Woody Allen filmography

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Allen in the early 1970s

Woody Allen is an American film director, writer, actor, and comedian. He contributed to many films as either actor, director, writer or sometimes both. Allen wrote four plays for the stage, and has written sketches for the Broadway revue From A to Z, and the Broadway productions Don't Drink the Water (1966) and Play It Again, Sam (1969).[1]

His first film was the 1965 comedy What's New Pussycat?, which featured him as both writer and performer. Allen felt that his New Yorker humor was mismatched with the director Clive Donner's British sensibility, and decided he wished to direct all future films from his material. He was unable to prevent the production of films by other directors from previous stage plays of his to which he had already sold the film rights, notably 1972's successful film Play it Again, Sam from the 1969 play of the same name directed by Herbert Ross.

His directorial debut was the 1966 film What's Up, Tiger Lily?, in which a dramatic Japanese spy movie was re-dubbed in English with completely new, comic dialog. He continued to write, direct, and star in comedic slapstick films, such as Bananas (1971) and Sleeper (1973), before he found widespread critical acclaim for his romantic comedies Annie Hall (1977) and Manhattan (1979); he won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for the former.

Allen is influenced by European art cinema and ventured into more dramatic territory, with Interiors (1978) and Another Woman (1988) being prime examples of this transition. Despite this, he continued to direct several comedies.

In addition to works of fiction, Allen appeared as himself in many documentaries and other works of non-fiction, including Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures, Wild Man Blues and The Concert for New York City. He has also been the subject of and appeared in three documentaries about himself, including To Woody Allen, From Europe with Love in 1980, Woody Allen: A Life in Film in 2001 and the 2011 PBS American Masters documentary, Woody Allen: a Documentary (directed by Robert B. Weide). He also wrote for and contributed to a number of television series early in his career, including The Tonight Show as guest host.

According to Box Office Mojo, Allen's films have grossed a total of more than $575 million, with an average of $14 million per film (domestic gross figures as a director.) Currently, all of the films he directed for American International Pictures, United Artists and Orion Pictures between 1965 and 1992 are owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which acquired all the studios in separate transactions. The films he directed by ABC Pictures are now property of American Broadcasting Company, who in turn licensed their home video rights to MGM.


Movies directed by Woody Allen shown by year and Rotten Tomato Score.

