films seen
20
average score
2.72*
nationality
USA - 64 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 poster

The Man Who Wasn't There

by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Specifics
USA, UK [2001] - 116 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama
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3.5
O Brother, Where Art Thou? poster

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Specifics
UK, France [2000] - 107 mins
Genre
Comedy, Crime, Music
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3.5
Barton Fink poster

Barton Fink

by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Specifics
USA, UK [1991] - 116 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Thriller
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3.5

The inoffensive

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs poster

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Specifics
USA [2018] - 133 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Musical, Western
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3.0

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! poster

Hail, Caesar!

by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Specifics
UK, Japan [2016] - 106 mins
Genre
Comedy, Music, Mystery
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3.0
A Serious Man poster

A Serious Man

by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Specifics
USA, UK [2009] - 106 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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3.0
Burn after Reading poster

Burn after Reading

by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Specifics
USA, UK [2008] - 96 mins
Genre
Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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3.0
Chacun Son Cinéma 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
Specifics
France [2007] - 100 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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3.0
Paris, I Love You 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 Cuaron, 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
Also known as
Paris, Je T'Aime
Specifics
France, Liechtenstein [2006] - 120 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance
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3.0
The Ladykillers poster

The Ladykillers

by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Specifics
USA [2004] - 104 mins
Genre
Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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3.0
The Big Lebowski poster

The Big Lebowski

by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Specifics
USA, UK [1998] - 117 mins
Genre
Comedy, Crime
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3.0
Fargo poster

Fargo

by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Specifics
USA, UK [1996] - 98 mins
Genre
Crime, Thriller, Comedy
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3.0
Miller's Crossing poster

Miller's Crossing

by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Specifics
USA [1990] - 115 mins
Genre
Crime, Thriller
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3.0

Worthy but flawed

Intolerable Cruelty poster

Intolerable Cruelty

by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Specifics
USA [2003] - 100 mins
Genre
Comedy, Crime, Romance
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2.5
The Hudsucker Proxy poster

The Hudsucker Proxy

by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Specifics
UK, Germany [1994] - 111 mins
Genre
Comedy, Fantasy
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2.5
Raising Arizona poster

Raising Arizona

by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Specifics
USA [1987] - 94 mins
Genre
Comedy, Crime
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2.5

Dubious filler

True Grit poster

True Grit

by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Specifics
USA [2010] - 110 mins
Genre
Adventure, Drama, Western
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2.0
Blood Simple poster

Blood Simple

by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Specifics
USA [1984] - 99 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama, Thriller
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2.0

Plain forgettable

No Country for Old Men poster

No Country for Old Men

by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Specifics
USA [2007] - 122 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama, Thriller
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1.5

Big nopes

Inside Llewyn Davis poster

Inside Llewyn Davis

by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Specifics
USA, UK [2013] - 104 mins
Genre
Drama, Music
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