Ranking the Coens

Even my hardcore meme-avoidance can’t stop me from ranking the Coen Brothers’ films. There’s one movie missing off the list below, and it’s Intolerable Cruelty. It’s the only Coen film I haven’t seen. Considering people’s opinions on it, I doubt it would crack the list in any meaningful way.

  1. Miller’s Crossing
  2. The Big Lebowski
  3. A Serious Man
  4. True Grit
  5. Fargo
  6. The Hudsucker Proxy
  7. No Country For Old Men
  8. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  9. Barton Fink
  10. Raising Arizona
  11. Burn After Reading
  12. Blood Simple
  13. The Ladykillers
  14. The Man Who Wasn’t There


Yeah, yeah, I didn’t like The Man Who Wasn’t There at all.  It might be a better movie in a lot of ways than The Ladykillers, but I really didn’t enjoy Man Who Wasn’t There at all and at least I was distracted by The Ladykillers.  I’ve only seen each of them once, so in the end, neither are in good shape.

And yeah, I also like The Hudsucker Proxy more than a whole bunch of other films, like No Country and Raising Arizona. When it comes to No Country, I think A Serious Man dealt with the same themes in a better and more Coen-y way, and for whatever reason I’ve never warmed to Raising Arizona.  I can watch Hudsucker pretty much any day of the week. Sure, sure, I mean it.


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