If there’s a logo we love seeing in front of a movie more than most, it’s those three, vintage font, RGB animated characters A24. More often than not seeing that logo means you’re in for a treat. Just what kind of treatment is anyone’s guess, but horror, sci-fi, fantasy, coming of age, and every genre in between, A24 strives for a distinct vibe and an interesting voice, which is why they deserve their own Movie List. So here are our picks for the 10 best A24 films.
Whatever genre they dabble in, the distributor turned production company puts its unmistakable mark on their films. They do science fiction films with big ideas and small budgets like Under the Skin with Scarlett Johansson, Colin Farrell in The Lobster, or Robert Pattinson and a baby hurtling toward a black hole in High Life. They do every flavor of horror imaginable, from Ti West and his survival horror X to supernatural Giallo throwbacks like In Fabric and existential dread fests like A Ghost Story from David Lowery or The Blackcoat’s Daughter. And big-name stars do some of their best work in independent films like Ryan Reynolds in Mississippi Grind, Ethan Hawke in First Reformed, Nicole Kidman in The Killing of a Sacred Deer, or Willem Dafoe in The Lighthouse.
The point here is, that A24 has an incredible batting average when it comes to tastemaking indie cinema and they’ve only been around for 10 years.
This Movie List was written by Matt Fowler and edited by Kalani Newman.
10 – Debut features – Lady Bird (2017) dir. Greta Gerwig
9 – Science Fiction – Ex Machina (2015) dir. Alex Garland
8 – Fantasy – Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022) dir. The Daniels
7 – Coming of Age – The Green Knight (2021) dir. David Lowery
6 – Survival Horror – Green Room (2016) dir. Jeremy Saulnier
5 – Supernatural Horror – Hereditary (2018) dir. Ari Aster
4 – Existential Horror – The Witch (2016) dir. Robert Eggers
3 – Traumatic Drama – Midsommar (2019) dir. Ari Aster
2 – Quirky Character Drama – Uncut Gems (2019) dir. Josh and Benny Safdie
1 – Capital ‘D’ Drama – Moonlight (2016) dir. Barry Jenkins
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