10 Woody Allen movies

14 Jan

1. Annie Hall (1977). Alvy Singer, a neurotic comedian finds his match in Annie Hall. After a clumsy beginning, the two of them end up on a date, in his bed and in the middle of a relationship that will have a big impact on their lives, especially on Alvy’s. Starring: Diane Keaton, Woody Allen.



2. Manhattan (1979). Isaac Davis, a twice-divorced New York writer falls in love with his best friend’s mistress, while he is dating a 17 year old girl. More than a story of obsessions and frustrations, of confusion and bad relationships, the film should be seen as Allen’s reverence to the city he loves.



3. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) begins and ends with a Thanksgiving dinner. Between them, a story of love, adultery, discontent, frustration and dysfunctional families. Starring: Mia Farrow, Michael Caine, Woody Allen, Barbara Hershey and Dianne Wiest.



4. Husbands and Wives (1992). Jack and Sally, during a dinner in Gabe and Judy’s apartment, announce their separation shocking Gabe and hurting Judy. The latter begin analyzing their marriage, discovering that they might not be meant to stay together either.



5. Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993). Larry Lipton, a N.Y.C. book editor doubts his wife’s suspicions that their neighbor killed his wife. Bored and always looking for adventures, Carol embarks in a quest to find the truth and to prove the woman was killed by her husband. Eventually, Larry is convinced too and they both work together to catch him. Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton.



6. Everyone Says I Love You (1996) is a musical film starring: Julia Roberts, Alan Alda, Edward Norton, Drew Barrymore, Tim Roth, Goldie Hawn, Natalie Portman and Natasha Lyonne.



7. Match Point (2005). Chris Wilton, a Irish tennis player is engaged to be married to a wealthy woman, his friend’s sister Chloe Hewett. During a family gathering, he meets Nola his friend’s fiancée and they both feel attracted to each other. They soon start an affair that will ruin lives. Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Matthew Goode, Emily Mortimer.



8. Scoop (2006) is a comedy drama about a would-be reporter who scoops a big story about the wealthy and handsome son of a well-known aristocrat who is supposedly leading a double life. Starring: Woody Allen, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson.



9. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010). Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) leaves his wife Helena (Gemma Jones) to pursue his lost youth and marry the call girl named Charmaine. Helena meets the charlatan fortune teller Cristal Delgiorno and starts following her advices.



10. Midnight in Paris (2011). Gil Pender, a successful Hollywood screenwriter, while on a vacation to his beloved city Paris, ends up traveling back in time where he meets the great literary and artistic figures of the 1920’s and gets advice on his novel from Gertrude Stein.




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