Special Collections ➥ Reviews of Alfred Hitchcock Movies

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Alfred Hitchcock

Listed By Median Rating

Alfred Hitchcock

Listed By Median Rating

#1

    

Rear Window | 1954

A wheelchair-bound photographer (James Stewart) passes the time by spying on his neighbors from his apartment window, when he becomes convinced that one of them has murdered his wife and disposed of her body. Cast: Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr and Wendell Corey. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. [1:52 – PG]

#2

    

Vertigo | 1958

A former police detective (James Stewart) suffering from acrophobia and vertigo is hired to follow a woman (Kim Novak), who is supposedly behaving oddly. After they fall in love with each other, he becomes obsessed with her, and after she falls to her death in an apparent suicide, he becomes convinced that she’s still alive. Cast: Barbara Bel Geddes and Tom Helmore. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. [2:10 – PG]

#3

    

Psycho | 1960

A secretary (Janet Leigh) embezzles $40,000 from her employer’s client, goes on the run, and checks into a rundown, remote motel. The young, shy proprietor (Anthony Perkins) and his mother seem to be the only other people around until the secretary is stabbed to death by a shadowy figure while taking a shower. Cast: Vera Miles, John Gavin and Martin Balsam. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. [1:49 – R]

#4

    

Notorious | 1946

Feeling guilty after her German father is convicted of treason against the US, a woman (Ingrid Bergman) is persuaded by a government agent (Cary Grant) to use her infamy in order to spy on Nazis operating out of Brazil. Her mission becomes fraught with complications when she is instructed to seduce a Nazi leader, while also falling in love with the American agent. Cast: Claude Rains and Louis Calhern. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. [1:41 – NR]

#5

    

North by Northwest | 1959

A New York City advertising executive (Cary Grant) with a settled urban and pleasant lifestyle has to go on the run across the US when he becomes mistaken for a secret agent by foreign spies. Trains, murderous crop dusters and a suspiciously helpful attractive blonde (Eva Marie Saint) complicate his escape. Cast: James Mason and Martin Landau. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. [2:17 – NR]

#6

    

Rebecca | 1940

Rebecca, a wealthy widower’s first wife, may have died but her presence haunts his grand mansion. When he (Laurence Olivier) marries again, his new, young and naive wife (Joan Fontaine), has to contend not only with the specter of a dead woman but also with the manipulative and sinister housekeeper (Judith Anderson). Cast: George Sanders, Nigel Bruce and Reginald Denny. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. [2:10 – NR]

#7

    

The Birds | 1963

Suddenly, unexpectedly and without explanation, all manner of feathered creatures, small and large, launch lethally violent attacks on people in a small California town. Nobody seems safe outside, but birds soon figure out how to peck their way through roofs. Cast: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette and Veronica Cartwright. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. [2:00 – PG-13]

#8

    

Marnie | 1964

A woman (Tippi Hedren) makes a habit of getting hired, stealing money from the company safe, and fleeing. After her last theft, her boss (Sean Connery) blackmails her into marrying him, realizes she suffers from nightmares and the color red can trigger extreme reactions, and resolves to uncover her childhood secrets. Cast: Louise Latham and Martin Gabel. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. [2:11 – PG]

#9

    

The Man Who Knew Too Much | 1956

An American middle-class family (James Stewart and Doris Day) vacationing in Morocco is thrown into turmoil when their young son is abducted. The parents pursue the kidnappers while unravelling a twisting plot of international intrigue and assassination. Cast: Brenda de Banzie and Bernard Miles. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. [2:00 – PG]

#10

    

The Trouble with Harry | 1955

Harry’s body does not seem to want to stay buried in a small Vermont village during a warm autumn day. Some of the villagers keep burying Harry, while others unearth him, and all trying to figure out what to do with the pesky body. Cast: John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Edmund Gwenn, Jerry Mathers and Mildred Natwick. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. [1:39 – PG]

#11

    

To Catch a Thief | 1955

After a string of acrobatic robberies, a presumably reformed jewel thief (Cary Grant), living an idyllic life in the French Riviera, is suspected by both the local gendarmes and his estranged former French Resistance pals of having reverted to his old habits. To clear himself he has to catch the thief, and collaborates with a blonde heiress (Grace Kelly), who may be planning to catch a husband. Cast: Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams and Brigitte Auber. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. [1:46 – PG]

#12

    

Spellbound | 1945

A psychoanalyst (Ingrid Bergman) starts to fall in love with the new, youthful director (Gregory Peck) of her Vermont mental hospital, but then realizes that he’s an amnesiac with an abnormal fear of parallel lines and a guilt complex. He may also be a murderer and an impostor. Cast: Michael Chekhov and Leo G. Carroll. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. [1:58 – NR]

#13

    

Torn Curtain | 2022

An American physicist (Paul Newman) defects to East Germany during the height of the Cold War, taking with him his stunned fiancée (Julie Andrews). However, once behind the Iron Curtain it becomes apparent that the defection is a ploy to uncover Soviet nuclear secrets and the two have to try and escape back to the West. Cast: Lila Kedrova, Hansjörg Felmy, Tamara Toumanova, Ludwig Donath, Wolfgang Kieling and Günter Strack. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. [2:08 – PG]

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