Drew Barrymore: Top 10 movies of the Legendary Actress

Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore

Drew Blythe Barrymore was born on February 22, 1975, to American actor John Drew Barrymore and aspiring actress Jaid Barrymore. She was raised on Poinsettia Place in West Hollywood. Drew had a rough childhood and was in and out of rehab. At 15, she was emancipated and moved into her own apartment at the age of fifteen.

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 Barrymore is an American actress, talk show host, producer, and author. She is a family member of the Barrymores. She is the recipient of several awards, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She also has nominations for a British Academy Film Award and five Emmy Awards. She was honoured with the Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2004

Drew Barrymore’s Best Movies

Drew Barrymore starred in numerous movies throughout her career. She worked with genius directors, starred with almost all the famous actors and actresses and was a popular icon of her time.

So, let’s take a look back and recount Drew Barrymore’s ten best movies. We are moving from worst to best according to the IMDb ratings.

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10. Miss You Already (2015)

 IMDb rating: 6.8

Miss You Already is a lesser-known comedy-drama which stars Barrymore and Toni Collette. They play as inseparable friends going through very various life-changing events simultaneously.

With actors like Collette and Barrymore as the leads, it would be pretty hard for this movie not to be liked. Fans seem to appreciate the film’s compelling mix of sadness and humour in a heart-warming story of friendship.

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9. 50 First Dates (2004)

IMDb rating: 6.8

Barrymore seems to have found a solid partner in the romantic comedies genre with Adam Sandler. 50 First Dates was the duo’s second rom-com together. The movie starred Sandler as a man who falls in love with a woman who suffers from short-term memory loss. This means she forgets who he is at the beginning of each new day. Hence the name of the movie.

8. The Wedding Singer (1998)

IMDb rating: 6.8

This was the first movie that Barrymore and Sandler collaborated on. The wedding singer showed the world their excellent chemistry on-screen. The film stars Sandler as a gifted wedding singer who is heartbroken after being left at the altar. Soon, he finds love in Barrymore’s character, a girl getting ready for her own upcoming wedding.

7. Whip It (2009)

IMDb rating: 6.9

Barrymore’s talents also extend behind the camera, as confirmed by her debut in directing, Whip It. The movie is set in the exciting world of women’s roller derby and stars Ellen Page as a young misfit. Barrymore takes a supporting role as one of Page’s teammates.

6. Confessions of A Dangerous Mind (2002)

 IMDb rating: 7.0

The movie is the weird story of Chuck Barris (Sam Rockwell), host of The Gong Show, who also claimed to have operated as a hitman for the CIA. Barrymore plays Barris’ girlfriend, from whom he hides his top-secret life.

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5. Ever After (1998)

IMDb rating: 7.0

Barrymore got her chance to play a princess in a fairy tale in Ever After, a retelling of the Cinderella story. Barrymore plays a young lady who is forced to work as a slave for her cruel stepmother until she has a chance meeting with a prince.

4. Everybody’s Fine (2009)

IMDb rating: 7.1

In Everybody’s Fine, Barrymore joined a fantastic cast following the travels of a widower (Robert De Niro) to visit all of his children for the holidays. Barrymore plays one of De Niro’s kids.

The movie tells a simple story brought to life by some very talented actors and a delightful script.

3. Scream (1996)

IMDb rating: 7.2

Barrymore was the major name to join the slasher film Scream, which resulted in one of the most extreme twists in the genre. The movie focuses on a group of high school students being stalked by a masked killer, with Barrymore playing one of the terrified teens.

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2. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

 IMDb rating: 7.8

Barrymore was hailed by audiences everywhere with one of her initial roles in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

The movie follows a boy named Elliott, who finds a friendly alien in his backyard and tries his best to help get him home. Barrymore plays Elliott’s little sister, Gertie. The movie is a funny, sweet and touching story. This movie cemented Spielberg as one of the great storytellers of our time.

1. Donnie Darko (2001)

 IMDb rating: 8.0

Barrymore is a successful producer who has helped many phenomenal projects, including Donnie Darko. The mystery thriller stars Jake Gyllenhaal as the nominal teen who narrowly avoids death. However, he then begins hallucinating a figure in a terrifying bunny outfit. Barrymore plays a supporting role as Donnie’s teacher.

So, these were the top 10 Drew Barrymore movies. I hope you enjoyed the list!

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