Sometimes a director’s style and substance become so pervasive in Hollywood that they overshadow the actors. Alfred Hitchcock was one such director. The pioneer of modern horror and suspense films, Hitchcock conveyed emotional and frightening experiences in a variety of genres throughout his many decades of making films. Performers such as Jimmy Stewart and Ingrid Bergman frequently collaborated with Hitchcock, forming dynamic actor/director pairings that went on to change movies forever. With dozens of classics to choose from, it feels nearly impossible to choose which Alfred Hitchcock movies to watch during spooky season. This article is here to help. These are the 10 best Alfred Hitchcock movies of all time, ranked.
Alfred Hitchcock loved using domestic situations and romance as a basis for many of his best movies. Rebecca is perhaps the pinnacle of his romantic horror films, telling the story of a woman who thinks her marriage to Laurence Olivier’s character, Maxim de Winter, is going swimmingly. She soon learns the creepy and unexpected circumstances that come with marrying a widower like de Winter. This is the only movie Hitchcock directed that won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, although Hitchcock didn’t win Best Director for the film.
Rear Window takes Hitchcock’s two most famous actors and combines their talents for a blood-rushing experience. James Stewert plays a paranoid man who thinks he can see a murder taking place in the apartment across the street from him. His obsession becomes a little too real, culminating in one of the best climactic scenes in movie history!
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