When people hear the phrase ‘starring Adam Sandler’ most instantly know that over the following couple of hours they are going to experience the thespian art at its highest possible level. With a distinguished career spanning thirty years and over 70 films and TV series, you cannot deny that Adam is doing something right. With an exclusive six movie deal for Netflix in the bag the internet will need supercharging to handle the bandwidth demands. The challenge at TBG was to compile a comprehensive list of his best work, so without further ado – let’s get to it!
10. Hotel Transylvania
The good thing about Hotel Transylvania is that it’s animated so we don’t actually get to see Adams mug. Kids of all ages will love the jokes and art style brought to life in this first feature from Genndy Tartakovsky (of Samurai Jack & Clone Wars). The film is quite fun and has spawned a number of sequels. Sandler voices the legendary Dracula and adds a lighter tone to the Prince of Darkness.
9. The Waterboy
For fans of The Waterboy, it is largely believed that his performance eclipsed many of the all-time greats but that’s enough about Henry Winkler. Sandler is Bobby Boucher, a simple-minded waterboy who discovers he has a talent for running with the ball and soon becomes the key player for his local college football team. The strangely alluring Fairuza Balk plays his love interest Vicki, you don’t see much of her these days.
8. South Park
A slightly controversial inclusion some might say is South Parks version of Adam Sandler. First mentioned back in season eights episode ‘AWESOM-O’, when the A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000 is pitching movie ideas to the studio execs, it wasn’t until season fifteens ‘Funnybot’ that he made his first dramatic appearance taking South Park Elementary hostage. Lots of shouting and loud noises were involved.
7. Blade 2
Technically this didn’t feature Adam Sandler but it’s on in the background whilst pulling together the article. Sequel of the 1998 fantasy thriller, this time around Blade has to team up with the bad guys in order to take down a new threat – Luke Goss. Yes that’s right, the better looking one from 80’s boy band Bros. It also featured a baby faced Norman Reedus teaming up with director Guillermo del Toro in a time before we knew what real pain felt like (Silent Hills).
We are a video game, entertainment and geek culture website. Pixels makes the list because it’s loosely based on a number of classic video games, you could call it entertainment and you most certainly will need to be up on your geek culture to spot all of the ’80s references. To its credit, it isn’t a terrible movie and the soundtrack is pretty enjoyable.
4. A Funny Picture of a Dog
This is a picture of a dog looking really happy, he kinda reminded us of Scooby-Doo so made the list. Scooby-Doo has been in a number of animated TV movies but also hit the big screen with two live-action adaptations. Written by James Gunn previously of Guardians of the Galaxy fame and starring the lovely Sarah Michelle Gellar.
3. The Wedding Singer
This 1998 film set in 1995 is the story of Robbie Hart a wedding singer who specialises in songs from the 1980s. It’s a romantic comedy with some genuinely funny moments as Robbie and Julia, a waitress played by Drew Barrymore, come to the realisation that they are about to marry the wrong people. Thankfully Judd Apatow and the late Carrie Fisher both had a hand in the script making this one of Adams better outings.
2. Sushi Cat Costume
Our number two spot goes to a ginger tom that has been dressed up to look like Sushi, which is somewhat ironic as cats tend to love fish. I guess the main element of concern is who would buy something like this, I mean there must be a demand as you can buy it from eBay.
1. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
It’s just a shame Punch-Drunk Love normally features a lot lower on other best of listings out there. Barry Egan is a small-time businessman who lives a normal drab life until he meets a woman called Lena. Its the usual romantic tale just with a few more twists and turns along the way. Sandlers awkward, dysfunctional persona fits the part perfectly and his performance earned him a Golden Globe nomination for what is undoubtedly one of his best to date.
So there you have it, The 10 Greatest Adam Sandler Movies of All Time! We hope you enjoyed reading our list and would love to hear from you in the comments below, on Twitter or our Facebook page.