The Best Meryl Streep Movies Films
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The Best Meryl Streep Movies

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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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    Heidi Klum, Rich Sommer, Stanley Tucci

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Carrie Preston

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    Ed Harris, Toni Collette, Claire Danes

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    Justin Henry, Dustin Hoffman, Ingeborg Sørensen

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    Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Roger Allam

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    Stanley Tucci, Amy Adams, George Bartenieff

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    Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael O'Donoghue

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