I’m a big fan of the Farrelly Brothers. They weren’t always so popular, but I slowly grew to love their movies over the years. It’s even more impressive when you consider that they’ve had 13 different people direct them, including some of the most famous names in comedy like Peter Farrelly (Dumb & Dumber, There’s Something About Mary), Bobby Farrelly (There’s Something About Mary, Kingpin), and Peter, Bobby, and Bobby Farrelly (Kingpin, Dumb & Dumber). They came together for the first time on the 1996 hit There’s Something About Mary, and since then they’ve produced eleven more movies, including the 2008 hit Stuck on You, which starred Matt Damon and Jude Law, and
Here’s a compilation of all of the Farrelly brothers’ movies in order, from worst to best. By the way, the only way to see the famed duo’s comedy filmography in order is to watch them all back-to-back.
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The Farrelly Brothers (Peter and Bobby Farrelly) are two of Hollywood’s most successful filmmakers. They’re fearless artists that don’t shy away from daring ideas and have a penchant for delving into stories that others may avoid. The final result is a high-wire act in which they either succeed and triumph, or fail and fall horribly.
The following is a list of all 12 Farrelly Brothers films, rated from worst to greatest. Some of them may be unforgettable, while others may tickle your funny bone or just disgust you. In any case, you’ll be seeing a film created by one of Hollywood’s most distinctive directors.
12. From Dumb and Dumber (2014)
The Farrelly Brothers attempt to repeat the popularity of Dumb and Dumber in this 2014 film. Dumb and Dumber To, on the other hand, is the polar antithesis of that film’s success. The film follows Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) on a trip across the nation to locate Harry’s long-lost daughter, twenty years after the events of the previous film.
Many people may rush to see the picture just out of nostalgia for the original, but many will be dissatisfied. The movie strives so hard to be humorous that it often crosses the line into being insulting, tasteless, and plain unfunny. To wring out a joke that doesn’t deliver, over-the-top scenarios are thrown together.
Jokes are overused and repeated. Pranks and jokes were pulled off, but the end result was embarrassing. This nearly gives the sense that the authors were just attempting to make a cash grab mediocre film.
Our major characters are devoid of the wit and charm that made the previous film so popular. They play arrogant pranksters who carry out their pranks and come off as nasty and cruel bullies in this flick. From unintentionally killing a guy with rat poison pills to shouting at a convention speaker, the major characters seem to be nothing more than puppets attempting to get laughs any way they can, even if it doesn’t suit their personalities.
You may find some chuckles in this terrible imitation of the first film, but it’s best to re-watch the real masterpiece and forget about this one.
The Heartbreak Kid (#11) (2007)
This is a perfect example of a love tale gone horribly wrong. Once again, the Farrelly Brothers join up with Ben Stiller to create a rom-com that will charm the audience. They don’t appear to have lost their touch, except this time.
After a brief romance, Stiller portrays Eddie, who marries Lila (Malin Ackerman). During their honeymoon, Lila shows her true colors, and Eddie realizes that marrying her was a huge mistake. He quickly falls in love with Miranda (Michelle Monaghan) and goes out to divorce his marriage.
The Farrelly Brothers’ trademark comedy magic, which has been present in their prior films, is noticeably missing in this one. Where they used to be able to captivate audiences with the perfect mix of comedy and emotion, they accomplished the exact reverse here. The movie’s tone and message are loud, rude, and shockingly unfunny.
When the protagonist seems to be unlikeable, it is difficult to relate to or connect with him. Eddie is an indecisive, shallow, and selfish person, while Lila is the nasty and unpleasant wife. Eddie’s decision to leave Lila due to her real character may not seem apparent at first, as the authors attempt to pass it off as significant.
It’s difficult not to draw parallels with There’s Something About Mary. Overall, this picture begins with a promising premise but quickly devolves into a terrible mess that is difficult to appreciate. It’s hardly the kind of return Stiller-Farrelly team-up we were hoping for, but it’s what we got.
Hall Pass No. 10 (2011)
Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis portray two married guys who have tumultuous relationships with their partners. Their spouses give them permission papers that allow them to do anything they want for a week without fear of marital repercussions.
In this picture, the Farrelly Brothers experiment with the concepts of “what if” and “boys will be boys.” A basic concept about middle-aged guys, with predictable and uninteresting comedy and scenes.
