Top 20 Jim Carrey Movies

Jim Carrey became famous as one of the most talented comedians in Hollywood. The fees of the famous actor reach fabulous proportions, and all this is due to the amazing skill of impersonation and rich facial expressions, which have become his hallmark. If you want to have a good time and cheer yourself up, check out the list of the best films with Jim Carrey, whose filmography includes both comedic and dramatic roles.

Just kidding (TV series, 2018 – 2020)

Among the recent works of Jim Carrey is the main role in a serial dramatic comedy about Jeff Piccirillo, who became famous as Mr. Pickles. He hosts a children’s television show, delighting children and adults alike. However, behind the jokes and laughter of Jeff lately hides a deep personal drama. Hoping to fence himself off from this misfortune, Mr. Pickles is trying in every possible way to cheer up his viewers.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Kidding

Genre:
Drama, comedy

Actors:
Jim Carrey, Frank Langella, Judy Greer …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.0

Age limit:
16+


Dumb and Dumber 2 (2014)

Twenty years after the release of the first part of the film, Jim Carrey decided to return to the famous role. Lloyd Christmas has been in a mental hospital for a long time and is unable to talk. For many years, Harry comes to visit him and suddenly finds out that Lloyd skillfully lied and, in fact, a friend is completely healthy.

Soon the pretender leaves the hospital. Harry tells a friend that he is terminally ill and needs a donor kidney. In parallel, friends find out that a certain girl in the distant past gave birth to a baby from Harry. The heroes decide to go in search of an adult child.

Original title:
Dumb and Dumber To

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.7, IMDb – 5.6

Age limit:
16+


Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011)

A film adaptation of the children’s novel of the same name by Richard and Florence Atwater added to Jim Carrey’s filmography. The role of the funny loser Mr. Popper, the trustee of the penguins, was claimed by six comedians. But the director of the film gave preference to Jim. And Kerry did not disappoint – he succeeded in a comedic role. The owner of exotic animals from a boring broker turns into a cheerful and funny head of the family.

original title :
Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Genre:
Fantasy, comedy, family

Actors:
Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.0

Age restrictions:
6+


I Love You Phillip Morris (2008)

One of the most extraordinary comedies starring Jim Carrey. Steve is a well-established person: he works in the police and brings up a daughter with his wife. The only thing that worries a man is the knowledge that he grew up in a foster family. Intending to sort out his past, Steve commits a series of rash acts and ends up in prison . Shortly before this, he realizes that he has been trying to deceive himself all his life, and in fact he is drawn to men. In prison, the hero of Jim Carrey meets a certain Morris, and is finally convinced of his suspicions.

Original title:
I Love You Phillip Morris

Genre:
Drama, melodrama, comedy, crime, biography

Actors:
Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann …

Country:
France, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 6.6

Age restrictions:
18+


Always say yes!” (2008)

The boring clerk Karl in the comedy with Jim Carrey always says “no” to everyone. Until an unexpected meeting with an eccentric leader of a psychological seminar brought unexpected changes to his life. He answers all questions with only “yes” and does not think about the consequences. For the actor himself, this role was interesting with new opportunities: to perform tricks on his own without an understudy and learn the basics of the Korean language.

Original title:
Yes Man

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper …

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 6.8

Age restrictions:
12+


Fatal Number 23 (2006)

Walter Sparrow, an employee of the stray animal control service, after reading the novel “Number 23” falls under the mystical power of this number. His quiet measured life turns into torment, which can only end after unraveling the mystery of the number 23. Kerry “got used” to this role for real, because he himself was a fan of the mysterious number.

Original title:
The Number 23

Genre:
Thriller, detective, horror, drama, crime

Actors:
Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, Logan Lerman…

Country:
USA, Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
16+


Swindlers Dick and Jane (2005)

Top films with Jim Carrey continues the story of the married couple Dick and Jane. Paramount Pictures saw only Kerry in the title role, so they paid Sony a $100,000 penalty to reschedule filming. And she did not lose: the actor brilliantly coped with the role of the swindler Dick, a former employee of a large company. Spouses, finding themselves in a difficult financial situation, get great pleasure from criminal activity.

