You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Under-the-radar summer movies

Slide 1 of 9

These new films lead a slate of smart, quirky alternatives to summer blockbustersBy Jordan ZakarinTheWrapSummer is around the corner, which means that blockbuster movies and their ubiquitous brand partnerships will soon stage a full-on assault on your senses. Superheroes, transforming trucks, mutant amphibians -- they will be absolutely everywhere.Luckily, smart moviegoers can find some alternatives if they're willing to look hard enough.While spring and fall are generally the best time for independent films to shine, there is a solid list of festival hits and star-driven passion projects that will seem like a cool oasis in the blockbuster desert. Stars like Daniel Radcliffe, Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johansson and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman all have movies coming out this summer -- here's a breakdown of what looks good in the coming months. Bing: More about 2014 summer moviesMore on TheWrap: Can Spider-Man, Transformers and Godzilla Smash Records?21 Summer Movies We're Dying to See -- From 'Transformers 4' to 'Godzilla'49 Summer Movies on Our Radar: From 'Amazing Spider-Man' to Tina Fey's Next ComedyWant more Movies? Be sure to like MSN Movies on Facebook and follow MSN Movies Twitter.(A24 Films/StudioCanal)
© A24 Films/StudioCanal
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon