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The Best Drew Barrymore Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 9.2k votes 1.2k voters 116.0k views52 items

This list of the best Drew Barrymore movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available. Drew Barrymore has evolved from a young, bright-eyed child in E.T. to a powerful player in Hollywood. Drew Barrymore's highest grossing movies have earned millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Drew Barrymore movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Drew Barrymore movies will be at the top of the list.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Drew Barrymore movies?" and "What are the greatest Drew Barrymore roles of all time?" The greatest Drew Barrymore performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. Famous flicks like 50 First Dates and Big Miracle appear on this Drew Barrymore filmography, but it's up to fans like you to decide if her comedies, horror movies, or dramatic pictures rank among the best. If you think the best Drew Barrymore role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you love Barrymore's romantic comedies, you might also enjoy our list of best Adam Sandler movies and best Justin Long movies.


  • 1

    He's Just Not That Into You

    Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston
    He's Just Not That into You is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Ken...  more

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  • 2

    50 First Dates

    Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler
    50 First Dates is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Peter Segal. Henry Roth...  more

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  • 3

    Never Been Kissed

    Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore
    Never Been Kissed is a 1999 romantic comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox and Drew...  more

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  • 4

    The Wedding Singer

    Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler
    The Wedding Singer is a 1998 romantic comedy film written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank...  more

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  • 5

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak
    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and...  more

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    Ever After

    Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston
    Ever After is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film inspired by the fairy tale...  more

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    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan
    Scream is a 1996 American slasher film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven....  more

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    Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

    Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore
    Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle is a 2003 American action comedy film. It is the sequel to...  more

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    #83 of 225 The Worst Sequels Of All Time#183 of 291 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

  • 9

    Music and Lyrics

    Drew Barrymore, Hugh Grant
    Music and Lyrics is a 2007 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Marc...  more

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    Going the Distance

    Drew Barrymore, Leighton Meester
    Going the Distance is a 2010 American romantic comedy film directed by Nanette Burstein and...  more

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  • 11

    Mad Love

    Drew Barrymore, Liev Schreiber
    Mad Love is a 1995 teen romantic drama film directed by Antonia Bird and starring Drew...  more
  • 12

    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts
    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is a 2002 biographical spy comedy film depicting the life of...  more

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    Freddy Got Fingered

    Drew Barrymore, Shaquille O'Neal
    Freddy Got Fingered is a 2001 American comedy film directed, co-written by, and starring Tom...  more

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  • 14

    Irreconcilable Differences

    Drew Barrymore, Sharon Stone
    Irreconcilable Differences is a 1984 comedy-drama film starring Ryan O'Neal, Shelley Long, and...  more
  • 15

    Everybody's Fine

    Kate Beckinsale, Drew Barrymore
    Everybody's Fine is a 2009 American drama film written and directed by Kirk Jones, and...  more
  • 16

    Far from Home

    Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Tilly
    Far from Home is a 1989 independent thriller film. It stars Matt Frewer, Drew Barrymore,...  more
  • 17

    Everyone Says I Love You

    Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts
    Everyone Says I Love You is a 1996 American musical comedy film written and directed by Woody...  more
  • 18

    Charlie's Angels

    Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore
    Charlie's Angels is a 2000 American action comedy film directed by McG, starring Cameron Diaz,...  more

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    Riding in Cars with Boys

    Drew Barrymore, Maggie Gyllenhaal
    Riding in Cars with Boys is a 2001 film based on the autobiography of the same name by Beverly...  more


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    Altered States

    Drew Barrymore, William Hurt
    Altered States is a 1980 American science fiction-horror film adaptation of a novel by the...  more

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  • 21

    Olive, the Other Reindeer

    Drew Barrymore, Ed Asner
    Olive, the Other Reindeer is a CGI animated Christmas television special written by Steve...  more
  • 22

    My Date with Drew

    My Date with Drew is a 2004 independent documentary film starring and directed by Brian...  more
  • 23


    Drew Barrymore, Heather Locklear
    Firestarter is a 1984 American science fiction thriller film based on Stephen King's 1980...  more
  • 24

    Lucky You

    Robert Downey Jr., Drew Barrymore
    Lucky You is a 2007 drama film directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Eric Bana, Drew...  more
  • 25


    Drew Barrymore, Michael Ironside
    Guncrazy is a 1992 American crime/drama/thriller film starring Drew Barrymore. It was directed...  more