With Labor Day come and gone, the summer movie season is officially over. And although the silver-screen stories of recent months were dominated by tales of box-office disappointments and superhero fatigue, there was plenty to relish in between the flops—and, indeed, even in some of the flops themselves. In case you missed them, here are the little indies that could, the gems that went straight to streaming and the overlooked triumphs worth a watch as the temperature begins its inevitable descent.

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