Alfred Hitchcock's Top Ten Movies

Even half a century later, Alfred Hitchcock’s portly silhouette is still recognizable by millions and his movies continue to be regarded as some of the greatest of all time. Although four of his films were nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture and one eventually won the award, Alfred’s popularity among critics has done nothing but grow as time passes. Today, he is regarded as one of the greatest directors to have worked in Hollywood.

This list of his top ten movies includes the very best of a remarkable catalog of films directed by the one and only Alfred Hitchcock.

The Top Ten

1 Psycho

rear window is close, but the credit goes to psycho for breaking all the rules of cinema. and its one of the best directed films of all time, and a great character analysis! oh, and vertigo was good but predictable

I bet this movie and The Shining scared some people away from going to hotels.

It's the greatest thriller psychological horror movie of all times and with the infamous shower scene hitchock pulled out his best ever work my favorite thriller horror movie of all time and norman bates the best

An iconic cinematic art. Psycho is so embedded in the culture that it’s hard to imagine how radical and strange it was fifty five years ago. It was as though Steven Spielberg had gone indie rogue, breaking every rule in the canon as he went. - TechnoTarantino

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2 Rear Window

This movie just makes the viewer part of it, and it is full of suspense... Great ranking.

Man, this was really tough. I'd say Rear Window, Vertigo, and Shadow of a Doubt are all tied.

The perfect film. Just incredible.

My favorite Hitchcock movie. - jack2244

3 Vertigo

This is brutal to decide; I love this, Rope and Psycho. What makes this unique is that Hitchcock tapped into his sensibilities as an artist instead of an entertainer, and used surrealistic technique and showbiz style to create a scary mental meditation. This is no more a thriller than 'Freaks' is a horror movie. Beauty in motion.

It's my favourite Alfred Hitchcock film and it is in my top 10 favourite films ever. I remember when I saw it for first time 2 years ago, when it finished, I could not believe how I was so amazed.

Psycho and North by Northwest are more popular without a doubt, but when it comes to Hitchcock's real classics, they simply cannot be as great as Vertigo.

One the best of all time and an legendary director - lolsy

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4 The Birds

Agree with Magnolia, this is Alfred's most classic and awesome movie. All of his movies are incredible, but I think The Birds is the best hands down. - lukestheman4

should be #1 - fantastic movie!
Real classic! - Magnolia

So underrated and love this - lolsy

The best in my op...(caw) (caw) ahhh the birds are coming

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5 North by Northwest

My favorite movie of all Time! Its really great and a must see! The best from each Hitchcock into one great film.

The best Hitchcock takes you into silence and then throws something completely unexpected at you. - Solidamas

loved the film it was like a orignal james bond type move and was funny at times like when he was drunk - sUx2Bu

This is the greatest movie I ever watched, no other Hitchcock movie I like better.

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6 Dial M for Murder

A movie where you will root for the husband to kill his wife.

7 Strangers on a Train
8 Rebecca
9 The Man Who Knew Too Much
10 Rope V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 Notorious
12 The 39 Steps
13 To Catch a Thief

Cary Grant is quite simply the coolest guy ever. - PetSounds

14 Shadow of a Doubt
15 Marnie

It's an amazing film! One of the most underrated ones ever! It has Tippi Hendren, Sean Connery, an amazing score by Bernard Hermann and a fantastic storyline. What else do you want?

16 The Trouble with Harry

Harry is my name laugh out loud

17 Spellbound
18 The Lady Vanishes

Very fun mystery, full of charm and excitement!

19 Suspicion
20 Stage Fright
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1. Rear Window
2. Psycho
3. The Birds
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1. Vertigo
2. The Birds
3. Rear Window
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2. Vertigo
3. North by Northwest
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