Five Movies That Would Be Better Starring Adam Sandler

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24th Annual Mark Twain Prize For American Humor

Adam Sandler is a national treasure, and this isn’t up for debate. He’s undoubtedly one of the finest actors of our generation, and he’s been criminally underused by the industry. Here are five movies Adam Sandler could make better as the star. 


Imagine the iconic restaurant scene with Pacino and Adam Sandler. Sandler is capable of holding his own in dramatic scenes, but he could’ve blended a layer of comedy into this movie that it desperately needed. Between all of the violence, and familial struggles, this movie was a downer. Adam Sandler could add balance. 

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

He takes over for Brad Pitt in this one, and takes home the Oscar for the role instead. With Hollywood makeup, he could look like the stunt coordinator of Leo. I love this movie, but the fight scene with Bruce Lee felt a little over-the-top. This is obvious in a Tarantino movie, but who does over the top violence better than Adam Sandler? Watch Grown Ups 2 if you’re answer to that question was anyone other than Sandler. 

The Social Network

Mark Zuckerberg’s whole character in this movie is someone who is desperately searching for validation. Who understands that more than an actor and a comedian? No one. At the end of the day, they were trying to humanize Zuckerberg a little bit. Sandler could’ve effectively done this through fart humor, comedic timing, and pure talent. 

Taxi Driver

Adam Sandler doing the classic, “You talkin’ to me?” in the mirror would take this classic to another level. I don’t think I need to explain any further.

Uncut Gems

Haven’t seen it. But the guy on the poster looks a lot like Adam Sandler, and yet they still won’t let him get his crack at a dramatic role? Unbelievable. At least he marries Jennifer Aniston or Drew Barrymore in all of his movies. Movie life can’t be that bad, I guess.

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