This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word a-list
a list of names of specially favored people
"the boss gave me his A-list of people we should try to recruit"
An informal list of people in any of several categories (but especially in the entertainment industry) who are most admired, desirable or bankable
A-list is a term that alludes to major movie stars, or the most bankable in the Hollywood film industry.
The A-list is part of a larger guide called The Hot List that has become an industry-standard guide in Hollywood. James Ulmer has also developed a Hot List of directors.