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Joel Coen

Director, Actor

Blood SimpleBlood Simple (1984) Recommended
Dir. Joel Coen
Feat. John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya
A humdinger debut from the Coen Brothers, who teasingly draw out the sinister activities of shady activities of shady rednecks before nailing things…
Raising ArizonaRaising Arizona (1985) Aro Favourite
Dir. Joel Coen
Feat. Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter
Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter can't concieve a baby of their own, so they steal a quintuplet from a redneck tycoon. Highly original, off–beat…
Miller's CrossingMiller's Crossing (1990) Recommended
Dir. Joel Coen
Feat. Gabriel Byrne, John Turturro
Crossings and double–crossings punctuate this complex yet rewarding mobster flick loaded with heart–pounding violence and black humour.
Barton FinkBarton Fink (1991) Recommended
Dir. Joel Coen
Feat. John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis
The Coen Bros' striking if enigmatic account of a brilliant scribe hampered with writer's block and a strange hotel companion in mid 1940s Hollywood.…
Hudsucker Proxy, TheHudsucker Proxy, The (1994) Recommended
Dir. Joel Coen
Feat. Tim Robbins, Paul Newman, Jennifer Jason Leigh
In a blissfully art–directed industrial '50s, an 'entry–level' innocent (Tim Robbins) is unwittingly catapulted to corporate supremacy.…
FargoFargo (1996) Recommended
Dir. Joel Coen
Feat. Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy
The gifted Coen Brothers cross two of their previous treasures – RAISING ARIZONA and BLOOD SIMPLE for this lovingly mocking tale of insurance…
Big Lebowski, TheBig Lebowski, The (1998) Recommended
Dir. Joel Coen
Feat. Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore
Rolling another warped vision down the gutter, the inscrutable minds of the Coen Brothers (FARGO, RAISING ARIZONA) endow this bowling comedy with…
O Brother, Where Art Thou?O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) Aro Favourite
Dir. Joel Coen
Feat. George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson
The Coen Brothers' return to their best form with what they neatly describe as the Rolls–Royce of 'hayseed' movies (by which they mean a…
Man Who Wasn't There, TheMan Who Wasn't There, The (2001) Recommended
Dir. Joel Coen
Feat. Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, James Gandolfini
The Coen Brothers chalk up another film in love with film, an attractive but slender paean to 1950s pulp melodramas, with its nostalgia–soaked…
Intolerable CrueltyIntolerable Cruelty (2003) Recommended
Dir. Joel Coen
Feat. George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton
Another sophisticated comedy from the Coen Brothers, here certifying George Clooney as a leading man with dab comic timing, opposite a smouldering,…
Ladykillers, TheLadykillers, The (2004)
Dir. Joel Coen
Feat. Tom Hanks, Marlon Wayans, Irma P. Hall
The ever–talented Coen Brothers (O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?) take on the challenging task of updating the classic Ealing black comedy, importing…
Paris, Je T'aimeParis, Je T'aime (Paris, I Love You) (2006) Recommended
Dir. Olivier Assayas, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet
Feat. Fanny Ardant, Juliette Binoche, Steve Buscemi
A prestige line–up of actors and filmmakers converge in this grand anthology of love letters to the city of romance. With each vignette…
No Country for Old MenNo Country for Old Men (2007) Aro Favourite
Dir. Joel Coen
Feat. Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones
A masterfully executed thriller from the Coen brothers, who return to the suspense–driven fatalism of their most admired films (BLOOD SIMPLE,…
Burn After Reading Burn After Reading (2008) Recommended
Dir. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Feat. George Clooney, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt
Appealing 'dunderhead' comedy from the Coen Brothers that plots an elaborate caper for its A–list ensemble cast, who relish the chance to…
Serious Man, ASerious Man, A (2009)
Dir. Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Feat. Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed
The prolific Coen Bros. get back to their roots with this affectionate, philosophical satire of American Jewishness, set in the suburban midwest of…
True GritTrue Grit (2010) Aro Favourite
Dir. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Feat. Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin
This lively, immaculately shot remake of John Wayne’s classic 1969 western sees the Coen Brothers reinterpret Charles Portis’s novel, about a…
Inside Llewyn DavisInside Llewyn Davis (2013) Recommended
Dir. Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Feat. Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake
The Coen brothers direct Oscar Isaac as a forlorn folk singer in this effective and evocative ode to the Greenwich Village music scene shot in black…
Hail Caesar!Hail Caesar! (2016) Recommended
Dir. Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Feat. Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich
Light yet dazzlingly bright comic outing from the Coen Bros follows real life Hollywood 'fixer' Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) as he frantically tries to…

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