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The Best A24 Movies, Ranked 

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Updated December 18, 2019 9.5k votes 1.6k voters 26.8k views 90 items

List Rules Only movies distributed by A24.

With the phenomenal success of Moonlight, films distributed by A24 are attracting the attention of both critics and audiences. From comedies to dramas to documentaries, the best A24 movies take artistic risks and strive to tell overlooked and underappreciated stories. This list of A24 films includes every movie produced by the company so far. 

In addition to the Best Picture Oscar winner Moonlight, A24 has produced recent award-winning hits, such as Lady Bird and The Disaster Artist. Some of the studio's earliest films, like The Spectacular Now and The Bling Ring, gained positive reviews and large audiences. Boundary-pushing films - like The Obvious Child and Spring Breakers - resulted in much discussion, debate, and disagreement throughout the film community. Other A24 movies include Ex Machina, 20th Century Women, Room, and The Witch.

While all A24 movies contribute something unique to the company, which movies from A24 are the best? Vote below to help decide, and add anything you feel is missing. 

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Released: 2018

Directed by: Ari Aster

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Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac

Released: 2015

Directed by: Alex Garland

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Released: 2016

Directed by: Barry Jenkins

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Released: 2015

Directed by: Robert Eggers

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Released: 2017

Directed by: Greta Gerwig

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Released: 2017

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Released: 2019

Directed by: Ari Aster

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Released: 2015

Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson

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Released: 2017

Directed by: Ben Safdie, Josh Safdie

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Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden

Released: 2016

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Isabella Rossellini, Mélanie Laurent

Released: 2013

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

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Released: 2018

Directed by: Bo Burnham

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Released: 2017

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos

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Released: 2015

Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier

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Released: 2017

Directed by: David Lowery

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Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman

Released: 2019

Directed by: Robert Eggers

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Released: 2018

Directed by: Jonah Hill

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Released: 2017

Directed by: James Franco

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Released: 2013

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