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Ranking All Of Director Woody Allen’s Movies

“What are Woody Allen’s Best Movies?” We looked at all of Allen’s directed filmography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the movies directed by Woody Allen and looked at their Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato User, Metacritic, Metacritic User, IMDB, and Letterboxd scores, ranking them against one another to see which movies came out on top. The movies are ranked in our list below based on which movies have the highest overall score between all 6 review sites in comparison with all of the other movies by the same director. The process is all very scientific with no flaws at all.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

Happy Viewing!



The Top Film’s Of Woody Allen



50 ) Don’t Drink the Water (1994)

Don't Drink the Water (1994)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 45
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 47
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 35
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 45
  • Letterboxd User Score: 46

Somewhere behind the early 1960s cold-war iron curtain, the Hollander family cause an international spying incident when Walter photographs a sunset in a sensitive region. In order to stay out of jail, the Hollanders take refuge in the American Embassy, which is temporarily being run by the absent Ambassador’s diplomatically incompetent son, Axel.



49 ) Wonder Wheel (2017)

Wonder Wheel (2017)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 49
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 46
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 35
  • Metacritic User Score: 26
  • IMDB User Review Score: 49
  • Letterboxd User Score: 40

The story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty, Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey, a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina, Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment.



47 ) You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 39
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 49
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 32
  • Metacritic User Score: 23
  • IMDB User Review Score: 45
  • Letterboxd User Score: 49

Two married couples find only trouble and heartache as their complicated lives unfold. After 40 years of marriage, Alfie leaves his wife to pursue what he thinks is happiness with a call girl. His wife, Helena, reeling from abandonment, decides to follow the advice of a psychic. Sally, the daughter of Alfie and Helena, is unhappy in her marriage and develops a crush on her boss, while her husband, Roy, falls for a woman engaged to be married.



47 ) Celebrity (1998)

Celebrity (1998)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 46
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 45
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 35
  • Metacritic User Score: 26
  • IMDB User Review Score: 45
  • Letterboxd User Score: 40

The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one lavish party to another and engages in numerous empty romances, he starts to doubt the worth of his work. Meanwhile, top TV producer Tony falls for Robin and introduces her to the world of celebrity.



45 ) Crisis in Six Scenes (2016)

Crisis in Six Scenes (2016)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 50
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 50
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 35
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 35
  • Letterboxd User Score: 37

A comedy that takes place in the 1960s during turbulent times in the United States when a middle class suburban family is visited by a guest who turns their household completely upside down.



45 ) To Rome with Love (2012)

To Rome with Love (2012)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 43
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 47
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 32
  • Metacritic User Score: 23
  • IMDB User Review Score: 45
  • Letterboxd User Score: 46

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.



44 ) Anything Else (2003)

Anything Else (2003)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 48
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 44
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 30
  • Metacritic User Score: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 43
  • Letterboxd User Score: 46

Jerry Falk, an aspiring writer in New York, falls in love at first sight with a free-spirited young woman named Amanda He has heard the phrase that life is like “anything else,” but soon he finds that life with the unpredictable Amanda isn’t like anything else at all.



43 ) Melinda and Melinda (2004)

Melinda and Melinda (2004)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 35
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 41
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 35
  • Metacritic User Score: 25
  • IMDB User Review Score: 42
  • Letterboxd User Score: 40

While dining out with friends, Sy suggests the difficulty of separating comedy from tragedy. To illustrate his point, he tells his guests two parallel stories about Melinda ; both versions have the same basic elements, but one take on her state of affairs leans toward levity, while the other is full of anguish. Each story involves Melinda coping with a recent divorce through substance abuse while beginning a romantic relationship with a close friend’s husband.



42 ) What’s Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)

What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 19
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 37
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 30
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 50
  • Letterboxd User Score: 49

In comic Woody Allen’s film debut, he took the Japanese action film “International Secret Police: Key of Keys” and re-dubbed it, changing the plot to make it revolve around a secret egg salad recipe.



41 ) New York Stories (1989)

New York Stories (1989)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 28
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 31
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 35
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 43
  • Letterboxd User Score: 31

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.



