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Every Alfred Hitchcock Movie, Ranked Best to Worst

Updated October 15, 2019 14.0k votes 1.8k voters 32.7k 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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  • 1
    North by Northwest
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    202

    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
  • 2
    Psycho
    703
    193

    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
  • 3
    Vertigo
    816
    235

    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
  • 4
    Rear Window
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    208

    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
  • 5
    Strangers on a Train
    465
    137

    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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  • 6
    The Lady Vanishes
    359
    92

    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
  • 7
    Shadow of a Doubt
    327
    82

    Shadow of a Doubt

    Alfred Hitchcock, Teresa Wright

    Released1943

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • 8
    Notorious
    368
    109

    Notorious

    Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant

    Released1946

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • 9
    Rebecca
    383
    116

    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
  • 10
    The Birds
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    198

    The Birds

    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren

    Released1963

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • 11
    Dial M for Murder
    412
    154

    Dial M for Murder

    Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock

    Released1954

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • 12
    The 39 Steps
    365
    109

    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
  • 13
    Rope
    344
    133

    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
  • 14
    The Man Who Knew Too Much
    255
    107

    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    James Stewart, Doris Day

    Released1956

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • 15
    Lifeboat
    172
    73

    Lifeboat

    Tallulah Bankhead, Hume Cronyn

    Released1944

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • 16
    To Catch a Thief
    291
    120

    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
  • 17
    Suspicion
    197
    82

    Suspicion

    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

    Released1941

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • 18
    Foreign Correspondent
    159
    67

    Foreign Correspondent

    Alfred Hitchcock, George Sanders

    Released1940

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • 19
    Saboteur
    155
    72

    Saboteur

    Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Mitchum

    Released1942

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • 20
    Spellbound
    166
    85

    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
  • 21
    Frenzy
    179
    112

    Frenzy

    Alfred Hitchcock, Anna Massey

    Released1972

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • 22
    The Man Who Knew Too Much
    140
    57

    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    Peter Lorre, Edna Best

    Released1934

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • 23
    Marnie
    201
    114

    Marnie

    Sean Connery, Alfred Hitchcock

    Released1964

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • 24
    The Wrong Man
    119
    77

    The Wrong Man

    Henry Fonda, Alfred Hitchcock

    Released1956

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    The Wrong Man is a 1956 docu-drama by Alfred Hitchcock which stars Henry Fonda and Vera Miles.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 25
    Sabotage
    84
    63

    Sabotage

    Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka

    Released1936

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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