How to watch your favorite A24 films, from ‘The Zone of Interest’ to ‘Civil War’ to ‘The Iron Claw’ from Mashable

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UPDATE: May. 24, 2024, 2:00 p.m. EDT This story has been updated with the latest A24 releases — ‘Civil War,’ ‘Talk to Me,’ ‘The Iron Claw,’ and ‘Problemista’ — as well as new streaming details.

Quick links to watch A24 films:
BEST FOR 2022-2023 A24 FILMS

Paramount+ with Showtime
$11.99 per month or $119.99 per year
BEST FOR OLDER A24 FILMS

Kanopy
Free with a library card or university login
BEST FOR 2023-2024 A24 FILMS

Max
$9.99 per month or $99.99 per year

A24, the cult favorite indie film studio, had one helluva 2023. It kicked things off by winning the Oscar for Everything Everywhere All at Once and has steadily been rolling out new gems ever since. Some of our favorite films of 2023 hail from A24, like the anxiety-inducing thriller Beau Is Afraid, the charming romance Past Lives, and the chilling Oscar-winning Holocaust film The Zone of Interest. And we can’t forget the critically acclaimed horror flick Talk to Me.

This year is shaping up to be another doozy for A24, with The Iron Claw, Problemista, and Love Lies Bleeding kicking things off.

If you slept on any of the A24 films released in the past year, we’ve got you covered with a roundup of which flicks are worth your time and where you can watch them, as well as what’s in store for the coming months. Plus, if you’re looking for classic A24 flicks, we’ve got a streaming hack that could let you watch them for free.

Which streaming service has the most A24 films?

In December 2023, Warner Bros. Discovery signed a deal with A24 to bring the distributor’s theatrical releases to their Max streaming service in 2024. Thus, any new A24 release will be headed to Max in 2024. Unfortunately, the majority of previous releases are still housed on Paramount+ with Showtime, including most of the films released in 2022 and the first half of 2023. Depending on which films you’re interested in, these two streamers are your best bet for watching A24 movies.

How to watch older A24 movies

Want to watch classic A24 movies such as Midsommar, Eighth Grade, The Lighthouse, 20th Century Women, mid90s, and lots more? If you have a library card or university ID, then you can stream thousands of movies for free on Kanopy, including a slew of older A24 films. You won’t find the newest 2023 or 2024 films on Kanopy, but plenty of standouts are available to watch at your leisure, thanks to the generous support of your public library or university.


Kanopy
Free with a library card or university login



If you’re looking to watch specific films from the past year or so, here’s a breakdown of the best ways to watch recent A24 releases:

How to watch The Zone of Interest: Stream it on Max

Nominated for five Oscars (including Best Picture), The Zone of Interest took home two statuettes on Oscar night: Best Sound and Best International Feature Film. The film is loosely based on Martin Amis’s 2014 novel of the same name and centers around Commandant Rudolf Höss (Christian Friedel) and his wife Hedwig (Sandra Hüller), who live in domestic bliss next door to the atrocities of Auschwitz. Mashable’s Shannon Connellan calls it “a chilling portrait of complicity among atrocity.”

The Zone of Interest makes its streaming debut on Max on April 5, 2024, nearly a year after its initial debut at Cannes Film Festival. Max subscriptions start at $9.99 per month with ads or $15.99 per month without ads. It’s also available to rent or purchase via digital retailers like Prime Video and Apple TV+ for $5.99 or $19.99, respectively.

Read our full review of The Zone of Interest.

How to watch The Iron Claw: Stream it on Max

“Gorgeous” and “evocative” are hardly the words one would typically choose to describe a pro-wrestling movie, but that’s how Mashable’s reviewer Siddhant Adlakha described The Iron Claw. “With The Iron Claw, writer/director Sean Durkin not only brings to theaters the tragic story of one of pro wrestling’s most famous families, but also Zac Efron’s career-best work.” The film follows the Von Erich brothers who fought for their wrestling dynasty and the “curse” said to have plagued them through the ’70s and ’80s.

The Iron Claw makes its streaming debut on Max on May 10, 2024. Plans start at $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year with ads, or $15.99 per month or $149.99 per year without ads. You can also rent or purchase it at video on demand retailers like Prime Video or Apple TV for $5.99 or $19.99, respectively.

Read our full review of The Iron Claw.

How to watch Civil War: Buy it on digital

From the mind of writer and director Alex Garland, Civil War‘s dystopian plot centers around a near-future America engulfed in a second Civil War. It stars Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Cailee Spaeny, and Stephen McKinley Henderson as four journalists making the trek from New York City to the White House in hopes of interviewing the president (Nick Offerman) before the fall of the Capitol.

About a month and a half after its theatrical debut, Civil War is officially available to watch at home via video-on-demand sites like Prime Video, Apple TV, and Fandango at Home (Vudu). As of May 24, you can purchase or rent the film for $24.99 or $19.99, respectively. It will eventually make its streaming debut on Max at a later date.

Read our full review of Civil War.

