Adam Sandler Comedy Hits Netflix Top 10 After Dropping on Streamer

One of the more popular Adam Sandler movies recently dropped on Netflix and it's one of the 10 most-watched films on the streaming service. The Longest Yard made its way onto Netflix and ranks No. 3 on its top 10 list of movies. The football comedy is behind Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and Don't Look Up.

The Longest Yard was released in 2005 and is a remake of the 1974 film that has the same name. Sandler stars as Paul Crewe, a former NFL quarterback who is accused of shaving points. After being placed on federal probation for five years, Crew gets drunk and goes joyriding in his girlfriend's car, leading him to be arrested and sent to prison for three years.

While in prison, Crewe is forced to assemble a football team to play against the guards. The Longest Yard also stars, Chris Rock, Nelly, Bob Sapp, Courteney Cox, Terry Crews, Bill Goldberg, Tracy Morgan, Michael Irvin and Burt Reynolds who starred in the 1974 version. The movie earned just a 31% score on Rotten Tomatoes but grossed nearly $200 million worldwide. 

"The first couple of days it was unbelievable," Goldberg said in a 2005 interview with CommingSoon.Net. "We were trying to kill each other. You had actors that had played football, World League guys and NFL Europe guys that play now who are hot to trot. They wanted to hit somebody. The first thing I did was get into an Oklahoma drill, one on one live with somebody. That was the first day! It was awesome. The first time I hit somebody it was great." 


"Stone Cold" Steve Austin also appeared in the film and shared his experience working with Sandler. "It was really cool, Austin said in a 2005 interview with IGN. T"hat guy is a huge star. He's super funny and I'm a big fan, but I'd be doing my scenes, and he would come out and have me try different things. He's an A-list celeb and yet he took the time to help me out. He's a big wrestling fan." Sandler has starred in and produced several sports movies in his career, including Happy Gilmore, The Benchwarmers, Uncut Gems, Home Team (to be released this month) and Hustle, which is set to be released this year.