Hollywood has what we like to call dump months. These are the couple of times a year where studios toss the movies they don’t think are going to do well at the box office. January is the biggest one, since no one can afford to do anything after the holidays, but August is the mid-year dump.
Still, we’ve seen some great (and greatly terrible) movies come out of this ghost town of a month, such as the upcoming film The Darkest Minds. Here are our picks for August films that clawed their way out of the garbage.