United Kingdom: July 29 2005
United States: July 15 2005
Ranking: 352 out of 16,370 movies (up 488)
Acclaimed director Tim Burton brings his vividly imaginative style to the beloved Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, about eccentric candy-maker Willy Wonka and Charlie Bucket , a good-hearted boy from a poor family who lives in the shadow of Wonka?s extraordinary factory. Long isolated from his own family, Wonka launches a worldwide contest to select an heir to his candy empire. Five lucky children, including Charlie, draw Golden Tickets from Wonka chocolate bars and win a guided tour of the legendary candy-making facility that no outsider has seen in 15 years. Dazzled by one amazing sight after another, Charlie is drawn into Wonka?s fantastic world in this astonishing and enduring story.