Johnny Depp is one of Hollywood’s most famous actors of all time, known for his witty, unusual, and specific characters. He was born in 1963 in Kentucky and made his first on-screen appearance in a cult horror A Nightmare On Elm Street. He has since filmed many unforgettable movies with roles we are going to remember him by, such as Jack Sparrow, Edward Scissorhands, and Grindelwald.
How Many Johnny Depp Movies Are There?
Johnny Depp has starred in 67 movies, from his beginning in 1984 to his last movie filmed in 2020.
Johnny Depp Movies (By Release Date)
A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Johnny Depp’s first movie role was a minor part in this successful horror about the spirit of a serial killer who gets into teenagers’ dreams and if he kills them there, they also die in real life. It is one of Wes Craven’s most famous movies, with Freddy Krueger as one of the most terrifying horror villains ever.
Private Resort (1985)
This is the story of two adolescents who are spending their weekends at a Florida resort. Rob Morrow and Johnny play these two boys who thought they are going to spend these days watching girls but there is so much more adventure waiting for them there.
Slow Burn (1986)
This Tv-movie is a drama thriller about Jacob Asho who is hired by Gerald McMurty to find his ex-wife and son in Palm Springs. He might have found his family, but he is also faced with many secrets and mysteries that start leading to death so he will decide to unravel it all and find a killer.
This Oliver Stone war-drama classic tells the story of Chris Taylor, a soldier in Vietnam who finds himself between the battle of two sergeants, one good and one evil. The movie is a brilliant portrayal of the brutality of war and people.
A John Waters musical and Johnny Depp’s breakthrough movie after which he began to gain more and more leading roles. He plays Cry-Baby, a bad boy in 1950 Baltimore who falls in love with a good girl but starts having problems with her boyfriend who seeks revenge.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
This is one of Depp’s most famous movies and unforgettable roles and the beginning of his collaboration with the director Tim Burton. He plays an artificial man, made by a scientist but left unfinished after his death. He was left in a faraway castle with a pair of scissors as his hands.
He was leading a solitary life until one day a suburban lady met him and introduced him to the rest of the town’s inhabitants.
Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Freddy Krueger comes back in this sequel of the famous Elm Street saga where he enters the dreams of the last surviving teenager in Springwood, the woman who has more connection to him than expected, which proves to be a revelation that might lead to his doom.
Arizona Dream (1993)
In this fantastical comedy-drama, Johnny Depp plays a New Yorker who travels to Arizona where he is allowed to both dream and love without holding back.
Benny & Joon (1993)
This is a heartbreaking story about Joon, an artist and a mentally challenged woman who needs to be under constant care, and her brother Benny who is her only relative and after the death of their parents, the one responsible for her. After deciding that Joon should live in a group home, Benny encounters Sam, who he sees as a good influence on Joon, but soon realizes he is both good and bad for her.
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
In this Lasse Hallström masterpiece, Depp plays Gilbert Grape, a young man from a small Midwestern town who struggles with taking care of his mentally challenged younger brother and his obese mother. But Gilbert is also trying to find his own happiness in all these difficult things that are challenging him every day.
Ed Wood (1994)
This is another brilliant Depp-Burton collaboration where Depp plays the ambitious but complicated director Edward D.Wood Jr. It is a biographical drama, shot in black and white, about a man who desperately wants to fulfill his dreams and become a director, despite his obvious lack of talent.
Don Juan DeMarco (1994)
Marlon Brando plays a psychiatrist in this romantic drama whose task is to cure a young man who presents himself as Don Juan DeMarco, the world’s greatest lover, played by Johnny Depp.
Dead Man (1995)
Depp is William Blake, an accountant on the run after murdering a man. He encounters an American aboriginal man named Nobody who prepares him for entrance into the spiritual world.
Nick of Time (1995)
This intense thriller follows an ordinary man whose life is about to change after he is put in a situation where he is forced to kill a politician if he wants to see his kidnapped daughter again.
Donnie Brasco (1997)
One of Depp’s most famous roles is the one of Donnie Brasco, a young FBI undercover agent who is sent to infiltrate the mob. Soon he will wind himself more related to their way of life than his own.
The Brave (1997)
Depp directed this drama about an Indian man who is released from prison and offered to play a victim in a “snuff” film. The pay would definitely help his poor family to go through their days a bit easier.
Cannes Man (1997)
This comedy-drama brings us closer to the world of the Cannes film festival and shows what is going on behind the lights and glamour we see. It is the story of Sy Lerner, a movie producer who is convinced that he can make anyone famous by using hype, which is something every festival, but also a rising star wants.
Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas (1998)
Based on a book by Hunter S.Thmpson and directed by one of Hollywood’s greatest visionaries, Terry Gilliam, this adventure comedy-drama tells the story of a weird journalist and his crazy lawyer who travel to Las Vegas where they experience a series of psychedelic situations.
L.A.Without a Map (1998)
This is a romantic drama about a British writer who falls in love with a young actress and decides to go after her in Hollywood, hoping to get all the help to make her fall in love with him.
The Ninth Gate (1999)
The Ninth Gate, a Roman Polanski mystery thriller has already gained cult status. Depp plays Dean Corso, a rare book dealer who gets involved in a conspiracy with supernatural elements while trying to find the last two copies of a demon text.
The Astronaut’s Wife (1999)
Johnny Depp is one of two astronauts who come home to their wives after an explosion in space which resulted in a two-minute radio break. Soon, their wives are going to start being suspicious, certain that they are not the same as they used to be.
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
This movie is Tim Burton’s masterful vision of a famous horror story about the Headless Horseman who is wreaking havoc in the small New England town of Sleepy Hollow.
Depp plays Ichabod Crane, an unusual detective who needs to investigate the decapitation of three people.
The Man Who Cried (2000)
Christina Ricci plays a young refugee who flees from Russia to America in search of her father. Along with many adventures, she will also fall in love with a gypsy horseman, played by Depp.
Before Night Falls (2000)
This excellent biographical drama with Javier Barden and Johnny Depp as leading roles give a brilliant portrayal of the life of a Cuban artist and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas.
Lasse Hallström directed this heartwarming story based on a novel by Joanne Harris about a woman who is traveling with her daughter from place to place, running away from her past and bad decisions until she finally settles in a small, conservative French village and opens her chocolate shop, starting real combustion between its inhabitants.
This movie was inspired by true events and it tells the story of George Jung who established the American cocaine market in the 1970s USA, together with Escobar’s Medellin Cartel.
From Hell (2001)
Johnny Depp plays a troubled police detective in this excellent mystery horror-thriller about the well-known murders committed by one of London’s biggest criminals ever, Jack the Ripper.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
This is the first part of one of Hollywood’s most famous sagas ever, the interesting, funny, and adrenaline-packed story about the unforgettable pirate Jack Sparrow and his adventures. Here we meet after he is contacted by young Will Turner whose girlfriend was kidnapped by Sparrow’s former pirate allies, not the undead.
Once Upon a Time In Mexico (2003)
Well-known hitman “El Mariachi” gets involved in an international spy game which includes a crazy CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Secret Window (2004)
Based on Stephen King’s novella, Secret Window tells the story of a successful writer who finds himself in the middle of a painful divorce and tries to find some peace in his remote cabin in the woods. But things get even more complicated when a mysterious man starts following him, accusing him of plagiarism.
Ils se marierent et eurent beaucoup d’enfants (2004)
This movie gives some interesting answers to questions about married life, relationships, friendships, and the alternative to what people decide to accept as their lifestyle.
Finding Neverland (2004)
This is a heartwarming, wonderful story about Sir J.M.Barrie, played by Johnny Depp, the writer of one of the most beloved children’s stories ever, the one about the boy who didn’t want to grow up. This movie shows what inspired Barrie to write Peter Pan.
