1978: Days of Heaven


Paramount Pictures

– Director: Terrence Malick

– Stacker score: 89.1

– Metascore: 93

– IMDb user rating: 7.8

– Runtime: 94 minutes

Director Terrence Malick lets the Oscar-winning cinematography do most of the talking in this mysterious period drama. It takes place in the early 20th century and follows a poor couple, played by Richard Gere and Brooke Adams, out to the Texas panhandle, where they enact a dangerous scheme. While an ethereal quality persists, the film also documents harsh turn-of-the-century labor practices.