If you’re looking for something other than cliché happy endings, then A24 is what you’re looking for. A24 is known for creating exceptional films. An American independent entertainment company based in New York, A24 was established in 2012 by founders David Fenkel, Daniel Katz and John Hodges. Delving into all kinds of genre, every film that comes out of the A24 production house is unique in their own style. For a cosy night in with some warm food and good company, here is our selection of A24 movies to watch on Amazon.
A Ghost Story (2017)
A dead man returns home to console his wife but finds himself stuck in a spectral state. He embarks on a cosmic journey after watching his wife leave and all that he knew was lost. A Ghost Story (2017) is a romance fantasy film that touches on the emotional aspects of loneliness and denial. The cinematography is shot in an old-fashioned academy ratio allowing us to see the rounded edges of the frame, giving us a perspective of peeping into the life or rather afterlife of the protagonist. Amazon.
Good Time (2017)
A robbery goes wrong, Connie’s younger brother Nick is arrested and is sentenced to prison. Desperate to get him out, Connie does everything he can to pay Nick’s bail. This crime thriller features Robert Pattinson as Nick, the main character of the story. This is a near perfect film is a fast-paced sequence that is sure to have you edging off of your seat. Amazon.
The Florida Project (2017)
Moonee, a six-year-old girl, lives with her mother and spends the summer pranking and stealing from tourists while her mother struggles to make ends meet. This indie film features William Defoe as Bobby the manager of Magic Castle motel. The film follows a group of children whose families live in cheap motels. A slice of life, this gripping depiction of reality is sure to take you on an emotional roller-coaster. Amazon.
Ivan Locke, a successful construction manager, finds his life taking a dramatic turn as he comes to know through a phone call that a woman with whom he had a one-night stand is in labour. This drama thriller features Tom Hardy as Ivan Locke. An exquisite piece with just one character seen throughout the film. The story is about a man whose life descends into chaos. Locke (2014) is a tightly-paced movie not to be missed. Amazon.
A Prayer Before Dawn (2018)
Billy Moore, an English boxer is imprisoned in Thailand’s most infamous prison. He must win a tournament to regain his freedom. An action-drama piece based on the real-life events of Billy Moore. This film offers a look into the human nature in a way yet to be seen. Amazon.
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)
Jimmie Fails, a young man who dreams of being a permanent resident in San Francisco seeks his friend’s help to regain an ancient home built by his grandfather. This drama film includes remarkable cinematography as to how the era was depicted. This is a compelling story about the struggles of African-Americans – one rich with emotions and heartfelt scenes. Amazon.
Chiron, a young African-American boy, finds guidance in Juan, a drug dealer, who teaches him to carve his own path. As he grows up in Miami, Juan’s advice leaves a lasting impression on him. Moonlight (2016) is an indie film that is absolutely stunning. It includes a powerful plotline that is sure to keep you engage. A film that is both captivating and thought-provoking. Amazon.
Lady Bird (2017)
At the end of senior year, Lady Bird strives to navigate through the ups and downs in her love life while trying to get into a prestigious college and become popular. This movie is a romantic comedy that is unique in its genre. There is an innate charm about the movie, as you follow the protagonist through the film you will start to see that this film has a tendency to be unpredictable. Amazon.
A Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life, they discover the undeniable resilience of being a family and what really makes a home. Minari (2021) is an inspirational family film that is exceptional in the most heartfelt way. Amazon.