The 10 Worst Johnny Depp Movies

No. 3. Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Further proof that the Satanic alliance between Tim Burton and Johnny Depp must end, Alice in Wonderland – one of the worst movies of 2010 – was one of the top earning films of the year. Featuring bad special effects to an aimless script and yet another extremely odd performance by Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland has almost nothing going for it.

Burton, despite his love for all things weird, wasn’t a good choice to direct the movie. Strangely, unlike in Sweeney Todd, the only good thing about the collaboration was Helena Bonham Carter. Go figure.

No. 2. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

Robert Rodriguez’s Desperado is one of my favorite action movies of all time. I simply love it, even if it is stupid. So I was peeing in my pants when Rodriguez finally made another sequel to El Mariachi, which brought back Antonio Banderas and introduced Johnny Depp as a scheming, corrupt CIA agent.

Once Upon a Time in Mexico is one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. Where Desperado was stylish, slick and exciting, Once Upon a Time is a jumbled mess, a steaming pile of dog poo. Depp is mildly amusing, but even he can’t come close to saving this cluster.

No. 1. The Astronaut’s Wife (1999)

No one can say Johnny Depp doesn’t take on interesting projects. Unfortunately, some of those projects fail spectacularly. In The Astronaut’s Wife, Johnny Depp plays an astronaut possessed by an alien, who returns home to wreak havoc on his beautiful wife who looks a lot like Charlize Theron.

What could have been a superbly acted, suspenseful thriller instead turns out to be a drab and boring “sci-fi” movie. The movie is so mind numbingly forgettable it’s hard to rank it as Johnny Depp’s worst, but if sounds like a horse and looks like a horse…

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By Erik Samdahl
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