Coen Brothers Filmography 1984-2021

by jacentko | created - 19 May 2013 | updated - 01 Apr 2021 | Public

Coen Brothers(Joel & Ethan), Produced 18 Films from 1984 thru 2018.

Other works: Crimewave (1985) - film written by the Coens and Sam Raimi, directed by Sam Raimi

Bad Santa (2003) - film starring Billy Bob Thornton, produced by the Coens

Paris, je t'aime (2006) - TUILERIES - an entertaining sequence by the Coen brothers.

Romance & Cigarettes (2006) - film produced by the Coens and written and directed by John Turturro

Suburbicon (TBA) - film written and produced by the Coens, directed by George Clooney

Darkman (1990) – A film by friend and sometimes Collaboator Sam Raimi. Joel and Ethan did uncredited work on the script and make a brief cameo in the film as extras.

The Drunken Driver Has the Right of Way (2001) – A collection of poems and limericks written by Ethan Coen.

Almost an Evening (2008) – A series of three one-act off-Broadway plays written by Ethan Coen.

Chacun son cinéma: "World Cinema" segment movie

Gates of Eden (1998)(Book) - a collection of short stories written by Ethan Coen...

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1. Blood Simple (1984)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

83 Metascore

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 after he devises a plot to have them murdered.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh

Votes: 96,005 | Gross: $2.15M

2. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

53 Metascore

A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Tim Robbins, Paul Newman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Charles Durning

Votes: 80,888 | Gross: $2.87M

3. The Coen Brothers (2000 TV Movie)

41 min | Documentary

A documentary showing the lives of the famous directors Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. Including many guests featuring in their films.

Director: Sarah Aspinall | Stars: Neil Pearson, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Roger Deakins

Votes: 245

4. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Thriller

85 Metascore

Minnesota car salesman 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.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Votes: 667,563 | Gross: $24.61M

5. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

71 Metascore

Ultimate L.A. slacker Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for a rug ruined by debt collectors, enlisting his bowling buddies for help while trying to find the millionaire's missing wife.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 794,993 | Gross: $17.50M

6. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

93 Metascore

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 152,668 | Gross: $13.24M

7. A Serious Man (2009)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Sari Lennick, Fred Melamed

Votes: 141,861 | Gross: $9.19M

8. Barton Fink (1991)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

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

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner

Votes: 120,568 | Gross: $6.15M

9. Burn After Reading (2008)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, John Malkovich

Votes: 329,272 | Gross: $60.36M

10. Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

71 Metascore

A beautiful gold digger matches wits with a shrewd Beverly Hills divorce lawyer who is increasingly attracted to her.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton, Geoffrey Rush

Votes: 97,096 | Gross: $35.33M

11. The Ladykillers (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

56 Metascore

An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a classical ensemble in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting but sharp old landlady.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tom Hanks, Marlon Wayans, Irma P. Hall, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 104,489 | Gross: $39.80M

12. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

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.

Director: Joel Coen | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, James Gandolfini

Votes: 109,198 | Gross: $7.49M

13. No Country for Old Men (2007)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

92 Metascore

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.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 948,291 | Gross: $74.28M

14. Miller's Crossing (1990)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

66 Metascore

Tom Reagan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 134,497 | Gross: $5.08M

15. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

69 Metascore

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman

Votes: 308,511 | Gross: $45.51M

17. Raising Arizona (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

69 Metascore

When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman

Votes: 138,072 | Gross: $22.85M

19. True Grit (2010)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Western

80 Metascore

A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin

Votes: 335,316 | Gross: $171.24M

20. Bad Santa (2003)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, John Ritter

Votes: 143,307 | Gross: $60.06M

21. Romance & Cigarettes (2005)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

55 Metascore

This down-and-dirty musical set in the world of working-class New York tells the story of a husband's journey into infidelity and redemption when he must choose between his seductive mistress and his beleaguered wife.

Director: John Turturro | Stars: James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 12,331 | Gross: $0.54M

A film truly worthy of the Coen brothers. If you like their films, you'll love this one. It was not surprising to see that they were the producers.

22. Down from the Mountain (2000)

G | 98 min | Documentary, Music

75 Metascore

This is a documentary about the musical artists who performed the songs in the Coen Brothers' film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Directors: Nick Doob, Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Evelyn Cox, Sidney Cox

Votes: 678 | Gross: $0.30M

The Coen Brothers are in the crowd, as is Billy Bob Thornton.

23. Crimewave (1985)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

34 Metascore

A pair of whacked-out cartoon-like exterminator/hitmen kill the owner of a burglar-alarm company, and stalk the partner who hired them, his wife, and a nerd framed for the murder, who tells the story in flashback from the electric chair.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Louise Lasser, Brion James, Paul L. Smith, Sheree J. Wilson

Votes: 6,011 | Gross: $0.00M

24. The Naked Man (II) (1999)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

A man takes matters into his own hands when a pharmaceutical kingpin moves into his town to cause some real trouble.

