10 Funniest Adam Sandler Movies
Adam Sandler is one of the finest comedians of his generation. Adam Sandler movies consistently make a splash at the box-office, with a combined gross of more than $2 billion. He first rose to prominence as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in the early 90s before making the transition to the big screen. Here are the 10 most memorable movies from this comedian.
Below are Adam Sandler movie ratings:
|Reign Over Me||7.5|
|Punch Drunk Love||7.3|
|50 First Dates||6.8|
|The Wedding Singer||6.8|
|Just Go With It||6.4|
1. Reign Over Me (2007)
Sandler may have made a name for himself as a comedian, but he can also do light drama flicks from time to time. This movie with Don Cheadle is a perfect example. Cheadle plays a man who lost his family in the September 11 New York attacks and runs into an old college buddy, played by Sandler. Cheadle’s character would learn how to overcome his grief with the help of Sandler’s character.
This movie was a huge flop, though, as it only grossed $22 million.
2. Punch Drunk Love (2002)
This is a romantic-comedy movie that stars Adam Sandler opposite Emily Watson. It was written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The movie earned rave reviews for Sandler, as critics applauded him for his performance in this flick. But it was also a huge disappointment at the box office with a measly $24.5 million gross.
3. Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Sandler lent his voice for this animated motion picture. He voices Count Dracula who owns a hotel called Hotel Transylvania where various monsters can take a rest from human civilization. This was a big hit, grossing nearly $360 million at the box office.
4. Happy Gilmore (1996)
This is the movie that made Sandler a legitimate Hollywood star. This was the first of a number of collaborations between Sandler and director Dennis Dugan. In the movie, Sandler plays the title character who is unsuccessful at ice hockey but discovers that he has a talent for golf. The film was also successful at the box-office, earning around $40 million worldwide.
5. 50 First Dates (2004)
Sandler teams up with Drew Barrymore in this romantic-comedy about a man who finally finds the girl of his dreams. It turns out though that the girl, played by Barrymore, has short-term memory loss and forgets him the day after their date. Sandler and Barrymore show that their chemistry dating back from their The Wedding Singer days was still there as the movie grossed nearly $200 million at the box office.
According to reports, Sandler and Barrymore consider this movie as one of their personal favorites.
6. The Wedding Singer (1998)
This was the first team-up of Sandler and Barrymore, and it was a smashing success. This romantic comedy only had a budget of $18 million but when on to gross $123 million worldwide. It tells the story of Robbie, a wedding singer and Julia, a waitress who are both engaged to be married to other people. But destiny has other plans for them, as they discover that they are meant for each other.
The film was eventually turned into a Broadway musical with the same title in 2006.
7. Blended (2014)
The third team-up of Sandler and Barrymore, Blended was still able to rake in $126 million at the box-office. But unlike the first two Sandler-Barrymore starrers, it was slammed by the critics for the performance of its cast as well as formulaic plot. It tells of the story of two single parents who were paired in a blind date. Nothing comes out of that date, but the two find themselves stuck at a resort. Eventually, the two would hit it off.
The movie also has former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal making a cameo appearance.
8. Spanglish (2004)
In this movie, Sandler is a celebrated chef with an insecure wife. Their lives start to change when they take in a woman and her daughter who are immigrants from Mexico. While it earned rave reviews for its portrayal of family problems especially among migrants, the movie bombed at the box office with a gross of just $55 million.
9. Just Go With It (2011)
Dugan directs Sandler again in this romantic-comedy movie that also stars Jennifer Aniston and Nicole Kidman. While the motion picture received a lot of flak from critics, it was a box-office success taking in more than $200 million.
10. Big Daddy (1999)
With a worldwide gross of $234 million, this is one of the biggest Adam Sandler movies of all-time. Again directed by Dugan, Sandler stars with the Sprouse twins, Cole and Dylan. Sandler plays a lazy law school graduate who adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, played by Kristy Swanson. But he eventually becomes the foster father of the kid. This was the last film of Sandler before he put up his own production company, Happy Madison Productions named after two of Sandler’s early hits, Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison.