Comedies involving Adam Sandler


   

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This section is for comedies involving Adam Sandler as an actor, director or writer. By default the movies are presented starting with those ranking highest on the laugh-o-meter, but you can also sort them by year, title or IMDB rating.

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Adam Sandler is said to have been born on Friday 9 September 1966, which would make him 51 years, 2 months and 15 days old (if this date is accurate and he is alive today).


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Adam Sandler was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 42 years old.
Funny People DVDFunny People
      2009 | USA | Laughs: 8.5 (Laugh and Smile) | imdb: 6.3
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A comedian at the top of his career (Adam Sandler) hires a comedian who is starting out to write jokes for his stand-up show. He has cancer but recovers midway through the movie, so we get a whole second film as a bonus. Not only did this movie make me laugh several times, it had a strong plot with characters that behave like real people (well, mostly). (Last viewed: January 2010)

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Adam Sandler was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 26 years old.
Coneheads DVDConeheads
      1993 | USA | Laughs: 8.4 (Laugh and Smile) | imdb: 5.2
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A couple of aliens with pointy heads crash their space craft somewhere in America. As they await the rescue ship scheduled to pick them up after 18 years, they adapt to their new home. The poster may not inspire you to watch this film, but you have to ask yourself if you want to look smart tonight or if you want to laugh. The aliens are sometimes hard to understand, but what you do understand is funny. I enjoyed the guest appearances of comedy greats such as Adam Sandler and Seinfeld's Kramer and George. One of those low-rated movies that can really pull the laughs. (Last viewed: January 2012)

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Adam Sandler was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 37 years old.
50 First Dates DVD50 First Dates
      2004 | USA | Laughs: 8.1 (Laugh and Smile) | imdb: 6.8
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The walrus minder at a Hawaiian aquarium falls in love with a woman who has no short-term memory—every day, he must make her fall in love again. A few laughs, lots of chuckles, very very sweet, and delightfully chilled out thanks to the Hawaiian setting and holiday music. It's perhaps my favorite romantic comedy; which makes sense, seing that the plot has elements of a "Groundhog Day" in reverse. (Groundhog Day is one of my all-time favorite comedies. In it, Bill Murray keeps reliving the same day, and remembers it.) (Last viewed: Jun 2010 August 2011)

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Adam Sandler was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 40 years old.
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry DVDI Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
      2007 | USA | Laughs: 6.7 (Watch Once) | imdb: 6.0
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A widowed fireman worried that his kids won't get his pension if he dies pulls a favor and gets another straight fireman to marry him under Canadian law. Back in New York, a city council official becomes suspicious, forcing the two to keep up the pretense. I couldn't bring myself to watch this for a long time, but it turns to be much better that it sounds. In fact, it's pretty funny—a few laughs and lots of chuckles. There's none of the exaggerated effeminate acting you've come to expect from comedies that mine the gay theme. Adam Sandler and the rest of the cast do a surprisingly good job given the challenging task at hand. Worth a watch. (Last viewed: January 2013)

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Adam Sandler was credited as writer and actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 29 years old.
Happy Gilmore DVDHappy Gilmore
      1996 | USA | Laughs: 6.7 (Watch Once) | imdb: 7.0
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Happy Gilmore has always dreamed of becoming a professional ice hockey player, and although he has formidable power when shooting the puck, he cannot skate. When the IRS threatens to auction his grandma's house, Happy unwillingly enrolls on the pro golf circuit after discovering that he can drive the ball over an exceptional distance. Cute and often funny, but not tight enough that I'd want to watch it again. (Last viewed: September 2010)

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Adam Sandler was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 36 years old.
Anger Management posterAnger Management
      2003 | USA | Laughs: 5.0 (Laugh and Smile) | imdb: 6.2
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Wrongly accused of having lost his temper on an airplane, a man is ordered to undertake intense training in anger management under the supervision of a therapist who displays several symptoms of lunacy. Despite its numerous shortcomings, the movie made me laugh several times, thanks largely to Jack Nicholson's strong performance. This not Sandler's worst movie; nor (by far) is it his best. But if you're not expecting fireworks, the movie should have enough to keep you entertained. (Last viewed: May 2015)

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Adam Sandler was credited as writer and actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 44 years old.
Jack and Jill posterJack and Jill
      2011 | USA | Laughs: 4.5 (Watch Once) | imdb: 3.4
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Of the hundreds of comedy movies I've reviewed so far, this one has the second-lowest imdb rating. Since I usually dislike comedy that tries to draw laughter by featuring men playing women (a strange, enduring phenomenon), I was predisposed to join the ranks of the bashers, but for some reason Adam Sandler pulled off the drag thing for me. In fact, he pulled playing off two roles at onces—a Los Angeles advertising executive, and his twin sister who visits from their native Bronx for the holidays.

