Top 5 Tim Burton Movies

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Top 5 Tim Burton Movies

Carissa Lopez, Contributor

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Tim Burton is known for his oddball, quirky style, and with Dumbo coming out next year, I figured it’d be fun to look at some of his best movies. I’m only including movies Burton has directed, however, which means The Nightmare Before Christmas is disqualified.

5. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) – Sweeney Todd is about a barber who steadily loses his mind as he kills his clients, and they also happen to sing. It’s a little bittersweet given the light-hearted connotation with musicals and the grittiness of horror.

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4. Corpse Bride (2005) – While practicing his vows in a dark forest, Vincent accidentally puts the wedding ring on the hand of a deceased bride. Now he’s stuck in the Land of the Dead with no way to get back to his living bride, and now has to chose who he’d rather be with forever.

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3. Beetlejuice (1988) – After a tragic accident, a couples home is sold to a family of three. The couple haunts the house, though. In an attempt to scare the family away, a questionable character with ulterior motives is recruited.

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2. Edward Scissor hands (1990) – After living in isolation, a guy with scissors for hands is introduced to society. Things swirl down the drain soon enough.

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1, Ed Wood (1994) – This is a biography movie about Ed Wood Jr., who has been called the worst director of all time. He was a complex, eccentric man which fits with Burton’s style.

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Honorable Mention: Vincent – The main reason why Vincent is only a honorable mention is because it’s a short Burton directed in 1982. It follows a young kid named Vincent to aspires to be like Vincent Price. It’s only 6 minutes and you can find it on YouTube.
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