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Top 10 Johnny Depp Movies Of All Time

Updated: Jun 11

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Johnny Depp is one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood, known for his eclectic choice of roles and captivating performances. Post-2000, Depp has delivered numerous memorable films. Here’s a look at his top 10 movies since 2000, each with an IMDb rating above 6/10, along with Rotten Tomatoes scores, genres, positives, negatives, and personal reviews.

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

IMDb Rating: 8.1

Rotten Tomatoes: 79%

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Positives: Iconic performance by Depp, captivating story, spectacular special effects.

Negatives: Pacing issues, some over-the-top moments.

Personal Review: Johnny Depp's portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow is legendary. This film reinvigorated the pirate genre with humor, swashbuckling adventure, and an unforgettable lead character. A must-watch for its sheer entertainment value.

2. Finding Neverland (2004)

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Rotten Tomatoes: 83%

Genre: Biography, Drama, Family

Positives: Heartwarming story, strong performances by Depp and Kate Winslet, beautiful cinematography.

Negatives: Some historical inaccuracies.

Personal Review: Depp shines as J.M. Barrie, capturing the essence of a man inspired to create "Peter Pan." The film is touching and beautifully made, evoking a sense of wonder and nostalgia.

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

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Rotten Tomatoes: 86%

Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical

Positives: Haunting visuals, excellent musical score, compelling performance by Depp.

Negatives: Graphic violence might not be for everyone.

Personal Review: Depp's portrayal of the vengeful barber is both chilling and tragic. The combination of Tim Burton's dark style and Depp's talent makes this film a standout musical horror experience.

4. Public Enemies (2009)

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Rotten Tomatoes: 68%

Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama

Positives: Strong period detail, gripping action sequences, solid performance by Depp.

Negatives: Pacing issues, lacks emotional depth.

Personal Review: Depp's performance as John Dillinger is charismatic and intense. The film offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America's most notorious criminals, supported by meticulous direction and solid acting.

5. Alice in Wonderland (2010)

IMDb Rating: 6.4

Rotten Tomatoes: 51%

Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Positives: Visual spectacle, imaginative world, Depp's quirky Mad Hatter.

Negatives: Thin plot, some unmemorable characters.

Personal Review: Depp's Mad Hatter is eccentric and endearing, fitting perfectly into Tim Burton's whimsical and visually stunning reimagining of the classic tale. While the story may falter, the visual experience is captivating.

6. Rango (2011)

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Rotten Tomatoes: 88%

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Positives: Unique animation style, witty script, excellent voice work by Depp.

Negatives: Slower pace might not appeal to all.

Personal Review: As the voice of Rango, Depp brings the quirky chameleon to life with humor and charm. The film's distinct style and clever storytelling make it a standout animated feature.

7. The Rum Diary (2011)

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Rotten Tomatoes: 51%

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Positives: Captures Hunter S. Thompson's spirit, strong performance by Depp, stunning locations.

Negatives: Inconsistent tone, lacks narrative drive.

Personal Review: Depp's passion for Thompson's work is evident in his portrayal of Paul Kemp. The film is a visual treat with moments of brilliance, despite its uneven pacing.

8. Dark Shadows (2012)

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Rotten Tomatoes: 35%

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Positives: Strong visual style, Depp's comedic timing, supporting cast performances.

Negatives: Unfocused plot, inconsistent tone.

Personal Review: Depp's take on the vampire Barnabas Collins is both humorous and charismatic. While the film struggles with its tone, Depp's performance and Burton's direction offer enough entertainment to keep viewers engaged.

9. Black Mass (2015)

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Rotten Tomatoes: 73%

Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama

Positives: Depp's transformative performance, gripping storyline, strong supporting cast.

Negatives: Pacing issues, some underdeveloped characters.

Personal Review: Depp's chilling portrayal of Whitey Bulger is a career highlight. The film's intense atmosphere and solid performances make it a compelling crime drama.

10. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Rotten Tomatoes: 74%

Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Positives: Rich world-building, enchanting visuals, solid performances.

Negatives: Some pacing issues, underdeveloped subplots.

Personal Review: Depp's brief but impactful role as Grindelwald adds a dark twist to this magical world. The film's enchanting narrative and stunning visuals make it a delightful addition to the Wizarding World franchise.


Johnny Depp's post-2000 filmography showcases his incredible range as an actor. From swashbuckling pirates to dark musical barbers and magical creatures, Depp brings his unique flair to each role. While not every film hits the mark, his performances remain consistently engaging, proving why he's one of Hollywood's most enduring stars. Whether you're a long-time fan or new to his work, these films are a testament to his talent and versatility.

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