Meryl Streep Movies List: Best To Worst

Sophie's Choice
R

Sophie's Choice

(1982)
As:
Cast
Role:
Sophie
Director:
Alan J. Pakula
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol, Rita Karin, Stephen D. Newman
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R

The Deer Hunter

(1978)
As:
Cast
Role:
Linda
Director:
Michael Cimino
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Meryl Streep
Kramer vs. Kramer

Kramer vs. Kramer

(1979)
As:
Cast
Role:
Joanna Kramer
Director:
Robert Benton
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Dustin Hoffman, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry, Howard Duff
Silkwood
R

Silkwood

(1983)
As:
Cast
Role:
Karen Silkwood
Director:
Mike Nichols
Genres:
Thriller, History, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Kurt Russell, Craig T. Nelson, Diana Scarwid, Cher
Manhattan
R

Manhattan

(1979)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jill
Director:
Woody Allen
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Diane Keaton, Woody Allen, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy
Julia
PG

Julia

(1977)
As:
Cast
Director:
Fred Zinnemann
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Hal Holbrook, Maximilian Schell
The Bridges of Madison County
PG-13

The Bridges of Madison County

(1995)
As:
Cast
Role:
Francesca Johnson
Director:
Clint Eastwood
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Clint Eastwood, Annie Corley, Victor Slezak, Jim Haynie
The French Lieutenant's Woman
R

The French Lieutenant's Woman

(1981)
As:
Cast
Role:
Sarah / Anna
Director:
Karel Reisz
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae, Emily Morgan, Charlotte Mitchell
Out of Africa
PG

Out of Africa

(1985)
As:
Cast
Role:
Karen
Director:
Sydney Pollack
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Robert Redford, Michael Kitchen, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Malick Bowens
Adaptation.
R

Adaptation.

(2002)
As:
Cast
Role:
Susan Orlean
Director:
Spike Jonze
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
John Cusack, Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton, Meryl Streep
August: Osage County
R

August: Osage County

(2013)
As:
Cast
Role:
Violet Weston
Director:
John Wells
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Margo Martindale
The Devil Wears Prada
PG-13

The Devil Wears Prada

(2006)
As:
Cast
Role:
Miranda Priestly
Director:
David Frankel
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker
Doubt
PG-13

Doubt

(2008)
As:
Cast
Role:
Sister Aloysius Beauvier
Director:
John Patrick Shanley
Genres:
Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Viola Davis, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Alice Drummond
The Hours
PG-13

The Hours

(2002)
As:
Cast
Role:
Clarissa Vaughan
Director:
Stephen Daldry
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, Stephen Dillane, Miranda Richardson
Defending Your Life
PG

Defending Your Life

(1991)
As:
Cast
Director:
Albert Brooks
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
James Eckhouse, Shirley MacLaine, Albert Brooks, Gary Beach
Julie & Julia
PG-13

Julie & Julia

(2009)
As:
Cast
Role:
Julia Child
Director:
Nora Ephron
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, Linda Emond, Jane Lynch, Amy Adams
Florence Foster Jenkins
PG-13

Florence Foster Jenkins

(2016)
As:
Cast
Role:
Florence Foster Jenkins
Director:
Stephen Frears
Genres:
Music, Biography, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Simon Helberg, Hugh Grant, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda
Falling in Love
PG-13

Falling in Love

(1984)
As:
Cast
Role:
Molly Gilmore
Director:
Ulu Grosbard
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Jane Kaczmarek, George Martin
One True Thing
R

One True Thing

(1998)
As:
Cast
Role:
Kate Gulden
Director:
Carl Franklin
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Renée Zellweger, Lauren Graham, William Hurt, Tom Everett Scott
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PG-13

The Post

(2017)
As:
Cast
Role:
Kay Graham
Director:
Steven Spielberg
Genres:
History, Biography, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bruce Greenwood
Music of the Heart
PG

Music of the Heart

(1999)
As:
Cast
Role:
Roberta Guaspari
Director:
Wes Craven
Genres:
Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Cloris Leachman, Aidan Quinn, Michael Angarano, Robert Ari
Artificial Intelligence: AI
PG-13

Artificial Intelligence: AI

(2001)
As:
Cast
Director:
Steven Spielberg
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Star Cast:
Jude Law, William Hurt, Robin Williams, Frances O'Connor, Haley Joel Osment
Mamma Mia!
PG-13

Mamma Mia!

