The Best Adam Sandler Movies
Adam Sandler is one of the most beloved comedic actors of all time. Though comedy is his forte, Sandler starred in films of almost every genre. Today, we want to go over our all-time favorite Adam Sandler movies. If we missed any of your favorites, let us know on social media!
50 First Dates
50 First Dates is a rom-com written by George Wing and directed by Peter Segal. It stars Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schnieder, and Sean Astin. The film was distributed by Sony Pictures and was released on February 13th, 2004.
In typical romantic comedy fashion, Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) falls for Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore). However, Lucy has anterograde amnesia, meaning she cannot form new memories (similar to Leonard Shelby in Memento). This twist is what makes 50 First Dates stand out in the romantic comedy genre.
Airheads is a comedy movie written by Rich Wilkes and directed by Michael Lehmann. It stars Adam Sandler, Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, and Chris Farley. The film is distributed by 20th Century Fox and was released on August 5th, 1994.
The Lone Rangers is a rock band that is desperately trying to make it big. The trio forces their way into a radio station by using water guns. This escalates into a hilarious standoff with the police.
Big Daddy is a comedy film written by Adam Sandler, Steve Franks, and Tim Herlihy. It was directed by Dennis Dugan. The film stars Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, Cole and Dylan Sprouse, and Leslie Mann. It is distributed by Sony Pictures and was released on June 25th, 1999.
Sonny Koufax is not doing much with his life. He has a law degree but hasn’t taken the next steps to begin his career. Things change when a child is left on his doorstep. His bond with young Julian gives Sonny the responsibility he needs to get his act together.
Billy Madison is a comedy movie written by Adam Sandler and Tim Herlihy. It was directed by Tamra Davis. The film stars Adam Sandler, Bradley Whitford, Bridgette Wilson, and Norm Macdonald. It was distributed by Universal Pictures and was released on February 10th, 1995.
Billy Madison is the dumb and spoiled child of a millionaire. He spends his days in his mansion goofing off with his friends. Billy’s father has had enough of his antics and tells Billy that he must get his high school diploma. Starting back in kindergarten, Billy must work his way up the academic ladder.
Happy Gilmore is a sports comedy movie written by Adam Sandler and Tim Herlihy. It was directed by Dennis Dugan. The film stars Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen, and Carl Weathers. It was distributed by Universal Pictures and was released on February 16th, 1996.
Happy is a temperamental failed hockey player. He does not have great manners, and his only real hockey skill is an other-worldly slapshot. After his grandmother tells him about her financial troubles, Happy turns to golf as a way to make some quick cash.
Hubie Halloween is a horror comedy film written by Tim Herlihy and Adam Sandler. It was directed by Steven Brill. The film stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Julie Bowen, and Ray Liotta. It was distributed by Netflix and was released on October 7th, 2020.
Hubie Dubois is a simple-minded citizen of Salem, Massachusetts. Due to his mild demeanor and childlike innocent, he is mocked by most of the town. After Hubie is given the fake job of ‘Halloween Helper’, he stumbles upon a real mystery putting the town in danger.
Little Nicky is a fantasy comedy that was directed by Steven Brill. The script was written by Adam Sandler, Tim Herlihy, and Steven Brill. The film stars Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Rodney Dangerfield, and Harvey Keitel. It was released on November 10th, 2000.
Nicky is one of the devil’s sons. Unlike his fire and brimstone family, Nicky is polite and mild-mannered. When his brothers escape and start wreaking havoc on Earth, Nicky must leave hell to save the day.
Uncut Gems is a thriller written by Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, and Ronald Bronstein. It was directed by Benny and Josh Safdie. The film stars Adam Sandler, Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, and Kevin Garnett. It was distributed by A24 and Netflix and was released on December 13th, 2019.
Howard Ratner is a compulsive gambler who runs a jewelry store. Things take a turn for the worse when the mafia comes to collect their debts.
The water boy is a sports comedy written by Adam Sandler and Tim Herlihy. It was directed by Frank Coaraci. The film stars Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler, and Fairuza Balk. It was distributed by Buena Vista Pictures and was released on November 6th, 1998.
Bobby Boucher is a dimwitted man who is the water boy for his local college’s football team. He joins the team after the coach realizes that Bobby’s anger gives him inhuman tackling abilities. This does not sit well with Bobby’s overprotective mother, played by Kathy Bates.
The Wedding Singer
The Wedding Singer is a romantic comedy written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci. It stars Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, and Christine Taylor. The film was distributed by New Line Cinema and was released on February 13th, 1998.
Robbie Hart is a wedding singer who was just left at the altar. Though depressed and heartbroken, Robbie begins to fall for a woman named Julia. Though Julia is engaged, Robbie knows that her fiance is not faithful. Robbie must tell Julia how he feels before she gets married.
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