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  November 27th, 2012       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The Movie of the Week section has come to an end this week and it has been a great joy to revisit Meryl’s films – my own favorites and those I haven’t seen in a while. Also, it has been very interesting to read your comments and thoughts on the spotlighted films each week. Since it’s a wrap – what has been your favorite Meryl Streep performance so far? Or your favorite film? Or your particular favorite scene? You’re invited to browse the video archive to rewatch clips from all of Meryl’s films, check the filmography pages for background information on her productions or browse the previous Movie of the Week entries to get some inspiration. Please share your thoughts in the comments.




  • Tena

    I Agree with Everyone…..
    Meryl is Amazing!!
    And Every Movie that she makes is Special just because she’s in it!
    And, like most of you, it’s Impossible to pick just One Role as My Favorite Performance……
    But, Here is My List…….they start in order……..but I cannot choose over the other……..because I Love them all so Much………….

    Mamma Mia
    The Hours
    The Iron Lady
    Out of Africa
    It’s Complicated
    Marvin’s Room
    Death Becomes Her
    Postcards from the Edge
    The Devil Wears Prada
    Heartburn
    Sophie’s Choice
    Silkwood
    The Bridges of Madison County
    Kramer vs Kramer
    Julie & Julia
    Doubt
    Adaptation
    A Prairie Home Companion
    She-Devil
    The River Wild
    One True Thing
    The French Lieutenant’s Woman
    The Deer Hunter
    Manhattan
    Plenty
    Falling in Love
    Music of the Heart
    The Manchurian Candidate

    Okay…….I get it……My List is Ridiculous……..but I just Love Meryl and ALL of her Movies & Performances are Incredibly Special & Important to me!!
    Thank you for this website and for allowing us all to go through the journey of Meryl’s Movies!!
    Hopefully we can do it all again in a year or so…..PLEASE!!

    Meryl is Beautiful!
    Meryl is Comedy Gold!
    Meryl is Magnificent!
    Meryl is Heartbreaking!
    Meryl is One-of-a-Kind!
    Meryl is Pure Magic!

  • Patty

    Meryl Streep is probably the greatest actress of my generation. I have seen most of her movies and TV specials.
    I fully agree with Jane, “the greaest privilege is to look at the entire landscape of characters Meryl has travelled through the years and to appreciate it as a whole because each preformance reveals another aspect of her talent and all of them together form a beautiful picture.”
    This is who Meryl Streep is.
    My favorites are :
    The Bridges of Madison County
    The French Lieutenant’s Woman
    Out of Africa
    River Wild
    Deer Hunter
    Sophie’s Choice
    The Devil Wears Prada
    Mamma Mia
    Julie and Julia
    It;s Complicated
    Iron Lady
    Hope Spring

  • Claudia

    I love all her films my favorite ones are
    MAMMA MIA
    SOPHIE’S CHOICE
    THE IRON LADY
    BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
    HOPE SPRINGS
    IT’S COMPLICATED
    THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
    ONE TRUE THING
    IRONWEED
    DOUBT
    THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN
    POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE

  • Ed

    My top 5:
    1-Cry in the Dark
    2-Sophie’s Choice
    3-One true Thing
    4-Out of Africa
    5-Postcards from the edge
    6! Prada

  • Destina

    The Bridges of Madison County, Mamma Mia!, Julie&Julia, It’s Complicated, The Devil Wears Prada, Heartburn… In my opinion, these are the best:)

  • Emily

    Top 5:
    It’s Complicated
    Mamma Mia!
    Devil Wears Prada
    Julie & Julia
    Bridges of Madison County

    I haven’t seen One True Thing yet but i want to see it soooo bad. I think I’m gonna rent it on netflix. Is it good?

    I really love all her movies so it was REALLY hard to pick. She is great in everything!

  • Verónica

    I`ve been seeing all Maryl`s movies and it`s really hard to make a rank (but I will try)
    I think that Sophie`s Choice is out of competition!! Sophie is the best performance ever!!

    My favourites are:
    1) Francesca in “The bridges of Madison County”

    2)Helen Archer in “Ironweed”

    3) The two Karen (Karen von Blixen and Karen Silkwood) in “Out of Africa” and Silkwood

    4) Joanna in “Kramer vs Kramer” (the first scene when she say goodbye to her kid is the best ever!!)

    5) Kate in “One true thing”

    6) Julia in “Julie and Julia”

    I must confess that i haven`t seen “A cry in the dark” yet, I will do it now and maybe my rank changes.

