Every Jackass Movie and TV Show, Ranked According to IMDb
Back in the 2010s, fans thought they’d never see new Jackass content again, but not only have two new movies been released this year, but a new Jackass series is in the works for Paramount+. Ironically, despite the crew being in their late 40s and Johnny Knoxville turning 51, there’s more martial Jackass than ever.
Between Jackass forever, Jackass 4.5, and the upcoming series, fans of the series are inundated with things to watch. And that’s not even including the entire catalog of movies and TV series. Jackass doesn’t have much appeal, but even despite its vulgar content, some of the movies in the series are surprisingly well-regarded on IMDb.
ten Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 (2014) – 6.2
The problem with Bad Grandpa .5 is that unlike the other .5 entries in the Donkey series that show almost entirely new footage, Bad Grandpa is a narrative film. This means that the same story scenes remain unchanged.
There are 40 minutes of unused footage from the film, but the other 50 minutes of the film are still the same as the original version. And those 40 minutes of new footage are, sadly, lesser jokes than the theatrically released movie, which wasn’t that great to begin with. Bad Grandpa .5 is a pointless bonus movie, and it’s not even a must-watch for the most hardcore fans.
9 Jackass 2.5 (2007) – 6.3
jackass number two marked a huge increase in production value in the series, and it felt like so much money had been poured into the series. And that even seemed to be the case for donkey 2.5 too, because many takes have just as much spectacle.
The 2007 film includes one of the funniest Donkey stunts ever, as the entire crew attempts an obstacle course full of alligators and pigs while getting shot with paintballs. And, impressively, there’s a whole hour of unused footage. However, just as is the case with most .5s in the series, it’s clear that many of them didn’t make it into the main film. Watching Preston Lacy get attacked by paper planes as he was painted like King Kong should have been scrapped in the writers room.
8 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013) – 6.5
Bad Grandpa is based on the alter ego of Johnny Knoxville’s old man, Irving Zisman. The character appeared briefly throughout the movies, whether offering cigarettes to children or losing control of a scooter while driving down a San Francisco-like hill. Irving is to Knoxville what Borat is to Sacha Baron Cohen, and just like Borat, Bad Grandpa is a hidden camera film that exposes and pokes fun at certain American cultures.
Although there are a few too many toilet humor related jokes, Bad Grandpa is one of the funniest hidden camera movies, but it still doesn’t hold a camera in the right place Donkey movies. And it hits speed bumps when it parodies At Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant scene, which was already satirical, so it doesn’t quite work.
seven Jackass 4.5 (2022) – 6.5
Fooled forever showed how the crew still had him despite being well into his 40s, touching 50 and not having engaged in Jackass stunts in 12 years. But the waterfalls in donkey 4.5 are more disgusting than showing how brave and tough the crew is.
Between the rockets and the bulls, the fourquel was like the greatest hits of the most beloved and largest scale Donkey waterfalls. And if Fooled forever is a greatest hits album, then Jackass 4.5 is a collection of B-sides, for better and for worse. Between squeezing certain body parts and pushing sushi into other crevices, at times the outtakes movie borders on body horror, and it’s not for everyone.
6 Jackass: The Movie (2002) – 6.6
The Donkey The film series has surprising cinematic value, as much of the production is devoted to stunt work, and the films are also accompanied by action sets and musical performances. However, much of the first film in the series felt like the show’s standard low-budget stunts and pranks, only set in Japan instead of California.
The 2002 release didn’t quite adopt the movie format like its successors did, and many of the pranks felt staged. There’s no way Rent-A-Car Crash-Up Derby and The Burglars, where Bam Margera and Knoxville, acting as jewel thieves, fall through a ceiling and into an office, are real. But they’re still funny, and for fans of the franchise, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a feature-length episode.
5 Jackass 3.5 (2011) – 6.7
Unlike other .5 entries in the series, Jackass 3.5 is very close in quality to its main movie counterpart. Not only are many of the cut stunts as impressive and outrageous as donkey 3but the outtakes movie is also filled with stunts and pranks.
At 85 minutes, the film is nearly as long as the main film, and it’s completely brand new footage with 44 original stunts. Between Snow Tubing and Barrel Surfing, the waterfalls have more in common with Takeshi’s Castle than the original Donkey series, and for that reason it has wider appeal than any other film in the franchise.
4 Jackass Forever (2022) – 6.9
12 years after the last Donkey movie, fans watching Knoxville, Steve-O, Danger Ehren and the rest of the crew reunite felt like they were seeing their friends getting back together. It’s like they haven’t been apart in over a decade and immediately start breaking their chops. In that regard, it’s one of the best legacy sequels of all time.
Knoxville was back on rockets, Ehren was back under animal attack, and Chris Pontius was back stripping down to his birthday suit whenever he had the chance. The return of the stuntmen might not have been a good idea, as Knoxville suffered its worst injuries on Still, but fans of the series had a riot. The film also introduced new, younger members of the team, who will no doubt carry the torch in other sequels and TV series.
3 Jackass Number Two (2006) – 7.0
Four years after the first film, the Donkey the crew came back bigger than ever. With a production budget more than double the last film, jackass number two contains stuff that fans couldn’t have imagined, and the studio basically gave Knoxville $11.5 million to torment and harass the team in the most ingenious way.
The film features the now-classic Big Red Rocket, which sees Knoxville attempt to soar through the sky after nearly being killed on the first attempt. And it’s the first film in the series to take advantage of the film format as well. A final sequence is a song and dance number that sees the crew getting beaten and bruised while trying to perform a routine for “The Best of Times”.
2 Jackass 3D (2010) – 7.0
The public would never have thought that there would have been a donkey 3, not to mention a cinematic sequel to the MTV reality series that was in 3D. By this point, the crew of the Jackass were already getting too old and had endless lists of near-fatal injuries, but nothing could have stopped them from coming back. And, ironically, 3d donkey had better use of 3D than some blockbuster movies.
The 2010 film was shot with the Phantom camera, and it made shooting sex toys across a garden into someone’s face with an apple in their head more cinematic than audiences could have imagined. Even outside of what some might think is a novelty, donkey 3 still has the series’ most dangerous stunts, such as The Invisible Man and Buckethead Golf.
1 Jackass: The Series – 7.3
TV shows are generally rated higher than movies because people are generally not inclined to rate a series if they haven’t finished it. And if they’ve finished a series, they must like it to some degree. However, Jackass: the series, where it all started, has a higher rating than any other Donkey Release. It’s a cult classic show, and it holds a legacy unlike any other series.
The way it’s filmed with home camcorders, the way it’s simply edited, and the iconic music make it such a charming TV series, even if the content is vulgar and disgusting. It was the most unlikely show to become a blockbuster movie franchise, yet it grossed over $550 million at the worldwide box office.
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