(2008)
As:
Cast
Director:
Phyllida Lloyd
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Family, Romance
Star Cast:
Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Pierce Brosnan, Nancy Baldwin
Suffragette
PG-13

Suffragette

(2015)
As:
Cast
Director:
Sarah Gavron
Genres:
Biography, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Helena Bonham Carter, Anne-Marie Duff, Carey Mulligan, Geoff Bell
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R

It's Complicated

(2009)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jane Adler
Director:
Nancy Meyers
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Alec Baldwin, Alan Cumming, Steve Martin, Lake Bell
A Series of Unfortunate Events
PG

A Series of Unfortunate Events

(2004)
As:
Cast
Director:
Brad Silberling
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Family
Star Cast:
Billy Connolly, Craig Ferguson, Jim Carrey, Liam Aiken, Emily Browning
Postcards from the Edge
R

Postcards from the Edge

(1990)
As:
Cast
Role:
Suzanne Vale
Director:
Mike Nichols
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Gene Hackman, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Richard Dreyfuss
A Prairie Home Companion
PG-13

A Prairie Home Companion

(2006)
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Drama, Musical, Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tommy Lee Jones, Maya Rudolph, Garrison Keillor, Woody Harrelson, Lindsay Lohan
Evil Angels
PG-13

Evil Angels

(1988)
As:
Cast
Role:
Lindy
Director:
Fred Schepisi
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sam Neill, David Hoflin, Dale Reeves, Jason Reason
The House of the Spirits
R

The House of the Spirits

(1993)
As:
Cast
Director:
Bille August
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Glenn Close, Maria Conchita Alonso, António Assunção, Julie Balloo
Ironweed
R

Ironweed

(1987)
As:
Cast
Role:
Helen
Director:
Hector Babenco
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Nicholson, Carroll Baker, Diane Venora, Michael O'Keefe
The Manchurian Candidate
R

The Manchurian Candidate

(2004)
As:
Cast
Director:
Jonathan Demme
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Jon Voight, Denzel Washington, Sidney Lumet, Pablo Schreiber, Jeffrey Wright
Death Becomes Her
PG-13

Death Becomes Her

(1992)
As:
Cast
Role:
Madeline Ashton
Director:
Robert Zemeckis
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Horror
Star Cast:
Bruce Willis, Isabella Rossellini, Goldie Hawn, Sydney Pollack
Marvin's Room
PG-13

Marvin's Room

(1996)
As:
Cast
Role:
Lee
Director:
Jerry Zaks
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Hume Cronyn
Rendition
R

Rendition

(2007)
As:
Cast
Role:
Corrine Whitman
Director:
Gavin Hood
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Arkin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Sarsgaard
The River Wild
PG-13

The River Wild

(1994)
As:
Cast
Role:
Gail Hartman
Director:
Curtis Hanson
Genres:
Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
David Strathairn, Benjamin Bratt, Joseph Mazzello, Elizabeth Hoffman
Still of the Night
PG

Still of the Night

(1982)
As:
Cast
Role:
Brooke Reynolds
Director:
Robert Benton
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Roy Scheider, Jessica Tandy, Sara Botsford, Joe Grifasi
The Seduction of Joe Tynan
R

The Seduction of Joe Tynan

(1979)
As:
Cast
Role:
Karen Traynor
Director:
Jerry Schatzberg
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Alda, Rip Torn, Melvyn Douglas, Barbara Harris
The Iron Lady
PG-13

The Iron Lady

(2011)
As:
Cast
Role:
Margaret Thatcher
Director:
Phyllida Lloyd
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Jim Broadbent, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Susan Brown, Alice da Cunha
Evening
PG-13

Evening

(2007)
As:
Cast
Director:
Lajos Koltai
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Mamie Gummer, Glenn Close, Claire Danes, Toni Collette, Vanessa Redgrave
The Homesman
R

The Homesman

(2014)
As:
Cast
Director:
Tommy Lee Jones
Genres:
Drama, Western
Star Cast:
Hailee Steinfeld, Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto
The Giver
PG-13

The Giver

(2014)
As:
Cast
Role:
Chief Elder
Director:
Phillip Noyce
Genres:
Romance, Sci-Fi, Drama
Star Cast:
Katie Holmes, Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård
Dancing at Lughnasa
PG

Dancing at Lughnasa

(1998)
As:
Cast
Role:
Kate Mundy
Director:
Pat O'Connor
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Michael Gambon, Catherine McCormack, Kathy Burke, Gerard McSorley
Heartburn
R

Heartburn

(1986)
As:
Cast
Role:
Rachel
Director:
Mike Nichols
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels, Maureen Stapleton, Stockard Channing
Hope Springs
PG-13

Hope Springs

(2012)
As:
Cast
Role:
Kay
Director:
David Frankel
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tommy Lee Jones, Elisabeth Shue, Steve Carell, Jean Smart, Meryl Streep
Into the Woods
PG

Into the Woods

(2014)
As:
Cast
Director:
Rob Marshall
Genres:
Drama, Musical, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Daniel Huttlestone, James Corden
Prime
R

Prime

(2005)
As:
Cast
Role:
Lisa Metzger
Director:
Ben Younger
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Uma Thurman, Bryan Greenberg, Jon Abrahams, Adriana Biasi
Lions for Lambs
R

Lions for Lambs

(2007)
As:
Cast
Role:
Janine Roth
Director:
Robert Redford
Genres:
War, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Cruise, Robert Redford, Michael Peña, Andrew Garfield
Ricki and the Flash
PG-13

Ricki and the Flash

(2015)
As:
Cast
Role:
Ricki
Director:
Jonathan Demme
Genres:
Music, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mamie Gummer, Rick Springfield, Rick Rosas, Joe Vitale
Before and After
PG-13

Before and After

(1996)
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Carolyn Ryan
Director:
Barbet Schroeder
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Alfred Molina, Paul Giamatti, Liam Neeson, Edward Furlong
Dark Matter
R

Dark Matter

(2007)
As:
Cast
Role:
Joanna Silver
Director:
Shi-Zheng Chen
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Aidan Quinn, Blair Brown, Ye Liu, Peng Chi
Plenty
R

Plenty

(1985)
As:
Cast
Role:
Susan
Director:
Fred Schepisi
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ian McKellen, Charles Dance, Sam Neill, André Maranne
Stuck on You
PG-13

Stuck on You

(2003)
As:
Cast
Director:
Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Matt Damon, Eva Mendes, Greg Kinnear, Wen Yann Shih, Pat Crawford Brown
She-Devil
PG-13

She-Devil

(1989)
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Fisher
Director:
Susan Seidelman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Roseanne Barr, Ed Begley Jr., Linda Hunt, Sylvia Miles
Auschwitz

Auschwitz

(2015)
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator
Director:
James Moll
Genres:
Short, Documentary
Star Cast:
Greg Kuk, Diana Angelson, Bettina Botos, Andreas Frangou
The Music of Regret

The Music of Regret

(2006)
As:
Cast
Role:
The Woman
Director:
Laurie Simmons
Genres:
Short, Musical
Star Cast:
Adam Guettel, Tony Nation, John Tully, Lisa Adams
Ginevra's Story: Solving the Mysteries of Leonardo da Vinci's First Known Portrait

Ginevra's Story: Solving the Mysteries of Leonardo da Vinci's First Known Portrait

(1999)
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Christopher Swann
Genres:
Biography
Star Cast:
Meryl Streep

TV Movie(s)

...First Do No Harm
PG-13

...First Do No Harm

(1997)
As:
Cast
Role:
Lori Reimuller
Director:
Jim Abrahams
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Allison Janney, Fred Ward, Margo Martindale, Seth Adkins
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The Deadliest Season

(1977)
As:
Cast
Role:
Sharon Miller
Director:
Robert Markowitz
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Michael Moriarty, Kevin Conway, Jill Eikenberry, Sully Boyar
Alice at the Palace

Alice at the Palace

(1982)
As:
Cast
Role:
Alice
Director:
Emile Ardolino
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Musical
Star Cast:
Richard Cox, Debbie Allen, Betty Aberlin, Stuart Baker-Bergen
The Earth Day Special

The Earth Day Special

(1990)
As:
Cast
Director:
Dwight Hemion, James Burrows, Gerry Cohen, Ted Haimes, Jim Henson
Genres:
Comedy, Music, Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Candice Bergen, James Brolin, Downtown Julie Brown

Animation(s)

The Simpsons
TV-14

The Simpsons (1989)

