Every weekend during the summer sports a big, bad blockbuster ready to knock audiences’ socks off. Whether it’s superheroes, sci-fi, or even comedies, it’s all about spectacle and escapism. Beat the heat, beat the real world.
Along with the box office juggernauts, summer also plays host to a tiny slate of films that make up for their lack of special effects with genuine heart (no CGI required). Whether they blew up at Sundance and have been waiting patiently for their debut or are just arriving to counterprogram against the big screen’s latest intergalactic crime fighter, they’re worth anticipating just as much as the big boys.
To prepare you for Summer 2013, we’ve compiled 20 of the Hottest Movies to hit theaters in May, June, July, and August. Get your calendar ready — these are the must-sees of the season.
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