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Every Alfred Hitchcock Movie, Ranked Best to Worst 

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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. 

Alfred Hitchcock was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Orson Welles and John Huston in terms of fame and success.

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Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Alfred Hitchcock Movie, Ranked Best to Worst
James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock

Released: 1958

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Vertigo is a 1958 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The story was based on the 1954 novel D'entre les morts by Boileau-Narcejac. The screenplay was ...more

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Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

Released: 1959

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

North by Northwest is a 1959 American spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. The screenplay was written by Ernest Lehman, who ...more

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Psycho is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Alfred Hitchcock Movie, Ranked Best to Worst
Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

Released: 1960

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Psycho is a 1960 American horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film centers on an encounter between a secretary, Marion Crane, who ends up at a secluded motel after taking money from ...more

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Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

Released: 1954

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Rear Window is a 1954 American mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and written by John Michael Hayes based on Cornell Woolrich's 1942 short story. Originally released by Paramount ...more

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Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

Released: 1963

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

The Birds is a 1963 suspense/horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the 1952 story "The Birds" by Daphne du Maurier. It depicts Bodega Bay, California, which is, ...more

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Alfred Hitchcock, Farley Granger, Leo G. Carroll

Released: 1951

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Strangers on a Train is a 1951 American psychological thriller film noir produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and based on the 1950 novel Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith. It was ...more

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Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine

Released: 1940

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Rebecca is a 1940 American psychological thriller-drama film. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, it was his first American project, and his first film produced under contract with David O. Selznick. ...more

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Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas

Released: 1938

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

The Lady Vanishes is a 1938 British comic thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas and Dame May Whitty. Written by Sidney Gilliat ...more
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Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock, Ray Milland

Released: 1954

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

This film is a 1954 3-D American thriller film in Warnercolor directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, and Robert Cummings. The screenplay and the successful stage play ...more

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Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

Released: 1946

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Notorious is a 1946 American spy thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains as three people whose lives become intimately ...more

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Alfred Hitchcock, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Donat

Released: 1935

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

The 39 Steps is a 1935 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll. Loosely based on the 1915 adventure novel The Thirty-Nine Steps by John ...more

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Alfred Hitchcock, Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten

Released: 1943

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Shadow of a Doubt is a 1943 American psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten. Written by Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, and Alma ...more

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James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock, Cedric Hardwicke

Released: 1948

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Rope is a 1948 American psychological thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on the 1929 play of the same name by Patrick Hamilton and adapted by Hume Cronyn and Arthur Laurents. The ...more

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James Stewart, Doris Day, Alfred Hitchcock

Released: 1956

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

The Man Who Knew Too Much is a 1956 suspense thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring James Stewart and Doris Day. The film is a somewhat altered remake in widescreen VistaVision and ...more

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Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

Released: 1955

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

This film is a 1955 romantic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, from a screenplay by John Michael Hayes based on the 1952 novel of the same name by David Dodge. The film stars Cary Grant who ...more
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Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Alfred Hitchcock

Released: 1945

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Spellbound is a 1945 American psychological mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It tells the story of the new head of a mental asylum who turns out not to be what he claims. The ...more

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Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine

Released: 1941

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Suspicion is a romantic psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine as a married couple. It also stars Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce, Dame ...more

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Tallulah Bankhead, Hume Cronyn, Heather Angel

Released: 1944

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

This film is an American drama thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock from a story by John Steinbeck. The film stars Tallulah Bankhead with William Bendix. Also in the cast are Walter ...more
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Sean Connery, Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren

Released: 1964

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Marnie is a 1964 psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The screenplay by Jay Presson Allen was based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Winston Graham. The film stars Tippi ...more

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Alfred Hitchcock, George Sanders, Joel McCrea

Released: 1940

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Foreign Correspondent is a 1940 American spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It tells the story of an American reporter who tries to expose enemy spies in Britain, a series of events ...more
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Alfred Hitchcock, Anna Massey, Bernard Cribbins

Released: 1972

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Frenzy is a 1972 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The screenplay by Anthony Shaffer was based on the novel Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square by Arthur La Bern. The ...more
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Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Mitchum, Norman Lloyd

Released: 1942

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Saboteur is a 1942 Universal spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock with a screenplay written by Peter Viertel, Joan Harrison and Dorothy Parker. The film stars Priscilla Lane, Robert ...more

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Peter Lorre, Edna Best, Pierre Fresnay

Released: 1934

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

The Man Who Knew Too Much is a British suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, featuring Peter Lorre, and released by Gaumont British. It was one of the most successful and critically ...more
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Shirley MacLaine, Alfred Hitchcock, John Forsythe

Released: 1955

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

The Trouble with Harry is a 1955 American black comedy film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The screenplay by John Michael Hayes was based on the 1950 novel by Jack Trevor Story. It starred Edmund ...more

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Henry Fonda, Alfred Hitchcock, Tuesday Weld

Released: 1956

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

The Wrong Man is a 1956 docu-drama by Alfred Hitchcock which stars Henry Fonda and Vera Miles. The film was drawn from the true story of an innocent man charged with a crime, as described in the ...more