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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?"

Jim Carrey is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Ron Howard, Joel Schumacher and Francis Ford Coppola. Movie fans who love Jim Carrey have also been known to enjoy films starring Chris Tucker and Russell Brand.

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Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Teri Garr

Released: 1994

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 American road buddy comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. It was written by the Farrelly brothers and Bennett Yellin, and is the Farrelly Brothers ...more

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Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Dan Marino

Released: 1994

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is a 1994 American comedy detective film directed by Tom Shadyac, and co-written by and starring Jim Carrey. It was developed by the film's original writer, Jack ...more

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Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly, Krista Allen

Released: 1997

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

Liar Liar is a 1997 American comedy film written by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur, directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Jim Carrey who was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance ...more

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Cameron Diaz, Jim Carrey, Ben Stein

Released: 1994

Directed by: Chuck Russell

The Mask is a 1994 American fantasy slapstick action comedy film based on a series of comic books published by Dark Horse Comics. This film was directed by Chuck Russell, and produced by Dark ...more

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Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris

Released: 1998

Directed by: Peter Weir

The Truman Show is a 1998 American satirical social science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Peter Weir and written by Andrew Niccol. The cast includes Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, Laura ...more

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Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman

Released: 2003

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

Bruce Almighty is a 2003 American religious comedy-drama film directed by Tom Shadyac, written by Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe and Steve Oedekerk and stars Jim Carrey as Bruce Nolan, a ...more

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Jim Carrey, Sophie Okonedo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Released: 1995

Directed by: Steve Oedekerk

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls is a 1995 American film and the sequel to the 1994 American film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey reprises his role as the title character Ace Ventura, a ...more

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Eternal Sunshine of the ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jim Carrey Movies
Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey

Released: 2004

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama film about an estranged couple who have each other erased from their memories, written by Charlie ...more

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Jim Carrey, Anna Kournikova, Renée Zellweger

Released: 2000

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Me, Myself & Irene is a 2000 American comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers, and starring Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger. Chris Cooper, Robert Forster, Richard Jenkins, Daniel ...more

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Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller, Jack Black

Released: 1996

Directed by: Ben Stiller

The Cable Guy is a 1996 American thriller dark comedy film directed by Ben Stiller, who also co-stars in the film, and starring Jim Carrey and Matthew Broderick. The film was released in the ...more

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Zooey Deschanel, Jim Carrey, Bradley Cooper

Released: 2008

Directed by: Peyton Reed

Yes Man is a 2008 British-American romantic comedy film directed by Peyton Reed, written by Nicholas Stoller, Jarrad Paul, and Andrew Mogel and starring Jim Carrey. The film is based loosely on ...more

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Jim Carrey, Anthony Hopkins, Bryce Dallas Howard

Released: 2000

Directed by: Ron Howard

This film is a 2000 American musical fantasy comedy Christmas film from Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, based on the 1957 story of the same name by Dr. Seuss. It was the first Dr. ...more

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Courtney Love, Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito

Released: 1999

Directed by: Miloš Forman

Man on the Moon is a 1999 American biographical comedy–drama film about the late American entertainer Andy Kaufman, starring Jim Carrey. The film was directed by Miloš Forman and also features ...more

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Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, Jim Carrey

Released: 1995

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Batman Forever is a 1995 American superhero film directed by Joel Schumacher and produced by Tim Burton, based on the DC Comics character Batman. It is the third installment of the initial ...more

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Jim Carrey, Alec Baldwin, Angie Harmon

Released: 2005

Directed by: Dean Parisot

Fun with Dick and Jane is a 2005 remake of the 1977 American comedy film of the same name, directed by Dean Parisot and written by Judd Apatow and Nicholas Stoller. The film generated worldwide ...more

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Meryl Streep, Jim Carrey, Jude Law

Released: 2004

Directed by: Brad Silberling

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is a 2004 American fantasy dark comedy film directed by Brad Silberling. It is an adaptation of the first three novels of A Series of Unfortunate ...more

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Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury

Released: 2011

Directed by: Mark Waters

Mr. Popper's Penguins is a 2011 American comedy family film directed by Mark Waters, produced by John Davis, written by Sean Anders, John Morris and Jared Stern and starring Jim Carrey, Carla ...more

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Jim Carrey, Kathleen Turner, Jeff Daniels

Released: 2014

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Dumb and Dumber To is a 2014 American road buddy comedy film co-written and directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly. It is the third film in the Dumb and Dumber film series and a direct ...more

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Jim Carrey, Matt Damon, Rob Reiner

Released: 2001

Directed by: Frank Darabont

The Majestic is a 2001 American drama film directed and produced by Frank Darabont, written by Michael Sloane, and starring Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Jeffrey DeMunn, David Ogden Stiers, James ...more
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Selena Gomez, Jim Carrey, Isla Fisher

Released: 2008

Directed by: Steve Martino, Jimmy Hayward

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! is a 2008 American computer-animated adventure comedy film based on the Dr. Seuss' book of the same name. The film was directed by Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino, ...more

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Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright

Released: 2009

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Disney's A Christmas Carol is a 2009 American 3D computer animated motion-capture holiday fantasy drama film written and directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens ...more

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Jim Carrey, Rhona Mitra, Logan Lerman

Released: 2007

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

The Number 23 is a 2007 American psychological thriller film written by Fernley Phillips and directed by Joel Schumacher. Starring Jim Carrey, the film was released in the United States on ...more

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Jim Carrey, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jeff Wadlow

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

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Kanye West, Will Smith, Kirsten Dunst

Released: 2013

Directed by: Adam McKay

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Adam McKay, and the sequel to the 2004 film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. With the 1970s behind them, San ...more

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Jim Carrey, Megan Mullally, Lauren Hutton

Released: 1985

Directed by: Howard Storm

Once Bitten is a 1985 American horror comedy film starring Lauren Hutton, Jim Carrey and Karen Kopins. Carrey stars as Mark Kendall, an innocent and naive high school student who is seduced in a ...more

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