Johnny Depp Movies – Everything You Need To Know

Johnny Depp is a well-known actor in the film industry. His filmography spans decades, with credits like Alice in Wonderland (2010), Pirates of the Caribbean series, and Chocolat (2000), to mention a few. Depp’s films have diversified from action/adventure to horror to dramas and romances. In addition, he has directed several box-office hits, collaborated with various directors, and amassed a devoted fan base via movies such as the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

In this post, we’ll review Depp’s filmography and give you a breakdown of all his films. Then, we’ll be going through his cinematic career year by year, highlighting all of the movies he’s starred in and directed since the 1980s. 

Have you ever wondered what Johnny Depp’s movies are all about? Of course, you must have, so keep reading for a rundown of all his films.

As an Actor

1. City of Lies (2021)

Russell Poole, a cop from Los Angeles, spent years trying to solve his most significant case, the murders of The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. Still, the investigation is ongoing after two decades. Jack Jackson, the reporter, determined to defend his reputation and career, is determined to discover the case’s mystery. In their pursuit of the truth, the two form a partnership and uncover a developing web of institutional corruption and deception.

Role: Russell Poole

Director: Brad Furman

Genres: Thriller, Drama, Biography, Mystery, Crime

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Forest Whitaker
  • Neil Brown Jr.
  • Dayton Callie
  • Peter Greene

Movie Trailer: City of Lies

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

2. The Invisible Man (2020)

As a sci-fi thriller, The Invisible Man is about a woman named Cecilia who has an abusive boyfriend. He appears to commit suicide after she abandons him. On the other hand, Cecilia quickly believes that he is still alive and has turned invisible to chase and hunt her.    

Director: Leigh Whannell

Genres: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Elisabeth Moss
  • Aldis Hodge
  • Oliver Jackson-Cohen
  • Harriet Dyer

Movie Trailer: The Invisible Man (2020)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

3. Waiting for the Barbarians (2020)

A colonial governor of an unnamed empire experiences a crisis of conscience in an isolated frontier outpost when an army commander arrives looking to interrogate the people about an impending revolt, using brutal tactics that frighten the magistrate.

Role: Colonel Joll

Genres: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Robert Pattinson

Movie Trailer: Waiting for the Barbarians (2020)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

4. Richard Says Goodbye (2018)

A college lecturer becomes a rebellious party animal after realizing he has six months to live. To the surprise and delight of his wife and school chancellor, he leads a crusade against authority and hypocrisy.

Director: Wayne Roberts

Genres: Drama, Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Zoey Deutch
  • Danny Huston
  • Siobhan Fallon Hogan
  • Rosemarie DeWitt

Movie Trailer: Richard Says Goodbye

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

5. Platoon: Brothers in Arms (2018)

The cast and crew of the Academy Award-winning film Platoon discuss their personal experiences on set, including how a coup d’etat nearly halted the shooting in the Philippines.

Role: As Johnny Dep

Director: Paul Sanchez

Genre: Documentary

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Keith David
  • Tom Berenger
  • Kevin Dillon
  • Willem Dafoe
  • Charlie Sheen

Video: Brothers In Arms – The Making Of Platoon

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

6. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Gellert Grindelwald escapes from captivity while being brought to London and plots a nefarious scheme to establish dominion over Muggles, aided by his true-blood supporters and the youthful obscure Credence Barebone. Meanwhile, Professor Albus Dumbledore persuades his old student, self-proclaimed magic zoologist Newt Scamander, to fly to Paris to save Credence from Grindelwald’s wicked schemes.

Role: Gellert Grindelwald

Director: David Yates

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Family

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Jude Law
  • Eddie Redmayne
  • Zoë Kravitz
  • Wolf Roth
  • Carmen Ejogo

Movie Trailer: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

7. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

After investigating a burglary in Jerusalem, Hercule Poirot becomes engaged in the murder investigation of crooked businessman Edward Ratchett aboard the luxurious Orient Express. However, Poirot is forced to reconsider his idea of justice when natural calamities and devastating disclosures follow.

Role: Ratchett

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Genres: Drama, Mystery, Crime

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Kenneth Branagh
  • Adam Garcia
  • Derek Jacobi
  • Josh Gad
  • Daisy Ridley
  • Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Willem Dafoe

Movie Trailer: Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

8. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Agonized by his bad luck, Jack Sparrow unconsciously releases his avenger, pirate-hunter Salazar, from the Devil’s Triangle. However, Salazar, with his devilish crew, hunts for Sparrow, who joins hands with an astronomer and Henry Turner. Turner is on his mission to search Poseidon’s Trident to liberate his father Will from the Flying Dutchman’s curse. These events meet at a point and guarantee yet another Jack Sparrow sailing on the sea.