The Libertine (2004)
This is a biographical story about John Wilmot, also known as the Earl of Rochester, a 17th-century poet who became famous and acclaimed after his death. He’s led an interesting life, but his love for alcohol drew him to an early grave.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Another Depp movie based on a successful novel, this time by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tells the story of a boy who receives a golden ticket to enter one of the world’s most fabulous chocolate factories, led by an unusual and intriguing candy maker going by the name of Willy Wonka.
The Corpse Bride (2005)
Burton and Depp make a perfect combination, even in the world of cartoons.
Johnny Depp voices the main protagonist in this wonderful story about a young man who practices his wedding vows overheard by a deceased young woman who raises from the grave, certain he has married her.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
This is another Jack Sparrow’s new unforgettable adventure in which he has to recover the heart of Davy Jones so that he doesn’t lose his own soul to Jones’ service. His colleagues and friends but also enemies join him, all with a different agenda.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
Jack Sparrow is gone and now Will Turner and his finance Elizabeth, together with Captain Barbossa have to find him by sailing to the edge of the map in order to make their final alliances for one last battle.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Tim Burton put this excellent and interesting tale on screen, about a barber who is back in 1840 London, after his wrongful imprisonment. He is determined to get revenge for the rape and death of his wife and therefore makes a sinister pact with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett.
The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus (2009)
This fantasy movie is a vision by Terry Gilliam who introduces us to Doctor Parnassus and his troupe who are performing in London and promising the audience a journey to the “Imaginarium”, a world commanded by Parnassus, special because it is the place where dreams come true.
Public Enemies (2009)
This is an interesting outtake on the story that takes place during a crime wave in 1930s America when the FBI agents were trying to put down some of the most famous and notorious gangsters, including John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, and Pretty Boy Floyd.
Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Johnny Depp plays the Mad Hatter in this interesting Burton vision about 19-year-old Alice who returns to Wonderland where she reunites with her old friend and learns her true destiny. It is her role to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror.
Depp and Angelina Jolie are Frank, an American tourist who arrives in Italy to mend his broken heart and Elise, a beautiful woman with a secret agenda, who deliberately crosses his path.
Johnny Depp is the voice of Rango in this beautiful action animated movie about an ordinary chameleon who accidentally finds himself in a Wild West town named Dirt which is in desperate need of a new sheriff.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
This is another unforgettable adventure by Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbossa where they embark on a journey to search for a fountain of youth. But they are not the only ones with this plan. Blackbeard and his daughter are on the same quest which will cause many problems for Sparrow and Barbossa.
The Rum Diary (2011)
Pail Kemp is an American journalist who travels to Puerto Rico after taking a freelance job at a local newspaper during the 1960s. He will have to learn how to behave there, trying to find a balance between the country’s culture and the expatriates who live there.
Jack and Jill (2011)
Jack Sadelstein is a family guy who needs to prepare for the arrival of his twin sister Jill. It is an annual event for Thanksgiving, the date Jack dreads since Jill is passive-aggressive, weird, and doesn’t want to leave once she arrives.
21 Jump Street (2012)
This is a remake of the 1980s famous TV show of the same name where Depp played one of the leading roles. It is a story about two cops who are sent to a local high school and undercover agents to bring down a group of individuals dealing with a new synthetic drug.
Dark Shadows (2012)
Another Depp-Burton collaboration is this horror-comedy about Barnabas Collins, an imprisoned vampire who comes back to his ancestral home after being set free. He will learn that all his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Somewhere in the 1930s, the elderly Tonto tells the story of John Reid, a Lone Ranger to a young boy. He goes back to the past where we meet Reid, an idealistic lawyer who rides with his brother and fellow Texas Rangers to find the notorious Butch Cavendish. After being ambushed and left for dead, he is saved by the renegade Comanche, Tonto who offers him help to bring Cavendish to justice.
Lucky Them (2013)
Toni Collette plays a rock journalist who needs to track down her ex-boyfriend in this interesting comedy drama.
