A list of the complete works of the Master of Suspense!
Hitchcock once dryly noted that, “Even my failures make money and become classics a year after I make them.” Movies by Alfred Hitchcock range from the irrefutable masterpieces to minor classics to astonishing experiments in the language of film. Hitchcock’s oeuvre encompasses cinematic invention, innovation and landmarks in the field.
Movies by Alfred Hitchcock
The Lodger (1926 – Silent)
Starring: Ivor Novello and Marie Ault
Taut thriller of a lodger accused of murder by a jealous detective.
The Ring (1927 – Silent)
Starring: Carl Brisson and Ian Hunter
Jealous lovers and an angry prizefighter combine in this suspenseful film.
Easy Virtue (1927 – Silent)
Starring: Isabel Jeans and Ian Hunter
Drama of a woman torn between her alcoholic husband and suicidal lover.
Champagne (1928 – Silent)
Starring: Betty Balfour and Gordon Harker
Gorgeous cinematography and classic story of a rich father trying to teach his daughter an important lesson make this a must-see for many Hitchcock fans.
The Farmer’s Wife (1928 – Silent)
Starring: Jameson Thomas and Lillian Hall-Davies
In this silent comedy, a lonely widower enlists the aid of his housekeeper to choose a new wife, then fruitlessly woos and outrages local women until he realizes the ideal “farmer’s wife” has been right under his nose.
Starring: Carl Brisson and Anny Ondra
Timeless story of love and betrayal on the Isle of Man.
Starring: Anny Ondra and John Longden
First British sound picture features tale of a blackmailed Scotland Yard inspector.
Juno and the Paycock (1930)
Starring: Sara Allgood and Edward Chapman
Adaptation of Sean O’Casey’s seriocomic play of life in Dublin slums.
Starring: Herbert Marshall and Nora Baring
When a lone juror believes the defendant in a murder trial is innocent, he’s determined to find the real killer himself.
Skin Game (1931)
Starring: Edmund Gwenn and Jill Esmond
Two families– one wealthy, one poor– battle over land in this saga.
Rich and Strange (1932)
Starring: Henry Kendall and Joan Barry
A leisurely trip around the world for a wealthy couple is interrupted by a shipwreck.
Number 17 (1932)
Starring: Leon M. Lion and Anne Grey
This comic thriller follows the escapades of a luckless hobo who happens on a thief’s hidden fortune.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
Starring: Leslie Banks and Edna Best
Political adventure-thriller of an American couple caught in an assassination plot later remade by Hitchcock himself.
The 39 Steps (1935)
Starring: Madeleine Carroll and Robert Donat
Spies, murder and mistaken identity combine in this espionage thriller.
Secret Agent (1936)
Starring: Madeleine Carroll and John Gielgud
Tension-filled thriller explores spies in Switzerland.
Starring: Sylvia Sidney and Oscar Homolka
This comic thriller features a theater cashier who suspects her husband is a terrorist.
Young and Innocent (1937)
Starring: Derrick DeMarney and Nova Pilbeam
A man accused of an actress’ murder is aided by a young woman in clearing his name.
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Starring: Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave
A woman is drawn into a web of intrigue when her companion on a train disappears.
Jamaica Inn (1939)
Starring: Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara
Suspenseful melodrama focuses on daring orphan who uncovers smugglers’ ring.
Starring: Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine
Adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s famous novel of a couple tormented by
the presence of the husband’s dead wife.
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Starring: Joel McCrea and Laraine Day
An unsuspecting crime reporter gets swept up in an international espionage conspiracy in this fast-paced adventure.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
Starring: Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery
Hilarious screwball comedy about the merry mishaps that befall a couple after they discover they weren’t legally married.
Starring: Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine
Subtle suspense and fine-drawn tension in this mystery of a wealthy woman who suspects her playboy husband wants to murder her.
Starring: Priscilla Lane and Robert Cummings
False accusations of murder and sabotage leads to some surprising consequences in this chilling film.
