Terrence Malick Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

Badlands
PG

Badlands

(1973)
1
0
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Terrence Malick
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Sissy Spacek, Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen, Warren Oates
Plot:

During 1950s in a small town of South Dakota, teenaged Holly and somewhat-older garbage-collector, Kit, fall in love. Kit fatally shoots Holly’s father when he takes objection to their relationship. Holly leaves with Kit, making it appear that they died in house fire. But a bounty is declared on their head as they continue killing people while heading towards Badlands of Montana. 

1
0
Days of Heaven
PG

Days of Heaven

(1978)
1
0
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Terrence Malick
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Sam Shepard, Brooke Adams, Richard Gere, Robert J. Wilke, Linda Manz
Plot:

In 1916, Chicago steel-worker Bill flees to Texas with girlfriend and sister, after a fight with foreman. While working for a rich but dying farmer, Bill and girlfriend Abby pose as siblings. When the farmer proposes marriage Bill encourages Abby, so as to claim his wealth. Later, the farmer realizes the truth, but by then Abby has fallen in love with him.

1
0
Dirty Harry
R

Dirty Harry

(1971)
1
0
As:
Writer
Director:
Don Siegel
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni, John Vernon, Andrew Robinson
Plot:

This is the first film of the Dirty Harry series. When a psychopath sniper, called the ‘Scorpio Killer,’ terrorizes San Francisco, Harry Callahan, the SFPD inspector with ‘dirty’ attitude, is assigned to apprehend him. Harry succeeds in nabbing the criminal who is released over legal procedures. When Scorpio strikes again by kidnapping a school bus, only ‘Dirty’ Harry can save the situation.

1
0
The Endurance
G

The Endurance

(2000)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
George Butler
Genres:
Documentary, History
Star Cast:
Liam Neeson, David Cale, John Henry Cox, Julian Ayer, John Blackborow
0
0
The Thin Red Line
TV-MA

The Thin Red Line

(1998)
3
0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Terrence Malick
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Thomas Jane, John Cusack, Elias Koteas, John Travolta, Nick Nolte
Plot:

Based on the eponymous novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line is a war drama revolving around a group of soldiers fighting to capture Guadalcanal for the Allied Forces during World War II. Featuring a brilliant star cast of Sean Penn, John Travolta, George Clooney, Jim Caviezel, and more, this film focuses on American soldiers trying to capture Japanese bunkers.

3
0
Radegund
PG-13

Radegund

(2018)
0
0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Terrence Malick
Genres:
Biography, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Jürgen Prochnow, Bruno Ganz, August Diehl, Tobias Moretti, Karin Neuhäuser
0
0
Amazing Grace
PG

Amazing Grace

(2006)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Michael Apted
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Biography, History
Star Cast:
Albert Finney, Ioan Gruffudd, Romola Garai, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Gambon
Plot:

Amazing Grace is a biographical drama film which takes us to 18th century England. The film revolves around William Wilberforce and William Pitt, two politicians who begin a battle to abolish the slave trade in Great Britain.

0
0
Happy Times
PG

Happy Times

(2000)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Yimou Zhang
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Xuejian Li, Benshan Zhao, Jie Dong, Lifan Dong, Biao Fu
0
0
The Beautiful Country
R

The Beautiful Country

(2004)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Hans Petter Moland
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bai Ling, Nick Nolte, Tim Roth, Damien Nguyen, Thi Hoa Mai
0
0
The Gravy Train
R

The Gravy Train

(1974)
0
0
As:
Writer
Director:
Jack Starrett
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Margot Kidder, Stacy Keach, Barry Primus, Frederic Forrest, Richard Romanus
Plot:

This action crime comedy film revolves around two rural West Virginia brothers, who leave home and choose to become fugitives. Shortly after, they rob an armored car.

0
0
Lanton Mills

Lanton Mills

(1969)
0
0
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Tilman
Director:
Terrence Malick
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Harry Dean Stanton, Warren Oates, Tony Bill, Paul Ehrman
0
0
The Tree of Life
PG-13

The Tree of Life

(2011)
0
0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Terrence Malick
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken, Laramie Eppler
Plot:

Critically acclaimed, experimental-drama film, The Tree of Life, is based in Texas in 1950s. It explores the story of a father, a mother and three brothers, through the eyes of the youngest son Jack. He takes the viewers into his life and mind as a middle-aged adult, who is going through an existential crisis, while reminiscing his childhood struggles.

