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.

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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies

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    Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol

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    The Devil Wears Prada is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies

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    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Meryl Streep

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    Kramer vs. Kramer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, JoBeth Williams

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    Doubt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    Julie & Julia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Jane Lynch

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    The Iron Lady is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Iain Glen

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    The Bridges of Madison County is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Debra Monk

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    The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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    Out of Africa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Iman Abdulmajid

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    Silkwood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Cher, Kurt Russell

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    The Hours is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore

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    It's Complicated is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, Alec Baldwin

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    Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan

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    Death Becomes Her is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn

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    The French Lieutenant's Woman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, David Warner

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    Adaptation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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    Postcards from the Edge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Annette Bening, Gene Hackman

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    Lemony Snicket's A Series of U... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Jim Carrey, Jude Law

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    The River Wild is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, John C. Reilly

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    A Cry in The Dark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies

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    Sam Neill

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    August: Osage County is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies

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    Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Ewan McGregor

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    The Manchurian Candidate is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Vera Farmiga

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    Angels in America is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk

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    Marvin's Room is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro

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    The House of the Spirits is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Winona Ryder, Glenn Close

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    Music of the Heart is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Angela Bassett, Cloris Leachman

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    Hope Springs is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Steve Carell, Tommy Lee Jones

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    Rebecca Ferguson, Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant

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    Ironweed is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Tom Waits

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    Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

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    Fantastic Mr. Fox is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

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    Julia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave

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    She-Devil is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Linda Hunt

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    Into the Woods is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies

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    Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep

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    A Prairie Home Companion is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Lindsay Lohan, Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones

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    One True Thing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger, Lauren Graham

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    Heartburn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey

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    Prime is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, Mini Andén

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    Lions for Lambs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford

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    Before and After is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Edward Furlong

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    Ricki and the Flash is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies

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    Meryl Streep, Rick Springfield, Rick Rosas

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    Defending Your Life is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Albert Brooks

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    Still of the Night is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Roy Scheider, Jessica Tandy

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    Falling in Love is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel

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    A.I. Artificial Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jude Law

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    Evening is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Claire Danes, Glenn Close

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    Plenty is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Sting, Ian McKellen

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    Evil Angels is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Charles Dance

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    Rendition is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


    Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal

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    Secret Ingredients: Creating J... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Meryl Streep Movies


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

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