IT'S ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S BIRTHDAY. EVERYONE WRITE THEIR FAVORITE HITCHCOCK MOVIE AND WHY

  1. Notorious
    Ask me this question any day and you'll get a different answer. I chose Notorious because it might be the quintessential Hitchcock movie: there's a MacGuffin, a strong central female character (who is the real hero), a protagonist who is morally conflicted to the point of impotence, an oddly sympathetic villain, and some of the best camerawork in the history of cinema (and the best zoom ever). Oh, and heart-stopping suspense. John Woo tried to secretly remake this with MI:2 and fell way short.
  2. Rebecca
    It's one of the best paced movies I've ever seen. Beautiful and eerie and mysterious. Based on the book by the same name. The ending in the book is a little ambiguous but the ending in the movie is 🔥🔥🔥!
    Suggested by   @amieshmamie
  3. Rear Window
    I love Jimmy Stewart, and this dress is perfection.
    Suggested by   @jennifergster
  4. North by Northwest
    Action. Adventure. Mystery. Intrigue. Mount Rushmore. Cameo. Cary Grant. Eva Marie Saint. 🔥🔥🔥
    Suggested by   @andersun
  5. Rope
    Its under-rated and not many people have seen it. Its technically its a masterpiece with only 7 cuts. The first time i saw it i was so blown away i had to watch it 2 more times. Its one of my all time favorite movies and has been the main bonding point on one of my greatest friendships.
    Suggested by   @anij12
  6. Psycho
    (I love both halves of this movie!) It's suspenseful, modern (for the era) and creepy AF.
    Suggested by   @shanaz
  7. To Catch a Thief
    Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, fancy dresses, fun story, one of my faves.
    Suggested by   @ashleyanwiler
  8. The Birds
    Suggested by   @Gola
  9. The Man Who Knew Too Much
    Not the most popular suggestion, but I love this movie terribly. Hits a lot of the Hitchcock high notes for me, i.e. suspense, kids acting weird, and interludes of great comedic acting. Jimmy Stewart attempting to appear casual sitting in the Moroccan low couch is a highlight. The main reason I adore this movie is Doris Day singing to her son as a means of communicating to him towards the end. Such a weird unexpected use of musical performance and Day nails it to the wall.
    Suggested by   @Aliiice
  10. Rear Window
    Jimmy Stewart. Grace Kelly. A tight story with few sets. I coveted every one of Grace's dresses. It was when I first fell in love with Jimmy Stewart.
    Suggested by   @solitarygigi