Tim Burton, cinema’s so-called Master of the Macabre, is most known for his unique cinematic style and quirky, gothic creations – think Beetlejuice or Edward Scissorhands. Most of his oeuvre, however, is made up of adaptations of pre-existing works, ranging from books to comics to old soap operas.
His latest movie only continues this trend. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is an adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ photo-novel for YA audiences. With its strange kids with odd powers, it seems tailor-made for the director and has so far been received with middling to positive reviews. It’s not exactly a shining return to form for Burton, then, but it is certainly a step up from many of his recent movies.
With Miss Peregrine now in cinemas though, we thought it’d be a good time to take a look at all 10 of Tim Burton’s adaptations, and rank them from the worst of the lot to the best of the bunch.