Jim Carrey's Best Movies

Summary

He earned his first real success by tapping into America's unquenchable thirst for broad slapstick comedy, but Jim Carrey always had bigger ambitions than anyone could have guessed by watching Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and he's proven it repeatedly by choosing projects beyond the scope of Farrelly-friendly laffers. His reach has occasionally exceeded his grasp, but few careers can boast a range extending from Dumb and Dumber to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. And with his appearance as the Colonel in Kick-Ass 2 bowing this weekend, we decided there was no time like the present to take a look at the best-reviewed films of Jim Carrey's career! Back to Article

Comments

Negro  W.

Negro Wilson

A great comedian. Living legend. Even in his bad stuff he was still the best.

Aug 14 - 04:42 PM

Brent Taylor

Brent Taylor

Agreed. At IMBD the list just goes on and on -- easy dozen and a half very watchable movies to see repeatedly.

Aug 16 - 03:00 PM

Sebastian Mendo

Sebastian Mendo

Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, love that movie

Aug 19 - 06:06 AM

Bryan Loberg

Bryan Loberg

Me, Myself and Irene. :)

Aug 14 - 04:49 PM

JUDGE D.

JUDGE DREDD

Glad someone else appreciates that film! Only Jim Carrey can convincingly beat himself up like that then throw himself out of a moving car. Its pure talent!

Aug 14 - 06:52 PM

Gabriel Zisk

Gabriel Zisk

Sentence: Hilarious

Aug 17 - 01:30 PM

scifimark

scifi mark

I love that movie. Own it on blu-ray.

Aug 15 - 12:46 PM

Brent Taylor

Brent Taylor

Yeah... and Yes Man, D&D, Cable Guy, two Ace movies... and playing the Riddler.

Aug 16 - 03:01 PM

Alex Buxton

Alex Buxton

Just watched him as the Riddler, haha. Not a fan of the movie much, but i was in a Batman mood. Jim Carrey is actually pretty good in it.

Aug 18 - 09:05 PM

Ste Turton

Ste Turton

No Ace Ventura is pure snobbery shite.

Aug 14 - 04:59 PM

Daniel Roberts

Daniel Roberts

It's just based on the overall RT score. Blame the critics.

Aug 14 - 08:09 PM

King  S.

King Simba

It may have been the role that got him famous, but I don't think Ace Ventura is one of his better films. Too often it seems to think that just because something is disgusting that makes it funny.

Aug 15 - 12:24 AM

Brent Taylor

Brent Taylor

Meant to comment on my Top 10 that Ace has to be included -- it launched super stardom and was foundational to character acting through most of his movies.

Aug 16 - 03:03 PM

Gwen Aldrich

Gwen Aldrich

I liked the Grinch

Aug 14 - 05:02 PM

Raymond Heaney

Raymond Heaney

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is in my Top 3 movies

Aug 14 - 05:24 PM

Dave J

Dave J

This is one of few times which the users list is similar to the RT list!

Aug 14 - 05:26 PM

Charles Pulman

Charles Pulman

At least the RT users got it right.

Aug 14 - 05:31 PM

King  S.

King Simba

The both have their plusses and minuses. On the one hand, I think Dumb and Dumber is rated way too low by critics. On the other hand, how did Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls get a higher rating than The Mask? Half the jokes in that film were the same ones from the first, even those that weren't funny the first time.

Aug 15 - 12:44 AM

Geeskater

Jamie Rogers

of course we'd want Ace Ventura and Bruce Almighty and co. to be up there but truth is, those movies aren't great, it's just Carrey that makes them, but in all round well made films, these are his best.

Aug 14 - 05:56 PM

Brent Taylor

Brent Taylor

Bruce Almighty is the best of "God intervenes with man" movies -- Freeman is great (better than Burns). Lost count of how many times I've seen it. And yes, while not one of Carrey's three Oscar type roles and movies, of the rest it is the best, funniest and most poignant. And he is the lead man of humor with a warm, fuzzy point.

Aug 16 - 03:07 PM

JUDGE D.

JUDGE DREDD

Jim Carrey is a living legend! The Jerry Lewis of our time.
My favorites are Me myself and Irene, Man on the Moon and Cable Guy. Those are his most underrated films. But Ace Ventura and D&D, the Mask, Truman show, etc.. all works of mad genius! I can't wait to see D&D-2. And Kick-Ass2. Hope one day we get a Vera de Milo movie.

Aug 14 - 06:50 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

I have exorciiiiiiized the demon!

Aug 14 - 06:51 PM

JUDGE D.

JUDGE DREDD

Glad someone else appreciates that film! Only Jim Carrey can convincingly beat himself up like that then throw himself out of a moving car. Its pure talent!

Aug 14 - 06:52 PM

Gabriel Zisk

Gabriel Zisk

Sentence: Hilarious

Aug 17 - 01:30 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is phenomenal. I guess I just have a soft spot for love stories like it, though... I dunno. I just love it.

Aug 14 - 07:26 PM

Christian F.

Christian Flores

I'm not a big fan of Carrey, but I absolutely loved him in Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind. That movie, like most movies Kate Winslet's in, was mind blowing and made me think for a very long time afterward. I don't see how Jim Carrey didn't get nominated for his role; then again, that's Oscar politics for ya.

Aug 16 - 06:48 PM

Typhon

Typhon Q

Personally, I loved him in Bruce Almighty.

Aug 14 - 07:57 PM

Daniel Roberts

Daniel Roberts

The Truman Show is one of my top 3 favorite films of all time. Eternal Sunshine is a favorite as well.

Aug 14 - 08:02 PM

Daniel Roberts

Daniel Roberts

It's just based on the overall RT score. Blame the critics.

Aug 14 - 08:09 PM

Joshua Copperman

Joshua Copperman

Oh yeah, Truman rocks.

Aug 14 - 08:36 PM

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