The 95th Academy Awards might as well have been called the A24 awards. A24 made history by becoming the first studio to sweep all four of the acting categories as well as Best Director and Best Picture. The little indie studio that could has developed a reputation that no other film studio has, meticulously crafting a brand that is as unique as the auteurs they hand budgets to.
By prioritizing filmmakers with very distinct voices, filmmakers who have stories to tell that haven't previously been told, and giving a home to both accomplished under-the-radar auteurs and first-time filmmakers eager to show their stuff, A24 has firmly established a cult following for cinephiles who would rather worship at the alter of an Ari Aster than line up for the latest Marvel spectacle. With savvy marketing and private founders who shun PR, A24 makes their films the face of their company, once again showing that they are about one thing and one thing only: filmmakers.
We've been lucky to work with A24 numerous times since its inception in 2012, and continue to work with them as they expand into television with the upcoming Netflix series Beef (which is already following the A24 formula of receiving ecstatic critical praise).
And while films like Everything Everywhere All At Once and Hereditary (another #SessionsFamily film) are already beloved hits, here are five A24 films that you should watch that you might not already have (although if you're a real A24 devotee, these A24 milestone films have been streamed ad nauseum).