Role: Captain Jack Sparrow

Director: Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg

Genres: Action, Fantasy, Adventure

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Brenton Thwaites
  • Kaya Scodelario 
  • Javier Bardem 
  • Orlando Bloom 
  • Keira Knightley 
  • Geoffrey Rush

Movie Trailer: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

9. The Black Ghiandola (2017)

After his family has been slaughtered in a zombie apocalypse, a young guy risks his life to save the girl he has grown to love.

Role: Nuclear Med Tech

Director: Sam Raimi

Genres: Horror

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • David Lynch
  • Laura Dern
  • Richard Chamberlai
  • J.K. Simmons

Movie Trailer: The Black Ghiandola (2017)

 10. Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

After three years of wandering across the oceans, Alice returns to Wonderland, where she sees all her old acquaintances save Mad Hatter, who is in tremendous shock due to his lost family. To rescue her loved ones, she must now journey back in time and take the Chronosphere, an artifact that regulates all the time in Wonderland.

Role: Hatter Tarrant Hightopp

Director: James Bobin

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure, Family

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Rhys Ifans
  • Alan Rickman
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Helena Bonham Carter
  • Mia Wasikowska
  • Matt Lucas
  • Stephen Fry

Movie Trailer: Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

11. Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie (2016)

A spoof of the best-selling book The Art of the Deal, the film is a humorous look at Donald Trump’s life, business, and personal success advice. Donald Trump (Johnny Depp) trains people how to bargain and manage the real estate market.

Role: Donald J. Trump

Director: Jeremy Konner

Genres: Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Patton Oswalt
  • Christopher Lloyd
  • Stephen Merchant
  • Ron Howard
  • Alfred Molina
  • Robert Morse

Movie Trailer: Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie (2016)

12. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Newt Scamander, a wizard and magic zoologist, arrives in New York with a suitcase full of magical animals. However, some creatures escape, and he is accused of working with Gellert Grindelwald, the legendary dark wizard. Newt and Jacob, teamed up with Auror Tina and her sister Queenie, must now track down the escaping monsters and restore order.

Director: David Yates

Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Eddie Redmayne 
  • Colin Farrell
  • Zoë Kravitz
  • Jon Voight 
  • Sam Redford

Movie Trailer: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

13. Yoga Hosers (2016)

Two yoga-obsessed adolescent females attend a party and are arrested for the murder of a senior. They know they must battle to prove their innocence, but they are up against a Nazi clone army.

Director: Kevin Smith

Genres: Comedy, Horror, Thriller, Fantasy

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Vanessa Paradis
  • Jason Mewes
  • Adam Brody
  • Austin Butler
  • Natasha Lyonne
  • Kevin Smith
  • Tyler Posey

Movie Trailer: Yoga Hosers (2016)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

14. Black Mass (2015)

F.B.I. agent John Connolly approaches state legislator William Bulger about allying with his brother, crime lord James “Whitey” Bulger, to reduce the dominance of the Italian mafia in Boston. This biographical film portrays how the latter took advantage of this alliance to become one of America’s most notorious crooks.

Role: James ‘Whitey’ Bulger

Director: Scott Cooper

Genres: Drama, Crime, History, Biography

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Kevin Bacon
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Dakota Johnson
  • David Harbour
  • Corey Stoll
  • Joel Edgerton

Movie Trailer: Black Mass (2015)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

15. Mortdecai (2015)

Charismatic Charlie Mortdecai, a British nobleman and part-time unscrupulous art dealer, lacks the finances to support his lifestyle. As a result, when a former college acquaintance who is now an MI5 officer asks him to retrieve a stolen picture, he agrees. However, it soon becomes clear that Charlie is not the only one after the artwork.

Role: Mortdecai

Director: David Koepp

Genres: Action, Mystery, Comedy, Romance, Crime

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Ewan McGregor
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Jeff Goldblum
  • Paul Bettany
  • Olivia Munn

Movie Trailer: Mortdecai (2015)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

16. Into the Woods (2014)

Taking inspiration from the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales, the film begins with a baker and his wife unable to produce a child due to a witch’s spell. However, the witch will lift the curse if they can obtain four artifacts. They meet Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Jack, Rapunzel, and many monsters along the way, and happy endings are not assured.  

Director: Rob Marshall

Genres: Drama, Musical, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Anna Kendrick
  • Chris Pine
  • Emily Blunt
  • Lucy Punch
  • Christine Baranski
  • James Corden
  • Meryl Streep

Movie Trailer: Into the Woods (2014)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

17. Transcendence (2014)

Dr. Will Caster is working on creating a sentient computer when he is assassinated by the anti-technology terrorist group R.I.F.T. His wife Evelyn transfers his consciousness into a quantum computer with only a month to live. But, when he begins controlling human brains, Evelyn and his best buddy Max will have to find a method to stop him. 

