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12 interesting films with Jim Carrey for those who considered him only a comedian
12 interesting films with Jim Carrey for those who considered him only a comedian

Tragicomic, dramatic and even dark roles of the famous actor.

12 interesting films with Jim Carrey for those who considered him only a comedian
12 interesting films with Jim Carrey for those who considered him only a comedian

Mass popularity came to Jim Carrey in the nineties, when he played in several comedies, built solely on his ability to grimace. "Dumb and Dumber", "Mask" and "Ace Ventura" for a long time fixed the image of a plastic clown for him. But the actor's talent goes far beyond ridiculous comedies.

1. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

  • USA, 2004.
  • Melodrama, fantasy, comedy.
  • Duration: 108 minutes.
  • IMDb: 8, 3.

The life of a shy Joel is boring and monotonous. But one day, instead of going to work, he gets on the train and goes to the sea. There he meets a girl named Clementine with blue hair. Gradually, the heroes realize that they have a lot in common. Then it turns out that they really knew each other before, but Joel, for some reason, does not remember this.

The collaboration between Kerry and director Michel Gondry is considered the best film for both of them. Here fantasy is perfectly combined with a romantic love story.

By the way, Kerry and Gondry are also doing the new series "Just Kidding" together.

2. The Truman Show

  • USA, 1998.
  • Dystopia, tragicomedy.
  • Duration: 103 minutes.
  • IMDb: 8, 1.

Truman Burbank is the most ordinary person. He greets neighbors, goes to work and is afraid of open water, because his father drowned in the sea. But in reality, Truman is a participant in a reality show. He is watched by video cameras around the clock, and his whole world is the scenery and actors. And one day the hero begins to notice this.

3. The man on the moon

  • USA, 1999.
  • Comedy, drama, biography.
  • Duration: 119 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 4.

A film about the life and death of one of the most unusual and eccentric comedians in history - Andy Kaufman. He performed from the stage in front of toy animals and sometimes had a hard time distinguishing real life from his shows. And perhaps even his death was just another prank.

The biography of Kaufman is in many ways reminiscent of the biography of Kerry himself. After all, the actor at the peak of his career was often reproached for confusing ordinary life with performances and sometimes was completely unbearable.

4. Life on Maple Drive

  • USA, 1992.
  • Drama.
  • Duration: 92 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 0.

The Carter family is used to hiding all the problems. It seems that they are all right. Father Phil owns a restaurant, wife Lisa raised three children. And only if you look closely, you can understand that one of the sons is drunk, the second tried to commit suicide, and the daughter ignores all the problems. But the secret will inevitably come out.

One of the roles of Jim Carrey even before the general popularity. The image of young Tim, who does not want to admit his alcoholism, turned out to be almost the most impressive in the film.

5. Liar, liar

  • USA, 1997.
  • Comedy.
  • Duration: 86 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 9.

Fletcher Reed lies all the time. This helps him in his work as a lawyer, but at home he already cheats just out of habit. And then one day his son wants his dad to stop lying for his birthday. Now Fletcher can only tell the truth, and this could ruin his career.

6. Majestic

  • USA, 2001.
  • Melodrama.
  • Duration: 146 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 9.

Hollywood screenwriter Peter loses his memory after a car accident. The inhabitants of the small town mistake him for a missing war hero, and Peter himself begins to believe in it. He undertakes to restore an old cinema and lives with the bride of the man for whom he is mistaken. But one day, an involuntary deception is still revealed.

As if in contrast to the cynical hero of the film "Liar, Liar" Kerry plays here a man who himself believes in his deception. This makes the story not instructive, but rather tragic.

7. Me, me and Irene again

  • USA, 2000.
  • Comedy.
  • Duration: 116 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 6.

The main character suffers from a split personality: he is a kind and sympathetic Charlie, then a rude and aggressive Hank. Charlie works as a patrol policeman and wants to help people, but Hank always appears at the wrong time and ruins his life. Personalities coincide in only one thing: they both like the beautiful Irene. But who she prefers is unknown.

A great example of Jim Carrey's acting skills. Even fooling around in the comedy plot, he managed to show two really different characters.

8. I love you Phillip Morris

  • USA, 2009.
  • Biography, comedy, drama, melodrama.
  • Duration: 102 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 6.

Steve Russell has lived half of his life obeying laws and morals. And yet, one day he breaks down - he realizes that life is fleeting, and starts all over the place. Soon he is caught and imprisoned. And there Steve meets his true love - Phillip Morris. But he can no longer correct himself. Further, his life will be a continuous series of courts and escapes.

9. The fatal number 23

  • USA, 2007.
  • Thriller, drama, detective.
  • Duration: 95 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 4.

The wife gives Walter Sparrow the novel "Number 23". And gradually the hero notices that all the terrible events described in the book are a reflection of his own life. Walter becomes obsessed with the number 23 and it drives him crazy.

Even those familiar with the dramatic roles of Jim Carrey may be surprised to see him in the form of a losing his mind thriller hero.

10. The Cable Guy

  • USA, 1996.
  • Black comedy, drama.
  • Duration: 96 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 1.

Stephen Kovacs moves into a new apartment and calls the cable guy to tune the TV. The charming Chip Douglas comes to him. He is energetic and positive, and he and Steven quickly become friends. But Chip gets more and more carried away, and Stephen decides to stop communicating. This is where the real nightmare begins.

11. Fun with Dick and Jane

  • USA, 2005.
  • Comedy, crime.
  • Duration: 90 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 5.

Dick Harper and his young wife Jane live in abundance and enjoy life. But when Dick runs into debt for building a swimming pool, he gets fired. The couple begins to solve their problems with a petty robbery and are getting more and more into the taste.

12. Real crime

  • USA, 2016.
  • Thriller, drama, crime.
  • Duration: 92 minutes.
  • IMDb: 4, 8.

The police find the body of a famous manager in the river. The author of the novel, which describes a very similar crime, falls under suspicion. The writer is very aggressive and mocks the police in every possible way. And the dismissed inspector Tadek by all means tries to prove his guilt, plunging more and more into the dark world of the novel.

Carrie's return to the big screens after the tragic events in his life came out very dark. The hero of "Real Crime" is a life-weary and completely lost person.