Sunday, September 24, 2023

List: Top 3 Movies About Grief

This week on Episode 218 of the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by Personal Shopper, we discussed our Top 3 movies about grief. If you follow us on Twitter, you saw a lot of people respond to our tweet about your favorite movies about grief. We don’t always get a response like that – and perhaps the vast amount of feedback is rooted in how visceral and pertinent grief is in our lives. We all experience it at some point in our lives and art can be a coping mechanism in helping us grieve. With that said, we hope our lists reflect why these films resonate with so many people, including us.

On that note, which movies would make your list? Here are the one’s that made ours:

*Keep in mind we have different criteria for our lists as well*


1) Ordinary People
2) Solaris
3) Rabbit Hole


1) Three Colors: Blue
2) Mystic River
3) Stand By Me


1) Exotica
2) The Babadook
3) The Accidental Tourist

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Rachel Getting Married, Up, Sophie’s Choice, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, John Wick, Beginners, A Single Man, The Sweet Hereafter, Big Hero 6, Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father, Ida, Inception, The Orphanage, Under the Sand, Truly Deeply Madly, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Breaking the Waves, In the Bedroom, In Bruges, Arrival, A Monster Calls, Kubo and the Two Strings, Manchester By the Sea, Midnight Special

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, this subject seemed to hit a soft spot for many people and perhaps your lists vary from ours, depending on your own criteria. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at

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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