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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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The Birds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
The Birds Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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Rear Window is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
Rear Window Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

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51 15
Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
Vertigo James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock

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Dial M for Murder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
Dial M for Murder Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock, Ray Milland

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Shadow of a Doubt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
Shadow of a Doubt Alfred Hitchcock, Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten

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Rebecca is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
Rebecca Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine

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Strangers on a Train is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
Strangers on a Train Alfred Hitchcock, Farley Granger, Leo G. Carroll

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24 11
North by Northwest is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
North by Northwest Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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19 9
Rope is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
Rope James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock, Cedric Hardwicke

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Notorious is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
Notorious Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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Frenzy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
Frenzy Alfred Hitchcock, Anna Massey, Bernard Cribbins

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The 39 Steps is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
The 39 Steps Alfred Hitchcock, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Donat

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The Lady Vanishes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
The Lady Vanishes Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas

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Spellbound is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
Spellbound Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Alfred Hitchcock

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The Man Who Knew Too Much is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
The Man Who Knew Too Much James Stewart, Doris Day, Alfred Hitchcock

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8 5
The Lodger: A Story of the Lon... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog Alfred Hitchcock, Ivor Novello, Reginald Gardiner

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Sabotage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
Sabotage Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, John Loder

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Marnie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
Marnie Sean Connery, Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren

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Blackmail is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
Blackmail Alfred Hitchcock, Sara Allgood, Cyril Ritchard

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Lifeboat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
Lifeboat Tallulah Bankhead, Hume Cronyn, Heather Angel

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To Catch a Thief is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
To Catch a Thief Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
Mr. & Mrs. Smith Alfred Hitchcock, Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery

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Suspicion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
Suspicion Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine

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The Wrong Man is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
The Wrong Man Henry Fonda, Alfred Hitchcock, Tuesday Weld

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Foreign Correspondent is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
Foreign Correspondent Alfred Hitchcock, George Sanders, Joel McCrea

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The Trouble with Harry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
The Trouble with Harry Shirley MacLaine, Alfred Hitchcock, John Forsythe

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Torn Curtain is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
Torn Curtain Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Alfred Hitchcock

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Topaz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
Topaz Alfred Hitchcock, John Forsythe, Michel Piccoli

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2 7
Family Plot is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Scariest Alfred Hitchcock Movies
Family Plot Alfred Hitchcock, Bruce Dern, Karen Black