Best Summer Flicks You’ve Never Seen

Source: Courtesy of Network Releasing

15. Columbus
> Release date: August 4, 2017
> Directed by: Kogonada
> Starring: John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey

Director Kogonada chose to base a film in the city of Columbus, Indiana, after hearing a public radio segment about the city’s famed architectural heritage, he told The Republic. The film tells the story of a young man who travels to Columbus from South Korea to care for his father, who has fallen into a coma after visiting the city to give a lecture on architecture.

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

14. The Nun’s Story
> Release date: July 18, 1959
> Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
> Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans

Audrey Hepburn stars as a devout but spiritually conflicted nun named Sister Luke in 1959’s “The Nun’s Story.” The film is based on a novel of the same name by Kathryn Hulme, who met the inspiration for Sister Luke while providing care for European World War II refugees.

Source: Courtesy of Gramercy Pictures

13. King of the Hill
> Release date: August 20, 1993
> Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
> Starring: Jesse Bradford, Jeroen Krabbé, Lisa Eichhorn

Steven Soderbergh directed and wrote the screenplay for “King of the Hill,” which follows a young boy living alone in a hotel after his mother is hospitalized and his father fails to return from a business trip. The movie appeared at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Palme d’Or award as the best film.

Source: Courtesy of IRS Media

12. One False Move
> Release date: May 8, 1992
> Directed by: Carl Franklin
> Starring: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Cynda Williams

Director Carl Franklin scored a surprise critical hit with his 1992 crime thriller “One False Move.” The film is about three murderous Los Angeles drug dealers on the lam in a small Arkansas town where they cross paths with the tough local sheriff Dale “Hurricane” Dixon. Critics loved the film, with the Washington Post calling it “strikingly expressive.”

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

11. Mister Roberts
> Release date: July 30, 1955
> Directed by: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan
> Starring: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell

“Mister Roberts” follows the hijinks of Lt. Douglas Roberts (Henry Fonda) and his fellow crew members upon a rickety naval vessel in the South Pacific towards the end of World War II. Director John Ford clashed with co-star James Cagney throughout the shoot, nearly leading to a fist fight on the first morning of production, according to “James Cagney: The Authorized Biography.”