Woody Allen Ranked



Mighty Aphrodite (1995) – Highly amusing, and a great take on old Greek plays.


Everyone Says I Love You (1996) – Great musical numbers with a stellar ensemble cast.



Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) – I’ll agree with Marya, it’s just a fun little film.


Love and Death (1975) – Much more structure than his previous films. A great comic take on Russian philosophical novels.



Sweet and Lowdown (1999) – Simple film that brings us into the Jazz Age. Penn was excellent, but Morton shines the strongest.


Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) – Just a fun little film.



Shadows and Fog (1991) – Underrated film that makes for a marvelous homage to German expressionism.


Sweet and Lowdown (1999) – Great look at the Jazz Age. Penn and Morton are sublime.



Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008) – Outstanding performance from Cruz, with an interesting love triangle. Javier Bardem’s character has my name (Juan Antonio), so that’s a bit of a weak spot.


Zelig (1983) – His finest mockumentary. Groundbreaking effects and editing.



Match Point (2005) – One of his few later dramas that remained appealing and provided an interesting look at the dark side of humanity.


Broadway Danny Rose (1984) – Wonderful story, Mia at her finest.

13. Interiors (1978)

Juan – For his first attempt at drama, Allen takes a very Bergman-esque approach and succeeds fairly well, with few mistakes and great characters.

Marya – His first foray into drama. Allen is clearly still working out how to make this kind of film, but the characters and ideas are extraordinary.



Everyone Says I Love You (1996) – Well-written musical that truly makes its cast shine.


Husbands and Wives (1992) – Powerful drama with stunning performances.



Husbands and Wives (1992) – Excellent drama, with plenty of laughs, and a perfect performance from Judy Davis.


Alice (1990) – Completely underrated little gem.



Love and Death (1975) – Amusing philosophical film, with a great performance by Keaton.


Radio Days (1987) – One of Allen’s most fun films. Bright, energetic and unforgettable.

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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