Top 5000
Down 11 this week

Billy Madison (1995)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  10 February 1995 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 98,132 users   Metascore: 16/100
Reviews: 205 user | 50 critic | 13 from

In order to inherit his fed up father's hotel empire, an immature and lazy man must repeat grades 1-12 all over again.


Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video


10 Best Action Heroes

We consulted IMDb's Highest-Rated Action-Family Films to came up with 10 scene-stealing action figures your kids can relate to, look up to, and be inspired by.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 11 Apr 2011
a list of 30 titles
created 20 Nov 2011
a list of 43 titles
created 14 Apr 2012
a list of 25 titles
created 02 Aug 2013
a list of 40 titles
created 21 Aug 2013

Related Items

Search for "Billy Madison" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Billy Madison (1995)

Billy Madison (1995) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Billy Madison.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Happy Gilmore (1996)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house.

Director: Dennis Dugan
Stars: Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen
The Waterboy (1998)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team.

Director: Frank Coraci
Stars: Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler
Mr. Deeds (2002)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A sweet-natured, small-town guy inherits a controlling stake in a media conglomerate and begins to do business his way.

Director: Steven Brill
Stars: Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, John Turturro
Big Daddy (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.

Director: Dennis Dugan
Stars: Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Stewart
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Robbie, the singer and Julia, the waitress are both engaged to be married but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.

Director: Frank Coraci
Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Dave Buznik is a businessman who is wrongly sentenced to an anger-management program, where he meets an aggressive instructor.

Director: Peter Segal
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Marisa Tomei
Comedy | Crime | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.

Director: Peter Segal
Stars: Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds, Chris Rock
Little Nicky (2000)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

After two of the devil's three sons escape Hell to wreak havoc on Earth, the devil must send his third son, the mild-mannered Nicky, to bring them back before it's too late.

Director: Steven Brill
Stars: Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.

Director: Peter Segal
Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider
Click (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.

Director: Frank Coraci
Stars: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two straight, single Brooklyn firefighters pretend to be a gay couple in order to receive domestic partner benefits.

Director: Dennis Dugan
Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel
Grown Ups (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Director: Dennis Dugan
Stars: Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Kevin James


Cast overview, first billed only:
Veronica Vaughn (as Bridgette Wilson)
Dina Platias ...
Hrant Alianak ...
Vincent Marino ...
Jack Mather ...
Ted 'Old Man' Clemens
Nodding 1st Grader


Billy Madison is a 27 year-old man whose father Brian is the head of a major hotel chain. Even though he is groomed to replace his father who is about to retire, Billy is extremely immature and unmotivated in life. When Brian considers making Eric Gordon (whom Billy despises) his new replacement, Billy decides to prove to his father that he is capable of taking over. He must repeat grade school all over again (2 weeks for each grade) in order to take over the hotel empire. The further Billy progresses, the more Eric tries to derail Billy. Written by Sam

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


There's a new name for dumb. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and crude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



| |

Release Date:

10 February 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bili Medison  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)


$25,588,750 (USA)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Chris Farley's quote "good, great, wonderful, fantastic..." is exactly the same quote that his character gave in Airheads (1994), a previous collaboration between Farley and Adam Sandler. See more »


The suntan lotion at the beginning is runny in some scenes but not in others. See more »


[first lines]
Billy Madison: [sings] # Suntan lotion is good for me. / You protect me, hee-hee-hee. #
See more »


Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler (1999) See more »


I'm Not The One
Written by Ric Ocasek (as Rick Ocasek)
Performed by The Cars
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Not ashamed to say this was really funny
29 September 2004 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Looking at some of the reviews here reinforces the fact that there are certain people that like different types of humor. If stupid humor makes you laugh, this is your comedy. If you like stale British cerebral humor, maybe you should stay far away from this. I'm sure we all have our favorite and unfavorite comedians. I happen to like Sandler because he is immaturely funny. I think Dave Chapelle's show is pretty damn funny too. I never thought Sam Kinison was funny (the screaming is annoying) nor do I care for Chris Tucker.

I saw Billy Madison at the theater, a friend and myself and the 8 other guys randomly scattered around the seating area found this to be pretty damn hilarious. I laughed at about 8 different scenes and that is a lot for me for any one movie. I still laugh at a few of the scenes when I see repeats and yes I have it on video.

Those of you who dislike this movie are more than likely too old and stuck on your Bob Hope type era comedians and refuse to admit any others. Sandler isn't the greatest comedian who ever lived but his shtick was fresh and original when this movie came out. I have a video of him back when he did stand up and the guy is brilliant.

Again, people who get easily annoyed and upset with the stupid type humor steer clear of this movie and save yourself the aggravation that these sad negative reviewers subjected themselves to.

16 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This is an important film tom718
Most Underrated Scene/Line of the Movie varsho1
Terribly Terribly Anti-feminist RyanNanni
Since when is the #1 NOT a prime number? cup_a_tea_88
I drew the duck blue... TOMtheLEDGE
I hate cursive and I hate all of you... BouncingSoul87
Discuss Billy Madison (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: