When real talent is mentioned, one of the few names that come to mind is Canadian-American actor James Eugene Carrey, known simply as Jim Carrey. The maskstar is truly a multi-talented individual with a wide variety of things he is known for. Watching some of Carrey’s films, some people know him as a comedian, some as a musician, while many others know him as a Hollywood actor. The three professions mentioned above are just the main things Jim is known for. The winner of two Golden Globes Awards is also an impressionist, producer, screenwriter, cartoonist, artist and painter. Of course, you will now agree with us that he is truly multi-talented.
Jim Carrey began his acting career in 1980 and has starred in 45 feature films, 3 TV movies, 9 TV series and a documentary. In this article, we’ll be looking at a list of some of Carrey’s movies, ranking them from best to worst.
List of Jim Carrey films ranked from best to worst
1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
In the romantic comedy-drama sci-fi film directed by Michel Gondry, Jim Carrey was cast as the title character, Joel Barish, an introvert who was in a two-year relationship with Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet). After their relationship ended, they both erased the memory they had of each other. the person. The director had been chosen by Nicolas Cage, but after Cage’s high demands and Carrey’s availability, in addition to his fun nature, he was chosen as the perfect candidate to play the main character. The movie was a hit and the viewers really enjoyed watching it, which is no wonder. IMDb gave the film an 8.3/10 rating, it is one of Jim Carrey’s highest rated films.
2. The Truman Show (1998)
Everything was going well in this film, from the production to the casting, its rating and the prices too. Jim Carrey played the lead role in Truman Burbank, A Random Child Out of Six Unwanted Pregnancies. He was embraced by a society that generally uses Truman’s life as a spectacle. Unknown to Truman, his daily life is broadcast live. The film earned Carrey the first of his two Golden Globe Awards as “Best Lead Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama” at the 1999 Golden Globe Awards. The film earned a well-deserved 8.1/10 rating from IMDb.
3. Man on the Moon (1999)
In 1999, Jim Carrey was cast in the comedy-drama biography about the late Andy Kaufman. In the film, Carrey was cast as the lead character, Andy Kaufman. The film averaged well at the box office, earning $47.4 million after being produced on a budget of $52–82 million. His poor box office return didn’t stop him from earning a strong IMDb rating of 7.4/10. That didn’t stop Carrey from winning his second Golden Globe Award for “Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy.” “.
4. Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Jim Carrey fits perfectly into the comedy movie Dumb and Dumber due to his comedic nature. He and Jeff Daniels starred as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne respectively. Harry seems to be just a bit smarter than Lloyd and is said to be the “Dumb” while Lloyd is the “Dumber”. The film was directed by Peter Farrelly and it was distributed by New Line Cinema. The film was a major box office success. It had a budget of $17 million and grossed $247.3 million worldwide. The film undoubtedly helped cement Carrey’s acting career. Many would question the 7.3/10 rating given to the film by IMDb,
5. The Mask (1994)
Another very interesting and successful film in which Jim Carrey plays The Mask, a superhero comedy film which starred him as the main character, Stanley Ipkiss/The Mask, a bank clerk who finds and wears a mask which turns him into a goofy, zippy character, shares the cartoon character. The film was another major box office success. It was produced on a budget of $23 million and a massive return of $351.6 million. The film was rated 6.9/10 by IMDb.
6. Liar (1997)
It wouldn’t be a surprise to know that this film is a comedy, knowing that it starred Jim Carrey. Carrey is cast as Fletcher Reede Liar Liar. The film was directed by Tom Shadyac, under the production direction of Imagine Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film was shot on a budget of $45 million and it earned $302.7 million at the box office. IMDb rated it 6.9/10.
7. Ace Ventura: Animal Detective (1994)
Yet another hilarious comedy movie that starred Jim Carrey as its main character. Carrey starred as Ace Ventura, a wildlife detective who is hired to find a missing dolphin, who just happens to be the Miami Dolphins’ mascot. The film was shot in the United States and released by Warner Bros. on February 4, 1994. The film was produced by Morgan Creek Production on a budget of $15 million. It earned $107.2 million at the box office. The film was rated 6.9/10 by IMDb.
8. Yes man (2008)
Yes Dude is a 104 minute comedy film directed by Peyton Reed. The film was made from the book of the same title, written by Danny Wallace. Carrey starred in the 2008 romantic comedy film as the title character, Carl Allen. Allen challenges himself to say “yes” to everything for an entire year. The film was produced on a budget of $70 million by three production companies: Village Roadshow Pictures, The Zanuck Company and Heyday Films. It was later released by Warner Bros. Pictures, first in London on December 9, 2008, then in the United States on December 19, 2008 and in the United Kingdom on December 26, 2008. It was a major box office success grossing $223 million worldwide. The film was rated 6.9/10 by IMDb.
9. A Christmas Carol (2009)
The film is an animated drama family film. The film is based on the 1843 story of the same name by Charles Dicken. In the animated film, Carrey voiced the role of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Past. The film screened in London on November 3, 2009 and was later released in the United States three days later. It was written and directed by Robert Zemeckis. The film was distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Imagemovers Digital. It was rated 6.8/10 by IMDb.
10. I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
This film is a biography comedy crime film in which Jim Carrey cast as the main character Steven Jay Russell, an ex-cop turned impostor, con artist and multiple time prison escapee who is also gay. It was made on a budget of $13 million and grossed $20.7 million at the box office. It has been rated at 6.6 by IMDb.
11. Me, Me and Irene (2000)
The dark comedy film was directed by the Farrellybrothers, Peter and Bobby Farrelly. It portrayed Jim Carrey in his lead role Charlie Bailey/Hank Evans, a cop who must protect a woman named Irene from her corrupt ex-boyfriend. Carrey’s character has dissociative identity disorder, which ranges from mild to mental. The film did well at the box office. After being produced on a budget of $51 million, it grossed $149 million worldwide. According to IMDb, the score is 6.6/10, after 208,610 viewers.
12. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
The comedy is the sequel to the 1994 film Ace Ventura: Animal Detective. In the film, Jim Carrey reprises his role as the main and title character, Ace Ventura, a private detective who specializes solely in finding missing pets. The film was made on a budget of $30 million and was released to the public on November 10, 1995. Upon its release, it grossed a total of $212.4 million at the box office. This is one of Jim Carrey’s films that is poorly rated. IMDb gave it a 6.4/10 rating and a PG-13 rating.
13. Dead Pool (1988)
Unlike the other Jim Carrey films listed in this article, Deadpool is not a comedy film and it did not star JimCarrey as the main character. The Buddy Van Horn-directed film is an action, crime, and mystery film that starred Jim Carrey as Johnny Squares. The R-rated film was rated 6.3/10 by IMDb.
14. The Cable Guy (1996)
The film is a comedy-drama-thriller movie that Jim Carrey starred as Ernie “Chip” Douglas, the cable guy. The film was shot on a budget of $47 million and its first appearance was on June 14, 1996. At the box office, it earned $102.8 million. It was rated as a PG-13 movie and by IMDb at 6.1/10.
15. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Just when the occupants of Whoville had planned to happily celebrate their Christmas holidays, the vengeful and selfish Grinch plans to ruin the Whos’ holiday. Jim Carrey stars as the adult Grinch in the family comedy fantasy film. The film is based on the book of the same title by Dr. Seuss. The film was shot on a budget of $123 million and it earned $345.1 million at the box office. This is one of the Jim Carrey movies that is poorly rated, it was rated 6.1/10.