Every Jackass Movie & TV Show, Ranked According To IMDb

In the 2010s, fans thought they'd never see any new Jackass content ever again, but not only were two new movies 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 being 51, there's more Jackass martial than ever.

Between Jackass Forever, Jackass 4.5, and the upcoming series, fans of the series are inundated with stuff to watch. And that doesn't even include the whole back catalog of movies and TV series. Jackass doesn't have huge appeal, but even despite its vulgar content, some of the series' movies are surprisingly well regarded on IMDb.

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10 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 (2014) - 6.2

Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa

The problem with Bad Grandpa .5 is that, unlike the other .5 entries into the Jackass series that show almost completely new footage, Bad Grandpa is a narratively driven movie. That means that the same story scenes remain unchanged.

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There are 40 minutes of unused footage of the movie, but the other 50 minutes of the movie are still the same as the original version. And those 40 minutes that are made up of new footage are, unfortunately, inferior jokes to the ones in the theatrically released film, which weren't all that great in the first place. Bad Grandpa .5 is an unnecessary bonus movie, and it isn't even a must-watch for the most hardcore of fans.

9 Jackass 2.5 (2007) - 6.3

Jackass Number 2

Jackass Number Two marked a huge increase in production value in the series, and it felt like so much money had gone into the series. And that even seemed like the case for Jackass 2.5 too, as many of the outtakes have just as much spectacle.

The 2007 movie includes one of the funniest Jackass stunts ever, as the whole crew attempts an obstacle course that's full of alligators and pigs while being shot at 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 why a lot of it didn't make it into the main movie. Watching Preston Lacy getting attacked by paper planes while painted as King Kong should have been scrapped in the writers' room.

8 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013) - 6.5

Bad Grandpa

Bad Grandpa is based on the old man's alter ego of Johnny Knoxville, Irving Zisman. The character showed up briefly throughout the movies, whether it was offering kids cigarettes or losing control of a motorscooter whilst driving down a San Fransisco-like hill. Irving is to Knoxville what Borat is to Sacha Baron Cohen, and just like Borat, Bad Grandpa is a hidden camera movie that exposes and makes fun of certain American cultures.

Though 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 to the proper Jackass films. And it runs into some speedbumps when it parodies Little Miss Sunshine's beauty pageant scene, which was already satirical, so it doesn't completely work.

7 Jackass 4.5 (2022) - 6.5

Jackass Forever showed off how the crew still had it despite being well into their 40s, touching on 50, and not having committed to Jackass stunts in 12 years. But the stunts in Jackass 4.5 are more disgusting than show off how brave and tough the crew is.

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Between rockets and bulls, the fourquel was like the greatest hits of the most loved and bigger scale Jackass stunts. And if Jackass Forever is a greatest hits album, then Jackass 4.5 is a collection of b-sides, for better and worse. Between clamping certain body parts and shoving sushi in other certain crevices, at some points, the outtakes movie comes close to being a body horror, and it isn't for everyone.

6 Jackass: The Movie (2002) - 6.6

Jackass: The Movie

The Jackass movie series has a surprising amount of cinematic value, as so much production goes into the stunts, and the films are bookended with action set pieces and musical performances too. However, a lot of the first movie in the series felt like the standard low-budget stunts and pranks that were found in the series, only in Japan instead of California.

The 2002 release didn't quite embrace the movie format like its successors did, and a lot 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

Seann William Scott in Jackass 3D

Unlike the other .5 entries in the series, Jackass 3.5 is very close to the quality of its main movie counterpart. Not only are many of the cut stunts just as impressive and outrageous as Jackass 3, but the outtakes movie is stacked with stunts and pranks too.

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At 85 minutes, the film is almost as long as the main movie, and it's all completely unseen footage with 44 original stunts. Between Snow Tubing and Barrel Surfing, the stunts have more in common with Takeshi's Castle than the original Jackass series, and for that reason, it has broader appeal than any other movie in the franchise.

4 Jackass Forever (2022) - 6.9

Johnny Knoxville soars through the sky warning wings on his back in Jackass Forever

12 years after the last Jackass movie, fans watching Knoxville, Steve-O, Danger Ehren, and the rest of the crew reunite felt like seeing their friends get back together. It's like they had never been apart for over a decade and immediately started busting each other's chops. In that respect, it's one of the best legacy sequels of all time.

Knoxville was back riding rockets, Ehren was back getting attacked by animals, and Chris Pontius was back stripping down to his birthday suit any chance he got. It might not have been a good idea for the stunt performers to return, as Knoxville suffered his worst injuries on Forever, but fans of the series had a riot. The movie also introduced new and younger members of the crew, who will no doubt carry the torch in more sequels and TV series.

3 Jackass Number Two (2006) - 7.0

Jackass Number Two

Four years after the first movie, the Jackass crew returned bigger than ever. With a production budget more than double the last film, Jackass Number Two contains things that fans couldn't have imagined, and the studio essentially gave Knoxville $11.5 million to torment and harass the crew in the most ingenious ways.

The film features the now-classic Big Red Rocket, which sees Knoxville attempting to fly into the sky after he was almost killed during the first attempt. And it's the first film in the series to take advantage of the film format too. A final sequence is a song-and-dance number that sees the crew getting battered and bruised while trying to perform a routine to "The Best of Times."

2 Jackass 3D (2010) - 7.0

Jackass 3D cast

Audiences never thought there would have been a Jackass 3, never mind a movie continuation of the MTV reality series that was 3D. At this point, the Jackass crew were already getting too old and had laundry lists of near-fatal injuries, but nothing could have stopped them from returning. And, ironically, Jackass 3D had better use of 3D than some blockbuster movies.

The 2010 movie was shot with the Phantom film camera, and it made shooting sex toys across a garden at someone's face with an apple in their head look more cinematic than audiences could have imagined. Even outside of what some might think is a novelty, Jackass 3 still has the most dangerous stunts in the series, such as The Invisible Man and Buckethead Golf.

1 Jackass: The Series - 7.3

Johnny Knoxville in the roller jump on Jackass

TV shows are generally rated higher than movies, as people aren't usually inclined to rate a series if they haven't finished it. And if they did finish a series, they must like it to some extent. Nevertheless, Jackass: The Series, which is where it all started, has a higher rating than any other Jackass release. It's a cult classic show, and it holds a legacy, unlike any other series.

The rough way it's shot with home camcorders, the way it's simply edited, and the iconic music makes for such a charming TV series, even if the content is vulgar and disgusting. It was the unlikeliest show to ever become a successful movie franchise, but it has gone on to make over $550 million at the worldwide box office.

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Currently residing in Madrid, Stephen Barker has been a staff writer at Screen Rant since 2020. Since graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University with a bachelor's degree in Film, Television, and Cultural Studies in 2014, he has written for numerous movie and music websites. Stephen has been obsessed with movies since he first watched Jurassic Park on VHS, and with a deep interest in screenwriting, he loves 70s character-driven movies. But he's just as much of a defender of Batman & Robin, The Fast and the Furious, and Small Soldiers.Visit Stephen’s personal blog, Quaranste, where he writes about guilty pleasure movies, his latest musical discoveries, and how he stays creative during global pandemics, or contact him directly: Quaranstine@gmail.com.

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