54. Annie Hall (1977)
directed by Woody Allen
Annie Hall accomplishes a great task in its ability to fill a world of one-liners with rich, deeply interesting characters. It remains both poignant and wickedly funny. Perhaps Woody Allen’s magnum opus, Annie Hall breaks the conventions of cinema to tell us a not so simple boy and girl story. The non-linear timeline helps us capture every aspect of the relationship, and how it all fits together. With his well-known acerbic wit, Allen as Alvy Singer examines the way that his whole life has led up to the breakdown in his love affair with a one-of-a-kind woman.