10 landmark films by Woody Allen

Woody Allen, one of the most important figures in American cinema history, celebrates his 81st birthday today. Here is a list of 10 of his landmark films (up to this point) in chronological order.



For a while, Woody Allen was deemed “box office poison,” for reasons that more often than not actually transcended the films themselves.

In 2011, he experienced artistic rebirth and commercial success in his Parisian dreamlike feature Midnight in Paris; a delightful and intelligent time-traveling (!) comedy in which he is blatantly inspired by the French capital, its magic, its art and its history from an absolutely personal and romanticized point of view. In this sense, it was not unlike the ode to cinematic escapism which he depicted in The Purple Rose of Cairo.

From then on, with the exception of the To Rome With Love (2012) misstep, his films have been consistently interesting, and having past the landmark age of 80, we can only hope that he will continue to grace the big screens for a long time to come.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s