Role: Will Caster

Director: Wally Pfister

Genres: Romance, Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Cillian Murphy
  • Paul Bettany
  • Rebecca Hall

Movie Trailer: Transcendence (2014)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

18. Tusk (2014)

An arrogant American podcaster flies to Canada to interview a mysterious, reclusive older man with a remarkable past. He ultimately discovers that the old guy is hiding a horrible secret involving a walrus.

Role: Guy Lapointe

Director: Kevin Smith

Genres: Drama, Horror, Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Justin Long
  • Haley Joel Osment
  • Michael Parks
  • Genesis Rodriguez

Movie Trailer: Tusk (2014)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

19. Lucky Them (2013)

A comedy-drama about a veteran music journalist who investigates the disappearance of a well-known musician, Matthew Smith. Ellie Klug is trapped in an endless cycle of rock shows, excessive drinking, and one-night encounters with young artists. She is assigned the duty of investigating the story of the influential Matthew Smith, who went missing a decade ago, under pressure from her editor to prove her worth.

Director: Megan Griffiths

Genres: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Toni Collette
  • Joanne Woodward
  • Thomas Haden Church
  • Oliver Platt

Movie Trailer: Lucky Them (2013)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

20. The Lone Ranger (2013)

An elderly Tonto tells a young admirer the story of John Reid, a lawyer who created The Lone Ranger in 1869. Butch Cavendish, a felon, escapes while being transported by train to the town of Colby. He ambushes and murders John’s brother, Dan, and his men, but Tonto saves John. The two are now working together to apprehend Cavendish and bring him to justice.

Role: Tonto

Director: Gore Verbinski

Genres: Western, Adventure, Action

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Helena Bonham Carter
  • Armie Hammer
  • William Fichtner
  • Tom Wilkinson

Movie Trailer: The Lone Ranger (2013)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

21. Dark Shadows (2012)

Barnabas Collins, a Collinsport merchant, rejects the romantic advances of Angelique, a witch, and is cursed in the eighteenth century. Everything he cares about, including his fiancée Josette, dies, and he is interred as a ghost. When he evades 200 years later, he should confront Angelique and other evil powers while attempting to save Victoria Winters, Josette’s doppelganger.

Role: Barnabas Collins

Director: Tim Burton

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Michelle Pfeiffer 
  • Eva Green
  • Helena Bonham Carter
  • Christopher Lee
  • Jackie Earle Haley

Movie Trailer: Dark Shadows (2012)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

22. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

In the fourth installment of the famous Pirates of the Caribbean series, the film follows Captain Jack Sparrow on his quest for the Fountain of Youth. However, he must eventually meet the famed pirate Blackbeard. 

Role: Jack Sparrow

Director: Rob Marshall

Genres: Fantasy, Action, Adventure

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Sam Claflin
  • Ian McShane
  • Judi Dench 
  • Penelope Cruz
  • Geoffrey Rush 
  • Kevin McNally

Movie Trailer: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

23. Pirates of the Caribbean: Tales of the Code: Wedlocked (2011)

In this short prelude to the first Pirates of the Caribbean film, two feisty brides-to-be learn they share something – the absent groom. Even so, plenty of pirates would gladly sell their goats for them.

Director: James Ward Byrkit

Genres: Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Short

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • John Vickery
  • Vanessa Branch
  • Lauren Maher
  • David Bailie

Movie Trailer: Pirates of the Caribbean: Tales of the Code: Wedlocked (2011)

24. The Rum Diary (2011)

Paul Kemp, an unsuccessful writer, relocates to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to work for a dying newspaper run by crooked editor Lotterman. There he meets the lovely Chenault and Chenault’s fiancé, dishonest realtor Sanderson. Unfortunately, Kemp comes into danger when he finally finds his voice and seeks to expose Sanderson and Lotterman.  

Role: Kemp

Director: Bruce Robinson

Genres: Drama, Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Aaron Eckhart
  • Amber Heard
  • Giovanni Ribisi
  • Michael Rispoli
  • Richard Jenkins

Movie Trailer: The Rum Diary (2011)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

 25. Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Alice in Wonderland, produced by Walt Disney Pictures, is partially based on Lewis Carroll’s fantasy writings and depicts the narrative of a girl with the power to defeat the Jabberwocky, a dragon-like creature threatening the world. The visual aesthetic and special effects of the picture were lauded. 

Role: Mad Hatter

Director: Tim Burton

Genres: Fantasy, Family, Adventure

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Mia Wasikowska 
  • Michael Sheen
  • Matt Lucas
  • Stephen Fry 
  • Alan Rickman
  • Helena Bonham Carter

Movie Trailer: Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

 26. The Tourist (2010)

When Frank Tupelo encounters a lovely woman named Elise on a train to Venice, he dismisses it as an accidental meeting. However, he soon finds himself pursued by Inspector John Acheson and a gangster, Reginald Shaw, who assumes he is the wanted Alexander Pearce with facial reconstruction surgery.

