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20% Of People Agree That This Is The Best Adam Sandler Movie Ever

Ever since he first appeared on The Cosby Show back in 1987, Adam Sandler has been gaining professional momentum, tumbling down the mountainside of success like a snowball that goes "ah-shoobedy doo" as it makes its way toward the village below. The last few years have been a smorgasbord of Sandler. A buffet of Billy Madison, if you will. In the last decade alone, Saturday Night Live's favorite son has racked up over thirty new IMDb acting credits. If each of those credits represented one first date, he'd be 3/5ths of the way to kidnapping a brain-damaged Drew Barrymore and taking her on a boat trip to the arctic.

But which one is the best? Sure, art is subjective. Comedy, perhaps, even more so. But come on. Which Adam Sandler movie is the cream of the crop? For answers, Looper asked 658 people across the United States to enter the Sandler-verse, giving voice to their opinion on the subject of which Adam Sandler movie is the best. Despite the acclaim that the actor has found in recent years by taking on more dramatic roles, it seems audiences want what they've always wanted: to watch Bob Barker beat up a guy in his twenties.

Adam Sandler fans are Happy fans

Yes, with 129 like-minded respondents and a gentleman's 19.6% of the vote, Happy Gilmore takes its rightful place on the throne atop Mount Sandler. The cinderella story of an amateur hockey player and his quest for golf supremacy has been a staple for 25 years, and it represents one of Sandler's more critically well-received comedies. With an 85% audience approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it's no surprise that it landed the top spot.

Which isn't to say that it wasn't a close race. Coming in second is The Wedding Singer, Sandler's first foray into professionally courting the little girl from E.T., with 18% of the vote. Third place is a dead heat, with The Waterboy and Big Daddy receiving precisely 103 votes each. Remarkably, 2019's Uncut Gems, which won Independent Spirit Awards in the categories of Best Director and Best Male Lead, came in dead last, tied with Mr. Deeds with just 6% of the vote.

Naturally, not every Adam Sandler film could fit on the survey, and nearly 10% of voters elected to write in a candidate. There were a few for Grown Ups, a handful for Click, and a smattering of 50 First Dates loyalists. In the end, there was just one thing that everyone could agree on: Nobody's voting for Jack and Jill.