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Meryl Streep has made 34 movies in which she starred in a leading role since her first movie 39 years ago called "The French Lieutenant's Woman" (1981) in which she portrayed the character Sarah/Anna.

The highest grossing movie of Meryl Streep's career, "The Devil Wears Prada", sold nearly $124,740,460 at the box office in 2006.

Ranked #16 of All Actors
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The Devil Wears Prada Poster

The Devil Wears Prada

Movie Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 109 minutes

Directed by: David Frankel

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Miranda Priestly

Box Office Sales: $124,740,460

Rated: Rated PG-13 For some sensuality.

Year
Released 2006
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It's Complicated

Movie Genre: Romantic Comedy

Running Time: 118 minutes

Starring:

Meryl

Meryl Streep's Portrait

Streep

Plays as

Jane Adler

(Leading Role)

Steve

Steve Martin's Portrait

Martin

Plays as

Adam

(Supporting Role)

Alec

Alec Baldwin's Portrait

Baldwin

Plays as

Jake Adler

(Leading Role)

John

John Krasinski's Portrait

Krasinski

Plays as

Harley

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Jane Adler

Box Office Sales: $112,735,375

Rated: Rated R For some drug content and sexuality.

Year
Released 2009
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Julie & Julia

Movie Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 122 minutes

Starring:

Meryl

Meryl Streep's Portrait

Streep

Plays as

Julia Child

(Leading Role)

Amy

Amy Adams's Portrait

Adams

Plays as

Julie Powell

(Leading Role)

Stanley

Stanley Tucci's Portrait

Tucci

Plays as

Paul Child

(Supporting Role)

Chris

Chris Messina's Portrait

Messina

Plays as

Eric Powell

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Nora Ephron

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Julia Child

Box Office Sales: $94,125,426

Rated: Rated PG-13 For brief strong language and some sensuality.

Year
Released 2009
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Out of Africa

Movie Genre: Drama

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Karen Christence Dinesen Blixen-Finecke

Box Office Sales: $79,096,868

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1985
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The Bridges of Madison County Poster

The Bridges of Madison County

Movie Genre: Drama

Running Time: 135 minutes

Starring:

Clint

Clint Eastwood's Portrait

Eastwood

Plays as

Robert Kincaid

(Leading Role)

Meryl

Meryl Streep's Portrait

Streep

Plays as

Francesca Johnson

(Leading Role)

Annie

Annie Corley's Portrait

Corley

Plays as

Carolyn

(Supporting Role)

Victor

Victor Slezak's Portrait

Slezak

Plays as

Michael

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Francesca Johnson

Box Office Sales: $71,516,617

Rated: Rated PG-13 On appeal for some sexuality and brief strong language (previously rated R).

Year
Released 1995
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Hope Springs

Movie Genre: Romantic Comedy

Running Time: 100 minutes

Starring:

Meryl

Meryl Streep's Portrait

Streep

Plays as

Kay

(Leading Role)

Tommy Lee

Tommy Lee Jones's Portrait

Jones

Plays as

Arnold

(Leading Role)

Steve

Steve Carell's Portrait

Carell

Plays as

Dr. Field

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: David Frankel

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Kay

Box Office Sales: $63,536,011

Rated: Rated PG-13 For mature thematic content involving sexuality.

Synopsis: Kay and Arnold are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple's specialist in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough - the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place.

Year
Released 2011
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Death Becomes Her

Movie Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 104 minutes

Starring:

Meryl

Meryl Streep's Portrait

Streep

Plays as

Madeline Ashton

(Leading Role)

Bruce

Bruce Willis's Portrait

Willis

Plays as

Ernest Menville

(Leading Role)

Goldie

Goldie Hawn's Portrait

Hawn

Plays as

Helen Sharp

(Leading Role)

Isabella

Isabella Rossellini's Portrait

Rossellini

Plays as

Lisle Von Rhoman

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Madeline Ashton

Box Office Sales: $58,422,650

Rated: Rated PG-13

Year
Released 1992
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The River Wild

Movie Genre: Action

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Gail

Box Office Sales: $46,815,000

Rated: Rated PG-13 For some violence and threatening moments.

Year
Released 1994
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The Giver

Movie Genre: Drama

Running Time: 97 minutes

Starring:

Jeff

Jeff Bridges's Portrait

Bridges

Plays as

The Giver

(Leading Role)

Meryl

Meryl Streep's Portrait

Streep

Plays as

Chief Elder

(Leading Role)

Brenton

Brenton Thwaites's Portrait

Thwaites

Plays as

Jonas

(Leading Role)

Alexander

Alexander Skarsgård's Portrait

Skarsgård

Plays as

Father

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Chief Elder

Box Office Sales: $43,844,824

Rated: Rated PG-13 For a mature thematic image and some sci-fi action/violence.

