42 movies you can watch on Netflix from Hollywood's hottest indie studio, A24


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  • There are 42 A24 movies on Netflix, including “Moonlight” and “Ex Machina.”
  • We ranked them by Rotten Tomatoes critic scores.
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Indie studio A24 has quickly become one of the hottest film studios around with Oscar-winning films like “Moonlight” and “Room,” and horror and sci-fi favorites like “The Witch” and “Ex Machina.”

All of those movies are available to stream on Netflix.

The studio’s output wasn’t always top notch. Founded in 2012, A24 released plenty of critical duds when it first started out. But in recent years, it’s made a name for itself as the indie studio. Not all of its success stories are on Netflix. Some, like “Hereditary” and “Eighth Grade,” can be found at Amazon Prime Video.

But Netflix has more than 40 A24 movies to choose from and there’s more on the way. “Uncut Gems” will debut on the service in May.

The studio isn’t just licensing its movies out to streamers. It signed a multiyear deal with Apple last year to produce original films (though it’s not an exclusive agreement).

We rounded up A24’s movies that are on Netflix and ranked them by their Rotten Tomatoes critic scores. In the case of ties, we broke them with audience scores.

Carrie Wittmer contributed to a previous version of this post.

Here is a list of all 42 A24 movies you can watch on Netflix, ranked:

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42. “Revenge of the Green Dragons” (2014)

Netflix Description: In gritty 1980s New York, two Chinese immigrant boys rise through the ranks of the infamous Green Dragons gang, where they’re trained to kill.

Critic Score: 15%

Audience Score: 30%

41. “The Adderall Diaries” (2016)

Netflix Description: Author Stephen Elliott has a problem separating his own life from incidents in the life of a convicted murderer about whom he’s writing a book.

Critic Score: 21%

Audience Score: 29%

40. “Dark Places” (2015)

Netflix Description: Years after surviving a brutal crime as a child, Libby Day comes to believe that the brother she testified against for committing it may be innocent.

Critic Score: 24%

Audience Score: 33%

39. “Barely Lethal” (2015)

Netflix Description: A girl raised to be a government assassin just wants to be a normal teen — so she runs away and pretends to be a high school exchange student.

Critic Score: 26%

Audience Score: 37%

38. “The Captive” (2014)

Netflix Description: Eight years after their daughter’s abduction tore them apart, her parents receive enigmatic clues from the kidnapper hinting that she’s still alive.

Critic Score: 30%

Audience Score: 33%

37. “Mojave” (2016)

Netflix Description: A lethal game of cat and mouse stretches from the desert to Tinseltown after Hollywood bad boy Thomas runs afoul of a cunning and dangerous drifter.

Critic Score: 31%

Audience Score: 23%

36. “Cut Bank” (2014)

Netflix Description: A small-town dreamer is sure he’s landed on a gold mine after accidentally filming a murder but is sucked into a violent tale of greed and deception.

Critic Score: 35%

Audience Score: 29%

35. “Life After Beth” (2014)

Netflix Description: Following the death of his beloved girlfriend, Beth, Zach is first shattered and then overjoyed when she inexplicably comes back to life.

Critic Score: 44%

Audience Score: 30%

34. “Tusk” (2014)

Netflix Description: When a wise-guy podcaster interviews a disabled seafarer, he decides to embark on a transformational quest to track down a dangerous walrus-monster.

Critic Score: 45%

Audience Score: 36%

33. “The Bling Ring” (2013)

Netflix Description: Lured by stardom, a crew of aimless teens breaks into celebrity homes for a string of high-profile robberies and fame by appropriation.

Critic Score: 59%

Audience Score: 33%

32. “Son of a Gun” (2015)

Netflix Description: A young petty thief who received protection from a notorious inmate in jail is forced to spring his defender from prison and help pull off a heist. 

Critic Score: 63%

Audience Score: 63%

31. “Laggies” (2014)

Netflix Description: Desperately clinging to her youth, 28-year-old Megan tells her boyfriend she’s attending a career seminar but hangs out with a teenage friend instead.

Critic Score: 65%

Audience Score: 50%

30. “The Rover” (2014)

Netflix Description: Set in a chaotic future, this Outback saga follows loner Eric’s brutal ordeal when a criminal gang takes his car and leaves him nowhere with nothing.

Critic Score: 66%

Audience Score: 51%

29. “Spring Breakers” (2013)

Netflix Description: After four college girls rob a restaurant to fund their spring break in Florida, they get entangled with a weird dude with his own criminal agenda.

Critic Score: 67%

Audience Score: 38%

28. “Free Fire” (2017)

Netflix Description: A sketchy arms transaction in a deserted warehouse turns into a free-for-all when the two sides engage in a take-no-prisoners shootout.

Critic Score: 68%

Audience Score: 52%

27. “Remember” (2016)

Netflix Description: Following the written instructions of his friend, senile Zev crosses the country to find and murder the Nazi who killed their families in Auschwitz. 

Critic Score: 70%

Audience Score: 78%

26. “Enemy” (2014)

Netflix Description: When a humdrum academic spots his double in a movie, he launches a search that leads him to a small-time actor who looks exactly like him.

Critic Score: 71%

Audience Score: 63%

25. “Swiss Army Man” (2016)

Netflix Description: A washed-up corpse with surprising abilities gives a hopeless man stranded in the wilderness someone to talk to — and a newfound reason to live.

