Meryl Streep is generally considered the G.O.A.T. when it comes to acting—it’s basically one of the few things that we all can agree on in 2019. The woman has been nominated for 21 Oscars (winning three times) and 31 Golden Globes (winning eight), along with countless other awards spanning her multi-decade career.
She may currently be hurling height-oriented insults at Reese Witherspoon on HBO’s Big Little Lies, but here we’re breaking down her greatest movies of all time. From Miranda Priestly to Karen Silkwood, every Streep role is pretty iconic—just by the sheer fact that she’s playing the character. She can do straight-up comedy (Death Becomes Her), musicals (the Mamma Mia films), and, of course, gut-wrenching drama (Sophie’s Choice, anyone?)
Here are our 15 favorite Streep movies.