Based on the children's classic by Raold Dahl, this animated film is about a fox family that has to fight back when farmers try to destroy them. George Clooney and Meryl Streep play Mr. and Mrs. Fox, while Jason Schwartzman voices the part of their obedient son. Bill Murray is the badger, an animal who is also a lawyer and wants to take the farmers to court, while Owen Wilson is Coach Skip. Directed by Wes Anderson. Categories: Adventure, Animation, Comedy. Year: 2009.
Meryl Streep in Fantastic Mr. Fox
Meryl Streep plays a woman torn between her ex-husband (Alec Baldwin), who is now married to a younger woman (Lake Bell), and a close male friend (Steve Martin). Her grown children are confused over the possibility that their parents may reunite, but her ex's current wife is determined to stay with him and have a child. Directed by Nancy Meyers. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2009.
Meryl Streep in It's Complicated
Based on two true stories, one part of the film follows master cookbook writer Julia Child (Meryl Streep) as she overcomes anti-American snobbery and male chauvinism to become an expert in French cooking in Paris in the Fifties. The other half follows Julie Powell (Amy Adams), a mixed-up young woman living in contemporary New York, who decides to make cook every recipe in Julia Child's most famous book and write about it. Directed by Nora Ephron. With Stanley Tucci, Dave Annable, Jane Lynch, Vanessa Ferlito and Casey Wilson. Categories: Biography, Drama. Year: 2009.
Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia
In 1964, Father Brendan Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman) brings the winds of change to a Catholic school in the Bronx. Already upset with Father Flynn challenging her strict way of running the school, Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Meryl Streep) finds an even greater reason to face off against him when Sister James (Amy Adams) confesses that she suspects that he is abusing Donald Miller (Joseph Foster), the school's first black student. Beginning a crusade to discover the truth and remove Father Flynn from the school, Sister Aloysius moves forward with no proof but her moral certainity and enters a battle of wills that threatens to tear the community apart. Directed by John Patrick Shanley. With Viola Davis and Alice Drummond. Categories: Drama, Mystery. 2008.
Meryl Streep in Doubt
Raised on a Greek island by her doting mother Donna (Meryl Streep), Sophie Sheridan (Amanda Seyfried) sets out to find her father so he can give her away at her upcoming wedding. Based on Donna's diary, Sophie narrows down the field to three men: Sam (Pierce Brosnan), Harry (Colin Firth) and Bill (Stellan Skarsgård). Inviting all three without Donna's knowledge, Sophie creates quite a spectacle, and, as the big day approaches, Sam sets out to make up for lost time. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd. With Rachel McDowall, Ashley Lilley and Dominic Cooper. Categories: Comedy, Musical, Romance. Year: 2008.
Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia!
With two of his former students under fire in Afghanistan, idealistic professor Dr. Malley (Robert Redford) attempts to make an impression on a privileged but disaffected student (Andrew Garfield). Meanwhile, in Washington D.C., TV journalist Janine Roth (Meryl Streep) is close to breaking a huge story provided to her by Senator Jasper Irving (Tom Cruise), a charismatic presidential hopeful. Directed by Robert Redford. With Derek Luke, Michael Peña and Peter Berg. Categories: Drama. Year: 2007.
Meryl Streep in Lions for Lambs
After the Egyptian born Anwar El-Ibrahimi (Omar Metwally) disappears on a flight from South Africa to Washington DC, his American wife, Isabella (Reese Witherspoon), travels to the nation's capital to try to learn the truth. Meanwhile, CIA analyst Douglas Freeman (Jake Gyllenhaal) begins to question his assignment after witnessing El-Ibrahimi's interrogation at a secret military detention center. Directed by Gavin Hood. With Meryl Streep, Peter Sarsgaard and Alan Arkin. Cateogries: Thriller, Drama. Year: 2007.
Meryl Streep in Rendition
Young Lucas Nickle is the new kid in town. Friendless and harassed by a neighborhood bully, Lucas takes out his frustration by flooding an ant hill in his yard. But, when the ants decide to retaliate by using a magic potion, Lucas is shrunk down to the size of an ant and sentence to live in their colony. Directed by John A. Davis. With Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti and Meryl Streep. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2006.
Meryl Streep in The Ant Bully
Andrea Sachs (Anne Hathaway), a recent journalism graduate, lands a job at America’s premiere fashion magazine. However, she has neither style nor elegance, which is frequently pointed out by her coworker Emily (Emily Blunt) and her evil boss Miranda Priestley (Meryl Streep). Andrea puts up with Miranda as a means to an end: a recommendation from her translates to a job at any publication. To ensure success, Andrea transforms herself into the graceful, Chanel-clad assistant of Miranda’s dreams. But, not everyone is pleased with Andrea’s transformation, particularly her boyfriend, Nate (Adrian Grenier). Directed by David Frankel. With Stanley Tucci, Tracie Thoms, Simon Baker, Rich Sommer and Daniel Sunjata. Categories: Drama, Comedy. Year: 2006.
Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada
Uma Thurman plays an accomplished New York professional who is still single at age 37. When she starts dating a much younger guy (Bryan Greenberg) she is eager to share the news with her therapist (Meryl Streep). But the therapist figures out quickly that the new boyfriend is her own son, although she doesn't share the news with her patient. Prime is a contemporary comedy about what happens when three people who all care about each other are suddenly put in an impossible situation. Directed by Ben Younger. With Uma Thurman, Bryan Greenberg and Meryl Streep. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2005.
Meryl Streep in Prime
Charlie Kaufman (Nicolas Cage), a neurotic screenwriter, is having trouble adapting a book about an orchid thief into a movie. While Charlie agonizes over his writer's block, his less cerebral twin brother Donald (also Cage) decides to become a screenwriter himself, much to Charlie's disdain. When Charlie finally gets his inspiration, he becomes so caught up in his screenplay that the line between reality and fantasy begins to blur, and he sets out to locate the book's author, Susan Orlean (Meryl Streep), and the real-life orchid thief, John Laroche (Chris Cooper). Directed by Spike Jonze. With Cara Seymour, Tilda Swinton, Ron Livingston, Brian Cox and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2002.
Meryl Streep in Adaptation
Two seemingly independent stories, one in the 1950's the other in present times, are linked by the writings of Virginia Woolf (Nicole Kidman). In 1951, plain and simple housewife Laura Brown (Julianne Moore) plans a party for her husband Dan (John C. Reilly), but she can't stop reading the novel Mrs. Dalloway. In the present, Clarissa Vaughn (Meryl Streep) throws a party for her friend Richard (Ed Harris), but she feels the draw of Woolf on her life as well. Directed by Stephen Daldry. With Miranda Richardson, Claire Danes, Toni Collette and Jeff Daniels. Category: Drama. Year: 2002.
Meryl Streep in The Hours