Billy Madison

Lists: Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "Billy Madison is the 27 year-old son of Bryan Madison, a very rich man who has made his living in the hotel industry. Billy stands to inherit his father's empire but only if he can make it through all 12 grades, 2 weeks per grade, to prove that he has what it takes to run the family business."

Overall Ranking: 1732 (Rank from 1995: # 25)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 85.71%
Half-Popped 14.29%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Bryan Lienesch83 - Happy Gilmore is better, but Billy Madison is goofy, senseless Adam Sandler at his finest.
Comedy: 6
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 6
Jim Carrier79 - Sandler's first big movie. This is what started it all. He had a funny storyline to go by, with some classic moments & great dialogue.
Comedy: 7
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 7
Rob from GuysFilmQuest70Comedy: 6
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 5
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews70(full review)
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread67(full review)Comedy: 7
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 7
Today I Watched A Movie65(full review)
Thomas Pollock40

People Involved

  • Adam Sandler (Billy Madison)
  • Darren McGavin (Brian Madison)
  • Bridgette Wilson (Veronica Vaughn)
  • Bradley Whitford (Eric Gordon)
  • Josh Mostel (Principal Max Anderson)
  • Norm MacDonald (Frank)
  • Mark Beltzman (Jack)
  • Larry Hankin (Carl Alphonse)
  • Theresa Merritt (Juanita)
  • Dina Platias (Miss Lippy)
  • Hrant Alianak (Pete)
  • Vincent Marino (Cook)
  • Jack Mather (Ted Old Man Clemens)
  • Christopher Kelk (Rollo the Janitor)
  • Marc Donato (Nodding 1st Grader)
  • Tamra Davis (Director)