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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.



2012 / 87m - USA
Comedy, Sci-fi - Animation
Frankenweenie poster

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

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

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children poster

Big Eyes

2014 / 106m - USA
Big Eyes poster

Dark Shadows

2012 / 113m - USA
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Dark Shadows poster

Mars Attacks!

1996 / 106m - USA
Comedy, Sci-fi
Mars Attacks! poster

Tim Burton does old sci-fi with a strong dose of self-awareness. I love it when respected actors dare to make a downright fool of themselves, so the film has that going for it. It's just that some of the touches to make it more modern feel quite dated by current standards; which was a little confusing.

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One day, the Martians leave their planet and pay us a visit. They don't come in peace though and they act like absolute brats when they arrive here. Various attempts to make peace falter, but humanity doesn't give up that easily. The Martians have a weakness, and the brave actions of a young kid might just save our planet.

There are some solid gags, the actors are visibly having fun with their parts and there's a goofiness spread throughout that makes it an endearing watch. The special effects are a bit disappointing though (even when they are meant to look cheap) and I'm used to much weirder and crazier films these days, so it's not quite as distinctive as it was the last time I watched this one. Good fun, just not a true favorite anymore.


2019 / 112m - USA
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

1999 / 105m - USA
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Sleepy Hollow poster

Edward Scissorhands

1990 / 105m - USA
Romance, Fantasy
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.

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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.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

2005 / 115m - USA
Fantasy, Musical
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory poster

Corpse Bride

2005 / 77m - USA
Fantasy, Musical - Animation
Corpse Bride poster

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

1985 / 91m - USA
Comedy, Adventure
Pee-wee's Big Adventure poster

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

2007 / 116m - USA
Horror, Thriller, Musical
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street poster

Big Fish

2003 / 125m - USA
Romance, Fantasy, Adventure
Big Fish poster


1988 / 92m - USA
Comedy, Fantasy
Beetlejuice poster

Planet of the Apes

2001 / 119m - USA
Sci-fi, Action, Adventure
Planet of the Apes poster

Batman Returns

1992 / 126m - USA
Fantasy, Action, Crime
Batman Returns poster

Ed Wood

1994 / 127m - USA
Comedy, Drama
Ed Wood poster


1989 / 126m - USA
Action, Adventure
Batman poster