Indie-Film Kid Starter Pack

AKA the "A24 Stan". For every teen/college-aged kid who loves cinema, with an extra focus on those atmospheric romances and coming of age films, ESPECIALLY newer releases. This is a collection of films that brings a younger audience deeper into the world of cinema: making the type of kid who wants to support independent cinema, but will still see the new Star Wars movie in theaters. They’re contradictory.

These are the kids drinking cold brew and tweeting film edits set to Lorde songs who want to be screenwriters. It’s hard to watch as many films as they’d like to with both their scheducle and their attention span, so they usually rewatch their favorites. Wes Anderson is God.

Sorted by color because of the aesthetic.
Recommendations are welcome and loved.

P.S. This is a self-parody, and is in NO WAY making fun of anyone. I love all these films, and I love when any film can make someone love the craft.

There are 82 films in this list released in the 2010s.

  • Lady Bird
  • Skate Kitchen
  • Baby Driver
  • Palo Alto
  • Hearts Beat Loud
  • Obvious Child
  • Thoroughbreds
  • Love, Simon
  • Her
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Suspiria
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Climax
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • The Nice Guys
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • Eighth Grade
  • Booksmart
  • Short Term 12
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • The Place Beyond the Pines
  • Boyhood
  • Frank
  • American Honey
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Sing Street
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • Swiss Army Man
  • The Florida Project
  • Green Room
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Personal Shopper
  • Captain Fantastic
  • Moonlight
  • Ingrid Goes West
  • The Neon Demon
  • La La Land
  • Blue Valentine
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Mandy
  • Good Time
  • Frances Ha
  • Interstellar
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Mommy
  • 20th Century Women
  • The Bling Ring
  • Get Out
  • The Lobster
  • The Favourite
  • Sicario
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Enemy
  • Columbus
  • Carol
  • Isle of Dogs
  • You Were Never Really Here
  • Nightcrawler
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • Anomalisa
  • A Star Is Born
  • Arrival
  • Thelma
  • Gone Girl
  • The Social Network
  • Phantom Thread
  • A Ghost Story
  • Spring Breakers
  • Drive
  • Paterson
  • Us
  • Ex Machina
  • It Follows
  • Prisoners
  • Under the Skin
  • First Reformed
  • Whiplash
  • The Witch
  • Hereditary