Role: Frank Tupelo

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Genres: Action, Romance, Thriller, Crime

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Timothy Dalton
  • Paul Bettany
  • Steven Berkoff

Movie Trailer: The Tourist (2010)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

27. Public Enemies (2009)

The film circles around the true story of bank robbers John Dillinger, Homer Van Meter, and Baby Face Nelson as F.B.I. agent Melvin Purvis follows them. The film depicts how Dillinger was idolized by the oppressed American populace and the F.B.I.’s efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice. 

Role: John Dillinger

Director: Michael Mann

Genres: History, Crime, Drama, Biography, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Giovanni Ribisi 
  • Marion Cotillard 
  • Channing Tatum 
  • Jason Clarke 
  • Christian Bale 
  • Carey Mulligan 
  • Billy Crudup

Movie Trailer: Public Enemies (2009)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

 28. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

Set in the present day, this surreal morality tale depicts the narrative of Dr. Parnassus and his ‘Imaginarium,’ a traveling performance in which audience members can choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom. Dr. Parnassus, an avid gambler, gained immortality in a wager with the devil, Mr. Nick, thousands of years ago. Centuries later, after meeting his one true love, Dr. Parnassus struck another bargain with the devil, trading his immortality for youth on the condition that his daughter became Mr. Nick’s property when she reached 16.

Role: Imaginarium Tony 1

Director: Terry Gilliam

Genres: Mystery, Fantasy, Adventure

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Tom Waits
  • Heath Ledger
  • Christopher Plummer
  • Gwendoline Christie
  • Jude Law
  • Peter Stormare
  • Colin Farrell

Movie Trailer: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

29. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

Lord Cutler Beckett, who possesses Davy Jones’s heart, employs him to eliminate all pirates, causing nine Pirate Lords to unite the Pieces of Eight to free Goddess Calypso, Jones’s betrayed lover. On the other hand, Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann, and Captain Barbossa must first rescue Jack Sparrow, one of the Pirate Lords imprisoned in Davy Jones’s Locker.

Role: Jack Sparrow

Director: Gore Verbinski

Genres: Adventure, Action, Fantasy

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Keira Knightley
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Jonathan Pryce 
  • Naomie Harris 
  • Geoffrey Rush 
  • Jack Davenport

Awards: MTV Movie & T.V. Award for Best Comedic Performance

Movie Trailer: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

30. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

Benjamin Barker, a barber, is wrongfully accused of a crime and imprisoned. On his return, he finds his wife dead, and his daughter is in the hands of corrupt judge Turnpin. Angered by the injustice, he adopts the new identity as Sweeney Todd, reopens his barbershop, and murders his customers using a straight razor with Mrs. Lovett’s assistance.

Role: Sweeney Todd

Director: Tim Burton

Genres: Drama, Thriller, Horror, Musical

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Alan Rickman 
  • Helena Bonham Carter 
  • Sacha Baron Cohen
  • Timothy Spall

Awards:

  • Golden Globe Award: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
  • MTV Movie & T.V. Award: Best Villain 

Movie Trailer: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

31. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

In the second row of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, Captain Jack Sparrow realizes he owes Davy Jones a blood debt and must recover his heart to redeem himself. In between, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must either obtain Jack’s mystical compass or face death. As a result, they accompany Jack on yet another insane adventure.

Role: Jack Sparrow

Director: Gore Verbinski

Genres: Action, Fantasy, Adventure

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Keira Knightley 
  • Naomie Harris 
  • Orlando Bloom 
  • Jack Davenport
  • Jonathan Pryce 
  •  Bill Nighy

Awards:

  • MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Performance
  • People’s Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Match-Up

Movie Trailer: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

32. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Willy Wonka, the eccentric candy creator, hides five golden tickets in random chocolate bars, which will offer five children a rare tour of his incredible chocolate factory. A young boy named Charlie wins the fifth ticket in a big rush and is accompanied by his grandfather on this once-in-a-lifetime experience that will transform his life forever.

Role: Willy Wonka

Director: Tim Burton

Genres: Comedy, Family, Adventure, Fantasy

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Helena Bonham Carter 
  • AnnaSophia Robb 
  • Missi Pyle
  • Noah Taylor 
  • Christopher Lee 
  • Freddie Highmore 
  • David Kelly
  • Deep Roy

Movie Trailer: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

33. Finding Neverland (2004)

Finding Neverland is a beautiful story of J.M. Barrie and the circumstances in his life that led to his most famous work, Peter Pan. Barrie develops a deep platonic friendship with Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, recently widowed, and becomes close to her four boys, Peter, George, Jack, and Michael. They served as his inspiration for Peter Pan.

