Tim Burton Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

1997

1997

(1974)
0
1
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Short
Plot:

1997 is short film by director Tim Burton. It is one of his career’s very early short which he directed in 1974. 

0
1
Edward Scissorhands
TV-14

Edward Scissorhands

(1990)
3
0
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker
Plot:

After the premature death of his creator, Edward, an artificial humanoid, is left with scissor blades for hands. He is discovered by kind-hearted saleswoman Peg, who welcomes him into her home. He quickly wins affection in the neighborhood and falls in love with Peg's teenage daughter, but his luck turns when he is framed for a robbery.

3
0
The Muppet Movie
G

The Muppet Movie

(1979)
0
1
As:
Cast
Director:
James Frawley
Genres:
Musical, Family, Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Telly Savalas, Milton Berle, Charles Durning, Mel Brooks
Plot:

The Muppet Movie is a musical road comedy film, which tells the story of Kermit the Frog, who is told by a talent agent, to try his luck in Hollywood. He soon sets out on a journey to Los Angeles, California, but on the way, he is pursued by an entrepreneur who wants him to be a new spokesperson for his restaurant.

0
1
Big Fish
PG-13

Big Fish

(2003)
0
1
As:
Director
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter
Plot:

In typical Tim Burton style, Big Fish is the story of Edward Bloom, a retired salesman, and his son, Will, in a fantasy setting. On his deathbed, Bloom, who has the gift of storytelling, narrates fictional tales of his youth to Will, as he attempts to mend their relationship. Though initially sceptical, Will ultimately realizes his father’s zest for life. 

0
1
Ed Wood
R

Ed Wood

(1994)
0
1
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Biography, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Bill Murray, Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette
Plot:

This is Tim Burton’s comic biographical representation of Hollywood’s eccentric filmmaker, Ed Wood, where we find Johnny Depp, playing the titular role to perfection. Although Ed did not receive much commercial success, the film shows how he worked with a devoted crew to create his best-known, small-budget films. It also sheds light on his relationship with Bela Lugosi.  

0
1
Frankenweenie
PG

Frankenweenie

(1984)
0
1
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Shelley Duvall, Barret Oliver, Daniel Stern, Joseph Maher, Paul Bartel
0
1
Batman
TV-14

Batman

(1989)
2
1
As:
Director
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Jack Nicholson, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle
Plot:

Starring Michael Keaton in the eponymous role of DC Comics superhero, Batman, and Jack Nicholson as his nemesis, Joker, this film is the first in the Batman series. After falling into a vat of chemicals, Jack Napier a.k.a. Joker terrorizes Gotham City until Batman manages to save the day along with his love interest, reporter Vicki Vale, played by Kim Basinger.

2
1
Beetlejuice
PG

Beetlejuice

(1988)
2
0
As:
Director
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Annie McEnroe
Plot:

Barbara and Adam Maitland find themselves haunting their beloved house after they die in a car crash and are stuck in a limbo. They attempt to scare away the new owners, the Deetzes, but fail miserably, following which they hire the miscreant bio-exorcist Betelgeuse, who secretly plans to unleash chaos in the mortal world.

2
0
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
R

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

(2007)
1
0
As:
Director
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Horror, Musical
Star Cast:
Alan Rickman, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen
Plot:

Benjamin Barker, a barber, is falsely accused of a crime and sent to prison. He returns to find his wife dead and his daughter in the hands of corrupt judge Turnpin. Angered by the injustice he assumes a new name Sweeney Todd, reopens his barber shop and kills his customers with a straight razor with the help of Mrs. Lovett.

1
0
Sleepy Hollow
R

Sleepy Hollow

(1999)
1
1
As:
Director
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon
Plot:

Sleepy Hollow is a thriller directed by Tim Burton set in the gothic town of the same name, where a detective tries to solve the murders committed by a local legend, the headless horseman. Johnny Depp stars as an eccentric New York detective who uncovers the secret of the murderer's penchant for killing his victims by decapitation of their heads.

1
1
Batman Returns
PG-13

Batman Returns

(1992)
2
0
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Gough
Plot:

In this movie, batman faces two enemies. The evil Penguin forces the devious businessman Max Schreck to back him in his attempt to get accepted in the society and later become mayor. Then there is the Catwoman who joins the two in their mission to destroy Batman. Batman now has to defeat his enemies and prevent Gotham city from becoming a centre of crime.

