A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. She rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her heart into stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading King's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom – and to Maleficent's true happiness as well.
- Year: 2014
- Country: United States of America
- Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Family, Romance
- Studio: Walt Disney Pictures, Roth Films
- Keyword: magic, fairy tale, fairy, prince, villain, enchantment, betrayal, curse, kindness, protector, childhood friends, good becoming evil, raven, dark fantasy, based on fairy tale, retelling, literary adaptation, true love, wings, sleeping spell, dark forest, live action remake, cursed princess, fairies
- Director: Robert Stromberg
- Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Imelda Staunton, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville, Juno Temple