Your top 5 Coen Bros movies (it’ll do til the mess gets here)

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    Blood Simple
    Fargo
    Big Lebowski
    No Country For Old Men
    Burn After Reading
     
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    Jeff Bridges blew me away. Especially his first scene.
     
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    Dude, I mentioned Blood Simple a few posts back. Don't mean anything by it, but I agree with your assessment. It is a great movie, one that bends all of the tropes of noir.
     
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    Blood Simple
    Raising Arizona
    Barton Fink
    The Big Lebowski
    O Brother, Where Art Thou
     
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    Some guy filmed this while watching tv but it’s the only one in sync on YT.

    Just like the Sweet Dee compilation on YouTube, I watch this once or twice a year and it’s still funny

     
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    In this order:
    -No Country for Old Men
    -A Serious Man
    -The Big Lebowski
    -Burn After Reading
    -O Brother Where Art Thou

    I'm a massive fan of their films. No Country for Old Men may even be my favorite of all time.

    I love the nihilistic tendencies of many of their movies, and if I'm being honest, their films are some of the few that I can watch and appreciate without even considering the story or the dialogue. The general feel of them is often so atmospheric and encompassing that it takes a couple viewings for me to fully appreciate the other aspects of the movies.
     
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    Yeah lots of good writing in there but for me the horrible characters (virtually everyone in that movie) don’t give you that something that makes you sort-of cheer for them. A near miss I think.
     
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    Great film - have watched it several times. What a superb surprise comedy turn from Brad Pitt!
     
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    I need to find and rewatch Barton Fink. My recollection is that it's kind of surreal in a Twilight Zone way and John Goodman plays another philosophizing lunatic.
     
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    That's a pretty accurate assessment. Goodman's last scene, where he walks down the flaming hallway, gives me goosebumps.

    Last time I watched it I rented and streamed from Amazon Prime TV.
     
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    O Brother is my favourite, probably as much for the music as anything. Burn after reading is also a favourite. The Coen movies all have some quality that makes me want to go back and watch them again.
     
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    -Raising Arizona
    -Barton Fink
    -Big Lebowski
    -No Country
    -Serious Man or Man Who Wasn't There (Depending on the day)

    Isn't it amazing though that nearly everything they have made (other than ladykillers) is on someones list.
     
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    So many amazing Cohen Brothers movies, they've all been named here already. I loved these:

    A Simple Plan
    The Man Who Wasn't There (the B&W cinematography is stunning!)
    Fargo (simply incredible)
    Millers Crossing
    No Country for Old Men
    Blood Simple. ("You're not goin' to get simple on me now...are ya?")

    Oh Brother - one of the few Cohen Brothers movies that did nothing for me. Not a big fan of what's his name either - the actor.
     
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    Burn After Reading
     
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    For those who like Cohen Brothers movies, you've got to watch Fargo The TV Series. Each of the three seasons is a completely different story and cast. Created by a guy who is totally inspired by the Cohens, and I think the Cohens were producers. Fantastic - all three seasons!
     
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    I haven't seen all the Coen Brothers movies, but these are my favorites:
    1. Raising Arizona (I have it memorized)
    2. Fargo
    3. Barton Fink
    4. O Brother
    5. Intolerable Cruelty

    My brother is still mad at me for recommending he see Intolerable Cruelty, but I think it's so funny. It's one of only two movies I've watched at home, then immediately started it over and watched it again. (The other one was David Mamet's "The Spanish Prisoner.")
     
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    Of the ones I've seen:

    1. Fargo
    2. Bridge of Spies
    3. Oh Brother
    4. True Grit
    5. Hudsucker Proxy
     
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    Oh Brother.

    That’s all I got. I’ve missed several of the ones mentioned and seen a few of the others.
     
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