    (Sorry for my English, I speak spanish)

  • Mariana

    Well, it´s really difficult!! I completely agree with Jane. The variety of her characters is so enjoyable!! A diamond of hundreds of faces!! My top five is: 1) The Bridges of Madison County
    2) Sophie´s choice
    3) Silkwood
    4) Music of the heart
    5) Out of Africa
    Thanks for “the movie of the week”!!

  • Hedy E G vanden Oever

    My favourite performances, I love all her films
    Out of Africa
    The Devil Wears Prada
    The bridge of Madison County
    Sophies choice
    Postcard From The Edge

  • Rose

    My top 5, in order:

    THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
    OUT OF AFRICA
    MAMMA MIA
    DEVIL WEARS PRADA
    IRON LADY

    my favorite scenes…

    -car scene at the end in Bridges
    -“slipping throuhg my fingers” in Mamma Mia
    -When she tells her husband that she wants him to come home in Out of Africa
    -the scene where she first comes in, in the beginning of Devil Wears Prada

    My list goes on and on and on and on…………..

    I LOVE YOU MERYL!

  • Manuel

    I feel challenged by all this rating boldness… so here I am as well despite what I said earlier:

    Favorite movies:
    1. Adaptation
    2. Plenty
    3. The Hours
    4. Manhattan
    5. A Prairie Home Companion

    Favorite performances:
    1. The Hours
    2. Plenty
    3. Silkwood
    4. Hope Springs
    5. Ironweed

  • Jeff Gillespie

    Sophie’s Choice, hands down. Perhaps the greatest performance of any actor, ever. The year the movie came out, it played at a tiny theater in Ann Arbor, MI for several months straight – the only show there. I saw the movie 17 times, approximately once a week. I’ve never seen a movie that many times before or since, at a theater. Meryl transported me to another world in that film. Heartbreaking and unforgettable.

  • Frédérique971

    My favorite films:

    TOP 5 (in order)
    – the Brides of Madison County
    – Sophie’s choice
    – Out of Africa
    – a Cry in the dark
    – One true thing

    My favorite performances:
    – Sophie Zawistowski on Sophie’s choice
    – Kate Gulden on One true thing

    My favorite character: Miranda Priestly

    my favorite scenes: I have 3
    – the choice scene on Sophies’ choice
    – when she’s sing “the winner takes it all” on Mamma Mia !
    – the scene of the car’s door on Bridges

    Whatever Meryl Streep is just the BEST LEADING ACTRESS ON THE WORLD !!!

    sorry for my english i’m a french fan too ;)

  • Tanya

    First of all I have also loved the Meryl Streep movie reviews each week. It’s also great to read other fans comments as it make me feel better that I’m not the only one in love with the women and her performances.

    I do have a lot of her DVD so I’m just going to go with films that I seem to watch over and over again as my favourite.

    It’s Complicated
    Mama mia
    Devil Wears Prada
    Bridges
    Falling in Love

    She is such a strong, positive women and I love the fact that I get moved while watching her perform. Meryl, keep them coming.

  • Jane

    This is really hard, I could never ever pick a favourite performance and also, like Manuel said, I can think of some great moments, like the dial tone scene in Adaptation which is absolute master class in my opinion.
    But favourite performance… boy, there are so many… She is phenomenal in Silkwood and A Cry in the Dark, she’s hilarious in Postcards, and of course just wonderful in Bridges. I like the River Wild and Marvin’s Room and I have to say I also enjoyed Death becomes her quite a lot. I absolutely loved her in One True Thing which is a fantastic movie. I love her singing in A Prairie Home Companion and Mamma Mia. I think she was fantastic in The Iron Lady and I also think that the movie is really good. The last film to be mentioned is Hope Springs which I love for its honesty and subtlety, I can’t wait to see it again.

    I think the greatest privilege is to look at the entire landscape of characters Meryl has travelled through the years and to appreciate it as a whole because each performance reveals another aspect of her talent and all of them together form a beautiful picture. Just as they say: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

  • lilian

    I love all her films my Favorite ones are
    MAMMIA MIA
    OUT OF AFRICA
    SOPHIE’S CHOICE
    IRON LADY
    BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
    POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
    HOPE SPRINGS
    IT’S COMPLICATED
    THE HOURS
    CRY IN THE DARK

  • Laura

    Meryl’s BEST performance has to be in Sophie’s Choice, of course…
    Maaaan, it’s hard to choose…but my top five FAVOURITE performances, in no particular order, are…

    The Devil Wears Prada
    The Hours
    Postcards From The Edge
    The Bridges Of Madison County
    Death Becomes Her

    But then, I love Mamma Mia, and I love Marvin’s Room, and I love…the list goes on and on…

    Thank you Frederik for all your updates on Simply Streep! Can’t wait to see some pictures from the set of August: Osage County!