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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

221 65
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Kramer vs. Kramer Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, JoBeth Williams

202 64
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Doubt Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman

231 73
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The Bridges of Madison County Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Debra Monk

190 78
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Julie & Julia Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Jane Lynch

188 72
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The Iron Lady Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Iain Glen

195 66
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The Deer Hunter Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

215 80
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Out of Africa Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Iman Abdulmajid

182 48
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Silkwood Meryl Streep, Cher, Kurt Russell

174 66
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The Hours Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore

181 61
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It's Complicated Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, Alec Baldwin

231 127
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Mamma Mia! Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan

185 74
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Death Becomes Her Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn

140 50
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The French Lieutenant's Woman Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, David Warner

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106 53
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Adaptation Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Maggie Gyllenhaal

89 56
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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Meryl Streep, Jim Carrey, Jude Law

111 56
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Postcards from the Edge Meryl Streep, Annette Bening, Gene Hackman

79 32
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samantha-gerland added August: Osage County Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Ewan McGregor

112 52
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The River Wild Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, John C. Reilly

112 37
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Angels in America Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk

83 41
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cspear added A Cry in The Dark Sam Neill

73 55
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The Manchurian Candidate Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Vera Farmiga

112 43
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Marvin's Room Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro

97 54
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The House of the Spirits Meryl Streep, Winona Ryder, Glenn Close

78 48
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Music of the Heart Meryl Streep, Angela Bassett, Cloris Leachman

93 53
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Hope Springs Meryl Streep, Steve Carell, Tommy Lee Jones

48 19
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Peter Nagy added Florence Foster Jenkins Rebecca Ferguson, Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant

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Ironweed Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Tom Waits

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Manhattan Meryl Streep, Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

78 38
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Julia Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave

39 21
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but chickens double d added Into the Woods Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep

67 50
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Fantastic Mr. Fox George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

85 54
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She-Devil Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Linda Hunt

77 50
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A Prairie Home Companion Lindsay Lohan, Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones

72 40
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One True Thing Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger, Lauren Graham

69 40
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Heartburn Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey

61 53
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Prime Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, Mini Andén

44 48
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Lions for Lambs Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford

45 43
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Before and After Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Edward Furlong

54 41
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Still of the Night Meryl Streep, Roy Scheider, Jessica Tandy

59 42
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Defending Your Life Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Albert Brooks

37 36
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samantha-gerland added Ricki and the Flash Meryl Streep, Rick Springfield, Rick Rosas

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50 40
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Plenty Meryl Streep, Sting, Ian McKellen

55 58
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jude Law

57 58
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Falling in Love Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel

39 32
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Evening Meryl Streep, Claire Danes, Glenn Close

36 37
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Rendition Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal

44 41
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Evil Angels Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Charles Dance

26 32
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Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Jane Lynch