Alfred Hitchcock’s Best and Worst Movies

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3. North by Northwest (1959)
> Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason
> Runtime: 136 min

“North by Northwest” is one of several spy thrillers Hitchcock directed. The film follows an advertising executive who is forced to go on the run after ruthless foreign spies mistake him for an undercover agent. The Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes describes the movie, which was nominated for three Oscars, as “gripping, suspenseful, and visually iconic.”

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2. Psycho (1960)
> Starring: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles
> Runtime: 109 min

Even people who don’t know much about the movie will recognize it from the famous shower scene. The woman in the scene is a secretary who stole money from her employer and is hiding in a motel run by a young man and his mother. The movie was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Director, and has near perfect scores on Rotten Tomatoes.

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1. Rear Window (1954)
> Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey
> Runtime: 112 min

“Hitchcock exerted full potential of suspense in this masterpiece,” according to the Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie tells the story of a retired photographer in a wheelchair who spends his time observing his neighbors through his window and eventually becoming convinced that one of them is a murderer. Nominated for four Oscars, including Best Director, “Rear Window” has nearly perfect scores on Rotten Tomatoes.

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