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Poll Question: Which is the best Hitchcock film?
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    Posted: 09 Jan 2020 at 4:44pm
There's really no beating North By Northwest, easily my second favorite movie of all time.

39 Steps is a pretty close second though, and then maybe Dial M for Murder and Torn Curtain.
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There are a couple of Hitchcock's I've watched twice now - ones I watched off of Prime first then found a DVD for that I needed to test - but after having dealt on all the ones I've seen for several months I find myself more and more inclined to call Strangers on a Train the best. Hitch has many movies that have really stuck with me despite many movies watched after them, but this is the one I still keep thinking about the most and will probably be the first one I return to, bar testing any DVDs I pick up for ones I've seen through Prime. 
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Rope is a mastepiece, pure tension!
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^ Depends what you like. 

If you enjoy horror, then Psycho is a must.

If you prefer a crime or thriller movie, then try Rope, Strangers on a Train, Rear Window or Dial M for Murder. Actually any of his ones with James Stewart in are good entry points. 

His spy movies also have a few gems, such as North by Northwest. That's actually probably his most 'fun' movie to watch and a good entry point IMO. Notorious is another good earlier spy one, along with The 39 Steps. 

He actually has quite a few romance themed movies too, like Rebecca, To Catch a Thief and Marnie, but there's always something else going on in a Hitchcock romance, sometimes quite sinister. 
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Haven't checked out any of his movies before though I aim to do so quite soon! Not sure which I'll start w/, guess we'll see!
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He has a few duds in his filmography and I don't much care for silent films in general (though I hear is The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog is very good) but otherwise I echo the thought that any Hitchcock film is worth checking out. Especially from the 1940s onward with a few choice picks from the 1930s while Psycho should be a staple of any horror and thriller fan's movie collection. For me though, I hold a fondness for Strangers on a Train, which is one of my favourite old movies. Rope is excellent as well, though Rear Window is the best of the Jimmy Stewart collaborations for me. I never got the focus on Vertigo for that partnership to be honest. A good film but not a favourite of mine.
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^ So I've heard.

Just watched Frenzy - brilliant again! I hadn't realised Hitch made another British film so late in his career until it got going. 
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All Hitchcock movies are worth watching at least once. The Lady Vanished is very good by the way.
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And Dial M For Murder last night, also excellent.

I'm up to 17 of his movies seen now. I still have Marnie (1964) and Frenzy (1972) on DVD to watch plus some earlier ones on Prime, the one's I'm most interested in being The Lady Vanishes (1938) and Stage Fright (1950), but there's also Young and Innocent (1937) and Jamaica Inn (1939) on there. 
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Watched Strangers on a Train yesterday - absolutely brilliant that one. 
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^ Tell me about it. There was one on Film4 (I think) last week, Lifeboat, which I forgot to record. Turns out it's one of the harder ones to find on DVD.
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Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

Originally posted by Nightfly Nightfly wrote:

^ I don't remember that one.

As in 'seen it but don't remember it' or 'don't remember seeing it at all'? Either way, it's well worth a pick up. I got a copy off of ebay (for free in the end, since the disc was badly scratched despite being sold as Very Good, even though it played fine the seller returned my money in full). Henry Fonda plays a man wrongly accused of theft and assault and must prove his innocence, while the ordeal takes a psychological toll on his wife's sanity. The scary thing about the movie is that the case is all true, which is what made it compelling viewing for me. 

Don't remember seeing it at all and I'm pretty sure I've seen most of his films at some point or other. They're not such regular fixtures on Tv as they once were.
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I've not managed to pick up a copy of Notorious yet. It's one I'm actively looking for.
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I’ve watched a good number of these films over the years and love most of them. Vertigo has always been my favourite but Notorious (which has no votes) I have a soft spot for.

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I've seen what I guess are his most famous films: Psycho and The Birds, the four with James Stewart, Dial M For Murder, The 39 Steps and North by Northwest. It is close with Psycho for me, but the one I've re-watched the most often is North by Northwest, so I'll vote for that one. 
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Originally posted by Nightfly Nightfly wrote:

^ I don't remember that one.

As in 'seen it but don't remember it' or 'don't remember seeing it at all'? Either way, it's well worth a pick up. I got a copy off of ebay (for free in the end, since the disc was badly scratched despite being sold as Very Good, even though it played fine the seller returned my money in full). Henry Fonda plays a man wrongly accused of theft and assault and must prove his innocence, while the ordeal takes a psychological toll on his wife's sanity. The scary thing about the movie is that the case is all true, which is what made it compelling viewing for me. 
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^ I don't remember that one.
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Just watched The Wrong Man (1956) with Henry Fonda. This was another film that was somewhat different for Hitchcock, being a true crime film, but I found it a gem. I would still rank it behind several others that I have highlighted before, but still, a top tier one for me. 
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I'm bidding on a copy of Frenzy on eBay currently. I've brought my total up to 11 of his films now, having recently viewed The Trouble With Harry, To Catch a Thief, The Man Who Knew Too Much (the first one) and Family Plot. 

I currently have waiting to watch on DVD: Dial M For Murder, Shadow of a Doubt and The Man Who Knew Too Much (the second one). Plus a few others ordered or bidding on and a few lined up on Prime to watch. 
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Lots of great films there but I guess it's Psycho for me. 

I see you haven't seen Frenzy yet Adam. That's deffintely worth a watch.
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