Credited as his most personal film, Tim Burton tells a gothic fairytale about the ultimate outsider: a half-finished artificial man with scissors for hands.
Stars Johnny Depp, Winona Rider, Diane Wiest, Alan Arkin and the great Vincent Price in his final feature role. Living alone in his deceased creator's hill-top mansion, Edward (Depp, in a brilliant performance, channelling Chaplin) is discovered by Avon lady, Peg Boggs (Weist).
Impressed with Edwards creative hedge trimming skills, she invites him into her suburban home. Suspicious at first, the town eventually coo over Edward's gentle demeanour and scissor-skills (which translate to gigs cutting hair and carving ice sculptures).
But as romance begins to simmer between Edward and Peg's daughter Kim (Ryder), the town's more bigoted members turn on him.
Accused of crimes he did not commit, Edward and the Boggs family become the town's outcasts. This is Depp and Burton's first collaboration, a partnership that continues today.