The 5 best movies like "Horton Hears a Who" released on DVD are all available for purchase this holiday season. "Horton Hears a Who" is a true-in-spirit adaptation of a Dr. Seuss book which stars Jim Carrey and Jim Carrel. Whether you're shopping for children you know or your inner-child, each of these movies has been chosen for what they have in common. One of these movies is a movie adaptation of a Dr. Seuss story. Like "Horton", three of these movies feature Jim Carrey, and three feature Jim Carrel in lead roles. It goes without saying that the 2003 Dr. Seuss movie adaptation of "The Cat in the Hat" did not make the list, as it is not even in the same ballpark with the charming "Horton Hears a Who."
- "A Christmas Carol" (2009). In this adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas story, Jim Carrey voices Ebenezer Scrooge, giving an over the top performance. Of course, everyone knows the tale of how the miserly Scrooge receives visits from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come. What is truly unique in this CGI version of "A Christmas Carol" are the spectacular special effects. It was viewable in 3D in the theaters, but the DVD version promises to be a great experience in its own right.
- "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (2000). Like "Horton Hears a Who", "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is a movie adaptation a popular children's novel, and probably Dr. Seuss' most popular story of all time. Jim Carrey is truly amazing as The Grinch in this live-action movie which does not depend upon special effects to carry its plot. The costuming and acting are top-notch as the Grinch sets out to steal Christmas from Whoville and it is up to Taylor Momsen as Cindy Lou Who to save the day.
- "Over the Hedge" (2006). The laughs come a mile-a-minute in this madcap animated animal adventure from the creators of Shrek. "Over the Hedge" features some amazing big screen actors as the voices of the four-legged cast, including Bruce Willis, Nick Nolte, William Shatner, Garry Shandling, and, of course, Steve Carrel. Following their winter hibernation, a colony of wild creatures awakens to discover that their wilderness has been overrun by suburbia.
- "The Mask" (1994). "The Mask" and Jim Carrey were simply ahead of their time in this fantastical cartoon & live action hybrid movie. "The Mask" was inspired by a comic book series of the same title. Jim Carrey plays a retiring bank employee who comes into possession of a mystical ancient mask, which transforms him into a green-faced superman. Cameron Diaz is stunning as a nightclub singer and Carrey's romantic interest. The movie received a 1995 Academy Awards Best Visual Effects nomination.
- "Despicable Me" (2010). "Despicable Me" came to movie theaters as a 3D animation which is great family fun. Steve Carrel voices the film's villain, Gru, who makes a madcap grab for the moon, aiming to steal it form the night sky. "Despicable Me" is good for one laugh after another as the movie's Big Bad winds up guardian to three mischievous orphans.
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