Best to Worst A24 Filmsby ModishPictures | created - 23 Nov 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
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1. Room (I) (2015)
R | 118 min | Drama, Thriller
Held captive for years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.
Votes: 294,414 | Gross: $14.68M
The first hour is a masterwork of filmmaking and claustrophobia, but the psychological effects of that first hour are never effectively felt throughout the rest of the film. 8/10
2. Amy (III) (2015)
R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.
Votes: 42,334 | Gross: $8.41M
3. Ex Machina (2014)
R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I.
Votes: 404,425 | Gross: $25.44M
A science fiction film with an emphasis on the science. And the fiction. Brilliant screenwriting, cinematography, visual effects, score, acting, directing, and most of all, messages. 10/10
4. Mid90s (2018)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
Follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 1990s-era Los Angeles who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.
Votes: 4,118 | Gross: $7.33M
6. The Florida Project (2017)
R | 111 min | Drama
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.
Votes: 63,315 | Gross: $5.90M
Emotional, subtle, engaging, and heart-wrenching. It excellently takes viewers to a time and place that will never be forgotten and goes through nearly every emotion humanly possible in less than 2 hours. 10/10
7. Lady Bird (2017)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.
Votes: 156,300 | Gross: $48.96M
It takes its cliches and distorts/shapes them in such a manner that they make a film so memorable and enjoyable that you hardly care when the plot becomes predictable. 8.5/10
8. Moonlight (I) (2016)
R | 111 min | Drama
A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Votes: 210,112 | Gross: $27.85M
Touching, heartfelt, and powerful. This film makes viewers experience nearly everything that life has to offer and pulls it off with true poignancy and meticulousness that will always stay in the back of your mind, or heart. 10/10
9. The Disaster Artist (2017)
R | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Votes: 100,379 | Gross: $21.12M
Hilarious and engaging for most of the film, and slightly emotional during the drawn-out, but ultimately satisfying ending. 8/10
10. Remember (I) (2015)
R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person he believes to be responsible for the death of his family in the death camp to kill him himself.
Votes: 18,040 | Gross: $0.64M
12. Hereditary (2018)
R | 127 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets.
Votes: 108,452 | Gross: $44.07M
Creepy, unsettling, and creatively haunting. The story becomes more and more clear while at the same time becoming less and less predictable. 9/10
13. Good Time (2017)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate-and dangerous-attempt to get his brother Nick out of jail.
Votes: 46,710 | Gross: $2.01M
A consistent thrill ride of heart-pounding tension and unforgettable filmmaking aspects that serve the story, atmosphere, and mood. 9.5/10
14. 20th Century Women (2016)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
The story of a teenage boy, his mother, and two other women who help raise him among the love and freedom of Southern California of 1979.
Votes: 29,937 | Gross: $5.66M
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15. The End of the Tour (2015)
R | 106 min | Biography, Drama
The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'
Votes: 24,973 | Gross: $2.99M
16. Lean on Pete (2017)
R | 121 min | Adventure, Drama
A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.
Votes: 7,056 | Gross: $1.16M
Emotional, thoughtful, and engaging. The characters are built so subtly and carefully that you can’t help but be enthralled along their journey. 9/10
17. Krisha (2015)
R | 83 min | Drama
Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.
Votes: 5,564 | Gross: $0.14M
Personal, intimate, and tragic. The tension slowly builds as the cinematic conventions are broken and the characters (mostly character, really) deepen. 8/10
18. First Reformed (2017)
R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A minister of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.
Votes: 17,053 | Gross: $3.45M
Deep, metaphorical, and a perfect encapsulation of Paul Shrader’s career, particularly his screenwriting. 8/10
19. The Lobster (2015)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Votes: 164,047 | Gross: $8.70M
Odd, unusual, and extremely memorable. The quirkiness of the setting adds to the atmosphere and creative set-up. 9/10
20. The Spectacular Now (2013)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Votes: 129,811 | Gross: $6.85M
Emotional, realistically-touching, and profound. The characters and “plot” are superb, but one character in particular is too perfect and one plot point could take some getting used to. 9/10
21. Locke (2013)
R | 85 min | Drama
Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his carefully cultivated existence.
Votes: 116,369 | Gross: $1.36M
Very creative and engaging. The style takes some getting used to, but the situation and character development is easily welcomed. 8/10
22. Green Room (2015)
R | 95 min | Horror, Music, Thriller
A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar.
Votes: 84,343 | Gross: $3.22M
Consistently gruesome, engaging, and fast-paced, with the exception of the last 15 minutes that slowly unravels the tension where it should have and could have been built up more. 8/10
23. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.
Votes: 77,595 | Gross: $2.29M
Psychologically haunting and intense with a few strong scenes, but it falls victim to characters that aren’t meant to be portrayed on film in a story, but only to further a message and allegory. 7/10
24. Swiss Army Man (2016)
R | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.
Votes: 85,849 | Gross: $4.21M
This movie made farting an emotional experience. Any film that does that has to be thoughtfully made and subtly engaging, even despite its glaring flaws. 7.5/10
25. American Honey (2016)
R | 163 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.