Synopsis: Jonas is a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver, who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined—a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all—a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before.

Year
Released 2014
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The Hours

Movie Genre: Drama

Directed by: Stephen Daldry

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Clarissa Vaughn

Box Office Sales: $41,675,994

Rated: Rated PG-13 For mature thematic elements, some disturbing images and brief language.

Year
Released 2002
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Postcards from the Edge

Movie Genre: Comedy

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Suzanne Vale

Box Office Sales: $37,963,281

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1990
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Silkwood

Movie Genre: Drama

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Karen Silkwood

Box Office Sales: $35,615,609

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1983
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Doubt

Movie Genre: Drama

Starring:

Meryl

Meryl Streep's Portrait

Streep

Plays as

Sister Aloysius

(Leading Role)

Viola

Viola Davis's Portrait

Davis

Plays as

(Leading Role)

Amy

Amy Adams's Portrait

Adams

Plays as

Sister James

(Leading Role)

Philip Seymour

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Portrait

Hoffman

Plays as

Father Flynn

(Leading Role)

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Sister Aloysius

Box Office Sales: $33,446,470

Rated: Rated PG-13 For thematic material.

Year
Released 2008
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The Iron Lady Poster

The Iron Lady

Movie Genre: Drama

Running Time: 105 minutes

Starring:

Meryl

Meryl Streep's Portrait

Streep

Plays as

Margaret Thatcher

(Leading Role)

Jim

Jim Broadbent's Portrait

Broadbent

Plays as

Denis Thatcher

(Supporting Role)

Olivia

Olivia Colman's Portrait

Colman

Plays as

Carol Thatcher

(Supporting Role)

Anthony

Anthony Head's Portrait

Head

Plays as

Geoffrey

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Margaret Thatcher

Box Office Sales: $29,959,436

Rated: Rated PG-13 For some violent images and brief nudity.

Synopsis: A portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female Prime Minister of The United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world.

Year
Released 2011
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Heartburn Poster

Heartburn

Movie Genre: Comedy

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Rachel Louise Samstat/Forman

Box Office Sales: $25,314,289

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1986
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Sophie's Choice

Movie Genre: Drama

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Sophie

Box Office Sales: $25,215,547

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1982
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One True Thing Poster

One True Thing

Movie Genre: Drama

Starring:

Meryl

Meryl Streep's Portrait

Streep

Plays as

Kate Gulden

(Leading Role)

Renee

Renée Zellweger's Portrait

Zellweger

Plays as

Ellen Gulden

(Leading Role)

William

William Hurt's Portrait

Hurt

Plays as

George Gulden

(Leading Role)

Tom

Tom Everett Scott's Portrait

Everett Scott

Plays as

Brian Gulden

(Supporting Role)

Lauren

Lauren Graham's Portrait

Graham

Plays as

Jules

(Supporting Role)

Nicky

Nicky Katt's Portrait

Katt

Plays as

Jordan Belzer

(Supporting Role)

James

James Eckhouse's Portrait

Eckhouse

Plays as

District Attorney

(Supporting Role)

Patrick

Patrick Breen's Portrait

Breen

Plays as

Mr. Tweedy

(Supporting Role)

Gerrit

Gerrit Graham's Portrait

Graham

Plays as

Oliver Most

(Supporting Role)

Hallee

Hallee Hirsh's Portrait

Hirsh

Plays as

Young Ellen

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Carl Franklin

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Kate Gulden

Box Office Sales: $23,337,196

Rated: Rated R For language.

Year
Released 1998
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Prime

Movie Genre: Romantic Comedy

Starring:

Uma

Uma Thurman's Portrait

Thurman

Plays as

Rafi Gardet

(Leading Role)

Meryl

Meryl Streep's Portrait

Streep

Plays as

Lisa Metzger

(Leading Role)

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Lisa Metzger

Box Office Sales: $22,827,153

Rated: Rated PG-13 On appeal for sexual content including dialogue, and for language.

Year
Released 2005
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The French Lieutenant's Woman

Movie Genre: Drama

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Sarah/Anna

Box Office Sales: $22,600,000

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1981
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The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Movie Genre: Adventure

Running Time: 88 minutes

Starring:

George

George Clooney's Portrait

Clooney

Plays as

Mr. Fox

(Leading Role)

Meryl

Meryl Streep's Portrait

Streep

Plays as

Mrs. Fox

(Leading Role)

Jason

Jason Schwartzman's Portrait

Schwartzman

Plays as

Ash

(Leading Role)

Bill

Bill Murray's Portrait

Murray

Plays as

Badger

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Mrs. Fox

Box Office Sales: $21,002,919

Rated: Rated PG For action, smoking and slang humor.

