Top 20 adam Sandler movies, ranked

Adam Sandler is one of the most popular actors and comedians best known for portraying goofy characters.

The youngest of four kids, Sandler was raised in Manchester, New Hampshire. He had no interest in studying and was frequently punished for his silly behavior in class. 

At the prompting of his brother, he made his stand-up comedy debut at 17 in a Boston club.

After finishing high school, Sandler studied acting at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and the Lee Strasberg Theater & Film Institute in New York City. He earned his acting bachelor’s degree there in 1988.

Here we are going to list the best Adam Sandler movies that you must watch!

Hustle (2022)

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Hustle is a story about three friends, two of which are tech entrepreneurs. The two friends, who are entrepreneurs, have a plan to create the next big social media app. 

They both want to be the CEO, and they can’t decide who should be it, so they decide to take a vote with their employees. The employees vote for one of the founders, and then he becomes the CEO. 

This film shows how hard it is to be an entrepreneur and what you must go through to succeed in this field.

In Hustle, three friends find themselves at a crossroads when their startup overgrows, but they can’t agree on who should lead it.

The Meyerowitz Stories (2017)

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The Meyerowitz Stories (2017) is a comedy-drama movie produced and released in the United States by Noah Baumbach, based on his screenplay.

In The Meyerowitz Stories, a dysfunctional family is a subject of adult children who reunite in New York to celebrate the work of their father, Harold Meyerowitz. 

The movie stars Dustin Hoffman as Harold, Ben Stiller as Danny, Emma Thompson as Jeanette, and Adam Sandler as Josh.

Harold is a sculptor who has taught art at Bard College in New York for decades. 

He has three children: Danny; Jeanette, an attorney turned stay-at-home mother; and Josh, a successful businessman with two failed marriages who now lives with his girlfriend in Los Angeles.

Uncut Gems (2019)

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This movie is about the story of a family who has been in the gem business for many years. They have a successful business, and their son, Jay, has just returned from an overseas trip and is ready to take over the family business. 

However, he soon realizes that things are not as they seem. He soon finds out that his father has been doing shady dealings with dangerous people.

Jay’s father tells him he should stay away from the business because it is too dangerous. But Jay refuses to listen and tries to find out what his father is hiding from him.

The movie ends with Jay getting caught by these bad guys and his dad coming in to save him in the nick of time.

Funny People (2009)

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Funny People is a 2009 comedy film directed by Judd Apatow. The film stars Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, and Eric Bana.

The story revolves around George Simmons, a successful stand-up comedian with a great career and family. However, he’s not happy with his life and wants to become a serious actor. 

He goes to Los Angeles to try his luck but ends up living in his friend Pete’s apartment, where he meets his brother-in-law Derek. 

As time passes, George realizes that he does not have the talent for acting and starts doing stand-up again, which makes him happy.

Not so much for the plot, but rather for the quips and the understated humor that maintains. Here, Adam Sandler is in fine form. 

It might not be funny, but pretty darn funny when you want to be. Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen worked well together. 

But particularly enjoyed the parts in which Adam Sandler tries to persuade others around him to live a life without regrets, suggesting that perhaps life is too short to waste it in pointless arguments and to embrace and value what we have and those around us.

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

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Paul Thomas Anderson‘s 2002 romantic comedy-drama Punch-Drunk Love has Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzmán, and Mary Lynn Rajskub among its cast.

 A man develops feelings for a woman, as told in the movie, a woman he meets in an airport bar.

The film tells the story of Barry Egan, an unlucky and unloved man who owns a small business selling novelty items such as T-shirts that have been hit by a car.

Barry also suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, which manifests as a fear of dirt or germs. He has to deal with his mother who is overbearing and controlling constantly.

The Wedding Singer (1998)

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A comedy from 1998 is titled The Wedding Singer, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. The movie tells the story of Robbie Hart, a singer hired to perform at a wedding.

He falls in love with the bride-to-be Julia Sullivan, but she already has another man in mind for her future husband – Glenn.

Robbie tries to tell Julia how he feels about her, but she does not believe him and thinks that Robbie is just trying to get more money out of her. 

When Robbie finds out that Julia’s parents will not let them marry, he decides to show up at the wedding with his date – the maid of honor – Lila.

Julia’s parents find out about their plan, and they stop the wedding before it even starts. The couple gets married after all, and Robbie becomes a famous singer again.

Reign Over Me (2007)

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Reign Over Me is a 2007 movie that tells the story of a woman struggling with her life. 

She has a complex relationship with her father and is unsure if she wants to continue in the family business. The movie begins with the protagonist, Rebecca, sitting at the edge of a pool, contemplating suicide. 

She gets interrupted by her father, who shows up and tries to talk to her about their strained relationship. He eventually leaves, and Rebecca jumps into the pool and starts crying for help.