Original title:
Fun with Dick and Jane

Genre:
Comedy, crime

Actors:
Jim Carrey, Téa Leoni, Alec Baldwin…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:
12+


Lemony Snicket: 33 Misfortunes (2004)

The plot of the film is based on the events of the book series “33 misfortunes”. Count Olaf becomes the guardian of orphans, who now and then changes his appearance. The role of the evil count matches the plastic data of the actor. And the bright makeup only adorned the convincing image of the villain. Interestingly, it was for the best make-up that the film received an Oscar. Carrey himself did not read the book, but, having received the role, he became a fan of it.

Original title:
A Series of Unfortunate Events

Genre:
Fantasy, comedy, adventure, family

Actors:
Jim Carrey, Emily Browning, Liam Aiken, Meryl Streep, Jude Law…

Country:
USA, Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.8

Age restrictions:
12+


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Melodrama is not exactly what Kerry fans are used to. Love on the verge of insanity leads the main characters Joel Berish and Clementine Kruczynski to the Lacuna firm, where they have their memories of each other erased. But it turns out that love in the heart cannot be killed. Thanks to the high award – the Saturn Award in the Best Actor nomination, the drama earned a high rating and became one of the most famous films starring Jim Carrey.

Original title:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Genre:
Melodrama, fantasy, drama

Actors:
Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Jerry Robert Byrne …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.3

Age restrictions:
16+


Bruce Almighty (2003)

Among the funniest comedies with Jim Carrey is a film about the constantly grumbling journalist Bruce Nolan. He often complains about fate, complaining that God is unfair to him. At the same time, the journalist meets with a sweet girl Grace, who is a little worried about the mood of her lover. It soon turns out that God heard Nolan’s endless complaints, and they tired him out.

The Creator appears before Bruce and informs him that for several days he will have to do God’s work in order to feel for himself how difficult it is. Bruce happily agrees. Having received incredible strength, he begins to improve his life in every possible way and help those who suffer, but he gradually realizes that he does not have time for everyone, and indeed, it would be better not to fulfill some desires.

Original title:
Bruce Almighty

Genre:
Fantasy, comedy, drama

Actors:
Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Aniston …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 6.8

Age restrictions:
12+


Majestic (2001)

It was in this American motion picture that Carrey opened up as a dramatic actor. Its main character Peter Appleton, a Hollywood screenwriter, loses his memory after a car accident. By a fatal accident, he is mistaken for another person. But Peter does not lose his true face and continues to struggle with circumstances. Which, however, is also characteristic of Jim himself: the dramatic role does not prevent him from remaining a brilliant comedic actor.

Original title:
The Majestic

Genre:
Drama, melodrama

Actors:
Jim Carrey, Laurie Holden, Martin Landau …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 6.9

Age restrictions:
12+


Me, me again and Irene (2000)

Police officer Charlie Baileygates is raising children whom his ex-wife gave birth to from a midget lover. His wife has long run away, and he has to cope with difficulties alone. However, the main problem of the protagonist is completely different: he suffers from a split personality .

A strange feature of Charlie leads to the fact that sometimes he turns from a soft and inconspicuous person into an immoral and impudent type. Due to the inability to control the second person, Baileygates temporarily refuses serious cases, but agrees to carry out a simple assignment: to deliver a certain violator Irene to New York. An ordinary trip leads to dangerous adventures .

Original title:
Me, Myself & Irene

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Jim Carrey, Rene Zellweger, Anthony Anderson…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.6

Age limit:
16+


The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Jim Carrey played the evil, quarrelsome Grinch in the family-friendly Christmas movie . The inhabitants of the fairy-tale town adore Christmas and are preparing to welcome it. One Grinch, living in a cave on an icy mountain, hated Christmas and arranged all sorts of trouble. The actor, accustomed to grimacing, did not feel very comfortable under an impressive layer of makeup. However, this did not prevent him from skillfully conveying the character of the protagonist, for which he received a high award – the Golden Globe in the Best Actor nomination.

Original title:
How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Genre:
Fantasy, comedy, family

Actors:
Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Kelly …

Country:
USA, Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:
0+


Man in the Moon (1999)

This movie starring Jim Carrey is worth watching just because the movie is dedicated to the life and career of the most enigmatic and eccentric American comedian Andy Kaufman. He turned his life into a show where truth is mixed with fiction. Other comedic actors also auditioned for this role, but the director made a bet on Kerry for good reason. Jim completely reincarnated as a famous comedian and brought the film a well-deserved recognition.

