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View Poll Results: Choose you 3 favorite Coen Brother Movies
No Country for Old Men 30 44.12%
Blood Simple 0 0%
O Brother Where Art Thou 36 52.94%
Fargo 27 39.71%
The Big Lebowski 41 60.29%
Raising Arizona 28 41.18%
Miller's Crossing 10 14.71%
Barton Fink 2 2.94%
The Hudsucker Proxy 3 4.41%
The Man Who Wasn't There 1 1.47%
Intolerable Cruelty 0 0%
The Ladykillers 1 1.47%
Paris, je t'aime 0 0%
Chacun son cinéma 0 0%
No Country for Old Men 12 17.65%
Burn After Reading 2 2.94%
A Serious Man 0 0%
True Grit 10 14.71%
Gambit 0 0%
Inside Llewyn Davisit 4 5.88%
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs 1 1.47%
The Tragedy of Macbeth 0 0%
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Otter 06:52 AM 05-16-2020
Everyone gets 3 picks:
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rabblerouser 09:12 AM 05-16-2020
O Brother Where Art Thou
Big Lebowski
Raising Arizona
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Easy 6 09:37 AM 05-16-2020
Fargo
O Brother
Miller’s Crossing

MC is maybe the most underrated gangster movie of all time
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Rain Man 09:39 AM 05-16-2020
Raising Arizona
O Brother Where Art Thou
No Country For Old Men (the first one on the poll, not the second one)
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Frazod 11:39 AM 05-16-2020
Miller's Crossing
True Grit (superior to the original in pretty much every way)
O Brother Where Are Thou

I haven't seen most of these, though.
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Baby Lee 11:48 AM 05-16-2020
Originally Posted by Rain Man:
Raising Arizona
O Brother Where Art Thou
No Country For Old Men (the first one on the poll, not the second one)
That would probably be my vote, though I would have to put a lot of thought into whether O Brother or The Big Lebowski takes the 3rd slot.

The Coens, along with Tarantino, are on my autopass for movies. I've never been disappointed in anything they've done. Not once. Even their 'worst' is usually at least a lot of fun. And their best is the best there is.

Gotta admit, TBL took multiple viewings to absorb, just because somehow you expect it to be something different than it is, so your initial viewing is a little disoriented and you miss so many hilarious and beautifully crafted bits that just drift by.

I have a lot of affection for Barton Fink because we first watched it on a quasi group date type thing. 4-5 guys and their GFs all lounging around for a movie night, back in college, and the guys LOVED it and the girls HAAAAATED it. Not in an angry or 'charges of misogyny' kind of hate, but just they all thought it was too weird and convoluted and 'stupid,' while the guys were laughing their asses off. Never seen such a gendered divide in reaction before or since.

I don't know how many people have seen Blood Simple, because it was their first movie and didn't do a lot of box office, and it kind of even predated home rentals. But I highly recommend it, because it's like a thesis on their style. It's great the first time around, and when rewatching it you see so much of their signature flourishes that still liven up a movie to the present. It's a noir black comedy with a good bit of blunt, but not overly gory, violence. As much as I love Tarantino, Blood Simple is 10x the debut film that Reservoir Dogs ever dreamed of.
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Frazod 12:00 PM 05-16-2020
Originally Posted by Baby Lee:
That would probably be my vote, but The Coens, along with Tarantino, are on my autopass for movies. I've never been disappointed in anything they've done. Not once. Even their 'worst' is usually at least a lot of fun. And their best is the best there is.

Gotta admit, TBL took multiple viewings to absorb, just because somehow you expect it to be something different than it is, so your initial viewing is a little disoriented and you miss so many hilarious and beautifully crafted bits that just drift by.

