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Movies directed by Alfred Hitchcock

  • Psycho

    10

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Phoenix officeworker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. One Friday Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam’s California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother.

  • Rope

    9

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Two young men strangle their “inferior” classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the “perfection” of their crime.

  • Dial 'M' for Murder

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B.

  • Marnie

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Mark marries Marnie although she is a habitual thief and has serious psychological problems, and tries to help her confront and resolve them.

  • Spellbound

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The head of the Green Manors mental asylum Dr. Murchison is retiring to be replaced by Dr. Edwardes, a famous psychiatrist. Edwardes arrives and is immediately attracted to the beautiful but cold Dr. Constance Petersen. However, it soon becomes apparent that Dr. Edwardes is in fact a paranoid amnesiac impostor. He goes on the run with Constance who tries to help his condition and solve the mystery of what happened to the real Dr. Edwardes.

  • Lifeboat

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In the Atlantic during WWII, a ship and a German U-boat are involved in a battle and both are sunk. The survivors from the ship gather in one of the boats. They are from a variety of backgrounds: an international journalist, a rich businessman, the radio operator, a nurse, a steward, a sailor and an engineer with communist tendencies. Trouble starts when they pull a man out of the water who turns out to be from the U-boat.

  • The Lady Vanishes

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.

  • The Thirty-Nine Steps

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and he stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring trying to steal top secret information.

  • Shadow of a Doubt

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Young Charlie Newton not only shares a name with her favorite uncle, but a special bond. At times she feels the charming man is the only one who understands her need to be extraordinary and that she is better than the tiny town she lives in. So, when life is too dull she calls on him to visit. However, upon the arrival of two detectives, one of whom becomes very close to young Charlie, and a series of unusual clues concerning the mysterious ‘Merry Widow Murderer’, her Uncle Charlie’s behavior begins to change. Young Charlie starts to suspect that the man she once idolised is not what he seems and as her world shatters, she realizes that her life may be in danger.

  • North by Northwest

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

  • Frenzy

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A serial killer is murdering London women with a necktie. The police have a suspect… but he’s the wrong man.

  • Rear Window

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

  • Vertigo

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend’s wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

  • The Wrong Man

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero - Manny to his friends - is a string bassist, a devoted husband and father, and a practicing Catholic. His $85 a week gig playing in the jazz combo at the Stork Club is barely enough to make ends meet. The Balestreros' lives will become a little more difficult with the major dental bills his wife Rose will be incurring. As such, Manny decides to see if he can borrow off of Rose's life insurance policy. But when he enters the insurance office, he is identified by some of the clerks as the man that held up the office twice a few months earlier. Manny cooperates with the police as he has nothing to hide. Manny learns that he is a suspect in not only those hold ups, but a series of other hold ups in the same Jackson Heights neighborhood in New York City where they live. The more that Manny cooperates, the more guilty he appears to the police. With the help of Frank O'Connor…

  • Foreign Correspondent

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Johnny Jones is an action reporter on a New York newspaper. The editor appoints him European correspondent because he is fed up with the dry, reports he currently gets. Jones' first assignment is to get the inside story on a secret treaty agreed between two European countries by the famous diplomat, Mr. Van Meer. However things don't go to plan and Jones enlists the help of a young woman to help track down a group of spies.

  • Suspicion

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Johnny Aysgarth is a handsome gambler who seems to live by borrowing money from friends. He meets shy Lina McLaidlaw on a train whilst trying to travel in a first class carriage with a third class ticket. He begins to court Lina and before long they are married. It is only after the honeymoon that she discovers his true character and she starts to become suspicious when Johnny's friend and business partner, Beaky is killed mysteriously.

  • To Catch a Thief

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    American expatriate John Robie living in high style on the Riviera is a retired cat burglar. He must find out who a copy cat is to keep a new wave of jewel thefts from being pinned on him. High on list of prime victims is Jessie Stevens, in Europe to help daughter Frances find a suitable husband. Lloyds of London insurance agent is using a thief to catch a thief. Take an especially close look at scene where Robie gets Jessie's attention, dropping an expensive casino chip down decolletage of French roulette player.

  • Notorious

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Following the conviction of her German father for treason against the U.S., Alicia Huberman takes to drink and men. She is approached by a government agent (T.R. Devlin) who asks her to spy on a group of her father’s Nazi friends operating out of Rio de Janeiro. A romance develops between Alicia and Devlin, but she starts to get too involved in her work.

  • Rebecca

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A shy ladies’ companion, staying in Monte Carlo with her stuffy employer, meets the wealthy Maxim de Winter. She and Max fall in love, marry and return to Manderley, his large country estate in Cornwall. Max is still troubled by the death of his first wife, Rebecca, in a boating accident the year before. The second Mrs. de Winter clashes with the housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, and discovers that Rebecca still has a strange hold on everyone at Manderley.

  • Torn Curtain

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An American scientist publicly defects to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the solution for a formula resin and then figuring out a plan to escape back to the West.

  • Saboteur

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Aircraft factory worker Barry Kane goes on the run across the United States when he is wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend.

  • I Confess

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Refusing to give into police investigators’ questions of suspicion, due to the seal of confession, a priest becomes the prime suspect in a murder.

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering.

  • Strangers on a Train

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder… a theory which he plans to implement.

  • The Birds

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A wealthy San Francisco playgirl pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness.

  • Stage Fright

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he’s accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.

  • The Trouble with Harry

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The trouble with Harry is that he’s dead, and everyone seems to have a different idea of what needs to be done with his body…

  • Family Plot

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Lighthearted suspense film about a phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend who encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.

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