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The Best Jim Carrey Movies

Updated February 14, 2020 10.6k votes 1.5k voters 41.8k views43 items

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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?"

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  • 1
    Dumb and Dumber
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    Dumb and Dumber

    Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels

    Released1994

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

    Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 American road buddy comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Liar Liar
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    Liar Liar

    Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly

    Released1997

    Directed byTom Shadyac

    Liar Liar is a 1997 American comedy film written by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur, directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
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    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

    Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox

    Released1994

    Directed byTom Shadyac

    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is a 1994 American comedy detective film directed by Tom Shadyac,... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    The Truman Show
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    The Truman Show

    Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Weir

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

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  • 5
    The Mask
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    The Mask

    Cameron Diaz, Jim Carrey

    Released1994

    Directed byChuck Russell

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

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  • 6
    Bruce Almighty
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    124

    Bruce Almighty

    Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey

    Released2003

    Directed byTom Shadyac

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

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    #131 of 165 Live Action Movies With The Best CGI Effects#27 of 142 The Most Rewatchable Comedy Movies

  • 7
    Me, Myself & Irene
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    Me, Myself & Irene

    Jim Carrey, Anna Kournikova

    Released2000

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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

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    #22 of 31 Great Movies Set Along the Coast#16 of 54 The Best Movies About Split Personalities

  • 8
    Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
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    Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

    Jim Carrey, Sophie Okonedo

    Released1995

    Directed bySteve Oedekerk

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

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  • 9
    Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
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    Released2000

    Directed byRon Howard

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

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    #176 of 194 Musical Movies With the Best Songs#14 of 134 The Best Christmas Movies of All Time

  • 10
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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    159

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2004

    Directed byMichel Gondry

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

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  • 11
    The Cable Guy
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    The Cable Guy

    Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller

    Released1996

    Directed byBen Stiller

    The Cable Guy is a 1996 American thriller dark comedy film directed by Ben Stiller, who also... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Yes Man
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    Yes Man

    Zooey Deschanel, Jim Carrey

    Released2008

    Directed byPeyton Reed

    Yes Man is a 2008 British-American romantic comedy film directed by Peyton Reed, written by... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Man on the Moon
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    97

    Man on the Moon

    Courtney Love, Jim Carrey

    Released1999

    Directed byMiloš Forman

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

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  • 14
    Batman Forever
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    Batman Forever

    Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore

    Released1995

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

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

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  • 15
    Fun with Dick and Jane
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    Fun with Dick and Jane

    Jim Carrey, Alec Baldwin

    Released2005

    Directed byDean Parisot

    Fun with Dick and Jane is a 2005 remake of the 1977 American comedy film of the same name,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Dumb and Dumber To
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    Dumb and Dumber To

    Jim Carrey, Kathleen Turner

    Released2014

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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

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    Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Released2004

    Directed byBrad Silberling

    Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is a 2004 American fantasy dark comedy film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 18
    Horton Hears a Who!
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    Horton Hears a Who!

    Selena Gomez, Jim Carrey

    Released2008

    Directed bySteve Martino, Jimmy Hayward

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

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    #224 of 572 The Best Animated Films Ever#172 of 364 The Best Movies Based On Books

  • 19
    Mr. Popper's Penguins
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    Mr. Popper's Penguins

    Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino

    Released2011

    Directed byMark Waters

    Mr. Popper's Penguins is a 2011 American comedy family film directed by Mark Waters, produced... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    The Majestic
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    The Majestic

    Jim Carrey, Matt Damon

    Released2001

    Directed byFrank Darabont

    The Majestic is a 2001 American drama film directed and produced by Frank Darabont, written by... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    A Christmas Carol
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    A Christmas Carol

    Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman

    Released2009

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Disney's A Christmas Carol is a 2009 American 3D computer animated motion-capture holiday... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    The Number 23
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    The Number 23

    Jim Carrey, Rhona Mitra

    Released2007

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

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

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    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
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    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

    Kanye West, Will Smith

    Released2013

    Directed byAdam McKay

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

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    #626 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time#114 of 261 The Best Ensemble Movies

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    Kick-Ass 2
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    Kick-Ass 2

    Jim Carrey, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2013

    Directed byJeff Wadlow

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

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    #119 of 167 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made#28 of 52 The Funniest Superhero Movies Ever Made

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    Once Bitten
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    Once Bitten

    Jim Carrey, Megan Mullally

    Released1985

    Directed byHoward Storm

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

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