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List Rules Movies must be directed, written, produced or acted in by Woody Allen

The best Woody Allen movies of all time rank among some of the best movies of all time, so it's no surprise movie fans would want to debate which of his films deserves the title of greatest Woody Allen movie ever. While there are some talented directors who have stood behind the camera since the start of cinema, Woody Allen is far and away one of the best directors of all time due largely in part to his neurotic characters (perceived to be real to a fault), his strong female characters, and his own inclusion as an actor in a way that doesn't distract from the other actors (you hear that, Quentin?).

Of course, while many people in the older generation know Woody Allen for his comedies, newer movie watchers may know him equally for his dramas and for causing drama as one of the most scandalous celebs in Hollywood. Either way, the guy makes a heck of a movie.

Make sure to vote up your favorite Woody Allen movie and feel free to add any great Woody Allen movies that might have been left off the list.
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Annie Hall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Walken
Annie Hall is a 1977 American romantic comedy directed by Woody Allen from a screenplay he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. Produced by Allen's manager, Charles H. Joffe, the film stars Allen as ...more

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Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Meryl Streep, Woody Allen, Diane Keaton
Manhattan is a 1979 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Woody Allen and produced by Charles H. Joffe. The screenplay was written by Allen and Marshall Brickman. Allen co-stars as a ...more

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Hannah and Her Sisters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen, Carrie Fisher
Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 American comedy-drama film which tells the intertwined stories of an extended family over two years that begins and ends with a family Thanksgiving dinner. The ...more

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Crimes and Misdemeanors is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Daryl Hannah, Mia Farrow
This film is a 1989 existential drama written, directed by and co-starring Woody Allen, alongside Martin Landau, Mia Farrow, Anjelica Huston, Jerry Orbach, Alan Alda, Sam Waterston and Joanna ...more

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Midnight in Paris is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hiddleston
Midnight in Paris is an American 2011 romantic comedy fantasy film written and directed by Woody Allen. Set in Paris, the film follows Gil Pender, a screenwriter, who is forced to confront the ...more

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Love and Death is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Jessica Harper
This film is a 1975 comedy film by Woody Allen. It is a satire on Russian literature starring Allen and Diane Keaton as Boris and Sonja, Russians living during the Napoleonic Era who engage in ...more

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Sleeper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck
Sleeper is a 1973 futuristic comic science fiction film, written by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman, and directed by Allen. The plot involves the adventures of the owner of a health food store ...more

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The Purple Rose of Cairo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Viggo Mortensen, Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels
The Purple Rose of Cairo is a 1985 American romantic fantasy comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. Inspired by Sherlock, Jr., Hellzapoppin', and Pirandello's Six Characters in Search ...more

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Zelig is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Caitlin O'Heaney
Zelig is a 1983 American mockumentary film written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Allen and Mia Farrow. Allen plays Leonard Zelig, a nondescript enigma who, out of his desire to fit in ...more

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Match Point is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emily Mortimer
Match Point is a 2005 drama film written and directed by Woody Allen which stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode, Brian Cox, and Penelope Wilton. Rhys ...more

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Broadway Danny Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Milton Berle
Broadway Danny Rose is a 1984 American black-and-white comedy film written, directed by and starring Woody Allen. It was screened out of competition at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival.

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Bananas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Woody Allen, Danny DeVito
Bananas is a 1971 American comedy film directed by Woody Allen and starring Allen, Louise Lasser, and Carlos Montalban. Written by Allen and Mickey Rose, the film is about a bumbling New Yorker ...more

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Radio Days is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mia Farrow
Radio Days is a 1987 comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. The film looks back on an American family's life during the Golden Age of Radio using both music and memories to tell the

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Take the Money and Run is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Lonny Chapman
Take the Money and Run is a 1969 American comedic mockumentary directed by Woody Allen and starring Allen and Janet Margolin. Written by Allen and Mickey Rose, the film chronicles the life of ...more

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Husbands and Wives is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Liam Neeson, Woody Allen, Juliette Lewis
Husbands and Wives is a 1992 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The film stars Allen, Mia Farrow, Sydney Pollack, Judy Davis, Juliette Lewis, and Liam Neeson. It was ...more

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Manhattan Murder Mystery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Anjelica Huston
This film is a comedy mystery film, directed by and starring Woody Allen and written by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman.

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Play It Again, Sam is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Ingrid Bergman, Diane Keaton
Play It Again, Sam is a 1972 film written by and starring Woody Allen, based on his 1969 Broadway play. The film was directed by Herbert Ross, which is unusual, in that Allen usually directs his ...more

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Deconstructing Harry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Demi Moore, Jennifer Garner, Robin Williams
Deconstructing Harry is a comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen and released in 1997. This film tells the story of a successful writer named Harry Block, played by Allen, who draws ...more

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127 46
Blue Jasmine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K.
Blue Jasmine is a 2013 American dark comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. It tells the story of a rich Manhattan socialite who falls into hard times and has to move in to her ...more

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem
Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a 2008 romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The plot centers on two American women, Vicky and Cristina, who spend a summer in Barcelona ...more

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Bullets over Broadway is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Jennifer Tilly, Mary-Louise Parker, John Cusack
Bullets Over Broadway is a 1994 American comedy film written by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath and directed by Woody Allen. It stars an ensemble cast including John Cusack, Dianne Wiest, Chazz ...more

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Stardust Memories is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Sharon Stone, Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling
Stardust Memories is a 1980 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen and starring himself, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper, Marie-Christine Barrault and Sharon Stone in ...more

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Mighty Aphrodite is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti
Mighty Aphrodite is a 1995 romantic comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. The screenplay was inspired by the story of Pygmalion. Allen co-stars with Mira Sorvino, who received the ...more

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Everything You Always Wanted t... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Burt Reynolds, Gene Wilder
This film is a comedy film that is Woody Allen's fourth film as director. It consists of a series of short sequences. The film was an early smash for Allen, grossing over $18 million in North ...more

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Sweet and Lowdown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Uma Thurman, Sean Penn, Woody Allen
Sweet and Lowdown is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The film tells the story, set in the 1930s, of a fictional jazz guitarist named Emmet Ray who regards ...more