Director: J. Todd Anderson | Stars: Michael Rapaport, Michael Jeter, John Carroll Lynch, Arija Bareikis

Votes: 797

The Naked Man is a 1998 comedy film, produced by Naked Man Productions, directed by J. Todd Anderson and co-written by Anderson and Ethan Coen

25. The Calamities of Jane (2016– )
Episode: Of Course You'll Meet the Coen Brothers... Just Sign Here (2016)

Comedy

Jane manages to land an audition with the casting director of her favorite film makers and reveals a tendency toward questionable choices, artistically and otherwise.

Directors: Seo Mutarevic, Neil Wilson | Stars: Gayla Goehl, Rebecca Klingler

26. Gambit (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 24,771

This version is scripted by Joel and Ethan Coen. It was set to be released in the United States on 12 October 2012,[4] but the date has now been set for an undetermined 2013 release.[5] The film was released in Great Britain on 21 November 2012.

27. Suburbicon (2017)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

42 Metascore

As a 1950s suburban community self-destructs, a home invasion has sinister consequences for one seemingly normal family.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Noah Jupe

Votes: 44,100 | Gross: $5.78M

Suburbicon (TBA) - film written and produced by the Coens, directed by George Clooney

28. Hail, Caesar! (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

72 Metascore

A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 133,767 | Gross: $30.50M

A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line.

30. The Screen Junkies Show (2011– )

TV-PG | Comedy

A look at the best movies, directors, TV shows and everything else related to movies.

Stars: Hal Rudnick, Nick Mundy, Kristian Harloff, Marc Andreyko

Votes: 1,668

31. Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis (2013 TV Movie)

Unrated | 101 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

A concert inspired by the Coen Brothers' film, 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' which is set in the 1960s Greenwich Village folk music scene, featuring live performances of the film's music, as well ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Wilcha | Stars: The Avett Brothers, Scott Avett, Seth Avett, Joan Baez

Votes: 577

32. Director's Trademarks (2017– )

Not Rated | Reality-TV

Filmmakers often thread their films with bold visuals, unique characters, creative color schemes, and more to create one-of-a-kind movie-going experiences for audiences everywhere. IMDb takes a closer look at the signature trademarks of the world's greatest film directors.

Stars: Luca Guadagnino, Kevin Smith, Ashwini Kulkarni

Votes: 374

33. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

79 Metascore

Six tales of life and violence in the Old West, following a singing gunslinger, a bank robber, a traveling impresario, an elderly prospector, a wagon train, and a perverse pair of bounty hunters.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tim Blake Nelson, Willie Watson, Clancy Brown, Danny McCarthy

Votes: 143,780

35. The Jesus Rolls (2019)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

44 Metascore

A trio of misfits whose irreverent, sexually charged dynamic evolves into a surprising love story as their spontaneous and flippant attitude towards the past or future backfires time and again.

Director: John Turturro | Stars: John Turturro, Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 4,441

Though the character was created by the Coens in"The Big Lebowski" it was John Turturro who came up with Jesus's eccentric personality and mannerisms.

36. Bridge of Spies (2015)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, History, Thriller

81 Metascore

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan

Votes: 307,749 | Gross: $72.31M

Credit:(written by)Ethan Coen& Joel Coen

37. A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

The owner of a Chinese noodle shop's scheme to murder his adulterous wife and her lover goes awry.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Dahong Ni, Ni Yan, Shenyang Xiao, Honglei Sun

Votes: 3,246 | Gross: $0.19M

A remake of The Coen Brothers 1984 film Blood Simple.

38. Parisienne People by Joel & Ethan Coen (2003 Video)

1 min | Short

A stone-faced man, savoring every puff of a Parisienne cigarette with a long cigarette holder, sits alone in a musical theater watching a hyperactive comedy performer belt out showtunes on stage.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Star: Perry Lambert

Votes: 64

39. Don't Mess with Texas (2008)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A comic morality tale about two cocky young lesbians who bite off more than they can chew in a Texas roadside diner.

Directors: Tricia Cooke, Carrie Schrader | Stars: Emily Casey, Frances Cobb, Katharine Heller, Kenny Hillman

Votes: 32

Writer: Ethan Coen

41. The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

87 Metascore

A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland, and his ambitious wife supports him in his plans of seizing power.

Director: Joel Coen | Stars: Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Alex Hassell, Bertie Carvel

Votes: 31,822

Director: Joel Coen Writers: Joel Coen

42. Dark Web (I)

Crime, Thriller | Announced

A young man in California creates an international pirating ring called "The Silk Road".

43. The Zebra Striped Hearse

Comedy, Crime | Announced

Private eye Lew Archer is hired by a young co-ed to find out why her wicked stepmother is draining her trust, when a lunkhead surfer leads him to a dead body.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

44. The Coen Brothers (2000 TV Movie)

41 min | Documentary

A documentary showing the lives of the famous directors Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. Including many guests featuring in their films.

Director: Sarah Aspinall | Stars: Neil Pearson, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Roger Deakins

Votes: 245

45. Where the Girls Are (2003)

30 min | Documentary, Short

A comic look at the history, parties and conflicts of the Dinah Shore Weekend.

Directors: Jennifer Arnold, Tricia Cooke | Stars: Mary Cornell, Muffin Spencer Devlin, Billie Jean King, Sandra Palmer

Votes: 37



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