Credit: Amazon Prime Video

How to watch Problemista: Buy it on digital

Julio Torres, co-creator and co-star of the celebrated comedy series Los Espookys, makes his directorial debut with Problemista, a whimsical tale of immigrants and outsiders in New York who make the city their home. Mashable’s Film Editor Kristy Puchko has already dubbed it “one of the best films of 2024,” pointing out that it’s not just a quirky and clever story, but also “a deeply funny, feel-good movie that doesn’t pull punches on its political or social satire.”

Problemista opened in theaters nationwide on March 22, 2024. Just shy of a month later, it made its digital debut. As of April 19, it’s available to rent or purchase at digital on-demand retailers like Prime Video and Apple TV for $19.99 or $24.99, respectively.

Read our full review of Problemista.

Credit: Amazon Prime Video

How to watch Love Lies Bleeding: Buy it on digital

Set in New Mexico in the ’80s, Love Lies Bleeding follows the kismet relationship between introverted gym manager Lou (Kristen Stewart) and amateur bodybuilder Jackie (Katy O’Brian). It also stars Ed Harris, who plays Lou’s father who is wanted by the FBI, Jena Malone, Anna Baryshnikov, and Dave Franco. The film comes from the mind of Rose Glass (writer/director of 2020 standout Saint Maud) and is what Mashable’s Film Editor calls a “gnarly masterpiece.”

While it’s not yet streaming anywhere, you can rent or purchase the Kristen Stewart gem at digital on-demand retailers like Prime Video and Apple TV for $19.99 or $24.99, respectively.

Read our full review of Love Lies Bleeding.

How to watch Dream Scenario: Stream it on Max

Nicolas Cage plays Paul Matthews, a nondescript college professor who starts to suddenly appear in millions of strangers’ dreams, in Dream Scenario. At first, he’s tickled by the stardom, but before long, he starts to lose his grip on his own narrative and spiral downward. While it wasn’t a box office mega hit, the film did earn a 92% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes — one of the best scores of Cage’s career.

Dream Scenario made its streaming debut on Max on March 15, 2024, about four months after its theatrical premiere. Max offers three tiers of subscriptions, starting at $9.99 per month, as well as annual subscription options starting at $99.99 per year. Don’t feel like signing up for Max? You can also rent or purchase the film through digital retailers like Prime Video and Apple TV+.

Read our full review of Dream Scenario.

How to watch Priscilla: Stream it on Max

Peek behind the glittery Graceland gates in Priscilla, one of our favorite films of 2023. The film serves as a poignant portrait of Priscilla Presley, Elvis’s young lover and wife, and ultimately pulls back the curtain on their alleged fairy tale romance. Adapted from Priscilla Presley’s own memoir from 1985, Elvis and Me, Mashable’s film editor called Priscilla a “stunning and thoughtful portrait of a misunderstood icon.”

Priscilla made its streaming debut on Max in February 2024. Subscriptions for Max start at $9.99 per month and go up to $19.99 per month. However, if you don’t want to sign up for another streaming service, you don’t have to. You can also rent or purchase the film at digital retailers like Prime Video and Apple TV+ for $5.99 or $19.99.

Read our full review of Priscilla.

How to watch Dicks: The Musical: Stream it on Max

Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson have adapted their off-Broadway musical Fucking Identical Twins into a wondrously weird film called Dicks: The Musical. “At first glance Dicks: The Musical might look like a bro-down between two misogynist ladies’ men who discover they are long-lost twins. But it’s actually a merciless and maniacal parody of the kinds of fratty comedy that treat women as nags, T&A, or punchlines,” explains Mashable’s film critic Kristy Puchko, adding that “Dicks goes hard at satirizing queer culture, looping in musical theater, f-bombs, multiple sex montages, and sewer boys.” Translation: it’s bonkers.

Dicks: The Musical is currently streaming on Max alongside plenty of other A24 gems. You can also rent or buy the film on demand at Prime Video, Apple TV+, or other digital retailers.

How to watch All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt: Buy it on digital

The feature-length debut from filmmaker and poet Raven Jackson delivers a “perfect storm of memory, family, and the places that shape us,” as Mashable’s Belen Edwards wrote in her review. It’s a coming of age story of a young Black woman named Mackenzie, taking place in the ’70s and ’80s in Mississippi. And while “her story is almost entirely devoid of dialogue…Jackson finds meaning in silence and sensory experiences.”

While All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt is not available to stream quite yet, you can still rent or purchase it through digital services like Prime Video or Apple TV+. It’ll cost you $5.99 to rent or $19.99 to purchase.

Read our full review of All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt.

How to watch Beau Is Afraid: Stream it on Paramount+ with Showtime

Mashable Film Editor Kristy Puchko said it best: Beau Is Afraid is “a film that is shocking, immersive and so emotionally raw that it’s essentially a three-hour-long panic attack as cinema.” The movie was written and directed by Ari Aster, who previously made Hereditary and Midsommar for A24. Beau Is Afraid is about a paranoid man trying to make his way to his overbearing mother’s house, accompanied by an internal chorus of chaos.

Currently, Beau is Afraid is available to stream on Paramount+ with Showtime, which costs either $11.99 per month or $119.99 per year (save 17%). Video on demand services like Prime Video and Apple TV+ also have the film available to rent or purchase.

