One of the most influential and greatest filmmakers of all time, Alfred Hitchcock is among the most extensively studied filmmakers in the history of cinema. His evergreen artistry thriller films featured relatable and sympathetic protagonists with grounded character development. His psychological elements of crime won the hearts of critics and the audience as well. Even after being one of the greatest filmmakers in history, Hitchcock never won an Oscar. On this list, we are mentioning 10 Of The Greatest Movies by the “the Master of Suspense” Alfred Hitchcock.
One of the greatest mystery movies of all time, Psycho speaks for itself. The classic horror is known for being one of the greatest movies of all time. Psycho is famous even among the people who haven’t watched it. The slasher genre was born following the success of Psycho. Every scene of this movie including the famous shower scene is iconic.
2. Rear Window:
A pure piece of art, Rear Window is one of those movies that you can watch again and again. The audience gets stuck with the wheelchair-bound James Stewart and intrigued by his neighbors. With a single location, a cabin-fever set-up, this iconic movie has become one of the best thrillers in history.
The psychological thriller, Vertigo is about murder, madness and a dangerous obsession. It is about a detective who finds himself in an unhealthy obsession with a woman he was supposed to investigate. Vertigo has inspired many directors and movies over the years.
Rebecca is known for its inventive camera work, excellent acting, and a story full of twists and turns. It was Hitchcock’s first Hollywood feature film. The movie was adapted from the Daphne du Maurier novel. Like most of Hitchcock’s movies, Rebecca slowly unfolds the crazy revealing the mystery.
5. North By Northwest:
This man on the run drama starring Cary Grant who was already a Hollywood icon is one of the greatest movies of all time. The movie is about Roger Thornhill, a Madison Avenue ad man who is mistaken for a spy. The adventurous and humorous movie is surely one of the most iconic movies of Alfred Hitchcock.
6. Shadow Of A Doubt:
Three years after Rebecca, in 1943, Shadow Of A Doubt was released starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten. The movie was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Story. One thing that’s unique about this movie is the suspicious teenage girl protagonist. The movie is about Charlotte who is like any other teenager living her boring life until her uncle comes in with reports of murder following him from the big city. Then the movie turns dark and suspenseful.
7. The Lady Vanishes:
The Lady Vanishes follows two passengers on a Trans-Europe Express train. They must unravel the mystery of a disappearing old dear, and the military secrets that might change the course of history. The movie is based on the novel The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White. The Lady Vanishes is the movie that earned Hitchcock his place in Hollywood.
8. Strangers on a Train:
The psychological thriller, Strangers on a Train is based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith of the same name. The thriller follows a young tennis player and a charming psychopath, who are stranger to each other. They meet on a train and strategize to kill each other’s enemies. The movie received mix reviews when it was released, but now it’s considered as one of the best thrillers of all time.
Based on the 1929 play by Patrick Hamilton, Rope deals with the aftermath of a murder. Following the murder that happens in the opening shot of the movie, the entire film takes place in a trendy loft apartment. The perfectly executed movie was especially appreciated for its single, continuous shot, using sweeping camera movements.
10. Dial M for Murder
The American crime mystery film, Dial M for Murder, the movie and the play it was inspired by both were written by Frederick Knott. It was considered as a technical triumph for Hitchcock because of the use of 3D. The movie is about a tennis player named Ray Milland who frames his unfaithful wife played by Grace Kelly for first-degree murder after his own unsuccessful attempt to have her killed.
Some other Hitchcock movies that we also love are- Notorious, The Trouble With Harry, The 39 Steps, The Birds, The Lodger, Spellbound, Lifeboat, Sabotage and Foreign Correspondent,