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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
Annie Hall 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
Manhattan 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
Hannah and Her Sisters 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
Crimes and Misdemeanors Woody Allen, Daryl Hannah, Mia Farrow Crimes and Misdemeanors 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 ...more

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Love and Death is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Love and Death Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Jessica Harper Love and Death 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 ...more

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Midnight in Paris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Midnight in Paris 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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Sleeper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Sleeper 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
The Purple Rose of Cairo 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
Zelig 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
Match Point 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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Bananas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Bananas 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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Husbands and Wives is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Husbands and Wives 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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Take the Money and Run is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Take the Money and Run 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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Broadway Danny Rose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Broadway Danny Rose 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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Manhattan Murder Mystery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Manhattan Murder Mystery Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Anjelica Huston Manhattan Murder Mystery is a comedy murder 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) 16 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Play It Again, Sam 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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Radio Days is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Radio Days 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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Deconstructing Harry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Deconstructing Harry 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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Vicky Cristina Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Vicky Cristina Barcelona 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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Blue Jasmine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Blue Jasmine 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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Bullets over Broadway is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Bullets over Broadway Jennifer Tilly, Mary-Louise Parker, John Cusack Bullets Over Broadway is a 1994 American crime-comedy film written by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath and directed by Woody Allen. It stars an ensemble cast including John Cusack, Dianne Wiest, ...more

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Stardust Memories is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Stardust Memories 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

The Best Woody Allen Quotes

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Mighty Aphrodite is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Mighty Aphrodite 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
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) Woody Allen, Burt Reynolds, Gene Wilder Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) is a comedy film that is Woody Allen's fourth film as director. It consists of a series of short sequences loosely ...more

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Sweet and Lowdown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Sweet and Lowdown 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

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Whatever Works is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Whatever Works Evan Rachel Wood, Henry Cavill, Larry David Whatever Works is a 2009 American comedy film directed and written by Woody Allen, starring Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Clarkson, Ed Begley, Jr., Michael McKean, and Henry Cavill.

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Interiors is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Interiors Diane Keaton, Sam Waterston, Geraldine Page Interiors is a 1978 drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. Featured performers are Kristin Griffith, Mary Beth Hurt, Richard Jordan, Diane Keaton, E. G. Marshall, Geraldine Page, ...more

The 12 Most Extreme Actor Transformations

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The Curse of the Jade Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Charlize Theron, Woody Allen, Helen Hunt The Curse of the Jade Scorpion is a 2001 crime comedy film written by, directed by, and starring Woody Allen. The cast also features Helen Hunt, Dan Aykroyd, Elizabeth Berkley, John Schuck, ...more

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A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Mary Steenburgen A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy is a 1982 sex 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 ...more

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Shadows and Fog is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Shadows and Fog Madonna, Jodie Foster, Woody Allen Shadows and Fog is a black-and-white thriller comedy film directed by Woody Allen and based on his one-act play Death. It stars Allen, Mia Farrow, John Malkovich, John Cusack, Madonna, and ...more

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Everyone Says I Love You is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Everyone Says I Love You Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore Everyone Says I Love You is a 1996 American musical comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen, who also stars in the film, alongside Julia Roberts, Alan Alda, Edward Norton, Drew ...more

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Scoop is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Scoop Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman, Woody Allen Scoop is a 2006 American-British romantic comedy/murder mystery written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Ian McShane, and Allen himself. The film was ...more

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Another Woman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
RodneyBlair added Another Woman Gene Hackman, Mia Farrow, Ian Holm Another Woman is a 1988 American film written and directed by Woody Allen. The drama stars Gena Rowlands as a philosophy professor who accidentally overhears the private analysis of a stranger ...more

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To Rome with Love is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
To Rome with Love Penélope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, Woody Allen To Rome with Love is a 2012 magical realist romantic comedy film written and directed by and starring Woody Allen in his first acting appearance since 2006. The film is set in Rome, Italy; it ...more

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Magic in the Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
looksharp added Magic in the Moonlight Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden Magic in the Moonlight is a 2014 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. The film stars Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Hamish Linklater, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, ...more

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Celebrity is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Celebrity Charlize Theron, Leonardo DiCaprio, Winona Ryder Celebrity is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The screenplay describes the divergent paths a couple takes following their divorce.

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Small Time Crooks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Small Time Crooks Woody Allen, Hugh Grant, Jon Lovitz Small Time Crooks is a 2000 American crime-comedy film directed, written, and starring Woody Allen, along with actresses Elaine May and Tracey Ullman as well as actor Hugh Grant. Ullman received ...more

The Best Qualities in a Man

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Alice is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
RodneyBlair added Alice Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson, Bernadette Peters Alice is a 1990 American romantic fantasy film written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Mia Farrow, Joe Mantegna and William Hurt. The film is a loose reworking of Federico Fellini's ...more

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Irrational Man is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Irrational Man Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Joe Stapleton

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Melinda and Melinda Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Amanda Peet Melinda and Melinda is a 2004 comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. It was premiered at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. The film is set in Manhattan and stars ...more

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Hollywood Ending is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Hollywood Ending Woody Allen, Debra Messing, Tiffani Thiessen Hollywood Ending is an American comedy film from 2002 written and directed by Woody Allen, who also plays the principal character. It tells the story of a once-famous film director who suffers ...more

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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Naomi Watts, Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger is a 2010 English-language Spanish–American co-production comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. It features Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, ...more

The Sexiest Characters in Comedies

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Anything Else is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Anything Else Christina Ricci, Woody Allen, Danny DeVito Anything Else is a 2003 romantic comedy film. The film was written and directed by Woody Allen, produced by his sister Letty Aronson, and stars Jason Biggs, Christina Ricci, Woody Allen, ...more

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The Front is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
The Front Woody Allen, Danny Aiello, Michael Murphy The Front is a 1976 comedy-drama film about the Hollywood blacklist during the age of live television. It is written by Walter Bernstein, directed by Martin Ritt and stars Woody Allen and Zero ...more

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September is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
RodneyBlair added September Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Sam Waterston September is a 1987 film written and directed by Woody Allen. Allen's intention for September was that it be like "a play on film," hence the great number of long takes and few camera ...more

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Cassandra's Dream Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell, Hayley Atwell Cassandra's Dream is a 2007 dramatic thriller film written and directed by Woody Allen. Filmed in the United Kingdom, it was released in 2007 in Europe and in January 2008 in the United States. ...more

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What's Up, Tiger Lily? is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Raykibb added What's Up, Tiger Lily? Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, John Sebastian The egg salad recipe to die for....  What's Up, Tiger Lily? is a 1966 comedy film directed by Woody Allen in his feature-length directorial debut. Allen took a Japanese spy film, International Secret Police: Key of Keys, and ...more

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New York Stories Kirsten Dunst, Woody Allen, Nick Nolte New York Stories is a 1989 anthology film; it consists of three shorts with the central theme being New York City. The first is Life Lessons, directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Richard ...more

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Antz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Woody Allen Movies
Antz Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone Antz is a 1998 American computer animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures. It features the voices of Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, ...more