In 1994, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective laughed its way into cinemas. The movie, about… erm… a pet detective… was a huge hit with audiences and helped to launch the career of comedic actor, Jim Carrey.

The popularity of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective also led to sequels. But how many Ace Ventura movies are there?

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The Ace Ventura films in order

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To date, there are three Ace Ventura movies. The Ace Ventura movies – which were produced between 1994 and 2009 – include:

  • Ace Ventura (1994)
  • Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
  • Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective (2009)

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Are all of the Ace Ventura movies part of the same series?

The first two entries in the Ace Ventura movies series are directly linked. The third entry – Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective – focuses on Ace’s son, and is only loosely connected to the series.

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Who are the cast of the Ace Ventura films?

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The cast of the Ace Ventura films differ across the series. Notable actors in the series include Jim Carrey, Tone Lōc, John Capodice, Dan Marino, Sean Young, Courtney Cox, Ian McNeice, Simon Callow, Josh Flitter and Ralph Waite.

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Is the Ace Ventura film series the work of the same director?

The Ace Ventura films are the work of three directors. Tom Shadyac directed Ace Ventura, Steve Oedekerk directed Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, and David Mickey Evans directed Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective.

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What is the best Ace Ventura film?

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Ace Ventura is generally considered to be the strongest film in the collection. Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective is generally considered to be a poor film.

According to IMDb the Ace Ventura films are ranked as follows:

  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) – 6.9/10
  • Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) – 6.4/10
  • Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective (2009) – 2.1/10

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