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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.

Meryl Streep's filmography 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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Sophie's Choice Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol

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The Devil Wears Prada Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Meryl Streep

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Kramer vs. Kramer Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, JoBeth Williams

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Doubt Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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The Bridges of Madison County Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Debra Monk

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Julie & Julia Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Jane Lynch

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The Deer Hunter Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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Out of Africa Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Iman Abdulmajid

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The Iron Lady Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Iain Glen

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Silkwood Meryl Streep, Cher, Kurt Russell

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The Hours Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore

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It's Complicated Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, Alec Baldwin

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Mamma Mia! Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan

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The French Lieutenant's Woman Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, David Warner

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Death Becomes Her Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn

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Adaptation Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Meryl Streep, Jim Carrey, Jude Law

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Postcards from the Edge Meryl Streep, Annette Bening, Gene Hackman

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August: Osage County Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Ewan McGregor

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The River Wild Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, John C. Reilly

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Angels in America Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk

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A Cry in The Dark Sam Neill

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Marvin's Room Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro

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The Manchurian Candidate Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Vera Farmiga

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The House of the Spirits Meryl Streep, Winona Ryder, Glenn Close

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Music of the Heart Meryl Streep, Angela Bassett, Cloris Leachman

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Hope Springs Meryl Streep, Steve Carell, Tommy Lee Jones

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Manhattan Meryl Streep, Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

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Ironweed Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Tom Waits

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Julia Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave

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Into the Woods Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep

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Fantastic Mr. Fox George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

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She-Devil Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Linda Hunt

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A Prairie Home Companion Lindsay Lohan, Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones

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One True Thing Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger, Lauren Graham

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Heartburn Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey

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Prime Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, Mini Andén

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Lions for Lambs Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford

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Still of the Night Meryl Streep, Roy Scheider, Jessica Tandy

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Before and After Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Edward Furlong

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Defending Your Life Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Albert Brooks

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Ricki and the Flash Meryl Streep, Rick Springfield, Rick Rosas

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Plenty Meryl Streep, Sting, Ian McKellen

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Falling in Love Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jude Law

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Evening Meryl Streep, Claire Danes, Glenn Close

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Rendition Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal

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Evil Angels Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Charles Dance

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Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Jane Lynch