Tonight at 10:15 p.m. ET we are showing Tim Burton’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, Burton’s adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway smash musical, is twisted, dark, and demented. Which is exactly why we love it.
When Tim Burton is behind the camera he makes dark magic happen on screen. Whether he’s directing “Batman” or “Beetlejuice” (or the “Beetlejuice” sequel), Johnny Depp or Jack Nicholson, aliens or Frankenweenies, animation or live action, Burton’s vision is clear. His movies are so distinctly his own, there’s never mistaking a Burton production for, say, a Scorsese. And there’s not a one of them that’s not fantastic, fun, and always the best thing to watch.
We like a challenge — and an argument — so here are our five favorite Tim Burton movies. What are yours?
5. “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
4. “Peewee’s Big Adventure”
2. “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
1. “Edward Scissorhands”
“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” airs tonight at 10:15 p.m. ET;
Friday, Nov. 18 at 3 a.m. ET; Monday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. ET; Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 12:30 a.m. ET; and Saturday, Dec. 10 at 3:30 a.m. ET