Badlands (1973) Poster



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Murder in the Heartland (1993) (TV Mini-Series)
Starkweather (2004)

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The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938)
Holly compares Kit and herself to The Adventures of Marco Polo.
The Life of Riley (1953) (TV Series)
mentioned in a line of dialogue
Giant (1956)

Referenced in 

One More Minute (1979)
Poster seen on office wall
At the Movies: Dune/Starman/Mass Appeal/Runaway (1984) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert compares "Starman" (1984) to this film.
Escape from Madness (1990)
VHS box seen.
Men at Work (1990)
Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez play garbage collectors and are the sons of Martin Sheen, who is a garbage collector in Badlands.
True Romance (1993)
Alabama's opening voiceover is inspired by dialogue from 'Badlands', as well as the "lovers-on-the-lam" story as a whole. Hans Zimmer's score is an homage to Carl Orff's Badlands score.
At the Movies: True Romance/The Ballad of Little Jo/Kalifornia/The Joy Luck Club/The Real McCoy (1993) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert says "Kalifornia" (1993) deserves comparison with three movies, including this one.
The Simpsons: Marge on the Lam (1993) (TV Episode)
After Chief Wiggum begins chasing Marge and Ruth, they pass a sign which reads: "Entering Badlands". The film contains similar elements to this episode.
Hideaway (1995)
Ratcatcher (1999)
A mouse is tied to a balloon and it floats into space. This is a direct reference to Badlands in which Kit and Holly tie up their belongings and attach them to a balloon. The music used in this scene is the Badlands theme.
The Good Girl (2002)
'Catch Me If You Can': The Casting of the Film (2003) (Video)
mentioned once
The Dating Scene (2004) (Video)
Mentioned during an interview
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Quo Vadis, Baby? (2005)
This movie can be spotted in Matteo Berti's VHS collection.
The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Rob Zombie cites 'Badlands' as an influence on 'The Devil's Rejects'.
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
Film advertisement is shown in a newspaper.
50 Films to See Before You Die (2006) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Opal Dream: Behind the Scenes (2007) (Video)
This title is mentioned.
Entourage: No More Drama (2009) (TV Episode)
poster in the conference room
Entourage: Berried Alive (2009) (TV Episode)
poster in background when Eric is talking to Brittany at the office
The Big Box: The Ritz (2009) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Cold Case: Bullet (2010) (TV Episode)
poster seen in videostore
Let There Be Light: The Odyssey of Dark Star (2010) (Video)
Mentioned in documentary
Restless (2011)
Terrence Malick's influential classic is also about a couple of outsiders that fall in love. Explicit references to this film are in the soundtrack and the casting: Like "Badlands" this film features Carl Orff's music piece 'Gassenhauer'. Actress Schuyler Fisk is the daughter of "Badlands" lead actress Sissy Spacek and "Badlands" production designer Jack Fisk.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
The main characters living in a treehouse and dancing on the shore.
Breaking Bad: Say My Name (2012) (TV Episode)
The final scenes contains several references to this film.
The Rep (2012)
The title is on a marquee and it appears elsewhere.
Birth of the Living Dead (2013)
Poster and photographs are shown.
Looking: Looking for the Future (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Patrick.
Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)
Title mentioned by Richard Stanley in connection with producer Edward R. Pressman.
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: The Sadist (2015) (TV Episode)
Ryan mentions film by name.
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)
A VHS of the film is seen.
Spielberg (2017) (TV Movie)
Title seen in a piece by Pauline Kael.

Featured in 

Sneak Previews: Take 2: Great Performances that Oscar Ignored (1980) (TV Episode)
Martin Sheen's performance. Clips shown
Six Feet Under: The Plan (2002) (TV Episode)
Claire watches the film on television.
Absence of Malick (2003) (Video)
It's a DVD EXtra, Scenes from BadLands are featured.
Wanderlust (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
50 Films to See Before You Die (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
TCM Guest Programmer: Ben McKenzie (2011) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the co-host
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.19 (2011) (TV Episode)
clips are shown during Kartina Richardson's segment
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Classics from the Vault: Great Performances That Oscar Ignored (2011) (TV Episode)
clips from the film featuring Martin Sheen are shown
Rich Hall's Continental Drifters (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips shown, Rich Hall discusses this film.
Edward Pressman on 'Badlands' (2012) (Short)
Clips shown & discussed.
Making 'Badlands' (2013) (Video)
Making of documentary
WatchMojo: Top 10 Directorial Debuts in Film (2014) (TV Episode)
Terrence Malick gets an honorable mention for his directing debut with Badlands.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Theme for this film can be heard
WatchMojo: Top 10 Director Cameos in their Own Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Terrence Malick is #6 for his cameo in Badlands.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Villains Inspired by Actual People (2016) (TV Episode)
Kit Carruthers & Holly Sargis get an honorable mention.
Fade Out (2017) (Short)
Character watching the film on TV
MsMojo: Top 10 Unforgettable Movie Couples of the 1970s (2017) (TV Episode)
Kit Carruthers & Holly Sargis are #8.
MsMojo: Top 10 Lovers-on-the-Run Movie Couples (2018) (TV Episode)
Kit Carruthers & Holly Sargis are #1.
Nat King Cole's Greatest Songs (2019) (TV Special)
Clips shown and Martin Sheen mentions the scene with him and Sissy Spacek dancing to "A Blossom Fell"

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