Johnny Depp is undoubtedly one of the best actors of all time. He is a man of great talents and can fit into any role assigned to him. It almost feels unreal at times that a man of his stature is yet to be given an academy award. That too despite being nominated thrice. Nonetheless, he still has his locker filled with many accolades, awards and credentials.
Johnny Depp has done absolute justice to many great roles. For example, Jack Sparrow in Pirates of The Caribbean, Edward Scissorhands in the same movie title as the name of his character and Gilbert Grape in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. There are plenty of more roles to choose from but that would then need an another article to get written. However in this article, we’ll take on some of the best movies of Johnny Depp available on Netflix.
Johnny Depp’s Best Movies On Netflix
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Starring: Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Michael Madsen
Plot: In the 1970s, FBI Agent Joe Pistone (Johnny Depp) goes undercover and infiltrates the mob in New York City. Using the name Donnie Brasco, he befriends mafioso Benjamin ‘Lefty’ Ruggiero (Al Pacino). As time goes by, Pistone begins to identify and care for his mafia friends, especially Lefty. Pistone is married and has children, but he is away for weeks or months at a time, eventually leading to his wife asking for a divorce. When he stops reporting to the FBI daily as is required, his superiors decide the time has come to pull the plug on the operation.
The Tourist (2010)
Starring: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Paul Bettany
Plot: A woman sitting in a Parisian café reads a letter telling her to take the train to Venice, pick a man of the sender’s height and build, and chat him up. But she’s being watched by Scotland Yard and a mobster with a crew of Russian thugs are looking for a man she knows. On the train, she talks to an American, Frank (Johnny Depp), then suggests they have dinner, and, once in Venice, she invites him to her hotel. The bait is then set. The Russians think Frank is the man they want, Alexander Pearce, who stole billions from the mobster. Scotland Yard realizes Frank is a just a tourist, but by now he’s in danger, smitten by the mystery woman, and in their way.
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Starring: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis
Plot: This film tells a story about Gilbert Grape. He is a grocery store worker who is burdened by his family’s needs. He cares and provides for an intellectually disabled young brother and a morbidly obese mother. The Grape household has deteriorated since the suicide of their father and Gilbert bares the weight of a struggling poor American family. In this tale, Gilbert has a string of risky affairs which complicates matters.
City Of Lies (2018)
Starring: Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker, Toby Huss
Plot: LAPD Detective Russell Poole investigates a case of an undercover cop killing another cop. This draws him into the Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur murders. What he uncovers is huge, so much so, that the closer he gets to the truth, the more his superiors try to prevent him from getting to it.