HBO Max to add huge slate of A24 films in August — including some real bangers

July 20, 2022
Jonathon Wilson 0
HBO Max, News, Streaming Service

While it generated a considerable amount of attention for its release of the Snyder Cut of Justice League, HBO Max has, thus far at least, been a streaming platform without much of an identity of its own. Sure, there have been some high-quality, high-profile originals on there, such as Raised by Wolves and the slept-on The Flight Attendant, but it’s pretty undeniable that the service’s close association with the DC Universe has done it most of its considerable favors — everything from that aforementioned cut of Justice League to TitansDoom Patrol, Peacemaker, and the upcoming third season of Harley Quinn, have created more buzz than anything else on the platform.

But HBO Max is trending at the moment for reasons nothing to do with big IP or spin-off series’ or anything of that sort. Instead, it’s kicking up a bit of fuss thanks to the news, originally reported by ScreenRant, that a huge collection of choice A24 releases will be dropping on the platform in August — including some absolute bangers.

A24, beloved of #FilmTwitter especially, has been hitting home runs since being founded in 2012, and those three characters are synonymous with lofty, high-quality — sometimes even award-winning — drama. HBO Max has cribbed a nice selection from the past decade to make for the largest library of streaming A24 content, all to go alongside the productions — such as Euphoria — that they already have available.

This might not seem like huge news, but it’s an important development in the ever-ongoing Streaming Wars, showing that at least one platform isn’t exclusively chasing the low-hanging fruit of recognizable IP — not exclusively, anyway. This is a quality over quantity decision and will stock HBO Max’s library with a good number of excellent and serious films. Speaking of which…

All A24 films available on HBO Max (from August 1, 2022)

  • The Adderall Diaries (2016)
  • Amy (2015)
  • Barely Lethal (2015)
  • The Captive, AKA Queen Of The Night (2014)
  • Charles Swan (2013)
  • Dark Places (2015)
  • The End of the Tour (2015)
  • Enemy (2014)
  • Ex-Machina (2015)
  • Ginger & Rosa (2013)
  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018)
  • Laggies (2014)
  • Lean on Pete (2018)
  • Life After Beth (2014)
  • Locke (2014)
  • Mississippi Grind (2015)
  • Mojave (2016)
  • A Most Violent Year (2014)
  • Obvious Child (2014)
  • Remember (2016)
  • Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014)
  • Room (2015)
  • The Rover (2014)
  • Slow West (2015)
  • Son Of A Gun (2015)
  • The Spectacular Now (2013)
  • Tusk (2014)
  • Under the Skin (2014)

There are some obvious standouts here including Room and Ex-Machina, but the more people who get to see LockeMississippi Grind, and A Most Violent Year the better, if you ask me.

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