Theatrical feature films

Year Film Credited as Grossed[1] Rotten Tomatoes[2] Ref(s)
Director Writer Actor Role
1965 What's New Pussycat? Yes Yes Victor Shakapopulis N/A 31% [2]
1966 What's Up, Tiger Lily? Yes Yes Yes Himself / Various voices N/A 83% [3]
1967 Casino Royale Yes Dr. Noah / Jimmy Bond 29% [4]
1969 Don't Drink the Water Yes N/A [3]
Take the Money and Run Yes Yes Yes Virgil Starkwell N/A 90% [3]
1971 Bananas Yes Yes Yes Fielding Mellish N/A 88% [3]
1972 Play It Again, Sam Yes Yes Allan Felix 97% [I]
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) Yes Yes Yes Victor Shakapopulis / Fabrizio / The Fool / Sperm #1 $83,934,700 89% [3]
1973 Sleeper Yes Yes Yes Miles Monroe $82,084,900 100% [3]
1975 Love and Death Yes Yes Yes Boris Grushenko $77,746,400 100% [3]
1976 The Front Yes Howard Prince 75% [5]
1977 Annie Hall Yes Yes Yes Alvy Singer $135,852,600 98% [3]
1978 Interiors Yes Yes $35,309,500 77% [3]
1979 Manhattan Yes Yes Yes Isaac Davis $126,047,200 98% [3]
1980 Stardust Memories Yes Yes Yes Sandy Bates $30,587,700 72% [3]
To Woody Allen, From Europe with Love Yes Himself
1982 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy Yes Yes Yes Andrew $24,453,100 74% [3]
1983 Zelig Yes Yes Yes Leonard Zelig $29,665,100 100% [3]
1984 Broadway Danny Rose Yes Yes Yes Danny Rose $24,986,900 100% [3]
1985 The Purple Rose of Cairo Yes Yes $23,718,300 91% [3]
1986 50 Years of Action! Yes Himself
Meetin' WA Yes Himself
Hannah and Her Sisters Yes Yes Yes Mickey Sachs $85,057,900 93% [3]
1987 Radio Days Yes Yes Yes Narrator $29,963,900 88% [3]
September Yes Yes $985,300 64% [3]
King Lear Yes Mr. Alien 50%
1988 Another Woman Yes Yes $3,109,700 65% [3]
1989 New York Stories (segment: Oedipus Wrecks) Yes Yes Yes Sheldon $21,472,700 73% [6]
Crimes and Misdemeanors Yes Yes Yes Cliff Stern $36,417,400 93% [3]
1990 Alice Yes Yes $13,791,700 77% [3]
1991 Scenes from a Mall Yes Nick Fifer 32% [5]
Shadows and Fog Yes Yes Yes Kleinman $2,735,731 50% [3]
1992 Husbands and Wives Yes Yes Yes Gabe Roth 97% [3]
1993 Manhattan Murder Mystery Yes Yes Yes Larry Lipton $21,676,500 93% [3]
1994 Bullets over Broadway Yes Yes $25,358,700 96% [3]
1995 Mighty Aphrodite Yes Yes Yes Lenny Weinrib $25,985,927 77% [3]
1996 Everyone Says I Love You Yes Yes Yes Joe Berlin $34,588,635 79% [3]
1997 Deconstructing Harry Yes Yes Yes Harry Block $18,046,900 71% [3]
Wild Man Blues Yes Himself 86% [7]
1998 AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies Yes Himself
Celebrity Yes Yes $6,153,836 41% [3]
The Impostors Yes Audition Director 62%
Antz Yes[a] Yes Z (voice) $171,757,863 96% [5]
1999 Sweet and Lowdown Yes Yes Yes Narrator $6,231,400 78% [3]
2000 Company Man Yes American Ambassador 14% [5]
Small Time Crooks Yes Yes Yes Ray $29,934,477 67% [3]
Light Keeps Me Company Yes Himself 83%
Picking Up the Pieces Yes Tex Crowley [5]
2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Yes Yes Yes C.W. Briggs $18,496,522 45% [3]
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures Yes Himself 85%
2002 Hollywood Ending Yes Yes Yes Val Waxman $14,839,383 47% [3]
2003 100 Years of Hope & Humor Yes Himself
Anything Else Yes Yes Yes David Dobel $13,203,044 40% [3]
Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin Yes Himself 95%
2004 François Truffaut, une Autobiographie Yes Himself
Melinda and Melinda Yes Yes $19,826,280 53% [3]
2005 The Ballad of Greenwich Village Yes Himself 38%
The Outsider Yes Himself 69%
Match Point Yes Yes $87,989,926 76% [3]
2006 Scoop Yes Yes Yes Sid Waterman $40,107,018 41% [3]
Home Yes Himself
2007 Cassandra's Dream Yes Yes $22,539,685 46% [3]
2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona Yes Yes $104,504,817 81% [3]
2009 Whatever Works Yes Yes $35,106,706 49% [3]
2010 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Yes Yes $34,275,987 46% [3]
2011 Midnight in Paris Yes Yes $162,942,835 93% [8]
2012 Paris Manhattan Yes Himself 38%
To Rome with Love Yes Yes Yes Jerry $74,363,777[9] 44% [3]
2013 Blue Jasmine Yes Yes $102,912,961 91% [10]
Fading Gigolo Yes Murray $13,369,873 54% [11]
2014 Magic in the Moonlight Yes Yes $51,029,361[12] 52% [3]
2015 Irrational Man Yes Yes $27,938,377 42% [3]
2016 Café Society Yes Yes Yes Narrator $43,429,116[13] 71% [14]
2017 Wonder Wheel Yes Yes $15,368,623 30% [15]
TBC A Rainy Day in New York Yes Yes [16]

