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Thursday, July 1, 2021

Alfred Hitchcock Movies


In 2020, one of my favorite podcasts (The Ringer’s “The Big Picture”, which I highly recommend) did an episode on Alfred Hitchcock movies for the 60th anniversary of the release of Psycho. After listening to this episode, I realized that I hadn’t seen as many Hitchcock movies as I thought. I have since watched (or rewatched) 18 of them, many of them for the first time. These are all excellent movies, with some of them being the greatest movies of all time. Here are my ratings for these 18 movies.

North By Northwest (

Not only one of the greatest Hitchcock movies, but one of the greatest movies of all time. It’s my personal favorite of all of his movies and one of my favorite movies of all time as well...9.5/10 stars.

Rear Window (

Every time I watch this movie, whenever Grace Kelly appears, I sigh due to her classic beauty. Similar to North By Northwest, in addition to being one of my favorite Hitchcock movies, it’s one of my favorite movies, period...9.5/10 stars.

Vertigo (

Jimmy Stewart brings his A game and Kim Novak’s performance is haunting...9.0/10 stars.

Psycho (

Psycho broke all of the rules and set the tone for all horror movies to follow...9.0/10 stars.

Notorious (

I had never seen this one until 2020 and wow...what a great movie! It was very cutting edge for its time (1946)...9.0/10 stars.

Strangers On a Train (

I had seen this a long time ago, so it was like watching it for the first time and it’s excellent...8.5/10 stars.

Dial M For Murder (

Another one I had seen a long time ago, thus it was like a fresh watch. Another one with Grace Kelly (sigh...) and excellent as well...8.5/10 stars.

To Catch a Thief (

I think I had seen this once upon a time, but it was definitely like watching it for the first time regardless. And yes, Grace Kelly again made me swoon...8.0/10 stars.

The Birds (

I had never seen The Birds until 2020 and’s terrifying! I really liked it...8.0/10 stars.

Rebecca (

A first timer for me based on the book by Daphne du Maurier and a movie that I really liked...8.0/10 stars.

Saboteur (

Another first timer that I really liked...8.0/10 stars.

Marnie (

I was watching these movies in a certain order and this one coincidentally came up on my watch list 1 day after Sean Connery died. And I really enjoyed it...8.0/10 stars.

Suspicion (

Cary Grant turns on the charm, but differently than he normally does. I enjoyed my first time viewing...8.0/10 stars.

The Man Who Knew Too Much - 1956 Version (

This was the first Hitchcock movie I ever saw in the summer of 1989 when I was 17 at my brother Dennis’ apartment in State College, PA. I liked it then and I still did after rewatching it...8.0/10 stars.

Foreign Correspondent (

Not a thriller in the classical Hitchcock way, but still thrilling and quite good...8.0/10 stars.

Rope (

An excellent version of the stage play of the same name with Jimmy Stewart in an atypical role for him...8.0/10 stars.

Spellbound (

Gregory Peck & Ingrid Bergman at their finest...7.5/10 stars.

The 39 Steps (

In spite of being made in 1935 and of low picture quality, I was pleasantly surprised how well this movie holds up...7.5/10 stars.

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