3. 'Liar, Liar'
Jim Carrey bounced back from The Cable Guy with this considerably more mainstream comedy about a lawyer physically incapable of telling a lie. The plot sounds a little formulaic, but Carrey elevated the material and even earned a Golden Globe nomination for his effort. He even managed to win over Roger Ebert, who had bashed most of his previous films. "I am gradually developing a suspicion, or perhaps it is a fear, that Jim Carrey is growing on me," he wrote. "Am I becoming a fan?" He wouldn't make up his mind until the following year, when Carrey starred in a movie that seemed to predict the rise of reality shows.