45. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Memorable quote: “Do not go in there. Woo!”
Laugh factor: While certainly not his best work, this film plucked Jim Carrey from relative obscurity (unless a stint on “In Living Color” counts) and propelled him to become his generation’s Jerry Lewis. You could argue that “Ace Ventura 2: When Nature Calls” actually has more laughs or that “The Cable Guy” might be his most underrated comedic turn (seriously, watch it again). But the original “Ace” deserves recognition as the catapult for the career of a true comedic genius.
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