Jim Carrey. The man with thousand faces. He isn’t omnipresent and unrecognizable like Johnny Depp or Jared Leto or Sellers. He is a man with a single face, but capable of molding it into thousand others with contorting muscles that are absolutely inhuman. He’s also equally capable of adding equally twisting emotions with an effortless snap, making him an ever-exciting comedian and an even more terrific actor. Though he always displays his comedic instincts which sometimes do go against him, he handles every genre so carefully, it is nothing short of being miraculous. He is simply SMOKIN’!
We curated a list of top Jim Carrey movies, selected from his vast filmography. You can watch online some of these Jim Carrey movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime or Hulu.
1. The Truman Show
No second thoughts about this one. ‘The Truman Show’ lent a new dimension to Carrey’s career, he was no longer a comedian who appeared in popcorn flicks and late night television shows but a deserving Golden Globe winner and one of the most versatile actors Hollywood has seen.
Directed by Peter Weir (‘Dead Poets Society’), Truman Show is a movie about a simple man unaware of the fact that his life is a reality show. Truman Burbank lives in a set up world,where everyone except him is part of a supporting cast employed to help progress the script, which unfortunately is Truman’s life. Pretty disturbing, right? The realization that your world isn’t real could drive people to madness or an existential crisis and frankly, it is a very serious matter to tackle. But the beauty of Weir’s work that is conveyed on-screen by Carrey’s genius is, it keeps getting stronger after this point, uplifting itself. In the beginning stages it feels like a normal Jim Carrey comedy with him pulling off some funny lines and faces, but as the story starts to unfold these very traits signify the brutality of his inner struggle between accepting realities. The boat scene where he brings physical helplessness and mental determination together on-screen, which is then rounded off by the discovery of his world and his famous line, is a proof of his terrific acting abilities that do not forget their comedic roots.