The 2014 American fantasy film Maleficent is a live-action retelling of Walt Disney’s 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty, told from the antagonist’s point of view and focusing on her complicated relationship with the corrupt king and princess. The film was inspired by Charles Perrault’s original fairy tale.
Directed By: Robert Stromberg
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville
Revenue: $758.5 million
Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) is a lovely young woman with a good heart who lives in a magical forest realm. Maleficent becomes the land’s toughest guardian when an invading army threatens it. A tragic betrayal, however, turns her into a vengeful monster with a hardened heart. After an epic battle with the new king, she curses his newborn daughter Aurora, only to learn that she is the key to restoring peace to the land.