While We’re on the Subject of Alfred Hitchcock . . .

While working on my review for Rebecca, I found myself looking up the entire filmography of Alfred Hitchcock, wondering how many of his movies I’d actually seen. The answer: not that many, at least, not in comparison to how many movies that guy actually made. But I decided to post a list anyway, color-coded for my your convenience. As with my AFI list, purple means yay, red means boo, green means meh-okay, and black means I haven’t actually seen the movie. Also, I think I’ll add a new color: blue, for movies I’m actively interested in. (Not just ‘yeah, yeah, it’s a classic, I’ll get to it eventually,’ but, ‘hey, that sounds kind of fun.’)

And if the first half of the list seems considerably less colorful than the second, well, I should probably mention that the first eight movies are silent films, and the first 25 were all made prior to Hitchcock’s arrival in Hollywood. Still. I can do better. Dammit, Carlie.

The Alfred Hitchcock Filmography

The Pleasure Garden
The Mountain Eagle
The Lodger: a Story of the London Fog
Downhill
Easy Virtue
The Ring
The Manxman
The Farmer’s Wife
Champagne
Blackmail
Juno and the Peacock
Murder!
The Skin Game
Number Seventeen
Rich and Strange
Waltzes from Vienna
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
The 39 Steps
Sabotage
Young and Innocent
The Lady Vanishes
Jamaica Inn
Rebecca
Foreign Correspondent
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Suspicion
Saboteur
Shadow of a Doubt
Lifeboat
Spellbound
Notorious
The Paradine Case
Rope
Under Capricorn
Stage Fright
Strangers on a Train
I Confess
Dial M for Murder
Rear Window
To Catch a Thief
The Trouble with Harry
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
The Wrong Man
Vertigo
North by Northwest
Psycho
The Birds
Marnie
Torn Curtain
Topaz
Frenzy
Family Plot

Favorite Hitchock films? Least favorite Hitchcock films? The many directors you think are superior to that overrated Hitchcock guy? Let me know in the comments.

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2 Responses to While We’re on the Subject of Alfred Hitchcock . . .

  1. Macabre says:

    Here’s how I rank the Hitchcock films I’ve seen so far, from favorite to least favorite:

    1. Psycho
    2. Rear Window
    3. Notorious
    4. Strangers on a Train
    5. Vertigo
    6. The Birds
    7. Lifeboat
    8. North by Northwest
    9. Rebecca
    10. Dial M for Murder
    11. To Catch a Thief
    12. The 39 Steps (which you don’t have listed, btw)
    13. The Wrong Man
    14. Suspicion
    15. Frenzy
    16. Spellbound

    • Crap, I should have known I’d miss one. I’ll add it in, thanks!

      If I had to pick a favorite, I’m leaning towards Rear Window, though I enjoy Psycho a whole lot too. I also have a special fondness for Rope, although I don’t necessarily think it’s his best film. I just really enjoyed it.

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