The best Woody Allen’s 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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Antz

Antz
6.6/10
A neurotic worker ant in love with a rebellious princess rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier. Signing up to march in a parade, he ends up under the command of a bloodthirsty general. But he's actually been enlisted to fight against a termite army.

Fading Gigolo

Fading Gigolo
6.2/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 07/09/2013
  • Character: Murray
Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.

Annie Hall

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

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.

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.

Casino Royale

Casino Royale
5/10
Sir James Bond is called back out of retirement to stop SMERSH. In order to trick SMERSH, James thinks up the ultimate plan - that every agent will be named 'James Bond'. One of the Bonds, whose real name is Evelyn Tremble is sent to take on Le Chiffre in a game of baccarat, but all the Bonds get more than they can handle.

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.

Scoop

Scoop
6.6/10
  • Genre: ComedyMystery
  • Release: 27/07/2006
  • Character: Sid Waterman
An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.

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.

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.

Everyone Says I Love You

Everyone Says I Love You
6.7/10
A New York girl sets her father up with a beautiful woman in a shaky marriage while her half sister gets engaged.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask
6.7/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 06/08/1972
  • Character: Victor / Fabrizio / The Fool / Sperm
A collection of seven vignettes, which each address a question concerning human sexuality. From aphrodisiacs to sexual perversion to the mystery of the male orgasm, characters like a court jester, a doctor, a queen and a journalist adventure through lab experiments and game shows, all seeking answers to common questions that many would never ask.

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.

Woody Allen: A Documentary

Woody Allen: A Documentary
7.7/10
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 20/11/2011
  • Character: Himself
Iconic writer, director, actor, comedian and musician Woody Allen allowed his life and creative process to be documented on-camera for the first time. With this unprecedented access, Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Robert B. Weide followed the notoriously private film legend over a year and a half to create the ultimate film biography. "Woody Allen: A Documentary" chronicles Allen's career - from teen writer to Sid Caesar's TV scribe, from stand-up comedian to award-winning writer-director averaging one film-per-year for more than 40 years. Exploring Allen's writing habits, casting, directing, and relationship with his actors first-hand, new interviews with A-listers, writing partners, family and friends provide insight and backstory to the usually inscrutable filmmaker.

Small Time Crooks

Small Time Crooks
6.6/10
  • Genre: ComedyCrime
  • Release: 19/05/2000
  • Character: Ray
A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.

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.

A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy

A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
6.6/10
A nutty inventor, his frustrated wife, a philosopher cousin, his much younger fiancée, a randy doctor, and a free-thinking nurse spend a summer weekend in and around a stunning - and possibly magical - country house.

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.

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.

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.

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