The 10 Best Alfred Hitchcock Movies and Where to Watch Them

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Known as the “Master of Suspense”, Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most influential directors in Hollywood history. He’s especially notable for his contributions to the horror and suspense genres, with many even crediting him for creating the slasher genre.

Check out our guide below to discover Alfred Hitchcock’s 10 best movies and find out where to watch them using popular streaming services like Netflix, Paramount+, Prime Video and more!

10) Dial M for Murder

In 1954’s Dial M For Murder, a wife (Grace Kelly) is cheating on her husband. Little does she know that her husband is well aware of the affair, and is currently plotting her murder to inherit her riches. The best part about the film is that every character has their own motivation and is out to deceive the others.

9) Frenzy

One of Alfred Hitchcock’s later films is 1972’s Frenzy, which centers around Richard Blaney, a man who gets accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Making everything even worse is that Richard starts seeking help from an old friend… who turns out to be the actual killer. Frenzy received four Golden Globe nominations, including Best Director and Best Motion Picture.

8) North by Northwest

Starring Cary Grant, North by Northwest follows a man who is chased around the globe by a group of spies who believe he’s a government agent. Like all of Hitchcock’s best films, the drama and suspense grow deeper when he seeks solace in a new lover who might not be who she says.

7) The Man Who Knew Too Much

Starring James Stewart and Doris Day, The Man Who Knew Too Much follows a couple vacationing in Morocco who are informed of an assassination plot. Soon after, they begin receiving threats warning them to either keep quiet about the looming murder or suffer the consequences.

6) Spellbound

Spellbound is a trippy thriller about a psychiatrist who falls in love with a man, only to realize he’s not who he says he is (and he might be a murderer). With ever-growing mysteries and more questions than answers, Spellbound is a suspense masterpiece. It was even nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for Alfred Hitchcock.

5) The Birds

Long before Jaws and Cujo, Alfred Hitchcock was using animals to terrify audiences with The Birds. In the film, all the birds in the small coastal town of Bodega Bay become erratic and murderous. The Birds starred Jessica Tandy and launched the career of Tippi Hedren.

4) Vertigo

In Vertigo, a police detective suffers from vertigo after a traumatic incident. He also begins to fall for a mysterious woman he’s been tasked with surveilling. But the woman isn’t who she seems and is actually connected to his mysterious development of vertigo.

3) Strangers on a Train

In Strangers on a Train, a seemingly foolproof murder plot is developed, where two strangers kill each other’s worst enemies, thus eliminating any motive or possibility of being caught… but one of the men isn’t on board with the plan until he’s forced. Strangers on a Train also served as the inspiration for the Netflix hit Do Revenge.

2) Rear Window

Rear Window centers around a wheelchair-bound man who begins spying on his neighbors through the window. After witnessing a series of bizarre events, he becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. 2007’s Disturbia is a modernized retelling of the story.

1) Psycho

Often cited as the “first slasher movie”, Psycho follows Norman Bates, a repressed and reclusive owner of a rural motel in California. But Bates has deeper issues than anyone knows, including uncontrollable murderous impulses. Norman Bates was inspired by the serial killer Ed Gein, the same man who inspired Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs and Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Psycho earned Alfred Hitchcock his final Best Director nomination at the 1961 Oscars.

Where can I watch the best Alfred Hitchcock movies online? 

Check out our guide below to find out where you can stream and rent all of Alfred Hitchcock’s best movies online, including hits like Psycho and The Birds!

Netflix
Amazon Prime Video
Disney Plus
Apple TV Plus
Apple TV
Hulu
Crunchyroll
fuboTV
Max
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Epix Amazon Channel
Crunchyroll Amazon Channel
Peacock
Kocowa
Amazon Video
Google Play Movies
YouTube
Paramount Plus
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Paramount Plus Apple TV Channel
Starz Apple TV Channel
AMC Plus Apple TV Channel
Britbox Apple TV Channel
Paramount+ Amazon Channel
Discovery+ Amazon Channel
AMC+ Amazon Channel
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Showtime Roku Premium Channel
Paramount+ Roku Premium Channel
Starz Roku Premium Channel
AMC+ Roku Premium Channel
Showtime Amazon Channel
AMC+
MGM Plus Roku Premium Channel
YouTube Premium
YouTube Free
The CW
Hoopla
CW Seed
Fandango At Home
VUDU Free
Starz
Criterion Channel
PBS
FXNow
Tubi TV
Kanopy
Comedy Central
Microsoft Store
Sun Nxt
Crackle
AMC
AMC Theatres
Fandor
Curiosity Stream
NBC
MGM Plus
Freeform
History
A&E
Lifetime
Shudder
Acorn TV
Screambox
Sundance Now
Popcornflix
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BritBox
MUBI
Netflix Kids
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Eros Now
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PBS Kids Amazon Channel
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Starz Amazon Channel
Netflix basic with Ads
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Runtime
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Acorn TV Apple TV
ALLBLK Apple TV channel
UP Faith & Family Apple TV Channel
Topic Apple TV Channel
Tastemade Apple TV Channel
Sundance Now Apple TV Channel
Shudder Apple TV Channel
Showtime Apple TV Channel
ScreenPix Apple TV Channel
OUTtv Apple TV Channel
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Lifetime Movie Club Apple TV Channel
Hallmark Movies Now Apple TV Channel
Eros Now Select Apple TV Channel
CuriosityStream Apple TV Channel
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BET+  Apple TV channel
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Lifetime Movie Club Amazon Channel
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Amazon Prime Video with Ads
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  1. Dial M for Murder

    Dial M for Murder

    1954

    IMDB 8.2 (190k)

    #1

    An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to have his wealthy wife murdered after discovering she is having an affair, and assumes she will soon leave him for the other man anyway.

  2. Frenzy

    Frenzy

    1972

    IMDB 7.4 (49k)

    #2

    After a serial killer strangles several women with a necktie, London police identify a suspect—but he claims vehemently to be the wrong man.

  3. North by Northwest

    North by Northwest

    1959

    IMDB 8.3 (348k)

    #3

    Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.

  4. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    #4

    A couple vacationing in Morocco with their young son accidentally stumble upon an assassination plot. When the child is kidnapped to ensure their silence, they have to take matters into their own hands to save him.

  5. Spellbound

    Spellbound

    1945

    IMDB 7.5 (52k)

    #5

    When Dr. Anthony Edwardes arrives at a Vermont mental hospital to replace the outgoing hospital director, Dr. Constance Peterson, a psychoanalyst, discovers Edwardes is actually an impostor. The man confesses that the real Dr. Edwardes is dead and fears he may have killed him, but cannot recall anything. Dr. Peterson, however is convinced his impostor is innocent of the man's murder, and joins him on a quest to unravel his amnesia through psychoanalysis.

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  6. The Birds

    The Birds

    1963

    IMDB 7.6 (206k)

    #6

    Thousands of birds flock into a seaside town and terrorize the residents in a series of deadly attacks.

  7. Vertigo

    Vertigo

    1958

    IMDB 8.3 (430k)

    #7

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

  8. Strangers on a Train

    Strangers on a Train

    1951

    IMDB 7.9 (141k)

    #8

    Two strangers meet on a train. They’ve never met before. Both of whom have someone they’d like to murder. So, they swap murders. A psychopath shares this concept with tennis star Guy Haines, whose wife refuses to get a divorce. He agrees, thinking it is a joke. But now his wife is dead, Haines finds himself a prime suspect and the man wants Guy to kill his father.

  9. Rear Window

    Rear Window

    1954

    IMDB 8.5 (526k)

    #9

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

  10. Psycho

    Psycho

    1960

    IMDB 8.5 (724k)

    #10

    When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother.