Judging from the box office results, you probably saw "Marvel's The Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises" and even "Magic Mike" -- three of summer's best films. You've also likely caught Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" at this point -- with $44 million in ticket sales, it was the art house release of the summer in North America -- and have at least heard of "Beasts of the Southern Wild," a potential Oscar contender that has already gotten stamps of approval from Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama.
That's great, but what about all the other movies you missed this summer? With Labor Day marking the unfortunate end of Country Time Lemonade season, HuffPost Entertainment is here to highlight eight releases that you possibly skipped during the last three months. Check out the slideshow below for our picks and feel free to leave your own hidden summer gems in the comments section.
'That's My Boy'
"Ted" earned over $384 million worldwide, making Seth MacFarlane's film <em>the</em> R-rated comedy of the summer. At the risk of sounding like <a href="http://cityarts.info/2012/01/04/the-2011-better-than-list/" target="_hplink">Armond White</a>, however, "That's My Boy" was the better movie. Basically <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christopher-rosen/thats-my-boy-adam-sandler_b_1600054.html" target="_hplink">Adam Sandler's "Midnight in Paris,"</a> but with incest jokes and Rex Ryan, it was the best Happy Madison comedy since Sandler's glory days. Not that you know, since audiences stayed away like the film was "Jack & Jill 2."
Another casualty caused by the epic failure of "John Carter," the bellyflop known as "Battleship" was 2012's best pure action movie, non-comic book edition. The second of three Taylor Kitsch features in 2012 --the third, "Savages," was the Britney Spears of his releases: Not a flop, not yet a success -- "Battleship" was cloaked in "John Carter" ennui, but it was actually every bit as good as both "Transformers" and "Armageddon," two summertime favorites. As Rihanna would say, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUgCRsT-Jlk" target="_hplink">"Mahalo, motherfu ..."</a>
"Little Miss Sunshine" directors <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/25/ruby-sparks-jonathan-dayton-valerie-faris_n_1702494.html" target="_hplink">Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris</a> didn't have as much luck at the box office with their second feature, which is too bad since "Ruby Sparks" is possibly better than the 2006 Best Picture nominee. Written by and starring <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/18/zoe-kazan-ruby-sparks-manic-pixie-dream-girl_n_1683841.html" target="_hplink">Zoe Kazan</a>, "Ruby Sparks" is both a deconstruction of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl myth <em>and</em> a great romantic comedy: It's like the love child of "Adaptation" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."
'Safety Not Guaranteed'
"Safety Not Guaranteed" was a favorite at Sundance and SXSW, and it's easy to see why: Filled with heart and pathos, Colin Trevorrow's feature film directoral debut is one of 2012's best. Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass give outstanding performances, but it's <a href="http://news.moviefone.com/2012/03/13/sxsw-2012-jake-johnson-safety-not-guaranteed_n_1341677.html" target="_hplink">"New Girl" star Jake Johnson</a> who steals the show. If you're placing bets on the next Bill Murray, start with Johnson.
'Celeste & Jesse Forever'
Another Sundance favorite, "Celeste and Jesse Forever" is the type of smart and thoughtful romantic comedy that could only come from outside the studio system. Written by and starring Rashida Jones (in a breakout performance that's leaps above her great work on "Parks and Recreation"), the film follows what happens to the title couple after they divorce. Think "(500) Days of Summer," but without that awful ending. (Never forget: Autumn.)
'Sleepwalk With Me'
Comedian Mike Birbiglia co-wrote, co-directed and stars in "Sleepwalk With Me," which is based on his battles with REM sleep disorder and a sputtering long-term relationship. Funny, sharply observed and honest, "Sleepwalk With Me" recalls vintage Woody Allen and signals the arrival of a major filmmaking talent to watch.
'Side By Side'
Pop quiz, hot shot: Keanu Reeves interviewed directors like Christopher Nolan, James Cameron and the Wachowskis for a documentary about the debate between digital and photochemical filmmaking techniques. What do you do? Well, watch it, because "Side by Side" is one of the most important films for film buffs to see this year.
'Red Hook Summer'
Spike Lee's much ballyhooed return to Brooklyn was one of the more polarizing movies of the season. Is "Red Hook Summer" a complete mess of embarrassing excess or a work of fevered genius? Well, both. Powered by an award-worthy performance from Clarke Peters ("The Wire"), "Red Hook Summer" defies expectations at every turn and is one of summer's most memorable films. You'll either love it or hate it, but at least you'll feel something.