Original title:
Man on the Moon

Genre:
Drama, comedy, biography

Actors:
Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Courtney Love …

Country:
USA, UK, Germany, Japan

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.4

Age restrictions:
16+


The Truman Show (1998)

The main role in the film, which was released back in 1998, was the first serious work for Kerry and brought him a high award – the Golden Globe. The actor, without comic jokes and grimace, with all the drama conveyed the terrible discovery of Truman Burbank: his whole life is a continuous TV show, from which it is difficult to get out. He did not even suspect that for thirty years he was being watched by hidden cameras, and he lives in the middle of the scenery.

Original title:
The Truman Show

Genre:
Drama, comedy

Actors:
Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.3, IMDb – 8.1

Age restrictions:
0+


Liar Liar (1997)

One of the best comedies on the list of films with Jim Carrey tells about the experienced lawyer Fletcher Reed, who has long been addicted to lies and even builds his life on them. He teaches clients how to lie better, lies to colleagues and sometimes withholds the truth even from his family.

Reed’s little son, Max, is tired of the notions of his father, who constantly promises to give him time, but in the end does not keep his word. On his next birthday, the boy makes a wish: “May dad never lie.” To Fletcher’s horror, this is exactly what happens: now he cannot lie even in trifles, and this seriously complicates the usual everyday life.

Original title:
Liar Liar

Genre:
Comedy, fantasy

Actors:
Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Justin Cooper…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 6.9

Age restrictions:
12+


The Cable Guy (1996)

Strange, somewhere comical protagonist Chip Douglas is in the spirit of a movie with Jim Carrey. But it was in this work that the actor first decided to break the stereotypical perception of the role of a clown and played a serious role. Douglas is not just a cable company employee who forces his friendship on strangers. He is generous with emotions and different ideas. He craves attention from friends who treat him disdainfully. He is a deeply unhappy lonely man with an unstable psyche.

Original title:
The Cable Guy

Genre:
Thriller, drama, comedy

Actors:
Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann, Jack Black …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.1

Age restrictions:
16+


Mask (1994)

Having received many professional awards, it was this comedy that finally approved Jim Carrey in the status of a star. Stanley Ipkis is an inconspicuous bank clerk who accidentally discovers an unusual wooden mask. Having tried it on, the guy turns into a bright cartoon ladies’ man, battling everyone around with his charisma. Putting on a mask, Stanley cannot control a new entity, but he is also unable to give up the thrill.

Original title:
The Mask

Genre:
Comedy, fantasy, crime

Actors:
Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Rigert…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 6.9

Age restrictions:
12+


Dumb and Dumber (1994)

Lloyd Christmas is a Providence resident and naive limousine driver. One day, a certain Mary gets into the car, hurrying to the airport. Lloyd instantly falls in love with the passenger, but, despite the kind attitude towards the strange driver, the woman says goodbye to him near the terminal and leaves for boarding.

Suddenly, Lloyd notices that Mary left her case at the airport, although in fact she deliberately left a ransom for the criminals at the agreed place. Unaware of this, Christmas grabs an unexpected find, planning to go after a new acquaintance and return her “loss”. An old friend of Harry’s is going on a crazy journey with him.

Original title:
Dumb and Dumber

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.3

Age limit:
16+


Ace Ventura (dilogue, 1993 and 1995)

In the list of comedies with Jim Carrey, one cannot fail to mention the film with which the actor received the first mass recognition of the public and critics. Unknown people steal the dolphin Snowball, who has long been the mascot of the Miami Dolphins sports team. The players’ spokesperson, Melissa, asks Detective Ace Ventura for help.

An eccentric detective finds the first clue: a rare gem – the same as in the collectible rings of all the football players on the team. Now we need to determine which of the guys has a damaged ring, but it’s not so easy to do it quietly.

Original title:
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Genre:
Comedy, detective, adventure

Actors:
Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 6.9

Age restrictions:
12+


Rubber Face (1981)

The first film in the brilliant acting career of Jim Carrey. Tony washes dishes at a nightclub, dreaming of one day becoming a famous comedian that draws large halls. So far, he is allowed to perform on the stand-up stage for no more than five minutes, but he really fails to make anyone laugh.

Judith is a secretive and extraordinary girl, trying to seem cheerful and hiding spiritual emptiness behind cheerfulness. One day she is given a task: to write an essay on the topic “Why do people laugh.” Looking for answers, Judith heads to the comedian club, where she meets Tony.

Original title:
Rubberface

Genre:
Drama, comedy

Actors:
Jim Carrey, Lynn Deragon, Ada Glassburg …

Country:
Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 3.3

Age restrictions:
6+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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