Every Single Adam Sandler Movie, Ranked From Worst to Best

Love him or hate him, you have to admit: Adam Sandler has the moronic bro-comedy market cornered. Here we rank every single one of his movies (43!) from the truly terrible to the terrible-but-comfortable.


43. The Ridiculous 6

Role: Tommy “White Knife” Stockburn

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0%

If you’re a fan of westerns but wish they had more casual racism, then here’s a movie for you. The rest of us will pass.

Columbia Pictures

42. Jack and Jill

Role: Jack Sadelstein / Jill Sadelstein

Rotten Tomatoes score: 3%

Adam Sandler as a man is pretty insufferable. Now, throw on a wig, some makeup, and his incredibly broad concepts of femininity and womanhood, and you get what is possibly a masterclass in misogyny!

Columbia Pictures

41. Zookeeper

Role: Donald the Capuchin Monkey

Rotten Tomatoes score: 14%

Night at the Museum, but with a zoo and Adam Sandler is a monkey.


40. The Do-Over

Role: Max Kessler

Rotten Tomatoes score: 5%

They need a do-over on The Do-Over to try to make a good movie. And this crappy pun is funnier than this entire film.

TriStar Pictures

39. Mixed Nuts

Role: Louie

Rotten Tomatoes score: 7%

This deserves to be on here mostly because Adam Sandler is also in the worst Steve Martin movie and the worst Nora Ephron movie.

L.A. Dreams Productions

38. Going Overboard

Role: Schecky Moskowitz

Rotten Tomatoes score: 11%

Adam Sandler’s first starring role in a movie! What happens when you get trapped on a cruise ship with Adam Sandler?

IRS Media

37. Shakes the Clown

Role: Dink the Clown

Rotten Tomatoes score: 38%

This is obviously not “an Adam Sandler film” but rather “a Bobcat Goldthwait film,” which is perhaps an equally dubious description.

Columbia Pictures

36. Grown Ups 2

Role: Leonard “Lenny” Feder

Rotten Tomatoes score: 7%

Sometimes, Adam Sandler just wants to take a long vacation with a few old comedy friends and get paid millions for it. This was another one of those times.

Revolution Studios

35. The Animal

Role: Townie

Rotten Tomatoes score: 30%

Adam Sandler hanger-on Rob Schneider fronts this pretty dumb movie in which he receives animal organ transplants after a car accident. He brought along his buddy Sandler for the ride, giving him a tiny (but credited!) cameo.

Paramount Pictures

34. Coneheads

Role: Carmine Weiner

Rotten Tomatoes score: 33%

Even though he just gets a bit part in this SNL movie, you can’t deny that “Carmine Weiner” is a very Adam Sandler Character Name.

Columbia Pictures

33. Pixels

Role: Sam Brenner

Rotten Tomatoes score: 17%

Why make a movie about video game nostalgia but make all the beloved video game characters bad guys? Also Peter Dinklage’s wig is a sin.

Gulfstream Pictures

32. Blended

Role: Jim Friedman

Rotten Tomatoes score: 14%

Here’s 50 First Dates in Africa.

Universal Pictures

31. Bulletproof

Role: Archie Moses

Rotten Tomatoes score: 8%

There’s actually a pretty great quote from director Ernest Dickerson about this movie: “There’s a movie I did a couple years ago called Bulletproof. I’d like to just erase that whole experience.”

Voltage Pictures

30. The Cobbler

Role: Max Simkin

Rotten Tomatoes score: 9%

This is not, in fact, about the popular dessert, but rather about a shoe maker who magically transforms into people when he puts on their footwear. This allows Sandler to get into a number of problematic situations, including becoming one of his neighbors so he can creep on the man’s attractive girlfriend.

Columbia Pictures

29. Grown Ups

Role: Leonard “Lenny” Feder

Rotten Tomatoes score: 10%

Sometimes, Adam Sandler just wants to take a long vacation with a few old comedy friends and get paid millions for it. This was one of those times.


