EDITED BY BRIANA EDWARDS
BY DENNIS PERKINS
From high comedy to low, there’s more variety than you think in the actor’s filmography. Here's our list of the 5 best Adam Sandler movies to watch for a full sense of his unique talents.
Danny, the soon-to-be-divorced father of a college-bound daughter, is another Sandler character marked by loss and disappointment; however, he's dedicated to being a good father.
As NBA recruiter Stanley Sugerman, Sandler, a longtime hoops fanatic, is a natural at studying the on-court moves of players and communicating coaching tips. (To say he was born for this role is almost an understatement.)
Sandler's Howard is a motormouthed, immature risktaker. He's also the gem in Sandler's acting crown. While his brashness and boorishness sound like Sandler, Howard is the least Sandler-like character he's ever played.
Robbie Hart is Sandler's early screen persona in whiplash-inducing perfection. A wedding crooner left at his own altar, Sandler's Hart underplays his broken heart being confronted with his runaway fiancée's Dear John letter.
Sandler's Barry, a hustling inventor and socially anxious little brother to many domineering sisters, is a portrait of how coiled and dangerous a Sandler character would be without his comic explosiveness to protect him.