The best Woody Allen’s drama movies

Woody Allen

Woody Allen

01/12/1935 (86 años)
Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Konigsberg; December 1, 1935) is an American screenwriter, film director, actor, comedian, writer, musician, and playwright. Allen's distinctive films, which run the gamut from dramas to screwball sex comedies, have made him a notable American director. He is also distinguished by his rapid rate of production and his very large body of work. Allen writes and directs his movies and has also acted in the majority of them. For inspiration, Allen draws heavily on literature, sexuality, philosophy, psychology, Jewish identity, and the history of cinema, among a wealth of other fields of interest. Allen developed a passion for music early on and is a celebrated jazz clarinetist. What began as a teenage avocation has led to regular public performances at various small venues in his hometown of Manhattan, with occasional appearances at various jazz festivals. Allen joined the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the New Orleans Funeral Ragtime Orchestra in performances that provided the film score for his 1973 comedy Sleeper, and performed in a rare European tour in 1996, which became the subject of the documentary Wild Man Blues.
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To Rome with Love

To Rome with Love
6.3/10
Four tales unfold in the Eternal City: While vacationing in Rome, architect John encounters a young man whose romantic woes remind him of a painful incident from his own youth; retired opera director Jerry discovers a mortician with an amazing voice, and he seizes the opportunity to rejuvenate his own flagging career; a young couple have separate romantic interludes; a spotlight shines on an ordinary man.

Radio Days

Radio Days
7.4/10
  • Genre: ComedyDramaMusic
  • Release: 30/01/1987
  • Character: Joe, the Narrator (uncredited)
The Narrator tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary anecdotes and urban legends of the radio stars.

Annie Hall

Annie Hall
8/10
New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.

Café Society

Café Society
6.6/10
The story of a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age.

Manhattan

Manhattan
7.9/10
Manhattan explores how the life of a middle-aged television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.

Stardust Memories

Stardust Memories
7.2/10
While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.

Deconstructing Harry

Deconstructing Harry
7.3/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 12/12/1997
  • Character: Harry Block
This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.

Husbands and Wives

Husbands and Wives
7.5/10
When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and meet new people, the marriage of Gabe and Judy gets more and more strained, and they begin to find themselves being attracted to other people.

Play It Again, Sam

Play It Again, Sam
7.6/10
A mild mannered film critic is dumped by his wife and his ego is crushed. His hero persona is the tough guy played by Humphrey Bogart in many of his movies and the apparition of Bogart begins showing up to give him advice. With the encouragement of his two married friends, he actually tries dating again, with less than satisfactory results, until he relaxes.

Crimes and Misdemeanors

Crimes and Misdemeanors
7.8/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 13/10/1989
  • Character: Cliff Stern
An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.

Hollywood Ending

Hollywood Ending
6.5/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 03/05/2002
  • Character: Val
Woody Allen stars as Val Waxman, a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. When it comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner: Work for his ex-wife Ellie or forfeit his last shot. Is Val blinded by love when he opts for the reconnect? Is love blind when it comes to Ellie's staunch support? Literally and figuratively, the proof is the picture.

Hannah and Her Sisters

Hannah and Her Sisters
7.9/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 07/02/1986
  • Character: Mickey Sachs
Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.

New York Stories

New York Stories
6.4/10
Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents to reconciliate; third, by Allen, is a witty piece of comedy about the impossibility of getting rid of the son's role.

Sweet and Lowdown

Sweet and Lowdown
7.2/10
A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.

The Front

The Front
7.3/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 17/09/1976
  • Character: Howard Price
A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.

The Sunshine Boys

The Sunshine Boys
5.8/10
Two aging comedians who acrimoniously dissolved their act eight years earlier must overcome their differences when they have the chance for a lucrative movie comeback.

King Lear

King Lear
5.4/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 17/05/1987
  • Character: Mr. Alien (uncredited)
A descendant of Shakespeare tries to restore his plays in a world rebuilding itself after the Chernobyl catastrophe obliterates most of human civilization.

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