films seen
20
average score
2.72*
nationality
USA - 67 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Together with brother Ethan, one of the prime Hollywood directors with a unique and recognizable signature. Balancing between crime and dark/absurd comedy, their oeuvre is vast, varied and it has something for practically everyone.

Solid pieces

The Man Who Wasn't There

by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
2001 / 116m - USA
Drama, Crime
3.5*/5.0*
The Man Who Wasn't There poster

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
2000 / 107m - USA
Comedy, Crime, Music
3.5*/5.0*
O Brother, Where Art Thou? poster

Barton Fink

by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
1991 / 116m - USA
Comedy, Drama, Thriller
3.5*/5.0*
Barton Fink poster

The inoffensive

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
2018 / 133m - USA
Comedy, Drama, Musical, Western
3.0*/5.0*
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs poster

A 6-part anthology western helmed by the Coen brothers. It starts off pretty well, with some edgier bits and some trademark Coen weirdness, but the latter stories are a tad more dramatic and fail to be as engaging. The film can't maintain pace and quality, which is a shame because the first half was very promising.

Hail, Caesar!

by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
2016 / 106m - USA
Comedy, Mystery, Music
3.0*/5.0*
Hail, Caesar! poster

A Serious Man

by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
2009 / 106m - USA
Comedy, Drama
3.0*/5.0*
A Serious Man poster

Burn after Reading

by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
2008 / 96m - USA
Comedy, Thriller, Crime
3.0*/5.0*
Burn after Reading poster

Chacun Son Cinéma

by Theodoros Angelopoulos, Olivier Assayas, Bille August, Jane Campion, Youssef Chahine, Kaige Chen, Michael Cimino, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, David Cronenberg, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Manoel de Oliveira, Raymond Depardon, Atom Egoyan, Amos Gitai, Hsiao-hsien Hou, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Aki Kaurismäki, Abbas Kiarostami, Takeshi Kitano, Andrey Konchalovskiy, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, David Lynch, Nanni Moretti, Roman Polanski, Raoul Ruiz, Walter Salles, Elia Suleiman, Ming-liang Tsai, Gus Van Sant, Lars von Trier, Wim Wenders, Kar-Wai Wong, Yimou Zhang
2007 / 100m - France
Comedy, Drama
3.0*/5.0*
Chacun Son Cinéma poster

Paris, I Love You

by Olivier Assayas, Frédéric Auburtin, Emmanuel Benbihy, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydès, Walter Salles, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa, Daniela Thomas, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant
Paris, Je T'Aime
2006 / 120m - France
Comedy, Drama, Romance
3.0*/5.0*
Paris, I Love You poster

The Ladykillers

by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
2004 / 104m - USA
Comedy, Thriller, Crime
3.0*/5.0*
The Ladykillers poster

The Big Lebowski

by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
1998 / 117m - USA
Comedy, Crime
3.0*/5.0*
The Big Lebowski poster

Fargo

by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
1996 / 98m - USA
Comedy, Thriller, Crime
3.0*/5.0*
Fargo poster

Miller's Crossing

by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
1990 / 115m - USA
Thriller, Crime
3.0*/5.0*
Miller's Crossing poster

Worthy but flawed

Intolerable Cruelty

by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
2003 / 100m - USA
Comedy, Romance, Crime
2.5*/5.0*
Intolerable Cruelty poster

The Hudsucker Proxy

by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
1994 / 111m - USA
Comedy, Fantasy
2.5*/5.0*
The Hudsucker Proxy poster

Raising Arizona

by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
1987 / 94m - USA
Comedy, Crime
2.5*/5.0*
Raising Arizona poster

Dubious filler

True Grit

by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
2010 / 110m - USA
Drama, Adventure, Western
2.0*/5.0*
True Grit poster

Blood Simple

by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
1984 / 99m - USA
Drama, Thriller, Crime
2.0*/5.0*
Blood Simple poster

Plain forgettable

No Country for Old Men

by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
2007 / 122m - USA
Drama, Thriller, Crime
1.5*/5.0*
No Country for Old Men poster

Big nopes

Inside Llewyn Davis

by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
2013 / 104m - USA
Drama, Music
1.0*/5.0*
Inside Llewyn Davis poster