With Halloween approaching rather quickly, there’s no better time to sit down with a good scary movie. Watching horror films around this time of year is one of my favorite pastimes.

And there are very few filmmakers who consistently make great dark, gothic films as the one and only – Tim Burton. Granted, a good portion of his films aren’t as scary as much as they are interesting, but nevertheless, the man is awesome.

When I was a younger kid I absolutely adored his body of work, and am still quite fond of it to this day. It’s basically mandated that you watch at least a couple of Tim Burton films this time of year, so I’m going to help you narrow it down. Here are the best 5 Tim Burton films to celebrate Halloween with.

  1. Sleepy Hollow
  2. Sweeney Todd
  3. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  4. Beetlejuice
  5. Edward Scissorhands