The Farrelly Brothers have long been a mainstay of the comedy genre, but this picture falls short of their prior efforts. With some controversial language, toilet-joke moments, and filthy passages, the film strikes a good balance between cringy and outrageous. Those hoping for a few chuckles will most likely be pleased. I found myself enjoying it quite a bit, keeping in mind not to set too high of a bar for myself.
Certain people find some filthy situations appealing, while others find them nasty and lame. The scenes involving bodily fluids, full-frontal nudity, and gun violence may freak you out or make you laugh out loud. However, there isn’t much to discover, and the film leaves me wanting more, and I quickly forget about it.
Jones, Osmosis (2001)
The film depicts what occurs when you eat an egg off the floor that you just ripped from a monkey’s mouth in brilliant color. Frank, a zookeeper, is the protagonist, and he consumes the aforementioned egg. As doctors attempt to prevent a deadly virus from killing Frank, the insides of his body go into a germicidal frenzy.
The video alternates between live-action and animated portions that depict the insides of Frank’s body at the molecular level. Despite the fact that it is marketed as a Farrelly Brothers picture, the brothers only directed the live-action parts, which do not measure up to the animated segments (directed by Tom Sito and Piet Kroon).
The live-action scenes are really just a narrator for what’s going on with Frank. I can’t help but gloss over the live-action scenes as I wait for the movie to bring me back to the bright, larger-than-life insides of Frank’s body as the movie switches back and forth between live-action and animation.
The animated scenes are packed with their style of witty comedy and are fast-paced, engaging, and enjoyable. The majority of these are visual jokes that may take some thought before you figure out the punchline. Overall, the film is creative and provides a fun family cinema experience.
The Three Stooges (number 8) (2012)
The Three Stooges is a comedy film based on the original 1930s comic group known for their slapstick-buffoonery humorous films.
The Stooges try to collect money and rescue the orphanage where they grew up in this three-part dramatization, accidentally becoming embroiled in a shady murder-infidelity plot against a billionaire. The storyline may be comparable to one of the Farrelly Brothers’ films (Dumb and Dumber), but anybody viewing it is more interested in the sentimental recollection of the original comedic trio than in the plot.
The Farrelly Brothers took a risk by interfering with one of America’s most cherished properties, but they succeeded in creating a contemporary version that is faithful to the original three. They succeed in recreating the original Stooges’ appearance and feel while retaining its anarchic attitude and comedic essence.
The major casts portraying Larry, Moe, and Curly have received critical acclaim, and rightfully so. Like a genuine copy, they can transmit and imitate the original comedians’ personalities, rhythms, and mannerisms. Even the simplest of jokes may create real and hilarious moments due to their onscreen connection and presence.
Though some may say that it is a bad replica of the original with nothing new to offer, viewers should find it entertaining and plenty of chuckles as it pays tribute to the original masterpiece.
7. Irene, myself, and I (2000)
Following the success of Dumb and Dumber, Jim Carrey and the Farrelly Brothers join up once again to bring us a comedy that demonstrates just how far they can go with absurd humor. Whereas Dumb and Dumber had a little heart and charm, the brothers here go all out to live up to the film’s R-ratings.
Charlie, a Rhode Island state policeman with a dual personality condition, is played by Carrey. He is an all-around lovely man with a kind, smiling, and kind attitude. Unfortunately, when he runs out of his medicine, his alter ego “Hank” emerges, who is the polar opposite of Charlie.
Carrey does a strong portrayal as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He truly lets himself go when he plays the destructive Hank. He caps it off by being more obscene, rude, and coarse than he has ever been in his career, adding to his rubbery facial movements.
The film is a crazy and over-the-top comedy that will amuse people with a weird sense of humor from beginning to end. There are many jokes about feces, urine, and sexual flashing that some audiences may find amusing while others may find them offensive.
The authors made a mistake by concentrating too much on the second half of the picture, which loses its humor-momentum as the movie attempts to follow the narrative. Instead of taking itself too seriously, it would have been preferable for the audience to simply appreciate it as is, as a vulgar comedy.
Shallow Hal (#6) (2001)
“Have you ever heard the expression “beauty is in the eye of the beholder?” Tony enquires. “Have you heard the song about the dogs who let themselves out?” Mauricio makes a comment. This exchange from a scene in the film will always be amusing. Putting the jokes aside, Shallow Hal is a pretty standard rom-com that explores the conflict between inner beauty and external appearances.
