Top 5 Woody Allen films


1. Annie Hall (1977)
This is Allen’s only film to win the best picture Oscar, and while some think it should have gone to Star Wars, we just felt lucky to join Annie Hall and Alvy Singer, two individuals who are meant to be together but also doomed to drive one another crazy.

2. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Everything that is great about Manhattan is a little bit better here. Michael Caine and Dianne Wiest both won Academy Awards and Allen won one for best screenplay.

3. Stardust Memories (1980)
Another black and white Gordon Willis collaboration, and this time they pull out all the stops. This is by far Allen’s most artistic and visually stylised picture.

4. Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
The comedy is great, as is the intentionally tacky set design and, at times, surreal use of short lenses during trips to the Vitale family compound.

5. Manhattan (1979)
Shot in black and white and set to Gershwin symphonies, this is aspirational New York lifestyle fetishism to the nth degree. Jordan Hoffman


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