Role: Sir James Matthew Barrie

Director: Marc Forster

Genres: Biography, Family, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Dustin Hoffman 
  • Kate Winslet
  • Julie Christie 
  • Radha Mitchell

Movie Trailer: Finding Neverland (2004)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

34. Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d’enfants / Happily Ever After (2004)

Three middle-aged Frenchmen are struggling with their romantic life. First, Vincent (Yvan Attal) was unfaithful to his wife, Gabrielle (Charlotte Gainsbourg), who is considering having an affair with a man (Johnny Depp) she meets in a record store. Second, Georges (Alain Chabat) is fed up with his bossy and combative wife, Nathalie (Emmanuelle Seigner), but he can’t leave her. Third, Fred (Alain Cohen), a long-term bachelor, is unexpectedly exploring monogamy.

Role: L’inconnu

Director: Yvan Attal

Genres: Drama, Comedy, Music

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • Emmanuelle Seigner
  • Sébastien Vidal
  • Yvan Attal
  • Chloé Combret

Movie Trailer: Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d’enfants / Happily Ever After (2004)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

35. Secret Window (2004)

Based on Stephen King’s story, Secret Window follows the life of a successful author. Mort Rainey, a writer, returns to his lakeside cabin after a devastating betrayal. Rainey tries to prove him incorrect when a scary man, John Shooter, appears to accuse him of plagiarism and follows him. However, strange occurrences around him compel Rainey to investigate the mystery. 

Role: Mort Rainey

Director: David Koepp

Genres: Thriller, Mystery

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Maria Bello
  • Len Cariou
  • John Turturro
  • Timothy Hutton
  • Charles S. Dutton

Movie Trailer: Secret Window (2004)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

36. The Libertine (2004)

John Wilmot, famous as the Earl of Rochester, is a 17th-century poet with a tumultuous history. When Charles II assigns him the duty of creating a play for the French envoy, he does his utmost to meet the demands. 

Role: Rochester

Director: Laurence Dunmore

Genres: Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Rupert Friend
  • Rosamund Pike
  • Johnny Vegas
  • John Malkovich
  • Paul Ritter
  • Stanley Townsend
  • Francesca Annis

Movie Trailer: The Libertine (2004)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

37. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

Sands, a dishonest CIA official, hires El Mariachi to assassinate General Marquez, a Mexican army commander charged by drug lord Barillo with assassinating the Mexican President. Sands also employs FBI agent Ramrez and AFN operative Ajedrez to find and assassinate Barillo. Sands, on the other hand, has another plan.

Role: Sands

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Genres: Action, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Antonio Banderas
  • Salma Hayek
  • Mickey Rourke
  • Eva Mendes
  • Danny Trejo
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Willem Dafoe

Movie Trailer: Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

 38. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

The cursed zombie crew of the Black Pearl attacks Port Royal, Jamaica, and kidnaps Governor’s daughter Elizabeth, who possesses a gold piece required to break the curse. Will Turner, a gallant blacksmith, frees eccentric pirate Jack Sparrow and urges him to join him in his heroic journey to save Elizabeth from the pirates.

Role: Jack Sparrow

Director: Gore Verbinski

Genres: Fantasy, Action, Adventure

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Keira Knightley
  • Zoe Saldana
  • Jonathan Pryce 
  • Geoffrey Rush

Awards:

MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Male Performance

Movie Trailer: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

39. Blow (2001)

Blow chronicles the story of cocaine smuggler George Jung, who saw his family financially struggle when he was young and resolved never to suffer in the same way. He becomes wealthy by dealing in marijuana and, eventually, cocaine. First, however, he will have to face the repercussions of his actions, which will be more than just legal implications. 

Role: George Jung

Director: Ted Demme

Genres: Crime, Biography, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Ray Liotta
  • Emma Roberts 
  • Penelope Cruz 
  • Franka Potente 
  • Rachel Griffiths

Movie Trailer: Blow (2001)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

 40. From Hell (2001)

Based on the graphic novel, From Hell revolves around the heinous Jack the Ripper killings. Inspector Frederick Abberline of Whitechapel Police Department races against time to stop the Ripper and save the prostitute Mary Kelly, whom he has fallen in love with while uncovering a sinister Freemason conspiracy.

Role: Inspector Frederick Abberline

Director: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes

Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Main Cast: 

  • Johnny Depp
  • Ian Holm
  • Heather Graham
  • Robbie Coltrane
  • Ian Richardson

Movie Trailer: From Hell (2001)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

41. Before Night Falls (2000)

Before Night Falls is a biographical drama based on the life and works of the well-known Cuban author Reinaldo Arenas. The film covers his entire life, beginning with his upbringing and how he joined the Revolution before facing persecution and ending with his exile and death in the United States.

Role: Bon Bon

Director: Julian Schnabel

Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Diego Luna
  • Sean Penn
  • Javier Bardem
  • Olatz López Garmendia
  • Giovanni Florido
  • Loló Navarro

Movie Trailer: Before Night Falls (2000)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

42. Chocolat (2000)

Vianne Rocher arrives in a little conservative French community led by Mayor Reynaud with her six-year-old daughter Anouk and, much to his chagrin, establishes a chocolate business. Her friendly demeanor and delectable chocolates quickly win over many of the town’s residents; yet, the Mayor remains cautious. Things turn for the worst when a party of gypsy travelers arrives in town.

