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The Best Jim Carrey Movies

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List of the best Jim Carrey movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Jim Carrey's movies have received praise and, well... not praise over the years, even as they've earned millions and millions around the world. The order of these top Jim Carrey movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Jim Carrey movies will be at the top of the list. Take a look at this list of Jim Carrey movies!

If you think the best Jim Carrey role from the celebrated and diverse Jim Carrey filmography isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Jim Carrey performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, he's been in some bad ones, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List ranges from Liar Liar to Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, plus much more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jim Carrey movies?" and "What are the greatest Jim Carrey roles of all time?"


  • Dumb and Dumber1

    Dumb and Dumber

    Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels


    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

    Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 American road buddy comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff...  more

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  • Liar Liar2

    Liar Liar

    Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly


    Directed byTom Shadyac

    Liar Liar is a 1997 American comedy film written by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur, directed by...  more

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  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective3

    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

    Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox


    Directed byTom Shadyac

    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is a 1994 American comedy detective film directed by Tom Shadyac,...  more

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  • The Truman Show4

    The Truman Show

    Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti


    Directed byPeter Weir

    The Truman Show is a 1998 American satirical social science fiction comedy-drama film directed...  more

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  • The Mask5

    The Mask

    Cameron Diaz, Jim Carrey


    Directed byChuck Russell

    The Mask is a 1994 American fantasy slapstick action comedy film based on a series of comic...  more

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  • Bruce Almighty6

    Bruce Almighty

    Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey


    Directed byTom Shadyac

    Bruce Almighty is a 2003 American religious comedy-drama film directed by Tom Shadyac, written...  more

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  • Me, Myself & Irene7

    Me, Myself & Irene

    Jim Carrey, Anna Kournikova


    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

    Me, Myself & Irene is a 2000 American comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers, and...  more

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  • Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls8

    Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

    Jim Carrey, Sophie Okonedo


    Directed bySteve Oedekerk

    Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls is a 1995 American film and the sequel to the 1994 American...  more

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  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind9

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst


    Directed byMichel Gondry

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama...  more

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  • The Cable Guy10

    The Cable Guy

    Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller


    Directed byBen Stiller

    The Cable Guy is a 1996 American thriller dark comedy film directed by Ben Stiller, who also...  more

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  • Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas11


    Directed byRon Howard

    This film is a 2000 American musical fantasy comedy Christmas film from Universal Pictures and...  more

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  • Yes Man12

    Yes Man

    Zooey Deschanel, Jim Carrey


    Directed byPeyton Reed

    Yes Man is a 2008 British-American romantic comedy film directed by Peyton Reed, written by...  more

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  • Man on the Moon13

    Man on the Moon

    Courtney Love, Jim Carrey


    Directed byMiloš Forman

    Man on the Moon is a 1999 American biographical comedy–drama film about the late American...  more

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  • Batman Forever14

    Batman Forever

    Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore


    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    Batman Forever is a 1995 American superhero film directed by Joel Schumacher and produced by...  more

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  • Fun with Dick and Jane15

    Fun with Dick and Jane

    Jim Carrey, Alec Baldwin


    Directed byDean Parisot

    Fun with Dick and Jane is a 2005 remake of the 1977 American comedy film of the same name,...  more
  • Horton Hears a Who!16

    Horton Hears a Who!

    Selena Gomez, Jim Carrey


    Directed bySteve Martino, Jimmy Hayward

    Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! is a 2008 American computer-animated adventure comedy film...  more

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  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events17


    Directed byBrad Silberling

    Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is a 2004 American fantasy dark comedy film...  more
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  • Mr. Popper's Penguins18

    Mr. Popper's Penguins

    Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino


    Directed byMark Waters

    Mr. Popper's Penguins is a 2011 American comedy family film directed by Mark Waters, produced...  more

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  • Dumb and Dumber To19

    Dumb and Dumber To

    Jim Carrey, Kathleen Turner


    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

    Dumb and Dumber To is a 2014 American road buddy comedy film co-written and directed by Bobby...  more

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  • The Majestic20

    The Majestic

    Jim Carrey, Matt Damon


    Directed byFrank Darabont

    The Majestic is a 2001 American drama film directed and produced by Frank Darabont, written by...  more
  • A Christmas Carol21

    A Christmas Carol

    Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman


    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Disney's A Christmas Carol is a 2009 American 3D computer animated motion-capture holiday...  more

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  • The Number 2322

    The Number 23

    Jim Carrey, Rhona Mitra


    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    The Number 23 is a 2007 American psychological thriller film written by Fernley Phillips and...  more

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  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues23

    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

    Kanye West, Will Smith


    Directed byAdam McKay

    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Adam McKay, and...  more

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  • Kick-Ass 224

    Kick-Ass 2

    Jim Carrey, Chloë Grace Moretz


    Directed byJeff Wadlow

    This film is a 2013 action comedy film written and directed by Jeff Wadlow....  more

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  • Once Bitten25

    Once Bitten

    Jim Carrey, Megan Mullally


    Directed byHoward Storm

    Once Bitten is a 1985 American horror comedy film starring Lauren Hutton, Jim Carrey and Karen...  more

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