What Are the Best (and Worst) Woody Allen Movies?

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April 1 2011 2:53 PM

What Are the Best (and Worst) Woody Allen Movies?

This week in Slate , Juliet Lapidos shared what she learned by watching every single movie Woody Allen ever made including the stinkers. As a sidebar to the piece, Lapidos grouped Allen's films by quality , starting with the "Masterworks" (films we "should shoot ... into space,  as we did Beethoven's 5 th , so that copies survive if we blow ourselves up") and running down to the truly "Bad."


Do you agree with her categories? Here's your chance to weigh in. (Don't worry: You don't have to be an Allen "Completist" like Lapidos to participate.) From now until Tuesday, April 5 at 12:00 p.m. , cast your votes for the best and worst feature films Woody Allen ever wrote and directed. You can choose up to five in each category.

Photograph of Woody Allen courtesy of Peter Kramer/Getty Images.

Nina Shen Rastogi is a writer and editor, and is also the vice president for content at Figment.



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