Thursday, April 18, 2024

List: Top 3 Against the Grain Movies of 2019

This week on Episode 357 of the InSession Film Podcast, we discussed our top 3 “against the grain” movies of 2019, or in other words, the movies we liked that most didn’t care for much. The feedback to this week’s Top 3 should be fun since the nature of this topic means that we’ll be in the minority opinion regarding these films. But, that’s also what makes it a lot of fun at the same time. That said, here are our lists:

(Note: Please keep in mind that we each had different criteria for our selections)


1) How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
2) The Beach Bum
3) The Dead Don’t Die


1) Dragged Across Concrete
2) The Beach Bum
3) Paddleton


1) Booksmart
2) The Dead Don’t Die
3) The Kid

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Joker, Dark Phoenix, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, The Report, Arctic, All is True, The Russian Five, Light of Life, Frozen II, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Where’d Ya Go Bernadette, Brittany Runs a Marathon, Her Smell, Midsommar, Under the Silver Lake, Glass, Serenity, Yesterday, The Peanut Butter Falcon

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. As mentioned above, there’s a good chance that you will disagree with us, so let us know why and which films you were against the grain on in 2019. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at [email protected].

For the entire podcast, click here or listen below.

For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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