From Annie Hall to Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen is a true Hollywood legend. His films have starred some of the world’s most beloved actors, including Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, Cate Blanchett and Javier Bardem, and feature a trademark dry wit and revealing insights into the human condition. With an illustrious career spanning over four decades, we're certainly spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing our favourite Woody Allen films.
Here are our favourite modern classics including his latest release – grab your copy to enjoy today!
Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone and Parker Posey explore how a single random event could alter the course of your entire life. Phoenix is Abe Lucas, an existentially depressed philosophy professor who moves to work at a Rhode Island university. His cynical outlook on life, love and humanity immediately captures the attention of Jill (Stone), while Abe is also drawn to a fellow professor (Posey). But when Abe and Jill overhear a stranger’s conversation, their lives unexpectedly change forever.
A love letter to the beauty of Barcelona, VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA follows the Spanish vacation of two women; Vicky (Rebecca Hall), a pragmatic university student and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson), her impulsive and adventurous best friend. Their trip takes an unexpected turn when they meet Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem), a mysterious artist, and agree to spend the weekend with him. As passions ignite, the arrival of Juan Antonio’s tempestuous ex-wife (Penelope Cruz) pushes the trio to breaking point, as their ideas of love and relationships are fundamentally challenged
From Barcelona to the stunning lights and unforgettable atmosphere of Paris. MIDNIGHT IN PARIS stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillard and takes you for a magical stroll through Paris' winding streets one spring night. Anything can happen, there’s promise in the air and Hollywood screenwriter, Gil (Wilson), is about to discover just how much this famous French city has to offer. But we’ll let this clip do the talking.
Emma Stone shines again, this time opposite the inimitable Colin Firth, as Sophie, the young clairvoyant whose talents and apparent abilities are called into question by magician Stanley Crawford (Firth). What ensues is a joyful ride through reality, magic and everything in between; all set against the sparkling backdrop of the French Riviera, the playground of 1930's aristocracy.
Nominated for three Oscars and winner of ‘Best Performance by a Leading Actress’ for Cate Blanchett’s stunning portrayal, BLUE JASMINE charts the tremulous descent into tragedy for the titular Jasmine after she moves into her younger sister’s ‘quaint’ apartment in San Francisco. Jasmine isn’t what she seems and neither is her past. Blanchett’s performance will stay with you long after the credits have rolled.
The latest release from Allen is a powerful, dramatic tale of passion, violence, and betrayal that plays out against the picturesque tableau of 1950s Coney Island, led by a powerhouse performance by Kate Winslet. She plays Ginny in the film, a failed actress working as a waitress, whose life takes a dramatic turn when she becomes close to a local lifeguard (Justin Timberlake).
WONDER WHEEL is available to buy on Digital now. Buy or Rent on Digital & DVD from March 28.