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Directed By: Joel and Ethan Coen

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People who added this item 3909 Average listal rating (2544 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
A monumental achievement in filmmaking, and the Coen's best film to date.

"Call it, friendo"
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People who added this item 3278 Average listal rating (2147 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Fargo (1996)
A truly excellent piece of art. It's witty, it's funny, the characters are all great, the atmosphere is perfect, and the soundtrack is amazing. Seriously, this movie is sweet!

Officer Olson: What'd this guy look like, anyway?

Mr. Mohra: Oh, he was a little guy... Kinda funny lookin'.

Officer Olson: Uh-huh. In what way?

Mr. Mohra: Oh, just in a general kinda way.
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People who added this item 1095 Average listal rating (656 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
This is truly an excellent piece of cinema, and not far from the Coen brother's best. It's a mystery like their other films, but a gangster film set in the 1920's. The premise is great, and the mixture of violence and humor is presented flawlessly. Some may be turned away because they don't know when to laugh or to when to be enthralled by the violence within, but the truth is, Miller's Crossing is both a crime story and a dark comedy. The Coen's show their creative magic once again in this superb film! One of the best crime noirs I have ever seen.

"No one knows anyone, not that well"
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People who added this item 4117 Average listal rating (2693 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2
When I watched this about two years ago I didn't really like it, however I am starting to notice a trend here: a lot of movies I watched a while ago were not fully absorbed by me, therefore resulting in a necessary re-watch. I wasn't in my cinema watching prime back then, and I am now. Having said that, The Big Lebowski is a good movie, and another success for the Coen brothers, but it lacks the quality of Fargo, Miller's Crossing and No Country for Old Men.

Shut the fuck up, Donnie!
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People who added this item 1341 Average listal rating (811 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
A Serious Man (2009)
A very black comedy with a much different feel and setting than much of the Coen brothers' other work, but it works great with it's dry humor and excellent story telling.

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People who added this item 1326 Average listal rating (838 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
'Raising Arizona' may not be structured to par of the Coen brothers' other work, but the offbeat humor and Nicolas Cage's performance make it worth watching, multiple times.
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People who added this item 1265 Average listal rating (715 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
Barton Fink (1991)
The Coen brothers masterfully execute a dark, brooding film, which is as unique as it is mesmerizing to watch. Much like 'Miller's Crossing' and 'No Country for Old Men', 'Barton Fink' relies a lot on visual style. Sometimes there isn't a TON happening in particular scenes, but in a sense, each scene is actually packed to the brim with some sort of meaning, whether it be the aforementioned visuals, or the subtle yet powerful performance from one John Turturro. Or, perhaps John Goodman will make your day with his energetic and kind spirit. 'Barton Fink' is a treat to watch.

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People who added this item 2530 Average listal rating (1645 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Like The Coen's other films, this is a dry and black comedy filled with unpredictable twists and turns, which are all hilarious. The cast is star studded and that just adds to the enjoyment. I thought the plot was a little average in comparison to their other masterful pieces, but Burn After Reading is still a success in it's own right.

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People who added this item 1923 Average listal rating (1270 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
True Grit (2010)
This remake of the 1969 movie with the same name just doesn't click for me. The acting is great, per usual with the Coen's, but the story is pretty basic, predictable and not very intriguing. There was nothing new presented here, and I don't see how people find it to be great.

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People who added this item 644 Average listal rating (388 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 1018 Average listal rating (606 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
I really liked the black and white filming, in fact I don't think it would have worked so well in color, but I didn't think the story was that special. It's really mysterious, and I had no idea how it would end, but it just seemed a little dull. The characters were enjoyable, and the acting was top notch, I just don't think it deserves a whole lot of credit.



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People who added this item 2519 Average listal rating (1626 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
When I first started watching this it was dull and pretty uninteresting, however as it moves along I can't help but enjoy the three main characters on their quirky and crazy journey. I just think they could have done so much more with what they had, because it isn't exactly one of the Coen's best.
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People who added this item 767 Average listal rating (458 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Blood Simple. (1984)
I was expecting a ton from this film, and that's maybe the reason why I didn't enjoy it as much as I wanted. It definitely deserves a re-watch. The movie isn't bad at all, in fact I liked it, but it sure isn't great like the critics say. However I think of it as the Coen's practice run, at what would eventually turn into a great filmography.
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Hail, Caesar! (2016)
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