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Streaming became increasingly popular during the pandemic but movie theaters came roaring back with popular must sees this summer.

The blockbusters, independent films, documentaries and streaming options you should see.

Streaming services and the pandemic put movie theaters on shaky ground. However, "Top Gun: Maverick" soared in box office ratings and film critic Carla Renata says this is a blockbuster must-see. For those who prefer streaming from home, film and culture writer Marya E. Gates says Adam Sandler fans and basketball lovers will enjoy "Hustle" on Netflix.

Check out their full list of movies, documentaries and independent films not heard on air.

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