0
0
The New World
PG-13

The New World

(2005)
1
0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Terrence Malick
Genres:
History, Drama, Biography, Romance
Star Cast:
Christian Bale, Q'orianka Kilcher, August Schellenberg, Colin Farrell, Christopher Plummer
Plot:

Set up against a historical backdrop, the film focuses on the passionate native princess, Pocahontas. In love with John Smith, an ambitious English soldier taken prisoner by the natives, she helps him in many ways before being banished by her father. Although Smith reciprocates her love, his career is equally important to him. So, he leaves for England while Pocahontas is told that he has died. 

1
0
Undertow
R

Undertow

(2004)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
David Gordon Green
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kristen Stewart, Jamie Bell, Dermot Mulroney, Robert Longstreet, Terry Loughlin
0
0
Voyage of Time: Life's Journey
PG-13

Voyage of Time: Life's Journey

(2016)
0
0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Terrence Malick
Genres:
Documentary, Drama
Star Cast:
Cate Blanchett, Jamal Cavil, Maisha Diatta, Yagazie Emezi, Daryl James Harris II
0
0
Drive, He Said
X

Drive, He Said

(1971)
0
0
As:
Writer
Director:
Jack Nicholson
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Sport
Star Cast:
Cindy Williams, Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Henry Jaglom, Robert Towne
0
0
Deadhead Miles
R

Deadhead Miles

(1973)
0
0
As:
Writer
Director:
Vernon Zimmerman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alan Arkin, Charles Durning, Hector Elizondo, Paul Benedict, Oliver Clark
0
0
The Better Angels
PG

The Better Angels

(2014)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
A.J. Edwards
Genres:
Biography, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Jason Clarke, Brit Marling, Diane Kruger, Wes Bentley, Braydon Denney
0
0
Pocket Money
PG

Pocket Money

(1972)
0
0
As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Stuart Rosenberg
Genres:
Western, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Newman, Lee Marvin, Strother Martin, Hector Elizondo, Wayne Rogers
0
0
To the Wonder
R

To the Wonder

(2012)
0
0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Terrence Malick
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, Javier Bardem, Tatiana Chiline
0
0
Knight of Cups
R

Knight of Cups

(2015)
0
0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Terrence Malick
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy
0
0
Song to Song
R

Song to Song

(2017)
0
0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Terrence Malick
Genres:
Drama, Music, Romance
Star Cast:
Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett
0
0
Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience
G

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience

(2016)
0
0
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Terrence Malick
Genres:
Documentary, Short
Star Cast:
Brad Pitt, Jamal Cavil, Maisha Diatta, Yagazie Emezi, Daryl James Harris II
0
0
Almost Holy
R

Almost Holy

(2015)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Steve Hoover
Genres:
News, Drama, Biography, Documentary
Star Cast:
Gennadiy Mokhnenko
0
0
Red Wing
PG-13

Red Wing

(2013)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Will Wallace
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Bill Paxton, Luke Perry, Frances Fisher, Glen Powell, Breann Johnson
0
0
Together

Together

(2018)
0
0
As:
Director
Director:
Terrence Malick
Genres:
Drama, Short
0
0
The Unforeseen

The Unforeseen

(2007)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Laura Dunn
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Willie Nelson, Curtis Peterson, Gary Bradley, Ann Richards, Roy Butler
0
0
Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

(2016)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Laura Dunn, Jef Sewell
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Wendell Berry, John Berry Jr., Mary Berry, Tanya Berry, John Logan Brent
0
0
Bear's Kiss

Bear's Kiss

(2002)
0
0
As:
Writer
Director:
Sergei Bodrov
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Keith Allen, Maurizio Donadoni, Sergey Bodrov, Joachim Król, Rebecka Liljeberg
0
0
Endurance
G

Endurance

(1998)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Bud Greenspan, Leslie Woodhead
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Sport
Star Cast:
Haile Gebrsellasie, Shawananness Gebrselassie, Yonas Zergaw, Tedesse Haile, Bekele Gebrselassie
0
0
The Vessel
PG-13

The Vessel

(2016)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Julio Quintana
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Martin Sheen, Lucas Quintana, Jacqueline Duprey, Aris Mejias, Hiram Delgado
0
0
The Spearhead Effect

The Spearhead Effect

(2017)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Caleb Alexander Smith, Brandon Moore
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Alex McArthur, Darlene Vogel, Jaime Gallagher, Paul Schackman, Caleb Alexander Smith
0
0