According to a 2014 readers poll by Rolling Stone magazine, "Happy Gilmore" is overwhelmingly the best-rated Adam Sandler movie. Other Sandler movies popular with the movie-going public include "The Wedding Singer" "The Waterboy" and "Punch Drunk Love."
After beginning his career in stand-up comedy as a teenager, Sandler was recommended to "Saturday Night Live" producer Lorne Michaels while working in a comedy club in Los Angeles. A film career soon followed, though his earliest efforts remain the most popular with fans.
Despite poor reviews from critics, Sandler's highest-grossing movie was the 2010 comedy "Grown Ups," which grossed almost $300 million worldwide.