Tim Burton's dark, gothic, and quirky aesthetic has seeped into every corner of popular culture and has influenced many contemporary filmmakers, writers, illustrators, designers, and animators. His distinctive style and recurring collaborations with certain actors and crew members have caused somewhat of a backlash against him in recent years, but that's exactly what I adore about him and I take pleasure in the fact that he continues to defiantly march to the beat of his own drum.
Beetlejuice, Batman Returns and Sleepy Hollow are amongst my all-time favourite movies. Not to mention Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Frankenweenie, Corpse Bride, and yes, the much maligned Dark Shadows too! [Incidentally, Coraline, which I also love, is NOT a Tim Burton film. That popular misconception seems to have arisen from the fact that both The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline were directed by Henry Selick.]
So, if you're a fan like me, which three Tim Burton movies would you pick as your favourites?