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05/01/2015 09:02 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

22 Movies That Will Relieve Your Summer Blockbuster Fatigue

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After upping your eyeglass prescription to accommodate the swarm of CGI effects hurled around in just about every summer blockbuster, try taking it down a peg with a few smaller-scale movies. This summer's indie slate serves up several comedies (many revolving around sex), a few unconventional biopics (Brian Wilson! David Foster Wallace!) and some stirring documentaries that are well worth your time. Sadly, if you don't reside in a major city, there's a chance some of these films won't open at your nearest theater, but have no fear: Many come with On Demand release plans, and those that don't should be on your radar for future streaming purposes. With "Avengers: Age of Ultron" officially kicking off summer movie season this weekend, behold these 22 titles that will save your weary eyes from the next few months' potential $1 billion spectacles:

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