Drew Barrmore in Big Miracle

Drew Barrmore in Big Miracle

Drew Barrymore shot onto our screens at the age of seven in E.T: Extra Terroristial. It was clear for everyone to see then that there was a superstar in the making.

Now over 20 years later, Drew is a successful actress, director, producer and model. Is there anything that Drew can’t do?

To celebrate the release of Drew’s latest film, Big Miracle, we wanted to look back at Drew’s top ten greatest movies.

- E.T: Extra Terroristial (1982)

A classic movie that no household should be without, E.T was Drew’s first hit movie at just seven years old. Drew plays Elliot’s little sister who has just stumbled across a lost little alien called E.T.

With the help of his sister and friends, Elliot must try and send E.T back to his home. A touching and heartfelt tale of love and friendship.

- Scream (1996)

Scream is the story of a small American town being harassed by a masked killer who is attacking students at the local high school. Drew plays a cameo role in Scream, opening the movie with a tense and unforgettable scene.

No one can forget the question, ‘What’s your favourite scary movie?’ A brief but memorable part has secured Scream a place in Drew’s top ten movies.

- The Wedding Singer (1998)

The Wedding Singer helped establish Drew as a must-have-star when it comes to romantic comedies. Hilarious, cute and filled with 80s nostalgia, this is a movie where Drew shines.

Drew plays Julia, a waitress who meets Wedding Singer, Robbie. They are both engaged, but eventually realise that they are in love with each other and engaged to the wrong people. The question is, do they realise in enough time so they can be together?

- Never Been Kissed (1999)

‘Josie Grossie! Josie Grossie!’ This was the chant that high school geek, Josie Gellar faced when walking into school, and made her life hell.

Once Josie left school she swore she would never return, but when offered a promotion if she successfully goes undercover at a high school and writes a detrimental newspaper story, she can’t say no. 

Now all Josie has to do is avoid falling in love with her English teacher and make friends with the cool kids.

- Charlie’s Angels (2000)

Drew ‘kicked ass’ as Dylan, one third of the Charlie’s Angels. Based on the 70s TV show, the movie was huge hit.

Following instructions from their mysterious boss Charlie who only communicates by telephone, the three women must use their sex appeal, tech skills and martial arts to bring down arch nemesis, Corwin. Destiny’s Child sang the memorable soundtrack, ‘Independent Woman.’

- Donnie Darko (2001)

As well as playing Donnie Darko’s English teacher, Drew’s production company, Flower Films helped to finance the production of this film.

A cult favourite, Donnie Darko is the story of a troubled teenage boy who is haunted by visions of a large bunny rabbit that persuades him to carry out a series of crimes.

Drew’s character, Ms. Pomeroy, is one of the only people that connects with Donnie and appreciates his intellect.

- Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002)

Directed by George Clooney, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is the story of legendary Chuck Barris, a US game show host who also works as an assassin for the CIA. Alongside Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore plays one of his love interests.

- 50 First Dates (2004)

Drew Barrymore’s company, Flower Film produced 50 First Dates along with co-star Adam Sandler’s company, Happy Madison. Set in luscious Hawaii, Drew plays the lovely Lucy who unfortunately suffers from short term memory loss.

This means that when she hits it off with Henry, played by Adam Sandler, she doesn’t remember him the next day, much to his disappointment.

- Whip It (2009)

Whip It allowed Drew to show off her talents as she not only stared in the movie, but it was also her directorial debut.

The film follows Bliss, played by Ellen Page who is awesome at roller derby, but her mother wants her to pursue beauty pageant career.

- Big Miracle (2012)

Based on the inspiring true story that captured the hearts of people across the world, the rescue adventure Big Miracle tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter, John Krasinski, and a Greenpeace volunteer, Drew Barrymore, who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. 

Big Miracle is released 10th February