11 Best A24 Movies You Must Watch Once

Best A24 Movies You Must Watch Once

Today we are listing down “11 Best A24 Movies You Must Watch Once“. A24 has been producing mind-blowing movies for years. The movies have really different tones and won several prestigious awards along with mostly positive reviews.

11 Best A24 Movies You Must Watch Once:

 

11Lady Bird

Lady Bird

Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson was a senior at a Catholic high school in Sacramento, California in 2002. She longs to attend a prestigious college in “a city with culture”. Her family is struggling financially, and her mother tells her that Lady Bird is ungrateful for what she has.

Lady Bird and her best friend Julie Steffans join their school theater program, where Lady Bird meets Danny O’Neill. She and Danny develop a romantic relationship, and she has Thanksgiving dinner with Danny’s wealthy family instead of her own, disappointing her mother. Their relationship ends when Lady Bird discovers Danny kissing a boy in a bathroom stall.

Year: 2017
Rated: R
Language: English, Spanish
Released: 01 Dec 2017
Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Greta Gerwig
Writer: Greta Gerwig
Actors: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges
Metascore: 94
IMDB: 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%

 

10A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

A musician lives with his wife in a small house in Dallas, Texas. She wants to move, but he does not. One night, they hear a bang on their piano but cannot find the cause. The husband was killed in a car accident in front of their house.

At the hospital, his wife views his body and covers it with a sheet. The man awakens as a ghost covered in the sheet, and wanders through the hospital, invisible. He comes to a door of light but turns away, and it closes.

He returns to his house and watches his wife grieve as time passes. He sees another sheet-ed ghost inside the house next door; wordlessly, the ghost tells him that she is waiting for someone, but cannot remember who.

Year: 2017
Rated: R
Language: English, Spanish
Released: 27 July 2017
Runtime: 92 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Director: David Lowery
Writer: David Lowery
Actors: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, McColm Cephas Jr., Kenneisha Thompson
Metascore: 84
IMDB: 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%

 

9Enemy

Enemy

Adam Bell is a Toronto area History college professor. He is a rather somber man, largely because he is stuck in a routine, which includes a relationship with his live-in girlfriend, Mary. While watching a rental movie, he spots an actor in a bit part that looks like him. He becomes obsessed with finding out about this double of his.

He learns that the actor’s stage name is Daniel Saint Claire, whose legal name is Anthony Claire. Claire is a Toronto-based actor with only a few on-screen credits and is married to a woman named Helen who is currently several months pregnant.

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Adam then becomes obsessed with meeting Claire, who learns upon first sighting that they look exactly the same, from the facial hair to a scar each has, but Claire, who outwardly is more “put together” than Adam. Their lives become intertwined as Claire himself ends up becoming obsessed with Adam but in a slightly different way.

Year: 2013
Language: English
Rated: R
Released: 06 Feb 2014
Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writer: José Saramago (novel), Javier Gullón
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini
Metascore: 61
IMDB: 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%

 

8Hereditary

Hereditary

In HEREDITARY, artist Annie Graham and her family — husband Steve, teenage son Peter, and daughter Charlie — get ready for Annie’s mother’s funeral. Not long afterward, strange things start happening. Annie sees apparitions in the house.

She begins sleepwalking again, and she wonders whether her family’s troubled past is about to catch up with her. Meanwhile, Peter goes to a party and is forced to bring Charlie along. When she accidentally eats nuts and triggers her allergy, she’s rushed to the hospital … but a terrible car accident kills her instead.

Then Peter starts seeing and hearing strange things, too. At a grief counseling group meeting, Annie meets Joan, who offers to teach Annie a way to contact Charlie via the spirit world. Unfortunately, the séance causes things to get even stranger.

Year: 2018
Rated: R
Language: English, Spanish
Released: 08 Jun 2018
Runtime: 127 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Ari Aster
Writer: Ari Aster
Actors: Alex Wolff, Gabriel Byrne, Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro
Metascore: 87
IMDB: 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%

 

7Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems

In New York City’s chaotic and corrupt diamond market, the gemstone dealer and gambling addict, Howard Ratner, is owing money to almost everyone, including his brother-in-law, Arno.

A serial adulterer, incorrigible gambler, and all-around con artist, Howard thinks he can finally get out of the tight spot when he gets his hands on a block of rare Ethiopian black opal–the means to clear his ever-rising debts.

But the star Boston Celtics player, Kevin Garnett, has already taken a shine to the precious uncut gem. Can Ratner juggle his family, a pair of thuggish collectors, his work, and his master plan before things get nasty?

Year: 2015
Rated: R
Language: English, French, Greek
Released: 16 Oct 2015
Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Writer: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou
Actors: Jacqueline Abrahams, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman
Metascore: 82
IMDB: 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%

 

6The Lobster

The Lobster

In a strange, dystopian future, single adults are allowed only 45 days to find a suitable life mate. If their search ends in failure, people are turned into animals. When an architect’s wife leaves him for another man, the architect, David, is forced to check into a sinister “hotel,” where his progress in finding a new partner is monitored.

He meets some other men and makes an attempt to partner with a chilly, unfeeling woman before escaping into the woods. There, David finds the Loners. Their fierce leader takes him in, under the condition that there’s no flirting or coupling with any other loners. Trouble arises when David finds his perfect match.

