In 1994, The Mask opened in cinemas. The superhero film, about a bank clerk who could transform into a superhero, entertained audiences and became a smash-hit. It even led to a bloomin’ awesome long-running animated series.

But how many Mask movies are there?

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The Mask films in order

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To date, there are two The Mask movies. The Mask movies – which were produced between 1994 and 2005 – include:

  • The Mask (1994)
  • Son of the Mask (2005)

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Are all of the Mask movies part of the same series?

Yes… sort of.

The two Mask movies are supposed to be part of the same series, but the link is very tenuous at best. Put simply, Son of the Mask is only very (very) loosely connected to The Mask.

Jim Carrey is the lead character of The Mask, while Jamie Kennedy leads Son of the Mask. The films follow different characters and tell largely different stories, so can easily be viewed as two separate films.

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Who are the cast of The Mask films?

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The cast of The Mask films differ between the two entries. Notable actors across the two films include Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Greene, Peter Riegert, Amy Yasbeck, Jamie Kennedy, Alan Cumming, Kal Penn, Ben Stein and Bob Hoskins.

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Is The Mask film series the work of the same director?

The Mask films are the work of two directors. Chuck Russell directed The Mask, while Lawrence Guterman directed Son of the Mask.

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What is the best Mask film?

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The Mask is generally considered to be the strongest film in the collection, while Son of the Mask is generally considered to be the weakest (and a very poor film in general).

I’m going to level with you, Son of the Mask is arguably one of the worst films of all time, so I highly recommend you avoid it.

According to IMDb The Mask films are ranked as follows:

  • The Mask (1994) – 6.9/10
  • Son of the Mask (2005) – 2.2/10*

*I warned you that Son of the Mask is awful. And for the record, in my opinion this IMDb score is generous!

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