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Adam Sandler’s Hubie Halloween is Netflix’s most popular original movie for 2020

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Some performers are critic-proof, transcending scathing reviews and remaining popular with audiences. And then you get Adam Sandler, whose critical durability is unbreakable. Despite having most of his comedy films trashed by critics, somehow people like watching them and that is why he is still one of the biggest names in Hollywood today.

It seems like the Sandler magic has worked its wonders for Netflix, as Variety has revealed that Hubie Halloween was the most-watched film in the US between April 2020 to October 2020 on the streaming service. As a reminder, Hubie Halloween only debuted in October.

Yes, a streaming service that has a big line up of Oscar-contending movies can thank the childish humour of Sandler for bringing in viewers. For the record though, Netflix’s most-watched property in the US during this time period was The Umbrella Academy. Hubie Halloween’s achievement though is especially notable when compared to the rest of the top ten list that featured movies and series that had been around for several months already.  

We shouldn’t be surprised considering how Sandler’s films have continued to be big draws for Netflix and why he keeps on signing big contracts with the platform. Sandler’s brand of humour has proven to be popular for many years now and it looks like he is going nowhere with his annoying baby voice and childish antics. If anything, he is possibly only going to get even more annoying, even though he has recently been showcasing exactly how good a dramatic actor he is too.

While streaming services are spending fortunes trying to secure the rights to expensive sci-fi and comic book properties to try and draw in more subscribers, it appears that the real recipe for success is giving Adam Sandler a blank cheque to do whatever he wants.

Last Updated: November 6, 2020


  1. Gavin Mannion

    November 6, 2020 at 10:06

    I hated this movie… hated hated it… and I’m generally a Sandler fan


    • Aries

      November 6, 2020 at 10:22

      Same, could do without that weird voice


      • WhiteRock

        November 6, 2020 at 12:58

        It would be understandable without the weird voice – had to show subtitles to understand what the hell he was saying!


        • Aries

          November 6, 2020 at 18:31

          I just gave up a few mins in


          • Mark Treloar

            November 6, 2020 at 19:47

            This movie reminded me of Tropic Thunder – Never go full retard

    • RinceThis

      November 6, 2020 at 11:07

      It’s utter garbage.


    • MaSeKind

      November 6, 2020 at 13:58

      Yeah I’ve been avoiding Sandler movies the last ~15 years. Used to love all his stuff. Don’t really understand why Netflix is throwing money at him but cancelling other amazing series.


  2. Insomnia is fun

    November 6, 2020 at 11:07

    2020 delivers more stupid


  3. RinceThis

    November 6, 2020 at 11:07

    This movie is so so SO bad. I couldn’t handle more than 30 minutes. It’s a damn insult to anyone with an IQ higher than 4.


  4. Mandalorian Jim

    November 6, 2020 at 18:45

    It’s a Halloween movie nobody asked for. It’s weird because the guy can act, he can be funny when he puts his mind to it. Maybe, Netflix gave him a 10-movie deal, and he’s just trying to get out of it as quickly as possible with some of the laziest written scripts he can squeeze out into an hospital bed pan.

    Rather watch The Cobbler if you’re still subscribed to Netflix. It’s an older movie of his and surprisingly good. It’s a simple tale about a middle-aged jewish cobbler who’s dissatisfied with how his life turned out, but his father’s old shoe resoling machine changes his fortunes…


  5. Mandalorian Jim

    November 6, 2020 at 18:45

    The weird thing is, with a few changes to the script, and a few changes to his character this could have been a decent black comedy. But, it’s just pure Adam Sandler laziness…


  6. Daniel Hallinan

    November 7, 2020 at 09:14

    I wonder if this isn’t some kind of backlash against the alleged indifference towards Uncut Gems and his (genuinely great) drama acting in it. I seem to recall reading that he said that he was gonna make the “worst movie ever” and this seems to fit that bill?


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