Year: 2015
Rated: R
Language: English, French, Greek
Released: 16 Oct 2015
Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Writer: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou
Actors: Jacqueline Abrahams, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman
Metascore: 82
IMDB: 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%

 

5The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

As the wavering cry of the foghorn fills the air, the taciturn former lumberjack, Ephraim Winslow, and the grizzled lighthouse keeper, Thomas Wake, set foot in a secluded and perpetually grey islet off the coast of late-19th-century New England.

For the following four weeks of back-breaking work and unfavorable conditions, the tight-lipped men will have no one else for company except for each other, forced to endure irritating idiosyncrasies, bottled-up resentment, and burgeoning hatred.

Then, amid bad omens, a furious and unending squall maroons the pale beacon’s keepers in the already inhospitable volcanic rock, paving the way for a prolonged period of feral hunger; excruciating agony; manic isolation; and horrible booze-addled visions. Now, the eerie stranglehold of insanity tightens. Is there an escape from the wall-less prison of the mind?

Year: 2019
Rated: R
Language: English
Released: 01 Nov 2019
Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Director: Robert Eggers
Writer: Robert Eggers, Max Eggers
Actors: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman, Logan Hawkes
Metascore: 83
IMDB: 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%

 

4Midsommar

Midsommar

In Midsommar, Dani suffers a terrible blow when she loses her sister and her parents in one tragic night. Meanwhile, her boyfriend, Christian, has been wanting to break up with her — but now he doesn’t have the heart.

So he invites her to come along on a trip to Sweden that he’s planned with his friends Josh and Mark; their other friend, Pelle, has invited them to a special festival that’s held only once every 90 years. The festival seems enchanting — until a strange ritual shocks the Americans.

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Then people start disappearing, and strange potions are served. As the festival heads toward its final day, Dani finds her fate entwined with the disturbing festivities.

Year: 2019
Rated: R
Language: English, Swedish
Released: 03 Jul 2019
Runtime: 148 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Ari Aster
Writer: Ari Aster
Actors: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren, William Jackson Harper
Metascore: 72
IMDB: 7.1
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%

 

3Moonlight

Moonlight

Three-time periods – young adolescent, mid-teen and young adult – in the life of black-American Chiron are present. When a child, Chiron lives with his single, crack addict mother Paula in a crime-ridden neighborhood in Miami.

Chiron is a shy, withdrawn child largely due to his small size and being neglected by his mother, who is more concerned about getting her fixes and satisfying her carnal needs than taking care of him. Because of these issues, Chiron is bullied, the slurs hurled at him which he doesn’t understand beyond knowing that they are meant to be hurtful.

Besides his aged Cuban-American friend Kevin, Chiron is given what little guidance he has in life from a neighborhood drug dealer named Juan, who can see that he is neglected, and Juan’s caring girlfriend Teresa, whose home acts as a sanctuary away from the bullies and away from Paula’s abuse.

With this childhood as a foundation, Chiron may have a predetermined path in life, one that will only be magnified in terms of its problems when he reaches his difficult teen years when peer pressure affects what he and many of his peers do unless he follows Juan’s advice of truly making his own decisions for himself.

Year: 2016
Rated: R
Language: English
Released: 18 Nov 2016
Runtime: 111 min
Genre: Drama
Director: Barry Jenkins
Writer: Barry Jenkins (screenplay by), Tarell Alvin McCraney (story by)
Actors: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson, Alex R. Hibbert
Metascore: 99
IMDB: 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%

 

2Room

Room

ROOM, adapted for the screen by the novel’s author, Emma Donoghue, is mostly a story about two people: 5-year-old Jack and his Ma, who live together in a single room. Told from Jack’s point of view, the movie makes it clear that he’s used to the routine of watching TV, reading, playing, and living in a space with just his Ma … except for at night, when “Old Nick” visits and Jack has to hide in a closet.

What the audience knows that Jack doesn’t is that he and his mom are Nick’s captives, and they live in a locked shed in Nick’s backyard. When Ma, who was kidnapped at age 17 and has been held captive for seven years, senses an opportunity for her and Jack to escape, she must convince and coach him on a plan that’s both dangerous and heartbreaking. If they succeed, will they be able to deal with being back in the real world?

Year: 2015
Rated: R
Language: English
Released: 22 January 2016
Runtime: 118 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Writer: Emma Donoghue (screenplay by), Emma Donoghue (based on the novel by)
Actors: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson
Metascore: 86
IMDB: 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%

 

1Ex Machina

Ex Machina

Caleb Smith, a programmer at a huge Internet company, wins a contest that enables him to spend a week at the private estate of Nathan Bateman, his firm’s brilliant CEO. When he arrives, Caleb learns that he has been chosen to be the human component in a Turing test to determine the capabilities and consciousness of Ava, a beautiful robot.

However, it soon becomes evident that Ava is far more self-aware and deceptive than either man imagined.

Year: 2014
Language: English
Rated: R
Released: 24 Apr 2015
Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Alex Garland
Writer: Alex Garland
Actors: Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno
Metascore: 78
IMDB: 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%


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That’s all for today’s list of 11 Best A24 Movies You Must Watch Once. Which one of A24 movies is your favorite? Do let us know in the comments below.

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