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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…
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate EventsLemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) Aro Favourite
Dir. Brad Silberling
Feat. Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, Billy Connolly
Unfolding as a series of beautifully designed events, this Hollywood adaptation of the popular fantasy books fortunately doesn't water down the…
PrimePrime (2005) Recommended
Dir. Ben Younger
Feat. Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep
Light yet smart New York City comedy in the Woody Allen mode, proposing the cracked fairytale of 30–something Thurman being wooed by a young…
Ant Bully, TheAnt Bully, The (2006)
Dir. John A. Davis
Feat. Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep
Decidedly appealing 3D animation from the makers of JIMMY NEUTRON about a bullied 10–year–old boy who in turn picks on the…
Devil Wears Prada, TheDevil Wears Prada, The (2006) Recommended
Dir. David Frankel
Feat. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt
Fabulous fashion cringe–comedy has a provincial lass (Anne Hathaway) somehow obtain a sought after junior position at high–class magazine…
Prairie Home Companion, APrairie Home Companion, A (2006)
Dir. Robert Altman
Feat. Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Tommy Lee Jones
Reviving the musical scope of his 70s watermark NASHVILLE, Robert Altman’s last film lovingly dramatizes the backstage quandary of a live radio…
Lions for LambsLions for Lambs (2007) Recommended
Dir. Robert Redford
Feat. Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise
A contemporary 'hot potato' issue is tackled from political, academic, militaristic and journalistic viewpoints, drawing an ultimately powerful…
EveningEvening (2007)
Dir. Lajos Koltai
Feat. Claire Danes, Toni Collette, Vanessa Redgrave
All–star, womanly melodrama unveils the secret life of an ailing matriarch (Redgrave), whose remembrance of an intense, tragic love fifty years…
Dark MatterDark Matter (2007)
Dir. Shi-Zheng Chen
Feat. Meryl Streep, Aidan Quinn, Liu Ye
Inspired by real events, this dramatisation of a brilliant Chinese science student's psychological downfall at an Iowan university is a mostly…
RenditionRendition (2007)
Dir. Gavin Hood
Feat. Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Sarsgaard
Frenetic thriller by dir. of TSOTSI concerns Witherspoon's desperate search for her husband after he goes missing on an international flight,…
Mamma Mia!Mamma Mia! (2008) Recommended
Dir. Phyllida Lloyd
Feat. Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth
A knowingly cheesy yet still irresistible movie version of the smash–hit stage musical about a girl trying to find her father before her…
DoubtDoubt (2008) Recommended
Dir. John Patrick Shanley
Feat. Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams
Playwright John Patrick Shanley adapts for the screen his Pulitzer Prize–winner about a nun's suspicion of sexual abuse in a Catholic school,…
Fantastic Mr. FoxFantastic Mr. Fox (2009) Aro Favourite
Dir. Wes Anderson
Feat. George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman
Wes Anderson’s quirky, buttoned–up sensibility is a fantastic match for Roald Dahl’s classic tale about a sly, debonair fox (George…
Julie And JuliaJulie And Julia (Julie & Julia) (2009) Recommended
Dir. Nora Ephron
Feat. Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci
The biography of legendary chef Julia Child is puzzingly intertwined with the story of Julie Powell, who in 2002 challenged herself to cook…
It's ComplicatedIt's Complicated (2009) Recommended
Dir. Nancy Meyers
Feat. Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin
A divorcee romantic–comedy, and a pretty good one, sees Meryl Streep in comedic bloom as her unlikely affair with her brazen ex–husband…
Iron Lady, TheIron Lady, The (2011) Recommended
Dir. Phyllida Lloyd
Feat. Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Iain Glen
Meryl Streep's Oscar–winning incarnation dominates this stylized biography of Margaret Thatcher, the conservative British Prime Minister who…
Hope SpringsHope Springs (2012)
Dir. David Frankel
Feat. Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell
An admirable dramedy of twilight romance, with Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones playing a couple of thirty years who attend marriage counseling when…
August: Osage CountyAugust: Osage County (2013) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Wells
Feat. Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper
Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, and other heavy hitters come out swinging in this fierce, sometimes hysterical, screen adaptation of Tracy Letts'…
Giver, TheGiver, The (2014)
Dir. Phillip Noyce
Feat. Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites
In the near future, Jonas (Thwaites) is born into a perfect world. There is no pain, disagreement or choice. He is chosen for training under "The…
Into the WoodsInto the Woods (2014) Recommended
Dir. Rob Marshall
Feat. Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine
Stephen Sondheim's exuberant musical gets the gleaming big screen treatment from dir. Rob Marshall (CHICAGO, NINE), with Meryl Streep as the witch…
Homesman, TheHomesman, The (2014) Recommended
Dir. Tommy Lee Jones
Feat. Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones, Grace Gummer
Tommy Lee Jones helms this pleasurably off–beat western in which three women living on the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer…
Ricki and the FlashRicki and the Flash (2015)
Dir. Jonathan Demme
Feat. Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer
Meryl Streep adds 'rock star' to her oeuvre in this pleasing dramedy written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jonathan Demme. Streep stars as a…
SuffragetteSuffragette (2015) Recommended
Dir. Sarah Gavron
Feat. Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter
Rousing account of the suffragette movement in Edwardian Britain seen through the eyes of a working mother who's galvanized into political action by…
Florence Foster JenkinsFlorence Foster Jenkins (2016) Recommended
Dir. Stephen Frears
Feat. Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg
Meryl Streep shines in this biopic of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible…
Post, ThePost, The (2017) Recommended
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Feat. Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson
The story of The Washington Post's attempt to publish The Pentagon Papers is given the Spielberg treatment. A riveting political thriller with…
Mamma Mia: Here We Go AgainMamma Mia: Here We Go Again (Mamma Mia 2) (2018)
Dir. Ol Parker
Feat. Amanda Seyfried, Lily James, Christine Baranski
Everything you adored (or despised) about the first movie is here in spades in this sequel to the impossibly rowdy all–singing,…
Little WomenLittle Women (2019) Aro Favourite
Dir. Greta Gerwig
Feat. Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh
The director of LADY BIRD turns her attention to a classic text in the coming–of–age genre, the oft–filmed story based on the novel…
Big Little Lies - Season 2 (TV Mini-series)Big Little Lies - Season 2 (TV Mini-series) (2019) Recommended
Dir. Andrea Arnold
Feat. Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley
The second chapter of this acclaimed HBO series, this time from the director of FISHTANK and AMERICAN HONEY, throws a grief ridden…

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