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 44 comedy films in this list.

  • Lady Bird
  • Hearts Beat Loud
  • Obvious Child
  • Love, Simon
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Amélie
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • The Nice Guys
  • Juno
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Eighth Grade
  • Booksmart
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Chungking Express
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • Frank
  • Sing Street
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • Swiss Army Man
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • Captain Fantastic
  • Ingrid Goes West
  • La La Land
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Frances Ha
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Hot Fuzz
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Ghost World
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • The Lobster
  • The Favourite
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Lost in Translation
  • Anomalisa
  • Heathers
  • Paterson