Woody Allen – Movies You Must Know. TOP5 of the best

Woody Allen – history and controversy

Woody Allen was born in 1935 in New York. From childhood, he showed an interest in film, he focused his attention mainly on becoming a comedian. He earned his first money writing skits and jokes for newspapers. His film debut was the role in the comedy “What’s up, kitty” in 1965, for which he also wrote the script. Then he wrote, directed and acted. Until 1977 he wrote, directed and starred in the movie “Annie Hall”. The production was showered with awards, including two Oscars – for the best original script and best director. Interestingly, Allen did not appear at the gala because he was playing a concert in New Orleans. To this day, he still makes films and wins awards. In total, he was nominated 13 times for screenplay (he won two awards), six times for directing (he won one award) and once as an actor.

The controversial memories of Woody Allen, however, found their way into stores

Though rather overshadowed by Hollywood, his private life is tied to many scandals. On February 22, 2021, the documentary series “Allen vs. Farrow” premiered on HBO GO, the main topic of which is the analysis of one of the most commented scandals – the case of allegations of harassment against Woody Allen. Allen and Mia Farrow made 13 films together, which made them famous. It also translated into their private life. Allen became the adoptive father of Farrow’s children from her earlier relationships, and had a common offspring with her as well. Years later, their daughter, Dylan, accused her father of molestation, and the show shows new evidence in the case. Mia Farrow and some of her children (including Ronan Farrow, who won the Pulitzer for exposing cases of sexual harassment by producer Harvey Weinstein in 2017 on The New Yorker) support her.

After the first episode of Allen vs. Farrow, the director and his wife, and Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter Soon-Yi, in a statement to the press say that “the documentary filmmakers were not interested in the truth. Hadley Freeman in an article in The Guardian accuses from the creators of the TV series “Allen vs. Farrow” that they omit facts that may be in favor of Woody Allen.

Woody Allen – the best movies

  • “About Midnight in Paris” (2011)

Midnight in Paris is one of Woody Allen’s best-directed and written films in recent years. It tells the story of two lovers – Gil played by Owen Wilson and Inez played by Rachel McAdams. The engagement arrives in the capital of love, where it turns out that they are not as perfect a couple as they thought. Gil, who is passionate about art, sees more and more inspirations brought by Paris. It allows him to move to the capital of France in the 20s of the last century. During this journey, he manages to meet, among others, Pablo Picasso and his then-lover, the charming Adriana. During this time, Inez meets the love of her student years. How will this journey end for their relationship?

This film tells the story of one of New York’s best comedians – Alva Singer. His life changes enormously when his friend introduces him to the singer, Annie Hall. Alvy finds love in the beautiful singer from the club, but the one looking for new sensations finds a lover and abandons Alvy. At this point, Singer sets the most important goal in life, which is to regain Annie’s true love. In this production we will see many of Woody Allen’s faces. We will not only see the directing genius that everyone already knows about, not only an interesting script made in collaboration with Marshall Brickman, but we will also see Allen as an actor, as he played the main role of Singer in this film.

After her husband’s bankruptcy, Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) has to give up her luxurious life, which she cannot come to terms with. She moves to San Francisco to temporarily live with her sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins) and tries to start a new life there, in which there are also men who plead for her. A great, intelligent and brilliant comedy that provokes reflection. It is worth watching even for the great Cate Blanchett herself.

  • “Hannah and her sisters” (1986)

Another film in which we can admire Woody Allen as a director, screenwriter and actor. The film is built on the principle of chapters during which we get to know individual characters and their stories, which ultimately merge into one intricate plot. The oldest sister – Hanna is an exemplary wife and mother, as well as a real and loyal support for the rest of the family. However, due to the sisterly rivalry that they lead to Lee and Holly, the order in Hanna’s life ends and interpersonal relationships begin to weaken. The sisters talk about problematic family relationships on Thanksgiving. Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

  • “On a Rainy Day in New York” (2019)

A film that will surely appeal to younger audiences, mainly due to the good cast. In the main roles we will see one of the greatest social media stars – actor Timothée Chalamet and singer and actress Selena Gomez. The film tells the story of Gatsby Welles who comes to New York with his girlfriend Ashleigh. However, in the Big Apple, their paths diverge. Ashleigh begins spending time with the film director, and Gatsby meets his ex-girlfriend’s cute little sister. The trip and the events in New York will make both of them reflect and change their lives.

Allen’s last film, “Spanish Romance”, is unlikely to be a hit. It was not warmly received by critics or viewers.

Press materialsWoody Allen’s latest film hit American cinemas. This is a financial flop

Woody Allen – list of movies

Director:

  • 1966: How are you, kitty?
  • 1969: Get the money on your feet
  • 1971: Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story
  • 1971: Banana top
  • 1972: Everything you wanted to know about sex but were afraid to ask
  • 1973: Sleepyhead
  • 1975: Love and death
  • 1977: Annie Hall
  • 1978: Interiors
  • 1979: Manhattan
  • 1980: Stardust memories
  • 1982: Midsummer night sex
  • 1983: Zelig
  • 1984: Danny Rose from Broadway
  • 1985: A purple rose from Cairo
  • 1986: Hannah and her sisters
  • 1987: September
  • 1987: The golden age of radio
  • 1988: Other woman
  • 1989: New York stories
  • 1989: Crimes and offenses
  • 1990: Alice
  • 1991: Shadows in the fog
  • 1992: Husbands and wives
  • 1993: Manhattan murder mystery
  • 1994: Shots on Broadway
  • 1994: Do not put your finger between the door
  • 1995: Her Majesty Aphrodite
  • 1996: Everyone says: I love you
  • 1997: Review Harry
  • 1998: Celebrity
  • 1999: Sweet bastard
  • 2000: Little crooks
  • 2001: The curse of the scorpion
  • 2001: Sounds From a Town I Love
  • 2002: Hollywood is over
  • 2003: Life and all the rest
  • 2004: Melinda and Melinda
  • 2005: All right
  • 2006: Scoop – Hot Topic
  • 2007: Cassandra’s dream
  • 2008: Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • 2009: What turns us on, what excites us
  • 2010: You will meet a handsome brunet
  • 2011: Midnight in Paris
  • 2012: In love with Rome
  • 2013: Blue Jasmine
  • 2014: Magic in the moonlight
  • 2015: Irrational man
  • 2016: Social cream
  • 2017: On the merry-go-round of life
  • 2019: On a rainy day in New York
  • 2020: Spanish romance

Screenwriter:

  • 1950–1955: The Colgate Comedy Hour
  • 1954: The Tonight Show
  • 1954–1957: Caesar’s Hour
  • 1956–1957: Stanley
  • 1962: The Laughmaker
  • 1963: The Sid Caesar Show
  • 1965: What’s up, kitty?
  • 1966: How are you, kitty?
  • 1967: Casino Royale
  • 1969: Get the money on your feet
  • 1969: Do not put your finger between the door
  • 1970: Baby, baby, I love you
  • 1971: Banana top
  • 1971: Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story
  • 1972: Everything you wanted to know about sex but were afraid to ask
  • 1972: Play it again, Sam
  • 1973: Sleepyhead
  • 1975: Love and death
  • 1977: Annie Hall
  • 1978: Interiors
  • 1979: Manhattan
  • 1980: Stardust memories
  • 1982: Midsummer night sex
  • 1983: Zelig
  • 1984: Danny Rose from Broadway
  • 1985: A purple rose from Cairo
  • 1986: Hannah and her sisters
  • 1986: Meetin ‘WA
  • 1987: The golden age of radio
  • 1987: September
  • 1988: Other woman
  • 1989: New York stories
  • 1989: Crimes and offenses
  • 1990: Alice
  • 1992: Shadows in the fog
  • 1992: Husbands and wives
  • 1993: Manhattan murder mystery
  • 1994: Do not put your finger between the door
  • 1994: Shots on Broadway
  • 1995: Her Majesty Aphrodite
  • 1996: Everyone says: I love you
  • 1997: Count Mercury Goes to the Suburbs
  • 1997: Review Harry
  • 1998: Celebrity
  • 1999: Sweet bastard
  • 2000: Little crooks
  • 2001: The curse of the scorpion
  • 2001: Sounds From a Town I Love
  • 2002: Hollywood is over
  • 2003: Life and all the rest
  • 2004: Melinda and Melinda
  • 2005: All right
  • 2006: Scoop – Hot Topic
  • 2007: Cassandra’s dream
  • 2008: Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • 2009: What turns us on, what excites us
  • 2010: You will meet a handsome brunet
  • 2011: Midnight in Paris
  • 2012: In love with Rome
  • 2013: Blue Jasmine
  • 2014: Magic in the moonlight
  • 2015: Irrational man
  • 2016: Social cream
  • 2017: On the merry-go-round of life
  • 2019: On a rainy day in New York
  • 2020: Spanish romance

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