Best Hidden Summer Movies of 2010

Top 5 Independant films for Summer 2010

The Blockbuster films are being released out in droves this summer. Big name stars, high budget special effects are in no short supply at the theaters. But more discriminating movie goers may be looking for something other than a movie about vampires or a film about a big dog voiced by Owen Wilson.

Many well done, yet lesser known movies are also being released this summer. Here are the 5 films you probably won’t see movie trailers for on television. These are the true must-see films of Summer 2010.

Inception. With a big-name star like Leonardo DiCaprio, this may be the one film on this list that you actually might see a trailer for. This movie combines sci-fi effects, corporate espionage, and a psychic ability to steal other people’s secrets. Think the Matrix. This is a psychological thriller that is bound to leave you on the edge of your seat. Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (from 3rd Rock from the Sun fame) also star.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Whether you feel in love with him in Juno or not until Paper Heart, you’re bound to once again be impressed by the on-screen skills of Michael Cera. Cera plays a role he’s good at, that of a slacker who’s fallen for a girl. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is based on a popular indie comic…popular among people who read indie comics, that is.

MicMacs is the only foreign film (with subtitles) to make this list. Coming out at the end of May is a quirky movie about a dark subject. MicMacs gives us a rather fun tale about war profiteering. The director of this film has previously given us such great films as Amelie and City of Lost Children.

Then there’s Splice. Adrian Brody stars in this movie as a scientist working on genetic engineering with stem cells. The movie was well received at the Sundance Film Festival. It is a sci-fi adventure unlike the kinds we’re used to seeing, as it’s chocked with great special effects without sacrificing on the acting or its plot. Expect to be scared, and possibly a bit disturbed.

Ending out the summer is the Adjusment Bureau. Matt Damon and Emily Blunt star in this action-adventure film that borders on science fiction. However this doesn’t suffer the “dumming down” most summer action movies do. Damon plays a politician running for office. Blunt is a ballerina and Damon’s love interest. A covert organization keeps it hard for these two to have a relationship until unexpected changes come into play.

 

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