Based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, the movie takes you inside a short, but passionate, affair between Streep's Francesca and Clint Eastwood, who also directed.
Mike Nichols also directed this story of Karen Silkwood, a real-life whistleblower and labor union activist who fought to protect fellow workers from radiation at the nuclear plant where they worked.
From Miranda Priestly to Karen Silkwood, every Streep role is pretty iconic—just by the sheer fact that she's playing the character.
File under: There's nothing Meryl Streep can't do, including musicals featuring the music of ABBA.
Another one of Streep's best dramatic performances. (This movie tells the story of a couple's painful divorce and custody battle over their young son.
In The Post, Streep stars opposite Tom Hanks as Katherine Graham, the first female publisher of a major national newspaper, the Washington Post.
Streep finds herself in a love triangle with her ex-husband (Alec Baldwin) and her architect (Steve Martin) in this Nancy Meyers-helmed rom-com.
But throw in a screenplay by Nora Ephron—loosely based on her marriage to Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein—and direction by Mike Nichols, and you've got an instant classic.
Another groundbreaking real-life woman who got the Streep treatment is former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Carrie Fisher wrote the semi-autobiographical screenplay for this movie about the tense, complicated relationship between an actress (Streep) and her mother, played by Shirley MacLaine.
Meryl Streep is generally considered the G. O. A. T. when it comes to acting—it's basically one of the few things that we all can agree on in 2019.
Nichols, Streep, and costar Cher all received Oscar noms.
Streep + Jack Nicholson should probably be enough to sell you on this 1986 movie.
Streep's Julia Child is so spot-on, you might think you're watching old clips of the actual chef with the famous voice—and recipes.
The woman has been nominated for 21 Oscars (winning three times) and 31 Golden Globes (winning eight), along with countless other awards spanning her multi-decade career.
Streep and Goldie Hawn are utterly delightful together here, and now we wish they'd team up again.
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