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 (Ranked | Chronological)

10/10
01) Rear Window (1954)
02) Psycho (1960)
03) North by Northwest (1959)
04) Vertigo (1958)
05) Lifeboat (1944)
06) The Birds (1963)
07) Strangers on a Train (1951)
08) Rope (1948)

9/10
09) The Lady Vanishes (1938)
10) Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
11) Dial M for Murder (1954)
12) Rebecca (1940)
13) Notorious (1946)
14) The 39 Steps (1935)
15) The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
16) Marnie (1964)
17) Spellbound (1945)

8/10
18) Suspicion (1941)
19) Frenzy (1972)
20) Torn Curtain (1966)
21) Sabotage (1936)
22) The Trouble with Harry (1955)
23) The Wrong Man (1957)
24) To Catch a Thief (1955)
25) Foreign Correspondent (1940)

7/10
26) I Confess (1953)
27) The Lodger (1927)
28) Saboteur (1942)
29) Stage Fright (1950)
30) The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
31) Rich and Strange (1932)
32) Blackmail (1929)
33) Jamaica Inn (1939)
34) Waltzes from Vienna (1934)
35) The Pleasure Garden (1925)
36) Downhill (1927)
37) Number Seventeen (1932)
38) Topaz (1969)

6/10
39) Young and Innocent (1937)
40) Paradine Case (1947)
41) Family Plot (1976)
42) Easy Virtue (1928)
43) The Manxman (1929)

Honorable Mention
The Mountain Eagle (1926)

Unranked:
Champagne (1928)
The Farmer's Wife (1928)
Juno and the Paycock (1930)
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941)
Murder! (1930)
The Ring (1927)
Secret Agent (1936)
Skin Game (1931)
Under Capricorn (1949)

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)
The Lady Vanishes (2013)
Bates Motel (TV) (2013-2017)
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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