Role: Roux

Director: Lasse Hallström

Genres: Drama, Romance

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Alfred Molina
  • Carrie-Anne Moss
  • Peter Stormare
  • Juliette Binoche
  • Leslie Caron
  • Judi Dench
  • Aurelien Parent Koenig

Movie Trailer: Chocolat (2000)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

43. The Man Who Cried (2000)

The Man Who Cried is a drama film about Suzie, an adopted Jewish girl living in Paris. She intends to find her father, residing in the United States, but issues emerge when Nazis seize Paris.   

Role: Cesar

Director: Sally Potter

Genres: Romance, War, Drama, Music

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Christina Ricci
  • Harry Dean Stanton
  • Oleg Yankovskiy
  • Claudia Lander-Duke
  • Danny Scheinmann

Movie Trailer: The Man Who Cried (2000)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

44. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Tim Burton’s thriller Sleepy Hollow is situated in the gothic village of the same name. A detective attempts to uncover the murders committed by a local legend, the headless horseman. Johnny Depp plays an eccentric New York investigator who finds the mystery of the murderer’s passion for decapitating his victims’ heads.

Role: Ichabod Crane

Director: Tim Burton

Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Christina Ricci
  • Christopher Walken
  • Martin Landau
  • Christopher Lee 
  • Miranda Richardson
  • Ian McDiarmid
  • Michael Gambon

Movie Trailer: Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

 45. The Astronaut’s Wife (1999)

This science-fiction thriller depicts the story of two NASA astronauts who are attempting to repair a shuttle when an explosion occurs in orbit. Although they return safely, there are noticeable character changes as they slowly clam into a deep dark environment. 

Role: Commander Spencer Armacost

Director: Rand Ravich

Genres: Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Charlize Theron
  • Dylan Sprouse
  • Cole Sprouse
  • Joe Morton
  • Clea DuVall
  • Donna Murphy

Movie Trailer: The Astronaut’s Wife (1999)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

 46. The Ninth Gate (1999)

Boris Balkan, a wealthy book collector, hires Dean Corso, a book merchant specializing in finding rare books. His motivation was to confirm the integrity of his recently purchased book, The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows, which has the power to call the devil himself. So Corso embarks on a trip to discover the truth about the book and becomes involved in a bizarre chain of events.

Role: Dean Corso

Director: Roman Polanski

Genres: Thriller, Drama, Mystery

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Emmanuelle Seigner
  • Frank Langella
  • Lena Olin
  • Barbara Jefford

Movie Trailer: The Ninth Gate (1999)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

47. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

The dark comedy follows journalist Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo as they travel to Las Vegas to cover a motorcycle race in a red convertible. They are, however, carrying a bag full of drugs, which they are rapidly consuming. The journey that follows is a psychedelic journey searching for the American Dream.

Role: Raoul Duke

Director: Terry Gilliam

Genres: Drama, Adventure, Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Christopher Meloni
  • William Gary Busey
  • Lyle Lovett
  • Benicio Del Toro
  • Penn Jillette
  • Tobey Maguire
  • Harry Dean Stanton

Movie Trailer: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

48. Donnie Brasco (1997)

The film is based on the true story of FBI agent Joe Pistone, who goes undercover as gangster Lefty Ruggiero to spy on mob life in New York. However, his frequent absence strains his marriage, the mafia suspects a snitch in the group, and he develops feelings for his friend Lefty.

Role: Donnie

Director: Mike Newell

Genres: Drama, Biography, Crime

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Al Pacino
  • Paul Giamatti
  • Michael Madsen
  • Bruno Kirby
  • James Russo

Movie Trailer: Donnie Brasco (1997)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

49. The Brave (1997)

An American Indian just released from prison is facing financial troubles, but things change when he is approached by a mysterious stranger who offers him the chance to make money and support his family by acting in a film.  

Role: Raphael

Director: Johnny Depp

Genres: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Marlon Brando
  • Marshall Bell
  • Elpidia Carrillo
  • Frederic Forrest

Movie Trailer: The Brave (1997)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

50. Dead Man (1995)

William Blake is on the run after murdering in self-defense and is pursued by a crew of bounty hunters. He soon meets Nobody, an Indian who unsuccessfully attempts to remove the bullet buried near his wound. Dead Man focuses on their sea trek and how the Indian prepares Blake for his voyage to the Spirit World.

Role: William Blake

Director: Jim Jarmusch

Genres: Drama, Western, Fantasy

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • John Hurt
  • Steve Buscemi
  • Jared Harris
  • Gabriel Byrne
  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • Robert Mitchum
  • Crispin Glover

Movie Trailer: Dead Man (1995)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

51. Nick of Time (1995)

Nick of Time is a political thriller film that depicts the story of an ordinary accountant who is forced to confront his worst thoughts when he is instructed to assassinate a governor. Failure to do so would result in the death of his stolen daughter. 

