Fargo (1996)

Director: Joel Coen
Cast: Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare

McDormand earned a 1996 Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Marge Gunderson, an unflappable, very pregnant cop who's equally at home solving a triple homicide and snuggling with her husband. The Coen brothers are at their quirky best here and the Midwestern settings are sharply observed.

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