Year
Released 2009
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Defending Your Life

Movie Genre: Comedy

Starring:

Ethan

Ethan Embry's Portrait

Embry

Plays as

Steve

( Role)

Directed by: Albert Brooks

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Julia

Box Office Sales: $16,371,128

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1991
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She-Devil

Movie Genre: Comedy

Starring:

Meryl

Meryl Streep's Portrait

Streep

Plays as

Mary Fisher

(Leading Role)

Ed

Ed Begley, Jr.'s Portrait

Begley, Jr.

Plays as

Bob

( Role)

Roseanne

Roseanne's Portrait

Barr

Plays as

Ruth Patchett

( Role)

Linda

Linda Hunt's Portrait

Hunt

Plays as

Hooper

( Role)

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Mary Fisher

Box Office Sales: $15,351,421

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1989
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Lions for Lambs

Movie Genre: Drama

Running Time: 88 minutes

Starring:

Robert

Robert Redford's Portrait

Redford

Plays as

Professor Stephen Malley

(Leading Role)

Meryl

Meryl Streep's Portrait

Streep

Plays as

Janine Roth

(Leading Role)

Tom

Tom Cruise's Portrait

Cruise

Plays as

Senator Jasper Irving

(Leading Role)

Michael

Michael Peña's Portrait

Pena

Plays as

Ernest Rodriguez

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Robert Redford

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Janine Roth

Box Office Sales: $14,998,070

Rated: Rated R For some war violence and language.

Year
Released 2007
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Music of the Heart Poster

Music of the Heart

Movie Genre: Drama

Directed by: Wes Craven

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Roberta Guaspari

Box Office Sales: $14,849,583

Rated: Rated PG For brief mild language and sensuality.

Year
Released 1999
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Marvin's Room Poster

Marvin's Room

Movie Genre: Drama

Running Time: 98 minutes

Starring:

Meryl

Meryl Streep's Portrait

Streep

Plays as

Lee

(Leading Role)

Leonardo

Leonardo DiCaprio's Portrait

DiCaprio

Plays as

Hank

(Leading Role)

Diane

Diane Keaton's Portrait

Keaton

Plays as

Bessie

(Leading Role)

Robert

Robert De Niro's Portrait

De Niro

Plays as

Dr. Wally

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Jerry Zaks

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Lee

Box Office Sales: $12,803,305

Rated: Rated PG-13 For thematic elements and brief language.

Year
Released 1996
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Falling in Love

Movie Genre: Drama

Starring:

Robert

Robert De Niro's Portrait

De Niro

Plays as

Frank Raftis

(Leading Role)

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Molly Gilmore

Box Office Sales: $10,600,000

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1984
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Before and After

Movie Genre: Drama

Starring:

Liam

Liam Neeson's Portrait

Neeson

Plays as

Ben Ryan

(Leading Role)

Meryl

Meryl Streep's Portrait

Streep

Plays as

Carolyn Ryan

(Leading Role)

Edward

Edward Furlong's Portrait

Furlong

Plays as

Jacob Ryan

( Role)

Directed by: Barbet Schroeder

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Carolyn Ryan

Box Office Sales: $8,642,118

Rated: Rated PG-13 For some disturbing images of violence, brief strong language and some sensuality.

Year
Released 1996
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Ironweed Poster

Ironweed

Movie Genre: Drama

Directed by: Hector Babenco

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Helen Archer

Box Office Sales: $7,393,346

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1987
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A Cry in the Dark

Movie Genre: Drama

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Lindy Chamberlain

Box Office Sales: $6,908,797

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1988
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Plenty

Movie Genre: Drama

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Susan Traherne

Box Office Sales: $6,104,212

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1985
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Still of the Night

Movie Genre: Thriller/Suspense

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Brooke Reynolds

Box Office Sales: $3,017,965

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1982
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Dancing at Lughnasa

Movie Genre: Drama

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Kate Mundy

Box Office Sales: $2,361,632

Rated: Rated PG For mild language and thematic elements.

Year
Released 1998
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Dark Matter Poster

Dark Matter

Movie Genre: Drama

Starring:

Meryl

Meryl Streep's Portrait

Streep

Plays as

Joanna Silver

(Leading Role)

Aidan

Aidan Quinn's Portrait

Quinn

Plays as

Jacob Reiser

(Leading Role)

Liu

Liu Ye's Portrait

Ye

Plays as

Liu Xing

(Leading Role)

Lloyd

Lloyd Suh's Portrait

Suh

Plays as

Laurence Feng

(Supporting Role)

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Joanna Silver

Box Office Sales: $30,591

Rated: Rated R For a scene of violence, brief sexual content and language.

Year
Released 2008
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Dirty Tricks

Movie Genre: Drama

Meryl Streep's Character Name: Martha Mitchell

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 2010
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