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Top 10 Best Jim Carrey Movies

Updated on March 23, 2012

Jim Carrey is one of the most praised comedians in the movie industry. I myself think him as one of the greatest comedians. Yes, it is true that there are many people out there who do not think the same way. But I personally feel that he is best at what he does and that’s the main thing. Not everybody can act like Al Pacino, right? In the same way I am sure, no one can act like Jim Carrey. He has won 2 Golden Globe Awards, 38 other awards and 60 nominations for his outstanding performances, which speak evidently about his acting skills. He is one of a kind, and that is why I admire and appreciate him =)

So I compiled a list of my Top 10 Jim Carrey Movies for you, which are always a treat to watch. This movie list will contain his comedy movies and some from the contrasting genre. The list is arranged in descending order of my personal likings.

The most stupid duo on a road-trip to Aspen, with their empty brains.
The most stupid duo on a road-trip to Aspen, with their empty brains.

1. Dumb and Dumber:

There is no doubt that this movie is destined to be the #1 movie of any of the Best Jim Carrey Movies’ list. The movie got little of a strong plot and story, but still it easily manages to top the chart. Jim Carrey pairs up with Jeff Daniels and here forms the most stupid duo. The movie was released in 1994. It fetched 4 awards and 3 nominations. Jim Carrey also won the Best Comedic Performance in MTV Movie Awards 1995, for his phenomenal performance.

I am sure most of you out there have already watched this movie, but still if anyone missed this flick; count on me, watch this and you won’t regret. It can lighten your mood anytime you want.

The Famous B-E-A-Utiful

2. Bruce Almighty:

This movie is B-E-A-Utiful. It carries a lesson within which is too good to pass and some great rib-tickling comedy scenes. Jim Carrey essays the role of Bruce Nolan, an ever complaining guy, who is going through a rough patch in his life and blames that God can make his life good in 5 minutes but He isn’t interested at all. But what happens when God has had enough of Bruce’s complains? He gives all His powers to Bruce Nolan (Jim Carrey) as he thinks that he can run the world and solve the problems of people better than God does. The rest ….. ?? Well you can guess ;)

The movie was released in 2003 and won 7 awards & 7 other nominations. “IT’S GOOD, IT’S GOOD, IT’S GOOOOODDD”

3. Liar Liar:

At the time when Jim Carrey was out of the mainstream cinema, he came back with a bang titled “LIAR LIAR”. This movie was released in 1997 and won 4 awards & 5 other nominations. Jim Carrey essays the role of Fletcher Reede, a lawyer with no problems in blurting out lies and only aims for becoming a partner in his law firm. But things go wrong when his son, tired of his Dad’s lying routine, wishes that his father won’t be able to speak ANY sort of lie for 24 hours.

4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind:

If I would have been directing this movie, my mind would not have gone anywhere near in casting Jim Carrey for the lead role. But he justifies his selection with such an amazing performance that brought him many positive critics’ comments and numerous awards for best performing main lead.

In this movie, he pairs up with Kate Winslet, and after some quarrels the couple decides to undergo a new technological process to remove each other from their minds. But during the process they realize that what they are losing and where they had to begin with.

The movie was released in 2004 and won an OSCAR, 38 other awards and 50 nominations.

5. The Mask:

No one needs introduction of that, right? Even today many people recognize Jim Carrey as a person who was “THE MASK”. A simple bank clerk, Stanely Ipkiss (Jim Carrey) goes berserk and a maniac by wearing a mask of a naughty god. By acting in his own way, he created a trademark sort of thing from this movie.
The movie was released in 1994 and brought an OSCAR, 5 wins and 7 nominations. Its SsssSMOKINGGG!

6. Ace Ventura - Pet Detective:

This movie is a typical Jim Carrey movie. He goes with a flawless over-the-top acting, which is his main strength. With huge grinning teeth, a proud walk, a humorous accent and an unexplainable hairstyle; Jim Carrey essays the role of ACE VENTURA, a pet-detective, when a mascot goes missing before an important match. The film has its comedy scenes, and some of which are really good. If you are a Jim Carrey fan, then go for it and wait for the Slow-Motion scene. ;) That was spectacular and flawless

This movie was released in 1994, with 5 wins & 3 nominations under its banner.

