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The Best Woody Allen Movies 

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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, Diane Keaton, Sigourney Weaver

Released: 1977

Directed by: Woody Allen

Annie Hall is a 1977 American romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen. Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer (Allen) falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall (Diane Keaton).

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Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Meryl Streep, Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

Released: 1979

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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Midnight in Paris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hiddleston

Released: 2011

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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Crimes and Misdemeanors ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Daryl Hannah, Mia Farrow

Released: 1989

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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Hannah and Her Sisters ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen, Carrie Fisher

Released: 1986

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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Sleeper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck

Released: 1973

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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Broadway Danny Rose is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Milton Berle

Released: 1984

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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Match Point is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emily Mortimer

Released: 2005

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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The Purple Rose of Cairo... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Viggo Mortensen, Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels

Released: 1985

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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Love and Death is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Jessica Harper

Released: 1975

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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Blue Jasmine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K.

Released: 2013

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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Bananas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Woody Allen, Danny DeVito

Released: 1971

Directed by: Woody Allen

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

Released: 1987

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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Manhattan Murder Mystery... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Anjelica Huston

Released: 1993

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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Zelig is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Caitlin O'Heaney

Released: 1983

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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Vicky Cristina Barcelona... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem

Released: 2008

Directed by: Woody Allen

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) 17 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Jennifer Tilly, Mary-Louise Parker, John Cusack

Released: 1994

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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Husbands and Wives is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Liam Neeson, Woody Allen, Juliette Lewis

Released: 1992

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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Deconstructing Harry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Demi Moore, Jennifer Garner, Robin Williams

Released: 1997

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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Play It Again, Sam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Ingrid Bergman, Diane Keaton

Released: 1972

Directed by: Herbert Ross

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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Take the Money and Run ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Lonny Chapman

Released: 1969

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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Everything You Always Wa... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Burt Reynolds, Gene Wilder

Released: 1972

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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Stardust Memories is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Sharon Stone, Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling

Released: 1980

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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A Midsummer Night's Sex ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Mary Steenburgen

Released: 1982

Directed by: Woody Allen

This film is a 1982 comedy film written, directed by and starring Woody Allen. The plot is loosely based on Ingmar Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night. This was the first of 13 movies that Allen ...more

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Mighty Aphrodite is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti

Released: 1995

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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