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13 Essential Drew Barrymore Movies To Stream Now

Barrymore set the stage for decades of adorably quirky stars.

Hailing from Hollywood royalty, Drew Barrymore has been working in Hollywood longer than most actors today with an impactful career as a versatile blockbuster star. Characteristically stylish and unique, Barrymore set the stage for decades of adorably quirky stars to come. Here are her best movies that you can stream now.

E.T. (1982)

Barrymore became a household name at the tender age of six with her role as sweet little sister Gertie in Spielberg’s E.T. The actress reportedly believed the puppet playing the now beloved alien was real. (Amazon)

Poison Ivy (1992)

Barrymore made a splash with her grungy ‘90s style as much as her portrayal of the tragic femme fatale at the center of the story, Ivy. (Criterion Channel)

Boys On The Side (1995)

Barrymore, Whoopi Goldberg, and Mary-Louise Parker play three women who help each other escape bad situations, in the poignant female buddy comedy vein of Thelma & Louise and Fried Green Tomatoes. (Amazon Prime)

Batman Forever (1995)

Love it or hate it, Batman Forever is a camp classic with Barrymore playing Sugar, the white-corseted assistant to Tommy Lee Jones’ Harvey Dent. (HBO Max)

Scream (1996)

At the time, it was incredibly shocking that (spoiler alert) Barrymore’s Scream character was killed off in the very first scene. But that decision cemented the franchise as canon and Barrymore as a pop culture icon. (Amazon)

Ever After (1998)

Set in Renaissance-era France, Ever After removes the supernatural elements of Cinderella in favor of a post-feminist reading of the classic fairytale, while Barrymore in the central role. (Hulu)

The Wedding Singer (1998)

The forbearer of Wedding Crashers is one of Adam Sandler’s best comedies, in which he plays a struggling entertainer whose fiancé leaves him at the altar, before meeting the soon-to-be married Barrymore. You know the rest. (Netflix)

Never Been Kissed (1999)

One of Barrymore’s most iconic roles has a little bit of everything: “Josie Grossie,” an inappropriate teacher-student relationship, Jessica Alba as a mean girl, and lots and lots of feathers. (Disney+)

Charlie’s Angels (2000)

Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz’s take on the Charlie’s Angels franchise exploded into pop culture in 2000, permanently making its mark. (Amazon)

Donnie Darko (2001)

When you think of Donnie Darko, you think of Jake Gyllenhaal, but it was Barrymore’s role as the nonconformist teacher Karen Pomeroy that launched the twisted cult classic off the ground. (Hulu)

Riding In Cars With Boys (2001)

Alongside Brittany Murphy, Barrymore plays a teenage mother who overcame her difficulties and eventually earned a Master’s Degree. (Netflix)

50 First Dates (2004)

Sandler and Barrymore reunited for 50 First Dates, the comedian’s take on short-term memory loss as the hook for a rom-com. (Amazon)

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Music And Lyrics (2007)

Barrymore finds chemistry with rom-com king Hugh Grant in this charming film about a washed up pop star and his plant lady who find joy and success in their unexpected partnership. (Amazon)

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