Alfred Hitchcock Movie Reviews


There are many directors I admire, but none more than Alfred Hitchcock. He has created a great volume of high quality films, many of which rank among my all-time favorites. I have decided to embark on my own personal chronological Hitchcock marathon, watching each film and writing down my thoughts as I go. Prior to starting this project I had seen 35 of his films, but some not for over a decade. Instead of just watching the movies I hadn't seen, I thought it would be fun to watch them in order from the beginning. I'm not quite sure how long this will take, but I am confident that it will be an enjoyable journey through Hitch's films. Also on this page, I will include reviews of related films and books.

I love discussing movies, so please email any thoughts you have on the films, my reviews, corrections, typos.

    Features (Chronological | Ranked)

The Pleasure Garden (1925)
The Mountain Eagle (1926)
The Lodger (1927)
Downhill (1927)
The Ring (1927)
Easy Virtue (1928)
The Farmer's Wife (1928)
Champagne (1928)
The Manxman (1929)
Blackmail (1929)
Juno and the Paycock (1930)
Murder! (1930)
Skin Game (1931)
Rich and Strange (1932)
Number Seventeen (1932)
Waltzes from Vienna (1934)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
The 39 Steps (1935)
Secret Agent (1936)
Sabotage (1936)
Young and Innocent (1937)
The Lady Vanishes(1938)
Jamaica Inn (1939)
Rebecca (1940)
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941)
Suspicion (1941)
Saboteur (1942)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Lifeboat (1944)
Spellbound (1945)
Notorious (1946)
Paradine Case (1947)
Rope (1948)
Under Capricorn (1949)
Stage Fright (1950)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
I Confess (1953)
Dial M for Murder (1954)
Rear Window (1954)
To Catch a Thief (1955)
The Trouble with Harry (1955)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
The Wrong Man (1956)
Vertigo (1958)
North by Northwest (1959)
Psycho (1960)
The Birds (1963)
Marnie (1964)
Torn Curtain (1966)
Topaz (1969)
Frenzy (1972)
Family Plot (1976)

Other Hitchcock
Number 13 (1922)
Always Tell Your Wife (1923)
The White Shadow (1924)
Mary (1930)
Elstree Calling (1930)
An Elastic Affair (1930)
The House Across the Bay (1940)
Bon Voyage (1944)
Aventure Malgache (1944)
Watchtower Over Tomorrow (1945)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1965)
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962)
A Talk with Hitchcock (1964)
The Art of Film - Vintage Hitchcock (1976)
The American Film Institute Salute to Alfred Hitchcock (1979)
The Making of Psycho (1997)
Inside Hitchcock (1985)
Dial H for Hitchcock: The Genius Behind the Showman (1999)
All About 'The Birds'(2000)
Hitchcocked! (2006)
The Psycho Legacy (2010)
Hitchcock (2012)
Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

Sequels, Parodies, and Remakes
The Lodger (1932)
The Lodger Radio Show (1940)
The Lodger (1944)
Man in the Attic (1953)
The 39 Steps (1978)
High Anxiety (1978)
The Bugs Bunny Mystery Special (1980)
Psycho II (1983)
Psycho III (1986)
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)
Shadow of a Doubt (1991)
Notorious (1992)
The Birds II: The Land's End (1994)
A Perfect Murder (1998)
Psycho (1998)
Rear Window (1998)
Easy Virtue (2008)
The 39 Steps (2008)
The Lodger (2009)
Bates Motel (TV) (2013-)
Jamaica Inn (2014)

    Books I Own
Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light Patrick MgGilligan (2003)
Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello (1999)
The Alfred Hitchcock Story by Ken Mogg, Dan Auiler, Janet Leigh (1999)
Alma Hitchcock-The Woman Behind the Man by Pat Hitchcock O'Connell and Laurent Bouzereau (2003)
The Art of Alfred Hitchcock: Second Edition by Donald Spoto (1992, 1976)
The Dark Side of Genuis by Donald Spoto (1999, 1883)
The Complete Films of Alfred Hitchcock by Robert A. Harris, Michael S. Lasky (2002, 1993, 1976)
Hitchcock (Revised Edition) by Helen G. Scott, Francois Truffaut (1985)
Hitchcock's Notebooks by Dan Auiler (1999)
Hitchock Style by Jean-Pierre Dufreigne (2004)
Writing with Hitchcock by Steven DeRosa (2001)

    Links
IMDB Hitchcock Discussion Board
The 'MacGuffin' Web Page


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