5 Most Liked Woody Allen Movies Crimes and Misdemeanors
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989): Allen balances melodrama and comedy with this story of adultery, blackmail, compromise and guilt. Always guilt. The veteran cast features, on the serious side, Martin Landau as a philandering eye doctor, Anjelica Huston as his volatile mistress and Jerry Orbach as the brother who arranges an assassination attempt. On the comic side, Allen himself shows up as a documentary maker who's stuck working for his pompous brother-in-law, played by Alan Alda; despite being married himself, Allen's character finds himself falling for one of Alda's assistants, played once again by Farrow. Other Allen films have had similar tonal contrasts, but few are as successful.