Meine zehn Lieblingsfilme der Coen-Brüder

14. Februar 2015 at 14:51

 

 

Heute mal wieder eine kleine Liste. Eine Liste, die sich dieses Mal nicht auf ein bestimmtes Genre bezieht, sondern auf das Werk zweier Regisseure, deren Filme ich grundsätzlich sehr, sehr schätze, sind sie doch sehr schräge Geschichtenerzähler weit abseits des Hollywood-Mainstreams. Die Filme der Coen-Brüder sind bevölkert von lauter schrägen Figuren, Außenseiter und Gestrauchelte, liebenswerten Versagern und verirrten Suchenden, sie sind voller skurriler Momente und einem so eigenen schwarzen Humor, den tatsächlich nur sie in dieser besonderen Art beherrschen. Aus diesen und noch aus vielen anderen gründen zählen die beiden zu meinen absoluten Lieblingsregisseuren, weshalb ich ihnen diese Liste widme.

 

 

 

 

10.

Barton Fink (1991)
Barton Fink poster Rating: 7.7/10 (77,197 votes)
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Stars: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner
Runtime: 116 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Released: 21 Aug 1991
Plot: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

 

 

 

9.

The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
The Man Who Wasn't There poster Rating: 7.6/10 (77,017 votes)
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, James Gandolfini
Runtime: 116 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama
Released: 26 Oct 2001
Plot: A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong.

 

 

 

8.

Fargo (1996)
Fargo poster Rating: 8.2/10 (363,010 votes)
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writer: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Stars: William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, Kristin Rudrüd
Runtime: 98 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Released: 05 Apr 1996
Plot: Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

 

 

 

7.

Burn After Reading (2008)
Burn After Reading poster Rating: 7.0/10 (217,220 votes)
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Stars: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, John Malkovich
Runtime: 96 min
Rated: R
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Released: 12 Sep 2008
Plot: A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it.

 

 

 

6.

Miller's Crossing (1990)
Miller's Crossing poster Rating: 7.9/10 (90,591 votes)
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, Jon Polito
Runtime: 115 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Released: 05 Oct 1990
Plot: Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.

 

 

 

5.

True Grit (2010)
True Grit poster Rating: 7.7/10 (207,646 votes)
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writer: Joel Coen (screenplay), Ethan Coen (screenplay), Charles Portis (novel)
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin
Runtime: 110 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Released: 22 Dec 2010
Plot: A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer.

 

 

 

4.

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Inside Llewyn Davis poster Rating: 7.5/10 (68,345 votes)
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Ethan Phillips
Runtime: 104 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Music
Released: 10 Jan 2014
Plot: A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

 

 

 

3.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? poster Rating: 7.8/10 (194,868 votes)
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writer: Homer (epic poem "The Odyssey"), Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Stars: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman
Runtime: 106 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Released: 02 Feb 2001
Plot: In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

 

 

 

2.

No Country for Old Men (2007)
No Country for Old Men poster Rating: 8.1/10 (488,336 votes)
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writer: Joel Coen (screenplay), Ethan Coen (screenplay), Cormac McCarthy (novel)
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson
Runtime: 122 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Released: 21 Nov 2007
Plot: Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

 

 

 

1.

The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Big Lebowski poster Rating: 8.2/10 (410,081 votes)
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writer: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi
Runtime: 117 min
Rated: R
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Released: 06 Mar 1998
Plot: "Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

 

 

An dieser Stelle mal ganz viel Dank an einen besonders lieben Freund, der die Coen-Brüder wohl noch mehr verehrt als ich und mich noch tiefer in deren so wunderbar skurrile Welten geführt hat. Danke, Dude!

Und allen anderen wünsche ich viel Spaß mit dieser Liste! Wir lesen uns 😉