny Depp’s box office grosses or which Johnny Depp movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Johnny Depp movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.

Johnny Depp started out his movie career playing secondary parts in movies like and Nightmare on Elm Street and Platoon. He then turned to television where he gained notoriety when he played Officer Tom Hanson on the television series 21 Jump Street from 1987 to 1990.  He left the series for a return to the big screen. In 1990 he had two movies released….John Water’s Cry Baby and Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands. Scissorhands was the first of many collaborations between Tim Burton and Depp. For the next 15 years Depp, built a solid reputation for making quality movies with limited box office.  That all changed when Depp took on the part of Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Pirates was a monster hit and turned Depp into one of the biggest movie stars making movies today.

His IMDb page shows 79 acting credits from 1984-2017. This page will rank 49 Johnny Depp movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Television shows, shorts, cameos and movies that were not released in theaters were not included in the rankings.

Johnny Depp in 1990's Edward Scissorhands

Johnny Depp in 1990’s Edward Scissorhands

Johnny Depp Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table

The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.

  • Sort Johnny Depp movies by his co-stars
  • Sort Johnny Depp movies by adjusted worldwide box office grosses using current movie ticket cost.
  • Sort Johnny Depp movies by their worldwide yearly box office rank
  • Sort Johnny Depp movies how they were received by critics and audiences.  60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
  • Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each Johnny Depp movie received.
  • Sort Johnny Depp movies by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score.  UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
RankMovie (Year)UMR Co-Star LinksAdjusted B.O. WorldWide (mils)Worldwide Box Office Rank By YearCritic Audience RatingOscar Nom / WinUMR Score
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)Orlando Bloom & Keira Knightley$914.703rd of 200379.0%05 / 0075.88
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)Orlando Bloom & Keira Knightley$1365.601st of 200663.5%04 / 0164.29
Alice in Wonderland (2010)Anne Hathaway$1095.902nd of 201059.0%03 / 0263.00
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)Directed by Tim Burton$626.407th of 200564.0%01 / 0062.73
Sleepy Hollow (1999)Christopher Walken & Directed by Tim Burton$343.9020th of 199971.0%03 / 0160.93
Finding Neverland (2004)Kate Winslet$158.5061st of 200481.0%07 / 0160.71
Rango (2011)Halle Berry$261.3024th of 201183.0%01 / 0160.71
Edward Scissorhands (1990)Vincent Price & Winona Ryder$171.1018th of 199085.5%01 / 0059.00
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)Orlando Bloom & Keira Knightley$1181.004th of 200757.5%02 / 0058.82
Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)Helena Bonham Carter & Alan Rickman$187.1034th of 200781.5%03 / 0158.27
Chocolat (2000)Juliette Binoche & Judi Dench$239.4028th of 200073.0%05 / 0056.03
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (3D) (2011)Penélope Cruz$1111.903rd of 2011151.5%00 / 0055.20
Into the Woods (2014)Meryl Streep & Emily Blunt$210.8050th of 201471.0%03 / 0054.87
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Early Reviews & B.O. ForecastOrlando Bloom & Keira Knightley$950.00Too Soon For Ranking50.0%00 / 0052.67
Donnie Brasco (1997)Al Pacino$229.3054th of 199784.0%01 / 0051.93
Nighmare on Elm Street (1984)Directed by Wes Craven$65.7040th of 198484.5%00 / 0049.41
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005)Helena Bonham Carter$154.3044th of 200579.5%01 / 0048.80
Public Enemies (2009)Christian Bale & Channing Tatum$240.2028th of 200967.7%00 / 0048.49
Ed Wood (1994)Martin Landau & Bill Murray$12.55143rd of 199486.0%02 / 0246.23
Blackmass (2015)Joel Edgerton$62.4078th of 201573.5%00 / 0044.43
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)Antonio Banderas & Salma Hayek$136.6052nd of 200365.0%00 / 0043.37
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)Leonardo DiCaprio$20.55115th of 199383.0%01 / 0042.55
Blow (2001)Penélope Cruz$124.7044th of 200164.5%00 / 0042.51
Benny and Joon (1993)Julianne Moore$46.3367th of 199371.0%00 / 0041.98
Don Juan DeMarco (1995)Marlon Brando & Faye Dunaway$133.2059th of 199569.5%01 / 0039.75
Dark Shadows (2012)Michelle Pfeiffer & Directed by Tim Burton$259.6031st of 201252.5%00 / 0037.83
From Hell (2001)Heather Graham$111.3054th of 200163.0%00 / 0037.69
The Lone Ranger (2013)Armie Hammer$270.6030th of 201346.0%02 / 0036.81
Arizona Dream (1995)Jerry Lewis & Faye Dunaway$0.02247th of 199578.0%00 / 0036.72
Cry Baby (1990)Directed by John Waters$16.88105th of 199072.0%00 / 0036.44
Secret Window (2004)Written by Stephen King$125.6067th of 200455.5%00 / 0036.36
Before Night Falls (2000)Javier Bardem$13.40165th of 200073.5%01 / 0035.96
Dead Man (1996)Robert Mitchum$1.99199th of 199672.7%00 / 0034.48
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (2009)Heath Ledger & Directed by Terry Gilliam$69.10164th of 200967.5%02 / 0033.90
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)Directed by Terry Gilliam$19.66126th of 199861.5%00 / 0031.95
The Tourist (2010)Angelina Jolie$297.6026th of 201040.0%00 / 0031.95
The Rum Diary (2011)Amber Heard$26.10155th of 201160.5%00 / 0030.72
The Ninth Gate (2000)Directed by Roman Polanski$91.9059th of 199953.5%00 / 0030.02
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)Anne Hathaway$100.50Too Soon For Ranking46.0%00 / 0027.44
Nick of Time (1995)Christopher Walken$16.88129th of 199546.0%00 / 0024.10
Transcendence (2014)Morgan Freeman$106.2061st of 200442.5%00 / 0023.79
The Libertine (2005)John Malkovich$14.30156th of 200447.0%00 / 0023.13
Private Resort (1985)Rob Morrow$1.02175th of 199548.5%00 / 0023.00
Tusk (2014)Directed byKevin Smith$1.70210th of 201448.0%00 / 0022.91
The Man Who Cried (2001)Cate Blanchett$1.02229th of 200147.5%00 / 0022.51
Yoga Hosers (2016)Directed by Kevin Smith$0.01Too Soon For Ranking44.5%00 / 0020.94
Jack and Jill (2011)Adam Sandler & Al Pacino$159.3051st of 201116.5%00 / 0020.08
Astronaut's Wife (1999)Charlize Theron$32.90107th of 199933.0%00 / 0018.29
Mortdecai (2015)Ewan McGregor$30.40114th of 201532.0%00 / 0016.31

Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Johnny Depp Table

  1. Twelve Johnny Depp movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark.  That is a percentage of 25.00% of his movies listed. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) is  his biggest box office hit.
  2. An average Johnny Depp movie grosses $90.30 million in adjusted box office gross.
  3. Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter.  29 of Johnny Depp’s movies are rated as good movies…or 60.40% of his movies.  Ed Wood (1994) is his highest rated movie while Mortdecai (2015) was his lowest rated movie.
  4. Twenty Johnny Depp movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 41.66% of his movies.
  5. Seven Johnny Depp movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 14.58% of his movies.
  6. An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 40.00.  23 Johnny Depp movies scored higher that average….or 47.91% of his movies.  Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) got the the highest UMR Score while Mortdecai (2015) got the lowest UMR Score.
Johnny Depp in 2007's Sweeney Todd

Johnny Depp in 2007’s Sweeney Todd

Possibly Interesting Facts About Johnny Depp

1. Johnny Depp has been nominated three times for an Oscar® for Best Actor…those roles were in the following movies…2003’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, 2004’s Finding Neverland and 2007’s Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

2. Johnny Depp has received 10 Golden Globe® nominations. He won the Golden Globe for Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

3. Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton have made 8 movies together. The first was 1990’s Edward Scissorhands and the last one comes out next year and is called Dark Shadows.

4. Johnny Depp was married to Lori Anne Allison from 1983 to 1985. Depp had two children with French singer-actress Vanessa Paradis….a boy named Jack and a girl named Lily-Rose.

5. Johnny Depp became great friends with the writer Hunter S. Thompson after playing Hunter in 1998’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. 13 years later he would play Hunter again in the 2011 movie The Rum Diary.

6. Speaking of Hunter S. Thompson one of Johnny Depp’s greatest regrets deals with Thompson. One day Depp found an message on his answering machine…it was from Hunter S. Thompson..and it started to ramble on and on so Depp, without listening to the whole message hit save and went to the next message…a couple days later he heard Hunter S. Thompson killed himself…he went back to the answering machine, wanting to hear the message but the message was gone…Depp says he thinks daily about that message and how it ended.

7. After working with Marlon Brando in 1995’s Don Juan DeMarco, Depp decided to follow Brando’s advice and buy an island. The island he bough has 6 beaches and Depp named them after important people in his live. The beach names are Gonzo(Hunter S. Thompson’s nickname), Paradis, Lily-Rose and Jack(his immediate family) and Brando. Makes you wonder what the 6th name is on that island.

8. Not an interesting fact but check out this fun fan letter from fellow movie lover Sunshine625 to Johnny Depp……Sunshine625 sends Johnny Depp a fan letter

Check out Johnny Depp‘s career compared to current and classic actors.  Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.

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