Other Films

Films not directed by Woody Allen in which Allen starred. Also Allen’s short films.

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What’s New Pussycat (1965)
Allen wrote and appeared in this dated sex comedy. Peter O’Toole starred.

What’s Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)
Allen and friends re-editted and re-dubbed a Japanese spy film into a comedy.

Casino Royale (1967)
Woody Allen is one of a large ensemble cast in this 60s James Bond spoof.

Woody Allen Looks At 1967 (1967)
A variety special featuring Woody Allen’s stand-up, sketches, music and interviews.

The Woody Allen Special (1969)
A one hour prime time variety special hosted by Allen, featuring stand-up, sketches, music performances and more.

Men Of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story (1971)
A never-officially released 26 minute spoof of the Nixon administration.

Play It Again, Sam (1972)
Adapted from a Woody Allen play, Allen stars with Diane Keaton in a playful homage to Casablanca.

The Front (1976)
This thoughtful blacklist comedy starred Allen alongside Zero Mostel and directed by Martin Ritt.

La Rencontre (The Encounter, 1983)
A 90 second, dialogue-less film directed by Jean-Michel Folon. Features Woody Allen sitting on a park bench.

Meetin’ WA (1986)
A short film by Jean-Luc Godard, documenting a meeting with his ‘old friend’ Woody Allen.

King Lear (1987)
Woody Allen makes a cameo in this film by Jean-Luc Goddard

New York Stories (1989)
An anthology film that features shorts directed by Allen, Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese.

Scenes From A Mall (1991)
A drab romantic comedy starring Allen and Bette Midler.

The Sunshine Boys (1996)
A television production of the Neil Simon play, starring Allen and Peter Falk, with Sarah Jessica Parker.

Wild Man Blues (1997)
Documentary on Woody Allen’s Jazz Band’s tour of Europe.

Antz (1998)
Woody Allen’s voice stars in this animated family film.

The Impostors (1998)
Allen makes a cameo in this film.

Company Man (2000)
Woody Allen appears, uncredited, in this critically maligned 60s romp written and directed by Douglas McGrath.

Picking Up the Pieces (2000)
A stoner comedy directed by Alfonso Arau, starring Allen.

Sounds From A Town I Love (2001)
A short film made after 9/11, in tribute to New York.

Woody Allen: A Life In Film
Directed by Richard Schickel, this documentary has a long interview with Allen, intercut with clips.

Woody Before Allen (2011)
Allen appears short film about two former Konigsbergs – Woody Allen (it is his real surname) and a Russian town.

Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011)
A feature documentary covering the entire history of Woody Allen to date.

Paris Manhattan (2012)
A French romantic comedy about a woman in love with Allen films finding love. Allen cameos.

Fading Gigolo (2014)
Directed by John Turturro, this quirky, touching comedy features Allen playing a pimp to Turturro’s gigolo.


  1. Thanks for adding Company Man. If you put here 2 documentaries (Wild Man Blues and Woody Allen: A Documentary), then you can add the funny short documentary Woody Before Allen (2011, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1966644/combined), full of emotion and also the great documentay Woody Allen: A Life in Film (2002, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0320769/combined) made by the great Richard Schickel. To be complete, you can also add the curious film by Jean-Luc Godard, Meetin’ WA (1986, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091504/combined). Those 3 films reall add something in the understanding of Woody’s life and work.

  2. Thanks Yvves. I definitely should add those. It should be anything Woody approved. There’s also Woody Before Allen – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1966644/.

    The big question is, should I separate them out? Documentaries, and films. I thought it might be interesting to list EVERY documentary that Allen’s talking head appears. It’s weird and who would ever need such a list….but who needs this entire site.

    But thanks for tips. I will get to them soon. Please keep them coming. Feedback is invaluable, we don’t get enough

  3. I think “every” documentary is not relevant. Woody has participated to many many ones really not related to his own work. Those ones are mandatory (hence those 3: Woody Before Allen, Woody Allen: A Life in Film and Meetin’ WA). They definitely belong to Woody’s filmography, just like Wild Man Blues or Woody Allen: A Documentary (in the same way of thinking, in the page “books” of this site, I’ve suggested to add the conversation books & the compic strips, not totally by Woody but in my opinion they also fully belong to his oeuvre).

    The key question is: concerning other documentaries where Woody just appears, there are some where his interventions are numerous and very very clever, giving, at the end of the day, more understanding on Woody than the doc theme. An example: in 2003, Richard Schickel made a great doc about Charlie Chaplin (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379730/combined). Woody gives some very personal opinions (e.g. he does not appreciate that much The Dictator). To me this documentary should be listed here as well.

    Concretely: based on the imdb list where Woody is listed in the “himself” category, you should remove the tv shows and on the real pure documentaries, select those of interest for Woody’s understanding.

    And please don’t be shy: who needs your site? Everyone on Earth. Not only me. Not only it is a graphically wonderful site, but it is full of information, well designed etc. You can’t imagine how happy I was the first time I’ve discovered it. I really mean it: among many sites about WA, yours is, from far, the best one.

    1. I think something can be done with those docos. It just needs to be laid out properly, and put in a hidden away page. I jus think it is interesting, a list that would be – Bob Hope, Charlie Chaplin, Stanley Kubrick, Casting Directors, Atheism…. but yes, it will be fun/interesting to make sense of it. (Thanks for the niceness)

  4. Does anyone know the name of a short Woody Allen film about a young man meeting the girl’s father on a first date? We see the whole thing from the young man’s eyes, and his thoughts are written on the screen in a sub-title mode. We think that this was done around the time of “What’s Up Tiger Lily.”

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