In the spotlight: Adam Sandler

It's Wednesday and that means: Time for another In The Spotlight! This week we chose Adam Sandler. Let me start by saying I'm not a big fan of comedy movies. It's not that I don't like to laugh (I do!). But they usually don't make me laugh. I often find them too predictable. But of course I do like some comedy movies. And I really like seeing Adam Sandler in a movie! So I decided to write about him this week. Adam Sandler has starred in over 60 movies and I will discuss a few. I own quite a few Adam Sandler dvds. I've seen a lot of his movies but I also haven't seen a lot them yet. So maybe I can inspire myself to pick a few to watch soon. I have mostly watched horror/ action movies lately. So it's time for some comedy! 

Adam Sandler is an American actor born on born September 9, 1966. He's best known for playing in comedy movies. A few examples are "Billy Madison", "Happy Gilmore", "The Waterboy", "Big Daddy", "Funny People" and a lot more! 


I like most of Adam Sandlers movie. I know not everyone feels the same way. But I always have to laugh when I watch his movies. Some more than others ofcourse. Some people say he always has the same 'trick' and that is getting old. But I think it depends on the movie. If the plot is right and the jokes are spot on, I still love it. 


Some of my favorite Adam Sandler movies: 

1. "Anger Management"

2. "I now pronounce you Chuck & Larry"

3. "You don't mess with the Zohan"

4. "Click"

5. "50 First dates"


"Anger Management" is way on top! I totally love that movie. I can't really say a lot about the movie without giving major spoilers so I won't say too much. Let's just say it's about a businessman (Adam Sandler), who is sentenced to an anger management program, where he meets an aggressive instructor (Jack Nicholson). I really recommend seeing this movie! It's a great plot, awesome actors and just very funny. 


"I now pronounce you Chuck and Larry" is about two straight fire fighters (Adam Sandler and Kevin James). They pretend to be gay in order to  receive domestic partner benefits. How will they convince everyone that they're a couple? 


The other 3 are very different. Different plots and jokes. I like all three of them. "You Don't Mess With the Zohan" is more of an action comedy,where  "Click" and "50 First Dates" are more romantic comedies. 

Have you ever noticed that Rob Schneider is in a lot of Adam Sandler movies and the other way around? They both starred in "Saturday Night Live"  and now appear in each others movies regularly. They mostly play a very small part. Saying just one line, like "You can do it!". 

One of Sandler's most recent movies is the Do-Over. I almost watched it. But then I read so many bad reviews, that I postponed it. Have any of you seen the movie? What did you think of it? 

I own some Adam Sandler movies which I haven't watched yet. On the picture you can see them. So my watchlist still is: 


1. "Billy Madison"

2. "The Waterboy"

3.  "Happy Gilmore"

4. "Punch Drunk Love"


It's a lot of his older movies I still need to watch. And I'll make some time soon to watch one of these movies. They all seem very nice. Have you seen one of these movies? Which Adam Sandler movie do you recommend? 

Edit: I (Liv) am a big Adam Sandler fan too, but I have watched a lot of his older movies (and I likethem the most). So I feel I have to give you my top 5 Adam Sandler movies in a random order:


1. "The Wedding Singer"

2. "Anger Management"

3. "Happy Gilmore"

4. "The Waterboy"

5. "Big Daddy"


Carola you should really watch "The Wedding Singer", that movie is so very funny. What I love most about Adam Sandler are his anger outbursts in his movies (Especially the ones in "The Wedding Singer").

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Comments: 12
  • #1

    theresa (Wednesday, 03 August 2016 18:34)

    I started liking Adam Sandler on 50 First Dates. From then on, I always watch his movies. His one of the actors I am proud to say I'm a fan.

  • #2

    Zwitsy (Thursday, 04 August 2016 04:40)

    I like Adam Sandler movies and the actor itself! lol This guy made me laugh, cry, and fall in love all over again. It's just that, I haven't seen all his movies yet but if I ever I find time, I'll surely look for more movies of him.

  • #3

    Alyssa Tuangco (Thursday, 04 August 2016 11:00)

    My absolute favorite is 50 First Dates, it made me cry! Adam Sandler never gets old when it comes to any kind of movie.

  • #4

    Milton Coyne III (Thursday, 04 August 2016 20:41)

    I am also a big fan of Adam Sandler... his movies are very clever.. i mean, they are comedy yet you will surprisingly find a good moral to it (mostly in the end). Unfortunately, his recent movies with Netflix didn't go well in the box office.. but I enjoyed the Cobler though... I just don't know if I will feel the same with the Do-Over

  • #5

    Darlene (Friday, 05 August 2016 06:57)

    50 first dates and Click are my favorite Adam Sandler movies. I like the mix of romance and comedy. And in those films he surely had a good chemistry with his co-stars. He's a good singer too.

  • #6

    Maria (Friday, 05 August 2016 11:12)

    I have seen other Adam Sandler movies too. The movie Blended where he stars with Drew Barrymore made me reminisce 50 First Dates. It was like, before and after. They still look very good. He always does his job very well. Engaging his fans and others. :)

  • #7

    Kat (Friday, 05 August 2016 12:05)

    I'd been meaning to watch The Wedding Singer since forever, but then I'd get caught up in other things and then forget about it. I probably should write it down. Anyway. I don't watch that much comedy movies as well for the same reason as you, but I enjoyed Click and 50 First Dates - the latter with a rather sweet and painful after-feeling. As for Adam Sandler, I'd like to see him in a different role, with deeper/more complex emotions I guess.

  • #8

    Teresa (Friday, 05 August 2016 12:44)

    My favorite Adam Sandler movie is Fifty First dates. I love it so much I can watch it repeatedly. :) I liked Click and The Wedding Singer as well. He's a funny guy.

  • #9

    Nica (Friday, 05 August 2016 13:16)

    Oh he's one of my favorite! So talenled I always enjoy his movies. Thank you for featuring him! I enjoyed this post :)

  • #10

    Nya (Friday, 05 August 2016 20:58)

    I am loving these spotlight posts, they are so insightful. And I love Adam Sandler. In fact, I have to admit, I love comedies, they are my guilty pleasure... Even if most of the time, I have to agree, they are predictable indeed. The Wedding Singer is hilarious.

  • #11

    Jane Rosewood (Sunday, 07 August 2016 15:55)

    I've seen a lot of his movies. He's quite a one character sort of an actor, but he still makes me laugh from the same old jokes :) Thanks again for the information, there were some stuff that I didn't know. Always glad to learn something new. :)

  • #12

    ROBERT LEE (Tuesday, 09 August 2016 16:10)

    I like Adam Sandler and his movies. I think he has been consistent throughout the years, and what I mean is that all his movies are at worse, watchable. On top of my list in one movie I like the most, HAPPY GILMORE!