Johnny Depp is one of the movie industry’s most famous actors. His career has spanned decades, and has included films such as Alice in Wonderland (2010), The Lone Ranger (2013), and Chocolat (2000), to name but a few.

Depp’s films have ranged from action-adventure pictures and horror movies, to dramas and musicals. He has led a number of box-office hits, has worked with multiple directors, and has built up a loyal fanbase through films such as the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

In this post I am taking a look back at Depp’s film portfolio with a rundown of all his movies. I will be going through his film career, decade-by-decade, to showcase all of the pictures he has starred in, dating back to the 1980s.

Ever wondered what all of the Johnny Depp movies are? Of course you have – so keep reading, to see a run-through of all his movies.



The 1980s

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Depp kick-started his movie career in the mid ‘80s, with a role in the iconic horror film, A Nightmare on Elm Street. The actor took on the part of teenager Glen Lantz, who found himself the unwitting victim of serial killer, Freddy Krueger.

From here Depp appeared in films such as Private Resort and Platoon, and although his movie career was only just getting started, he was beginning to make his mark. Johnny Depp’s movies during the 1980s include:

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • Private Resort (1985)
  • Slow Burn (1986)
  • Platoon (1986)

It’s important to note that while Depp appeared in relatively few films during the 1980s, this was largely due to the actor’s busy schedule filming the television show, 21 Jump Street. The series ran from 1987 until 1990.




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Moving into the ‘90s and Depp’s profile was raised considerably, thanks to roles in Benny & Joon, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, and Cry-Baby. However, it was his involvement in 1990’s Edward Scissorhands which really rocketed him to the big time.

The 1990s proved to be a significant decade for Depp, and in terms of making movies, it was a busy period for the actor. Johnny Depp’s movies during the 1990s include:

  • Cry-Baby (1990)
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  • Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
  • Arizona Dream (1993)
  • Benny & Joon (1993)
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
  • Ed Wood (1994)
  • Don Juan DeMarco (1994)
  • Dead Man (1995)
  • Nick of Time (1995)
  • Donnie Brasco (1997)
  • The Brave (1997)
  • Cannes Man (1997)
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
  • L.A. Without a Map (1998)*
  • The Ninth Gate (1999)
  • The Astronaut’s Wife (1999)
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999)





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Into the ‘00s and Depp’s career continued to flourish. He appeared in pictures such as Blow, and From Hell, as well as Secret Window and Once Upon a Time in Mexico.

During this decade Johnny Depp appeared as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, took on the part of Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and played author J.M. Barrie in the bio-pic, Finding Neverland.

Johnny Depp’s films throughout the 2000s include:

  • The Man Who Cried (2000)
  • Before Night Falls (2000)
  • Chocolat (2000)
  • Blow (2001)
  • From Hell (2001)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
  • Secret Window (2004)
  • …And They Lived Happily Ever After (2004)
  • Finding Neverland (2004)
  • The Libertine (2004)
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
  • Corpse Bride (2005)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
  • Public Enemies (2009)



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Heading into the 2010s and Depp continued to appear in a number of high-profile movies, with notable pictures including The Lone Ranger, Dark Shadows, and Murder on the Orient Express. The actor also popped up in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and continued to play the part of Captain Jack Sparrow in yet more Pirates of the Caribbean movies.  

Johnny Depp’s movies throughout the 2010s include:

  • Alice in Wonderland (2010)
  • The Tourist (2010)
  • Rango (2011)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
  • The Rum Diary (2011)
  • 21 Jump Street (2012)*
  • Dark Shadows (2012)
  • The Lone Ranger (2013)
  • Lucky Them (2013)
  • Transcendence (2014)
  • Tusk (2014)
  • Into the Woods (2014)
  • Mortdecai (2015)
  • Black Mass (2015)
  • Yoga Hosers (2016)
  • Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie (2016)
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (2017)
  • Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
  • Gnomeo & Juliet 2: Sherlock Gnomes (2018)
  • London Fields (2018)*
  • The Professor (2018)
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
  • City of Lies (2018)
  • Waiting for the Barbarians (2019)





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And finally, moving into the 2020s, and while Johnny Depp continued to act in this decade, his career was greatly impacted by a series of high-profile court cases that dominated headlines for some time. During the early 2020s many of his projects were either halted or cancelled, and as such, his 2020 movies only include:

  • Minamata (2020)


So, those are all of Johnny Depp’s movies, but what are your favourites? Are you a fan of Edward Scissorhands? or is Sleepy Hollow your go-to film? Perhaps A Nightmare on Elm Street is the movie for you, or maybe Finding Neverland?

Well, whatever your favourite Johnny Depp movie, be sure to drop a comment below.


And if you are a fan of Johnny Depp you might like to know that many of his hit movies are available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray, including one of his best-loved films, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

If you’ve not watched Sweeney Todd before, the film is a deliciously dark musical about a barbaric barber. The movie is an adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim/Hugh Wheeler musical of the same name, from director Tim Burton.

The Sweeney Todd DVD is available from all good entertainment stockists, including Amazon US and Amazon UK.



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