The 10 best Adam Sandler movies
No actor has been harder to pin down in his post-Saturday Night Live career than Adam Sandler. After breaking out by transferring his SNL work (described, not without admiration, by former SNL colleague Bob Odenkirk as "kind of dicking around") to the big screen, Sandler went on to not only found a hugely successful production empire for himself and his comic pals, but also turn in compellingly complex performances in films from major directors.
The temptation is to undervalue Sandler's self-produced comedies while holding aloft Sandler films made by "real" directors. The reality is, like Sandler, more complex however, as auteurs from Paul Thomas Anderson to the Safdie Brothers to Noah Baumbach and James L. Brooks all saw the comic and dramatic potential in Sandler's stunted manchild schtick.
So, without further ado, here's our list of the 10 best Adam Sandler movies to watch for a full sense of his unique talents.