7 Must-Watch Tim Burton Live-Action Movies

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Beetlejuice (1988)

As Burton as Burton can get, this film follows a dead couple who return to the world as poltergeists who try, and fail, to scare the new owners out of their old house, and turn to a frightmaster for help.

Batman (1989)

Michael Keaton donned the garb of the Caped Crusader, and with Burton roping in the legendary Jack Nicholson to play Joker, fans had a Batman film to remember!

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Johnny Depp starred as Edward, an unfinished experiment with scissors for hands, in this quirky fantasy film by Burton.

Batman Returns (1992)

Burton and Keaton returned three years later with a new villain – Danny DeVito playing Penguin, and a new femme fatale – Michelle Pfeiffer getting into costume as Catwoman.

Ed Wood (1994)

Burton directed Johnny Depp in this biopic of filmmaker Ed Wood, a director of campy, pulpy B-movies who was recognised, posthumously, as the Worst Director of All Time.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Burton's adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel was a hit with almost everyone, what with how he had envisioned the world of the titular factory and his choice for chocolatier Willy Wonka.

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

Based on a Broadway musical, Burton collaborated with Depp yet again to create this London-set horror.