North by Northwest (1959)

Another plot that makes your head spin, but after seeing Vertigo it's clear what Hitchcock likes to do (seeing 19 of his movies in a row...

Vertigo (1958)

Nothing short of a masterpiece. If Citizen Kane never came out, this film would be the standard. Everything from the title sequence to...

Rear Window (1954)

Now this is the good stuff. The best part of this movie is how simple the directing is. The directing does not get in the way of the...

Rope (1948)

For most of this movie I thought I'd wasted an hour and twenty minutes of my life. Mostly crummy performances, of course Jimmy Stewart as...

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

This was quite a trip. I can't say it was my favorite kind of trip, but it was thrilling, suspenseful, heartbreaking, and uncomfortable....

Rebecca (1940)

Another big jump in cinematic quality comes Rebecca, which I quickly realized is an almost identical plot to Paul Thomas Anderson's The...

The Lady Vanishes (1938)

This film really seemed like two movies: before the train and after the train. Sometimes it's a struggle watching a few of Hitchcock's...

Young and Innocent (1937)

This wasn't the greatest film, much of it could've been improved or left out, like the child's birthday party that Erica (Nova Pilbeam)...

Sabotage (1936)

A very successful film that takes a very simple situation— an saboteur commits acts of terror in London— and transforms it into a...

The 39 Steps (1935)

This was almost a 50/50 combination of North by Northwest and It Happened One Night (which premiered just a year before this). Rather...

Number 17 (1932)

According to Filmstruck's brief description of this movie, Hitchcock didn't want to direct this one (referring to my comment about Rich...

Rich and Strange (1931)

This film came across as a project Hitchcock wasn't very interested in doing. That might not be saying much from the same guy that's...

The Skin Game (1931)

Hitchcock's first "talkie" of my list (Blackmail being his first) certainly took every second it could for dialogue. There are many drawn...

The Manxman (1929)

A charming film which I which surprised was very timely: a father Pete (Carl Brisson) whose wife Kate (Anny Ondra) leaves him with their...

The Farmers Wife (1928)

A fairly charming comedy-drama about a man Mr. Sweetland (Jameson Thomas) failing to find a wife after he is widowed. He ends up choosing...

Downhill (1927)

Just finished up a first draft of a feature script I'm working on so finally have time to do another post. This is another silent film...

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