A Brief Guide to Woody Allen’s Favorite Things


Favorite films of all time

Allen chose these movies as the greatest films of all time when voting in the Sight and Sound poll. Many of these titles pop up on Allen’s other lists, but their resonance can’t be understated.

“Someone else might list ten comedies. It’s simply that I enjoy more serious films. When I have the option to see films, I’ll go and see Citizen Kane, The Bicycle Thief, The Grand Illusion, The Seventh Seal, and those kind of pictures.”

The 400 Blows (François Truffaut, 1959)
(Federico Fellini, 1963)
Amarcord (Federico Fellini, 1972)
The Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio de Sica, 1948)
Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Buñuel, 1972)
Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir, 1937)
Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, 1957)
Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)
The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)