#29. Fargo (1996)


– Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

– Stacker score: 90.7

– Metascore: 85

– IMDb user rating: 8.1

– Runtime: 98 minutes

Another Coen Brothers hit, “Fargo” had audiences everywhere speaking in a Minnesota accent. This oddball crime story had a pregnant sheriff (played by Frances McDormand) investigating the kidnapping of a woman whose husband hired two hitmen to carry out the job. The Coens won the Oscar for Best Screenplay, and Frances McDormand won for her role as Sheriff Marge Gunderson. In 2014, FX released a TV adaptation of the film, starring Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman, set in the same universe as the movie.