At the risk of sounding too contrarian, I'll advance that there were some good comedy moments in this film, especially in the first half. It's far from being the worst movie with Adam Sandler who, although he's starred in some terrific comedies, has also picked a number of duds. (Last viewed: August 2015)

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Adam Sandler was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 32 years old.
Big Daddy DVDBig Daddy
      1999 | USA | Laughs: 3.8 (Broken Comedies) | imdb: 6.4
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Man adopts child who shows up at the door with a note from the mom for the man's roommate, presumably the father. I like Adam Sandler, but the plot is so weak I had to stop after half an hour. No laughs. (Last viewed: September 2010)

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Adam Sandler was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 31 years old.
The Wedding Singer DVDThe Wedding Singer
      1998 | USA | Laughs: 3.0 (Light-Hearted) | imdb: 6.8
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For his entire life, a young man who sings at weddings has been dreaming of getting married, but his fiancee walks out on him on his big day. Meanwhile, a young woman who waits tables at the weddings he sings at is about to marry the wrong guy. This movie belongs more in the romance genre than with romantic comedies, but it has a few chuckles and it's extremely cute. The soundtrack is a bit of a 1980s best-of, which I am never sad about. It's also a treat to see Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore together "again" after 50 First Dates—which in fact won't be made for another six years. (Last viewed: Apr 2007 October 2012)

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Adam Sandler was credited as writer and actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 43 years old.
Grown Ups DVDGrown Ups
      2010 | USA | Laughs: 2.7 (Just Awful) | imdb: 6.0
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I like Adam Sandler, but this movie is an exercise in self-indulgence—and utter garbage. We're usually pretty generous about watching movies that don't start well (some take a while to develop) but we found this one unwatchable and stopped after 26 minutes. It felt like watching four friends hanging out and cracking mediocre jokes. I'm sure you can find three people to do that with (and actually laugh in the process): you don't need Adam Sandler and his buddies. (Last viewed: April 2012)

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Adam Sandler was credited as writer and actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 28 years old.
Billy Madison DVDBilly Madison
      1995 | USA | Laughs: 2.5 (Just Awful) | imdb: 6.4
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To take over the role of his retiring father as head of a major hotel chain, a young man who has lived a life of ignorant merriment must return to school and graduate through the twelve grades in under six months. I usually like Adam Sandler. He can be funny when he's a little goofy, but in this role he has set his goofiness level to over-the-top-and-off-the-charts. It is simply unbearable. At first I thought that perhaps I wasn't liking the movie because it was aimed at kids, but there are too many adult themes for that to be the case. It's just bad. (Last viewed: October 2012)

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Adam Sandler was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 35 years old.
Mr. Deeds DVDMr. Deeds
      2002 | USA | Laughs: 2.0 (Broken Comedies) | imdb: 5.8
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When the owner of a rural pizza restaurant learns that he has inherited a controlling stake in a New York media conglomerate, he has to swim with the sharks, while they have to learn to handle a straight-shooting small-town boy. Adam Sandler tries his best, but the producers spent too much money on wardrobe and too little on the script. That's too bad, because the story had potential: the only missing ingredient is the laughs. In the instant-millionaire genre, forget this one and watch the very funny Trading Places instead. (Last viewed: October 2012)

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Adam Sandler was credited as writer and actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 31 years old.
The Waterboy DVDThe Waterboy
      1998 | USA | Laughs: 1.6 (Just Awful) | imdb: 6.1
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Adam Sandler plays a slightly "slow" grown man who dispenses water to the players of a football team. Painful, had to stop after twenty minutes. Maybe I missed the good part. (Last viewed: September 2010)

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Adam Sandler was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 45 years old.
That's My Boy DVDThat's My Boy
      2012 | USA | Laughs: 1.0 (Watch Once) | imdb: 5.6
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Days before his wedding, a successful banker is reunited with his father, whom he had kept at bay for years. This movie is only in the "watch once" section for those who are curious about the work of Adam Sandlers; others can skip it. If you're ever in the mood to watch a bad movie, this is a decent choice. You know how sometimes bad can be good? I don't recall all the bad elements in That's My Boy—Adam's voice was certainly one of them—but there's enough badness here to keep you perversely entertained. (Last viewed: May 2013)

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