Your User’s Guide for movies to watch on Meryl Streep Day
Julia: if you wanna watch the beginning of a genius (read how to steal scenes from Jane Fonda) and have about a minute to spare
The Deer Hunter: if you wanna channel the inner childlike, vulnerable, shy and pretty woman in you
The Seduction of Joe Tynan: *intelligent and pretty Southern belle* *personal fave*
Manhattan : if you wanna see her be PRETTY TO THE POWER INFINITY
Kramer Vs. Kramer: see her overshadow Dustin Hoffman and win empathy while playing a semi-cold hearted bitch (bonus: first Oscar win)
The French Lieutenant’s Woman: if you wanna be happy over the fact that she was considered for the role over many accomplished English actresses (plus “I am the French Lieutenant’s Whore)
Still of the Night : the only pretty and good thing about the film is her
Sophie’s Choice: if you wanna cry yourself to death and fall in love with her in every scene (bonus: Second Oscar win) *personal fave*
Silkwood: watch her rockin’ a fab haircut and boots and smokin’ up with Cher
Falling In Love : for that one scene where she thinks she’s in a L'Oréal ad (plus sweet romcom and DeNiro/Streep chemistry)
Plenty: IDK you’ll redeem your seemingly wasted hour by just looking at her being pwetty
Out of Africa: Beautiful AFRICA!! Meryl being prefect af (bonus: Redford’s blue eyes) *personal fave*
Heartburn: smackingly witty yet poignant but mostly real life MOMMY/DAUGHTER chemistry!
Ironweed: um, ok. Meryl singing He’s Me Pal
A Cry In The Dark : Streep in weird eyebrows and an Aussie accent (bonus: The dingo
stole took my baby!)
She-Devil: Meryl in pink clothes being blonde but sassy and funny af
Postcards from the Edge: Meryl being Carrie Fisher being Meryl (bonus: Shirley/Meryl mom/daughter chemistry)
Defending Your Life: hmmm. White and after life and other crack
Death Becomes Her: Madeline Ashton is goals af (umm yeah JUST WATCH IT)
The House of the Spirits: if you ever had a doubt that she’s an angel this movie will reaffirm that she indeed is one! *personal fave*
The River Wild: MOMMY IS STRONG!
The Bridges of Madison County: cry and then cry some more (bonus: Italian looking and speaking Meryl + Eastwood/Streep chemistry is enough to set the screen on fire) *personal fave*
Marvin’s Room: Streep, DiCaprio, Keaton. Need I say more?
Before and After: LIAM NEESON/MERYL STREEP CHEMISTRY.
One True Thing: cry and cry and do not stop crying ever again in your life
Dancing At Lughnasa: Experience magic watching her do the Irish country dance (plus IRELAND) *personal fave*
Music of The Heart: Streep playing the violin and being the teacher you ALWAYS wanted.
The Hours: have epiphanies about life with her (bonus: Kidman and Moore)
Adaptation: See her getting high
The Manchurian Candidate: Elanor Prentiss Shaw is senator goals af
Prime: *Prude Jewish psychiatrist mom*
The Devil Wears Prada: *That’s All* Need I say more?
A Prairie Home Companion: aww, watch cute Meryl singing in a nasal(
Rendtion: serious af
Lions For Lambs: serious af
Evening: oh, Redgrave/Streep reminiscing on life
Dark Matter: umm, watch her trying to learn Chinese and being sensitive to skin products.
Mamma Mia: me before watching it *Here I go again, my my, how can resist you?* *personal fave*
Doubt: if you want her(Sister Aloysius) to scare the shit out of you
Julie & Julia: Bon Apetit!
It’s Complicated: watch her be the romantic lead at 60 and choose between Baldwin and Marin (bonus: her bakery and the house)
The Iron Lady: Meryl being Margaret Thatcher being Meryl (Bonus: THIRD OSCAR WIN)
Hope Springs: cute Meryl, awkward sex.
August: Osage County: Meryl Streep vs. Julia Roberts *personal fave*
Into The Woods: fall in love with The Witch