Votes: 29,419 | Gross: $0.66M
Deep, inspiring, and nostalgic. It’s subtle themes are not always seen, but felt. The film takes a while to get nowhere, but you will always appreciate how it moves along. 8/10
26. A Most Violent Year (2014)
R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history.
Votes: 58,020 | Gross: $5.74M
27. A Prayer Before Dawn (2017)
R | 116 min | Action, Biography, Crime
The true story of an English boxer incarcerated in one of Thailand's most notorious prisons as he fights in Muay Thai tournaments to earn his freedom.
28. Enemy (2013)
R | 91 min | Mystery, Thriller
A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie.
Votes: 136,582 | Gross: $1.01M
The very deep messages and the very smart, intelligent deeper meanings are easily the best parts of this film. However, it lacks a satisfying narrative that only leaves much to ponder in the context of the film itself rather than afterwards. 7.5/10
29. Slow West (2015)
R | 84 min | Adventure, Western
A young Scottish man travels across America in pursuit of the woman he loves, attracting the attention of an outlaw who is willing to serve as a guide.
Votes: 36,774 | Gross: $0.23M
30. The Last Movie Star (I) (2017)
R | 94 min | Drama
An aging former movie star is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. On its surface, the film is a tale about faded fame. At its core, it's a universal story about growing old.
Votes: 2,267 | Gross: $0.01M
31. The Witch (2015)
R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery
A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.
Votes: 142,363 | Gross: $25.14M
Excellent use of time period and setting with stunning production value. There are a few genuinely riveting scenes and a few dull scenes. The balance makes this film less scary and more real, until it becomes shockingly horrifying. 8.5/10
32. A Ghost Story (2017)
R | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.
Votes: 42,350 | Gross: $1.60M
Extremely memorable and profound. While the individual scenes may be forgotten, the overall effect and message will stay with viewers until they come to their inevitable end and certain death. 9.5/10
33. The Exception (2016)
R | 107 min | Drama, Romance, War
A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.
Votes: 7,440 | Gross: $0.61M
34. Under the Silver Lake (2018)
R | 139 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Sam, intelligent but without purpose, finds a mysterious woman swimming in his apartment's pool one night. The next morning, she disappears. Sam sets off across LA to find her, and along the way he uncovers a conspiracy far more bizarre.
35. Woman Walks Ahead (2017)
R | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History
Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn, travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes embroiled in the Lakota peoples' struggle over the rights to their land.
Votes: 2,637 | Gross: $0.06M
It doesn’t take enough risks to be considered a true A24 film, but what it plays safe, it does with beautiful cinematography and powerful ending text. 7/10
36. Son of a Gun (2014)
R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama
JR busts out of prison with Brendan Lynch, Australia's most notorious criminal, and joins Lynch's gang for a gold heist that soon pits the two men against one another.
37. Menashe (2017)
PG | 82 min | Drama
Within Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, the film intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood.
Votes: 1,345 | Gross: $1.70M
Impactful, real, and touching, but ultimately forgettable and unimportant. 7/10
38. Hot Summer Nights (2017)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Circa 1980s, a sheltered teenage boy comes of age during a wild summer he spends in Cape Cod getting rich from selling pot to gangsters, falling in love for the first time, partying and eventually realizing that he is in over his head.
The first-time director’s influences are clear and numerous. It has a Boogie Nights and GoodFellas vibe to most of it, which manages to elevate the engaging story with a sloppy third act, somewhat cliched characters, and a subtly genius ending. 7.5/10
39. Free Fire (2016)
R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.
Votes: 33,725 | Gross: $1.80M
Wildly entertaining most of the time, and painfully boring and dull the rest of the time. 6.5/10
40. Mississippi Grind (2015)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry teams up with younger charismatic poker player, Curtis, in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what's been lost.
Votes: 16,198 | Gross: $0.13M
41. Laggies (2014)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes, then, taking an opportunity to escape for a week, hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika, who lives with her world-weary single dad.
Votes: 37,903 | Gross: $0.44M
42. The Rover (2014)
R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama
10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his only possession, his car. Along the way, he captures one of the thieves' brother, and the duo form an uneasy bond during the dangerous journey.
Votes: 39,594 | Gross: $1.11M
43. Under the Skin (I) (2013)
R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.
Votes: 109,012 | Gross: $2.61M
Genius in its symbolic imagery and metaphorical subtext, but dry on plot and emotion. 9/10
45. Ginger & Rosa (2012)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama
A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event that comes to redefine their relationship.
Votes: 9,385 | Gross: $1.01M
46. It Comes at Night (2017)
R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery
Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.
Votes: 64,103 | Gross: $13.99M
Subtle, thrilling, and intense. The symbolism and lack of clear answers made this film far more memorable, chilling, and intriguing than a straightforward explicit monster movie would have been. 9/10
48. The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)
R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Western
A thrilling and action-packed Western, The Ballad of Lefty Brown is a story about loyalty, friendship, and the relentless pursuit of justice.
Votes: 3,485 | Gross: $0.01M
49. Morris from America (2016)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance