Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn to work on his first novel in 1947. He meets Sophie and Nathan, her mentally and emotionally unstable lover. Stingo soon finds himself entangled in the couple's affairs.
Meryl Streep made her debut in the 1975 independent animated film ‘Everybody Rides the Carousel’ directed by John Hubley. In 1977, she made her big-screen debut in the American Holocaust drama film ‘Julia’ directed by Fred Zinnemann. The film received a positive response from critics and earned 11 Academy Award nominations. She went on to receive an ‘Academy Award’ nomination for her portrayal of Linda in the 1978 American epic war drama film ‘The Deer Hunter’ directed by Michael Cimino. The film opened to critical acclaim and came to be regarded as one of the greatest and most influential films ever made. The year 1979 saw the release of the American legal drama film ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ where Streep played the role of ‘Joanna (Stern) Kramer.’ The film was widely praised by critics and was a massive commercial success, grossing over $173 million on an $8 million budget. Streep also became a recipient of the ‘Academy Award’ and ‘Golden Globe Award’ for her performance in the film. In 1981, she starred as ‘Sarah / Anna’ in the British romantic drama film ‘The French Lieutenant's Woman’ directed by Karel Reisz. The film garnered positive reviews from critics and received 5 ‘Academy Award’ nominations including ‘Best Actress’ for Streep. She also bagged a ‘Golden Globe Award’ for her performance in the film.
In 1982, she received the ‘Academy Award’ and ‘Golden Globe Award’ for her performance as ‘Sophie Zawistowski’ in the Alan J. Pakula-directed American psychological drama film ‘Sophie's Choice.’ The film opened to a positive reception and grossed over $30 million on a budget of $9 million. Streep was next seen in films like ‘Silkwood’ (1983), ‘Falling in Love’ (1984), ‘Out of Africa’ (1985), ‘Heartburn’ (1986), ‘Ironweed’ (1987), ‘Evil Angels’ (1988), ‘She-Devil’ (1989), ‘Postcards from the Edge’ (1990), ‘Defending Your Life’ (1991), ‘Death Becomes Her’ (1992), ‘The House of the Spirits’ (1993), and ‘The River Wild’ (1994). In 1995, she starred as ‘Francesca Johnson’ in the American romantic drama film ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ directed by Clint Eastwood. The film was warmly received by critics and was a box office success. Streep was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the film. She continued to star in films ‘Before and After’ (1996), ‘Marvin's Room’ (1996), ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ (1998), ‘One True Thing’ (1998), ‘Music of the Heart’ (1999), ‘A.I. Artificial Intelligence’ (2001), ‘Adaptation.’ (2002), ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ (2004), ‘Prime’ (2005), ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ (2006), ‘Dark Matter’ (2007), ‘Doubt’ (2008), and ‘Julie & Julia’ (2009).
She became a recipient of the ‘Academy Award,’ a third time, for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the 2011 biographical drama film ‘The Iron Lady’ directed by Phyllida Lloyd. While the film opened to a mixed response, it did impressive business at the box office and grossed over $115.9 million on a $13 million budget. She was next seen in films like ‘Hope Springs’ (2012), ‘August: Osage County’ (2013), ‘The Giver’ (2014), ‘Into the Woods’ (2014), ‘Suffragette’ (2015), ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ (2016), ‘The Post’ (2017), ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ (2018), ‘The Laundromat’ (2019), and ‘Let Them All Talk’ (2020). She was last seen in the 2021 American apocalyptic black comedy film ‘Don't Look Up’ directed by Adam McKay. The film received a more polarizing response from critics where some praised its satire while others found it complacent and underwhelming.
Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn to work on his first novel in 1947. He meets Sophie and Nathan, her mentally and emotionally unstable lover. Stingo soon finds himself entangled in the couple's affairs.
Francesca, a housewife, decides to help a photojournalist Robert, who is new in town, to discover the place. They soon enter into a short-term romantic relationship which changes her life forever.
The French Lieutenant’s Woman is a romantic drama film which revolves around two romantic affairs; one in the Victorian period, between Charles and Sarah, and the other in the modern day between actors Mike and Anna.
Based on her autobiographical book, the movie tells the story of Baroness Karen Von Blixen, after she moves to Nairobi, under British rule, and marries Baron Bror Blixen. After Bror keeps being unfaithful to her, Karen develops a relationship with hunter Denys Finch Hatton, who becomes the love of her life but refuses to be married.
Following the disappearance of alcoholic poet Beverly Weston, his stubborn, rude wife, Violet, who is suffering from oral cancer calls her sister and daughters for help. They also bring their respective dysfunctional families and soon it is discovered that Beverly drowned. Unfortunately, Violet’s behavior and brutal truth-telling will only drive everyone away.
Gail and Tom are a Boston couple facing marital problems. Gail is taking her son on a rafting trip down the Salmon River when Tom joins them unexpectedly. On their trip, they meet two men who seem friendly but the couple soon realize that they are violent criminals on the run.
Julia is a drama film which revolves around two friends Julia and Lillian, living during the time of the Second World War. After they meet in Russia after a long time, they plan to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany, to aid the anti-Nazi movement.
Andrea Sachs is a recently graduated aspiring journalist with little sense of fashion who lands the dream job of assisting Miranda Priestly, the editor-in-chief of a sophisticated fashion magazine. She decides to tolerate her abusive boss for a year to advance her career in journalism, but as her lifestyle changes dramatically, she must set her priorities straight.
Doubt is set in a Roman Catholic school of 1960s. Sister James reports to the strict disciplinarian Principal Sister Aloysius that the charismatic Father Flynn has been paying more attention to, and spending time in rectory with school’s only black student, Donald. Sister Aloysius is determined to find the truth. However, without any actual proof the confrontation can tear apart the community.
Defending Your Life is a romantic comedy fantasy film which revolves around an advertising executive in Los Angeles, who dies in a car accident on his 39th birthday. He soon arrives in Judgment City, where he learns that based on the decisions he took in his life, he will be either reincarnated, or sent to the next phase of existence.
Twice-divorced and severely frustrated 42 years old TV writer, Issac Davis, is dating a seventeen years old Tracy. His ex-wife Jill has come out as a lesbian and is writing a book on their marriage. Meanwhile, Issac tries to navigate his feelings towards Mary Wilkie, his best friend’s mistress.
Little Women is a period drama film which is based on the popular novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott. The film revolves around four sisters, each determined to live her life according to her own terms.
Kramer vs. Kramer involves a workaholic father who is suddenly left alone to take care of his son when his wife leaves them. Starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep, the movie is an emotional drama that sees a father and son bonding over a period of time when the mother suddenly comes back into their lives and demands full custody of their son.
One of the greatest movies ever made, the tragic story revolves around the three friends Mike Vronsky, Steven Pushkov, and Nick Chevotarevich from Pennsylvania. Once they join the war in Vietnam, the movie exposes the senseless horrors of the war. It also reveals the trauma and PTSD that the war left behind for the surviving soldiers.
Falling in Love is an American romantic drama film which tells the story of Frank and Molly, who get close to each other, after meeting each other during Christmas. Although they are both married, they feel a strange connection to one another.
Heartburn is a comedy drama film which tells the story of a magazine writer named Rachel who decides to give up her career after she falls in love with a man named Mark Forman, a newspaper columnist who is a playboy. They try to build a life together, but Mark just can’t seem to give up his old tricks.
Suzanne is an actress who is a recovering drug addict. Her production company says that she has to stay with her mother, if she wants to continue working. However, the problem is that her mother, who is a former actress, still treats her like a child. In addition, she is manipulative and self-absorbed.
Jane Adler, a bakery-owner and mother of three grown-up children, meets her ex-husband, Jake, out of town at their son’s college graduation. A casual meal rekindles the love between the couple divorced for a decade, and their secret affair continues even after they return to their hometown. But, with Jake married to Agness and architect Adam interested in Jane, things get complicated!
A Prairie Home Companion is a musical comedy drama film which shows us fictional behind-the-scene activities of the final broadcast of America’s most celebrated radio show.
This biographical romantic drama film tells the story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress, who wants to become an opera singer, despite the fact that her singing voice is not good.
This biographical drama film is based on the life and career of Margaret Thatcher, a British politician, who was not just the first woman to become the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, but she was also the longest serving Prime Minister. While she is trying to come to terms with the death of her husband, the film shows us in flashbacks how she became the British Prime Minister from a regular woman.
Don’t Look Up is a science fiction comedy drama film which tells the story of Dr Randall Mindy, and his student Kate Diblasky, two low-level astronomers, who discover that a comet is going to collide with Earth, which can cause a huge catastrophe, leading to extinction of all living creatures. They approach the US President about the matter, who doesn’t pay much heed to it. Therefore, the two scientists decide to leak the news to the media, in order to warn mankind about the upcoming threat.
Focusing on the life of newspaper heiress and publisher Katharine Graham, this historical political thriller film highlights the challenges she has to face after the deaths of her husband and her father. The film was chosen by the National Board of Review as the best film of 2017.
Silkwood is a biographical suspense drama film which tells the story of Karen, who works at a nuclear plant. She decides to raise her voice when she finds out that the working conditions do not meet safety standards. However, this leads to her facing psychological trauma, as well as her death.
