We all watch movies, and which is the “best” is a matter of opinion. With that being said, here are the top 10 Jim Carrey movies of all time. Feel free to check out other lists throughout Thought for Your Penny.
10. Kick-Ass 2 (2013) 32% at Rotten Tomatoes
Kick-Ass’s exploits inspires a new superhero group, led by Colonel Stars and Stripes. They patrol the city until they’re hunted down by a supervillain group led by The Mother Fucker.
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Starring: Jim Carrey, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz
9. Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011) 47% at Rotten Tomatoes
Tom Popper is hyper-focused on work until he ends up owning six penguins. They help him reconnect with his kids at the expense of his career.
Director: Mark Waters
Starring: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury
8. Fun with Dick and Jane (2005) 29% at Rotten Tomatoes
Dick Harper is made the public relations fall guy when his company Globodyne is going under. On the brink of losing everything he owns, he and his wife Jane set out on a crime spree that eventually leads to his former boss.
Director: Dean Parisot
Starring: Jim Carrey, Tea Leoni, Alec Baldwin
7. The Mask (1994) 77% at Rotten Tomatoes
Stanley Ipkiss is a mild-mannered bank teller until he dons Loki’s mask and becomes a green-faced superhero. Now he’s fighting a crime boss who doesn’t appreciate his interference.
Director: Chuck Russell
Starring: Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Riegert
6. Me, Myself & Irene (2000) 48% at Rotten Tomatoes
Charlie is a sweet-natured Rhode Island state trooper who develops a second, more abrasive personality named Hank. Now he’s charged with escorting fugitive Irene to upstate New York while dodging corrupt cops trying to silence her.
Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Starring: Jim Carrey, Renee Zellweger, Anthony Anderson
5. Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! (2008) 79% at Rotten Tomatoes
Horton discovers a microscopic community living on a speck of dust. He’s the only one who can hear him, and he must protect them, despite everyone else thinking he’s crazy.
Director: Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino
Starring: Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett
4. Man on the Moon (1999) 63% at Rotten Tomatoes
Andy Kaufman is a comedian’s comedian who eschewed all the rules for jokes only meant for himself. Even his death is seen as a practical joke years later.
Director: Milos Forman
Starring: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Courtney Love
3. The Truman Show (1998) 94% at Rotten Tomatoes
Truman is unaware that his entire life is nothing more than a 24/7 reality show. He’s living on a set, and everyone he knows is just a paid actor.
Director: Peter Weir
Starring: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney
2. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) 46% at Rotten Tomatoes
Ace Ventura is hired to figure out who kidnapped the Miami Dolphins mascot. He seems inept, but manages to figure out a very complicated case involving a disgraced former kicker for the team.
Director: Tom Shadyac
Starring: Jim Carrey, Courtney Cox, Sean Young
1. Dumb and Dumber (1994) 67% at Rotten Tomatoes
Harry and Lloyd are the dumbest people in the world, but they still manage to evade professional hitmen while on a cross-country journey to return a lost briefcase.
Director: Peyton Reed
Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly