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No Country for Old Men (2007)

No Country for Old Men
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson
Rated R

No Country for Old Men is a 2007 crime thriller directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, adapted from Cormac McCarthy's novel of the same name. The film follows an idiosyncratic drug deal gone wrong in 1980s Texas, as a hunter named Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) stumbles upon a large amount of drug money and goes on the run from a ruthless killer called Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem). His decision sets off a chain of events involving a local sheriff (Tommy Lee Jones) who is trying to prevent violence from escalating and a retired Texas Ranger (Barry Corbin) who is trying to capture Chigurh. As the stakes rise and the violence grows, all three characters are forced to consider what they are willing to do in order to survive.

Fargo (1996)

Fargo
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, starring William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
Rated R

Fargo is a classic dark crime-comedy directed by the Coen Brothers, Joel and Ethan Coen. The movie follows the story of a car salesman, Jerry Lundegaard, who hires two criminals to kidnap his wife in an attempt to extort money from his wealthy father-in-law. However, his plan goes awry when a bumbling police chief, Marge Gunderson, begins her investigation into the crime. As the investigation deepens, Jerry is forced to face the consequences of his actions. Along the way, the characters experience several comic moments as the tension rises between the criminals, the police, and the citizens of Minnesota. The film was widely acclaimed by critics and earned seven Academy Award nominations, winning two for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress for Frances McDormand.

The Big Lebowski (1998)

The Big Lebowski
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi
Rated R

The Big Lebowski is a 1998 cult classic directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It follows the story of Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, a laid-back, aging hippie and avid bowler, as he gets caught up in a wild, chaotic plot. After being mistaken for a rich man with the same name, The Dude is involved in a kidnapping plot by a notorious gangster, and is forced to seek out the real Big Lebowski in order to get his money back. Along the way, he is helped by his friends Walter Sobchak and Donny Kerabatsos, and is followed by the mysterious 'big' Lebowski's daughter Maude. As the story unfolds, The Dude and his friends find themselves wrapped up in a bizarre, madcap adventure.

Miller's Crossing (1990)

Miller's Crossing
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, starring Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro, Marcia Gay Harden
Rated R

Miller's Crossing is a classic film noir crime drama directed by the Coen brothers. The story follows Tom Reagan (Gabriel Byrne), an advisor to the Irish mob boss, Leo (Albert Finney). When Leo's rival, Johnny Caspar (Jon Polito), threatens to take control of the city, Tom is forced to choose between loyalty to his boss and his own personal convictions. As the violence escalates and the stakes become higher, Tom struggles to keep the peace between both sides. The film also features Marcia Gay Harden as Verna, a seductive and dangerous woman caught in the middle of the conflict. With its complex characters, intense atmosphere, and themes of loyalty, morality and betrayal, Miller's Crossing is a thrilling, darkly comic and stylish film.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, starring George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman
Rated PG-13

O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a 2000 American adventure comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Set in 1937 rural Mississippi during the Great Depression, the film stars George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson as three escaped convicts who embark on a quest for a buried treasure. Along the way, the trio encounter a variety of characters, including a blind prophet, a one-eyed bible salesman, a cyclops, a trio of sirens, and a corrupt politician. In addition to featuring a quirky mix of humor and historical references, O Brother, Where Art Thou? features an acclaimed soundtrack of bluegrass and country music that was produced by T-Bone Burnett. The film was met with both commercial and critical success upon its release, and has become a cult classic.

Blood Simple (1984)

Blood Simple
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, starring John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh
Rated R

Blood Simple is a 1984 neo-noir thriller film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It follows the story of a Texas bar owner who is convinced that his wife is having an affair with one of his employees. He hires a private detective to investigate and the detective, unaware of the bar owner's intentions, begins a process of manipulation and deceit that leads to violence, betrayal, and murder. As the story progresses, the audience is shown how the characters' selfish pursuit of their own desires can lead to a situation of chaos and tragedy.

Barton Fink (1991)

Barton Fink
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, starring John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner
Rated R

Barton Fink (John Turturro) is an ambitious young playwright from New York who has just achieved success on Broadway. He is invited to Hollywood to write for the movies and soon finds himself in an all-expenses-paid stay at the eerie Hotel Earle. Struggling to write his script, he is plagued by writer's block and a strange presence in his room. As he tries to make sense of his surroundings, he makes a dangerous connection with a mysterious and deadly tenant. With surrealist imagery and a claustrophobic atmosphere, Barton Fink is a unique blend of dark comedy and horror that takes the audience on a twisted journey into the depths of Hollywood.