2
0
Big Eyes
PG-13

Big Eyes

(2014)
0
1
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Crime, Biography
Star Cast:
Terence Stamp, Jason Schwartzman, Danny Huston, Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz
Plot:

A biopic based on artist Margaret Keane’s life. In 1950s, painter Margaret meets and marries fellow-artist, Walter Keane, who markets Margaret’s unique paintings of enchanted children with saucer-like eyes; but he claims the credit for them, earning fame and success. Though meek initially, soon Margaret finds courage to expose his fraud and files a law-suit to claim her art as her own.

0
1
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
PG

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

(1985)
0
1
As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Family
Star Cast:
Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger
Plot:

Pee-wee Herman, an eccentric man-child gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight. Therefore, he sets out across the US, on an adventure in order to find it back. 

0
1
Men in Black 3
PG-13

Men in Black 3

(2012)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Barry Sonnenfeld
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Family
Star Cast:
Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement
Plot:

Boris the Animal, the last of his species who was captured by Agent K, flees from the maximum-security prison on the Moon. He travel backs in time to kill a younger K which will enable his fellow Boglodites to conquer Earth. Agent J must now travel back in time and team up with the younger K to prevent Boris from destroying humanity.

1
0
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
PG

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

(2005)
2
0
As:
Director
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor
Plot:

Eccentric candy maker Willy Wonka hides five golden tickets in random chocolate bars that will grant five children a special tour of his amazing chocolate factory. Amidst massive rush, a poor boy named Charlie manages to win the fifth ticket and is accompanied by his grandfather in this once-in-a-lifetime adventure that will change his life forever.

2
0
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
PG-13

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

(2016)
1
1
As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Samuel L. Jackson, Allison Janney, Judi Dench, Asa Butterfield
Plot:

After learning from his grandfather about a magical place for specially gifted children, Jacob sets out to search for Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children. When he discovers the enchanted place, Jacob realizes that he too has a special ‘ability’ that can help the inhabitants of that mysterious place to fight an imminent danger from macabre nemeses called Hollowgasts.

1
1
Singles
PG-13

Singles

(1992)
0
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Cameron Crowe
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Giamatti, Kyra Sedgwick, Jeremy Piven, Bridget Fonda
0
1
Dumbo
PG

Dumbo

(2019)
0
1
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Danny DeVito, Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Alan Arkin
Plot:

Holt is a circus performer who is tasked with caring for a young elephant named Dumbo, having oversized ears. However, it is soon discovered that Dumbo’s ears can help him to fly, and a few cunning men try to take advantage of the situation.

0
1
Hoffa
R

Hoffa

(1992)
0
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Danny DeVito
Genres:
Crime, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Danny DeVito, Jack Nicholson, Armand Assante, John C. Reilly
0
1
Alice in Wonderland
PG

Alice in Wonderland

(2010)
1
1
As:
Director
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Adventure
Star Cast:
Alan Rickman, Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway
Plot:

Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Alice in Wonderland is loosely based on Lewis Carroll's fantasy novels and tells the story of a girl who has the power to slay the Jabberwocky, a dragon-like creature who is terrorizing the world. The film was praised for its visual style and special effects. 

1
1
Mars Attacks!
PG-13

Mars Attacks!

(1996)
0
1
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Black, Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan
Plot:

Earth is surrounded by a fleet of Martians spaceships who initially claim to have come in peace. But they soon kill the entire U.S. Congress and later assassinate President James Dale. Earth survives when it is accidentally discovered that Martians die on hearing Slim Whitman’s song “Indian Love Call” which is then played all over the world. 

0
1
Houdini: The Untold Story

Houdini: The Untold Story

(1971)
0
1
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Short
0
1
Dark Shadows
PG-13

Dark Shadows

(2012)
1
1
As:
Director
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Star Cast:
Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley
Plot:

In the eighteenth century, Collinsport, Barnabas Collins spurns the romantic advances of Angelique, a witch and becomes cursed. Everything he loves dies, including his fiancée Josette and he is buried as a vampire. When he escapes two centuries later, he must stop Angelique and other evil forces while trying to save Victoria Winters, a doppelganger of Josette.  

1
1
Alice Through the Looking Glass
PG

Alice Through the Looking Glass

(2016)
1
1
As:
Producer
Director:
James Bobin
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Family
Star Cast:
Alan Rickman, Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway
Plot:

After three years of traveling across the seas, Alice slips through the mirror to return to the Wonderland, where she meets all her old friends except Mad Hatter and learns that he is in a state of great shock because of his missing family. To save her loved ones, she must now travel into the past and to do that she must steal Chronosphere, an object that controls all of time in Wonderland.

