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The Best Coen Brothers Films

List Criteria: Movies must be made by the Coen brothers.

What are the best Coen brothers films? This is a list that you can help rank of all the films made by the ever-brilliant Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan. Vote for your favorites or really affect the order by ranking and posting your own list with the "re-rank this list your way" button. And of course, if for some reason you didn't like a particular Coen brothers movie, feel free to vote it down, but know that many of their films are considered among the best movies of all time.

The Coen brothers do it all: They write, direct and produce their films together, and they have an impressively successful track record. Their list of notable films is growing longer each year, along with their Academy Awards nominations and wins. From 'Fargo' to 'The Big Lebowski' to 'Barton Fink,' it's hard not to be impressed with the Coens when you see their amazing films listed in one place. Their films are among the most quotable movies and the most rewatchable films of all time.

Movies directed by or written by Joel and Ethan Coen that have been nominated for a Best Picture Oscar include 2010's 'True Grit' and 1996's 'Fargo.' The Coen brothers' 2007 drama 'No Country for Old Men' won Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay and snagged Javier Bardem a Best Supporting Actor golden statue.

Which Coen brothers movie is your favorite? With so many stellar choices it's challenging to pick one best film, isn't it? Give it a go though, and with your vote, you'll be contributing to the overall results.


The Best Coen Brothers Films Films
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    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

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    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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    Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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    George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin

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    Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, Marcia Gay Harden

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    Holly Hunter, Frances McDormand, M. Emmet Walsh

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    John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand

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    Brad Pitt, George Clooney, John Malkovich

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    Paul Newman, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi

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    Simon Helberg, Richard Kind, Adam Arkin

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    Scarlett Johansson, Billy Bob Thornton, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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    Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman

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    Tom Hanks, J.K. Simmons, Bruce Campbell

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    George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton

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    George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton

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