What are the best Alfred Hitchcock movies?

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    #1Vertigo

    Vertigo
    San Francisco police detective Scottie Fergusson develops a fear of heights and is forced to retire when a colleague falls to his death during a chase. One of the most Alfred Hitchcock acclaimed movie.
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    Joan Peterson
    Written on June 23, 2017
    "I'm not really a fan of Alfred Hitchcock movies in general but my husband loves them. Lately we have been having a bit of a Hitchcock movie marathon. Of all of the movies i have watch recently I think Vertigo is among the best Alfred Hitchcock movies. It really captures the feeling of the fear of heights quite well. I also appreciate Jimmy Stewart's performance in this film."
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    #2Psycho

    Psycho

    Psycho is a mystery thriller film revolving around a secretary who is on the run for embezzling money. It was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and based on the novel by Robert Bloch. This movie stars Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, and Vera Miles.

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    Gregory Clark
    Written on April 22, 2017
    "I remember watching this movie for the first time when I was ten years old. This movie gave me nightmares. It was too creepy for me at that age but recently I rewatched this movie again and I have to say that it is one of the best Alfred Hitchcock movies ever made. I was too young to appreciate or understand the nuances of this film when I originally viewed but seeing it as an adult gave me a new appreciation for older films."
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    #3North by Northwest

    North by Northwest

    North by Northwest is a thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock from a screenplay by Ernest Lehman. It stars Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason. It follows a man who is mistakenly being pursued by government agents for espionage.

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    Stephanie Holmes
    Written on March 30, 2017
    "North by Northwest is absolutely one of Hitchcock's best films. The acting and directing are top notch and the story is enthralling. There are twists and the turns in the plot that keep you engaged and on the edge of your seat. This film is a must see!"
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    #4Rear Window

    Rear Window

    Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window is an edge-of-your-seat classic starring two of Hollywood's most popular stars. When a professional photographer is confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg, he becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbors play out across the courtyard.

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    Edward Bryant
    Written on March 27, 2017
    "So if I had time on my hands stuck at home, and a camera I really knew how to use, who knows what I would do with it? Though with the internet and TV channels up the wasso, who knows? But this is undoubtably a classic, and I was engaged throughout. I suppose obsession is usually interesting unless you're the one being obsessed over!"
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    #5Notorious

    Notorious

    This spy film noir follows an American daughter of a convicted Nazi spy is recruited by a government agent to infiltrate a group of Germans living in Brazil after the war, but he doesn't count on their lives becoming so intimately entangled.

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    Lawrence West
    Written on July 2, 2017
    "Oh my God, how lovely is Ingrid Bergman? She is one of my all time favorites, and holds up to repeated viewings in her great roles. Throw in the Alfred Hitchcock and Cary Grant here and you have the makings of a great movie. Fantastic!"
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    #6The Birds

    The Birds

    Nothing equals The Birds for sheer terror when Alfred Hitchcock unleashes his foul friends in one of his most shocking and memorable masterpieces. As beautiful blonde Melanie Daniels  rolls into Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner, she is inexplicably attacked by a seagull. Suddenly thousands of birds are flocking into town, preying on schoolchildren and residents in a terrifying series of attacks. Soon Mitch and Melanie are fighting for their lives against a deadly force that can't be explained and can't be stopped in one of Hollywood's most horrific films of nature gone berserk.

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    Ronald Wallace
    Written on July 18, 2017
    "The Birds is a film that I remember watching as a teenager for the first time. This movie was terrifying to me at the time. It is still pretty scary to me and I would rank it among the best Alfred Hitchcock films. I am not normally a fan of freakish "nature against humans" movies but this film is very well made."
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    #7Strangers on a Train

    Strangers on a Train
    Hitchcock's thriller based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith, tells us the story about two passengers who meet accidentally and plot to "exchange" murders, a tennis star who wants out of his marriage.
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    Christopher Perry
    Written on April 25, 2017
    "There are many good Alfred Hitchcock film but the best of the Alfred Hitchcock movies is easily Strangers on a Train. It is the movie that started it all. I have been a fan of Hitchcock for years but only just recently saw Strangers on a Train for the first time. I am not sure why I hadn't seen it yet but I'm glad that I finally did. This movie is a masterpiece and definitely a must-see for all fans of his movies."
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    #8The Man Who Knew Too Much

