The 9 Best Meryl Streep movies

Streep's portrayal of Sophie Zawistowski, a Polish immigrant haunted by her past, earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Sophie's Choice (1982)

Streep's portrayal of Miranda Priestly, the icy and formidable fashion magazine editor, is iconic and earned her critical acclaim.

The Devil Wears Prada (2006) 

Streep won her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Joanna Kramer in this poignant drama about divorce and parenthood.

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Streep stars as Karen Blixen in this epic romance set in colonial Kenya, for which she received another Academy Award nomination.

Out of Africa (1985)

Streep's transformative performance as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress.

The Iron Lady (2011)

Streep delivers a brilliant performance as Susan Orlean, a real-life author, in this metafictional film about the struggles of adaptation.

Adaptation (2002) 

Streep plays Sister Aloysius Beauvier, a strict and suspicious nun, opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman, in this powerful drama about faith and morality.

Doubt (2008)

Streep stars as Francesca Johnson, a lonely housewife who has a brief but intense affair with a traveling photographer, played by Clint Eastwood.

The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

Streep leads an ensemble cast as Violet Weston, the matriarch of a dysfunctional family, in this darkly comedic drama based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

August: Osage County (2013)