With the release of Men, the Bitesize crew has put their brains together to compile Bitesize Breakdown's consensus Top Five A24 Films.
Each writer ranks his or her top 15 films in the category. Those lists are then weighted on a reverse point system. After all the points are tallied up, the entries with the most total points make up the Bitesize Top Five.
5. EIGHTH GRADE
No one has understood millennial/gen-z angst and culture quite like Bo Burnham, and his feature debut, Eighth Grade, is proof of that ideal in movie form. Simultaneously sharp and awkward, the film flawlessly threads the line between the horrors of growing up and its most endearing discoveries. A24 was the perfect studio for Burnham to flex his writing and directing muscles, and frankly, few debuts have ever been more superb. - Jacob
Although Ari Aster’s Hereditary feels like the film that put A24 on the horror map, this follow-up is no less commanding even as it’s completely different. Its bright colors and unique setting make it unlike any horror movie you’ve seen before, while the story still pays homage to classics like The Wicker Man. It's mesmerizing, haunting, bizarre, psychedelic, and the epitome of an unforgettable arthouse film that still has mainstream appeal. - Joseph
3. LADY BIRD
In her directorial debut, Greta Gerwig crafts a relatable film that is both funny and heartbreaking. Lady Bird understands not only the qualms of navigating identity as a teenager, but also navigating familial relationships. Though featuring outstanding performances, it's Gerwig's script, which features flawed yet empathetic characters, that is front and centre, allowing the film to shine and resonate with audiences to a masterful degree. - Jasmine
2. EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
Honestly, Everything Everywhere All At Once may be one of the most creative and poignant movies ever. Writing/directing duo Daniels craft such a unique multiversal experience that is somehow an awesome action film, a side-splitting comedy, and a beautiful family drama all at the same time. A genuinely impressive accomplishment. - Adriano
1. EX MACHINA
Although the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Ex Machina is Nathan Bateman and Kyoko (Oscar Isaac and Sonoya Mizuno, respectively) “tearing up the fucking dance floor,” that in no way diminishes the heady themes, taut story, beautiful profundity, and engaging performances on display in Alex Garland’s directorial debut. I don’t think it's out of line to call Ex Machina one of the 21st century’s best science fiction movies. - Quentin
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