Some popular movies starring Meryl Streep include “Kramer vs. Kramer” and “Sophie’s Choice.” Streep’s roles in both films won significant acclaim from critics, with each winning her an Academy Award.
Released in 1979, “Kramer vs. Kramer” stars Streep and Dustin Hoffman as a divorced couple with a young son. Streep’s character leaves the family only to return later in the film to seek custody of her son. The film won Streep an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Based on the novel by William Styron, “Sophie’s Choice” stars Streep as Sophie, a Polish Holocaust survivor living in New York. In the emotional climax of the film, Sophie reveals that she had to choose which of her two children would die in the camps. Streep won the 1982 Academy Award for Best Actress for the film.