An actress and a writer, two friends turned rivals who are vying for the affection of the same man, secretly drink a miracle potion to stay young. They both plot and plan to kill each other. However, due to the side-effect of the potion, even after their death the two continue to move around as ‘living dead,’ making the matters worst.
The movie contrasts and intertwines the lives of New York housewife. Julie Powell, and celebrity chef, Julia Child. Bored with her life, Julie takes on the project to cook everything on Julia’s cookbook and write a blog on it. But as the blog starts consuming Julie’s life, her marriage ends up in trouble.
The movie revolves around the lives of three women of three different generations, Clarissa Vaughan, Laura Brown, and Virginia Woolf. Their lives are interconnected by Woolf’s novel Mrs Dalloway. The movie unfolds the personal struggles of each woman in the span of a single day in different decades ending with transcendent revelations.
Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman is having difficulty adapting Susan Orlean's book The Orchid Thief into a screenplay. His agonies enhance with the arrival of his confident twin brother, Donald who is essentially cheerful. Charlie enlists Donald’s help in writing the screenplay and interviewing Orlean. Finding her answers unconvincing, they decide to follow her.
A young working mother is motivated into radical political activism to promote the right for women to vote. Along with her fellow activists, she has to risk her jobs, home, family as well as her life, for the cause.
Based on a novel of the same name, this drama film is set during the military dictatorship in Chile. It revolves around the life of a young woman named Clara, and her husband Esteban Trueba and his political career.
Evil Angels is a drama film which tells the story of a woman named Lindy, whose nine-week-old daughter Azaria goes missing during her camping trip. While Lindy is pretty sure that a wild dog had taken away her baby, the police don’t seem to be convinced by her story. Things get ugly when she herself becomes a suspect.
The dark comedy revolves around the three Baudelaire children, Klaus, Violet, and Sunny. After their house burns down mysteriously, killing their parents, they are placed in the foster care of Count Olaf. The children must find a way to survive a series of deadly events, planned by Olaf who wants to obtain the Baudelaire fortune.
When Anwar El-Ibrahimi, a Chicago based American-Egyptian chemical engineer, goes missing, his wife, Isabella, starts a search for him, unaware that he is being interrogated for his supposed involvement in terrorist activities and tortured in a secret facility. Luckily, CIA analyst Douglas Freeman is not convinced of Anwar’s guilt.
Roberta starts afresh after being abandoned by her husband. She starts teaching violin to underprivileged children in New York. Though, initially principal Janet and the students resist the learning, yet the program becomes a hit and gets recognition from the public. However, after a decade the program is suddenly shut due to budget crunch and Roberta along with Janet and her former pupils work towards holding a concert in order to raise funds.
Kay and Arnold have been married for a long time, but they eventually find themselves losing the spark they had in their marriage. Things change when Kay decides to attend an intense, week-long counseling session to improve their relationship.
When Marvin suffers a stroke, one of his daughters Bessie, starts caring for him, while the other daughter Lee, moves away to Ohio with her husband. However, twenty years later, when Bessie learns that she is suffering from leukemia and requires a bone marrow transplant, Lee decides to travel back home.
Francis Phelan is a retired baseball player who had deserted his family decades ago after he had accidentally caused the death of his infant son, by dropping him to the ground. He visits his hometown after several years, and seeks out his lover Helen Archer, who is now working as a vocalist on the radio.
In an attempt to find her father to give her away in the forthcoming wedding, Sophie Sheridan secretly invites three men whom her mother Donna had dated years ago. Donna, a former lead singer of a band and now owner of a resort-hotel on a Greek island, is stressed to find the three men there. What ensues is a big mix-up.
Gulf War veteran Major Bennett ‘Ben’ Marco starts looking into his past after experiencing vivid dreams. While investigating his friend, Sergeant First Class Raymond Shaw, now a senator, who was also part of the same mission, Marco unveils a conspiracy by elite politicians and the Manchurian Global corporation.
In 1854, strong and independent spinster Mary Bee Cuddy takes on the responsibility of transporting three mentally unstable women in a covered wagon to a church in Iowa, but soon realizes how formidable the task can be. When she saves the life of a claim jumper George Briggs, she asks him to help her transport the women through the perilous harsh Nebraskan territory.
This musical comedy drama film tells the story of Ricki, a woman who follows her passion and manages to become a rock star. However, due to circumstances, she is forced to return to her estranged family.
Living in a colorless idyllic world devoid of feelings, 16-year-old Jonas learns that he will be the next Receiver of Memory, responsible for safeguarding past memories from the rest of the community. Training with his predecessor, now called the Giver, he experiences the colorful world of emotions and rebels against the ruling elders to release all past memories.
