The 50 Best Movies of the '90s

33. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Vincent Price, Alan Arkin

We can't blame haters for looking at this summer's Johnny Depp/Tim Burton collaboration Dark Shadows with middling expectations-neither guy has been at the top of his respective game as of late. And then there's Alice In Wonderland, the eccentric friends' last, and all-time worst, union.

To reflect back on the days when the words Depp and Burton promised heart-tugging strangeness, look no further than 1990's Edward Scissorhands, a singularly touching fantasy production that marked their first time on a film set together. The scissor-man's look may be hokey to some, but Burton's film remains a haunting flip on the age-old outsider/Frankenstein allegory. MB

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