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What is the best Adam Sandler movie?

  • 07-06-2020 5:13pm
    Registered Users Posts: 371 ✭✭

    Interested to see the responses.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 78 ✭✭scoobydude

    Happy Gilmore or airhead for comedies. Uncut gems was brilliant as well

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,398 ✭✭✭blue note

    Probably has to be punch drunk love. But he's actually had a few very good ones. Happy Gilmore, funny people in query a shout. I enjoyed billy madison, the Waterboy, little nicky, Mr deeds, reign over me. Uncut gems was excellent too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 725 ✭✭✭Morpork

    I really enjoyed the one where he got the universal remote. The title escapes me, but the movie really clicked with me.

  • Registered Users Posts: 30,931 ✭✭✭✭gmisk

    Punch-drunk love or uncut gems.
    I really like the wedding singer as well.

    He doesn't half do a lot of rubbish in general though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,084 ✭✭✭talla10

    None in the last 10 years.

    Happy Gilmore was good and Big Daddy was watchable
    Waterboy was good too actually

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,348 ✭✭✭✭ricero

    I have a soft spot for that's my boy with Andy Samberg.

    My favourites are Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,353 ✭✭✭growleaves

    That's My Boy was the best I thought.

    Wedding Singer, Punch Drunk Love, Uncut Gems were great as well.

    Sam Goldwyn: "I'm tired of the old clichés. Bring me some new ones."

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭otnomart

    I am not a fan but I liked him in Spanglish and in Reign over Me

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,239 ✭✭✭Jimbob1977

    I enjoyed The Wedding Singer

    Conversely, The Water Boy was one of the worst films I've ever seen.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,445 ✭✭✭Rodney Bathgate

    I like Mr Deeds and Pixels.

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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 28,439 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate

    Punch Drunk Love / Uncut Gems - two exceptional films with exceptional performances from Sandler. Anderson and the Safdies understood Sandler’s character in a deep and insightful way, and leveraged that slightly unhinged nature to astounding effect.

    *large gap*

    Funny People - very mixed bag of a film, but decent, self-reflective performance from Sandler.

    *very large gap*

    Some of the earlier, slightly less irritating comedies, and the fumbled attempts at prestige performances.

    *another very large gap*

    All the rest.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,304 ✭✭✭brevity

    Are you talking about an “Adam Sandler Movie” or a movie that stars Adam Sandler?

    I think the two are very different.

  • Registered Users Posts: 519 ✭✭✭splashuum

    Uncut gems

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 16,551 CMod ✭✭✭✭faceman

    ‘Uncut Gems’ without a shadow of a doubt. Nothing else comes close

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,313 ✭✭✭Sam Hain


  • Posts: 7,712 ✭✭✭[Deleted User]

    Wedding Singer.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,234 ✭✭✭✭mdwexford

    You don’t mess with the Zohan is very underrated.

    Most of his older stuff is funny.
    Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy, Waterboy, Wedding Singer, Mr. Deeds, Anger Management etc

    Jack and Jill and That’s My Boy his most awful.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 454 ✭✭snoopboggybog

    talla10 wrote: »
    None in the last 10 years.

    Happy Gilmore was good and Big Daddy was watchable
    Waterboy was good too actually

    Uncut Gems no?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,480 ✭✭✭Mehaffey1

    Reign Over Me is a great movie

  • Registered Users Posts: 80,850 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1

    The Wedding Singer is a favourite of mine

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,845 ✭✭✭Sugarlumps

    Another vote for The Wedding Singer, savage soundtrack.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,040 ✭✭✭Homelander

    Happy Gilmore and Uncut Gems, for me.

    The former was Adam Sandler at his peak during the comedy run, the latter was what convinced me the man is a waste of phenomenal talent 90% of the time.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,776 ✭✭✭Relikk

    Happy Gilmore, and even then the main reason why I like it is because of Christopher McDonald. I haven't seen Uncut Gems, yet.

  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 7,941 Mod ✭✭✭✭Yakult

    Has to be Little Nicky

  • Registered Users Posts: 28,122 ✭✭✭✭murpho999

    Uncut Gems by a long long way

    Looking at his filmography he has some roll of shame, Click, Pixels, Zohan, Jack & Jill, The Cobbler, Zookeeper, Just go with it, Grown Ups, The Waterboy,Bulletproof, The Do Over.

    Half of that would kill off most careers so it's amazing he's managed to keep going.

    He should stop producing his own stuff, focus on acting as he's clearly talented and become more selective about scripts and maybe skip comedies.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,445 ✭✭✭Rodney Bathgate

    Relikk wrote: »
    Happy Gilmore, and even then the main reason why I like it is because of Christopher McDonald. I haven't seen Uncut Gems, yet.

    I eat pieces of sh1t like you for breakfast.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,515 ✭✭✭Outkast_IRE

    When you say Adam Sandler Movie , i think of his comedy work primarily.

    Serious Role - Stuck between Uncut Gems & The Meyerowitz Stories
    Comedy - Happy Gilmore - It was perfectly of its time , Tiger Woods was getting going and the interest in Golf by those with no interest or clue was rising fast.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,191 ✭✭✭RandomViewer

    The Longest Yard and Airheads

  • Registered Users Posts: 909 ✭✭✭tgdaly

    Adam Sandler is best linebacker I've ever seen since Joe Montana

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  • Registered Users Posts: 846 ✭✭✭angel eyes 2012

    I love the Wedding Singer, I've seen that film too many times. Followed by Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison.