Adam Sandler's Netflix films have more of an audience than critics want to admit.

There was a time when it was socially acceptable to like Adam Sandler. He was originally a very musically inclined comedian whose Jewish charm made "Saturday Night Live" a little funnier. Having penned and performed such hits as "Lunch Lady Land," and the numerous "Hannukah" songs, his fan base seemed to have dropped off sharply after his peak in "Billy Madison," in which he had a musical number.

Sadly, "Billy Madison" was also an indication of where Sandler would take his movies from then on. He played a grown man acting like a child and annoying nearly everybody in charge of his well-being.

This ended up being the norm for his movies in many ways. After doing the same thing over and over, people appeared to be getting tired of his childish antics and sophomoric humor in theaters.

This may have led to his deal with Netflix.

People seem to have a guilty pleasure with Sandler's work

Not everybody agrees with the critics, it seems. While critics and fans alike have made Sandler a running joke among "terrible" actors, some still enjoy his brand of humor. Movies like "Pixels" and "Ridiculous Six" have been blasted just for having Sandler involved, but it doesn't mean they don't have people who love them. He still manages to get cameos and major roles from Hollywood's A-listers just like Michael Bay does.

Jack Nicholson co-starred in one of Sandler's last films people probably liked more than they admitted, "Anger Management." Harvey Keitel nearly committed career suicide appearing in "Little Nicky" as the devil.

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Chris Rock and a collection of B-listers had significant roles in "Grown Ups, " and it's critically despised and unwanted sequel.

'Sandy Wexler' has managed to out-perform previous films

Returning to form, Sandler plays another outlandish and offensive character with a weird accent in "Sandy Wexler," which appears to be getting more of an audience than his somewhat more serious "The Do-Over." Sadly, it was probably the script which earned his Netflix debut "Ridiculous Six" such a horrible reputation, as he played a serious role in the midst of comedic ridiculousness.

'The Ridiculous Six' managed to snag the honor of being the most-watched movie on Netflix in its first 30 days.

It appears that Sandler's fans and the critics are very different audiences since the films often end up being brutally destroyed on review sites. As terrible as many claims his movies are, over half a billion hours of viewership clearly show Sandler still has a fan base willing to watch his low-brow humor.