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August: Osage County (2013)

Meryl Streep as "Violet Weston"

The death and funeral of their father brings three sisters to the home of their mother, Violet (Meryl Streep), an acid-tongued, pill-popping cancer patient. Daughters Barbara (Julia Roberts), Karen (Juliette Lewis) and Ivy (Julianne Nicholson) ] -- along with their significant others and various other kin -- take the full brunt of their dysfunctional matriarch's venom, for Violet tells every one of them exactly what she thinks of them. Based on the play by Tracy Letts.

Academy Award (2013) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (2013) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Hope Springs (2012)

Meryl Streep as "Kay"

Long-married couple Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) love each other, but after so many years together, Kay feels the need to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. Hearing of a renowned marriage counselor (Steve Carell) in the town of Great Hope Springs, Kay manages to persuade her stubborn mate to attend a retreat with her. As they shed their bedroom hang-ups, Kay and Arnold find that the real challenge is reigniting the spark that originally brought them together.

Golden Globe (2012) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

The Iron Lady (2011)

Meryl Streep as "Margaret Thatcher"

In her twilight years, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep) reflects on her life and career as she finally prepares to dispose of the belongings of her late husband, Denis (Jim Broadbent). Daughter of a Grantham grocer, she successfully broke through a double-paned glass ceiling of gender and class. Thatcher became the first female prime minister of the United Kingdom and remained as such for 11 consecutive years, until declining popularity forced her to resign.

Academy Award (2011) Won Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011) Won Leading Actress
Golden Globe (2011) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

It's Complicated (2009)

Meryl Streep as "Jane"

Jane (Meryl Streep), a successful restaurateur, has been divorced from Jake (Alec Baldwin) for many years, although they remain friends. When an innocent meal together turns into an affair, Jane finds that she is the other woman in the now-remarried Jake's life. Meanwhile, Adam (Steve Martin), an architect hired to remodel her kitchen, is still stinging from his own divorce. He finds himself falling in love with Jane but soon realizes that he has become part of a triangle.

Golden Globe (2009) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Julie & Julia (2009)

Meryl Streep as "Julia Child"

Frustrated with a soul-killing job, New Yorker Julie Powell (Amy Adams) embarks on a daring project: she vows to prepare all 524 recipes in Julia Childs' landmark cookbook, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." Intertwined with Julie's story is the true tale of how Julia Child (Meryl Streep) herself conquered French cuisine with passion, fearlessness, and plenty of butter.

Academy Award (2009) Nominated Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009) Nominated Leading Actress
Golden Globe (2009) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Doubt (2008)

Meryl Streep as "Sister Aloysius"

In 1964 the winds of change are sweeping through Sister Aloysius' (Meryl Streep) St. Nicholas school. Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a charismatic priest, is advocating reform of the school's strict customs, and the first black student has just been accepted. When a fellow nun (Amy Adams) tells Sister Aloysius that Father Flynn may be paying too much personal attention to the student, Sister Aloysius begins a personal crusade against the priest -- despite her lack of evidence.

Academy Award (2008) Nominated Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008) Nominated Leading Actress
Golden Globe (2008) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Mamma Mia! (2008)

Meryl Streep as "Donna"

Donna (Meryl Streep), an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter's wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother's past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.

Golden Globe (2008) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Meryl Streep as "Miranda Priestly"

Andy (Anne Hathaway) is a recent college graduate with big dreams. Upon landing a job at prestigious Runway magazine, she finds herself the assistant to diabolical editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). Andy questions her ability to survive her grim tour as Miranda's whipping girl without getting scorched.

Academy Award (2006) Nominated Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2006) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

Meryl Streep as "Eleanor Prentiss Shaw"

Years after his squad was ambushed during the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco (Denzel Washington) finds himself having terrible nightmares. He begins to doubt that his fellow squad-mate Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber), now a vice-presidential candidate, is the hero he remembers him being. As Marco's doubts deepen, Shaw's political power grows, and, when Marco finds a mysterious implant embedded in his back, the memory of what really happened begins to return.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004) Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2004) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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