Based on a novel of the same name, Evening is a romantic drama film which takes us to the life of Ann Lord, who is on her deathbed. She narrates her story of her past around 50 years ago, to her daughters.
Ellen and her husband Joe are on a boat trip, but due to an accident, Joe and many others end up drowning. Ellen tries to get compensation for the death of Joe, from the boating company, but she is unable to. She smells a fraud, and starts investigating, which leads her to a pair of lawyers, who is exploiting the financial system.
A 37-year-old divorced businesswoman, Rafi, falls for a young man, David, who is 14 years younger than her. In order to overcome her insecurities and to accept the age difference between them, she talks to her therapist Lisa. However, when Lisa realizes that David is her son, she tries her best to separate them.
Before and After is a crime drama mystery film which tells the story Carolyn and Ben, a married couple, whose lives take an ugly turn when their son Jacob become the prime suspect in a murder case. Ben wants to protect their son at any cost, but Carolyn is intent on learning whether her son is guilty or not.
Let Them All Talk is a comedy drama film which tells the story of Alice Hughes, an author, who sets off to England on a cruise trip, along with two of her friends and her nephew, in order to receive an award. Meanwhile, she also tries to come to terms with her troubled past.
Lions and Lambs is a drama thriller film which tells the story of two Army rangers who sustain injuries behind enemy lines in Afghanistan. A reporter who thinks there is a conspiracy behind their mission’s failure, tries to expose it.
Based on Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales, the movie starts with a baker and wife failing to have a child because of a witch’s curse. The witch will lift the curse if they can attain four objects. On their journey, they encounter Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Jack, Rapunzel and many monsters and happy endings are not guaranteed.
A group of Broadway stars shake up a small town in Indiana, as they show their support to a lesbian high school girl, who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom.
Ellen is forced by her father, to take care of her cancer stricken mother, Kate. Its during that time she reassesses her parents life and the three of them embark upon a journey of self-discovery and love.
Ruth Patchett is a housewife and a mother, who can’t seem to make her husband happy, despite all her efforts. However, her husband eventually starts an affair with a novelist named Mary Fisher. Although Patchett tries to ignore it, she is devastated when her husband eventually leaves her. She vows revenge and to destroy everything he holds dear. ‘
David Swinton is a mecha—highly advanced robot—programmed to experience love. He lives with Henry and Monica as their son because the couple’s real son, Martin, is in a comatose condition. David’s life is good but when Martin returns, the couple abandon him. David now wants to become real so that his human mother can love him.
Based on the eponymous children's book by Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox is an animated comedy film that revolves around a thieving fox who gets into trouble for stealing from three notoriously dangerous farmers. Directed by Wes Anderson, the film showcases how a fox manages to save himself, his family and other animals from being exterminated by mean farmers.
This animated film gives us an interpretation of the eight psychological stages of life, starting from newborn to old age.
The Ant Bully is an animated adventure comedy film, which tells the story of Lucas who is being bullied a boy bigger than him. Lucas takes out his frustration on an innocent colony of ants, flooding it with his water gun. Things take a turn when he is magically shrunken down to the size of an insect.
Two conjoined twins, Bob and Walt, own a restaurant in a small town. However, when Walt decides to move to Los Angeles, to pursue a career in acting, to honor their childhood pact, Bob also travels with him to help him fulfill his dreams.
Meryl Streep Awards
|The Iron Lady||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role||2012|
|Sophie's Choice||Best Actress in a Leading Role||1983|
|Kramer vs. Kramer||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||1980|
|The Iron Lady||Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama||2012|
|Julie & Julia||Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||2010|
|The Devil Wears Prada||Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||2007|
|Angels in America||Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television||2004|
|Adaptation.||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture||2003|
|Sophie's Choice||Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama||1983|
|The French Lieutenant's Woman||Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama||1982|
|Kramer vs. Kramer||Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture||1980|
|Five Came Back||Outstanding Narrator||2017|
|Angels in America||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie||2004|
|Holocaust||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series||1978|
|Winner||Favorite Movie Icon||2013|
|Mamma Mia!||Favorite Song from a Soundtrack||2009|
|Winner||Favorite Motion Picture Actress||1990|
|Winner||World-Favorite Motion Picture Actress||1990|
|Winner||Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture Actress||1989|
|Winner||Favorite Motion Picture Actress||1987|
|Winner||Favorite Motion Picture Actress||1986|
|Winner||Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer||1986|
|Winner||Favorite Motion Picture Actress||1985|
|Winner||Favorite Motion Picture Actress||1984|
|The Iron Lady||Best Leading Actress||2012|
|The French Lieutenant's Woman||Best Actress||1982|
|Into the Woods||Best Villain||2015|