“Me? I’m dishonest and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly, it’s the honest ones you want to watch out for because you can never predict when they’re going to do something incredibly stupid.” who doesn’t know this iconic dialogue from “Pirates of the Caribbean” as the favorite Captain Jack Sparrow?
Johnny Depp, an American actor, producer, and musician, is one of the most versatile performers of all time. A respectful name is known for his performance in various legendary acts in the history of his acting career. Whether it’s Alice in Wonderland to Pirates of the Caribbean Sea franchise, he is known for his dedicated spirit towards the role.
Looking at the past life of Johnny Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, in 1963. From an early age, he had an eye for acting and made his first appearance in a film in 1984. His acting works include projects like Edward Scissorhands, Cry-Baby, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Charlie, and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd, and Alice in Wonderland.
Johnny Depp also starred in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, playing the iconic role of Jack Sparrow. This role bagged nominations for various awards for the actor, such as Academy Awards. He also won Golden Globe Awards for his role in Sweeney Todd, earning fame as a most bankable Hollywood actor.
45 Most Popular Movies & TV Show Of Johnny Depp
Besides his successful career in acting, Depp is seen in various music videos to shows that play like shimmers in his personality. He is also known for his humble yet controversial situations while being off-screen. His diverse working style makes him an interesting actor and performer. And if you are here to see more of his pictures, then be ready because not just 1 but 45 shows and movies will be listed below.
1. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
The film is based on the fantasy genre and directed by Tim Burton. The picture is also known as the debut project of Johnny Depp. Johnny played the main lead named Edward, with scissors for hands.
The movie shows how Edward, a physically different person tries his best to blend in with society and falls in love. The lady shows her the world he is afraid of and hides. The film shows his deep emotions during the process. The movie is a masterpiece in the fantasy category with a sparkling visual and unique story.
2. Cry Baby (1990)
Cry Baby is a Comedy Musical film directed and written by John Waters, starring Johnny Depp, Ricki Lake, Amy Locane, and Susan Tyrrell. The film has the typical teen exploitation of the 90s era.
The storyline follows the plot of the opposite attracts love angle. Wade, who is a rebellious kid, falls in love with Allison Vernon William, who is a good girl. In the movie, Wade is a bad boy, yet he has a heart of gold. Even though their parents are against their relationship still work hard and make it worthwhile in the end.
3. 21 Dream Street (1987-1991)
21 Jump Street is an American-crime drama, including a police procedural, and it’s a long-run series. The series aired on the Fox Network between the years 1987-91, to be precise from April 12, 1987, to April 27, 1991, with 103 episodes in total counts.
The TV series focuses on a group of undercover police officers who disguise themselves to investigate crimes in high schools, crimes happening in colleges, and various teenage hot zones and venues. The series was designed and drafted by Patrick Hasburgh and Stephen J. Cannell and was produced by Cannell.
4. Arizona Dream (1993)
The picture was directed by Emir Kusturica and starred Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis, Faye Dunaway, and Lili Taylor. The movie explores various themes, including scenes of talking to fish, searching for the meaning of life, and more.
The movie revolves around a young New Yorker who is now moving to Arizona to live with his uncle. He meets two women there who are eccentric and conflicting in terms of personality. The movie is filled with very surreal moments and picturesque scenes, creating dream-like situations.
5. Benny and Joon (1993)
Benny and Joon is a romantic comedy-drama movie written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil and directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. The stars of the movie include Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Aidan Quinn.
The movie revolves around a man named Benny who is struggling to take care of his mentally ill sister, named Joon. Benny arranges for her sister to meet a quirky artist named Sam. But beyond all arrangements and oppositions, Benny and Joon fall in love eventually.
6. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
The movie is a 1993 drama directed by Lasse Hallstrom starring stars like Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Mary Steenburgen.
The story is set in Endora and revolves around the protagonist Gilbert Grape who has his whole family to look out for his father’s suicide. His mother is an obese and depressed person who doesn’t look out for her family; hence it is now in Gilbert’s account to take care of his disabled brother Arnie alone with his two sisters and a grandmother.
