Meine zehn liebsten Filme von Tim Burton

24. Mai 2015 at 14:53

 

 

Tim Burton, ein Meister des Bizarren. Die Idee dieser Liste entstand durch ein Gespräch mit einer sehr guten Freundin. Ihre Nummer Eins schafft es nämlich bei mir so gerade eben noch in die Liste, das kann durchaus zu munteren Diskussionen führen. Tim Burtons Filme faszinieren meist durch ihre düsteren Szenarien, ihren skurrilen und oftmals schwarzen Humor und schrille, manchmal grellbunte Elemente als Kontrast zu seinem sonst doch eher gotisch gehaltenen Stil der Visualisierung. Die Bühnenbilder in seinen Filmen sind meist extrem detailverliebt und nahezu immer mit einer leicht surrealen Note versehen, oft greift er Elemente aus dem deutschen Expressionismus auf. Besonders ins Auge sticht hier der von Christopher Walken gespielte Bösewicht Max Shreck in Batman Returns, angelehnt an den deutschen Schauspieler Max Schreck, der 1922 als Nosferatu in Friedrich Wilhelm Murnaus gleichnamigen Stummfilmklassiker brillierte. Zudem verbeugt er sich gerne vor den Filmen und Schauspielern seiner Kindheit indem er entweder Rollen mit Schauspielern wie Vincent Price (Edward mit den Scherenhänden) besetzt oder Martin Landau in Ed Wood Bela Lugosi spielen lässt. Kernthemen seiner Filme sind meist Eskapismus, die kindliche Begeisterung und die Kraft der Imagination, sie wirken häufig seltsam entrückt, irgendwie nicht so ganz von dieser Welt, was sie so unglaublich anziehend und faszinierend macht. Viel Spaß also mit dieser etwas düsteren und manchmal auch morbiden Liste…. 🙂

 

 

 

10.

Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Alice in Wonderland poster Rating: 6.5/10 (265621 votes)
Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Linda Woolverton (screenplay), Lewis Carroll (books)
Stars: Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway
Runtime: 108 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Released: 5 Mar 2010
Plot: Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.

 

 

 

9.

Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Sleepy Hollow poster Rating: 7.4/10 (238615 votes)
Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Washington Irving (story), Kevin Yagher (screen story), Andrew Kevin Walker (screen story), Andrew Kevin Walker (screenplay)
Stars: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon
Runtime: 105 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Released: 19 Nov 1999
Plot: Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.

 

 

 

8.

Corpse Bride (2005)
Corpse Bride poster Rating: 7.4/10 (163029 votes)
Director: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson
Writer: Tim Burton (characters), Carlos Grangel (characters), John August (screenplay), Caroline Thompson (screenplay), Pamela Pettler (screenplay)
Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman
Runtime: 77 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Musical
Released: 23 Sep 2005
Plot: When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

 

 

 

7.

Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Edward Scissorhands poster Rating: 8.0/10 (316288 votes)
Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Tim Burton (story), Caroline Thompson (story), Caroline Thompson (screenplay)
Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall
Runtime: 105 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Released: 14 Dec 1990
Plot: An uncommonly gentle young man, who happens to have scissors for hands, falls in love with a beautiful girl.

 

 

 

6.

Batman Returns (1992)
Batman Returns poster Rating: 7.0/10 (189423 votes)
Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Bob Kane (Batman characters), Daniel Waters (story), Sam Hamm (story), Daniel Waters (screenplay)
Stars: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken
Runtime: 126 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action
Released: 19 Jun 1992
Plot: When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.

 

 

 

5.

Beetlejuice (1988)
Beetlejuice poster Rating: 7.4/10 (161946 votes)
Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Michael McDowell (story), Larry Wilson (story), Michael McDowell (screenplay), Warren Skaaren (screenplay)
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Annie McEnroe, Maurice Page
Runtime: 92 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Comedy
Released: 30 Mar 1988
Plot: A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.

 

 

 

4.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory poster Rating: 6.7/10 (275341 votes)
Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Roald Dahl (book), John August (screenplay)
Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter
Runtime: 115 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Released: 15 Jul 2005
Plot: A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

 

 

 

3.

Frankenweenie (2012)
Frankenweenie poster Rating: 7.0/10 (64205 votes)
Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Leonard Ripps, Tim Burton (original idea), John August (screenplay)
Stars: Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan
Runtime: 87 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Released: 5 Oct 2012
Plot: Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.

 

 

 

2.

Ed Wood (1994)
Ed Wood poster Rating: 7.9/10 (133077 votes)
Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Rudolph Grey (book), Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
Stars: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette
Runtime: 127 min
Rated: R
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Released: 28 Sep 1994
Plot: An ambitious but troubled movie director tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support.

 

 

 

1.

Big Fish (2003)
Big Fish poster Rating: 8.0/10 (310,145 votes)
Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Daniel Wallace (novel), John August (screenplay)
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange
Runtime: 125 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Released: 09 Jan 2004
Plot: A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life.