I never really got the obsession with Johnny Depp until I saw Cry Baby. Depp stars as Wade 'Cry Baby' Walker, a bad ass who makes all the girls swoon with his ability to cry one single tear. Yes, it is as bad as it sounds. But as is the case with so many of my favourite films, it's so bad it's good. Think of it as a way cooler Grease (it's supposedly a parody of teen films such as Grease and Rebel Without a Cause).
It may be cheesy as hell ("Kiss Me! Kiss me hard.") but the cast makes up for it: Depp, porn star Traci Lords, Ricki Lake, Patty Hearst, William Dafoe and a hilarious Iggy Pop ("Woo-Wee, you caught me in my birthday suit! Buck naked!").
It's set in 1954, so the fashion is great too: think the goody-two-shoe 'squares' in full skirts, low pony tails and headbands versus 'the drapes' in tight polka-dot dresses, pencil skirts and leather jackets.