39 ) Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 36
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 43
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 25
  • Metacritic User Score: 18
  • IMDB User Review Score: 35
  • Letterboxd User Score: 40

Set in the 1920s French Riviera, a master magician is commissioned to try and expose a psychic as a fraud.



39 ) September (1987)

September (1987)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 34
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 37
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 35
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 35
  • Letterboxd User Score: 27

After a suicide attempt, Lane has moved into her country house to recuperate. Her best friend, Stephanie, has come to join her for the summer. Lane’s mother, Diane, has recently arrived with her husband Lloyd, Lane’s stepfather. Lane is close to two neighbors: Peter, and Howard. Howard is in love with Lane, Lane is in love with Peter, and Peter is in love with Stephanie.



38 ) Hollywood Ending (2002)

Hollywood Ending (2002)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 39
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 39
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 25
  • Metacritic User Score: 18
  • IMDB User Review Score: 35
  • Letterboxd User Score: 40

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.



37 ) Shadows and Fog (1991)

Shadows and Fog (1991)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 38
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 31
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 35
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 30
  • Letterboxd User Score: 27

With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.



36 ) The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 43
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 36
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 25
  • Metacritic User Score: 18
  • IMDB User Review Score: 27
  • Letterboxd User Score: 40

CW Briggs is a veteran insurance investigator, with many successes. Betty Ann Fitzgerald is a new employee in the company he works for, with the task of reorganizing the office. They don’t like each other – or at least that’s what they think. During a night out with the rest of the office employees, they go to watch Voltan, a magician who secretly hypnotizes both of them.



35 ) Scoop (2006)

Scoop (2006)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 46
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 35
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 23
  • Metacritic User Score: 16
  • IMDB User Review Score: 30
  • Letterboxd User Score: 37

An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.



34 ) A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982)

A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 27
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 29
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 35
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 30
  • Letterboxd User Score: 31

Centred around a weekend party at the home of inventor Andrew Hobbs and his wife Adrian, attended by randy doctor Maxwell Jordan, his nurse Dulcy, renowned philosopher Dr.Leopold Sturgis and his fiancée, this is a light comedy concerning their various emotional, intellectual and sexual entanglements, loosely based on Ingmar Bergman’s ‘Smiles of a Summer Night’ .



33 ) Irrational Man (2015)

Irrational Man (2015)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 39
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 42
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 18
  • Metacritic User Score: 15
  • IMDB User Review Score: 35
  • Letterboxd User Score: 31

On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.



32 ) Café Society (2016)

Café Society (2016)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 30
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 31
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 28
  • Metacritic User Score: 16
  • IMDB User Review Score: 35
  • Letterboxd User Score: 31

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.



31 ) Alice (1990)

Alice (1990)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 31
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 19
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 35
  • Letterboxd User Score: 31

Alice Tate, mother of two, with a marriage of 16 years, finds herself falling for the handsome sax player, Joe. Stricken with a backache, she consults Dr. Yang, an oriental herbalist who realizes that her problems are not related to her back, but in her mind and heart. Dr. Yang’s magical herbs give Alice wondrous powers, taking her out of well-established rut.



30 ) Whatever Works (2009)

Whatever Works (2009)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 37
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 28
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 28
  • Metacritic User Score: 21
  • IMDB User Review Score: 23
  • Letterboxd User Score: 27

Whatever Works explores the relationship between a crotchety misanthrope, Boris and a naïve, impressionable young runaway from the south, Melody. When Melody’s uptight parents arrive in New York to rescue her, they are quickly drawn into wildly unexpected romantic entanglements. Everyone discovers that finding love is just a combination of lucky chance and appreciating the value of “whatever works.”



28 ) Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 21
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 27
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 35
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 27
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

A New York girl sets her father up with a beautiful woman in a shaky marriage while her half sister gets engaged.



28 ) Cassandra’s Dream (2007)

Cassandra's Dream (2007)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 39
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 39
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 30
  • Letterboxd User Score: 37

The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.