1
1
Luau

Luau

(1982)
0
1
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
The Supreme Being / Mortie
Director:
Tim Burton, Jerry Rees
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Mike Gabriel, Terrey Hamada, Susan Frankenberger, Ben Burgess
Plot:

This 1982 short film tells the horrifying and touching story of a beggar who wants to be famous one day.

0
1
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
R

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

(2012)
1
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Timur Bekmambetov
Genres:
Horror, Fantasy, Action
Star Cast:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Marton Csokas, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Rufus Sewell
Plot:

To avenge his mother’s death, Abraham Lincoln agrees to become a vampire hunter under Henry Sturgess. He kills many vampireS including the one who killed his mother, and learns that all vampires in America descend from Adam whose ultimate plan is to take over the country. As the President of the US, Lincoln resolves to eliminate Adam and other vampires and stop their evil plan.

1
0
Planet of the Apes
PG-13

Planet of the Apes

(2001)
1
0
As:
Director
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Clarke Duncan, Paul Giamatti
Plot:

While searching for his co-worker chimpanzee, astronaut Leo Davidson accidentally travels through vast space and time to reach a planet ruled by talking apes that treat primitive humans as slaves. Supported by the sympathetic chimpanzee Ari, he rallies a small group of human rebels against the ape army of human-hating General Thade and his associate Colonel Attar.

1
0
Batman Forever
PG-13

Batman Forever

(1995)
2
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman, Chris O'Donnell
Plot:

A superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman, the movie focuses on Batman trying to stop the villainous Two-Face and the Riddler from implementing their malicious scheme of stealing confidential information that could threaten Gotham city’s freedom. 

2
0
Cabin Boy
PG-13

Cabin Boy

(1994)
0
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Adam Resnick
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Adventure
Star Cast:
James Gammon, Brian Doyle-Murray, Chris Elliott, Brion James, Melora Walters
0
1
Vampires Kiss/Blood Inside

Vampires Kiss/Blood Inside

(2012)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Van Helsing
Director:
Derek Frey
Genres:
Short, Horror
Star Cast:
Malcolm Davis, Oliver Driscoll, Leah Gallo, Aiko Horiuchi
1
0

TV Movie(s)

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

(1983)
0
1
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Fantasy
Star Cast:
Vincent Price, Michael Yama, Andy Lee, Alison Hong, Jim Ishida
0
1
Lost in Oz

Lost in Oz

(2000)
0
2
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Michael Katleman
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Christine Lakin, Terrence 'T.C.' Carson, Erika Flores, Anna Galvin, Michael Horse
0
2

Animation(s)

Tim Burton's Stainboy

Tim Burton's Stainboy (2009)

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Short, Animation
Star Cast:
Glenn Shadix
Vincent
G

Vincent (1982)

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Short
Star Cast:
Vincent Price
The Island of Doctor Agor

The Island of Doctor Agor (1971)

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Doctor Agor
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Short, Animation, Horror
Star Cast:
Tim Burton
The Nightmare Before Christmas
PG

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Henry Selick
Genres:
Animation, Fantasy, Family, Musical
Star Cast:
William Hickey, Paul Reubens, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, Glenn Shadix
Plot:

Bored with the idea of scaring real people every year, Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, wanders off into the woods and stumbles upon the joyous Christmas Town. Fascinated, he is determined to share Christmas with his citizens, but his attempt to abduct Santa Claus puts the holiday in danger for children around the world.

Prehistoric Caveman

Prehistoric Caveman (1971)

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Short, Animation
Plot:

American filmmaker, animator and artist, Timothy Walter Burton, filmed this 4 minute amateur short stop-motion animation film when he was young. It was about the simple adventure of the Prehistoric Caveman.

Amazing Stories
PG-13

Amazing Stories (1985)

As:
Writer
Director:
Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Lesli Linka Glatter, Phil Joanou, Paul Bartel
Genres:
Adventure, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, War, Animation, Horror
Star Cast:
Tom Willett, Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo, Sharon Spelman
Corpse Bride
TV-PG

Corpse Bride (2005)

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Tim Burton, Mike Johnson
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Romance, Drama, Musical, Animation
Star Cast:
Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Paul Whitehouse
Plot:

Victor and Victoria are about to be married when, during wedding rehearsals, Victor makes a mistake and flustered, runs off into woods. He practices his wedding vows in front of a tree and unknowingly ends up marrying a Corpse Bride, Emily. While Emily takes him to the Land of dead, Victoria now has a new suitor.