Television films

Year Film Credited as
Director Writer Actor Role
1994 Don't Drink the Water Yes Yes Yes Walter Hollander
1996 The Sunshine Boys Yes Al Lewis

Short films

Year Film Credited as
Director Writer Actor Role
1971 Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story[17] Yes Yes Yes Harvey Wallinger
2001 Sounds from a Town I Love Yes Yes


Year Film Credited as Notes
Director Writer Actor Role
1950–55 The Colgate Comedy Hour Yes
1956 Caesar's Hour Yes
1956 Stanley Yes
1960 General Electric Theater Yes Episode: "Hooray for Love"
1960 Candid Camera Yes Himself
1961 The Garry Moore Show Yes
1963 The Sid Caesar Show Yes Uncredited
1964, 1967 The Tonight Show Guest host
1966 Gene Kelly in New York, New York Yes Yes Himself Special
1967 Kraft Music Hall Yes Himself Episode: "Woody Allen Looks at 1967"
1969 The Woody Allen Special[18] Yes Yes Himself; Actor; Park Worker; Rabbi Special
1970–71 Hot Dog[19] Co-host
1997 Just Shoot Me! Yes Himself (voice) Episode: "My Dinner with Woody"
2002 Woody Allen: A Life in Film Himself Subject of TCM documentary
2002 The Magic of Fellini Himself Interviewee in documentary about filmmaker Fellini
2011 Woody Allen: A Documentary
American Masters (PBS & WNET)
Himself Subject of a film in two parts
directed by Robert B. Weide
2013 David Blaine: Real or Magic Himself Special
2016 Crisis in Six Scenes[20] Yes Yes Yes Sidney Muntzinger Also creator

See also


  1. ^ Uncredited rewrites


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  • "Grossed". BoxOfficeMojo.com. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
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  1. ^ "Woody Allen: Biography and works". BooksFactory.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-16. Retrieved 2008-02-07.
  2. ^ Crowther, Bosley. "The Screen: 'What's New Pussycat?':Wild Comedy Arrives at Two Theaters". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar Collin, Robbie; Robey, Tim. "Every Woody Allen film, ranked from worst to best". The Telegraph. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  4. ^ Higgins, Bill. "Hollywood Flashback: In 1967, Woody Allen Played James Bond's Nemesis". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
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  6. ^ Ebert, Roger (March 3, 1989). "New York Stories". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  7. ^ Ebert, Roger (May 15, 1998). "Wild Man Blues". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
  8. ^ Fernandez, Jay A. "Kathy Bates, Michael Sheen join 'Paris'". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on April 26, 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
  9. ^ "Woody Allen - Box Office - The Numbers". Nash Information Services, LLC. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  10. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (January 8, 2013). "Sony Pictures Classics Nabs Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 8, 2013.
  11. ^ "Woody Allen starts 'Fading Gigolo'". New York Post. November 13, 2012. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
  12. ^ "Magic in the Moonlight". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  13. ^ "Cafe Society (2016)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  14. ^ Douglas, Edward. "Steve Carell Reunites with Woody Allen for 2016 Film". Coming Soon. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  15. ^ Kroll, Justin. "Kate Winslet to Star in Woody Allen's Next Film (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  16. ^ Ford, Rebecca (August 8, 2017). "Selena Gomez Joins Elle Fanning in Woody Allen's Next Movie". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  17. ^ Stewart, Barbara (1997-12-04). "Showering Shtick On the White House: The Untold Story; Woody Allen Spoofed Nixon in 1971, But the TV Film Was Never Shown". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  18. ^ Ess, Ramsey (3 January 2012). "A Look at the Long Forgotten Woody Allen Special, with Guest Star Rev. Billy Graham". Splitsider. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  19. ^ Venable, Nick. "Woody Allen Is Coming To TV, Get The Details". Cinemablend. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  20. ^ http://deadline.com/2016/01/woody-allen-miley-cyrus-elaine-may-amazon-series-1201690130/

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