Monday, February 1, 2010

The Coen Brothers' Top 9 Films

The Coen Brothers have recently solidified their legend in the Parthenon of great movie directors. It probably doesn't hurt that they are said to have identical visions for their film work, and tell actors the same answers to any questions.

This list was seriously difficult to rank. There's no doubt that The Big Lebowski is my favorite, but many of these others could be shuffled depending on which way the wind is blowing. OK, now my job is to finally watch Barton Fink and The Hudsucker Proxy, which (I know, criticize me now) I still have yet to view.

09. A Serious Man (2009)
08. Burn After Reading (2008)
07. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
06. Miller's Crossing (1994)
05. Blood Simple (1984)
04. Raising Arizona (1987)
03. Fargo (1996)
02. No Country for Old Men (2007)
01. The Big Lebowski (1998)


  1. Now you are barking up my tree. Allow me to retort...

    9) Barton Fink
    8) Fargo
    7) O Brother Where Art Thout?
    6) Burn After Reading
    5) No Country For Old Men
    4) Blood Simple
    3) The Big Lebowski
    2) Miller's Crossing
    1) Raising Arizona

    This was tougher than I thought it would be, especially to distinguish between 6-9. Disclaimer: I have not yet seen A Serious Man.

  2. Hard to argue much with that list, Anonymous!