TOP 10 SCREENPLAYS BY THE JOEL AND ETHAN COEN

Coen Brothers Screenplays
Fargo Film Screenplay

1. FARGO (1996)
Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen
Directed by Joel Coen

Possibly one of the best screenplays ever written, FARGO includes incredibly strong characters and an insane plot that could have only been written by the Coens. The script won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and was nominated for the BAFTA.

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The Big Lebowski Screenplay

2. THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998)
Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen
Directed by Joel Coen

A class noir script meets a slacker film equals THE BIG LEBOWSKI. The story is based roughly on the writings of Raymond Chandler but is filled with memorably Coen-esque characters and some of the Coens' best dialogue.

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3. BURN AFTER READING (2008)
Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen
Directed by Joel Coen

BURN AFTER READING is a character-driven dark comedy script with elements of a spy story and a political parody. The conflicts are often absurd, which also makes them hilarious.

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4. HAIL, CAESAR! (2016)    Read the screenplay! 
Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen

5. O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? (2000)   Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen

6. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (2007)    Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen

7. A SERIOUS MAN (2009)     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen

8. RAISING ARIZONA (1982)    Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen

9. BARTON FINK (1991)     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen

10. INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (2013)     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen