'Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride' (2005): One of only a handful of animated films Burton's made over his three-decade career — although a feature-length version of "Frankenweenie" is due out this fall — this is one of the best examples of the emotions of Burton's films matching the visuals. Combining painstaking stop-motion animation with digital technology, he's come up with a film that's wondrous, strange and poignant. Yes, it does look a lot like "Edward Scissorhands" and "Beetlejuice," and it features an all-star voice cast led by Burton regulars Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, but this medium brings these familiar details beautifully to life. Even creatures that are disgusting in reality are cute and sort of charming here.
5 Favorite Tim Burton Movies
AP film critic Chrissy Lemire lays out her 5 favorite Tim Burton movies.