7. The Truman Show:

I personally feel very good about this movie. It’s a dark drama/tragedy sort of movie - A movie about finding one’s own self and defying one’s fears.

Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) finds out that his entire life is actually a TV show and all the things were a sort of script of that and he is LIVE; 24x7, all the time.

The movie will touch you if you let it. Try to feel the pain of the person and you will enjoy it. It is really well-directed too, and the screenplay was good too.

The movie was released in 1998 and was nominated for 3 OSCARS. It also won 29 awards and 34 nominations. It’s a must watch.

Both the leads have performed in numerous get-ups in the movie.
Both the leads have performed in numerous get-ups in the movie.

8. Fun with Dick and Jane:

This movie was released in 2005 and contains a lot of comedy scenes.

Dick Harper (Jim Carrey) loses his job after a promotion, a promotion which also induced Jane, his wife, to quit her job. Now the money is gone, they are in debt, the car is been sold, the T.V is gone and there is no money to pay the bills. Tired of the fact, Dick and Jane decides to step up in the hilarious way of crime to eek their way to progress. It’s a nice, decent watch when you got nothing to do. It’ll lighten up your mood as well.

9. Yes Man:

A guy named Carl (Jim Carrey) who is spending a boring life, turning down every opportunity that comes to his way, challenges him, after an event, to say YES to every opportunity whether he feels it to be good or bad. The film was released in 2008, won 2 awards & 7 nominations, and it also stars Bradley Cooper and Zooey Deschanel.

This film contains a good enough message of optimism and motivation and it is pretty much the story of my life :P

10. Me, Myself & Irene:

I would have slipped the movie from the list, but the movie has its comedy scenes, so here it is; surviving.

A nice guy cop, Charlie Baileygates (Jim Carrey), is suffering from a split personality disorder. The second personality (Hank Evans) is a naughty one and there it is where the fun begins. Moreover, the scenes with his 3 sons are much more spectacular.

This movie was released in 2000 and has won 2 awards and 4 nominations.

I hope you will enjoy these movies, there are many more out there too. If I missed your personal favorite in the list, feel free to specify in the comments section. It will be a pleasure for me to watch another awesome movie =)

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      Poppy 7 months ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I just finished a Hub on Jim Carrey movies and then saw yours... I suppose he's a popular guy! Good list. Yes Man is my favourite :) And Colin is wrong! Bruce Almighty is awesome!

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      Colin Garrow 2 years ago from Kinneff, Scotland

      Great Hub, but I have to disagree about 'Bruce Almighty' - it's the worst move JC ever made (and I've watched it a few times in case I missed something). I also think you'd have to include 'The Number 23' and 'Man on the Moon', otherwise you're missing out on a whole chunk of Carrey's formidable talents as an actor. Just sayin'...

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      Miran Shuleta 3 years ago

      Liar Liar tops it for me, Dumb and Dumber would be a close second.

      Great Hub!

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      Sara Psychedelic 3 years ago from Cincinnati, OH

      OH MY GOD, my favorite actor. I loved this article because every Jim Carey movie is good in EVERY movie... had an argument with a friend about him in Lemony Snicket, which in my opinion is one of my favorites!

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      zazackarystorey 4 years ago

      I voted Jim Carey for best comedian. He is one of my favorite actor. He is very funny guy. You may check out my prediction at frinzee.

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      UMAIR 5 years ago

      I LOVE YOU JIM CARREY! You are the God of Hollywood comedy.

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      Monkey 5 years ago

      Cool movies

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      zerbini87 5 years ago

      Great review, well-written and informative! However I have to disagree in one area. In my opinion, and I know I am pretty much alone here, is that The Number 23 should be on this list. I am not sure where, probably somewhere down low, even tenth choice. Anyways, great hub, keep up the good work!

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      Pete 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I couldn't help but comment on this hub, seeing as I am always being told how much I look like Jim Carrey (check out my hub on the subject). My favourite movie of his is The Grinch, but of the 10 you chose I would surprisingly select The Truman Show because it was a deviation for Jim from his usual stuff up to that point. A very poingant performance as his character wised up throughout the movie.

      Bottom on my list was Me, Myself and Irene - just too crude for my liking.

      Enjoyed your hub.

