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    Every Meryl Streep Performance, Ranked From Worst To Best

    With 62 roles and 18 Oscar nominations (not to mention three wins) throughout her nearly 40-year career, Streep is considered our greatest living actress — but which of those performances should be considered her best? UPDATED through Into The Woods.

    62. Blue Mecha, A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

    61. The Angel Australia, Angels in America (2003)

    60. Anna, The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981)

    59. Aunt Esme Dauterive, King of the Hill (1999)

    58. Violet Weston, August: Osage County (2013)

    57. Sharon Miller, The Deadliest Season (1977)

    56. Susan Traherne, Plenty (1985)

    55. Queen, The Ant Bully (2006)

    54. Carolyn Ryan, Before and After (1996)

    53. Donna, Mamma Mia! (2008)

    52. Corrine Whitman, Rendition (2007)

    51. Altha Carter, The Homesman (2014)

    50. Anne Marie, Julia (1977)

    49. Lila Ross, Evening (2007)

    48. Kay, Hope Springs (2012)

    47. Camilla Bowner, Web Therapy (2010–2012)

    46. Aunt Josephine, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

    45. Hannah Pitt, Angels in America (2003)

    44. Clara del Valle, The House of the Spirits (1993)

    43. Karen Blixen, Out of Africa (1985)

    42. Jessica Lovejoy, The Simpsons (1994)

    41. Molly Gilmore, Falling in Love (1984)

    40. Joanna Silver, Dark Matter (2007)

    39. Chief Elder, The Giver (2014)

    38. Inga Helms Weiss, Holocaust (1978)

    37. Janine Roth, Lions for Lambs (2007)

    36. Rachel Samstat, Heartburn (1986)

    35. Kate Mundy, Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)

    34. Lee, Marvin's Room (1996)

    33. Lisa Metzger, Prime (2005)

    32. Sen. Eleanor Prentiss Shaw, The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

    31. Suzanne Vale, Postcards From the Edge (1990)

    30. Sarah Woodruff, The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

    29. Linda, The Deer Hunter (1978)

    28. Ethel Rosenberg, Angels in America (2003)

    27. Susan Orlean, Adaptation. (2002)

    26. Margaret Thatcher, The Iron Lady (2011)

    25. Kate Gulden, One True Thing (1998)

    24. Brooke Reynolds, Still of the Night (1982)

    23. Lori Reimuller, ...First Do No Harm (1997)

    22. Witch, Into The Woods (2014)

    21. Francesca Johnson, The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

    20. Roberta Guaspari, Music of the Heart (1999)

    19. Jill, Manhattan (1979)

    18. Mrs. Fox, Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

    17. Clarissa Vaughan, The Hours (2002)

    16. Karen Silkwood, Silkwood (1983)

    15. Madeline Ashton, Death Becomes Her (1992)

    14. Karen Traynor, The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)

    13. Gail Hartman, The River Wild (1994)

    12. Jane Adler, It's Complicated (2009)

    11. Yolanda Johnson, A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

    10. The Rabbi, Angels in America (2003)

    9. Julia Child, Julie & Julia (2009)

    8. Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry in the Dark (1988)

    7. Mary Fisher, She-Devil (1989)

    6. Sophie Zawistowski, Sophie's Choice (1982)

    5. Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

    4. Helen Archer, Ironweed (1987)

    3. Julia, Defending Your Life (1991)

    2. Sister Aloysius Beauvier, Doubt (2008)

    1. Joanna Kramer, Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

    This post has been updated to include Meryl Streep’s performances in The Homesman and Into The Woods. It was previously updated on August 18 with The Giver.