This is an interesting sci-fi drama about a scientist who is obsessed with artificial intelligence which will lead him to numerous dangerous situations after his own consciousness gets uploaded into one of the programs he has been working on.
This is Kevin Smith’s horror comedy about an arrogant podcaster who travels to Canada and gets so much more than he bargained for. He is to interview a mysterious recluse who ends up being a weird man with a pretty disturbing fondness for walruses.
Into the Woods (2014)
This is Rob Marshall’s modern twist of Brother Grimm’s fairytales told in a form of a musical. It follows the classic tales such as Snow White and Cinderella and Rapunzel that are put together in a story about a baker and his wife who want to start a family but have to deal with a witch who has cursed them.
Depp plays Charles Mortdecai, an art dealer and occasional rogue who has to recover a stolen painting rumored to hide a code that leads to stolen gold.
He will have to fight angry Russians, Mi5, and an international terrorist while trying to get ahold of the painting.
Black Mass (2015)
This biographical drama tells the story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most notorious criminal in the history of South Boston. He became an FBI informant and made a deal to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Yoga Hosers (2016)
This Kevin Smith horror comedy follows two teenage yoga lovers who find themselves battling an evil presence threatening to come out of its underground layer. Two Colleens will have to act quickly if they don’t want their big party plans ruined.
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
This is Alice’s new adventure in which she has to save her friend Mad Hatter from deadly grief. She will have to travel back to the past and mess with Time itself which comes in a form of a clock-like creature who has a device needed to save the Hatter’s family from the Red Queen.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (2016)
Prequel to Harry Potter’s world, this movie tells the story of Newt Scamander, a writer who belongs to New York’s secret community of witches and wizards. When Newt loses his mysterious suitcases containing all kinds of fantastical creatures, he will embark on a journey full of dangers and magic.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Captain Salazar and his crew of deadly ghosts are determined to kill every pirate at sea. They have escaped from the Devils’ Triangle and are after everyone, especially Jack Sparrow, Salazar’s old rival.
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
This is Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of one of Agatha Christie’s most famous novels. It revolves around Hercule Poirot who finds himself on a train where a murder occurs. He will be the one hired to solve it.
Sherlock Gnomes (2018)
Depp voices Sherlock Gnomes who is recruited by Gnomeo and Juliet, two garden gnomes who want to know what happened to their garden ornaments and who is behind this disturbing scheme.
London Fields (2018)
Nicola Six is a clairvoyant femme fatale who is convinced she is going to be murdered, living with a constant premonition of her death. She begins a love affair with three different men, certain that one of them is her murderer.
The Professor (2018)
Depp plays a college professor who has to deal with living with a terminal disease. He decides to live it to the fullest, by drinking, smoking and being honest to people around them, finally telling them everything straight to their face.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
Albus Dumbledore, Scamander’s former teacher asks him for help to fight Grindelwald who has a plan to raise pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings. The wizarding world will divide and many things will get tested, such as love and loyalty, even among the truest of friends.
City of Lies (2018)
In this Brad Furman’s biographical drama, Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker play Russel Poole and Jack Jackson who are investigating the murder of a famous rapper Notorious B.I.G.
Waiting for the Barbarians (2019)
Mark Rylance plays a colonial magistrate who suffers a crisis of conscience after the arrival of an army colonel. He wants to interrogate the locals about an impending uprising and he uses violent and cruel tactics that horrify the magistrate.
This is an interesting drama with a big message, about the war photographer W. Eugene Smith who travels back to Japan in order to document the terrifying effect of mercury poisoning in the communities near the coast.
Are any Johnny Depp Movies Connected?
Pirates of the Caribbean is a famous and beloved saga with five sequels altogether and Depp has starred in two movies from the saga The Fantastic Beasts.
Is Johnny Depp Making Any More Movies?
Johnny Depp hasn’t been filming extensively in the last two years, due to his trial against his former wife Amber Heard. There is news he has been in the middle of a new project, a movie named Jeanne du Barry where he plays the role of Louis XV.