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The Coen Brothers Screenplays

The Coen Brothers (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen) are two of the most unique voices on the cinema’s stage today. Their career has been going strong for over 30 years. When you read a Coen Brothers screenplay you know that your world will be turned upside down.

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Blood Simple (1984)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

Raising Arizona (1987)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

Miller’s Crossing (1990)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

Barton Fink (1991)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

Fargo (1996)

**Won the Oscar** Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

The Big Lebowski (1998)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

The Ladykillers (2004)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

No Country for Old Men (2007)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

Burn After Reading (2008)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

A Serious Man (2009)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

True Grit (2010)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

Bridge of Spies (2014)

Screenplay by Matt Charman, Joel, and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

Unbroken (2014)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen, Richard LaGravenese and William Nicholson-  Read the screenplay!

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

Suburbicon (2017)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Cohen – Read the screenplay!


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