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10 Woody Allen Films You Need To Watch

Based subjectively on what I like best.

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Interiors (1978)

United Artists

Allen's first dramatic feature and first film in which he did not act, "Interiors" is a poignant display of a family in crisis. Watch as the family of three daughters and a distant husband struggle with the heartbreaking breakdown of their mother, Eve (Geraldine Page).

Match Point (2005)

Dreamworks Pictures

In this sexy thriller, tennis instructor Chris Wilton (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) rapidly rises the social classes as he becomes close with the wealthy Hewett family and marries Chloe Hewett (Emily Mortimer). Chris begins to lose control of his new life once he begins an affair with Nola Rice (Scarlett Johansson).

Manhattan (1979)

United Artists.

After his wife Jill (Meryl Streep) leaves him for another woman, Isaac Davis (Woody Allen) gets involved with a high schooler, Tracy (Mariel Hemingway). Knowing that she is far too young for him and that their relationship is unsustainable, Davis begins to realize he might have feelings for his best friend's mistress, Mary (Diane Keaton).

Stardust Memories (1980)

United Artists

In this black and white film that seems to imitate the writer-director's own life, Allen plays Sandy Bates, a successful comedy filmmaker. During a retrospective of his work, Bates has to deal with his audience's attitudes towards his changing film style, past and current lovers, as well as his own existential issues.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)


Best friends Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) are spending the summer in Barcelona when they cross paths with the alluring Spanish painter, Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem). Both girls become captivated by the seductive artist, which only becomes more complicated when Juan Antonio's emotionally unstable ex-wife, María Elena (Penélope Cruz), comes back into the picture.

Hannah and Her Siste's (1986)

Orion Pictures

Told through multiple story arcs and framed by successive Thanksgiving dinners, this film follows the challenging and interconnected love stories of three sisters. With a cast including Mia Farrow, Barbara Hershey, Michael Caine, Woody Allen, and Diane Wiest, "Hannah and Her Sisters" is one of Allen's most critically and commercially successful films.

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

Orion Pictures

The film follows two twin storylines, those of Judah (Martin Landau) and Cliff (Woody Allen). Afraid that his mistress will destroy his marriage and family man identity, Judah employs the help of his dangerous brother Jack (Jerry Orbach). Meanwhile, Cliff has been hired by his conceited brother-in-law, Lester (Alan Alda), to make a documentary film celebrating his life and work.

Annie Hall (1977)

United Artists

Best Picture winning "Annie Hall" follows the relationship of Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) and Annie Hall (Diane Keaton). Singer narrates the events that led to the failed romance between himself and Hall.

Blue Jasmine (2013)

Sony Pictures

In a performance that won her an Oscar for Best Actress, Cate Blanchett plays Jasmine. Following the disastrous collapse of her marriage to fraudster businessman, Hal (Alec Baldwin), Jasmine moves in with her estranged sister, Ginger (Sally Hawkins), in San Francisco. The emotionally distraught Jasmine attempts to cope with the drastic change from her life as a wealthy Manhattan socialite, to living in the modest apartment with Ginger.

Husbands and Wives (1992)

Tristar Pictures

Another Allen Drama-Comedy, "Husbands and Wives" opens with two New York City couples after Sally (Judy) and Jack (Sydney Pollack) tell Gabe (Woody Allen) and Judy (Mia Farrow) that they are breaking up. As Sally and Jack try to adjust to newly single life, the news forces Gabe and Judy to question their own relationship.

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