Hal (Jack Black) is only interested in women who are physically flawless. After meeting self-help guru Tony Robbins, who hypnotizes him to see the inherent beauty in everyone, even the least attractive ladies, his opinions alter. Hal then meets Rosemary and falls in love with her (Gwyneth Paltrow). She’s a slim beauty with a golden heart in his captivated eyes. She weighs about 300 pounds in actuality.
The Farrelly Brothers, who are renowned for their gross-out comedy, take a big step in making this core subject of inner beauty funny. A sensitive message for the audience is hidden underneath all the laughing and joking. True beauty is seen via the heart rather than the sight.
The Brothers, on the other hand, seem to misdirect their message by declaring that ugly people are kind and beautiful ones are bad. There are also aspects of fat stereotyping that may irritate some viewers. On this point, the Brothers could have benefited from some checks and balances.
This film should not be overlooked due to its original storyline, excellent performances by the ensemble, and lots of superb Farrelly-branded comedy. Just remember to take everything you hear with a grain of salt.
5. I’m Fixated On You (2003)
By the time this film was released, the Farrelly Brothers would have established a reputation for using comedy to address problems such as ignorance, schizophrenia, and obesity, among others. It’s no surprise, therefore, that a film about conjoined twins receives the Farrelly treatment.
Surprisingly, the Farrelly Brothers exhibit a lot of heart in this picture, which is out of character for them. By dialing down the gross-out jokes, boundary-pushing raunch, and sexual comedy, they’ve created a picture that’s not only hilarious, but also touching and kind-hearted.
Conjoined twins Bob and Walt Tenor, portrayed by Matt Damon and Grek Kinnear, are at the heart of the film. While Bob is happy to spend his days flipping burgers, Walt has a more extroverted personality and dreams of becoming an actress. The couple goes to Hollywood to pursue his ambition, where love and fame await them.
Damon and Kinnear own their characters thanks to their connection, and they depict Bob and Walt in a genuine and down-to-earth manner. As much as you want them to be free to live their lives properly, seeing the amicable brothers show their brotherly affection for one another is fascinating.
Despite the fact that many of the gags in the movie revolve on the difficulties the brothers experience as a result of their physical state, they do not openly mock their impairments. The physical humor passages are performed with care to avoid being rude or disrespectful while providing a significant quantity of laughter.
4. The tyrant (1996)
Following the success of Dumb and Dumber, the Farrelly Brothers demonstrate yet another kind of film brilliance with this sports comedy. If you like Dumb and Dumber, you will enjoy this film as well. Some of the jokes are well-crafted and intended to catch the audience off surprise. The Farrellys aren’t aiming for cheap jokes or gags here, but rather well-crafted comedic moments.
The core foursome of Woody Harrelson, Bill Murray, Randy Quaid, and Vanessa Angel add to the film’s overall quality. We get lots of memorable and quotable moments because to the performers’ connection and ability to portray their roles with such accuracy and clarity. Murray deserves praise for his excellent portrayal of Ernie.
Roy (Harrelson) is a former bowling champion who is duped into a con game by Ernie (Murray), a double-crossing wise-cracking bowler who loses Roy’s bowling hand. After being reduced to a life as a sleazy small-time hustler, Roy encounters Amish bowling prodigy Ishmael (Quaid) and resolves to coach Ishmael to win a bowling championship.
The film is amusing and inspirational, but it avoids the pitfalls of people who take themselves too seriously. Its wittiness and over-the-top, black comedy moments have a certain allure. Everyone should see this film. It’s capable of delivering a good, pleasant movie experience, complete with comedy from the 1990s that isn’t seen in today’s comedies.
Fever Pitch (#3) (2005)
Any relationship entails a certain amount of give and take, and in certain cases, even severe sacrifice. In what seems to be one of their most down-to-earth flicks, the Farrelly Brothers stress this subject. It almost seems like a non-Farrelly film without the nasty, gross-out, obscene jokes.
Ben Wrightman (Jimmy Fallon) is a schoolteacher in the tale. He meets and falls in love with Lindsey Meeks (Drew Barrymore), a successful workaholic executive, one day. They fall in love, but Lindsey quickly sees that Ben’s baseball passion is impeding their relationship.