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Starring: Joseph Cotten and Teresa Wright
Woman suspects her loving uncle of murder. Hitchcock’s own personal favorite.
Bon Voyage & Aventure Malgache (1944)
Starring: John Blythe
Directed by Hitchcock for the war effort in Britain during WWII, this pair of short films details a British pilot behind enemy lines.
Starring: Tallulah Bankhead and William Bendix
Psychological thriller about survivors trapped on a lifeboat with limited supplies. Features nail biting suspense and fine performances.
Starring: Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck
An amnesiac impersonating a famous psychologist. The doctor who wants to save him– even if he is guilty of murder.
Starring: Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman
A classic tale of love and betrayal– an FBI agent must send the woman he
loves to seduce a Nazi conspirator.
The Paradine Case (1947)
Starring: Gregory Peck and Alida Valli
Courtroom melodrama about a lawyer who falls for his client.
Starring: James Stewart and Farley Granger
Compelling tale of murder between friends, famed for its basis on Leopold & Loeb case and experimental cinematography.
Under Capricorn (1949)
Starring: Ingrid Bergman and Joseph Cotten
Period drama details saga of an English lady who falls in love with her cousin.
Stage Fright (1950)
Starring: Jane Wyman and Marlene Dietrich
A young man whom a drama student admired accused of murder must battle to prove his own innocence.
Strangers on a Train (1951)
Starring: Farley Granger and Ruth Roman
A must-see classic, this tale of strangers who take on each other’s murders builds to a nail-biting climax.
I Confess (1953)
Starring: Montgomery Clift and Anne Baxter
Thoughtful character study of a priest who hears a murderer’s confession– only to fall under suspicion himself.
Dial M for Murder (1954)
Starring: Ray Milland and Grace Kelly
An heiress and her husband’s oh-so-perfect plot to kill her make up this taut thriller.
Rear Window (1954)
Starring: James Stewart and Grace Kelly
One of the Master’s finest– a photographer laid up with a broken leg finds himself caught up in his neighbors’ lives– and one of their murders.
To Catch a Thief (1955)
Starring: Grace Kelly and Cary Grant
Romance and intrigue combine in a seaside resort when a reformed jewel thief is suspected of a rash of burglaries.
The Trouble with Harry (1955)
Starring: Edmund Gwenn and John Forsythe
In this black comedy, a small town has a big problem– a body that won’t stay put.
The Wrong Man (1956)
Starring: Henry Fonda and Vera Miles
It’s noir à la Hitchcock in this stark, gritty tale of a wrongly-accused jazz musician.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Starring: James Stewart and Doris Day
Hitchcock’s edge-of-your-seat remake of his own 1934 movie involves Americans caught up in an assassination plot.
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock (1958)
Starring: James Stewart and Kim Novak
Considered Hitchcock’s masterpiece– caught in a never-ending spiral of deception and obsession, a private detective must discover the truth behind the death of the woman he loved.
North by Northwest (1959)
Starring: Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint
Heart-stopping suspense abound in this tale of an innocent man mistaken for a notorious spy.
Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock (1960)
Starring: Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh
The seminal horror film of a young man tormented by his past– and his mother.
The Birds (1963)
Starring: Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren
Terror strikes out of nowhere when birds begin mysteriously attacking anyone and anything in their way.
Starring: Sean Connery and Tippi Hedren
A beautiful kleptomaniac and the man who loves her clash in this psychological thriller.
Torn Curtain (1966)
Starring: Paul Newman and Julie Andrews
Bewildering his wife, friends, and colleagues, an American physicist defects– or does he?
Starring: John Forsythe and Frederick Stafford
Danger and intrigue abound in this complex espionage thriller.
Starring: Jon Finch and Barry Foster
The Master at his most shocking in this black comedy about a series of strangulations.
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Family Plot (1976)
Starring: Karen Black and Bruce Dern
A phony psychic faces off with a jewel thief in this thriller/comedy.