It’s movie night and the genre of choice is comedy. One name that seems synonymous with different variations of comedy is Adam Sandler. Whether you’re looking for something the whole family can enjoy or something for the adults, Adam Sandler movies can provide what you’re looking for, and will be sure his films will be starred studded. To help make a decision as to which Adam Sandler you should curl up watching, the following lists the top ten Sandler movies available on Netflix, along with some basic information.
1. For any football fans out there, The Longest Yard is definitely a favorite Sandler flick. Sandler plays a professional quarterback in prison convinces a former coach and convict to coach a group of convicts against the prison guards. Through a series of events, this movie will make you laugh and sympathize with this group of misfits as they get in shape and form a bond of brotherhood. Joined by Chris Rock, Burt Reynolds and Nelly, Sandler turns a sports flick into a sports comedy. Directed by Peter Segal, this film gets an average of 3.6 stars out of 5 on Netflix. It is only available for mail rental.
2. Another sports movie, golfers will enjoy the humor and golf puns made in Happy Gilmore. This movie stars Sandler as a former, failed hockey player who turns into a golf whiz, who becomes set upon winning a PGA tournament in order to save his grandmother’s house. This good-hearted film mixes sports humor with slapstick, making it enjoyable for anyone, parental guidance recommended. Directed by Dennis Dugan, this film gets an average 3.9 stars out of 5 on Netflix. It is available for both mail rental and streaming.
3. This popular Sandler film is in fact, a remake, but has his unmistakable charm in it. In Mr. Deeds Sandler plays Longfellow Deeds, a meager man running a pizzeria who suddenly inherits controlling interest in a media empire, which prompts him to move to N.Y.C. Upon arrival, a TV tabloid reporter and company hotshot are waiting to bring him down. This movie also stars Winona Ryder and Peter Gallagher. Directed by Steven Brill, this film gets an average 3.8 stars out of 5 on Netflix. It is available only for mail rental.
4. Back into the sports comedy field, The Waterboy stars Sandler in another football-related film, along with Kathy Bates and cameo appearances made by Lynn Swann, Lawrence Taylor and Rob Schneider. A struggling football team coach discovers his socially inept water boy with a speech impedement has a hidden range that makes him a powerful tackling machine, whose ability gets his team into the playoffs. Directed by Frank Coraci, this film gets an average 3.7 stars out of 5 on Netflix. It is available only for mail rental.
5. Next comes a popular romantic comedy starring Sandley and his female counterpart, Drew Barrymore. In 50 First Dates Sandler plays a marine veterinarian, who changes his womanizing lifestyle when he falls for an art teacher, Barrymore. However, the twist is she has no short-term memory, causing him to woo her again every day. This star studded film includes Rob Schneider, Sean Astin, Maya Rudolph and Dan Aykroyd. Directed by Peter Segal, this film gets an average 3.7 stars out of 5 on Netflix. It is available only for mail rental.
6. Sandler gets somewhat kid friendly in Big Daddy, a comedy that brings parenthood into a new perspective. Sandler plays an adolescent adult who adopts a 5-year-old boy to show he’s a responsible adult in order to win back his ex-girlfriend. This film also stars Dylan and Cole Sprouse, now known for their Dinsey Channel careers, as well as Jon Stewart and Joey Lauren Adams. Directed by Dennis Dugan, this film gets an average 3.7 stars out of 5 on Netflix. It is available only for mail rental.
7. One film starring Sandler that is completely family friendly is Disney’s Bedtime Stories. In this film, Sandler plays a down-on-his-luck guy who has a knack for telling fantastical bedtime stories to his niece and nephew. One day his luck changes when he realizes his stories become reality, but he must find a way to manage these stories to make his life better. This film features many celebrities, including Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Russell Brand and Courteney Cox. Directed by Adam Shankman, this film gets an average of 3.7 stars out of 5 on Netflix. It is only available for mail rental.
8. Another romantic comedy, Just Go With It is a more recent Sandler flick starring him and Jennifer Aniston. In the movie Sandler plays a plastic surgeon who creates a ruse for his girlfriend, saying he is a divorced family man. In order to prove his story, he recruits his office mangers and two children to play his ex-wife and children. This laugh-filled, situational comedy also stars Nicole Kidman and Nick Swardson. Directed by Dennis Dugan, this film gets an average 3.8 stars out of 5 on Netflix. It is available only for mail rental.
9. A Sandler classic, Billy Madison is a classic slapstick comedy that can be enjoyed by many. Sandler plays a goofball who stands to inherit a fortune when his father retires and leave him in charge of his hotel empire. However, his father won’t entrust the family business onto him unless he goes completely back to school. Sandler stars alongside Darren McGavin, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras and Bradley Whitford. Directed by Tamra Davis, this film gets an average 3.7 stars out of 5 on Netflix. It is only available for mail rental.
10. Finally, another Sandler classic, he again stars alongside Drew Barrymore in The Wedding Singer. Sandler plays a wedding band front man, who, following being jilted at the altar by his fiancee, meets and befriends a reception-hall waitress, Barrymore, who asks for his help in planning her own wedding. Over time, romantic sparks fly as the two spend time together in this tribute to the 80s. This romantic comedy also stars Christine Taylor and Allen Covert, with a special appearance by Billy Idol. Directed by Frank Coraci, this film gets an average 3.7 stars out of 5 on Netflix. It is available only for mail rental.