Jena Malone

Jena Malone (born November 21, 1984) is an American actress, musician, and photographer. She made her film debut in Bastard Out of Carolina (1996) and has appeared in films including Ellen Foster (1997), Contact (1997), Stepmom (1998), Donnie Darko (2001), Life as a House (2001), Saved! (2004), Pride & Prejudice (2005), Into the Wild (2007), The Ruins (2008), Sucker Punch (2011), The Hunger Games film series (2013–15) and The Neon Demon (2016). Malone is also an indie pop musician who has released music both under her own name (as "Jena Malone and Her Bloodstains") and as one-half of the duo The Shoe.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

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Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Sam Claflin  •  Elizabeth Banks

Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Sam Claflin  •  Elizabeth Banks

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

EpicGrippingThought provokingSlow moving

Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Woody Harrelson

Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Woody Harrelson

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Woody Harrelson

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Woody Harrelson

Into the Wild (2007)

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After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  William Hurt  •  Jena Malone

After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  William Hurt  •  Jena Malone

Pride & Prejudice (2005)

BeautifulRomanticEmotionalClassic

A story of love and life among the landed English gentry during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is a gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters, but if he dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Wright
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  Matthew Macfadyen  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Simon Woods

A story of love and life among the landed English gentry during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is a gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters, but if he dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Wright
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  Matthew Macfadyen  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Simon Woods

Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)

DepressingHeartbreakingDisturbingEmotional

A poor, struggling South Carolinian mother and daughter face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as her last chance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anjelica Huston
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Lyle Lovett  •  Christina Ricci  •  Jena Malone

A poor, struggling South Carolinian mother and daughter face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as her last chance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anjelica Huston
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Lyle Lovett  •  Christina Ricci  •  Jena Malone

Cold Mountain (2003)

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In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind to tend their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Minghella
CAST:  Jude Law  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Eileen Atkins

In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind to tend their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Minghella
CAST:  Jude Law  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Eileen Atkins

Contact (1997)

EpicThought provoking

Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  David Morse  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  James Woods

Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  David Morse  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  James Woods

Donnie Darko (2001)

SuspensefulThought provokingDisturbingFantastical

After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Kelly
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Patrick Swayze  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Kelly
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Patrick Swayze  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

Life as a House (2001)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalTear-jerker

When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Jena Malone

When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Jena Malone

Saved! (2004)

Thought provokingSlow movingSleep-throughMindless

Teenage Mary Cummings, who has "been Born Again her whole life," is about to enter her senior year at American Eagle Christian High School near Baltimore with her Fundamentalist Christian friends Hilary Faye and Veronica, the three of whom have formed a girl group ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Dannelly
CAST:  Jena Malone  •  Mandy Moore  •  Macaulay Culkin  •  Patrick Fugit

Teenage Mary Cummings, who has "been Born Again her whole life," is about to enter her senior year at American Eagle Christian High School near Baltimore with her Fundamentalist Christian friends Hilary Faye and Veronica, the three of whom have formed a girl group ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Dannelly
CAST:  Jena Malone  •  Mandy Moore  •  Macaulay Culkin  •  Patrick Fugit

The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalTear-jerker

Jack Slavin is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose, on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites his girlfriend, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rebecca Miller
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Camilla Belle  •  Catherine Keener  •  Ryan McDonald

Jack Slavin is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose, on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites his girlfriend, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rebecca Miller
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Camilla Belle  •  Catherine Keener  •  Ryan McDonald

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)

A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Care
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Kieran Culkin  •  Jodie Foster  •  Vincent D'Onofrio

A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Care
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Kieran Culkin  •  Jodie Foster  •  Vincent D'Onofrio

The United States of Leland (2003)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalTear-jerker

A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Ryan Hoge
CAST:  Don Cheadle  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Chris Klein  •  Kevin Spacey

A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Ryan Hoge
CAST:  Don Cheadle  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Chris Klein  •  Kevin Spacey

Cheaters (2000)

In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High conspires with the school's academic decathlon team to cheat on an academic competition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Stockwell
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Jena Malone  •  Paul Sorvino  •  Luke Edwards

In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High conspires with the school's academic decathlon team to cheat on an academic competition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Stockwell
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Jena Malone  •  Paul Sorvino  •  Luke Edwards

For Love of the Game (1999)

A baseball legend almost finished with his distinguished career at the age of forty has one last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Raimi
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Kelly Preston  •  John C. Reilly  •  Jena Malone

A baseball legend almost finished with his distinguished career at the age of forty has one last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Raimi
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Kelly Preston  •  John C. Reilly  •  Jena Malone

American Girl (2002)

A pregnant teenager is determined to leave her trailer park home with the hope of living a happy family life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jordan Brady
CAST:  Jena Malone  •  Harmony Blossom  •  Erik von Detten  •  Brad Renfro

A pregnant teenager is determined to leave her trailer park home with the hope of living a happy family life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jordan Brady
CAST:  Jena Malone  •  Harmony Blossom  •  Erik von Detten  •  Brad Renfro

Stepmom (1998)

BeautifulClassicEmotionalFun

Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside their differences to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Ed Harris  •  Jena Malone

Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside their differences to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Ed Harris  •  Jena Malone

Container (2006)

Poetic, experimental and different, Container is described by Lukas Moodysson as "a black and white silent movie with sound" and with the following words; "A woman in a man's body. A man in a woman's body. Jesus in Mary's stomach. The water breaks. It floods into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lukas Moodysson
CAST:  Jena Malone  •  Peter Lorentzon  •  Mariha Åberg

Poetic, experimental and different, Container is described by Lukas Moodysson as "a black and white silent movie with sound" and with the following words; "A woman in a man's body. A man in a woman's body. Jesus in Mary's stomach. The water breaks. It floods into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lukas Moodysson
CAST:  Jena Malone  •  Peter Lorentzon  •  Mariha Åberg

The Badge (2002)

A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help from the people he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robby Henson
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Sela Ward  •  William Devane

A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help from the people he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robby Henson
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Sela Ward  •  William Devane
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