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JuliaJulia (1977)
Dir. Fred Zinnemann
Feat. Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards Jr.
Dramatising the 1930s memories of playwright Lillian Hellman (THE LITTLE FOXES), this Oscar–winning classic centres on the relationship between…
Deer Hunter, TheDeer Hunter, The (1978) Recommended
Dir. Michael Cimino
Feat. Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep
A grimly realistic portrait of how the atrocities of the Vietnam war have an effect on a group of friends. Robert De Niro heads a virtuoso cast in…
Holocaust (TV Mini-series)Holocaust (TV Mini-series) (1978) Aro Favourite
Dir. Marvin J. Chomsky
Feat. Meryl Streep, James Woods, Michael Moriaty
Captivating saga of a Jewish family shattered by the rise of the Nazis. One of the top–rating and best quality mini–series of the 1970s.
Kramer vs. KramerKramer vs. Kramer (1979) Recommended
Dir. Robert Benton
Feat. Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep
Well–acted, gripping portrayal of a bitter divorce and custody battle, for which Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep both won Oscars. Also garnered…
French Lieutenant's WomanFrench Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Dir. Karel Reisz
Feat. Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons
Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons star in an elegant portrayal of secretive affairs and social strictures. Screenplay by Harold Pinter.
Still of the NightStill of the Night (1982)
Dir. Robert Benton
Feat. Meryl Streep, Roy Scheider
Hitchcock–style thriller about a psychiatrist who falls in love with a woman who may have brutally murdered one of his patients.
Sophie's ChoiceSophie's Choice (1982)
Dir. Alan J. Pakula
Feat. Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline
Master of many accents Meryl Streep won an Oscar for her role as a European refugee of the Nazi death–camps whose uneasy relationship with…
SilkwoodSilkwood (1983)
Dir. Mike Nichols
Feat. Meryl Streep, Cher, Kurt Russell
Fact–based account of a Southern nuclear factory–worker who died mysteriously before exposing unsound trade secrets. Meryl Streep is on a…
Falling in LoveFalling in Love (1984)
Dir. Ulu Grosbard
Feat. Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep
Star–combination of Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep, as train–commuters having an affair which puts a wee glow back into their fairly…
Out of AfricaOut of Africa (1985) Recommended
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Meryl Streep, Robert Redford
Epic, elegant retelling of Karen Blixen's African memoirs. Winner of seven Oscars including Best Picture.
PlentyPlenty (1985)
Dir. Fred Schepisi
Feat. Meryl Streep, John Gielgud, Sam Neill
Meryl Streep plays a hero of WWII, who finds the rest of her life an anticlimax.
HeartburnHeartburn (1986)
Dir. Mike Nichols
Feat. Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson
Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson undergo some engaging marital strife.
IronweedIronweed (1987)
Dir. Hector Babenco
Feat. Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep
Rich, downbeat story of a guilt–ridden alcoholic hobo and his companion, with Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep in finest method.
Evil AngelsEvil Angels (A Cry in the Dark) (1988)
Dir. Fred Schepisi
Feat. Meryl Streep, Sam Neill
Jack–of–all–accents, Meryl Streep, does wonders as Lindy Chamberlain, the woman accused of murdering her child in the Australian…
She-DevilShe-Devil (1989)
Dir. Susan Seidelman
Feat. Meryl Streep, Roseanne, Ed Jr. Begley
A stylised comic treatment of Fay Weldon's dark novel with Rosanne Barr exacting ultimate retribution on husband–stealing rich–bitch…
Postcards from the EdgePostcards from the Edge (1990)
Dir. Mike Nichols
Feat. Meryl Streep, Shirley Maclaine
Loose adaptation of Carrie Fisher's autobiography with Meryl Streep as the high–strung actress coping with the pitfalls of show–biz.…
Defending Your LifeDefending Your Life (1991)
Dir. Albert Brooks
Feat. Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn
Albert Brooks plays a high–flying executive who dies in a car accident, then is shifted off to 'Judgement City' – an otherworldly halfway…
Death Becomes HerDeath Becomes Her (1992)
Dir. Robert Zemeckis
Feat. Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn
Streep, Willis and Hawn turn in spot–on performances for this hilarious send–up of Tinseltown's obsession with youth. The zany plot…
House of the SpiritsHouse of the Spirits (1993)
Dir. Bille August
Feat. Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close
Alternately ponderous and fascinating screen version of Isabel Allende's acclaimed saga charting the turbulent history of a South American family…
River Wild, TheRiver Wild, The (1994)
Dir. Curtis Hanson
Feat. Meryl Streep, Joseph Mazzello, David Strathairn
Troubled marrieds Meryl Streep and David Strathairn embark on a river–rafting holiday with son and dog in tow, but in true DELIVERANCE style,…
Bridges of Madison CountyBridges of Madison County (1995) Recommended
Dir. Clint Eastwood
Feat. Meryl Streep, Clint Eastwood
Meryl Streep's exceptional talent finds a worthy vessel in a repressed housewife whose passions become enflamed by a nomadic photographer (Clint…
Before and AfterBefore and After (1996)
Dir. Barbet Schroeder
Feat. Liam Neeson, Meryl Streep
Moral dilemmas loom large for Liam Neeson and Meryl Streep as the distressed parents of a teenager suspected of murdering his girlfriend. Thrills…
Marvin's RoomMarvin's Room (1996)
Dir. Jerry Zaks
Feat. Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro
The cast contribute their customary greatness to this poignant drama about family ties, responsibilities, transpiring over the slow passing of the…
Dancing at LughnasaDancing at Lughnasa (1998)
Dir. Pat O'Connor
Feat. Meryl Streep, Michael Gambon, Catherine McCormack
The acclaimed stageplay by Brian Friel is given a top notch cast to embody the passionate Irish dilemmas of its characters. Family and National…
One True ThingOne True Thing (1998) Recommended
Dir. Carl Franklin
Feat. Renee Zellweger, Meryl Streep, William Hurt
Superlative take on the 'illness' genre, wherein Renee Zellweger returns home after sickness falls upon the family, rediscovering bonds with Mum and…
Music of the HeartMusic of the Heart (1999)
Dir. Wes Craven
Feat. Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep crafts potentially saccharine material into a credible drama, playing an real–life violin teacher who founded a series of…
AdaptationAdaptation (2002) Recommended
Dir. Spike Jonze
Feat. Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper
Another virtuoso post–modern comedy from the team behind BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, with a miraculously adapted Nicolas Cage – in identical twin…
Hours, TheHours, The (2002) Recommended
Dir. Stephen Daldry
Feat. Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore
Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer–prize winning novel is brought to the screen with excellent performances, and though simplified and not for all…
Angels in America (TV Mini Series)Angels in America (TV Mini Series) (2004) Recommended
Dir. Mike Nichols
Feat. Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson
An ambitious, multi–leveled portrait of the fractures, politics and metaphysical crises of 1980s America based on the stageplay by Tony…
Manchurian Candidate, TheManchurian Candidate, The (2004) Recommended
Dir. Jonathan Demme
Feat. Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber
Slickly modernised version of the Cold War classic, tailors its twisted fable of political paranoia into a complex speculation on military, political…

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