Robert Schneider grabbed the limelight as a stand-up comedian in a television show which aired in 1987. Since then, the comedian-turned-actor has taken up various roles and proved his talent as an actor. He is known for his comic roles in movies like The Hot Chick, The Animal, and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. His career goes beyond his on-screen role as an actor. He has proved his talent in direction and scriptwriting as well for various successful movies.
It is safe to say that talent runs in their family. If you are into country music you should know the renowned singer, Elle King, aka Tanner Elle Schneider. She is the daughter of Rob Schneider and has successfully made her mark in the industry. We are looking at some of the best Rob Schneider movies be it his lead roles or minor supporting roles.
The sports comedy film The Waterboy was released in 1998 and starred Adam Sandler in the lead. Robert Schneider can be seen in the supporting character of Townie. The movie revolves around a somewhat mentally challenged, Bobby Boucher, who works as a water boy for a college football team. When he is constantly bullied he joins the rival team where the coach discovers his potential and makes him the outside linebacker of the team.
|IMDb Rating: 6.1/10||Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 33%|
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This one is once again an Adam Sandler movie where Rob Schneider can be seen in the supporting role of a delivery guy. The film is about a 32-year-old man named Sonny whose girlfriend is fed up with his immature and careless character. When one of his friends leaves his 5-year-old son with him, he seeks to showcase his mature side.
|IMDb Rating: 6.4/10||Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 39%|
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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York City
Though Rob Schneider was seen in a minor role in the movie, the cult classic can never be ignored. The movie is a sequel to the 1990 hit Home Alone. The plot revolves around the mischievous adventures of the youngest son of the McCallister family. Among all the Rob Schneider movies this one to date remains the most loved Christmas comedy of all time.
|IMDb Rating: 6.8/10||Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 35%|
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50 First dates
The 2004 release is a psychological romantic drama starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in the lead as Henry and Lucy respectively. Henry falls for Lucy on their first date but is shocked to learn that she has no memory of him the next day. Lucy suffers from short-term memory loss but Henry is determined to win her over each day with the support of his best friend Ula, played by Rob Schneider.
|IMDb Rating: 6.8/10||Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 45%|
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Rob Schneider can be seen playing the lead in this 2007 comedy film. For those who might not know, Big Stan was also his directorial debut. He played the character of a con man who also runs a real estate business and is married to the love of his life. When he realizes that he will be sent to prison, he takes martial arts training to keep himself safe from other criminals.
|IMDb Rating: 6.1/10||Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 11%|
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The Hot Chick
The Hot Chick is yet another masterpiece where Schneider proved his talent both on and off-screen. The movie revolves around two people from totally different backgrounds who are now stuck in each other bodies. Jessica is a popular hot girl who makes the worst mistake of her life by stealing jewelry which makes her swap bodies with a lowlife criminal, Clive. While Clive has no idea what has happened, Jessica should find ways to get her body back.
|IMDb Rating: 5.5/10||Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 21%|
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The film starred Rob Schneider, David Spade, and Jon Heder in the lead as Gus, Richie, and Clark respectively. The trio group of adult nerds have a passion for basketball but never played the game due to the fear of judgment. But when they have to take a stand for a nerdy unathletic young boy, they don’t hesitate and eventually discover their own potential.
|IMDb Rating: 5.5/10||Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 13%|
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Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
The 1999 Rob Schneider movie was a box office hit. The actor played the titular role whose average life takes some unexpected turns when he is in desperate need of money. The below-average-looking aquarium cleaner decides to be a gigolo for some quick money but it isn’t as easy as it seems. He ends up falling for one of his regular clients and is freaked out at the weird demands from his new clients.
|IMDb Rating: 5.7/10||Rotten Tomatoes Rating: N/A|
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Schneider plays the lead role in this 2001 comedy film. The movie revolves around an awkward and clumsy Marvin who wants to become a police officer like his father. But there are various factors that hinder his way, including his unathletic body and low self-esteem. But when he meets with a series of deadly accidents, a notorious scientist replaces his organs with that of various animals. Soon his body starts to change but is the change for his good?
|IMDb Rating: 4.8/10||Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 30%|
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Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
The 2005 film is the sequel to the 1999 film, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo and Schneider can be seen reprising his role of Deuce Bigalow. Once part of the gigolo industry, Deuce has now settled down in Amsterdam where he meets one of his old friends, TJ Hicks. When a mysterious murderer starts killing some well know gigolos, TJ Hicks is suspected of the crimes. Deuce decides to enter the industry once again to uncover the truth behind the murderers.
|IMDb Rating: 4.7/10||Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 9%|
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There might not be many Robert Schnieder movies with him in the lead, but all the movies he has been a part of are true gems. The actor has made a mark in the comedy genre not just on-screen but also off-screen with his script writing and direction. We cannot conclude Schnieder’s career with just the roles played by him on-screen as he has time and again proved his cinematic intelligence beyond the screen as well.