What It’s About: Minnesota sheriff Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand) must solve the murders that result from an ineptly planned kidnapping.
Why Watch it Today?: Minnesota received statehood today in 1858. Fargo remains one of the few films set in Minnesota, fixing the state in the national imagination. It also just happens to be an often hilarious crime film from the Coen brothers, with a great cast lead by McDormand, who won an Oscar for her performance.