Beetlejuice
TV-Y

Beetlejuice (1989)

As:
Producer
Director:
John Halfpenny, Larry Jacobs, John van Bruggen, Alan Bunce, Rick Marshall
Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Star Cast:
Stephen Ouimette, Alyson Court
The World of Stainboy

The World of Stainboy (2000)

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Short, Animation
Star Cast:
Michael R. Viner, Glenn Shadix, Lisa Marie, Will Amato
9
TV-PG

9 (2009)

As:
Producer
Director:
Shane Acker
Genres:
Mystery, Action, Thriller, Adventure, Drama, Animation, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, John C. Reilly, Crispin Glover, Jennifer Connelly
Plot:

In future a war between humans and machines has wiped out humanity and machine have assumed control. However, a rag doll, 9, created by a scientist in the last days of humanity, awakens; finds eight others like him and inspires them to face the machines that wants to annihilate them. They are perhaps the last hope of life on earth.

Frankenweenie
PG

Frankenweenie (2012)

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Catherine O'Hara, Charlie Tahan
Plot:

Victor, a school boy, is heartbroken after losing his pet dog Sparky in a car accident, but succeeds in reviving him using science experiment. Getting a wind of this, his school-friends blackmail him into sharing the secret and then resuscitate their own dead pets. The ‘monster’ Sparky creates fright in the neighborhood, and soon the town is swarming with more such ‘monsters.’ 

Family Dog
TV-Y

Family Dog (1993)

As:
Producer
Director:
Chris Buck, Clive A. Smith
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Animation
Star Cast:
Molly Cheek, Martin Mull, Danny Mann, Zak Huxtable Epstein, Cassie Cole
Stalk of the Celery Monster

Stalk of the Celery Monster (1979)

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Animation, Short
Plot:

The Stalk of the Celery Monster is an animated short film, which was directed, written and animated in pencil. The film is about a mad doctor trying bloody experiments with his patients. 

James and the Giant Peach
PG

James and the Giant Peach (1996)

As:
Producer
Director:
Henry Selick
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy, Family, Musical, Animation
Star Cast:
Jane Leeves, Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Pete Postlethwaite, Miriam Margolyes
Plot:

Based on Ronald Dahl’s much loved eponymous children’s book, this musical fantasy film is centered on James, an orphaned British boy forced to live with his cruel aunts. One day he is given a bag full of magical crocodile tongues for saving a spider from his aunt and accidentally drops it near a peach tree to find an enormous peach growing on it. 

Captain Sparky vs. The Flying Saucers

Captain Sparky vs. The Flying Saucers (2013)

As:
Producer
Director:
Mark Waring
Genres:
Animation, Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Short, Adventure
Star Cast:
Charlie Tahan
Doctor of Doom

Doctor of Doom (1979)

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Don Carlo
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Animation, Short
Star Cast:
Brad Bird, Chris Buck, Randy Cartwright, Michael Giaimo
Plot:

This animated sci-fi short film tells the story of the Doctor of Doom, who unleashes a monster upon humanity, that is supposed to destroy anything that is beautiful.

King and Octopus Animation

King and Octopus Animation (1979)

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Animation, Short

TV Shows and Videos

Faerie Tale Theatre

Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)

As:
Director
Director:
Tim Burton, Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Medak, Gilbert Cates, Graeme Clifford
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure, Family, Romance
Star Cast:
James Earl Jones, Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen
Conversations with Vincent

Conversations with Vincent (1994)

As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Himself
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Roger Corman, Vincent Price, Samuel Z. Arkoff
Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)

As:
Director
Director:
Timothy Bond, Roger Young, Bill Corcoran, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Crowe
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jean Simmons, Kathleen Quinlan, Joaquin Phoenix, John Huston, Melanie Griffith
The Killers: Here with Me

The Killers: Here with Me (2012)

As:
Director
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Short, Horror, Fantasy, Music
Star Cast:
Winona Ryder, Craig Roberts, Aiko Horiuchi, The Killers, Sabrina Lecordier
The Killers: Bones

The Killers: Bones (2006)

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
The Killers, Brandon Flowers