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The Coen Brothers


With the release of Hail, Caesar! today, I thought it would be nice to remember the enjoyment the Coen brothers have given me since 1984 (kind of the opposite of the Koch brothers).  Here is my ranking of their films I have seen, it's important to note that I mever met a Coen film I didn't respect, so I can recommend every one on this list:

1)  Fargo (1996) - 3 Oscar noms., Won Orig. Screenplay
2)  No Country for Old Men (2007) - 4 Oscar noms, won Picture, Dir., Ad. Scr.
3)  The Big Lebowski (1998)
4)  Miller's Crossing (1990)
5)  O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) - 1 Oscar nom., Ad. Screenplay
6)  True Grit (2010) - 3 Oscar noms, incl. Best Picture & Adapted Screenplay
7)  Blood Simple (1984)
8)  Raising Arizona (1987)
9)  Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
10) Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
11) Burn After Reading (2008)
12) Barton Fink (1999)
13) A Serious Man (2009) - 2 Oscar noms, Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay

[I have not seen The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), Intolerable Cruelty (2003), and The LadyKillers (2004)]

The Coens also have an Original Screenplay nomination this year for Bridge of Spies, and they wrote the Adapted Screenplay for Unbroken last year.


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