Search results for "Joel Coen"


Barton Fink (1991) RT 91% / Audience 89%

DVD release: May 2003

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  John Turturro  •  John Goodman  •  Judy Davis  •  Michael Lerner

Raising Arizona (1987) RT 90% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Aug 1999

The Coen Brothers tell the story of a absurd yet likable family with an unproductive couple as the focal point. The couple has gotten themselves into some trouble while ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Holly Hunter  •  Trey Wilson  •  John Goodman

The Big Lebowski (1998) RT 81% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Oct 1998

Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  John Goodman  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Julianne Moore

No Country for Old Men (2007) RT 93% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Apr 2009

Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Javier Bardem  •  Josh Brolin  •  Woody Harrelson

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) RT 77% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jun 2001

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  George Clooney  •  John Turturro  •  Tim Blake Nelson  •  John Goodman

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) RT 94% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Mar 2014

In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  Oscar Isaac  •  Carey Mulligan  •  Justin Timberlake  •  Jerry Grayson

True Grit (2010) RT 96% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Jun 2011

Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. Marshal ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Hailee Steinfeld  •  Matt Damon  •  Josh Brolin

Burn After Reading (2008) RT 78% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Dec 2008

This is a comedic tale of espionage. An ousted CIA official's memoir accidentally falls into the hands of two unwise gym employees intent on exploiting their find.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Frances McDormand  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Brad Pitt

To Each His Own Cinema (2007)

A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about cinema.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wong Kar-Wai  •  Lars von Trier  •  Roman Polanski  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Bille August  •  Tsai Ming-liang  •  Alejandro González Iñárritu  •  Manoel de Oliveira  •  David Cronenberg  •  Ken Loach  •  Jane Campion  •  Atom Egoyan  •  Amos Gitai  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Nanni Moretti  •  Aki Kaurismäki  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Takeshi Kitano  •  Chen Kaige  •  Elia Suleiman  •  Walter Salles  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Raoul Ruiz  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Hou Hsiao-hsien  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Jean-Pierre Dardenne  •  Luc Dardenne  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Michael Cimino
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Pegah Ahangarani  •  Anouk Aimée  •  Leonid Alexeenko

The Ladykillers (2004) RT 55% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Sep 2004

An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a band in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting landlord: a sharp old woman.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Irma P. Hall  •  Marlon Wayans  •  J.K. Simmons




Intolerable Cruelty (2003) RT 75% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Feb 2004

A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Edward Herrmann  •  Geoffrey Rush

The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) RT 81% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Apr 2002

A tale of passion, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Frances McDormand  •  Michael Badalucco  •  James Gandolfini

Fargo (1996)

Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Frances McDormand  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Peter Stormare

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) RT 57% / Audience 79%

DVD release: May 1999

When Waring Hudsucker, head of hugely successful Hudsucker Industries, commits suicide, his board of directors, led by Sidney Mussberger, comes up with a brilliant plan to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Paul Newman  •  Charles Durning

Miller's Crossing (1990) RT 91% / Audience 90%

DVD release: May 2003

Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  John Turturro  •  Jon Polito

Blood Simple (1984) RT 94% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Sep 2001

The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  John Getz  •  Frances McDormand  •  Dan Hedaya  •  M. Emmet Walsh

Hail Caesar (2016) RT Audience 15%

DVD release: Sep 2004

Tells the comedic tale of Eddie Mannix, a fixer who worked for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s. The story finds him at work when a star mysteriously disappears in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Josh Brolin  •  Channing Tatum  •  Tilda Swinton

Paris, je t'aime (2006)

Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wes Craven  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Alexander Payne  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Sylvain Chomet  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Vincenzo Natali  •  Richard LaGravenese  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Walter Salles  •  Bruno Podalydès  •  Oliver Schmitz  •  Gurinder Chadha  •  Nobuhiro Suwa  •  Daniela Thomas  •  Frédéric Auburtin  •  Christopher Doyle
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Axel Kiener  •  Julie Bataille  •  Bruno Podalydès