What's with Adam Sandler lately? We get the unfunny missed opportunity with 'Grown Ups' last summer, and now 'Just Go With It?' What's happening to the guy who used to deliver comedy after comedy that'd keep us either laughing or disgusted (in a good way) all the way through?

Actually, it looks like the majority of folks out there don't even care much for some of Sandler's previous work because despite his all-star status most of the films responsible for skyrocketing him to fame are, well, pretty rotten. Sandler didn't manage to break into fresh territory on Rotten Tomatoes until 1998's 'The Wedding Singer,' and even then it only earned him a 67%. From there, it was a nine-film gap until his next fresh ratings, 'Punch-Drunk Love' and 'Stupidity' followed by 'Reign Over Me' in 2007 and then 'Funny People' in 2009. Overall, of Sandler's 34 rated films on Rotten Tomatoes, he's earned just five fresh ratings. Otherwise, all his films are rotten, and some very rotten.

The curious thing is, for some, it's natural to look back on some of these supposed rotten films fondly. In fact, as sick as it sounds, a handful of them were personal childhood favorites. Sandler's style of humor is an acquired taste and if you weren't feeling it when 'Billy Madison' hit in 1995, odds are the entire Adam Sandler movement was one entirely rotten experience. Just because these films aren't for everyone doesn't mean they're not enjoyable to some, so here's to the ones buried in thumbs down that still have a lasting positive impact.
In Theaters on August 5th, 1994

Would-be rockers (Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler) take radio station hostage. Read More

Billy Madison
Based on 13 critics

Adult goof-off (Adam Sandler) goes back to elementary school. Read More

Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights
Based on 27 critics

During Hanukkah, a temperamental lout (Adam Sandler) drinks and gets in trouble with the law. Read More

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The Waterboy
Based on 21 critics

A coach (Henry Winkler) lets an angry water boy (Adam Sandler) play football. Read More

Big Daddy
Based on 26 critics

A goofy slacker (Adam Sandler) gains custody of a 5-year-old boy. Read More

Little Nicky
Based on 29 critics

The son (Adam Sandler) of Satan (Harvey Keitel) must retrieve his brothers in New York City. Read More

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