7. Ed Wood (1994)
The story is based on a real-life account of Edward D. Wood Jr., the filmmaker who is famous for his worst directions of all time. Johnny Depp played the lead role of Wood in the movie.
The movie revolves around the protagonist, Wood, who is struggling in his life as well as in his career as a director. The movie shows how from early days in filmmaking turned into his days into his achievement in cult status.
8. Don Juan DeMarco (1994)
Don Juan DeMarco is a romantic comedy genre movie starring Johnny Depp as Don Juan DeMarco. Along with Johnny actor Marlon Brando, Faye Dunaway, Geraldine Pailhas aced up the game of the performance in the movie.
The story revolves around the character Juan who thinks of himself as one of the greatest lovers in the world. He is sent to a psychiatrist Jack Mickler who then was on the verge of getting retire. Juan narrates his story that intrigues the interest of the doctor, and hence Mickler decides to evaluate Juan if he is insane or not, which turns out that Juan is a remarkable man instead.
9. Dead Man (1995)
Dead Man of 1995, directed by Jim Jarmusch, is a movie that throws light on various themes of identity, existentialism, and the search for a world that has both indifferent and cruel aspects.
The movie revolves around the protagonist named William Blake, who is an unemployed accountant and right now is on the run after murdering a man. He makes his way to the west in search of new life. He then meets a new person named nobody, who helps him to go in search of the spiritual world.
10. Nick Of Time (1995)
The movie is directed by John Badham and stars Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken, Courtney Chase, and Charles S. Dutton.
The picture follows Depp’s character Gene Watson and his daughter named, Molly, who is trapped in a political assassination plot by two mysterious men. In the plot, Watson must kill the governor of California in sixty minutes, or else his daughter will be killed by the assassinators.
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11. Donnie Brasco (1997)
A biographical movie based on the life story of mafia Donnie Brasco and undercover agent Joseph Pistone. The American crime-drama film was directed by Mike Newell and starred in AI Pacino and Johnny Depp.
The movie revolves around Donnie, who introduces himself to a veteran mobster named Lefty Ruggiero. Lefty feels very much impressed after meeting the protagonist and takes him under his wings, which gives the outburst to Donnie. Soon he becomes the Mafia, but due to a sudden encounter with the rival group, he takes down the clan and saves Lefty.
12. The Brave (1997)
The Brave was released in 1997, the directorial debut of Johnny Depp. The movie is based on the drama-thriller genre. The cast of the movie includes Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando, Marshall Bell, and Elpidia Carrillo.
The movie revolves around a young American-Indian man who is released from jail recently. In lucky terms of his life, he is offered a role to become an actor in a snuff film. The opportunity will change his and his family’s life which is stricken by poverty.
13) Hear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
The movie was launched in the year of 1998 and directed by Terry Gilliam. The stars of the movie include Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, and Michael Lee Gogin.
The story surrounds two journalists who are traveling to Las Vegas with a mission to cover a motorcycle race. But tragically, they get involved in a dangerous journey to the underworld.
14. The Astronaut’s Wife (1999)
The film is directed by Rand Ravich and is based on the sci-fi, thriller, and drama genre. The stars of the film include Charlize Theron, Johnny Depp, Joe Morton, and Clea DuVall.
The movie follows the story of an astronaut named Spencer and his wife named Jillian. Spencer starts to act strangely, while Jillian starts having nightmares right after when Spencer returns back from a space mission. Later on, it was revealed that it was a new experiment involving alien technology.
15. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 American horror genre movie directed by Tim Burton starring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien, Jeffrey Jones, and Christopher Walken.
The film is a horror story revolving around Ichabod Crane, a constable Of New York who is shifted to the village of Sleepy Hollow. Crane is here to investigate a series of murders done by a headless horseman.
16. The Man Who Cried (2000)
The film was released in the year 2000 and directed by Sally Potter. The genre of the movie includes romance-music- drama. The list of stars concludes Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, Oleg Yankovskiy, and Claudia Lander-Duke.
