Cameron Diaz’s 4 Highest Rated Movies, According to Rotten Tomatoes

Cameron Diaz left Hollywood to reclaim ownership of her life. And, as a result, she stepped back from movies. Diaz hasn’t starred in a film since 2014’s Annie but that doesn’t mean her film roles are forgotten. Ahead, check out four of the 47-year-old’s highest rated movies on Rotten Tomatoes. 

Cameron Diaz landed her first movie role in 1994

Cameron Diaz at a photo-call for 'Sex Tape'
Cameron Diaz at a photo-call for ‘Sex Tape’ | Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

RELATED: Who Has Cameron Diaz Dated?

Diaz’s acting career began with 1994’s The Mask. She played Jim Carrey’s love interest, Tina Carlyle. The movie’s success put her on Hollywood’s radar. After The Mask, she’d go on to have roles in other movies such as She’s The One and Feeling Minnesota

Diaz’s acting career reached new heights when she got cast in 1997’s My Best Friend’s Wedding opposite Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney. Stream My Best Friend’s Wedding on Netlfix and see Diaz as Kimberly Wallace.

Leading to more substantial roles, by the time she decided to take a break from acting, Diaz’s net worth clocked in at an estimated $140 million. 

Without further ado, here are Diaz’s highest rated movies, according to Rotten Tomatoes

‘Being John Malkovich’ earned Cameron Diaz a Golden Globe nod

A dark comedy directed by Spike Jonze, Diaz plays the role of Lotte, Craig’s wife. Being John Malkovich follows an out of work puppeteer Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) as he takes a temporary job as a file clerk.

One day at work, Cusack’s character finds a portal inside the mind of actor John Malkovich, who stars as himself in the film.

Cameron Diaz in 'Being John Malkovich'
Cameron Diaz in Being John Malkovich | Getty Images

RELATED: Surprise! Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden Welcome Baby Daughter Raddix in Heartfelt Instagram Post

Opening to critical acclaim, Being John Malkovich has a 93% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Diaz’s role in the movie earned her nominations for both a Golden Globe and a SAG Award, according to IMDb

Almost a year later to the day, Charlie’s Angels, a movie that Diaz would later say made her healthier, would hit theaters. Diaz starred in one of three lead roles alongside Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu.

Cameron Diaz plays a princess in ‘Shrek’ …

Hitting theaters on April 22, 2001, Shrek proved to be extremely popular with moviegoers. In the animated film from Dreamworks, Diaz lends her voice to the character, Princess Fiona.

RELATED: Is ‘Shrek’ on Disney+? How to Stream Dreamworks Animated Films

She stars in the film opposite Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and John Lithgow. Earning upwards of $487 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo, Shrek launched a franchise.

The film has an 88% Rotten Tomatoes score. 

… and ‘Shrek 2’

Diaz reprised her role as Princess Fiona in 2004’s Shrek 2. Earning a score of 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, the film did what many sequels do not, outperform the original. Shrek 2 grossed more than $928 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo

Cameron Diaz demonstrates her comedy skills in ‘There’s Something About Mary’

RELATED: Cameron Diaz Calls Being a Mother ‘The Best Part of my Life’

Released on July 15, 1998, There’s Something About Mary remains one of Diaz’s most memorable roles even decades later. She plays the title role of Mary and stars in the film opposite Ben Stiller and Matt Dillon.

Directed by Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber, Green Book) aka the Farrelly brothers, the film has an 83% score on Rotten Tomatoes. 

RELATED: Is Cameron Diaz Single? Find Out Her Relationship Status