films seen
19
average score
2.50*
nationality
USA - 63 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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One of Hollywood's true auteurs, who carved out a neat little niche for himself. Dark fantasy stories and quirky fairy tales make his oeuvre a blast to explore, though quality between individual entries can be more than a little inconsistent.

The good stuff

Mars Attacks!

by Tim Burton
Specifics
1996 / 106m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Sci-fi
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
Mars Attacks! poster

Frankenweenie

by Tim Burton
Specifics
2012 / 87m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Sci-fi, Animation
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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Frankenweenie poster

Everything about Frankenweenie shows that this a film made with lots of passion and dedication.

Alice in Wonderland

by Tim Burton
Specifics
2010 / 108m - USA
Genre
Fantasy
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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Alice in Wonderland poster

It's Burton's style that thrives the film to greater heights. One of the best Burton films I've seen so far, I hope he continues on this path

Solid pieces

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

by Tim Burton
Specifics
2016 / 127m - USA, Belgium
Genre
Fantasy
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children poster

Big Eyes

by Tim Burton
Specifics
2014 / 106m - Canada, USA
Genre
Drama, Biography
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Big Eyes poster

Dark Shadows

by Tim Burton
Specifics
2012 / 113m - USA, UK
Genre
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Dark Shadows poster

The inoffensive

Dumbo

by Tim Burton
Specifics
2019 / 112m - USA
Genre
Fantasy, Family
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Dumbo poster

Not a bad remake by Tim Burton. Plenty of elements from the original return, even so this adaptation is different enough to stand on its own two feet. There are splashes of Burton magic littered throughout the film, though ultimately this is clearly Burton light. It's a fun little diversion, but I prefer his original work.

Sleepy Hollow

by Tim Burton
Specifics
1999 / 105m - USA, Germany
Genre
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Sleepy Hollow poster

Edward Scissorhands

by Tim Burton
Specifics
1990 / 105m - USA
Genre
Romance, Fantasy
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Edward Scissorhands poster

Tim Burton mixing urban fantasy and Gothic fairy tales. The result is a lot better than I remembered. I didn't really appreciate that particular combination the last time I watched it (I'm still a bigger fan of Burton's darker side), but at least the lighter elements didn't bother me as much this time around.

Edward is somewhat of a cyberpunk Pinocchio, a man created by an inventor to cure his loneliness. When his creator dies he lives all alone in a mansion, until a family from a rosy suburban community finds him and takes him back with them. While he's slow to adjust, the people in the neighborhood seem to appreciate Edward's special skills.

I still prefer the darker scenes in the mansion, but I couldn't really ignore Burton's all-round creativity here. While still a little cheesy (not in the least because of Elfman's score), the mix of elements is quite unique and the film has plenty of memorable moments. Not my favorite Burton, but a commendable film nonetheless.

Worthy but flawed

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

by Tim Burton
Specifics
2005 / 115m - USA, UK
Genre
Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Family
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory poster

Corpse Bride

by Tim Burton, Mike Johnson
Specifics
2005 / 77m - USA, UK
Genre
Romance, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Corpse Bride poster

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

by Tim Burton
Specifics
1985 / 91m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Adventure, Family
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Pee-wee's Big Adventure poster

Dubious filler

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

by Tim Burton
Specifics
2007 / 116m - USA, UK
Genre
Horror, Thriller, Musical
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street poster

Big Fish

by Tim Burton
Specifics
2003 / 125m - USA
Genre
Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Adventure
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Big Fish poster

Plain forgettable

Beetlejuice

by Tim Burton
Specifics
1988 / 92m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Fantasy
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Beetlejuice poster

Big nopes

Planet of the Apes

by Tim Burton
Specifics
2001 / 119m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Action, Thriller, Adventure
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Planet of the Apes poster

Batman Returns

by Tim Burton
Specifics
1992 / 126m - USA, UK
Genre
Fantasy, Action, Crime
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Batman Returns poster

Irritation overload

Ed Wood

by Tim Burton
Specifics
1994 / 127m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Biography
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rating
0.5*/5.0*
Ed Wood poster

Batman

by Tim Burton
Specifics
1989 / 126m - USA, UK
Genre
Action, Adventure
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rating
0.5*/5.0*
Batman poster