Coen brothers movies ranked: From ‘Fargo’ to ‘Burn After Reading’

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.

Robert Levin