Critic Score: 71%

Audience Score: 72%

24. “The Blackcoat’s Daughter” (2017)

Netflix Description: When their parents fail to pick them up for winter break, two students stay on at an all-girls boarding school in the company of a terrible presence.

Critic Score: 73%

Audience Score: 48%

23. “Into the Forest” (2016)

Netflix Description: In the near future, two frightened sisters fight for survival after losing their father during a deadly, quietly looming apocalypse.

Critic Score: 76%

Audience Score: 43%

22. “American Honey” (2016)

Netflix Description: A teenage girl leaves her dull life in Oklahoma to join a raucous band of travelling magazine sellers on an alcohol-, drug-, and sex-filled road trip.

Critic Score: 79%

Audience Score: 63%

21. “The Monster” (2016)

Netflix Description: A troubled mother-daughter relationship faces the ultimate test when the duo’s broken-down car leaves them trapped within reach of a vicious creature.

Critic Score: 81%

Audience Score: 40%

20. “While We’re Young” (2015)

Netflix Description: A documentary filmmaker struggling with a creative block meets a vibrant young hipster couple who, initially, bring new energy into his life and work.

Critic Score: 84%

Audience Score: 51%

19. “Under the Skin” (2014)

Netflix Description: A seductive alien prowls the streets in search of prey: unsuspecting men who fall under her spell, only to be consumed by a strange liquid pool.

Critic Score: 85%

Audience Score: 55%

18. “It Comes At Night” (2017)

Netflix Description: As danger stalks the world outside his isolated home, an overprotective father faces a tough decision when another family shows up seeking help.

Critic Score: 87%

Audience Score: 44%


17. “The Lobster” (2016)

Netflix Description: In a near-future world, single people are hunted and forced to find mates within 45 days, or be turned into animals and banished to the wilderness.

Critic Score: 88%

Audience Score: 65%

16. “A Most Violent Year” (2015)

Netflix Description: Abel Morales tries to avoid corruption’s easy path as he pursues the American Dream amid an increasingly violent business war in 1981 New York City. 

Critic Score: 89%

Audience Score: 69%

15. “20th Century Women” (2017)

Netflix Description: In 1979, single bohemian mom Dorothea, hoping to help her teen son find his place as a man, asks two young women to share their lives with him.

Critic Score: 89%

Audience Score: 74%

14. “The Witch” (2015)

Netflix Description: Believing that a witch has cursed their family, pilgrims homesteading on the edge of a primeval New England forest become increasingly paranoid.

Critic Score: 90%

Audience Score: 58%

13. “Obvious Child” (2014)

Netflix Description: After being fired from her job and dumped by her cheating boyfriend, a comedian has a one-night stand. Weeks later, she finds out she’s pregnant.  

Critic score: 90%

Audience score: 72%

12. “Mississippi Grind” (2015)

Netflix Description: A gambler mired in debt thinks another cardsharp may just be his good luck charm as the two head for New Orleans to buy into a high-stakes poker game.

Critic Score: 91%

Audience Score: 55%

11. “A Ghost Story” (2017)

Netflix Description: Following a fatal car crash, a man’s spirit remains stuck in the home he shared with his wife as doors into the past and future begin to open.

Critic Score: 91%

Audience Score: 66%

10. “Locke” (2014)

Netflix Description: Over the space of 90 minutes, Ivan Locke’s life spins out of control via a series of phone calls made while he drives down the highway to London.  

Critic Score: 91%

Audience Score: 72%

9. “Green Room” (2016)

Netflix Description: At the end of their low-budget tour, a punk band accepts a gig at an isolated rural club, only to discover that their hosts are neo-Nazis.

Critic Score: 91%

Audience Score: 75%

8. “The Spectacular Now” (2013)

Netflix Description: A charismatic, hard-partying young man strikes up an unlikely romance with a smart and focused young woman during their last year of high school.

Critic score: 91%

Audience score: 76%

7. “Good Time” (2017)

Netflix Description: After spearheading an ill-fated bank robbery, a man must get his mentally challenged younger brother out of jail while eluding his own capture.

Critic Score: 91%

Audience Score: 81%

6. “Slow West” (2015)

Netflix Description: Determined to find the woman he loves, a Scottish teenager braves the Western frontier of 19th-century America, with bounty hunters hot on his trail. 

Critic Score: 92%

Audience Score: 74%

5. “The End of the Tour” (2015)

Netflix Description: “Rolling Stone” reporter David Lipsky shadows famed writer David Foster Wallace in this fictionalized account of their revealing five-day encounter.

Critic Score: 92%

Audience Score: 82%

4. “Ex Machina” (2015)

Netflix Description: A coder at a tech company wins a week-long retreat at the compound of his company’s CEO, where he’s tasked with testing a new artificial intelligence.

Critic Score: 92%

Audience Score: 86%

3. “Room” (2015)

Netflix Description: Kidnapped, confined to a tiny room and raped, a young woman gives birth to a son. When he reaches his fifth birthday, she begins plotting an escape.

Critic Score: 93%

Audience Score: 93%

2. “Amy” (2015)

Netflix Description: Rare home videos and interviews with Amy Winehouse’s inner circle offer an intimate look at her journey from charismatic teen to troubled star. 

Critic Score: 95%

Audience Score: 87%

1. “Moonlight” (2016)

Netflix Description: In this acclaimed coming-of-age drama, a young man who grows up poor, black and gay in a rough Miami neighborhood tries to find his place in the world.

Critic Score: 98%

Audience Score: 79%