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      Matt 6 years ago

      Definitely agree with dumb and dumber lol classic, and the number 23 is one of my all time favorites and never understood why critics bashed it

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      Usama khan 6 years ago

      My ideal persanality is jim carrey lov u bro & lov your style carry on i want your new movie

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      -Astaroth- 6 years ago from Lebanon

      hmm good hub i do love Jim Carrey i wonder why not many voted for Me, Myself & Irene it was epic

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      lostwithinmyself 6 years ago

      I love jim Carrey, My favorite film has to be the mask!!!

      Thanks for sharing as there is a few i have not seen of his so shall be ordering them hehe! x

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      brooklyn00123 6 years ago

      Nice hub. Jim Carrey is one of my favorite actors of all time. In fact, I have my own hub with my favorite Jim Carrey Movies. Mine is a list of 15 but our choices are very similar

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      Steve Mitchell 6 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Nice hub. I just watched the mask last night. Long time since I last saw it. It still makes me laugh. What about Cameron

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      @Bard Of Ely: Indeed. I guess, people do not digest Jim Carrey's not-so-comedy movies. But it was a great piece of work :)

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      Steve Andrews 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      In my opinion it is a work of genius and I am surprised others don't think so!

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      @bard of ely: You are the first person that voted for The Truman Show. I do not know why it remained so under-rated. It was one of the most splendid movies. I personally feel very high for The Truman Show. Thank you for stopping by and voting :)

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      @suziecat7: Indeed, he is one of the most funniest persons I've ever seen :) Thank you

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      Steve Andrews 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      The Truman Show came instantly to mind! Voted up!

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      suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

      He is a very funny guy. My favorite is Liar, Liar. Great Hub - I'm a fan.

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      lol. Yes that is completely understandable :P

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      Sweets21 6 years ago

      That is supposed to say BE able lol

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      Sweets21 6 years ago

      Me too! And I hope I will ma able to watch it in the near future, I love ramance movies!

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      I too, eagerly wait for his movies. I'm sad by the fact that he is getting old :( :p

      Btw, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, is a romantic movie and was applauded by critics and from viewers as well :)

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      Sweets21 6 years ago

      I love Jim Carrey, so much so that I can NOT seem to vote for just one of his movies (although I have not seen the #4 movie) I love them all he is very talented at what he does and I look forward to many more movies to come from him. Thank you for the read it was great!

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      @Jennuhlee .. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was indeed a beautiful movie. By the way, I think, it is not that much under-rated, people LOVE that movie :)

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      Jennuhlee 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      I love Jim Carrey movies, I think the number 23 and I love you Phillip Morris should have made the list, but I am glad you included Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind, a great movie that tends to be underrated.

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      @Bud Gallant .. Thanks for the appreciation :)

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      Bud Gallant 6 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

      Very quality hub. Although I know longer am a fan of Jim Carrey as a person, I still do appreciate his ability as an actor. This is a very well done list.

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      @Shanazz .. I miss Number 23, The Majestic and the Man on the Moon from the list too, but unfortunately I wasn't able to put those on.

      P.S: The Truman Show is in the list :)

      & thanks for your liking :)

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      shanazz 6 years ago from Finland

      I dont understand Number 23 not in the list or The Truman the way good hub.From your list Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is best.

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      @Paradise7 ... I am with you too. I am a big fan of him too. And yes that scene was very good :)

      That movie contains a lot of good scenes indeed :)

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      Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

      I really like Jim Carrey a LOT! I'm with you on this top ten list. LOL, LMAO, I can't help it, Jim Carrey is so OUT THERE, I can't help but laugh.

      One classic scene in the "Bruce Almighty" movie: Jim is saying, "God, please send me a sign", while driving in his car. Ahead of him is a highway repair truck STUFFED with signs, like "DANGER!" "BEWARE" "LOOK OUT!"; so what happens? Jim ignores this utterly and has an accident. For some reason this totally cracked me up.

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 6 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      Yes that's true. I myself have felt the same experience, a couple of times. But in the end, I do not regret the decision to take my time and watch his movie. I thoroughly enjoy the duration :)

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      marstoblog 6 years ago from Hitchin, England

      I like Jim Carey but I can't take too much of his films but when I do see one they generally make me laugh a lot more than I thought I would! Goooood hub and I like the poll feature!