The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies Films
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The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies

List Criteria: List of horror films directed by Alfred Hitchcock

List of the scariest Alfred Hitchcock movies ever made, as ranked by Hitchcock fans and film critics. There’s a good reason that director Alfred Hitchcock is widely considered the master of horror. His films are among the best movies ever made, both in the horror genre and overall. Many of these movies take our worst fears and transform them into a piece of art that feels more real than movies usually do. The villains are people that feel like they could really exist, while the heroes are extremely relatable to the average viewer.

 

The movies on this list span decades and are often ranked as the scariest movies of all time. Hitchcock films were made before jump scares and axe wielding psychopaths were all the rage, so the scares in his films come from a more real place. They play on the fear of run down motels weird neighbors, and other parts of everyday life, as well as larger fears like government conspiracies and serial killers.

 

This list answers the question, “What are the most terrifying Alfred Hitchcock films?” with classic movies like Vertigo, Rear Window, and Strangers on a Train. These movies went on to define the best ofthe horror genre.


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    Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy

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    James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock, Ray Milland

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    Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Teresa Wright, Hume Cronyn

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Farley Granger, Leo G. Carroll

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    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Landau

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    Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll

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    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine

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    Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, John Loder

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    James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock, Farley Granger

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Sara Allgood, Cyril Ritchard

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    Alfred Hitchcock, George Sanders, Joel McCrea

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    Tallulah Bankhead, Hume Cronyn, William Bendix

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    Sean Connery, Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren

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    Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine

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    James Stewart, Doris Day, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Ingrid Bergman, Alfred Hitchcock, Gregory Peck

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Anna Massey, Jon Finch

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Ivor Novello, Reginald Gardiner

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    Henry Fonda, Alfred Hitchcock, Tuesday Weld

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    Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Alfred Hitchcock, John Forsythe, Michel Piccoli

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    Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Shirley MacLaine, Alfred Hitchcock, John Forsythe

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Bruce Dern, Karen Black

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