Rebecca soon meets Tom, an old friend from high school whom she had not seen in years. They start spending time together, and he helps her get over some of the pain from her past.

However, when he finds out that she works at his father’s company, he avoids her again because it reminds him too much of his issues with his dad.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

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In the Hotel Transylvania franchise’s third episode, friends during a vacation on a luxury cruise ship.

Mavis surprises Dracula with a family cruise to help him relax and get into the spirit of summer. 

The monsters are having a great time on the luxurious ship until they realize that their old nemesis, Captain Ericka Von Kampfer, is sailing on the same ship.

Happy Gilmore (1996)

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Dennis Dugan’s sports comedy Happy Gilmore premiered in 1996. They also directed the 1989 film Major League. 

Steve Conrad wrote the screenplay, which stars Adam Sandler as a golf pro. Happy Gilmore has always aspired to be a professional hockey player. 

But he soon realizes he might be talented at golf, an utterly different sport. Happy enters a golf competition to generate money to help his grandma, who may soon lose her home. 

Happy’s great driving skills and obnoxious demeanor turn him into an unlikely golf hero, much to the dismay of the polite golf experts.

Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

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The story of Hotel Transylvania 2 is set in the fictional hotel, Hotel Transylvania, which Dracula runs. 

The hotel has become a place where monsters can get together and be themselves without the fear of being hunted by humans. 

Dracula is the father to Mavis and Johnny’s son, Dennis. Mavis is turning 118 years old, which means she will have to leave the hotel because it’s a tradition that all monsters must leave when they turn 118. 

Johnny plans to keep her in the hotel by turning her into a person to enable her to stay with her family and friends.

Spanglish (2004)

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A Mexican is the subject of the movie Man Living in Los Angeles and finds himself on the run from a gang.

The film is about an illegal immigrant, Javier, who lives in Los Angeles and works as a day laborer. He must return to Mexico because he has been accused of murdering his boss.

Javier is not guilty, but the gang members have framed him for it because they want to take over the business he was working for. 

Javier hides from the gang until he can find a way out of town. He leaves his girlfriend behind and returns to his hometown with his brother Paco.

The film was released on November 12, 2004, in Mexico and later released on February 2, 2005, in the United States by Sony Pictures Classics. 

It was directed by Gregory Nava and produced by Gregory Nava, Laura Ziskin, Elizabeth Avellán, and Paul Ziskin.

Hubie Halloween (2020)

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This is the story of Hubie the Halloween cat. Hubie has a good life; he lives in a big house with his owner and sleeps on the bed. 

He goes outside and sees many new things. He meets new friends and has lots of fun! But one day, he gets bored with his routine life and starts to explore.

In 2020, Halloween Cat Hubie will be ten years old. This year, he will go on an adventure to explore the world outside his home for the first time in his life!

On October 31, in Salem, Massachusetts, a quirky community volunteer who has been the target of cruel pranks and scorn from his fellow residents finds himself in the middle of a legitimate inquiry into an actual murder.

50 First Dates (2004)

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The story of a man who is afraid of commitment. Although he falls in love with a woman he meets, he does not want to be married.

The movie starts with Adam (Adam Sandler) meeting Lucy (Drew Barrymore) for the first time at a party. 

They start dating, but Adam refuses to commit to Lucy because he fears getting hurt. Whenever she asks him if they are exclusive, he says no and that they should date other people too. 

Their relationship continues for 50 days until Lucy decides she can’t do it anymore and breaks up with him, leaving him heartbroken.

Sandler’s and frequent colleague Tim Herlihy’s (Happy Gilmore) dreadful script created little issues for director Steven Brill (Mr. Deeds).

In addition to trying to jam good performers into frames, the overspent budget was able to purchase stars like Maya Rudolph, Michael Chiklis, and Steve Buscemi, to mention a few.

Sandler has, over the years, produced some severely excellent work, most notably in Uncut Gems . 

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

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The animated film Hotel Transylvania (2012) is about Count Dracula, who owns a hotel in Transylvania that caters exclusively to the world’s most famous monsters.

The plot story is about Dracula, who owns a hotel in Transylvania that caters exclusively to the world’s most famous monsters. 

One day, he discovers that human beings have found their way into his castle and goes out to stop them. He finds Jonathan Harker and his wife, Mavis, who are turned into vampires by him.

We just got done with the second viewing. When you first encounter these four characters in the movie, they all appear pretty in good shape.

Even Jonathan and Mavis have gleaming exteriors and are attractive. However, when you watch the film more intently and learn more about each of their personas, you realize how damaged these two are on the inside. 

Their exterior deceitfully conceals the extent of their internal brokenness. It is evident from just the first moment between Jonathan and his mother how severely damaged they already are. 

The fact that each of these characters’ exteriors exactly matched their financial situation at the end was poetically lovely.

Murder Mystery (2019)

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The narrative centers on a group of friends who are all suspects in one of their own’s murders.

