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Rating Woody Allen: Here's how all his movies stack up

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Woody-Allen_l On the eve of the release of Whatever Works, the 40th movie Woody Allen has directed, I thought it would be fun to rank every single one of his films in order of quality, from the sublime to the wretched. Don’t be shy about arguing with these choices — that’s what lists like this are for. I do regret that I had to leave one of my all-time favorites, Play It Again, Sam, off the list, but Woody didn’t direct it; Herbert Ross did. And, yes, it’s no joke: I really do think What’s Up, Tiger Lily? is a masterpiece! What do you think, PopWatchers?   

1. Manhattan (1979)
2. Annie Hall (1977)
3. Bananas (1971)
4. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
5. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)
6. Match Point (2005)
7. What’s Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)
8. Zelig (1983)
9. Sleeper (1973)
10. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
11. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
12. Love and Death (1975)
13. Take the Money and Run (1969)
14. Stardust Memories (1980)
15. Small Time Crooks (2000)
16. Deconstructing Harry (1997)
17. Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
18. Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
19. Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
20. Cassandra’s Dream (2007)
21. Husbands and Wives (1992)
22. Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
23. Interiors (1978)
24. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
25. Oedipus Wrecks from New York Stories (1989)
26. A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982)
27. Radio Days (1987)
28. Whatever Works (2009)
29. Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
30. Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
31. Scoop (2006)
32. Alice (1990)
33. The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
34. Another Woman (1988)
35. Melinda and Melinda (2004)
36. Shadows and Fog (1991)
37. Hollywood Ending (2002)
38. Celebrity (1998)
39. Anything Else (2003)
40. September (1987)

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