Published On: Sun, Mar 1st, 2020

Five Best Adam Sandler Movies

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There are two phases to Adam Sandler’s career—the funny Sandler movies that culminated into a dramatic turning point with Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch Drunk Love, and the unfunny Sandler movies, all of which followed Punch Drunk Love. It’s astonishing to consider the quality of his work between 1995 and 2002, compared to his work since 2003. He’s still extremely popular, churning out one or two mega-hits year after year, but has Sandler made anything of merit since 2002? Afraid not. With the release of his new romantic comedy Just Go With It on Valentine’s Day weekend, it’s time to take a look back at the five best movies of Adam Sandler’s career.

Five Best Adam Sandler Movies

Here Adam Sandler’s five best movies…

Little Nicky (2000)

This was when everything went south for Sandler comedies. This big-budgeted comedy inexplicably remains Sandler’s only comedic bomb, and undeservedly so. It’s certainly one of his most bizarre comedies, but bizarre Sandler is always more interesting than bored Sandler, the kind of character Sandler has played for the last eight years. In Little Nicky he creates a weird, original character, existing in a crazy, fun-filled film, packed to the brim with surprising cameos.

Billy Madison (1995)

While he had a couple supporting roles in films before this, Billy Madison was the movie that put Sander on the feature film map, and it remains one of his most gloriously dumb definitive comedies. It’s not perfect, and it definitely hasn’t aged that well, but there’s jokes a plenty, as well as a hilarious supporting turn by Chris Farley as an aggravated school bus driver.

The Wedding Singer (1998)

Many have called this Sandler’s best movie; it’s certainly his best romantic comedy, featuring his all-time finest chemistry with the one and only Drew Barrymore. While the two teamed up years later for the forgettable 50 First Dates (which in retrospect is probably his most tolerable comedy of the last decade), it was their chemistry in this charming 80’s movie that made it so lovably entertaining.

Happy Gilmore (1996)

Easily his best comedy, this is Adam Sandler at full throttle, at the height of his comedic talents. Just like the best of Jim Carrey’s comedic work remains his first three major comedies from 1994, the most brutally funny of Sandler’s work remains his earliest stuff, namely Happy Gilmore, which is a film that is indefinitely rewatchable. Shooter McGavin remains Sandler’s finest and funniest on-screen nemesis!

Punch Drunk Love (2002)

It’s the one great Sandler movie, the one thing he’s ever done that can be taken seriously in any shape or form. While he’s acted in three dramatic films since this one, none of them have worked half as well. It took a great director like Paul Thomas Anderson to see through the Sandler persona and give him a vehicle that best accentuates his talents. It’s hugely romantic, oddly funny, awkwardly paced, and winning in every way. Unless Sandler decides to start challenging himself with better films and directors, Punch Drunk Love will forever remain his finest piece of work.

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