27 ) Small Time Crooks (2000)

Small Time Crooks (2000)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 33
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 29
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 17
  • Metacritic User Score: 14
  • IMDB User Review Score: 30
  • Letterboxd User Score: 31

A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job’s cover business becomes a spectacular success.



26 ) Another Woman (1988)

Another Woman (1988)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 32
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 22
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 35
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his office. When she hears a young woman tell that she finds it harder and harder to bear her life, Marion starts to reflect on her own life. After a series of events she comes to understand how her unemotional attitude towards the people around her affected them and herself.



25 ) Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 26
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 23
  • Metacritic User Score: 28
  • IMDB User Review Score: 27
  • Letterboxd User Score: 27

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.



24 ) Stardust Memories (1980)

Stardust Memories (1980)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 31
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 20
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 35
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.



23 ) Bananas (1971)

Bananas (1971)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 17
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 23
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 19
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 24
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.



22 ) Take the Money and Run (1969)

Take the Money and Run (1969)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 19
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 19
  • Letterboxd User Score: 20

Virgil Starkwell is intent on becoming a notorious bank robber. Unfortunately for Virgil and his not-so-budding career, he is completely incompetent.



21 ) Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 20
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 23
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • Metacritic User Score: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 24
  • Letterboxd User Score: 23

Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.



20 ) Deconstructing Harry (1997)

Deconstructing Harry (1997)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 28
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 34
  • Metacritic User Score: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

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.



19 ) Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 35
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor’s wife suddenly drops dead.



18 ) Interiors (1978)

Interiors (1978)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 19
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 19
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve’s demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, all bets are off when an ebullient stranger enters the picture.



17 ) Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 35
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

Set in 1920s New York City, this movie tells the story of idealistic young playwright David Shayne. Producer Julian Marx finally finds funding for the project from gangster Nick Valenti. The catch is that Nick’s girl friend Olive Neal gets the part of a psychiatrist, and Olive is a bimbo who could never pass for a psychiatrist as well as being a dreadful actress. Agreeing to this first compromise is the first step to Broadway’s complete seduction of David, who neglects longtime girl friend Ellen. Meanwhile David puts up with Warner Purcell, the leading man who is a compulsive eater, Helen Sinclair, the grand dame who wants her part jazzed up, and Cheech, Olive’s interfering hitman / bodyguard. Eventually, the playwright must decide whether art or life is more important.



16 ) Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 25
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 4
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 24
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

When Lenny and his wife, Amanda, adopt a baby, Lenny realizes that his son is a genius and becomes obsessed with finding the boy’s biological mother in hopes that she will be brilliant too. But when he learns that Max’s mother is Linda Ash, a kindhearted prostitute and porn star, Lenny is determined to reform her immoral lifestyle. A Greek chorus chimes in to relate the plot to Greek mythology in this quirky comedy.



15 ) Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 19
  • Letterboxd User Score: 20

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.



14 ) Husbands and Wives (1992)

Husbands and Wives (1992)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 35
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

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.



13 ) Sleeper (1973)

Sleeper (1973)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 19
  • Letterboxd User Score: 20

Miles Monroe, a clarinet-playing health food store proprietor, is revived out of cryostasis 200 years into a future world in order to help rebels fight an oppressive government regime.



12 ) Blue Jasmine (2013)

Blue Jasmine (2013)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 21
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 19
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ignored, she tries to recover in her present. Unfortunately, it all proves a losing battle as Jasmine’s narcissistic hangups and their consequences begin to overwhelm her. In doing so, her old pretensions and new deceits begin to foul up everyone’s lives, especially her own.



11 ) Radio Days (1987)

Radio Days (1987)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 17
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 13
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

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.



9 ) Zelig (1983)

Zelig (1983)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 35
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, Babe Ruth, and others.



9 ) Match Point (2005)

Match Point (2005)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 26
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 14
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women – one assuring him his place in high society, and the other that would bring him far from it – palms start to sweat and a dark psychological match in his head begins.



