The Coen Brothers Movie List
My understanding of the best order of the Coen Brothers works.
1. Miller’s Crossing
2. The Big Lebowski
3. Blood Simple
4. The Hudsucker Proxy
6. Raising Arizona
7. The Man Who Wasn’t There
8. No Country For Old Men
9. O Brother Where Art Thou?
10. True Grit
11. Burn After Reading
12. Barton Fink
13. Intolerable Cruelty
14. A Serious Man
16. The Ladykillers
To be honest – the first two are probably tied. Lebowski might be rewatchable but Crossing is their masterpiece.
The Ladykillers is about the only one I’m not even certain I’ll ever watch again. Ugh.
Yes, Crimewave counts, even if it’s directed by Raimi and not very good.
In my mind, Blood Simple is always a double bill with Blade Runner. I think it’s M Emmett Walsh.
Sometimes I feel like I’m the only person who didn’t get Barton Fink. But then I see plenty of other people who don’t love it and I see it just isn’t for everyone.
The Hudsucker Proxy will always be inexplicably awesome in my book. I can watch that movie so much.
Fargo is actually that good. Go watch it again.
So is Raising Arizona.
What’s your list look like, put ’em in the comments or link me up.
Totally agree with placing Miller’s Crossing at the top — it’s my definitive Coen bros. movie as well. I’d also go with 2 & 3.
Yeah, it’s stood the test of time to kind of only get better.