Drew Barrymore Movies

drew 11111Want to know the best Drew Barrymore movies?  How about the worst Drew Barrymore movies?  Curious about Drew Barrymore box office grosses or which Drew Barrymore movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Drew Barrymore movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.

Drew Barrymore (1975-) is an American actress, author, director, model and producer. She is a descendant of the Barrymore family of well-known American stage and cinema actors, and is a granddaughter of actor John Barrymore.   Drew Barrymore has been on our request list since our days when our webpages were located at HubPages.  Well here you go Alabama Girl….our statistical look at Drew Barrymore’s movie career.

Her IMDb page shows 66 acting credits from 1978-2016. This page will rank 40 Drew Barrymore movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Television shows and movies that were not released in North American theaters were not included in the rankings.  To do well in our overall rankings a movie has to do well at the box office, get good reviews by critics, be liked by audiences and get some award recognition.

Drew Barrymore in 1982's E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

Drew Barrymore in 1982’s E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

Drew Barrymore Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table

The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.

  • Sort Drew Barrymore movies by co-stars of her movies
  • Sort Drew Barrymore movies by actual domestic box office grosses
  • Sort Drew Barrymore movies by adjusted box office grosses using current movie ticket cost
  • Sort Drew Barrymore movies by domestic yearly box office rank
  • Sort Drew Barrymore movies by how they were received by critics and audiences.  60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
  • Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each Drew Barrymore movie received.
  • Sort Drew Barrymore movies by Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score.  UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
  • Blue link in Co-star column takes you to that star’s UMR movie page
RankMovie (Year)Co-StarsDomestic Box Office - Actual (mils.)Domestic Box Office - Adjusted (mils.)Domestic Box Office Rank By YearCritic Audience RatingOscar Nom / WinUMR Score
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)Henry Thomas & Directed by Steven Spielberg$425.70$1220.601st of 198282.7%09 / 0479.35
Scream (1996)Courtney Cox$103.05$196.5013th of 199673.0%00 / 0064.04
Charlie's Angels (2000)Cameron Diaz & Bill Murray$125.31$196.0014th of 200061.0%00 / 0059.07
Batman Forever (1995)Val Kilmer & Jim Carrey$184.03$356.602nd of 199549.0%03 / 0055.23
The Wedding Singer (1998)Adam Sandler$80.25$144.2024th of 199867.5%00 / 0053.85
Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)Anjelica Huston$65.71$118.1033rd of 199876.0%00 / 0053.64
Altered States (1980)William Hurt$29.08$94.3029th of 198078.0%02 / 0052.08
50 First Dates (2004)Adam Sandler$120.91$164.1015th of 200456.0%00 / 0051.94
Never Been Kissed (1999)David Arquette$55.47$92.4043rd of 199962.0%00 / 0043.50
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)Cameron Diaz & Lucy Liu$100.83$141.0029th of 200345.0%00 / 0043.30
Curious George (2006) Voice RoleWill Ferrell$58.36$74.8054th of 200667.5%00 / 0043.27
He's Just Not That Into You (2009)Bradley Cooper & Ben Affleck$93.95$105.6035th of 200949.0%00 / 0039.87
Music and Lyrics (2007)Hugh Grant$50.57$62.0052nd of 200764.5%00 / 0039.87
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)George Clooney & Julia Roberts$16.01$23.30120th of 200275.0%00 / 0038.87
Boys on the Side (1995)Matthew McConaughey$23.44$45.4073rd of 199567.0%00 / 0038.80
Whip It (2009) Directed by DrewEllen Page & Jimmy Fallon$13.04$14.70131st of 200977.0%00 / 0038.56
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008) Voice RoleJamie Lee Curtis & Andy Garcia$94.51$111.0032nd of 200844.0%00 / 0038.33
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)Julia Roberts & Woody Allen$9.76$18.60132nd of 199675.3%00 / 0038.26
Fever Pitch (2005)Jimmy Fallon$42.07$55.4069th of 200563.0%00 / 0038.25
Donnie Darko (2001)Jake Gyllenhaal$1.27$1.90228th of 200178.5%00 / 0037.18
Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)Brittany Murphy & Maggie Gyllenhaal$30.17$45.0078th of 200162.0%00 / 0036.39
Big Miracle (2012)John Krasinski$20.16$21.30107th of 201267.0%00 / 0034.94
Miss You Already (2015)Toni Collette$1.16$1.20213th of 201570.0%00 / 0033.13
Mad Love (1995)Chris ODonnell$15.45$29.9094th of 199560.0%00 / 0032.82
Titan A.E. (2000) Voice RoleMatt Damon & John Leguizamo$22.75$35.6093rd of 200057.5%00 / 0032.56
Irreconcilable Differences (1984)Ryan ONeal & Shelley Long$12.41$31.1069th of 198455.0%00 / 0032.09
Going the Distance (2010)Justin Long & Christina Applegate$17.80$19.00120th of 201060.0%00 / 0031.25
Firestarter (1984)Martin Sheen & Stephen King$17.08$42.9061st of 198449.5%00 / 0029.91
Everybody's Fine (2009)Robert DeNiro & Sam Rockwell$9.21$10.40146th of 200959.0%00 / 0029.39
Cat's Eye (1985)James Woods & Stephen King$13.09$31.1064th of 198548.0%00 / 0027.38
Gun Crazy (1992)James Le Gros$.11$.20235th of 199354.5%00 / 0026.90
Bad Girls (1994)Madeleine Stowe$15.24$31.5092nd of 199442.5%00 / 0025.69
See You in the Morning (1989)Jeff Bridges$4.80$10.20112th of 198951.0%00 / 0025.62
Far From Home (1989)Matt Frewer$.01$.00237th of 198951.0%00 / 0023.97
Duplex (2003)Ben Stiller$9.69$13.50135th of 200346.0%00 / 0023.78
Home Fries (1998)Luke Wilson$10.46$18.80122nd of 199844.0%00 / 0023.62
No Place to Hide (1992)Kris Kristofferson$.14$.30231st of 199350.0%00 / 0023.55
Blended (2014)Adam Sandler$46.29$47.8064th of 201434.0%00 / 0023.48
Poison Ivy (1992)Tom Skerritt & Sara Gilbert$1.83$3.70151st of 199247.5%00 / 0022.89
Lucky You (2007)Robert Duvall & Robert Downey Jr.$5.76$7.10175th of 200744.0%00 / 0021.91

Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Drew Barrymore Table

  1. Ten Drew Barrymore movie crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark.  That is a percentage of 25.00% of her movies listed. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) is her biggest box office hit.
  2. An average Drew Barrymore movie grosses $90.90 million in adjusted box office gross.
  3. Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter.  20 of Drew Barrymore’s movies are rated as good movies…or 50.00% of her movies.  E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) is her highest rated movie while Blended (2014) is her lowest rated movie.
  4. Three Drew Barrymore movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 2.50% of her movies.
  5. One Drew Barrymore movie won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 18.75% of her movies.
  6. An average Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score is 40.00.  11 Drew Barrymore movie scored higher that average….or 27.50% of her movies. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) got the the highest UMR Score while Lucky You (2007) got the lowest UMR Score.
Drew Barrymore in 2000's Charlie's Angels

Drew Barrymore in 2000’s Charlie’s Angels

Possibly Interesting Facts About Drew Barrymore

1.  Drew Blythe Barrymore was born in Culver City, California in 1975.

2.  Drew Barrymore Barrymore was born into acting: all of her paternal great-grandparents – Maurice Barrymore and Georgie Drew Barrymore, and Maurice Costello and Mae Costello– as well as her paternal grandparents, John Barrymore and Dolores Costello, were actors; John Barrymore was arguably the most acclaimed actor of his generation.  She is the niece of Diana Barrymore and the grandniece of Lionel Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore and Helene Costello.  the great-great-granddaughter of Irish-born John Drew and English-born Louisa Lane Drew, all of whom were actors, and the great-grandniece of Broadway idol John Drew, Jr. and silent film actor, writer and director Sidney Drew. She is also the god-daughter of director Steven Spielberg, and actress Sophia Loren.

3.  Drew Barrymore has never been nominated for an Oscar®; but she has received 3 Golden Globes® nominations.

4.  Drew Barrymore was the youngest person ever to host Saturday Night Live.  She was 7 when she hosted the show in 1982.

5.  Drew Barrymore is Godmother of the late Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter, Frances Bean.

6.  Drew Barrymore has been married three times…she has two children.

7. Drew Barrymore auditioned for Heathers (1988), Great Balls of Fire! (1989), Cry-Baby (1990), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) and Cape Fear (1991). Four roles were lost to Winona Ryder.

8. Check out Drew Barrymore‘s career compared to current and classic actors.  Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.

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16 thoughts on “Drew Barrymore Movies

  1. Hi

    For me her definitive role is in E.T. I realised that she’s made a lot of movies as an adult and many of them quite good, like The Wedding Singer. But for me she’ll always be that little enchanting girl in E.T. Extra Terrestrial.

    1. Hey Chris….we are in the same boat. Somebody commented that the fact that she is now in her 40s made them feel old….I feel the same way. The Wedding Singer is one of the few Adam Sandler movies that my wife will watch. Sadly her Sandler movies went downhill after their first…with Blended being just terrible. As always thanks for commenting and sharing your movie thoughts.

    1. Hey Katie…thanks for sharing your favorite Drew movies….I am actually surprised that Fever Pitch made your list. I know you were not much of a ET fan.

    1. Good timing on my part…I wish I could say it was planned….but I have to admit I did not know her birthday was so close. Thanks for the update.

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