Shalom Life | April 27, 2015

Top 5 Adam Sandler Movies

SL looks back at Sandler's greatest comedic work

By: David Shear

Published: June 18th, 2012 in Culture » Film » News

Top 5 Adam Sandler Movies

There is no other actor in Hollywood who has gotten so much critical scorn while being loved by audiences so much. Adam Sandler’s movies are constantly rated terribly, and the actor has received more Razzies awards (celebrating Hollywood’s worse) than anyone else, but yet audiences everywhere love him and his movies are always a box office hit, even “Jack and Jill” which racked in over $100 million nationwide.

So with “That’s My Boy” having opened on Friday, to terrible reviews yet again, we wanted to look back at Sandler’s top 5 best comedic movies. Which is your favorite Sandler movie?

No. 5 - The Longest Yard

A comedic remake of the classic Burt Reynolds movie from 1974, and staring Reynolds, The Longest Yard stars Sandler as a once famous professional football player who gets arrested, thrown in jail and forced to play football with the other inmates against the guards. The Longest Yard is another Sandler movie which racked in over $150 million in US box office and got terrible critical reviews.

No. 4 - The Waterboy

The Waterboy is about as polarizing as Sandler movies get. Critics really hated it, but audiences everywhere loved it. It’s a story of a simple boy born-and-bred in Louisiana living in the swamps with an overbearing mom (Kathy Bates). That right there is reason enough to watch, but throw in some football, “The Fonz”, and the hotter-than-she-gets-credit-for Fairuza Balk, and you get a classic Sandler flick.

No. 3 - Billy Madison

The winner of an MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance , Billy Madison can be top 1-3 on anyone’s list. It takes Sandler’s childish humor and creates an overgrown rich kid with the mentality of a child who must go back to school, going through K-12 in 24 weeks, in order to get control of his father’s company. Story makes no sense, but few of his movies ever do.

No. 2 - The Wedding Singer

Sandler’s sappiest movie is also his sweetest and one of the funniest. The story is set in the questionable fashion era of the 80s, of which the movie makes sure the viewers are aware of, and follows Robbie Hart (Sandler), the lead singer of a going nowhere band, on a mission to save a women (Drew Barrymore) who he meets and falls in love with during one of his gigs, from a marriage to her horrible fiancé. Hip-Hop grandma is worth the price of admission alone.

No. 1 - Happy Gilmore

In his first movie post-Saturday Night Live, Sandler stars as a Hockey reject who puts his slap shot skills to use on the golf course to save his granny’s house. Filled with memorable and still quoted lines 16 years later, and an epic fight with Price is Right host Bob Barker, Happy Gilmore is as close as Sandler gets to comedy perfection.

Yes, There's A Grateful Dead Album Entirely in Hebrew Yes, There's A Grateful Dead Album Entirely in Hebrew TrendingBan Ki-Moon Eats Shakshuka On Israel Independence Day Ban Ki-Moon Eats Shakshuka On Israel Independence Day TrendingFirst Nations Actors Storm Off the Set of Adam Sandler's Western Spoof First Nations Actors Storm Off the Set of Adam Sandler's Western Spoof Trending
 

Yes, There's A Grateful Dead Album Entirely in Hebrew

April 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Yes, There's A Grateful Dead Album Entirely in Hebrew

Released by Sagol 59 and Ami Yaris, "The Promised Land" features songs from the revered jam band beautifully translated into Hebrew

Read More

Ban Ki-Moon Eats Shakshuka On Israel Independence Day

April 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Ban Ki-Moon Eats Shakshuka On Israel Independence Day

An exploration into Israeli food, and maybe the first step towards peace, Ban Ki-Moon tries shakshuka for the first time

Read More

WATCH: Tel Aviv Zookeeper Captures Awesome Footage of Animals Drinking

April 24, 2015 | By Maya Yarowsky, NoCamels
WATCH: Tel Aviv Zookeeper Captures Awesome Footage of Animals Drinking

Elad Hershkowitz captured the unique footage by placing a GoPro camera at the bottom of animals' water troughs to get a closer look at how giraffes, lions, rhinos and lemurs relieve their parched pallets

Read More

First Nations Actors Storm Off the Set of Adam Sandler's Western Spoof

April 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
First Nations Actors Storm Off the Set of Adam Sandler's Western Spoof

Despite concerns raised by actors on the set, and even following a walkout by cast, Netflix and Sandler stand by the 'The Ridiculous Six'

Read More

Poland Wants Mattel To Recall 'Apples To Apples' Game For Labelling Them As Nazis

April 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Poland Wants Mattel To Recall 'Apples To Apples' Game For Labelling Them As Nazis

A card which refers to their country as "Nazi Poland" during the second World War has been deemed offensive and demeaning to Poland

Read More

Former New York State Governor and Possible Presidential Candidate Has Longstanding Jewish Ties

April 24, 2015 | By Jacob Kamaras, JNS.org
Former New York State Governor and Possible Presidential Candidate Has Longstanding Jewish Ties

George Pataki has a strong history with Jewish voters for a Republican

Read More

Israel: One Of The Happiest Countries On Earth

April 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Israel: One Of The Happiest Countries On Earth

Israel takes the 11th spot on the UN's annual happiness report, coming out on top of countries like the U.S. and U.K.

Read More

Netanyahu Condemns Ultra Orthodox Jewish Attackers of IDF Officer

April 24, 2015 | By Kobi Nachshoni
Netanyahu Condemns Ultra Orthodox Jewish Attackers of IDF Officer

'They are lawbreakers. Service in the IDF is a source of pride,' the Israeli PM stated

Read More

More Headlines