Read our full review of Beau Is Afraid.

Credit: Paramount+ / Showtime

Watch ‘Beau Is Afraid’ on Paramount+ with Showtime
$11.99 per month or $119.99 per year (save 17%)



How to watch Past Lives: Stream it on Paramount+ with Showtime

Past Lives isn’t just one of the best A24 films to come out last year, but one of the very best films of 2023. It was even nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. As Puchko noted in her review, it “avoids the buzz backlash by being sharply funny and refusing to play by rom-dram rules” and is the kind of film you “long to revisit.”

Like Beau is Afraid, Past Lives is available to stream on Paramount+ with Showtime. If you’d rather rent or purchase the film, it’s also available at digital retailers like Prime Video and Apple TV+ for $4.99 or $19.99, respectively.

Read our full review of Past Lives.

Credit: Paramount+ / Showtime

Watch ‘Past Lives’ on Paramount+ with Showtime
$11.99 per month or $119.99 per year (save 17%)



How to watch Sharper: Stream it on Apple TV+

While we didn’t get to review Sharper, Deadline called it a “deliciously twisty New York noir,” while Variety dubbed it “ambitiously overwrought.” See for yourself if you can follow this story of a con artist taking on Manhattan billionaires.

Sharper is currently streaming on Apple TV+, which offers a seven-day free trial for you to test the waters. After your free week of watching, you can snag a subscription for just $6.99/month. You’ll also be able to watch other A24 films like Stephen Curry: Underrated and Causeway with an Apple TV+ subscription.

How to watch Medusa Deluxe: Buy it on digital

Medusa Deluxe is an extravagant, relentlessly propulsive, and wildly entertaining film, rich with provocative performances, jaw-dropping ambition, astounding visuals — both squalid and sublime — and a dizzying blend of dark humor and persistent empathy,” writes Film Editor Kristy Puchko in her review. With a plot focused on a murder investigation at a rinky-dink hair competition and no central protagonist, it’s a “wildly ambitious” project that is not to be missed.

While it’s not streaming anywhere yet, you can rent the film from Amazon Prime Video or Apple TV+ starting at just $4.99 or purchase it for $19.99.

Read our full review of Medusa Deluxe.

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How to watch Earth Mama: Stream it on Paramount+ with Showtime

If you’re looking for a tearjerker, Earth Mama — director Savanah Leaf’s feature debut — tells the heartbreaking journey of a pregnant single mother trying to prove her commitment to her children as the system works against her.

The emotional film premiered at Sundance Film Festival early in 2023 and is now available to stream on Paramount+ with Showtime. You can also rent or purchase the film on digital retailers like Prime Video and Apple TV+.

Credit: Paramount+ / Showtime

Watch ‘Earth Mama’ on Paramount+ with Showtime
$11.99 per month or $119.99 per year (save 17%)



How to watch You Hurt My Feelings: Stream it on Paramount+ with Showtime

In You Hurt My Feelings, writer-director Nicole Holofcener uses “her trademark authenticity and sharp wit to create an incisive look at the small things we keep from each other — and to question why we do so in the first place.” It centers on a novelist overhearing her husband’s honest critique of her latest book — and the emotional turmoil that follows. As Mashable Entertainment Reporter Belen Edwards said, it’s “an endearing watch full of cathartic, sweetly funny moments.”

You can stream You Hurt My Feelings on Paramount+ with Showtime or rent or purchase the film from digital retailers like Prime Video or Apple TV+.

Read our full review of You Hurt My Feelings.

Credit: Paramount+ / Showtime

How to watch Showing Up: Stream it on Paramount+ with Showtime

On the surface, Showing Up is a film about a sculptor preparing to open her new show while navigating the everyday drama of family and friends. But dig deeper and you’ll see that director Kelly Reichardt crafts a film that “speaks to the country’s economic stagnation, the sinking valuation of aesthetic beauty, and the sacrifices required to live a worthwhile, self-examined life,” as film critic Robert Daniels puts it.

Showing Up can be found on Paramount+ with Showtime like many other A24 films. You can also rent or purchase the film for your digital collection at Prime Video or Apple TV+.

Read our full review of Showing Up.

Credit: Paramount+ / Showtime

Watch ‘Showing Up’ on Paramount+ with Showtime
$11.99 per month or $119.99 per year (save 17%)



How to watch Talk to Me: Stream it on Paramount+ with Showtime

If you’re looking for a horror flick that’ll make you scream, gag, and jump, Talk to Me is at the top of our list. It centers on a group of friends conjuring spirits using an embalmed hand — and ultimately taking it too far. Film Editor Kristy Puchko said it’s a “terrifically scary horror movie, thanks to powerful performances, creepy creature designs, a splash of blood and gore, and practical effects that’ll blow your mind and chill your spine.”

As of April 1, Talk to Me is available to stream on Paramount+ with Showtime, which costs either $11.99 per month or $119.99 per year. You can also rent or purchase it for your digital collection at retailers like Prime Video or Apple TV+ for $5.99 or $19.99, respectively.

Read our full review of Talk to Me.

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