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Meryl Streep Romantic Comedy Roles

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List of Romantic comedy movies/films with performances by Meryl Streep, listed alphabetically with movie trailers when available. These Meryl Streep Romantic comedy roles include starring, supporting and cameo appearances. You can sort these Meryl Streep Romantic comedy movies for additional information as well, such as who directed the films and when they were released. Over the years Meryl Streep has become known for playing characters in Romantic comedy movies, so this list is the perfect resource for finding some you haven't already seen.

Manhattan and Defending Your Life are included in this list.

This list answers the questions, "What Romantic comedy movies has Meryl Streep been in?" and "What are the best Meryl Streep Romantic comedy roles?"

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Defending Your Life is a 1991 romantic comedy-fantasy film about a man who arrives in the afterlife only to find that he must stand trial and justify his lifelong fears in order to advance to the next phase of life; or be sent back to earth to do it again. The film was written, directed by, and stars Albert Brooks. It also stars Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Lee Grant and Buck Henry. The film was shot in and around Los Angeles, California. Despite its comedic overtones, Defending Your Life contains elements of drama and allegory. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Albert Brooks, Rip Torn, Lee Grant, + more

Released: 1991

Directed by: Albert Brooks

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Heartburn is a 1986 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols and starring Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Stockard Channing, Jeff Daniels and Miloš Forman. The screenplay by Nora Ephron is based on her semi-autobiographical novel of the same name, which was inspired by her tempestuous second marriage, to Carl Bernstein, and his affair with Margaret Jay, the daughter of former British Prime Minister James Callaghan. The film is about a New York food writer who meets a Washington newspaper columnist at a wedding. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Daniels, Catherine O'Hara, + more

Released: 1986

Directed by: Mike Nichols

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It's Complicated is a 2009 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Nancy Meyers. It stars Meryl Streep as a successful bakery owner and single mother of three who starts a secret affair with her ex-husband, played by Alec Baldwin, ten years after their divorce – only to find herself drawn to another man: her architect Adam. An ensemble film, the R-rated adult comedy also features supporting performances by Lake Bell, Hunter Parrish, Zoe Kazan, John Krasinski, Mary Kay Place, Robert Curtis Brown and Rita Wilson, among others. The film was met with mixed to average reviews by critics, who declared it rather predictable despite fine work by an appealing cast, but became another ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, Lake Bell, + more

Released: 2009

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

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Mamma Mia! is a 2008 British/American/Swedish musical/romantic comedy film adapted from the 1999 West End/2001 Broadway musical of the same name, based on the songs of successful pop group ABBA, with additional music composed by ABBA member Benny Andersson. The film was directed by Phyllida Lloyd and distributed by Universal Pictures in partnership with Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's Playtone and Littlestar, and the title originates from ABBA's 1975 chart-topper "Mamma Mia". Meryl Streep heads the cast, playing the role of single mother Donna Sheridan. Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, and Stellan Skarsgård play the three possible fathers to Donna's daughter, Sophie, played by Amanda Seyfried. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, + more

Released: 2008

Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd

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