The story is set in an ancient time when the Nazi was overruling the world. The protagonist Suzie was adopted by a couple after her own father left her behind to hide from Nazi troops. Suzie moves to Paris in the hope of finding his father and becomes a nightclub dancer, and falls in love with a horseman Cesar, a horse trainer, until Nazi-occupied France.
17. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
The first part of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise was released in 2003, directed by Gore Verbinski. The movie is considered one of the finest works of Jonny Depp. The star cast of the picture includes Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley.
The film follows the story of a young blacksmith named Will Turner, who is out to save the daughter of a Governor. In his journey, he joins hands with an infamous pirate Jack Sparrow and starts their attempts to save the girl from a cursed group of pirates named Black Pearl.
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18. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
The movie Once Upon a Time in Mexico was launched in 2003 and was directed by Robert Rodriguez. The film consists of the genre of action, crime, and thriller. The stars of the movie include Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, and Willem Dafoe.
The movie deals with about a rouge CIA agent named Laurence Marquez who is working hard to over-through the Mexican government. He joins hands with El Mariachi, who is an outlaw who is looking for revenge on the Mexican government as well, with the help of other allies.
19. Secret Window (2004)
The movie was released in the year 2004 by the director David Koepp, starring the stars Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro, and Timothy Hutton. The movie is based on the psychological-thriller genre.
The movie concerns a troubled protagonist, Mort Rainey. He was tormented by an enigmatic man named John Shooter because of the claims of plagiarizing a story written by him. The story shows the struggles of Mort to prove his innocence against Shooter’s claim.
20. Happily Ever After (2000)
The movie was released in 2000 with genres including Comedy, Drama, and Music. The movie is directed by Yvan Attal and stars Johnny Depp, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yvan Attal, and Sébastien Vidal.
The movie has an effective cameo of Johnny Depp, and it’s another work with fine acting. The storyline deals with the three protagonists and their relationships with each other and with the opposite gender as well.
21. Finding Neverland (2004)
The movie is a 2004 semi-biographical drama-thriller film directed by Marc Forster, and the story is written by Marc Forster. The stars of the movie include; Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, and Radha Mitchell.
The film follows the life journey of a Scottish playwright J. M. Barrie. The protagonist showed an interesting bonding with a widow woman named Sylvia Llewelyn Davies and with her four sons. The movie is inspired by Barrie’s Peter Pan.
22. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
The movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was directed by Tim Burton and was released in 2005. The genre of the picture consists of adventure and comedy. The stars of the movie include Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, Helena Bonham Carter, and David Kelly.
The movie is about a young protagonist who wins a tour lottery to one of the giant chocolate factories in the world. The factor is under a very strange candy maker named Willy Wonka. The picture is a family movie and is very entertaining as well.
23. Corpse Bride (2005)
The animated movie Corpse Bride was released in 2005, directed under the supervision of Tim Burton and Mike Johnson. The voice stars of the movie include; Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, and Tracey Ullman.
The story revolves around a young boy who unknowingly wakes up a dead woman from the grave. The shy groom unintentionally recites his wedding vow in front of a grave of a dead woman. The woman wakes up from her grave as she assumes that he has married her.
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24. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow (2006)
The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow is a video game released in 2006. The game is an action-adventure genre developed by 7 Studios and is published by Bethesda Softworks for the PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows.
The game has various play levels through the eyes of Captain Jack Sparrow. The character is also voiced by Johnny Depp. The game contains puzzles, actions, and numerous humorous scenes as well.
25. Pirates Of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
It is the second part of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, released in the year 2006. The movie sequel is directed by Gore Verbinski and written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. The stars of the movie include Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsgard, Bill Nighy, and Chow Yun-Fat.
The story follows the protagonist Captain Jack Sparrow who is trying to reclaim his soul from Davy, along with the help of Will while being on a search.
26. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
The sequel is the third part of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, released in 2007. The direction of the movie is performed by Gore Verbinski. The name of the cast includes Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, and Geoffrey Rush.
