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The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies

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List RulesOnly 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 famous Alfred Hitchcock movies 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.

What are the most terrifying Alfred Hitchcock films? What are the top Alfred Hitchcock movies? With classic movies like Vertigo, Rear Window, and Strangers on a Train, it's hard to go wrong with the famous Hitchcock movies on this list. These movies went on to define the best of the horror genre and become classic films in Hollywood history - cast your votes now!

 

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    Psycho

    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh
    Psycho is a 1960 American horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film centers on an...  more

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    The Birds

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

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    Rear Window

    Grace Kelly, James Stewart
    Rear Window is a 1954 American mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and written...  more

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    Dial M for Murder

    Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock
    This film is a 1954 3-D American thriller film in Warnercolor directed by Alfred Hitchcock,...  more

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    Vertigo

    James Stewart, Kim Novak
    Vertigo is a 1958 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred...  more

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    Shadow of a Doubt

    Alfred Hitchcock, Teresa Wright
    Shadow of a Doubt is a 1943 American psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and...  more

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    Rebecca

    Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock
    Rebecca is a 1940 American psychological thriller-drama film. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, it...  more

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    Frenzy

    Alfred Hitchcock, Anna Massey
    Frenzy is a 1972 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The screenplay by Anthony...  more
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    Rope

    James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock
    Rope is a 1948 American psychological thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on the...  more

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    North by Northwest

    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock
    North by Northwest is a 1959 American spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and...  more

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    Notorious

    Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant
    Notorious is a 1946 American spy thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock,...  more

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    Strangers on a Train

    Alfred Hitchcock, Farley Granger
    Strangers on a Train is a 1951 American psychological thriller film noir produced and directed...  more

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    Spellbound

    Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck
    Spellbound is a 1945 American psychological mystery thriller film directed by Alfred...  more

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    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    James Stewart, Doris Day
    The Man Who Knew Too Much is a 1956 suspense thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock,...  more

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    Blackmail

    Alfred Hitchcock, Sara Allgood
    Blackmail is a 1929 British thriller drama film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Anny...  more
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    Foreign Correspondent

    Alfred Hitchcock, George Sanders
    Foreign Correspondent is a 1940 American spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It...  more
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    The 39 Steps

    Alfred Hitchcock, Madeleine Carroll
    The 39 Steps is a 1935 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Robert...  more

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    Suspicion

    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock
    Suspicion is a romantic psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Cary...  more

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    The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

    Alfred Hitchcock, Ivor Novello
    The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog is a 1927 British silent film directed by Alfred...  more
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    The Lady Vanishes

    Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Redgrave
    The Lady Vanishes is a 1938 British comic thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and...  more
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    Saboteur

    Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Mitchum
    Saboteur is a 1942 Universal spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock with a screenplay...  more

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    Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    Alfred Hitchcock, Carole Lombard
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 1941 screwball comedy film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, written by...  more
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    The Wrong Man

    Henry Fonda, Alfred Hitchcock
    The Wrong Man is a 1956 docu-drama by Alfred Hitchcock which stars Henry Fonda and Vera Miles....  more
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    To Catch a Thief

    Grace Kelly, Cary Grant
    This film is a 1955 romantic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, from a screenplay by John...  more
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    Marnie

    Sean Connery, Alfred Hitchcock
    Marnie is a 1964 psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The screenplay by Jay...  more

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