The Hollywood star, Johnny Depp has brought to life some of the most incredible and quirkiest characters on screen. He has never failed to radiate humor as well as unmatchable magic with his role plays. Popularity of Depp is so humongous that when you ask anybody from any part of the world about Pirates of the Caribbean actor name, you’ll get the reply, Johnny Depp in the big bold letters! That is the magic of this beloved star that is, today known as the King of Kooky. His latest Hollywood movies Black Mass and Mortdecai impressed the audiences well. So here we have come up with the Top 5 Must watch movies of Johnny Depp.
5 Best Movies of Johnny Depp
Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean (2003-2011)
Number one in the list of Johnny Depp top 5 must watch movies are Pirates of the Caribbean Series. There is just nobody who is not aware of the charisma and magic created by Captain Jack Sparrow courtesy his silly antics. Be it Depp trying to commandeer one of his fleet of shits or be it his unsuccessful attempts to woo a pretty lady, the wacky pirate just leaves us wanting for more. There have been 4 installments of the Pirates of the Caribbean series but our beloved Captain will keep us hooked even if he returns with another few series of the movie.
Sir James Matthew Barrie, Finding Neverland (2004)
Johnny Depp as Sir James Matthew Barrie is definitely a must have to consider in the Johnny Depp 5 greatest roles. The movie Finding Neverland sees Depp as an author and his compassionate courtesy his portrayal as a father to a small family of precocious children steals the heart of many. We don’t see Johnny as a conventional leading man but when he opts to play straight he can just bring in the right degree of seriousness that is quintessential to sell a dramedy. Befriending a widowed mother Sylvia (Kate Winslet) and her four sons and the empathy with the little Freddie Highmore makes Finding Neverland definitely one of the best and the most inspirational children’s movies of all times.
Willy Wonka, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
The original, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder was obviously better that Tim Burton’s take on the Chocolate factory and the Willy Wonka story. However, the commitment of Depp as an eccentric chocolatier makes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory one of the must watch movies of Johnny Depp. It is not just weird but also kooky so much so that Depp singlehandedly deserves the attention the movie was able to garner. Depp portrays proper contemptuousness for the brats during the tour. No wonder, audiences enjoyed what Depp did with the Wonka. This movie is a well deserved entry in the list solely because of Depp’s conviction.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
Despite the presence of the legend Al Pacino in the film, Depp brings forth plays both sides of Brasco’s coin with immense conviction. The incredible performances by undercover cop who is dutiful enough to sacrifice his family and the Wise Guy who gets to be inroads with one criminal organization given a chance he’s successful, surely keep the audiences intact. Of course the genre is conventional for Depp but it is strong performance that elevates it notch higher.
Edward Scissorhands, Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Edward Scissorhands is definitely the best collaboration of the duo Johnny Depp and his friend Tim Burton. The actor director duo loves exploring the unusual people who tend to be tossed into the situations that just “appear” normal. You know what makes this movie like-able is that audiences get to see exactly what Depp loves doing writing a story that brings forth his strength as a person and as a performer.
Over the years, Depp has given several incredible performances but these 5 of his performances definitely made the audiences fall in love with Johnny not just as an actor but also as a performer. Hopefully, the magic and charm that Johnny has created in his career span, keeps escalating in the years to come. So far Johnny Depp has a clear image and kept himself away from celebrity gossip, but we never know when he falls in a controversy and all cameras roll over him.