As:
Cast
Director:
Mark Kirkland, Steven Dean Moore, Bob Anderson, Matthew Nastuk, Jim Reardon
Genres:
Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Adam West, Ben Stiller, Carmen Electra, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner
Fantastic Mr. Fox
PG

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Fox
Director:
Wes Anderson
Genres:
Crime, Adventure, Comedy, Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Bill Murray, Wes Anderson, George Clooney, Jason Schwartzman
King of the Hill
TV-14

King of the Hill (1997)

As:
Cast
Director:
Wesley Archer, Klay Hall, Tricia Garcia, Kyoung Hee Lim, Adam Kuhlman
Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Rickman, Ben Stiller, Carmen Electra, Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy
Rabbit Ears: The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Rabbit Ears: The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1987)

As:
Cast
Role:
Storyteller
Genres:
Animation, Short, Family
Star Cast:
Dennis Hopper, Meryl Streep
Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life

Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life (2010)

As:
Cast
Role:
Jennie
Director:
Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski
Genres:
Animation, Short, Family
Star Cast:
Forest Whitaker, Spike Jonze, Alain Goulem, Al Tuck
Rabbit Ears: The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher

Rabbit Ears: The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher (1987)

As:
Cast
Role:
Storyteller
Genres:
Short, Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Dennis Hopper, Meryl Streep
The Ant Bully
PG

The Ant Bully (2006)

As:
Cast
Role:
Queen
Director:
John A. Davis
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Family, Adventure
Star Cast:
Bruce Campbell, Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Paul Giamatti
Everybody Rides the Carousel

Everybody Rides the Carousel (1975)

As:
Cast
Director:
John Hubley
Genres:
Animation
Star Cast:
Lane Smith, Lou Jacobi, Alvin Epstein, Judith Coburn
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Chrysanthemum (1999)

As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Virginia Wilkos
Genres:
Family, Animation, Short
Star Cast:
Meryl Streep
Rabbit Ears: The Fisherman and His Wife

Rabbit Ears: The Fisherman and His Wife (1989)

As:
Cast
Role:
Storyteller
Genres:
Animation, Family, Short
Star Cast:
Jodie Foster, Dennis Hopper, Meryl Streep
Xiao men shen

Xiao men shen (2016)

As:
Cast
Director:
Gary Wang, Terrence Stone, Paulette Victor-Lifton
Genres:
Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Mel Brooks, Bai-Ke, Mike Birbiglia, Jim Gaffigan, Xiaosong Gao

TV Shows and Videos

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014)

As:
Cast
Role:
Eleanor Roosevelt
Director:
Ken Burns
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Paul Giamatti, Edward Herrmann, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Geoffrey C. Ward
Holocaust

Holocaust (1978)

As:
Cast
Director:
Marvin J. Chomsky
Genres:
War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Michael Moriarty, James Woods, Rosemary Harris, Joseph Bottoms
Five Came Back
TV-14

Five Came Back (2017)

As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Laurent Bouzereau
Genres:
Biography, War, History, Documentary
Star Cast:
Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Lawrence Kasdan
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Great Performances (1971)

As:
Cast
Director:
Brian Large, David Horn, Kirk Browning, Gary Halvorson, Matthew Diamond
Genres:
Romance, Music, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo
Angels in America
TV-MA

Angels in America (2003)

As:
Cast
Director:
Mike Nichols
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Al Pacino, Emma Thompson, Jeffrey Wright, Mary-Louise Parker, Meryl Streep
Web Therapy

Web Therapy (2008)

As:
Cast
Director:
Don Roos, Dan Bucatinsky
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Craig Ferguson, Lisa Kudrow, Minnie Driver, Jane Lynch, Alan Cumming
Web Therapy
TV-14

Web Therapy (2011)

As:
Cast
Director:
Don Roos, Dan Bucatinsky
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Craig Ferguson, Lisa Kudrow, Dan Bucatinsky, Jennifer Elise Cox, Victor Garber
Mamma Mia: Deleted Scenes

Mamma Mia: Deleted Scenes (2008)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Musical, Short
Star Cast:
Colin Firth, Nancy Baldwin, Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper
The Tailor of Gloucester

The Tailor of Gloucester (1988)

As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator
Star Cast:
Meryl Streep
Freedom: A History of Us

Freedom: A History of Us (2003)

As:
Cast
Director:
Philip Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt, Nancy Steiner
Genres:
Documentary, History
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Katie Couric, Eric Foner, Philip Bosco, Tom Hanks