Terrence Malick

Terrence Malick (born November 30, 1943) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. In a career spanning almost four decades, Malick has directed nine feature films. Malick is known for his singular style that combines loose narrative and editing structure with spiritual themes. Many of his films are critically acclaimed, with some considering The Tree of Life to be a 21st century masterpiece. Malick's 1998 film The Thin Red Line was nominated for an Academy Award for both Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director.

The Tree of Life (2011)

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The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Sean Penn  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Fiona Shaw

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Sean Penn  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Fiona Shaw

Days of Heaven (1978)

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In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire—Malick captures it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Brooke Adams  •  Linda Manz  •  Sam Shepard

In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire—Malick captures it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Brooke Adams  •  Linda Manz  •  Sam Shepard

Badlands (1973)

A dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Sissy Spacek  •  Warren Oates  •  Gary Littlejohn

A dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Sissy Spacek  •  Warren Oates  •  Gary Littlejohn

The New World (2005)

A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Q'orianka Kilcher  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Christian Bale

A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Q'orianka Kilcher  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Christian Bale

The Thin Red Line (1998)

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The story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Adrien Brody  •  Ben Chaplin  •  George Clooney

The story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Adrien Brody  •  Ben Chaplin  •  George Clooney

Pocket Money (1972)

Broke and in debt, an otherwise honest cowboy gets mixed up in some shady dealings with a crooked rancher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Rosenberg
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Lee Marvin  •  Strother Martin  •  Wayne Rogers

Broke and in debt, an otherwise honest cowboy gets mixed up in some shady dealings with a crooked rancher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Rosenberg
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Lee Marvin  •  Strother Martin  •  Wayne Rogers

Song to Song (2017)

In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters Faye and BV, and music mogul Cook and the waitress whom he ensnares — chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Natalie Portman  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Val Kilmer

In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters Faye and BV, and music mogul Cook and the waitress whom he ensnares — chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Natalie Portman  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Val Kilmer

Knight of Cups (2015)

Rick is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. While successful in his career, his life feels empty. Haunted and confused, he finds temporary solace in the decadent Hollywood excess that defines his existence. Women provide a distraction to his daily pain, and every ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Isabel Lucas  •  Natalie Portman

Rick is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. While successful in his career, his life feels empty. Haunted and confused, he finds temporary solace in the decadent Hollywood excess that defines his existence. Women provide a distraction to his daily pain, and every ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Isabel Lucas  •  Natalie Portman

Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2017)

A celebration of the universe, displaying the whole of time, from its start to its final collapse. This film examines all that occurred to prepare the world that stands before us now: science and spirit, birth and death, the grand cosmos and the minute life systems ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Theo Bongani Ndyalvane

A celebration of the universe, displaying the whole of time, from its start to its final collapse. This film examines all that occurred to prepare the world that stands before us now: science and spirit, birth and death, the grand cosmos and the minute life systems ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Theo Bongani Ndyalvane

To the Wonder (2013)

After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Javier Bardem  •  Rachel McAdams

After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Javier Bardem  •  Rachel McAdams

Lanton Mills (1969)

Tilman and Lanton Mills, two cowboys who set off on horseback to rob a bank. On the way, they stop to see their boss, the "Old Man", only to discover he has been murdered by another cowboy, John Sparks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Harry Dean Stanton  •  Terrence Malick  •  Warren Oates  •  Tony Bill

Tilman and Lanton Mills, two cowboys who set off on horseback to rob a bank. On the way, they stop to see their boss, the "Old Man", only to discover he has been murdered by another cowboy, John Sparks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Harry Dean Stanton  •  Terrence Malick  •  Warren Oates  •  Tony Bill

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (2016)

A celebration of the universe, displaying the whole of time, from its start to its final collapse. This film examines all that occurred to prepare the world that stands before us now: science and spirit, birth and death, the grand cosmos and the minute life systems ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Theo Bongani Ndyalvane

A celebration of the universe, displaying the whole of time, from its start to its final collapse. This film examines all that occurred to prepare the world that stands before us now: science and spirit, birth and death, the grand cosmos and the minute life systems ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Theo Bongani Ndyalvane

Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Film on Terrence Malick (2002)

Rosy-Fingered Dawn is a film on Terrence Malick. It is about the making of BADLANDS, DAYS OF HEAVEN, THE THIN RED LINE and the personal involvement of some of the most representative figures of the American culture itself. This medley of voices has given origin to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlo Shalom Hintermann  •  Luciano Barcaroli  •  Gerardo Panichi  •  Daniele Villa
CAST:  Penelope Allen  •  Sergei Bodrov  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Ben Chaplin

Rosy-Fingered Dawn is a film on Terrence Malick. It is about the making of BADLANDS, DAYS OF HEAVEN, THE THIN RED LINE and the personal involvement of some of the most representative figures of the American culture itself. This medley of voices has given origin to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlo Shalom Hintermann  •  Luciano Barcaroli  •  Gerardo Panichi  •  Daniele Villa
CAST:  Penelope Allen  •  Sergei Bodrov  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Ben Chaplin

A Hidden Life (2019)

Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter faces the threat of execution for refusing to fight for the Nazis during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  August Diehl  •  Valerie Pachner  •  Michael Nyqvist  •  Matthias Schoenaerts

Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter faces the threat of execution for refusing to fight for the Nazis during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  August Diehl  •  Valerie Pachner  •  Michael Nyqvist  •  Matthias Schoenaerts

Together (2018)

Together is a VR experience about the power of human connection. The piece fuses dance and technology, putting the viewer in the middle of an emotional narrative about breaking down barriers and bringing people closer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
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Together is a VR experience about the power of human connection. The piece fuses dance and technology, putting the viewer in the middle of an emotional narrative about breaking down barriers and bringing people closer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
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The Way of the Wind

A dramatization of several episodes in the life of Christ.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Géza Röhrig  •  Matthias Schoenaerts  •  Mark Rylance  •  Joseph Fiennes

A dramatization of several episodes in the life of Christ.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Géza Röhrig  •  Matthias Schoenaerts  •  Mark Rylance  •  Joseph Fiennes