The Food is Terrible — and Such Small Portions! the Best Films of Woody Allen

Woody Allen. When you hear the name, three things come to mind (If one keeps said mind planted squarely on the business of film): New York City, neuroticism, and great movies. For over forty years now, the man has turned out thoughtful, unique and (for the most part) hilarious work at a maddening pace. Here’s a look at the five best.
The Food is Terrible — and Such Small Portions! the Best Films of Woody Allen
Woody Allen. When you hear the name, three things come to mind (If one keeps said mind planted squarely on the business of film): New York City, neuroticism, and great movies. For over forty years now, the man has turned out thoughtful, unique and (for the most part) hilarious work at a maddening pace. Here’s a look at the five best.
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Honorable Mention

Match Point (2005) - Woody trades NYC for London to great results. Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Scarlett Johansson provide formidable leads in this not-too-funny–at-all thriller.


Bananas (1971) – Its young Woody at his absolute wackiest, in this screwball farce that sees Allen spearheading a Latin American revolution, all to impress a girl. Hilarious from start to finish.


The Purple Rose Of Cairo (1985) – In what some could call a precursor to Last Action Hero (a great film in its own right), a movie character who literally walks off the screen in 1930s New Jersey and befriends a waitress (Mia Farrow) trapped in an abusive marriage. Named by Time Magazine as one of its “100 Best Films.”


That’s the rundown for Woody Allen’s best work. Feel free to sound off with your own take, if you’re so smart.


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