It is hard to choose the 10 best Johhny Depp Movies when each plot is vastly different from the one before. From a victim of Freddie Krueger to a swashbuckling pirate, Johnny Depp’s characters are as diverse as he is. Depp started making movies in 1984 with the release of "Nightmare on Elm Street", which is also number one on the list.
- "Nightmare on Elm Street" In 1984, Johnny Depp played Glen Lantz, a victim of Freddie Krueger in this horror flick. This was the beginning of his movie career.
- "Edward Scissorhands" In 1990, Johnny Depp went from being chased by blades to wearing them on his hands. Edward was uncompleted when his inventor died. His life of solitude ended when he was taken into the home of the local Avon lady.
- "Benny & Joon" Depp plays an eclectic man who falls in love with a mentally challenged woman when he stays with her and her brother.
- "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" Johnny Depp is a quirky pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow, trying to reclaim his ownership of the Black Pearl.
- "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest" This is a sequel that didn’t fall into the typical bad sequel category. Captain Jack Sparrow is at it again, this time looking for the chest that contains the heart of Davey Jones.
- "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End" Captain Jack Sparrow awaits help as he finds himself trapped in Davey Jones's Locker. Although this one lost momentum, it is still a good movie. Hopefully, this will be the end of Jack Sparrow’s reign. A fourth movie may not hold up as well as the first three.
- "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Willy Wonka may have the greatest chocolate factory in the world, but young Charlie shows him other important things in life.
- "Alice in Wonderland" In one of Johnny Depp’s newest films to hit the theater, he played a magnificent Mad Hatter.
- "Sleepy Hollow" Police Constable Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to uncover the truth about the Headless Horseman.
- "What’s Eating Gilbert Grape" While taking care of his fatherless family and mentally ill brother, Gilbert falls in love with a girl.
Johnny Depp has played a wide variety of roles. From the victim of his own nightmares to a conniving pirate, he shows diverse artistry. Even with failed plots, his acting helps overcome badly written scenes.