The plot follows the pattern of “guy meets girl, loses her, and then gets her back.” However, it also discusses the need of balancing our interests and the distinction between loving something (or someone) who loves you back and loving something that doesn’t.
This sentimental picture achieves a great blend of different components. While Ben is depicted as a boyish and passionate sports fan, the film avoids mocking other sports fans. Lindsey’s struggle, as she accommodates and embraces Ben’s enthusiasm, is one that many sports fans can identify to.
Although this is a beautiful, sentimental picture, there will be plenty of funny moments throughout the film without the brothers’ usual excesses. Fever Pitch is one of the Farrelly Brothers’ finest works, and it’s not one to be missed.
Dumb and Dumber is the second film in the Dumb and Dumber series (1994)
With this picture, the Farrelly Brothers were discovered by Hollywood. A film that was as strange and as stupid as its title implied became an all-time favorite that stood out above other comedies. The film is hilarious in its own right, with hilarious quips and over-the-top humor delivered flawlessly by the ensemble.
They aren’t simply cheap one-liners delivered for the purpose of delivering a punchline; these are well-placed quips and jokes that leave the audience in fits of laughter.
The film Dumb and Dumber follows two dimwitted best friends, Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey), who come upon a bag full of cash. They set out to return it halfway across the country, completely ignorant that the briefcase is linked to an abduction.
As simple as the storyline may be, the film concentrates on Harry and Lloyd’s connection, which can turn even the most basic jokes into comic gold. Carrey’s exaggerated facial emotions and gestures, along with Daniel’s hilarity and charm, produced an onscreen dynamic combination that is a joy to behold. Even the film’s most ridiculous and cringe-worthy scenes are easy to swallow because to their impeccable comedic timing and charm.
Years after its debut, the picture continues to be one of the most rewatchable films, as well as one with quotable and memorable moments. “Mock, yeah!” and “Big Gulps, huh?” may be heard from moviegoers. As they recount their favorite moments from the famous comedy, they exclaim, “Alright!” or “Kick his ass, sea bass!” You’re the odd one if you think that’s strange.
1. Mary Has a Special Place in My Heart (1998)
Following the success of Dumb and Dumber and Kingpin, the Farrelly Brothers offer their version on a rom-com that has become a contemporary classic. The film also ushered in an era of R-Rated rom-coms, and the American Film Institute rated it No. 27 among the 100 best American comedies.
The plot is set in the current day. Ted (Ben Stiller) reminisces about a prom date with gorgeous Mary (Cameron Diaz) that went wrong owing to an event in high school. Recognizing that he can’t forget her, he employs Pat Healy (Matt Dillon) as a private detective to hunt her down. Things get more difficult when he discovers that he isn’t the only one who is smitten with Mary.
This film is extremely entertaining to watch because of the writer’s ability to build on a single humorous moment to create a chain of unexpected and bizarre comedic scenes. A scenario in which Ted gets mistaken for a peeping Tom while urinating is an example. Then his genitals become caught in a zipper. His situation is soon invaded by people who appear out of nowhere to either assist him or humiliate him more.
Each scene is challenged by the Farrelly Brothers, who construct it with a chain of absurd humor one after the other, keeping you hooked if not laughing in pleasure. The humor builds and unfolds nicely, without crossing the line into becoming trite or cliched.
The storyline is simply a simple playground for the Farrelly Brothers to inject their comedy into, and it works well. After all, everyone is expecting Ted and Mary to marry. The audience, on the other hand, is more interested in the trip than the goal, and it is certainly paved with unexpected pleasure.
During the last few years, I’ve been watching a lot of movies, and I’ve also been fortunate enough to watch movies by my favorite filmmakers. Since they only make 12 movies, I figured it would be fun to rank all of them. So here they are, in order: Dumb and Dumber, Uncle Buck, There’s Something About Mary, Kingpin, A Few Good Men, Me, Myself and Irene, Dumb and Dumber To, Stuck On You, The Cable Guy, Stuck On You, The Heartbreak Kid, The Man With Two Brains, The Big Year, Father Of The Bride, The Three Amigos, Dumb And Dumber To.. Read more about farrelly brothers net worth and let us know what you think.
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