Badlands (Terrence Malick, USA, 1973)

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Achingly evocative of a time when Hollywood had the courage to invest in complex and morally ambiguous films and an indisputable masterpiece of American cinema.
— Empire Magazine

Terrence Malick’s incredible debut sees Sissy Spacek’s teenage Holly fall for Martin Sheen as a pychopathic greaser who leads them on a killing spree through the American midwest.

Loosely based on the real-life murder spree of Charles Starkweather and his girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate, in 1958, this is one of the essential films of the 1970s New Hollywood.