I have a lot of affection for Barton Fink because we first watched it on a quasi group date type thing. 4-5 guys and their GFs all lounging around for a movie night, back in college, and the guys LOVED it and the girls HAAAAATED it. Not in an angry or 'charges of misogyny' kind of hate, but just they all thought it was too weird and convoluted and 'stupid,' while the guys were laughing their asses off. Never seen such a gendered divide in reaction before or since.
War of the Roses says hi. I saw it in the theater with a date. The guys cheered on Michael Douglas; the girls cheered on Kathleen Turner. Couples starting fighting before it ended, and were going at it on the way out of the theater. I had the first (of many) arguments with that particular girlfriend that night. What a shitshow. I actually thought going in that it was a sequel to Romancing the Stone because it had Douglas, Turner and Danny DeVito in it. Oops. Had I known what it was actually about I would have never gone to see it. The poster should have a warning label on it - DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE WITH A DATE.
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Baby Lee 12:05 PM 05-16-2020
Originally Posted by Frazod:
War of the Roses says hi. I saw it in the theater with a date. The guys cheered on Michael Douglas; the girls cheered on Kathleen Turner. Couples starting fighting before it ended, and were going at it on the way out of the theater. I had the first (of many) arguments with that particular girlfriend that night. What a shitshow. I actually thought going in that it was a sequel to Romancing the Stone because it had Douglas, Turner and Danny DeVito in it. Oops. Had I known what it was actually about I would have never gone to see it. The poster should have a warning label on it - DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE WITH A DATE.
War of the Roses WAS a shitshow, but everyone I watched it with, male and female, hated it.

It wasn't ineffective in what it did. It was professionally written and acted. But it somehow went too far. I like black comedy, but WotR was like black death speed metal comedy. Maybe it's a testiment to the writing and acting, but it was TOO affecting. You left the theater feeling like you actually watched a married couple hate each other to death.
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Frazod 12:14 PM 05-16-2020
Originally Posted by Baby Lee:
War of the Roses WAS a shitshow, but everyone I watched it with, male and female, hated it.

It wasn't ineffective in what it did. It was professionally written and acted. But it somehow went too far. I like black comedy, but WotR was like black death speed metal comedy. Maybe it's a testiment to the writing and acting, but it was TOO affecting. You left the theater feeling like you actually watched a married couple hate each other to death.
I don't think I ever went to see another movie in the theater without reading a review first.
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Deberg_1990 12:44 PM 05-16-2020
Originally Posted by Frazod:
War of the Roses says hi. I saw it in the theater with a date. The guys cheered on Michael Douglas; the girls cheered on Kathleen Turner. Couples starting fighting before it ended, and were going at it on the way out of the theater. I had the first (of many) arguments with that particular girlfriend that night. What a shitshow. I actually thought going in that it was a sequel to Romancing the Stone because it had Douglas, Turner and Danny DeVito in it. Oops. Had I known what it was actually about I would have never gone to see it. The poster should have a warning label on it - DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE WITH A DATE.
Romancing the Stone did have a sequel. Jewel of the Nile. But it paled in comparison to the original.

I vaguely remember War of the Roses? Didn’t they both die at the end? Hope that’s not a spoiler?

As for the Coens, tough one, but probably Raising Arizona, Inside Llewyn Davis and No Country.
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cdcox 01:24 PM 05-16-2020
Miller’s Crossing
The Big Lebowski
Fargo
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frozenchief 02:26 PM 05-16-2020
Originally Posted by rabblerouser:
O Brother Where Art Thou
Big Lebowski
Raising Arizona
I agree, but my top two are O Brother and Big Lebowski. TBL is in my top 5 of all movies anyway.

There are a lot that could be third. Miller’s Crossing is great. Hudsucker Proxy doesn’t get its due. Fargo could easily be third, as could No Country. I loved their True Grit. Intolerable Cruelty is another one that doesn’t get its due.

I’d watch their movie If I know nothing more than their involvement.
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BucEyedPea 02:36 PM 05-16-2020
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candyman 02:50 PM 05-16-2020
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:
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thanks for your contribution
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Chief Pagan 02:55 PM 05-16-2020
O brother
Miller's crossing
Big Lebowski

No country is the runner up

I've seen all their films and liked all of them except Inside Llewyn Day.
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