Ranking Every Adam Sandler Movie, From Worst Reviewed to Best

If you're an Adam Sandler fan, you probably already know most critics aren't.

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Fans of Adam Sandler have delighted in his films over the years—the ones he's starred in, the ones he's written, and the many for which he's pulled double duty. Critics, on the other hand, have been less than enthused about Sandler's career, giving the vast majority of his output less-than-stellar reviews. Still, ranking every Adam Sandler movie by Rotten Tomatoes score offers a fascinating look at the ups and downs of his career, and which films the critics did appreciate. The results might surprise you!

Now that Hubie Halloween has made its Oct. 7 debut on Netflix, we've gone through every Sandler movie that has enough reviews to get a Rotten Tomatoes score. (Apologies to his obscure first film, Going Overboard.) Since he's made a staggering number of cameos over the years, we only included movies in which Sandler had a significant role. And yes, that includes voice acting, whether as Count Dracula in the Hotel Transylvania series or as a capuchin in Zookeeper.

Which Adam Sandler movie got a rare 0 percent on Rotten Tomatoes? How does Hubie Halloween compare to his earliest offerings? And between Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore, who reigns supreme? Read on to find out. And for the greatest comedies ever made, these are The 50 Best Comedies of All Time, According to Critics.

45
The Ridiculous 6 (2015)

the cast of the ridiculous 6
Netflix

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

And for more movies that earned this dubious distinction, These Are the Movies on Rotten Tomatoes With 0 Percent Ratings.

44
Jack and Jill (2011)

still from jack and jill
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 3 percent

And for more actors who underwent extensive makeup transformations, check out these Actors Who Looked Unrecognizable in Major Movies.

43
Bulletproof (1996)

still from bulletproof
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 8 percent

42
Grown Ups 2 (2013)

grown ups 2
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 8 percent

41
The Do-Over (2016)

still from the do-over
Netflix

Rotten Tomatoes score: 9 percent

And for more Rotten Tomatoes rankings of recent films, check out our Ranking of Every Marvel Movie, From Worst Reviewed to Best.

40
Mixed Nuts (1994)

adam sandler in mixed nuts
TriStar Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 10 percent

39
The Cobbler (2014)

the cobbler
Image Entertainment

Rotten Tomatoes score: 10 percent

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38
Grown Ups (2010)

still from grown ups
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 11 percent

37
Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002)

eight crazy nights
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 12 percent

And to see how some other animated films have been reviewed, here's our Ranking of Every Disney Animated Movie, From Worst Reviewed to Best.

36
Zookeeper (2011)

still from zookeeper
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 14 percent

35
Blended (2014)

still from blended
Warner Bros. Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 14 percent

34
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)

I now pronounce you chuck and larry
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 15 percent

33
Pixels (2015)

still from pixels
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 17 percent

32
Just Go With It (2011)

just go with it
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 19 percent

31
That's My Boy (2012)

that's my boy
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 20 percent

30
Little Nicky (2000)

little nicky
New Line Cinema

Rotten Tomatoes score: 22 percent

29
Mr. Deeds (2002)

mr. deeds
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 22 percent

28
Airheads (1994)

still from airheads
20th Century Fox

Rotten Tomatoes score: 23 percent

27
Sandy Wexler (2017)

sandy wexler
Netflix

Rotten Tomatoes score: 27 percent

26
The Week Of (2018)

still from the week of
Netflix

Rotten Tomatoes score: 27 percent

25
Bedtime Stories (2008)

bedtime stories
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 27 percent

24
The Longest Yard (2005)

the longest yard
Paramount Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 31 percent

23
Men, Women & Children (2014)

adam sandler in men women and children
Paramount Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 34 percent

22
Click (2006)

adam sandler in click
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 34 percent

21
Coneheads (1993)

adam sandler in coneheads
Paramount Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 35 percent

20
The Waterboy (1998)

the waterboy
Buena Vista Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 35 percent

19
You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008)

you don't mess with the zohan
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 37 percent

18
Big Daddy (1999)

big daddy
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 39 percent

17
Billy Madison (1995)

billy madison
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 40 percent

16
Shakes the Clown (1991)

shakes the clown
Sony Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 41 percent

15
Anger Management (2003)

still from anger management
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 42 percent

14
Murder Mystery (2019)

still from murder mystery
Netflix

Rotten Tomatoes score: 43 percent

13
Hotel Transylvania (2012)

hotel transylvania
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 45 percent

12
50 First Dates (2004)

50 first dates
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 45 percent

11
Hubie Halloween (2020)

hubie halloween
Netflix

Rotten Tomatoes score: 47 percent

10
Spanglish (2004)

still from spanglish
Columbia Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 53 percent

9
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

hotel transylvania 2
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 56 percent

8
Happy Gilmore (1996)

happy gilmore
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 61 percent

7
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

hotel transylvania 3
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 62 percent

6
Reign Over Me (2007)

reign over me
Columbia Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64 percent

5
The Wedding Singer (1998)

the wedding singer
New Line Cinema

Rotten Tomatoes score: 68 percent

4
Funny People (2009)

funny people
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 69 percent

3
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

punch-drunk love
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 79 percent

2
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)

the meyerowitz stories
Netflix

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92 percent

1
Uncut Gems (2019)

uncut gems
Netflix

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92 percent

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