The victim is found dead with a knife sticking out of her chest. The detective interrogates the group, who will eventually find out who the killer is. 

Despite being as generic as its title, Murder Mystery is a more straightforward, breezier work. No hatred is required. 

Reuniting with Jennifer Aniston, Nick, and Audrey Spitz are a typical New York couple; he works as a beat cop, and she is a hairdresser. 

Nick ultimately takes Audrey on the European honeymoon he had promised her 15 years earlier because he is stuck in a rut. 

On the trip, they meet the wealthy and attractive Charles Cavendish, who offers them to spend the weekend on his family’s yacht in Monaco. 

The Spitzes accept Charles’ invitation rather than choose between a stench-filled tour bus full of other American visitors and the Mediterranean’s beautiful seas.

Shakes The Clown (1991)

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Shakes The Clown is a 1991 American comedy film produced by Roger Corman and directed by Peter Bogdanovich. 

It is a parody of the 1941 Orson Welles film Citizen Kane. The main character, played by Tim Curry, is loosely based on William Randolph Hearst and Charles Foster Kane.

The story follows the life of “Shakey,” who becomes a famous entertainer in the 1920s, and his efforts to keep his career alive in the 1950s. 

He has an affair with a much younger woman and becomes dependent on her financially while she exploits him to advance her career as a Hollywood starlet.

The setting for this story of an alcoholic comedian falsely accused of murder is the all-clown town of Palookaville. 

This intriguing concept is taken and needs to be developed more by Goldthwait, who also wrote, directed, and starred in the film. 

There are a few amusing lines throughout the movie, but Goldthwait is better at monologues than dialogue and dramatic circumstances. 

Thus his characters frequently remain still (typically at a bar) while reciting their lines. 

The hungover drunk at the kids’ birthday party is one of several potential situations he creates, but he lacks the skills to make them develop and pay off. A pattern of cutaways from immobile scenes establishes the rhythm of the film.

Anger Management (2003)

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A 2003-released comedy film by Peter Segal is titled Anger Management and written by David Dorfman and John Hamburg. 

The film stars Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson, Marisa Tomei, and Sami Gayle. The movie follows an anger management therapist who teaches one of his patients how to control his anger.

Adam Sandler was fantastic, and Jack Nicholson was his usual wild self. This amusing, out-of-character Adam Sandler film was, at best uneven, with an offensive Buddhist monk scene, some inadvertently stupid scenes, and several overt appearances that turned the movie campy but tolerably pleasant. 

This philosophy of “rage fixes anger,” which makes you feel good but is also a little over the top, has a slight twist and a gratifying finish. It was good to witness Adam Sandler’s acting skills. 

I have a lot of respect for Sandler and Jim Carrey right now. A charming romantic comedy that is unique, diverting, and occasionally dull.

Coneheads (1993)

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The Coneheads are a race of aliens from the planet Remulak who come to Earth to study its inhabitants and live with a human family.

The story begins when two aliens, Beldar and Prymaat, come to Earth for research. They take on human form but are unable to speak English well. 

They live with the human family of Betty and Jerry Cooper to learn about humans and their customs. 

The Coneheads have a son named Darryl, who other kids at school constantly pick on because he has no ears or nose. 

The movie decides they should leave Earth so their son can grow up normally like other children on their home planet.

Coneheads is a science fiction comedy film released in 1993. It was directed by Steve Barron, who also “Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Adventures” was directed by (1994). The film stars Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin

Big Daddy (1999)

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Dennis Dugan is the director of the 1999 American comedy picture Big Daddy. The film stars Adam Sandler as Sonny Koufax, a man who starts to live with his father (Nick Nolte) after their mother has died. 

It is the only Adam Sandler movie The Motion Picture Association of America has given a PG-13 rating.

Sonny Koufax is a man who starts to live with his father, Nick (Nick Nolte), after their mother has died. 

Nick is an irresponsible, womanizing alcoholic, and Sonny wants him to stop drinking and start caring for himself. 

Sonny’s girlfriend, Amy, wants him to move in with her and her two children, but he refuses because he would rather live with his father than leave him alone in the house.

One night when Nick comes home drunk and passes out on the couch, Sonny tries unsuccessfully to wake him up so he can go.

Click (2006)

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The movie Click is about a man who is given the power to control his life with one click of a remote. 

It all starts when he realizes his son has grown up and is ready to leave home. He wants to spend more time with him but also needs to make money. 

The solution? Just push the button on the remote and make it so that he can work from home.

However, as time passes, the man becomes lazy and starts abusing his power by clicking away everything in sight. 

He is no longer responsible because everything is taken care of for him – food, laundry, tasks around the house – it’s all done with one click of a button! 

Eventually, he loses interest in spending time with his son because it’s too much work for him, and instead spends most of his days watching TV or playing video games. His son grows up feeling neglected and eventually leaves home without saying goodbye.

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