The story of Jim Carrey movie appearances began with the little ten-year-old impressionable lad, Jim Carrey written letter to Carol Burnett of the Carol Burnett Show expressing his readiness to play a role on the show. The letter was favorably replied with a form letter. Thus, it marked the beginning of his lasting legacy as an entertainer in the glamorous industry.
Jim Carrey first enterprise in the industry was as a stand-up comedian before he focussed his attention on film and television, as far back as the early 80s with a voice role in the television series titled The All-Night Show (1980) before landing the role of Tony Moroni in the series Rubberface (1981). In no distant time, he had earned himself movie roles as Boddy Todd and Ralph Parker in the films titled Copper Mountain and All in Good Taste – all in 1983.
Soon, the bundle of talent had smoothly combined his comic skills with being an actor. He added to his skills set as an impressionist, screenwriter, musician, producer, artist, painter, and intriguing cartoonist amassing stupendous wealth. He also got a large fan base and numerous award recognitions. Jim Carrey exploits in have landed in him blockbuster films and series and in some not so good productions. Below is the list of some of Jim Carrey movies from best to worst.
Jim Carrey Movies and TV Shows Rated From Best To Worst
Under The Sea – 2009
The documentary movie narrated by Jim Carrey was directed by Howard Hall that examined the impact of global climate change and the importance of keeping our oceans clean for future generations. The 41 minutes film was well-received by all and it grossed $35 million.
Peggy Sue Got Married – 1985
Peggy Sue Got Married is one of Jim Carrey movies’ which is regarded as his best projects by general ratings as he portrayed the character of Walter Getz in the drama. The fantasy comedy-drama film tells the story of a woman whose marriage was on the verge of hitting the rocks, finds herself transported back to her high school days in order to renew her old friendships. The 1985 film grossed $41.4 million at the Box Office from a budget of $18 million.
The Mask – 1994
This is one of Jim Carrey’s movies lead role. The 1994 superhero comedy film had Jim portray the character of Stanley Ipkiss/The Mask, a decent hearted but socially awkward bank clerk who one night finds a strange mask that transforms him into a mischievous zoot-suited gangster. The film was directed by Chuck Russell and produced by Bob Engelman in the year 1994. The movie was a big hit at the box office because it surpassed its budget $23 million, fifteen times grossing $351.6 million at the Box Office.
Man On The Moon – 1999
Man on the Moon is a documentary film directed by Miloš Forman which featured Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman. The late Andy was considered the most innovative, eccentric and enigmatic comic of his time. The movie traces Andy Kaufman’s steps from childhood through the comedy clubs and TV shows until he shot into immense stardom. Critically the film was okayed but it was a commercial failure as it recorded only $47.4 million in the Box Office despite the budget of $52-82 million.
I’m Dying Up Here (2017 – 2018)
The producer, Carrey, in the course his work, explored the other side of the camera. He co-produced the American comedy-drama TV series created by David Flebotte. The movie first season aired from 2017, while the second season was premiered on May 6, 2018. Whereas it scored 95% in the audience rating, rottentomatoes.com puts its ratings at 51%.
Me, Myself & Irene – 2000
The American dark comedy-drama depicted Jim Carrey as Charlie Baileygates, a Rhode Island state trooper who, after years of continuously suppressing his rage and feelings, suffers a psychotic breakdown which resulted in another personality – Hank. Although critics scored it fairly with 47% and 57% respectively, it had Box Office earnings of $149 million against the budgeted $51 million.
Bruce Almighty – 2003
Jim Carrey portrayed Bruce Nolan in the 2003 fantasy comedy film that was directed by Tom Shadyac. He was a down-on-his-luck TV reporter who complains to his idol (Morgan Freeman) that God is not doing his job perfectly. Thus, Bruce was offered the golden opportunity of playing God for one full week. Despite the poor rating the comic film received from critics it was a box office hit with a whopping $484.6 million against the budget of $81 million.
Kiss-Ass 2 (2013)
The superhero black comedy film based on the comic book of the same title was directed by Jeff Wadlow. This is one of Jim Carrey movie that got poorly ranked, as it was graded 32% but interestingly, grossed $60.7 million in the Box Office from a budget of $28 million.
Pink Cadillac – 1989
Apparently one of Jim’s poorly rated works with 21% as its rating review, the 1989 action comedy film grossed $12.1 million in the Box office out of $19 million budget. Jim Carrey featured as a Lounge Entertainer alongside the likes of Bernadette Peters, Timothy Carhart, and Geoffrey Lewis.
The Number 23 (2007)
The psychological thriller film written by Fernley Philips saw Jim Carrey portray the character of Walter Sparrow/Fingerling. This Jim Carrey movie didn’t fare well especially with the critics. However, the movie managed to make back slightly double its production financial cost ($77.6 million from $30 million).