Summer is here, and for many of us that means one lazy afternoon after another at the multiplex, soaking in movies about superheroes, talking cars and mummies. But everybody already knows about those movies. Those movies that can festoon the highways with billboards, dump commercials onto all your favorite shows and dominate the talk show circuits. You already know they’re coming out and you probably already know which ones you’re going to see.
But the summer movie season is anything but a foregone conclusion. In between all those blockbuster, record-breaking openings there are dozens and dozens of exciting, ambitious, unusual independent films that won’t just distract you for a few hours, but might actually teach you something new about life, about art, about some subject you never knew anything about before in your life.
So if you’re thinking about going to a movie this June, think about going to one these films instead. Thrillers, comedies, documentaries, dramas and cannibalism await you in those other theaters at the multiplex. Venture inside, and find something new and – hopefully – wonderful.
11 Exciting Movies You Didn’t Know Were Coming Out in June 2017:
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William Bibbiani (everyone calls him ‘Bibbs’) is Crave’s film content editor and critic. You can hear him every week on The B-Movies Podcast and Canceled Too Soon, and watch him on the weekly YouTube series What the Flick. Follow his rantings on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.