Adam Richard Sandler is not only one of the best American actor but also a comedian, screenwriter, film producer, and musician. Sandler is best known for comedy and received critical praise for his dramatic work. He was a regular on MTV’s Remote Control and on NBC’s Saturday Night Live before devoting himself to making movies. And maybe that’s why his all films became more comedy than any other genre. His debut role came in 1995 with Billy Madison and after that, his movies, most notably the widely panned Jack and Jill, have gained harsh criticism as well as appreciation. He has ventured into more dramatic territory with his roles in Punch-Drunk Love (2002), Spanglish (2004), Reign Over Me (2007), Funny People (2009) and The Meyerowitz Stories (2017) and the list goes on. So let’s here we check out the list of Top 10 best movies starring Adam Sandler of all the time.
1. Happy Gilmore (1996)
Happy Gilmore is an American drama film starring Adam Sandler as the title character, an unsuccessful ice hockey player who discovers a newfound talent for golf. His methods weren’t traditional and his attitude offended many of the country club elites, but nobody could deny Happy Gilmore’s ability to hit a ball down the fairway at lightning speed. The film won an MTV Movie Award for “Best Fight” for Adam Sandler versus Bob Barker.
2. Big Daddy (1999)
Big Daddy is an American comedy film starring Adam Sandler and the Sprouse twins. Adam Sandler was in the role of the father who is lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn’t go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father. He shuns all adult responsibility until he finds himself caring for a five-year-old whose mother died of cancer. In the film, we find Sandler as sweet and innocent light-hearted character.
3. Billy Madison (1995)
Billy Madison is an American comedy film starring Adam Sandler, Bradley Whitford, Bridgette Wilson, Norm Macdonald, and Darren McGavin. Sandler was in the role of Billy Madison who is a lazy, porn-addicted, invisible-Polar Bear chasing heir to the Madison Hotel millions but in order to win his father’s respect, and his Fortune 500 company, grown-up goof-off Billy must repeat all 12 grades of school ‘ in just 24 weeks.
4. The Water Boy (1998)
The Waterboy is an American sports comedy film starring Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk, Henry Winkler, and Jerry Reed. Adam Sandler is in the role of Robert ‘Bobby’ Boucher who is a plain and simple man. He never wanted anything more than to quench the thirst of the dehydrated athletes who treat him like dirt. But the team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team.
5. The Wedding Singer (1998)
The Wedding Singer is an American romantic comedy film starring Adam Sandler as a wedding singer in the 1980s and Drew Barrymore as a waitress with whom he falls in love. They both engaged to be married but to the wrong people. Luckily, fortune intervenes to help them discover each other. It also provided the backdrop for a very sweet love story between a heartbroken wedding singer and a perky waitress engaged to a complete douche. It was a box office hit and critically acclaimed by many calling it Sandler’s best movie.
6. 50 First Dates (2004)
50 First Dates is American comedy film starring Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore along with Rob Schneider, Sean Astin, Lusia Strus, Blake Clark, and Dan Aykroyd. It is the story of a lady, Adam Sandler as a lothario veterinarian who is a patient with a rare brain disorder that wipes her memory clean every night. Roth meets her and fallen in love with her. He never misuses her mental condition but becoming a loving, devoted boyfriend to a woman with a disability.
7. Anger Management (2003)
Anger Management is an American slapstick comedy film starring Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson, and Marisa Tomei. Dave Buznik played by Sandler is a usually a mild-mannered, non-confrontational guy. He was wrongly sentenced to an anger-management program, where he meets an aggressive instructor. He shared a screen with Jack Nicholson but holds his own in the toe-to-toe flick that received critical appreciation.
8. Reign Over Me (2007)
Reign Over Me is an American drama starring Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland, Saffron Burrows and Mike Binder. Adam Sandler in the role of Charlie Fineman met his former college roommate Alan Johnson played by Cheadle on a Manhattan street corner. This meeting helps him to get over from the grief of losing his family in the September 11 attack on New York.The character eventually moves in with his in-laws and picks up the pieces of his life, but it’s a heavy story that failed to find a huge audience in theaters.
9. Funny People (2009)
Funny People is an American comedy-drama film starring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman, Jonah Hill and Aubrey Plaza. The film is a famous comedian who is diagnosed with a terminal disease and tries to fix the relationships in his life. George Simmons on eon f the member from funny people learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship causes him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.
10. Click (2006)
Click is an American science fiction comedy-drama starring Adam Sandler in the lead role of Michael “Mike” Newman. He is an overworked architect who neglects his family. He gets his hands on a magical remote control that allows him to fast-forward through the boring parts of life or use picture-in-picture to watch a baseball game at any time. But complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices. The critics tore the film apart, but it still made $237 million.