The most common in vitro model for absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) purposes is currently the Caco-2 cell line. However, clear differences in gene and protein expression towards the small intestine and an, at best, fair prediction accuracy of intestinal drug absorption restrict the usefulness of a model for intestinal epithelial cells. To overcome these limitations, we evaluated a panel of low-passaged patient-derived colorectal cancer cell lines of the HROC collection concerning similarities to small intestinal epithelial cells and their potential to predict intestinal drug absorption. After initial screening of a larger panel, ten cell lines with confluent outgrowth and long-lasting barrier-forming potential were further characterized in close detail. Tight junctional complexes and microvilli structures were detected in all lines, anda higher degree of differentiation was observed in 5/10 cell lines. All lines expressed multiple transporter molecules, with the expression levels in three lines being close to those of small intestinal epithelial cells. Compared with the Caco-2 model, three HROC lines demonstrated both higher similarity to jejunal epithelial tissue cells and higher regulatory potential of relevant drug transporters. In summary, these lines would be better-suited human small intestinal epithelium models for basic and translational research, especially for ADME studies.