True Grit (2010)

True Grit
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin
Rated PG-13

True Grit is a 2010 American Western directed by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Hailee Steinfeld. The film follows 14-year-old Mattie Ross (Steinfeld), who seeks revenge against Tom Chaney (Damon) for the murder of her father. Mattie enlists the help of U.S. Marshal Reuben "Rooster" Cogburn (Bridges) to help her find Chaney in Indian Territory. The two are joined by a Texas Ranger, LaBoeuf (Josh Brolin), who is also tracking Chaney. The three travel together, running into danger and a variety of colorful characters along the way. As they get closer to their target, Mattie discovers that justice and revenge are two very different things and must choose between the two in order to find peace. The film is based on Charles Portis' 1968 novel of the same name and is a remake of the 1969 film starring John Wayne. Through its nuanced performances and Coen brothers' storytelling, True Grit succeeds in creating an engaging and suspenseful Western adventure.

Bridge of Spies (2015)

Bridge of Spies
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan
Rated PG-13

Bridge of Spies is a 2015 American historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, and Joel Coen. The film stars Tom Hanks as lawyer James B. Donovan, who is sent by the CIA during the Cold War to negotiate the release of Francis Gary Powers, an American U-2 spy plane pilot who was shot down over Russia. The film also stars Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda. Set during the Cold War, the story deals with the complexities of the international espionage activities between the two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union. Through a series of clever negotiations and risky decisions, Donovan is able to secure the release of Powers and another American, Frederic Pryor, captured in East Berlin. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, and won for Best Supporting Actor (Rylance). With a mix of thrilling suspense and heart-warming moments, Bridge of Spies stands as one of Spielberg's finest works.

The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

The Man Who Wasn't There
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Joel Coen, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, James Gandolfini
Rated R

The Man Who Wasn't There is a 2001 black-and-white neo-noir mystery film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film stars Billy Bob Thornton as Ed Crane, a barber in Santa Rosa, California, during 1949. Ed is dissatisfied with his life, but he remains a passive observer, failing to make any meaningful changes. During a chance encounter, Ed's brother-in-law, Big Dave (James Gandolfini), offers to invest Ed's savings in a dry cleaning business in exchange for a partnership. Ed agrees, but soon his wife, Doris (Frances McDormand), begins an affair with Big Dave, and Ed begins to plot a scheme to blackmail Dave for a large sum of money. Events spiral out of control from there, and Ed finds himself facing a murder charge and a difficult fight for his freedom.

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Inside Llewyn Davis
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund
Rated R

Raising Arizona (1987)

Raising Arizona
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, starring Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman
Rated PG-13

Down from the Mountain (2000)

Down from the Mountain
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Nick Doob, Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker, starring Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Evelyn Cox, Sidney Cox
Rated G

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, starring Tim Blake Nelson, Willie Watson, Clancy Brown, Danny McCarthy
Rated R

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

The Hudsucker Proxy
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, starring Tim Robbins, Paul Newman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Charles Durning
Rated PG

Paris, je t'aime (2006)

Paris, je t'aime
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Olivier Assayas, Frédéric Auburtin, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydès, Walter Salles, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa, Daniela Thomas, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant, starring Juliette Binoche, Leonor Watling, Ludivine Sagnier, Fanny Ardant
Rated R

Bad Santa (2003)

Bad Santa
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Terry Zwigoff, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, John Ritter
Rated R

The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021)

The Tragedy of Macbeth
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Joel Coen, starring Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Alex Hassell, Bertie Carvel
Rated R

A Serious Man (2009)

A Serious Man
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, starring Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Sari Lennick, Fred Melamed
Rated R

Burn After Reading (2008)

Burn After Reading
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, starring Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, John Malkovich
Rated R

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

Intolerable Cruelty
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, starring George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton, Geoffrey Rush
Rated PG-13

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

Hail, Caesar!
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes
Rated PG-13

The Ladykillers (2004)

The Ladykillers
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, starring Tom Hanks, Marlon Wayans, Irma P. Hall, J.K. Simmons
Rated R

Romance & Cigarettes (2005)

Romance & Cigarettes
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From John Turturro, starring James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Steve Buscemi
Rated R

Suburbicon (2017)

Suburbicon
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From George Clooney, starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Noah Jupe
Rated R

 



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