Film Junk Poll: What is the Best Adam Sandler Movie?

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I might be asking for trouble with this week’s poll but I am genuinely curious as to how people feel about the filmography of Adam Sandler at this point in his career. It goes without saying that there are plenty of folks who would choose to dismiss all of his movies entirely, but there are also many of us who grew up watching him on SNL and still have a soft spot for some of his early comedies. His occasional forays into dramatic territory also changed some perceptions of him even if they didn’t really stick, and then there are the rest of his movies, which clearly still have their share of supporters considering that people still pay to see them. So what do you think is Adam Sandler’s best movie to date? Cast your vote in this week’s poll and then feel free to commence ranting in the comments below!

What is the Best Adam Sandler Movie?

 
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  • Anthony Hebert

    I almost think DRUNK-PUNCH LOVE should not be included due to it being a Paul Thomas Anderson movie more than a Adam Sandler flick.

    FUNNY PEOPLE, while also being more of Judd Apatow production, does feel like we are getting a look at how Adam Sandler feels about his own empty works, so his fingerprints are apparent.

  • Flo Lieb

    I don’t see why you should head for trouble but I generally don’t get why people seem to hate Sandler so much. Half of those movies above are pretty decent, a handful simply great. Like Blended, which you did not even include in the poll. Happy Gilmore and Big Daddy are hilarious comedies, Punch-Drunk Love and Reign Over Me outstanding dramas. And who dares to make such a bold film like That’s My Boy nowadays?

  • C’mon guys, Punch-Drunk Love isn’t even a real Adam Sandler movie.

  • Dave

    How is Blended not here? I just saw it and it’s actually quite good. Achieves its aims far more successfully than Punch Drunk Love.

  • devolutionary

    Other than Punch-Drunk Love (don’t care, Sandler is the spark plug of the film, good enough justification for me), my cut-off point for Sandler was post-Wedding Singer. Even though I’ve mildly enjoyed some of his movies after that (Reign Over Me, Spanglish) none of them have been as rewarding on a rewatch and in some cases seem pretty terrible. Even his comedy albums have fallen into a similar rut (after What’s Your Name?).

  • Colin

    Should have not included PDL, which I was forced to pick, but that said it would probably be a toss-up between Happy Gilmore and The Wedding Singer… depends on my mood and how long its been since I’ve heard Endless Love and/or You Spin Me Round

  • ECONOMYpolitica

    Was going to say MR. DEEDS, but Sean left my pick off his little list yet again.

  • Stinker

    Shakes the Clown. That IS a good movie.

  • Lisa Naarseth Myklebust

    PDL. No doubt.

  • lumbee1

    I have never witnessed a “good” AS movie. 100% hack.
    Cannot carry a film, aggressively unfunny, has already gone so far beyond what his slight talent should’ve offered him, he is well out of his depth.

  • B MP Rooney

    These are all Sandler films. He’s excellent in PDL. He’s not bad at all in Funny People. The Wedding Singer is his most well-rounded, thoughtful film to date.