Alfred Hitchcock was the Master of Suspense. Join us as we count down our picks for the top 10 Alfred Hitchcock movies

For this list, we're looking at the most iconic movies from one of cinema's most influential directors. Although Alfred Hitchcock made over 50 films throughout the course of his lifetime, these are the ones that helped define an entire genre and have inspired filmmakers for generations.


Alfred Hitchcock, referred to as the "Master of Suspense," directed numerous classic films throughout his career. Here are ten of his most highly regarded and influential movies, listed in no particular order:

Psycho (1960)

This iconic thriller follows the story of Marion Crane, who checks into the eerie Bates Motel, run by the mysterious Norman Bates.

Rear Window (1954)

Starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly, this film revolves around a wheelchair-bound photographer who becomes convinced he's witnessed a murder in the apartment across from his.

Vertigo (1958)

Often considered one of Hitchcock's greatest achievements, this psychological thriller involves a retired San Francisco police detective who suffers from acrophobia and is hired to follow the wife of an acquaintance.

North by Northwest (1959)

Cary Grant stars as an innocent man mistaken for a government agent in this classic case of mistaken identity, featuring a famous crop-dusting scene and Mount Rushmore climax.

The Birds (1963)

A small California town becomes the site of inexplicable bird attacks in this eerie and suspenseful film.

Strangers on a Train (1951)

This psychological thriller involves a chance meeting between two strangers who discuss swapping murders, leading to a twisted game of cat and mouse.

Dial M for Murder (1954)

A man plots to murder his wife in this suspenseful film, which was originally released in 3D.

Rebecca (1940)

Hitchcock's first American film won the Academy Award for Best Picture. It's a haunting tale of a newlywed woman who moves to her husband's family estate, only to be haunted by the memory of his deceased first wife.

Notorious (1946)

Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman star in this post-World War II espionage thriller that involves a love affair, Nazis, and secrets.

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

A young girl comes to suspect that her beloved uncle might be a serial killer in this tense thriller.

These films showcase Alfred Hitchcock's mastery of suspense and his ability to create tension and thrills on screen, making them essential viewing for any fan of classic cinema.



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