Sunday, May 28, 2023

List: Top 5 Predictions for Fall 2019

This week on Episode 341 of the InSession Film Podcast, we discussed our predictions for the 2019 fall movie season. As we did for the summer, instead of simply naming the films that we are most anticipating, we decided to branch out and talk about the questions that are lingering for us as we head into the fall and how that translates to our predictions for the new season. That said, what would be your Top 5?

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


1) Joker will garner an Oscar nomination for Joaquin Phoenix, possibly even a win for Best Actor, and it will be the end of the internet.
2) A Hidden Life will make us fall back in love with Terrence Malick.
3) Uncut Gems will have us salivating for more legitimate Adam Sandler performances.
4) The Rise of Skywalker will be good, not abandon anything Rian Johnson did in The Last Jedi, and it will cap off this trilogy in satisfying ways.
5) Will awards season and The Academy finally embrace Robert Pattinson (The Lighthouse)?


1) The fall/winter season will be a better “summer” season than the actual summer.
2) Many sequels will disappoint (i.e. Terminator: Dark Fate, Zimbieland: Double Tap, Jay and Silent Bob reboot, etc).
3) This season could be the year for Noah Baumbach and Marriage Story.
4) Waves will make Trey Edward Shults a household name with cinephiles.
5) South Korea will finally be recognized at the Oscars with Parasite.


1) Jojo Rabbit will be buried by a terrified Disney and go by without a whimper.
2) Cats is going to make a shocking amount of money.
3) None of my friends will watch The Irishman.
4) Gemini Man will once and for all kill Ang Lee’s 120 FPS revolution.
5) The Rise of Skywalker will divide fans even further than The Last Jedi.

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Other films that we are anticipating and have expectations for – The Truth, Little Women, Knives Out, Ad Astra, 1917, The Laundromat, Ford v Farrari, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Bombshell, The Report, Honey Boy, Doctor Sleep, It: Chapter 2, The King, The Goldfinch, Judy, Queen and Slim, The Lodge

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. Clearly there are a lot of other films coming out this fall that we skipped over for one reason or another. That being said, what would be your Top 5? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at

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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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