Posted on 27 June 2011.
If there is one thing that Canadians should be proud of, it should be Jim Carrey. A Canadian born in Newmarket, Ontario, Jim Carrey has won the hearts of all comedy lovers around the world. Many of his movies are full of hysterics and stay with viewers for long periods of time. Others movies are serious, where Carrey purports a serious and historical meaning. These movies also last with viewers for decades. As such, here are the top 10 Jim Carrey movies.
1. Dumb and Dumber (1994):
This 1990s film was truly one of his best and earliest works. Jim Carrey portrays an individual who has little talent, money and intellect. He finds a suitcase full of cash and embarks on a trip with his friend to find the individual who left it behind. On the road trip he and his friend encounter laughable events as well as mishaps that have viewers flying out of their seats with laughter.
2. The Truman Show (1998):
Jim Carrey portrays Truman Burbank, an individual who unknowingly is part of a 24 hour reality show about himself. In the movie he tries to embark on a mission to find out more about himself and who he really is. Popular Mechanics magazine argued that this film was one of the best farsighted scientific fiction films. Erik Sofge also argues that this film reflects how fake reality television is. This movie has been nominated for several awards such as the Golden Globe Awards.
3. Bruce Almighty (2003):
Jim Carrey portrays Bruce Nolan, an individual who has had little luck in his life. In the movie, Bruce is given a chance to perfect life by God who gives him power. Bruce serves to change many things in his life by affecting others. In the end he learns to value what he has including his girlfriend, played by Jennifer Aniston. This movie is riveting and fun for the whole family. Jim Carrey is back to his old tricks and will have viewers flying out of their seats with laughter here as well.
4. The Mask (1994):
This 1990s movie is also one Jim Carrey’s best early works. His character, Stanley Ipkiss is a nice guy who often is a pushover. He finds a mask which allows him to do some naughty and somewhat dangerous acts. These acts lead Ipkiss into trouble with the mafia, who wants the person behind the mask dead. This movie again is full of laughs as Carrey portrays a green and almost clown looking individual who plays puns and riddles throughout the movie.
5. Liar Liar (1997):
You wouldn’t want to tell a lie after watching what Jim Carrey’s character goes through in the movie Liar Liar. The movie has an excellent moral meaning to it and is funny at the same time. It teaches others that lying could cause rift in one’s life. Some of the things Jim Carrey says and does in the movie are hilarious, including when he tells a co-worker that he has better sex than her.