8 ) Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York’s Carnegie Deli. Rose’s one-man talent agency represents countless incompetent entertainers, including a one-legged tap dancer, and one slightly talented one: washed-up lounge singer Lou Canova (Nick Apollo Forte), whose career is on the rebound.



6 ) Love and Death (1975)

Love and Death (1975)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 3
  • Metacritic User Score: 29
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen’s cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot into a tent of French soldiers, making him a national hero. A hilarious parody of Russian literature, Love and Death is a must-see for fans of Allen’s films.



6 ) Midnight in Paris (2011)

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.



5 ) The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mundane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see ‘The Purple Rose of Cairo’ in hopes of raising her spirits, where she watches dashing archaeologist Tom Baxter time and again.



4 ) Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

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.



3 ) Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

An ophthalmologist’s mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.



2 ) Manhattan (1979)

Manhattan (1979)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

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.



1 ) Annie Hall (1977)

Annie Hall (1977)

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  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
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  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
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New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.



Woody Allen’s Best Movies



Woody Allen Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserMC CriticMC UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Annie Hall (1977) 5 1 1 7 1 1 1
Manhattan (1979) 7 1 5 5 1 2 2
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) 8 3 10 2 1 2 3
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) 12 4 2 7 4 2 4
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) 12 6 12 2 7 5 5
Love and Death (1975) 1 4 3 29 5 6 6
Midnight in Paris (2011) 8 11 6 7 7 9 6
Broadway Danny Rose (1984) 1 9 7 29 12 9 8
Zelig (1983) 1 6 35 29 5 6 9
Match Point (2005) 26 15 14 4 9 14 9
Radio Days (1987) 17 9 13 29 9 9 11
Blue Jasmine (2013) 14 21 9 11 19 14 12
Sleeper (1973) 1 15 10 29 19 20 13
Husbands and Wives (1992) 8 8 35 29 9 6 14
Sweet and Lowdown (1999) 22 15 15 6 19 20 15
Mighty Aphrodite (1995) 22 25 4 1 24 24 16
Bullets Over Broadway (1994) 5 11 35 29 12 14 17
Interiors (1978) 22 19 19 29 12 9 18
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) 8 11 35 29 15 14 19
Deconstructing Harry (1997) 28 14 34 12 15 14 20
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) 20 23 15 13 24 23 21
Take the Money and Run (1969) 14 18 19 29 19 20 22
Bananas (1971) 17 23 19 29 24 24 23
Stardust Memories (1980) 31 20 35 29 15 9 24
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask (1972) 14 26 23 28 27 27 25
Another Woman (1988) 32 22 35 29 15 14 26
Small Time Crooks (2000) 33 29 17 14 30 31 27
Everyone Says I Love You (1996) 21 27 35 29 27 24 28
Cassandra’s Dream (2007) 39 39 8 10 30 37 28
Whatever Works (2009) 37 28 28 21 23 27 30
Alice (1990) 22 31 19 29 35 31 31
Café Society (2016) 30 31 28 16 35 31 32
Irrational Man (2015) 39 42 18 15 35 31 33
A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982) 27 29 35 29 30 31 34
Scoop (2006) 46 35 23 16 30 37 35
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) 43 36 25 18 27 40 36
Shadows and Fog (1991) 38 31 35 29 30 27 37
Hollywood Ending (2002) 39 39 25 18 35 40 38
Magic in the Moonlight (2014) 36 43 25 18 35 40 39
September (1987) 34 37 35 29 35 27 39
New York Stories (1989) 28 31 35 29 43 31 41
What’s Up, Tiger Lily? (1966) 19 37 30 29 50 49 42
Melinda and Melinda (2004) 35 41 35 25 42 40 43
Anything Else (2003) 48 44 30 22 43 46 44
Crisis in Six Scenes (2016) 50 50 35 29 35 37 45
To Rome with Love (2012) 43 47 32 23 45 46 45
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) 39 49 32 23 45 49 47
Celebrity (1998) 46 45 35 26 45 40 47
Wonder Wheel (2017) 49 46 35 26 49 40 49
Don’t Drink the Water (1994) 45 47 35 29 45 46 50

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