The 50 Best Movies of the '90s

16. Dumb & Dumber (1994)

Director: Peter and Bobby Farrelly
Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Karen Duffy

The title says it all. Dumb and Dumber is the ultimate moron comedy, a loosely connected series of doofus episodes and idiotic dialogues that, ironically, achieves a sort of genius aura.

Credit is absolutely due to Carrey and Daniels, two masters of comedic timing and line delivery. Their classic bits are innumerable: "soup du jour," the most annoying sound in the world, Aspen. The list goes on. Mentioning any of those scenes to a guy friend who can't recite them line for line is enough to terminate a friendship.

Women have Steel Magnolias, or whatever other weepy crap chicks love; us fellas have Dumb and Dumber, and, nope, we're not ashamed of it. MB

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