Role: Gene Watson

Director: John Badham

Genres: Crime, Drama, Action, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Christopher Walken
  • Courtney Chase
  • Charles S. Dutton
  • Roma Maffia

Movie Trailer: Nick of Time (1995)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

52. Don Juan DeMarco (1994)

This is the story of an elderly psychiatrist named Jack Mickler and his 21-year-old patient, Don Juan, who claims to be the legendary libertine. Mickler’s bond with his wife is rekindled as he begins his evaluation, and the youth starts to share his experience. Finding reality within the youth’s imagination, on the other hand, becomes his biggest problem.

Role: Don Juan DeMarco

Director: Jeremy Leven

Genres: Drama, Romance, Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Faye Dunaway
  • Marlon Brando
  • Géraldine Pailhas
  • Bob Dishy

Movie Trailer: Don Juan DeMarco (1994)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video: Don Juan DeMarco 

 53. Ed Wood (1994)

Tim Burton’s humorous biographical depiction of Hollywood’s eccentric filmmaker, Ed Wood, stars Johnny Depp as the titular character to perfection. Despite Ed’s lack of commercial success, the film depicts how he collaborated with a dedicated crew to create his best-known, low-budget films. It also illuminates his relationship with Bela Lugosi.

Role: Ed Wood

Director: Tim Burton

Genres: Biography, Comedy, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Bill Murray
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Patricia Arquette
  • Martin Landau

Movie Trailer: Ed Wood (1994)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

 54. Arizona Dream (1993)

A young New Yorker who works at the city’s harbor’s fish counter is a daydreamer. So he travels to Arizona, persuaded by his cousin, to attend his uncle’s wedding. He meets a strange woman who wishes to develop a flying contraption and her eccentric step daughter who wishes to be incarnated as a turtle. The three quickly become friends. 

Role: Axel Blackmar

Director: Emir Kusturica

Genres: Drama, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Vincent Gallo
  • Jerry Lewis
  • Faye Dunaway
  • Lili Taylor

Movie Trailer: Arizona Dream (1993)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

55. Benny & Joon (1993)

Benny & Joon is a psychological romantic comedy film about a mentally ill young woman who finds love in an eccentric man who looks like Buster Keaton, a legendary silent film comic. 

Role: Sam

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik

Genres: Romance, Drama, Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Aidan Quinn
  • Julianne Moore
  • William H. Macy
  • Mary Stuart Masterson
  • Oliver Platt

Movie Trailer: Benny & Joon (1993)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

56. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

Gilbert Grape’s life is nothing exceptional; he works at a grocery store and cares for his family, which includes two sisters, an excessively obese mother, and a mentally challenged brother. Then one day, he meets and falls in love with Becky, who urges him to prioritize his happiness. But how does he find time?

Role: Gilbert Grape

Director: Lasse Hallström

Genres: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Leonardo DiCaprio 
  • Juliette Lewis 
  • Mary Steenburgen
  • Crispin Glover
  • Darlene Cates

Movie Trailer: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

57. Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

After murdering all of his town’s children and teenagers, Springwood’s dream-stalking maniac Freddy Krueger visits a shelter for troubled teens in his quest for fresh hunting grounds. When he discovers that his estranged daughter Maggie works as a therapist there, he tries to recruit her assistance, but she confronts her father, determined to end his murdering spree. 

Role: Oprah Noodlemantra (A guy on TV)

Director: Rachel Talalay

Genres: Fantasy, Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Tom Arnold
  • Roseanne Barr
  • Elinor Donahue
  • Robert Englund
  • Lisa Zane
  • Shon Greenblatt
  • Lezlie Deane

Movie Trailer: Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

 58. Cry-Baby (1990)

Cry-Baby Wade Walker is a delinquent with a kind heart. He is also the leader of the Baltimore subculture known as the ‘Drapes’ in the 1950s, and he is immensely popular with the girls for his capacity to shed a single tear. Then he falls in love with Allison, a square girl, creating heartburn, and jealous individuals attempt to keep them apart.

Role: Cry-Baby

Director: John Waters

Genres: Musical, Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Traci Lords
  • Ricki Lake
  • Willem Dafoe
  • Amy Locane
  • Susan Tyrrell
  • Polly Bergen

Movie Trailer: Cry-Baby (1990)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

59. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Edward, an artificial humanoid, is left with scissor blades for hands after his designer dies prematurely. Peg, a kind-hearted saleswoman, discovers him and invites him into her home. He immediately gains popularity in the community and falls in love with Peg’s teenage daughter, but his fortunes change when he is falsely accused of robbery.

