favorite Coen bros. film

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    Mine is definitely Inside Llewyn Davis. Beautiful film, with some absolutely great storytelling and direction, great performance from Oscar Isaac and the supporting cast, and the lighting and cinematography was gorgeous.
     
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    Fargo. You betcha.
     
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    Miller’s Crossing.
     
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    Great thread - two of my all time filmmakers even despite some of the obvious stinkers.

    My Top 5 very much in order...

    1. Fargo

    2. No Country For Old Men

    3. The Big Lebowski

    4. Burn After Reading

    5. Raising Arizona


    Tied for 6th aka "the rest": True Grit, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Ladykillers, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and Barton Fink.

    The others beyond that... not really worth mentioning.
     
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    Almost forgot about true grit. That's a great film
     
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    For me in no particular order: Hudsucker Proxy, A Serious Man, Burn After Reading.

    Haven't seen Hudsucker in many years, I know I used to love it with a passion. The other two have absolutely brilliant character sketches and really hilarious ideas and held up to repeat viewings. I like how their characters have such distinct outlooks, and ridiculous situations are taken seriously. These can be deeply subversive with pitch perfect observation and with insightful commentary on society that remains relevent today. I felt A Serious Man has a deep resonance and a poignancy that some of their more popular films don't have in quite the same abundance.

    The Big Lebowski and O Brother Where art Thou have well deserved reputations, solidly entertaining and very accessible, but as the years go by I find I'm not as attached to them the way some are.

    I haven't hated or felt let down with any of their films, although some have made less of an impression than others. I have all but completely forgotten The Man Who Wasn't There. I thought Inside Llewyn Davis was a wonderful period piece, beautifully made, but not especially substantial and a bit transitory. But with any of their films, I feel I could revisit in a few years and find much to appreciate. I hope they can stay active for many years to come, because they're very reliable and they really know what they're doing. That can be a rare commodity these days.
     
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    It is. It only loses a few points for me because it's a remake. And, well, some of the casting choices.

    I still contend that Burn After Reading is criminally underrated and one of the most brilliant dark / geniusly obtuse comedies ever made. I'm actually second guessing putting it under The Big Lebowski because it really is that good.
     
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    No Country For Old Men
     
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    Burn After Reading is as good or better. Very relevant and perceptive, as well as hilarious. The Big Lebowski wins because it has such a charismatic central character and some very big laughs. I can understand why it's so popular, and deservedly so.
     
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    Casting choices? i thought the casting was actually pretty good. what did you not like about the casting?
     
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    Fargo is straight up one of my all time favourite movies.

    so Fargo takes it for me.
     
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    Apparently I'm an uncultured bohemian. I've only seen 2 of the movies listed here.
    I remember Raising Arizona was pretty funny. And I appreciated Hudsucker Proxy's unique sense of humor, especially when the 2 guys in the bar accurately narrate the whole conversation between Tim Robbins and...Jennifer Jason Leigh? (It's been a while since I've seen it, not sure I have the right actress).
     
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    I've only seen 2 as well. Big Lewbowsky and No Country for Old Men. I loved both of them.
     
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    Burn after Reading has one of my favorite ending scenes in a movie ever
     
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    I can watch and/or leave True Grit and No Country for Old Men playing/listening in the background on repeat while I do stuff around the house and not get sick of it.
     
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    Lebowski, nuff said.
     
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    True Grit is a novel, so the Cohen Brother’s version probably qualifies as more a new adaptation rather than a remake. Though I’ll put my hands up and say I can’t say beyond Maddie losing her arm what the other differences are. Maybe there’s none :p 

    Burn after Reading is one of my favourites; just hysterical.
     
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    O' Brother Where Art Thou? and Spies Like Us
     
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    Is Buster Scruggs a valid choice?
     
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    If it's a coen brothers film it counts. So yeah