11 Adam Sandler movies you must watch

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Comedy movies are a way for us to roll on the floor and laugh all our problems away. It is one genre no one can deny liking and has something to offer to everyone. A person who is commonly known in Hollywood for his quirky dialogues and sassy acting skills is Adam Sandler.

He has always affirmed, “Chemistry can be a good and bad thing. Chemistry is good when you make love with it. Chemistry is bad when you make crack with it.” Well, for a few, he is a sports fanatic. For others, he is the king of raunchy comedies. Then there are some who also see him as an excellently balanced actor with perfect comic timing. But what are the best Adam Sandler movies to watch? Have a look at our list below.

Grown Ups

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Cast: Kris Murrell (Beefcake Kitty), Kevin James (Eric Lamonsoff), Rob Schneider (Rob Hilliard) and others

IMDb Rating: 6/10

Streaming On: Netflix

Starring Adam Sandler as Lenny Feder, a middle-aged family man, this two-part movie explores the dynamics of male friendships. It all begins when these childhood friends take their families on a small weekend getaway where they bond and fight, but the boys have a good time when they realize that even though they have grown up, their childish side is still reflected. Originally united at the lakehouse for their former high school basketball coach’s death, this getaway became memorable for them. The second part shows Lenny shifting back to his hometown and having a great time enjoying himself with his friends. The first part was released in 2010, whereas the second came out in 2013.

That’s My Boy

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Cast: Andy Samberg (Todd Peterson), Leighton Meester (Jamie), Will Forte (Phil) and others

IMDb Rating: 5.5/10

Streaming On: Netflix and Amazon Prime

Do not go by the low ratings, as this is a proper Raunchy comedy and a power-packed performance by Adam Sandler. He stars as Donny, a boy who becomes a teen father overnight, but why and how? You will find out once you watch the movie. After abandoning his son Adam and finding out about his son’s marriage, he crashes his own son’s wedding uninvited and creates unnecessary complications in his life. Danny creates more ruckus than happiness on his son’s big day! It was released in 2012 and is a must-watch for Sandler fans who want some drama sprinkled in.

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

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Cast: Lainie Kazan (Gail), Rob Schneider (Salim), Ido Mosseri (Oori) and others

IMDb Rating: 5.6/10

Streaming On: Netflix

Another comedy on the list, the following stars Adam Sandler as Zohan, who is working for an intelligence force from Israel but has a passion and dream of being a hair styler. What initially starts as a small spark pushes him to go and stay at New York City, where his enemies are looking for him. Being a counterterrorist commando isn’t easy, as Zohan predicted, but being a wanted hairstylist is a job filled with even more challenges. It was released in 2008.

Big Daddy

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Cast: Cole Sprouse (Julian), Dylan Sprouse (Julian), Rob Schneider (Nazo) and others

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime and Apple TV

Starring Adam Sandler as Sonny Koufax, the plot of the story reads, “Being dumped by his girlfriend, an irresponsible and carefree Koufax finally wants to woo her back. But she has gone with an older man, who reeks of honor and responsibilities. To impress her he adopts a five-year-old boy. What looks like a game soon gets serious as having a child at home can even change the worst people. After being together for some time Koufax wants to be a good big daddy that boy deserves.” It was released in 1999.

Hustle

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Cast: Anthony Edwards (Kermit Wilts), Moritz Wagner (Haas), Ben Foster (Vince Merrick) and others

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Streaming On: Netflix

Starring Adam Sandler as Stanley Beren, a passionate coach with bad luck on his sleeves, he always manages to upset people around him. Despite hustling at his best, he is unable to achieve what he wants for his team. One fine day, he finds a player from abroad who is extraordinary and wants him to be a part of the team, which the team does not accept, and the lack of approval leads to more disparities in the team. It was released in 2022.

Just Go With It

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Cast: Jennifer Aniston (Katherine), Nicole Kidman (Devlin Adams), Brooklyn Decker (Palmer)

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

Starring Adam Sandler as Dr. Daniel, a successful plastic surgeon who wants his assistant to join his romantic getaway to Hawaii with his new and young girlfriend to cover up for a grave lie that can break his new romance. The assistant who has to act as his ex-wife agrees hesitantly, but the doctor complicates the situation further rather than solving it. It was released in 2011.

Murder Mystery

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Cast: Jennifer Aniston (Audrey Spitz), Gemma Arterton (Grace Ballard), Luke Evans (Charles) and others

IMDb Rating: 6/10

Streaming On: Netflix

Starring Adam Sandler as Nick Spitz, he is a cop from New York who needs to go on a romantic getaway to Europe with his wife Audrey to solve conflicts and bring their dead relationship’s spark alive. However, the police in him sniff out a problem when a chance meeting leads to them being directly framed for a billionaire’s murder. But there is more to what meets the eye in the two-part movie. The second part shows the couple turning into private detectives and being at the center of an international investigation when their friend is kidnapped. Part one was released in 2019, and Part 2 was released in 2023.

Funny People

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Cast: Seth Rogen (Ira), Leslie Mann (Laura), Eric Bana (Clarke) and others

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime and Apple TV

Starring Adam Sandler as George S, the following movie is an emotional rollercoaster about acceptance of one’s life and death. A known and classified comedian who has been reputed in the standup industry finds out about his terminal illness and the number of days he would live. Wanting to pass on his legacy, he hires a young performer, a wannabe standup comedian, as an assistant and companion only to teach him his tricks and art along with extensive grooming to make him a professional as well and carry his legacy forward. It was released in 2009.

50 First Dates

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Cast: Drew Barrymore (Lucy Whitmore), Rob Schneider (Ula), Lusia Strus (Alexa) and others

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Streaming On: Amazon Prime

Starring Adam Sandler as Henry Roth, who is successful and charming, he does not want long-term engagements or commitments as they scare him. At this juncture, Lucy walks into his life, and he is head over heels for her. The feelings are mutual and reciprocated until Harry finds out that Lucy suffers from short-term memory loss. Does he end up recreating the same first date fifty times so she can remember? Watch this 2004 film to find out.

The Waterboy

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Cast: Fairuza Balk (Vicki), Henry Winkler (Coach Klein), Kathy Bates (Helen) and others

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

Streaming On: Disney+Hotstar

Starring Adam Sandler as a young and innocent but not so naive, Robert Bouch, also called Bobby, is a water boy to the football team who has good juggling skills and a love for the game. Despite being dominated by his mother, who wants him to remain secluded from friends, he grabs a position in the football team with his tackling skills. It was released in 1998.

Hubie Halloween

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Cast: Sadie Sandler (Danielle), Paris Berelc (Megan), June Squibb (Hubie’s mom)

IMDb Rating: 5.2/10

Streaming On: Netflix

Starring Adam Sandler as Hubie Debois, the official synopsis of the movie reads, “It’s October 31st in Salem, Massachusetts, and a town’s eccentric, devoted community volunteer and the good-natured object of his fellow citizen’s derision and meanest pranks, finds himself in the midst of a real investigation, for a real murderer.” Can he prove his innocence and find the real culprit? It was released in 2020.

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