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Every Alfred Hitchcock Movie, Ranked Best to Worst

Updated October 15, 2019 14.6k votes 1.8k voters 33.6k views41 items

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This list of Alfred Hitchcock's best movies proves that he was one of the top directors of all time. Active from the silent era up until his death in 1980, Hitchcock has appeared in plenty of blockbusters and critically-acclaimed movies, earning awards and accolades along the way. His highest grossing movies have been well-received at the box office as well, as he was voted as one of the most popular stars for a number of years.

Alfred Hitchcock began working during the silent film era and transitioned to sound for his tenth film, Blackmail. Throughout the 1930s and ‘40s, Hitchcock produced a number of films, including World War II propaganda films for the Free French government. Following that period, Hitchcock hit his stride with classics in the 1950s.

During this time, he made his iconic thriller movies Rear Window, Vertigo, and more. Then in 1960, he released his best-known film, Psycho. Following that, his output declined due to health issues. His last film was 1976’s Family Plot, which received positive critic reviews. He also had many on-screen appearances in his and other director’s film, and is right up there with stars like Orson Welles and John Huston in terms of fame and success.

So what are the best Alfred Hitchcock movies of all time? Is it Psycho or Rear Window? Please note that these are the best, not just the scariest Hitchcock movies. See what fans have ranked as their favorite Alfred Hitchcock movies below. Movie trailers have been included below if you want a preview of the film. If you think the best Hitchcock film isn't at the top, then vote it up. Don’t see it listed? Add it so that others may vote for it. 

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  • Rear Window1
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    Rear Window

    Grace Kelly, James Stewart

    Released1954

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Rear Window is a 1954 American mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and written... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • North by Northwest2
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    North by Northwest

    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

    Released1959

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    North by Northwest is a 1959 American spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Psycho3
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    Psycho

    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh

    Released1960

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Psycho is a 1960 American horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film centers on an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Vertigo4
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    Vertigo

    James Stewart, Kim Novak

    Released1958

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Vertigo is a 1958 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Strangers on a Train5
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    Strangers on a Train

    Alfred Hitchcock, Farley Granger

    Released1951

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Strangers on a Train is a 1951 American psychological thriller film noir produced and directed... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Shadow of a Doubt6
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    Shadow of a Doubt

    Alfred Hitchcock, Teresa Wright

    Released1943

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Shadow of a Doubt is a 1943 American psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Birds7
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    The Birds

    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren

    Released1963

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    The Birds is a 1963 suspense/horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Notorious8
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    Notorious

    Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant

    Released1946

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Notorious is a 1946 American spy thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Lady Vanishes9
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    The Lady Vanishes

    Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Redgrave

    Released1938

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    The Lady Vanishes is a 1938 British comic thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Rebecca10
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    Rebecca

    Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock

    Released1940

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Rebecca is a 1940 American psychological thriller-drama film. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, it... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Dial M for Murder11
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    Dial M for Murder

    Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock

    Released1954

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    This film is a 1954 3-D American thriller film in Warnercolor directed by Alfred Hitchcock,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The 39 Steps12
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    The 39 Steps

    Alfred Hitchcock, Madeleine Carroll

    Released1935

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    The 39 Steps is a 1935 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Robert... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Rope13
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    Rope

    James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

    Released1948

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Rope is a 1948 American psychological thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much14
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    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    James Stewart, Doris Day

    Released1956

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    The Man Who Knew Too Much is a 1956 suspense thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Lifeboat15
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    Lifeboat

    Tallulah Bankhead, Hume Cronyn

    Released1944

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    This film is an American drama thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock from a story by John... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • To Catch a Thief16
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    To Catch a Thief

    Grace Kelly, Cary Grant

    Released1955

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    This film is a 1955 romantic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, from a screenplay by John... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Suspicion17
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    Suspicion

    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

    Released1941

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Suspicion is a romantic psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Cary... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Foreign Correspondent18
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    Foreign Correspondent

    Alfred Hitchcock, George Sanders

    Released1940

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Foreign Correspondent is a 1940 American spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Saboteur19
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    Saboteur

    Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Mitchum

    Released1942

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Saboteur is a 1942 Universal spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock with a screenplay... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Spellbound20
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    Spellbound

    Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck

    Released1945

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Spellbound is a 1945 American psychological mystery thriller film directed by Alfred... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much21
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    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    Peter Lorre, Edna Best

    Released1934

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    The Man Who Knew Too Much is a British suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, featuring... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Frenzy22
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    Frenzy

    Alfred Hitchcock, Anna Massey

    Released1972

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Frenzy is a 1972 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The screenplay by Anthony... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Marnie23
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    Marnie

    Sean Connery, Alfred Hitchcock

    Released1964

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Marnie is a 1964 psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The screenplay by Jay... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Trouble with Harry24
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    The Trouble with Harry

    Shirley MacLaine, Alfred Hitchcock

    Released1955

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    The Trouble with Harry is a 1955 American black comedy film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Sabotage25
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    Sabotage

    Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka

    Released1936

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Sabotage, also released as The Woman Alone, is a 1936 British thriller film directed by Alfred... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button