The Best Meryl Streep Movies Films
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The Best Meryl Streep Movies

List Criteria: Vote for your favorite movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

The best Meryl Streep movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Meryl Streep's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, and have earned millions around the world. The order of these top Meryl Streep movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Meryl Streep movies will be at the top of the list. Get it? Great.

Meryl Streep has been in a lot of films... she's an actress. That's her job. And she's probably the greatest of all time. So, understandably it might be difficult to say what the most entertaining Meryl Streep movie is, or even the greatest Meryl Streep movie.

If you think the best Meryl Streep role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Meryl Streep performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List includes Sophie's Choice, The Devil Wears Prada, and more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Meryl Streep movies?" and "What are the greatest Meryl Streep roles of all time?"


Meryl Streep has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Steven Spielberg and Robert Altman. Is Meryl Streep your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Glenn Close and Emma Stone films lists too.


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    the people's #1
    Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, John Rothman

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    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Gisele Bündchen

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  3. 3
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    Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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  4. 4
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    Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Claire Danes

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  5. 5
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    Meryl Streep, Iain Glen, Jim Broadbent

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  6. 6
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    Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, Jane Alexander

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  7. 7
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    Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Debra Monk

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  8. 8
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    Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Jane Lynch

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  9. 9
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    most listed
    Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan

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  10. 10
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    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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  11. 11
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    Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin

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  12. 12
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    Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Iman Abdulmajid

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  13. 13
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    Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, David Warner

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  14. 14
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    Goldie Hawn, Bruce Willis, Meryl Streep

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  15. 15
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    Meryl Streep, Winona Ryder, Glenn Close

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  16. 16
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    Meryl Streep, Angela Bassett, Gloria Estefan

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  17. 17
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    Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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    Sam Neill

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    Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Jon Voight

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    Meryl Streep, Jim Carrey, Jude Law

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  21. 21
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    Meryl Streep, Steve Carell, Elisabeth Shue

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    George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

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    Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, Mini Andén

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    Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford

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    ranked low on reranks
    Cher, Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Robin Williams, Meryl Streep, Jude Law

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  27. 27
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Edward Furlong

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    ranked low on reranks
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro

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    Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, John C. Reilly

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    Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk

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    Meryl Streep, Gene Hackman, Shirley MacLaine

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    Lindsay Lohan, Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson

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  33. 33
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    Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey

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  34. 34
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    Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave

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  35. 35
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    Meryl Streep, Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

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  36. 36
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    Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Tom Waits

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  37. 37
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    Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger, Lauren Graham

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  38. 38
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    Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Charles Dance

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  39. 39
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    Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Linda Hunt

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  40. 40
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    Meryl Streep, Claire Danes, Glenn Close

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  41. 41
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    Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Albert Brooks

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  42. 42
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    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel

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  43. 43
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    Meryl Streep, Roy Scheider, Jessica Tandy

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    Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal

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  45. 45
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    Meryl Streep, Rhys Ifans, Michael Gambon

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  46. 46
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    Meryl Streep, Sting, Ian McKellen

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    Meryl Streep, Allison Janney, Margo Martindale

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  48. 48
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    Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep

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  49. 49
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    Meryl Streep, Swoosie Kurtz, Jill Eikenberry

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    Meryl Streep, Taylor Schilling, Aidan Quinn

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