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Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice remains one of the best antiheroes of all time. Only Burton could make scenes with this greasy, buggy character dazzling despite the surrounding backdrop of hellish degradation.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Yes, you did get chills over this unconventionally intimate scene between Kim (Winona Ryder) and Edward Scissorhands (Johnny Depp). The ice flakes showering Kim as Edward chisels away at a sculpture of an angel in her likeness are a sign of true love.
Batman Returns (1992)
Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman is absolutely purr-fect. "Meow."
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Burton created a new world for children and adults, Halloween-lovers and Christmas-obsessives alike. But even within this cinematic gem, Jack's revelatory "What's This" montage stands out. The stop-motion animation would become Burton's trademark for future films like Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie.
James And The Giant Peach (1996)
"Family" is an ensemble scene in which the lonely James finally realizes this unlikely bunch of bugs and insects could in fact serve as his de facto kin. The touching scene was executed with the help of Henry Selick, a stop-motion director, who also helped Burton bring to life the iconic characters in The Nightmare Before Christmas.