30 favorite films of Coen brothers

American filmmakers

1. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, director Stanley Kubrick, 19621

 

2. Chinatown, director Roman Polanski, 19742

 

3. Repulsion, director Roman Polanski, 19652

 

4. Le locataire / The Tenant, director Roman Polanski, 19762

 

5. Rosemary’s Baby, director Roman Polanski, 19682

 

6. Nóż w wodzie / Knife in the Water, director Roman Polanski, 19622

 

7. The Palm Beach Story, director Preston Sturges, 19421

 

8. Tengoku to Jigoku / High and Low, director Akira Kurosawa, 19633

 

9. The Bad News Bears, director Michael Ritchie, 19624

 

10. Dames, directors Ray Enright, Busby Berkeley, 19344

 

11. Separate Tables, director Delbert Mann, 19584

12. Where Eagles Dare, director Brian G. Hutton, 19684

 

13. The Fortune, director Mike Nichols, 19754

 

14. Brother’s Keeper, directors Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky, 19924 

 

15. Il Bidone / The Swindle, director Federico Fellini, 19554

 

16. Salesman, directors Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin, 19694

 

17. C’era una volta il West / Once upon a time in the West, director Sergio Leone, 19685

 

18. The Outlaw Josey Wales, director Clint Eastwood, 19765

 

19. Greaser’s Palace, director Robert Downey Sr., 19725

 

20. Doc, director Frank Perry, 19715

 

21. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, director John Huston, 19725

 

22. The Guns Of Navarone, director J. Lee Thompson, 19616

 

23. Der amerikanische Freund / The American Friend, director Wim Wenders, 19777

 

24. Boeing Boeing, director John Rich, 19657

 

25. That Touch of Mink, director Delbert Mann, 19627

 

26. A Global Affair, director Jack Arnold, 19647

 

27. Pillow Talk, director Michael Gordon, 19597

 

28. The Chapman Report, director George Cukor, 19627

 

29. Detour, director Edgar G. Ulmer, 19458

 

30. Tarzan’s New York Adventure, director Richard Thorpe, 19427

 

References:

 

  1. Michael Ciment and Hubert Niogret, «Interview with the Brothers Coen», 1987
  2. Mark Horowitz, «Coen Brothers A-Z: The Big Two-Headed Picture».
  3. Lizzie Francke, «Hell Freezes Over».
  4. «Joel and Ethan Coen’s Favourites». Time Out, 1995
  5. Christian Blauvelt, «True Grit’ exclusive: Joel and Ethan Coen pick their favorite Westerns». EW.com, 2011
  6. Smriti Mundhra, «10 Questions: Joel Coen», 2001
  7. Hal Hinson, «Bloodlines».
  8. Paul A. Woods, «Joel & Ethan Coen: blood siblings».
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