From 'The Whale' to 'Everything Everywhere All At Once', you can stream so many great A24 titles online.
If you watched any movie and film awards shows in 2023, you've likely heard about the cinematic masterpiece Everything Everywhere All at Once. Maybe you're a Brendan Fraser fan who saw his much-awaited comeback and award-winning performance in The Whale. Horror film aficionados were wowed by Ti West's slasher flick X starring Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega and Brittany Snow.
What do these three very different films have in common? They were all distributed by A24, the company behind box office hits such as Uncut Gems, Hereditary and record-breaking director, Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird.
The indie entertainment company seems to churn out blockbuster after blockbuster and has already released some of the greatest films of the past year, including Marcel the Shell With Shoes On and Close, a critically acclaimed French film that earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Motion Picture.
While the majority of film companies have paused work due to the ongoing strikes, A24, an independent production company, received a SAG-AFTRA exemption for two of its upcoming films. Mother Mary, starring Anne Hathaway, and Death of a Unicorn, starring Jenna Ortega and Paul Rudd. Both continue production as A24 agreed to follow the terms of SAG-AFTRA's last offer submitted during negotiations.
If you’re wondering what to watch this weekend, you can't go wrong with one of A24's awesome movies, which you can also feel good about supporting. Below, we've rounded up their best films of the past year and where to stream them now. Pop some popcorn because you're in for an incredible movie night with any of these flicks.
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Haven't had the time to watch the movie that's been sweeping awards season all year? Everything Everywhere All at Once has won numerous awards since its release in March 2022 — including the 2023 Best Picture Oscar — and you'll understand why when you watch it for yourself. It's available through Showtime, so you can stream it on Paramount+ with Showtime or rent the film through Amazon.
The psychological drama directed by Darren Aronofsky and written by Samuel D. Hunter stars Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Ty Simpkins, and Samantha Morton. In the film, a reclusive English teacher with morbid obesity tries to restore his relationship with his teenage daughter.
No one is who they seem in Sharper, the neo-noir thriller of secrets and lies, set amongst New York City's bedrooms, barrooms and boardrooms streaming on Apple TV+. It has a star-studded cast including Julianne Moore, John Lithgow, Justice Smith and Sebastian Stan.
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On was an instant hit in 2010 when the short film premiered at the AFI FEST. Now the mockumentary is a full-length film and it is just as witty as the first. You can watch the film on Paramount+ with Showtime or rent it from Amazon.
Set in 1979, X follows a group of young filmmakers who, while staying with an elderly couple in rural Texas, attempt to make a racy film without their hosts’ knowledge. But when the couple catches the cast during a shoot, the mood quickly sours. This electrifying horror movie is currently available on Showtime with Paramount+ or to rent on Amazon Prime Video.
Bodies Bodies Bodies
Bodies Bodies Bodies, available on Paramount+ with Showtime or to rent, blurs the lines between horror, drama and comedy. This thrilling film follows a group of mainly young, rich friends who hole up in a mansion for a “hurricane party” and decide to play a murder mystery game that winds up going awry. The star-studded cast features Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Rachel Sennott, Pete Davidson and more.
Close, an international award-winning film about young friendships and their trials, is available for rent on Amazon Prime Video.
You Hurt My Feelings
Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays Beth, a novelist who married is to Don, played The Crown's Tobias Menzies, in You Hurt My Feelings. When Beth is shocked to hear Don's true feelings on her latest book, their long marriage may not recover. The film is currently only available to purchase online.
Beau is Afraid
A paranoid man (Joaquin Phoenix) must face his fears and travel back home after his mother (Patti LuPone) unexpectedly dies in this dark comedy and horror film. Brought to you by the creator of Heredity and Midsommar, Ari Aster, this epic tale is available for rent on either Prime Video or Apple TV+.
Michelle Williams stars as sculptor, Lizzy, alongside André 3000 in A24's film Showing Up. In the movie, Lizzy is working on a new show, but drama with family and friends continues to get in the way of her progress.
When You Finish Saving the World
Written and directed by Jesse Eisenberg, When You Finish Saving the World is a story about a mother (Julianne Moore) and son (Finn Wolfhard) who can't seem to understand each other, going so far to seek these family bonds in other people in the outside world.
You caught us—Lady Bird may not be an A24 film from the last year, but it's one of our favorites so we had to add it to the list. Winning the 75th Golden Globe's Best Motion Picture for a Musical or Comedy, the film is definitely worth the watch. You can view it on Paramount+ with Showtime or rent it on Prime Video.