5. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is a classic American drama adapted from Peter Hedges’ 1991 novel of the same name. It recounts the tale of a young man named Gilbert Grape who is forced to look after his disabled younger brother and mother while searching for his own source of joy in a world that is constantly against him.
4. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow is based on the classic tale The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, and follows a police detective named Ichabod Crane who is shipped off the town of Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of suspicious murders.
3. Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
Many Pirates of the Caribbean fans consider Dead Man’s Chest to be the underrated movie of the franchise, and it’s for good reason. In addition to the fact that the movie firmly build upon the story established in the first installment, it also introduces many new characters and subplots that help complicate and develop the main cast’s journey.
2. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
As far as gothic fantasy movies go, it’d be hard to track down more heartfelt and compassionate than Edward Scissorhands. Regardless of the elements of horror that it carries out into its plot, the movie stays an incredibly touching examination of loneliness and social exclusion.
1. Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003)
The first Pirates of the Caribbean film is still widely regarded as the best in the franchise, offering the introduction of Depp’s famous character Jack Sparrow alongside a thrilling and gripping story of revenge and adventure. It’s unlike any other film of the same vein, with Verbinski’s direction offering a refreshing revitalization of the genre.