So if the heat gets to be too much for you this weekend, Gothamist suggests you escape to a nice air conditioned theater.

There are plenty of options out there. Among those that are slightly below the radar but top on our list are:

Riding Giants - Stacy Peralta's documentary about big wave surfing. The film does a great job at toplining the history of the sport and the wave footage is fierce.

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

- this documentary shows the soft underbelly of this heavy metal band.

Super Size Me - an assault on fast food, Morgan Suprlock eats nothing but McDonalds for 30 days and barely lived to tell the tale.

Napoleon Dynamite - a charming film for anyone who felt persecuted in high school.

Every Man for Himself: The Films of Maurice Pialat - Director Maurice Pialat has been referred to as the French Cassavettes, now through July 29 the Film Society at Lincoln Center will be showing a selection of his work. Films in the series include: Van Gogh (1991), Loulou (1980) and Naked Childhood (1968).

Cine Mexico: From the Silents to the Epoca de Oro" ...y Mas - Even though Mexico is attached, their films rarely get seen in the US. This series highlights a delightful assortmant of films south of the border.