The Big Lebowski (1998) is a movie written and directed by the brothers Joel and Ethan Coen (The Hudsucker Proxy, Fargo) starring Jeff Bridges and Coen Brothers regulars John Goodman and Steve Buscemi as a trio of bowlers who have pretty much no direction in their life. Jeffery "The Dude" Lebowski (Bridges) is the central character to this insane comedy who does pretty much noting but drink his white russians, smoke his pot, and bowl. He comes home from the allies one day to find out that his rug has been stolen, and he tries to find out who stole it and why, and wants it back because, "it really tied the room together." Along for the ride is "The Dude's" best friend Walter (Goodman), a Viet Nam vet who is a bit of a psychopath and gun nut who wants nothing more than to help The Dude get his rug back. The movie is one of the most entertainging films I've ever seen, and the humor in it is very dark at times. I feel this is one of the most overlooked films of the late 90's. There are several special features on this director's cut DVD that, in my opinion, makes it a must-own for any fan of the Coen Brothers.