The Best Meryl Streep Movies Films

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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    Sophie's Choice

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    Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol

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  2. 2
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    The Devil Wears Prada


    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Meryl Streep

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  3. 3
    + 138
    - 29
    Doubt

    most listed
    Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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  4. 4
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    Kramer vs. Kramer


    Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, JoBeth Williams

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  5. 5
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    The Bridges of Madison County


    Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Debra Monk

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  6. 6
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    The Iron Lady


    Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Iain Glen

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    The Hours


    Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore

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    Silkwood


    Meryl Streep, Cher, Kurt Russell

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    Out of Africa


    Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Iman Abdulmajid

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  10. 10
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    The Deer Hunter


    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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  11. 11
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    Mamma Mia!


    Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan

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  12. 12
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    It's Complicated


    Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, Alec Baldwin

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  13. 13
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    Julie & Julia


    Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Jane Lynch

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  14. 14
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    The French Lieutenant's Woman


    Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, David Warner

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  15. 15
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    - 36
    Death Becomes Her


    Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn

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    - 14
    Angels in America


    Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk

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    - 20
    The River Wild


    Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, John C. Reilly

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    Marvin's Room


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro

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    Adaptation


    Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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    A Cry in The Dark

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    Sam Neill

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    The House of the Spirits


    Meryl Streep, Winona Ryder, Glenn Close

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    - 3
    August: Osage County

    added by samantha-gerland
    Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Ewan McGregor

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    Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events


    Meryl Streep, Jim Carrey, Jude Law

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    Music of the Heart


    Meryl Streep, Angela Bassett, Cloris Leachman

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    - 28
    Hope Springs


    Meryl Streep, Steve Carell, Tommy Lee Jones

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    The Manchurian Candidate


    Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Vera Farmiga

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  27. 27
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    - 26
    Postcards from the Edge


    Meryl Streep, Annette Bening, Gene Hackman

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    - 16
    Julia


    Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave

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    + 58
    - 25
    She-Devil


    Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Linda Hunt

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    - 21
    Manhattan


    Meryl Streep, Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

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    + 52
    - 25
    Fantastic Mr. Fox


    George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

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  32. 32
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    - 16
    Ironweed


    Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Tom Waits

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  33. 33
    + 57
    - 24
    A Prairie Home Companion


    Lindsay Lohan, Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones

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    + 49
    - 19
    Heartburn


    Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey

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    + 46
    - 17
    One True Thing


    Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger, Lauren Graham

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    + 38
    - 19
    Before and After


    Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Edward Furlong

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    - 27
    Prime


    Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, Mini Andén

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    Lions for Lambs


    Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford

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    - 21
    Defending Your Life


    Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Albert Brooks

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    - 12
    Evening


    Meryl Streep, Claire Danes, Glenn Close

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    - 18
    Still of the Night


    Meryl Streep, Roy Scheider, Jessica Tandy

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  42. 42
    + 34
    - 17
    Plenty


    Meryl Streep, Sting, Ian McKellen

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    + 36
    - 19
    Evil Angels


    Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Charles Dance

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  44. 44
    + 28
    - 16
    Rendition


    Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal

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    + 13
    - 3

    added by samantha-gerland
    Ricki and the Flash Meryl Streep, Rick Springfield, Rick Rosas

  46. 46
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    - 32
    A.I. Artificial Intelligence


    Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jude Law

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    - 31
    Falling in Love


    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel

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    + 23
    - 14
    ...First Do No Harm


    Meryl Streep, Allison Janney, Margo Martindale

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    + 28
    - 19
    Dancing at Lughnasa


    Meryl Streep, Michael Gambon, Rhys Ifans

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    - 13
    The Seduction of Joe Tynan


    Meryl Streep, Alan Alda, Rip Torn

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