Top 10 Tim Burton Pt 1

Are you looking for the perfect movie marathon? There have been several memorable classics from the creative mind of Tim Burton.

So, that when his name is mentioned there is at least one movie fan that watched more than one. Listed below are just a few of his beloved titles and here is the #10 to #6.

This Top 10 is from Emberly Lily Summer’s taste!

#10 Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, tells the story of young Abraham Lincoln losing his mother to a vampire’s bite. He vows revenge, but fails in the attempt, narrowly escaping with his life. He is rescued by Henry, a charismatic vampire hunter who instructs Abe in the fine art of dispatching bloodsuckers.

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

The movie focuses too heavily on combating against vampires relying too much on computer generated images. There are blood and gore from slaughtering vampires, yet the scenes are slowed down and appear sluggish.

#9 James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach features stop-motion animation and live-action, this inventive adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s tale of the same name follow the adventures of James, an orphan young British boy, forced to live with his cruel aunts.

Many argue that the story failed to develop believable characters or tried doing too much in the movie that it made it difficult to pay attention to it.

#8 Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows thrives in 18th century Maine, Barnabas Collins, presides over the town of Collinsport. Barnabas breaks the heart of a witch named Angelique. She turns Barnabas into a vampire and buries him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas escapes from his tomb and finds 1972 Collinsport a very different place.

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows

Adapted from the television series of the same name, Dark Shadows, yet the jokes were over the top making it seem silly. They do an excellent job of staying true to what we perceive vampires to be despite it being a parody. Its humor was inspired by the period the movie was in as well as all stereotypes of vampires.

#7 ParaNorman

ParaNorman focuses on young boy, Norman Babcock, who can speak with the dead and he often prefers their company to that of the living. Norman receives word from his strange Uncle Prendergast that a centuries-old witch’s curse on their town is real and about to come true and that only Norman can stop it.

Paranorman Movie
Paranorman Movie

A witty film more suitable for adolescents as the jokes may go over children’s heads. The pacing of the film makes the audience struggle to pay attention to the overall story. All of the characters are fully developed adding quirks to each character. The old school Claymation animation pays homage to classic Burton stop motion animated films.

#6 Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie focuses on young Victor Frankenstein, who is a science nerd and outsider at school, but he does have one good friend: his dog, Sparky. However, then, tragedy strikes and Sparky shuffles off this mortal coil. Victor is heartbroken, but his science teacher gives him an idea of how to jolt old Sparky back to life.


The movie focuses on the attempt to reanimate a dead body back to life, playing on the ideas we have of reanimation from the classic story of Frankenstein’s Monster. Classic horror monsters inspired the designs of many of the characters to The Wolf Man, Frankenstein’s Monster, Godzilla, and the Gremlins. Overall, Burton was able to bring the beloved animated short by the same name back to life.

First Half

Over the years, Tim Burton has given fans other marvelous films than the ones listed above. He is known for his unique spin on delivering a story in a mystical and gothic way. I hope the recommendations above helped you discover other beloved movies.

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