Avengers fans don't have to wait until next year to see Chris Evans or Samuel L. Jackson either. You can catch Evans starring in his directorial debut while President Sam Jackson fights off terrorists! This list of independent films and lower budget movies coming out summer 2015 has something for everyone.
From action movies to dramas and romantic comedies, there's plenty to choose from this summer and when you get in the mood for one of those big blockbuster movies, you can check our Most Anticipated Movies list to see what's coming to a theater near you!
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in his most understated and lowest budget movie ever. Maggie is about a father who just can't kill his daughter, who is slowly turning into a zombie. Abigail Breslin plays Arnold's daughter in a wrenching performance of a young girl slowly and painfully changing over from human to undead.
Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson, Laura Cayouette, Douglas M. Griffin, + more
Initial Release: 2014
Directed by: Henry Hobson
Produced by: Matthew Baer, Colin Bates, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Joseph Tufaro, + more
Screenplay by: John Scott 3
Genres (Film): Horror, Thriller, Dramasee more on Maggie
The latest classic TV series to get a modern update, Superman Henry Cavill costars with Lone Ranger Armie Hammer as a couple of secret agents who team up to take down a mysterious criminal organization. Ex Machina star Alicia Vikander and Hugh Grant costar and there's a rumor that David Beckham filmed a scene in this Guy Ritchie action comedy.
Actors: Hugh Grant, Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki
Initial Release: 2012
Directed by: Guy Ritchie
Produced by: Jeff Kleeman, David Dobkin, John Davis
Screenplay by: Scott Z. Burns, David C. Wilson
Genres (Film): Adventure Film, Action Film, Comedy
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Originally slated to star Eminem, Jake Gyllenhaal stepped in and got super ripped for this boxing revenge drama from Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer). Forest Whitaker co-stars as does Rachel McAdams, although the trailers seem to hint her character doesn't last long.
Lately, it seems the summer movie season isn't complete without an animated action comedy. In Pixels, aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war and attack the Earth with video games. The all-star cast includes the voices of Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Sean Bean, and Olaf himself, Josh Gad.
Actors: Adam Sandler, Ashley Benson, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin James, + more
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Produced by: Chris Columbus, Adam Sandler, Allen Covert, Michael Barnathan, Mark Radcliffe
Screenplay by: Timothy Dowling, Tim Herlihy
Genres (Film): Animation, Science Fiction, Live action, Comedy
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