Who doesn’t love a sweet classic? You know the type of movies we’re talking about: those poorly reviewed comedy-dramas that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face, no matter your mood, relationship status, or the weather outside.
Netflix, despite all its recent criticism, boasts a fairly large library of certified serotonin boosters, and below we’ve rounded up three of the most iconic – all of which are expected to keep the US version of the streamer on. June 30, 2022.
Let’s be clear: none of the titles below make our list of the best Netflix movies – for heaven’s sake, two of them feature Jack and Jill era Adam Sandler – but it’s hard to argue with their ability to evoke carefree joy. Enjoy watching, folks!
Happy Gilmore (1996)
Yes, it’s finally happened: Happy Gilmour is leaving Netflix. This legendary sports comedy that put Adam Sandler on the Hollywood map in 1996 is about an unsuccessful hockey player who changes rinks for a golf course in an attempt to save his grandmother’s foreclosed house.
Packed full of nineties dramatic clichés and outright silly ass and alligator jokes, Dennis Dugan’s 90-minute film about golf and golfers is an old-fashioned joke and started a decade-long partnership between its director and the lead (Dugan and Sandler produced Big Daddy together). ”, “Don’t Mess with the Zohan”, “Adults” and many more similar comedies).
If you’re itching to see a comedian show off his acting muscles instead of throwing golf clubs across the golf course, Fussthe uplifting story of a failed basketball scout, now also streaming on Netflix.
Forget Sarah Marshall (2008)
Like Adam Sandler, actor Jason Segel cemented his status as a rom-com star with a series of “loser gets his charm” performances throughout the 2000s, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall remains on par with his cutest picture yet.
Nicholas Stoller’s 2008 comedy revolves around Peter (Siegel), a slacker composer who struggles to cope when his actress girlfriend Sarah (Kristen Bell) announces a deadline for their five-year relationship. In an attempt to cheer himself up, Peter travels to Hawaii, where he runs into a new love interest, Rachel (Mila Kunis), as well as Sarah and her new rockstar boyfriend (Russell Brand).
The plot is simple, the humor is crude, but Forgetting Sarah Marshall is surely a film that can cheer up the darkest of moods. Incidentally, TechRadar Senior Sound Designer Becky Scarrott was among those chosen to preview and test the film’s meaning before its release, so you can blame her for the scene exposing Siegel’s intimate parts.
Just Go With It (2011)
Oddly enough, “Just Go With It” could well have been the movie’s favorite kid if “Lucky Gilmore” and “Oblivion Sarah Marshall” went to bed together. Like the first, it was directed by Denis Gugan and starred Adam Sandler, and like the second, it tells the story of a couple’s romantic mishaps on vacation in Hawaii.
In this film, Sandler plays Danny, a successful plastic surgeon who convinces his assistant (Jennifer Aniston) to play the part of his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up lies told to his much younger girlfriend. The couple travel overseas to keep up the illusion, but Danny soon finds himself caring for his colleague far more than he ever intended or expected.
So, once again, “Just Go with It” is standard (and at times brainless) rom-com fare – but you’ll still have a hard time resisting Sandler and Aniston’s stellar chemistry.
As mentioned, all three of the above films are leaving Netflix. June 30, 2022, so you’ll have to act fast if you want to catch them. To help you stay up to date on everything that’s happening on the streamer this month, we’ve put together a helpful list of all the movies and TV shows. leaves Netflix in June.