    The Man Who Knew Too Much
    James Stewart and Doris Day give magnificent performances as Ben and Jo McKenna, an American couple vacationing in Morocco, whose son is kidnapped and taken to England. Caught up in international espionage, the McKennas' lives hang in the balance as they race to save their son in the chilling, climactic showdown in London's famous Royal Albert Hall
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    Diana Hall
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "This film has great suspense, and it's visual effects and imagery leave nothing to be desired. It's most definitely one of Hitchcock's best films! Also, I'd argue that this is one of Jimmy Stewart's best performances. I don't know how much casual viewers would like this movie, but cinematic nerds like myself will absolutely love it. I'd highly suggest that anyone who enjoys film watch this movie."
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    #9Spellbound

    Spellbound

    Spellbound is a movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1945. Dr. Constance Peterson is a dedicated psychiatrist who puts all her passion into work until she falls in love with Dr. Edwardes, who may be a murderer. 

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    Eugene Watson
    Written on July 7, 2017
    "Spellbound is an Alfred Hitchcock movie that I have mixed feelings about. This is partly from my bias as a psychology student. The movie is full of dated concepts and misrepresentations. However, if you are able to see past these flaws other parts of the movies are quite wonderful. I especially appreciate the surreal artwork that Salvador Dali provided for the film but I'm not sure that alone can qualify Spellbound as one of the best Alfred Hitchcock movies."
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    #10Rebecca

    Rebecca

    Rebecca, based on the book by Daphne Du Marier is one of the first classics by Alfred Hitchcock winner of the Academy Ward in 1940. The plot tells the story of a British gentleman's innocent bride grapples with intrusive reminders of his deceased wife.

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    William Stone
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "The deceased wife adds a twist to this legit story. The movies series has always been solid but this one contains an extra kicker in the mix. Feel like the characters could be strengthened but overall a good look."
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    #11Suspicion

    Suspicion

    Handsome, charming, well-liked Johnnie Aysgarth is a worthless cheat, so when he marries Lina McLaidlaw, the naïve daughter of a wealthy retired general everyone except Lina believes Johnnie is only after his wife's inheritance. But when Lina discovers that Johnnie has stolen money, his business partner dies mysteriously--and she finds a letter explaining her life insurance policy--love changes to Suspicion!


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    Justin Guzman
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Suspicion is one of the better older Alfred Hitchcock movies. It's an interesting movie that quickly gets you wrapped up in the plot. The reviews are great and the movie has aged well for one that is over 70 years old."
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    #12The 39 Steps

    The 39 Steps

    This classic Hitchcock brain twister contains the ingredients of a grand spy mystery, a wild chase and a harrowing portrait of an innocent man struggling to prove his innocence while the world turns inexplicably against him. Richard Hannay is on vacation in London when he meets a mysterious woman who tells him of a spy ring which she is trying to crack. She doesn't know the identity of the master spy but does know a few revealing details. Later she is murdered - before Hannay can learn anything more. His own life now in danger, Hannay sets out to solve a mystery.

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    Jonathan Medina
    Written on August 10, 2017
    "I love old spy films and I love Alfred Hitchcock movies. That being said I didn't enjoy this movie as much as I thought I would. I wouldn't rank it among the best Alfred Hitchcock movies. It was a bit boring compared to others. The acting was top notch but the story dragged on a bit much for my tastes."

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Best What are the best Alfred Hitchcock movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1VertigoMovies 16 Paid
2PsychoMovies 13 Paid
3North by NorthwestMovies 12 Paid
4Rear WindowMovies 11 Paid
5NotoriousMovies 10 Paid
6The BirdsMovies 9 Paid
7Strangers on a Train Movies 7 Paid
8The Man Who Knew Too MuchMovies 7 Paid
9SpellboundMovies 5 Paid
10RebeccaMovies 3 Paid
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