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Having directed over 15 films together, Joel and Ethan Coen have more than few blockbusters under their belt. Now, their first-ever film has been restored to 4K quality and is being re-released in two days. But how does one pick a favorite Coen brother film? Trust us, it's not easy.

When you share thirteen Academy Award nominations between the two of you, you know you're doing something right. Brothers Joel and Ethan Coen are two of the most well-known and admired filmmakers of our time, and have been putting out films since 1984, seemingly making an impact on the history of American cinema with each one. Maybe you're a Coen brothers film buff or maybe you've seen one of their movies without even realizing it—either way, chances are you've experienced the distinctive cinematic themes, memorable characters, and often violent plotlines which have become the brothers' signature.

At Sweet, we realized we all had very different opinions on which of their work was the greatest—so we decided to battle it out.

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Chantal Strasburger, assistant editor, @chantagold

Movie: Blood Simple (1984)

When I Saw It: Last week, at a screening of the new 4K restored release.

Why I Love It: It's always been a goal of mine to watch all the Coen brother films in chronological order—so I've finally started at the beginning. Blood Simple is Ethan and Joel Coen's very first movie, and the modern film noir is a delightful introduction to their body of work. It has all the dark humor and violence you associate with the American duo, but in a stripped-back, slightly rough-around-the-edges presentation than their more recent movies. Blood Simple is set in the heart of Texas, revolving around mistaken identities and a murder gone-wrong. My favorite part of the film is the repetition of The Four Tops cheerful and upbeat "It's the Same Old Song," played intermittently amidst bloody rumbles and sleazy dealings.

Catch the opening of the remastered Blood Simple July 1 at Film Forum in NY and July 29 at the Landmark Nuart Theatre in L.A.

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Michael Russo, video producer, @iammichaelrusso

Movie: No Country For Old Men (2007)

When I Saw It: In theaters the month the movie came out.

Why I Love It: No Country For Old Men is absolutely stunning. The color treatment mixed with the exceptional framing is honestly humbling to watch, and the exquisite execution shows a control of cadence that keeps you wondering what's going to happen next throughout the entire film. It's not often you come across a movie you can watch over and over again, yet manage to pick up new insights every time.

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Catherine Fuentes, managing editor, @cat_fuentes

Movie: Fargo (1996)

When I Saw It: At college, during a contemporary American cinema class. (Yes, that class was as cool as it sounds.)

Why I Love It: After I saw Fargo for the first time, I called my mom to tell her that I finally watched it and that I absolutely loved it. Her response was a very blunt, "What took you this long?!" I'm not sure how or why I held out, but Fargo was my very welcome and overdue introduction to the Coen brothers. While the film's rich black comedy gripped me from the very first scene, I loved Fargo for Frances McDormand's incredibly memorable role as the police chief Marge Gunderson, who brings a necessary dose of Midwestern good manners to an otherwise dreary portrayal of snowy, small-town Minnesota. The world and characters are so convincing that years later, Fargo, the television show that's made without any involvement from the Coen brothers, has become a must-watch.

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Mallory Rice, deputy editor, @mallory-rice

Movie: Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

When I Saw It: On a snowy January night three years ago at a theater in Brooklyn.

Why I Love It: I would never really try to choose a favorite Coen brothers movie—I am not a crazy person—but I do think that Inside Llewyn Davis is one of the more underrated films in their oeuvre. First, you have a career-making performance from Oscar Isaac, who plays the titular character, a moody folk singer struggling to establish himself in the vibrant Greenwich Village music scene of the '60s. And then you have the story itself—a quietly brilliant, nuanced character study that deserved Oscar nominations for more than just cinematography and sound mixing. Inside Llewyn Davis is a uniquely sensitive dispatch from two master storytellers.

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Rebecca Deczynski, editorial assistant, @rebeccadecz

Movie: The Big Lebowski (1998)

When I Saw It: Over a span of three days in an AP English class, senior year of high school.

Why I Love It: There's something oddly poetic about the sprinkling of ashes off a cliff, only for the wind to gently blow those ashes back into the faces of those who sprinkled them. Morbid humor aside though, The Big Lebowski is an atmospheric, abstract painting of a film that, through a haze of smoke, tells a story that lacks glamour and seems to speak only in bizarre yet unflinching truths. Deep in the midst of my phase of almost exclusively watching Old Hollywood movies, this film stood out as another kind of storytelling, and a totally invigorating one—it will always be a classic.

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Rebecca Bates, senior editor, @re.beccabates

Movie: Burn After Reading (2008)

When I Saw It: In college with a now-ex-boyfriend, who hated it, and my roommates.

Why I Love It: It helps that my ex hated it. Also, it just seemed like everyone was almost playing a parody of themselves. John Malkovich could not have seemed more self-important and pretentious, Brad Pitt was a hyper weirdo fitness idiot (best line: "You think this is a Schwinn?"), and George Clooney gives one of his best physical comedic performances ever.

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Brittany Bryant, editorial intern, @b_eey

Movie: The Ladykillers (2004)

When I Saw It: At my parents' house on movie night.

Why I Love It: This was the first Coen brothers film I ever saw, but it didn't take much convincing to get me to join my parents in watching—I have an insane crush on Tom Hanks! The movie follows his character, Professor G.H. Dorr, and his band of criminals who plot to rob a casino. Posing as musicians, they rent a room from a sweet old lady, where they plan the heist. It was such an oddly humorous plot and I loved learning that it was a remake of the original 1955 comedy by William Rose!

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Martin Sanchez, writer, @thet_t

Movie: Raising Arizona (1987)

When I Saw It: At too young of an age.

Why I Love It: Being the youngest in my family (with five older siblings), I was usually forgoing cartoons for movies, like Raising Arizona, to spend time with my brothers and sisters (much to their distress, of course.) I'm sure half the movie went over my head the first time I watched it, but even then I remember being roused by the off-the-wall storytelling in the unconventional crime film. The plot—which is as outrageous as Nicolas Cage's sideburns in the movie—follows a couple, played by Cage and Holly Hunter, as they decide to steal a quintuplet after finding out they can't have a child of their own. The subsequent (and iconic) chase sequence is unforgettable.

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