The track of the movie follows Captain Jack Sparrow when he is trying to save his old friend Will Turner from the infamous Davy Jones. In order to do so, Jack, along with his forces, head towards his way to defeat Davy and Lord Cutler Beckett.
27. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
The musical drama movie was released in 2007 under the direction of Tim Burton and starred Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, and Sacha Baron Cohen.
The film shows some best Burton’s dark, gothic themes. The picture is based on the same name Stephen Sondheim musical, where the story narrates the life of a barber and a pie maker who join hands to get revenge on those who wronged them.
28. The Imagination of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
The movie is a mirror of the imaginary thoughts of the director Terry Gilliam, who is famously known for his unique visions in the film industry. The stars of the movie conclude Johnny Depp, Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, Heath Ledger, and Andrew Garfield.
The movie revolves around the protagonist Doctor Parnassus and his imaginary traveling to people’s dreams and thoughts. To do so, the doctor has made a wager with the devil over the soul of his own daughter.
29. Public Enemies (2009)
Public Enemies is a 2009 released American crime drama film that is biographical as well. The movie is directed by Michael Mann, with a casting team that includes Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, and Stephen Lang as lead characters.
The movie has an intense and grip-catching presence. The story revolves around the notorious bank robber John Dillinger, who, along with his gang, used to rob banks and such corporations.
30. Alice in Wonderland (2000)
Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 released fantasy adventure film directed by Tim Burton. The story is written by Linda Woolverton and stars Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, and Michael Sheen.
The story is based on the novel of the same name but has a darker twist as well when the world turns into a scary place. She meets various characters from the story and goes to face her fears to maintain her power.
31. The Tourist (2010)
The Tourist is a 2010 romantic thriller film directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck and starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp.
The picture follows the story of Elisa, who is a mysterious woman who is blackmailed by a group for her long-lost criminal involvement. The tourist Frank is mistaken as her partner in the age-old crime. The picture moves to show their bonding while on the run from the criminals.
32. Rango (2011)
The computer-animated picture of Rango was released in 2011. The adventure-comedy film is directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies. The main character is voiced by Johnny Depp.
The eponymous chameleon is thrown into a western town named Dirt as the new sheriff. Later he discovers the secrets that the town is dealing with the villainous mayor Ned Beatty. He joins forces with the townsfolk to fight against it.
33. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
The fourth part of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise was released in 2011 and is directed by Rob Marshall. The stars of the movie include Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, and Geoffrey Rush.
The story focuses on Jack’s pursuit of the legendary Fountain of Youth. While on his pursuit, he runs into various dangerous characters, including Blackbeard and his daughter Angelica. The daughter double-crosses Jack, who leads to a forced team-up with Barbossa.
34. The Rum Diary (2011)
The Rum Diary was released in 2011 under the direction of Bruce Robinson. The star cast of the movie consists of Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Giovanni Ribisi, Aaron Eckhart, and Michael Rispoli.
The movie follows the protagonist named, Paul Kemp, who is a journalist and is moving to Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper. He meets the owner of the firm named Sanderson, and many other interesting characters, including Chenault, with whom he later falls in love with.
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35. Dark Shadows (2012)
The movie was released in 2012 and s directed by Tim Burton. The movie is based on a dark-gothic scene based on a 1966-1971 gothic TV series with the same name. Starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, and Helena Bonham Carter.
The movie revolves around a vampire Barnabas Collins, who is released from his sealed coffin after some 200 years, all by an ancient. The story continues his efforts to adjust to the modern world and technology. He also stops a witch who is trying to destroy his family.
36. The Lone Ranger (2013)
The movie is a 2013 American crime-thriller film released in the year of 2013 by Gore Verbinski and starring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, and Tom Wilkinson. The movie is adapted from the 1933 radio series of the same name.
The movie revolves around John Reid, who is a Texas Ranger who is brutally harmed by a group of outlaws and is left to die in the wilderness. The Comanche warrior Tonto finds Reid and treats him back to health, and later, with their joined force, they bring justice to Wild West.
37. Into the Woods (2014)
The 2014 released musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The movie is an adaptation of a Broadway musical of the same name. The film stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, and Johnny Depp.
The story revolves around a baker and his wife who are desperate for a child. Their wish is granted by a witch, but for that, they need to go through various fairy tales and need to collect some special items. Through the items, they can reverse the curse placed on them.
38. Transcendence (2014)
The 2014 released movie Transcendence is a science fiction- thriller movie directed by cinematographer Wally Pfister. The movie is the directorial debut. The stars of the movie are Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman.
The movie deals with the near future, where artificial intelligence is so much advanced that it’s mixed with human lives. Human beings and technology are intertwined to such an extent that even mortality is a piece of old news in the prevailing future.
39. Black Mass (2015)
Black Mass is an American crime-drama film released in 2015 and was directed and written by Scott Cooper. The story is a true incident based on the real life of kingpin James “Whitey“ Bulger. The stars of the movie are Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Jesse Plemons, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, and Corey Stoll.
The movie revolves around a menacing gangster Bulger who is an infamous gangster as well as an FBI informant. On the other hand, the story deals with an honest yet determined FBI officer who is working hard to bring Bulger to justice.
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40. Mortdecai (2015)
2015 released British– American comedy movie directed by David Koepp. The movie includes stars named Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, Paul Bettany, and Jeff Goldblum.
The movie is a comedy picture revolves around the protagonist Charles Mortdecai who is a debonair art dealer and part time rogue. The story is all about the adventures he goes through in search of a stolen painting that holds the key to fortunes. To do so, he must evade gang criminals, competitors, and many other people.
41. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
The movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was released in 2016 and is a fantasy-action genre film directed by David Yates. The storyline is written by J. K. Rowling, based on his first Fantastic Beasts book series. The film stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, and Ezra Miller.
The story follows the protagonist Newt Scamander, a British wizard who arrives in New York City in the year 1926 with a mission in mind to find and document the existence of magical creatures in the era.
42. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
The fifth part of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and the sequel to 2011’s On Stranger Tides. The movie is directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. The stars of the movie include Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Kaya Scodelario, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley.
The story follows Jack Sparrow as he sets himself on a quest to find the Trident of Poseidon, an item that contains such immense power that it can make Jack the strongest pirate of all.
During his journey, he must confront the ghostly Captain Salazar and his crew, who escaped from the Devil’s Triangle. Jack, to accomplish his motive shakes hands with Carina Smyth, a brilliant scientist, and Henry, a young man in search of his father, Will Turner.
43. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Murder on the Orient Express was released in 2017 and is a mystery thriller picture based on the novel of Agatha Christie’s same name novel of 1934. The director of the movie is Kenneth Branagh, and the cast of the movie includes Kenneth Branagh, Tom Bateman, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Michelle Pfeiffer, Leslie Odom Jr., and Daisy Ridley.
The movie begins with Poirot traveling on a train and is called upon to solve a murder case that happened on the train. Poirot sensed that the crowd on the train had mixed rich and mysterious vibes; hence he decided to interrogate peacefully and will join the puzzle piece on hand.
44. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
The movie Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) is the sequel to Fantastic Four, part 1. The movie is directed by David Yates and written by J.K. Rowling. The movie features a stellar cast that includes Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Johnny Depp, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Jude Law.
The movie resumes the first part with Grindelwald escaping from the American prisons. Whereas Newt is summoned to London by his friend Albus so that he can get help in the fight against Grindelwald. Newt also gets help from his other friends, including his brother Theseus and Leta Lestrange.
45. Minamata (2020)
Minamata was released in 2020 as one of the latest works of Johnny Depp. The movie is based on a real-life accident that happened in Japan. The film is directed by Andrew Levitas and stars Johnny Depp, Bill Nighy, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ryo Kase, and Minami Hinase.
The story shows a time when a factory producing chemicals is releasing mercury–contaminated wastewater into other water bodies. That disposal leads to mercury poison in nearby areas. The protagonist Watsuji who is also a victim joins the protest along with his wife and other victims.
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