Entertainment The Best Terrence Malick Movies  

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List of all movies directed by Terrence Malick ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Terrence Malick are listed here and include movie posters and Terrence Malick movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Terrence Malick as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Terrence Malick movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Terrence Malick film is can be factored into this list. On the lookout for some Terrence Malick movies? This list is a great place to start!

From Terrence Malick's studio films to Terrence Malick's independent films, this Terrence Malick filmography keeps tabs on all Terrence Malick movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top. 

You can rank all of these movies, from The Thin Red Line to The Tree of Life.

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All Terrence Malick director credits are included. This list of every movie that Terrence Malick has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Terrence Malick movie is and which actors starred in the Terrence Malick film.

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Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain
The Tree of Life is a 2011 American experimental drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain. The film chronicles the origins and ...more

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Richard Gere, Sam Shepard, Brooke Adams
Days of Heaven is a 1978 American drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard and Linda Manz. Set in 1916, it tells the story of Bill ...more

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George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn
The Thin Red Line is a 1998 American ensemble epic film written and directed by Terrence Malick. Based on the novel by James Jones, it tells a fictionalized version of the Battle of Mount ...more

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Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko
To the Wonder is a 2012 romantic drama art film written and directed by Terrence Malick, starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, and Javier Bardem. Filmed in Oklahoma and Paris, ...more

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Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender
Song to Song is a 2017 drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick. In this modern love story set against the music scene of Austin, Texas, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters ...more

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Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett
Knight of Cups is a 2015 American romantic fantasy drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick and produced by Nicolas Gonda and Sarah Green. The film was shot during summer 2012 without ...more

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Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek
Badlands is a 1973 American film written and directed by Terrence Malick, starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek. Warren Oates and Ramon Bieri are also featured. Malick has a small speaking ...more

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Christian Bale, Colin Farrell, Christopher Plummer
The New World is a 2005 British-American romantic historical drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick, depicting the founding of the Jamestown, Virginia settlement and inspired by the ...more

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Brad Pitt
Voyage of Time is a 2014 drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick.

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The Vessel Martin Sheen