Woody Allen Ranked



The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) – Extremely disappointing use of a cast. Even Woody has mentioned plenty of disappointment in this one.


Match Point (2005) – Allen explored these themes better in Crimes and Misdemeanors, and with humor and likable characters.



Cassandra’s Dream (2007) – Two hot men, one bad movie.


Melinda and Melinda (2004) – There’s an interesting story in here somewhere, it’s just a shame Allen couldn’t find it before he filmed this.



You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) – It just felt mediocre all over the place, and the stunning selection of cast members couldn’t even save this one.


Hollywood Ending (2002) – Just doesn’t quite work.



Hollywood Ending (2002) – Mediocre story that just didn’t work well enough for me.


You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) – The jury’s still out on this one.



What’s Up Tiger Lily? (1966) – Entertaining intro to Woody Allen, but nothing at all like what he would do with his later films.


Scoop (2006) – If anyone else had made  this it could be written of as fun fluff; it’s just below Allen’s talents.



Whatever Works (2009) – Fun movie, once you get used to the personality that Boris brings with him for a large chunk of the film.


Celebrity (1998) – A bit of a misfire, but an interesting misfire.



September (1987) – Could have been pretty interesting, but doesn’t work particularly well.


Whatever Works (2009) – Agree with Juan on this one.



Another Woman (1988) – Good for one of his serious films, but didn’t leave as much of an impact on me as some of his others.


Small Time Crooks (2000) – Tracy Ullman and Elaine May make this film worthwhile.



Scoop (2006) – Plenty of fun and silly jokes, but it felt very below his usual comedic talent.


What’s Up, Tiger Lily? (1966) – A good intro to Allen’s humor, but nothing extraordinary.



Melinda and Melinda (2004) – Mildly enjoyable, but fell flat even though some of the characters were well-written.


A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982) – Interesting idea, but the film is neither bad nor great.

Juan Barquin

Just yer average twenty-something college student with no time on his hands who ends up watching (and writing) too many movies and shows for his own good.

15 Responses

  1. amy says:

    I just gotta come here and say that… I’m not really familiar with Woody Allen’s filmography as a whole. LOL – Some people I’ve talked with have told me that I just don’t get Jewish humor (??) – I got that with A Serious Man too. Can anyone explain? LOL

    Having said that, I do like Vicky Christina Barcelona… and next to Penelope Cruz (was never really sold on her until that), Rebecca Hall was right next to her. I also liked Match Point, but in a different sense…

    I did think Whatever Works and Tall Dark Stranger were pretty bad though.

    Oh… and I’m admitting this here:
    Annie Hall… I didn’t feel it. LOL

  2. Castor says:

    Wow very impressive that you ranked all 42 of his movies. I really haven’t seen too many of his work and I need to fix that! A bit surprised that Annie Hall is outside of the top 2 :) Highly looking forward to Midnight in Paris this weekend!

  3. Rodrigo says:

    I will shamefully admit that I only watched two films involving Woody Aleen and one of them wasn’t with him as the director.

    Still, very impresssive to see you guys ranking all of his movies.

  4. Callahan says:

    I wish you guys made two separate lists or agreed on an order, as much as I loved what you both had to say I found it difficult to keep track of both lists at the same time considering the amount of films Woody has made.

  5. Nora says:

    This post is fantastic! I’m a huge Woody Allen fan and both of you guys had really insightful things to say about each movie. Congrats on finishing his entire filmography, wow! And Manhattan is my favorite Allen film as well :D

  6. ersby says:

    Great list – it’s nice to see Zelig getting some plaudits. It was years ahead of its time. I think my favourite is Manhattan Murder Mystery, just because it’s so funny and perfectly acheives what it sets out to do.

  7. Juan Barquin says:

    It’s a little bit hard for me to admit this, but after two viewings of Midnight in Paris, I think I’m going to go ahead and say that it’s stolen fourth place on my list.

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