Role: Edward Scissorhands

Director: Tim Burton

Genres: Romance, Fantasy, Drama

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Winona Ryder 
  • Anthony Michael Hall
  • Vincent Price
  • Dianne Wiest 
  • Alan Arkin
  • Kathy Baker

Movie Trailer: Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

 60. R.P.G. II (1988)

Role: Vince Dooler

Director: Charlie Sheen

Genres: Short, Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Dolph Lundgren
  • Clint Howard

61. Platoon (1986)

Chris Taylor enlists as a volunteer soldier in the Vietnam War and is swiftly exposed to the realities of war. Meanwhile, tensions within the Platoon rise as several members kill villagers during a raid. Sergeant Barnes is determined to go to any length to achieve success, whereas Sergeant Elias is more idealistic. Taylor is now caught between the enemy’s war and the war within the platoon.

Director: Oliver Stone

Genres: Drama, War

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Charlie Sheen 
  • Tom Berenger 
  • Willem Dafoe 
  • Keith David 
  • Forest Whitaker
  • Oliver Stone
  • Kevin Dillon

Movie Trailer: Platoon (1986)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

62. R.P.G. (1986)

Role: Vinnie Dooler

Director: Charlie Sheen

Genres: Comedy, Short

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Clint Howard

63. Slow Burn (1986)

In Palm Springs, California, a mystery woman (Beverly D’Angelo) entices a former reporter (Eric Roberts) into a complex murder case.

Role: Donnie Fleischer

Director: Matthew Chapman

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Eric Roberts
  • Beverly D’Angelo
  • Dennis Lipscomb
  • Raymond J. Barry

Movie Trailer: Slow Burn (1986)

64. Dummies (1985)

Role: Pete

Director: Laurie Frank

Genres: Drama, Short

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Sherilyn Fenn
  • Max Perlich

65. Private Resort (1985)

College students Ben and Jack are having a brief break in Miami to have some fun with women; at first, their stay goes as planned until they meet Bobby Sue, the mistress of jewel thief Maestro.

Role: Jack

Director: George Bowers

Genres: Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Rob Morrow
  • Emily Longstreth
  • Karyn O’Bryan
  • Hector Elizondo

Movie Trailer: Private Resort (1985)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

66. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

A group of teenage pals began having strange dreams in which they were attacked and sometimes killed by a clawed killer, resulting in injuries and death in real life. Nancy, one of the youngsters, resolves to stay awake to survive and learn more about the strange dream killer.

Role: Glen Lantz

Director: Wes Craven

Genres: Horror

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp
  • Robert Englund
  • John Saxon
  • Ronee Blakley 
  • Heather Langenkamp
  • Amanda Wyss

Movie Trailer: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

Director

1. The Brave (1997)

An American Indian just released from prison is facing financial troubles, but things change when he is approached by a mysterious stranger who offers him the chance to make money and support his family by acting in a film.  

Director: Johnny Depp

Genres: Drama

Main Cast:

  • Marlon Brando
  • Marshall Bell
  • Elpidia Carrillo
  • Frederic Forrest

Movie Trailer: The Brave (1997)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video: The Brave

2. Stuff (1993)

Director: Johnny Depp, Gibby Haynes

Genres: Music, Short

Main Cast:

  • John Frusciante
  • Timothy Leary

Special appearance/Cameo

1. London Fields (2018)

Role: Chick Purchase 

Director: Mathew Cullen

Genres: Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Main Cast:

  • Theo James
  • Cara Delevingne
  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • Amber Heard

Movie Trailer: London Fields (2018)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video 

2. 21 Jump Street (2012)

Based on the 1980s television show of the same name, 21 Jump Street follows two cops who are former classmates and  return to their high school to combat a synthetic drug outbreak. The performances of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as undercover high school students are terrific, with amusing antics and plenty of chuckles.

Role: Officer Tom Hanson (uncredited)

Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Action

Main Cast:

  • Jonah Hill
  • Dave Franco
  • Chris Parnell
  • Jake Johnson
  • Nick Offerman
  • Ellie Kemper
  • Brie Larson

Movie Trailer: 21 Jump Street (2012)

Streaming Platform: Prime Video

3. Jack and Jill (2011)

Thanksgiving is not a joyous event for Jack Sadelstein. He is a prosperous Los Angeles ad executive, who is irritated by his twin sister Jill’s annual visit, that consistently twists his blissful life topsy-turvy. However, Jack is forced to tolerate her longer when he discovers that actor Al Pacino, whom Jack desperately needs for a high-paying client’s commercial, has developed feelings for Jill.

Role: Self / Johnny Depp 

Director: Dennis Dugan

Genres: Comedy

Main Cast:

  • Adam Sandler
  • Drew Carey
  • Norm MacDonald
  • Nick Swardson
  • Katie Holmes
  • Dana Carvey
  • David Spade

Movie Trailer: Jack and Jill (2011)

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