The Best Drew Barrymore Movies 

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Updated September 23, 2019 7.6k votes 1.1k voters 115.2k views 52 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.

Drew Barrymore has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Steven Spielberg and Joel Schumacher. If Drew Barrymore movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Mila Kunis and Andie MacDowell too.

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Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 2004

Directed by: Peter Segal

50 First Dates is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Peter Segal. Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) has a history of commitment issues until he meets Lucy (Drew Barrymore) who suffers from ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

Released: 1998

Directed by: Frank Coraci

The Wedding Singer is a 1998 romantic comedy film written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci. It stars Adam Sandler as a wedding singer in the 1980s and Drew Barrymore as a waitress ...more

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Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco

Released: 1999

Directed by: Raja Gosnell

Never Been Kissed is a 1999 romantic comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox and Drew Barrymore's production company, Flower Films, directed by Raja Gosnell and starring Drew Barrymore, David ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

Released: 1998

Directed by: Andy Tennant

Ever After is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film inspired by the fairy tale Cinderella, directed by Andy Tennant and starring Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, and Dougray Scott. The ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

Released: 1982

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison, featuring special effects by Carlo ...more

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Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu

Released: 2000

Directed by: Joseph McGinty Nichol

Charlie's Angels is a 2000 American action comedy film directed by McG, starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu as three women working for a private investigation agency. The film is ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

Released: 1996

Directed by: Wes Craven

Scream is a 1996 American slasher film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven. The film stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Drew Barrymore, and David Arquette. Released on ...more

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Riding in Cars with Boys Drew Barrymore, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Brittany Murphy

Released: 2001

Directed by: Penny Marshall

Riding in Cars with Boys is a 2001 film based on the autobiography of the same name by Beverly Donofrio about a woman who overcame difficulties, including being a teen mother, and who later ...more

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Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore, Drew Barrymore

Released: 2003

Directed by: Joseph McGinty Nichol

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle is a 2003 American action comedy film. It is the sequel to 2000's Charlie's Angels. It opened in the United States on June 27, 2003, and was number one at the box ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Hugh Grant, Matthew Morrison

Released: 2007

Directed by: Marc Lawrence

Music and Lyrics is a 2007 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Marc Lawrence. It focuses on the relationship that evolves between a former pop music idol and an aspiring writer ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen King

Released: 2005

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Fever Pitch is a 2005 Farrelly brothers romantic comedy film starring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon. It is a remake of a 1997 British film of the same name. Both films are loosely based on the ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly

Released: 2009

Directed by: Ken Kwapis

He's Just Not That into You is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Ken Kwapis, based on the self-help book by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. This Baltimore-set movie of ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen

Released: 1984

Directed by: Mark L. Lester

Firestarter is a 1984 American science fiction thriller film based on Stephen King's 1980 Firestarter. The plot concerns a young girl who develops pyrokinesis and the secret government agency ...more
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Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal

Released: 2001

Directed by: Richard Kelly

Donnie Darko is a 2001 American supernatural drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Noah Wyle, Jena ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2009

Directed by: Drew Barrymore

Whip It is a 2009 comedy-drama film written by Shauna Cross, based on her novel Derby Girl. The film is directed and co-produced by Drew Barrymore in her directorial debut. It stars Ellen Page ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Matthew McConaughey, Whoopi Goldberg

Released: 1995

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Boys on the Side is a 1995 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross. It stars Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Barrymore and Mary-Louise Parker as three friends on a cross-country road trip. The ...more

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Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, Jim Carrey

Released: 1995

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Batman Forever is a 1995 American superhero film directed by Joel Schumacher and produced by Tim Burton, based on the DC Comics character Batman. It is the third installment of the initial ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Ben Stiller, Danny DeVito

Released: 2003

Directed by: Danny DeVito

Duplex is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Danny DeVito, and starring Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore. The film was called Our House for its release in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
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Drew Barrymore, Andie MacDowell, Madeleine Stowe

Released: 1994

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Bad Girls is a 1994 western film starring Madeleine Stowe, Mary Stuart Masterson, Andie MacDowell and Drew Barrymore. It was directed by Jonathan Kaplan from a screenplay by Ken Friedman and ...more
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Drew Barrymore, Leighton Meester, Christina Applegate

Released: 2010

Directed by: Nanette Burstein

Going the Distance is a 2010 American romantic comedy film directed by Nanette Burstein and written by Geoff LaTulippe. It stars Drew Barrymore and Justin Long as a young couple, Erin and ...more
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Drew Barrymore, Jessica Lange, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Released: 2009

Directed by: Michael Sucsy

Grey Gardens is an HBO film about the lives of Edith Bouvier Beale/"Little Edie", played by Drew Barrymore, and her mother Edith Ewing Bouvier/"Big Edie", played by Jessica ...more
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The Amy Fisher Story Drew Barrymore

Released: 1993

Directed by: Andy Tennant

The Amy Fisher Story is a 1993 television film dramatizing the events surrounding Amy Fisher's teenage affair with Joey Buttafuoco and her conviction for aggravated assault for shooting ...more
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Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

Released: 2002

Directed by: George Clooney

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is a 2002 biographical spy comedy film depicting the life of popular game show host and producer Chuck Barris, who claimed to have also been an agent for the ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Liev Schreiber, Chris O'Donnell

Released: 1995

Directed by: Antonia Bird

Mad Love is a 1995 teen romantic drama film directed by Antonia Bird and starring Drew Barrymore and Chris O'Donnell. The screenplay was written by Paula Milne. The original music score is ...more

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Kristen Bell, Drew Barrymore, Ted Danson

Released: 2012

Directed by: Ken Kwapis

Big Miracle is a 2012 family drama film starring Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski. The film, directed by Ken Kwapis, is based on the 1989 book Freeing the Whales by Tom Rose, which covers ...more