Pride month, you know, calls for a more than fitting tribute to one of cinema’s icons who has delivered unforgettable performances: Meryl Streep. Her versatility and extraordinary talent have made her one of the most beloved and respected actresses of all time.
There is much to admire about her-such as her 21 Oscar nominations and three wins and her tireless commitment to women’s rights.
On the occasion of this month dedicated to minority rights, we cannot help but suggest some of her iconic films to watch:
1. SHE-DEVIL (1989)
One of the first ones not to miss is 1989’s “She-Devil,” a black comedy in which Streep plays a wicked and vindictive woman who tries to ruin the life of her rival played by Roseanne Barr. This film shows Streep’s ability to tackle eccentric roles with mastery.
2. DEATH BECOMES HER (1992)
Another masterpiece to include on your list is 1992’s “Death Becomes Her,” a terrific comedy in which Streep is joined by Goldie Hawn and Bruce Willis. This film offers a satire on beauty and eternal youth, with Streep launching into a memorable performance.
3. THE HOURS (2002)
If you are looking for a dramatic film that touches your heart, 2002’s “The Hours” is a perfect choice. Streep shares the big screen with Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore in this intricate story that intertwines the lives of three women in different eras.
4. THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (2006)
Moving on to a lighter film, 2006’s “The Devil Wears Prada” is a must-have for lovers of fashion and glamour. Here, Streep takes on the role of Miranda Priestly, an austere editor of a prestigious fashion magazine. Her performance, magnetic and edgy, is simply unforgettable.
5. MAMMA MIA! (2008)
If you’re in the mood for a dose of music and fun, you can’t miss 2008’s “Mamma Mia!” In this adaptation of the famous musical, Streep proves herself an extraordinary singer and dancer, giving a performance full of energy and joy.
6. THE IRON LADY (2011)
Finally, 2011’s “The Iron Lady” is a biographical film that earned Streep her third Oscar. Here she plays the legendary British political figure, Margaret Thatcher. Her impressive transformation and convincing performance are a sight for sore eyes.
What are you waiting for, in Pride month, immerse yourself in Meryl Streep’s filmography and discover her talent through these iconic films. Her ability to bring complex and engaging characters to life is a testament to her status as the queen of cinema. Enjoy your viewing!