Entertainment Coen brothers movies ranked: From 'Fargo' to 'Burn After Reading' By Robert Levin firstname.lastname@example.org Updated June 29, 2016 12:42 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email They are among the best and most idiosyncratic filmmakers, masters of pastiche and students of American kitsch, who have been making top-notch genre pictures, with shades of endless complications, for more than 30 years. Beginning Friday, a restored version of Joel and Ethan Coen’s sterling directorial debut, the Texas-set film noir “Blood Simple” about a murder plot gone wrong, runs at Film Forum. In its honor, here’s a ranking the 17 feature films directed by the tandem. 1. 'Fargo' Photo Credit: Gramercy Pictures The Coens' best movie is one of the most perfect film noirs ever made. 2. 'A Serious Man' Photo Credit: Wilson Webb An absurdist commentary on the futility of existence that doubles as the Coens' most personal movie. 3. 'The Big Lebowski' Photo Credit: BPI / Herrick Morton It's beloved the world over for a good reason. Endlessly watchable and never less than hilarious. 4. 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Photo Credit: Alison Rosa A brilliant portrait of commercial failure's inextricable entwinement with artistic integrity. 5. 'Miller's Crossing' Photo Credit: Film Forum A great period mob story, filled with rich detail. 6. 'Raising Arizona' Photo Credit: USA Networks The Coens and Nicolas Cage are a natural pairing. 7. 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' Photo Credit: Film Forum Catnip for history buffs. What a soundtrack! 8. 'Blood Simple' Photo Credit: Janus Films An auspicious debut. 9. 'Barton Fink' Photo Credit: Circle Films / Melinda Sue Gordon Memorably captures the surrealism of Old Hollywood. 10. 'No Country For Old Men' Photo Credit: No Country for Old Men via Facebook The best Cormac McCarthy adaptation. And the rest: Photo Credit: Universal Pictures 11. "The Hudsucker Proxy" 12. "The Man Who Wasn't There" 13. "Hail Caesar!" (pictured) 14. "True Grit" 15. "Intolerable Cruelty" 16. "The Ladykillers" 17. "Burn After Reading" By Robert Levin email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.