28. Bedtime Stories

Role: Skeeter Bronson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 25%

Sandler takes a swing at a family comedy, in a Happy Madison/Disney co-production. Despite bad reviews, the film went on to make a fortune and expose children to Russell Brand.


27. The Week Of

Role: Kenny Lustig

Rotten Tomatoes score: 33%

If you’ve ever been in wedding, you know that the long week or planning before the ceremony is only worth it because there will be an open bar at the end of the whole thing. You can drink while you watch this one, but you’ll have to pay for your own booze.

Columbia Pictures

26. Just Go With It

Role: Dr. Daniel Leroy “Danny” Maccabee III

Rotten Tomatoes score: 18%

Another in the long line of rom-coms Sandler made (this time with Jennifer Aniston), but this one has the added bonus of…Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman? (Seriously.)

Columbia Pictures

25. That’s My Boy

Role: Donald “Donny” Berger

Rotten Tomatoes score: 20%

Sandler pairs with Andy Samberg for this mutli-generational comic mess—which, we hope, taught Samberg not to follow in the footsteps of his fellow SNL alum.

New Line Cinema

24. Little Nicky

Role: Nicky

Rotten Tomatoes score: 22%

The first of Sandler’s box office failures, this one features him as the son of the Devil, with a speech impediment and Kris Jenner’s haircut.

Columbia Pictures

23. Mr. Deeds

Role: Mr. Longfellow Deeds

Rotten Tomatoes score: 22%

This is a “remake” of a 1936 Frank Capra film that was twice-nominated for AFI’s Top 100 list, in the same way that Chet Haze is a remake of Tom Hanks.

Columbia Pictures

22. You Don’t Mess With the Zohan

Role: Zohan Dvir / Scrappy Coco

Rotten Tomatoes score: 38%

The most interesting thing about this movie is that Sandler actually got sued by a writer who said Zohan ripped off the idea to have “a Navy SEAL-turned-hairdresser-turned-crime-fighter-with-a-blow-dryer.” Sandler was found to have not infringed on any copyright!

Paramount Pictures

21. Men, Women, and Children

Role: Don Truby

Rotten Tomatoes score: 32%

Here’s another one of those movies in which we’re supposed to take Adam Sandler seriously (it’s a Jason Reitman movie, so it had some cachet). But, you know, it’s also very hard to take Adam Sandler seriously.

Columbia Pictures

20. Hotel Transylvania

Role: Count Dracula

Rotten Tomatoes score: 45%

Basically Cartoon Grown Ups in Transylvania.

Columbia Pictures

19. Hotel Transylvania 2

Role: Count Dracula

Rotten Tomatoes score: 55%

This is truly The Godfather Part II of animated Transylvanian monster movies starring Adam Sandler.


18. Sandy Wexler

Role: Sandy Wexler

Rotten Tomatoes score: 28%

This is basically one entire inside joke about Sandler’s real-life manager Sandy Wernick that approximately .0000000000000000000000001 percent of the world’s population could possibly find funny.

Happy Madison Productions

17. Eight Crazy Nights

Role: Davey Stone, Whitey Duvall, Eleanor Duvall, and Deer

Rotten Tomatoes score: 12%

Not even the best Hanukkah movie.

Paramount Pictures

16. The Longest Yard

Role: Paul Crewe

Rotten Tomatoes score: 31%

Another remake, this time of the 1974 Burt Reynolds comedy. (Adam Sandler, you are definitely no Burt Reynolds.)

Columbia Pictures

15. Click

Role: Michael Newman

Rotten Tomatoes score: 32%

This is probably one of Sandler’s most depressing movies, as it takes an unexpectedly dark turn at the end. Fun fact: This is the only Sandler movie that’s been nominated for an Oscar (Best Makeup).

Revolution Studios

14. Anger Management

Role: Dave Buznik

Rotten Tomatoes score: 43%

“Let’s get one of today’s biggest movie stars, and one of Hollywood’s living legends, and let’s just get them yelling at each other.” — Someone much wealthier than we will ever be.

From: Esquire US

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