Saturday, March 6, 2010

My Top 20 Favourite Alfred Hitchcock Movies

The lovely and talented Kate Gabrielle of Silents and Talkies recently did a post on her twenty favourite movies directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Hitchcock being one of my favourite directors of all time, I thought I would do one too. It is perhaps a testament to his long career and the quality of his work that anyone could compile a list of his or her favourite films that Hitchcock made!

Here I must note that I do not include The Lodger, although I do love it, as I see silent movies as a different medium from talkies. What makes for a good silent might not make for a good talkie and vice versa!

 1. North by Northwest
 2. Rear Window
 3. Vertigo
 4. Dial M for Murder
 5. The Birds
 6. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
 7. The Trouble with Harry
 8. The Lady Vanishes
 9. The 39 Steps
10. Shadow of a Doubt
11. Psycho
12. Rebecca
13. Sabotage
14. Mr. and Mrs. Smith
15.  To Catch a Thief
16. Notorious
17. Spellbound
18. Foreign Correspondent
19. Lifeboat
20. Saboteur

1 comment:

Paul D Brazill said...

Great selection. Rear Window is, I think, my number one.