Movies starring Meryl Streep

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Adaptation

A few years ago, a screenwriter named Charlie Kaufman was given the job of adapting Susan Orlean's non-fiction book, "The Orchid Thief," into a motion picture script. Although Kaufman found the principal character of the book, John Laroche, to hav...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2002-12-06
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Spike Jonze
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, ...
Ant Bully, The

The Ant Bully is a sore disappointment to anyone hoping for a turnaround to the recent downward quality spiral of animated films. In fact, this movie may represent a new nadir for 3D animation. Although it's pretty enough to look at (although now...

Run Time: 1:23
U.S. Release Date: 2006-07-28
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: John A. Davis
Cast: (voices) Zach Tyler, Cheri Oteri, Lily Tomlin, ...
August: Osage County

August: Osage County is all about the acting. That makes sense because the storyline doesn't offer much that could be considered new or remarkable. It's as big a downer as the pills popped by matriarch Violet Weston (Meryl Streep) but the quality ...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2014-01-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: John Wells
Cast: Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch, Abigail Breslin, ...
Bridges of Madison County, The

Cast against type, Clint Eastwood plays Robert Kincaid, the male protagonist in the motion picture adaptation of Robert James Waller's The Bridges of Madison County. Kincaid is a sensitive loner, and while the actor is certainly known for his port...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 1996-06-02
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: ROMANCE
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Annie Corley, ...
Deer Hunter, The

Of the four major Vietnam war films made in the dozen years following the fall of Saigon, The Deer Hunter was the first and, in the minds of some critics, the best. (The other three being Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, and Platoon.) Howev...

Run Time: 3:02
U.S. Release Date: 1978-12-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Michael Cimino
Cast: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Savage, ...
Devil Wears Prada, The

The Devil Wears Prada is two films in one: a caustic, energetic satire of the fashion world and a cautionary melodrama. The first works; the second doesn't. Fortunately, the running time of the former doubles that of the latter, making The Devil ...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2006-06-30
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: David Frankel
Cast: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, ...
Doubt

It's one of life's bitter ironies that one of the first things lost to moral certainty is the capacity for compassion. Righteousness is a cold, hard position, and an unshakeable one. It allows no room for one of the most basic tenants of human exi...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2008-12-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Mature Themes)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: John Patrick Shanley
Cast: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, ...
Evening

Evening, based on the 1998 bestseller by Susan Minot, is an example of a well-told familiar story. There are no surprises during the course of the film, which transpires across two time frames (1954 and 1998), but the strength of the screenplay an...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2007-06-29
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Lajos Koltai
Cast: Claire Danes, Meryl Streep, Eileen Atkins, ...
Fantastic Mr. Fox

While it might be a stretch to claim that Fantastic Mr. Fox is "fantastic," it's easily among the year's best animated features. If there's an argument against the film (and, admittedly, it's not much of an argument), it's that the movie may not b...

Run Time: 1:27
U.S. Release Date: 2009-11-13
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: (voices) George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, ...
Giver, The

Since Jeff Bridges optioned the rights to Lois Lowry's The Giver shortly after its 1993 publication, the tale has been on a slow track to production. Bridges, however, didn't give up and, although his original choice for the title character passed ...

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2014-08-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Mature Themes)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION
Director: Phillip Noyce
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, ...