Ranking Every Alfred Hitchcock Movie, From Worst Reviewed to Best

The Master of Suspense made some of the most critically acclaimed films of all time.

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There's no question that Alfred Hitchcock made some of the most critically acclaimed films of all time. Between Psycho, Rebecca, North by Northwest, Rear Window, and Vertigo, picking the best Hitchcock movie can be a real challenge. That's why we decided to leave it in the hands of the experts—the critics. To see how these films have been received over the years, we're ranking every Hitchcock movie by Rotten Tomatoes score.

Because Alfred Hitchcock was such a prolific filmmaker—he made several silent films only the most diehard fans have heard of, and a handful of movies that have been lost entirely—we had to include some restrictions. Only films with 20 or more reviews on Rotten Tomatoes were considered for the ranking, which means we were able to narrow things down to a still respectable 35 movies. Read on to see where your favorite Hitchcock falls on the list. And for an appraisal of more contemporary classics, we're also ranking Ranking Every Marvel Movie, From Worst Reviewed to Best.

35
Jamaica Inn (1939)

jamaica inn
TGG Direct

Rotten Tomatoes score: 55 percent

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34
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941)

mr. and mrs. smith
Warner Bros.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 67 percent

33
Torn Curtain (1966)

torn curtain
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 67 percent

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32
Topaz (1969)

still from topaz
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 71 percent

31
Saboteur (1942)

still from saboteur
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 81 percent

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30
I Confess (1953)

still from I confess
Warner Bros.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 83 percent

29
Marnie (1964)

still from marnie
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 83 percent

28
Spellbound (1945)

still from spellbound
United Artists

Rotten Tomatoes score: 85 percent

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27
Secret Agent (1936)

still from secret agent
United Archives GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86 percent

26
Blackmail (1929)

still from blackmail
Lionsgate

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86 percent

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25
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

the man who knew too much 1956
Universal Studios

Rotten Tomatoes score: 87 percent

24
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

the man who knew too much 1934
Collection Christophel / Alamy Stock Photo

Rotten Tomatoes score: 88 percent

23
Dial M for Murder (1954)

dial m for murder
Warner Bros.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 89 percent

22
Stage Fright (1950)

still from stage fright
AA Film Archive / Alamy Stock Photo

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90 percent

21
The Trouble With Harry (1955)

the trouble with harry
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90 percent

20
Frenzy (1972)

still from frenzy
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90 percent

19
The Wrong Man (1956)

the wrong man
Warner Bros.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92 percent

18
Lifeboat (1944)

still from lifeboat
20th Century Fox

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92 percent

17
Family Plot (1976)

still from family plot
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92 percent

16
Rope (1948)

still from rope
Warner Bros.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94 percent

15
Vertigo (1958)

still from vertigo
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94 percent

14
Foreign Correspondent (1940)

still from foreign correspondent
Criterion Collection

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95 percent

13
The Birds (1963)

still from the birds
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95 percent

12
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

the lodger a story of the london fog
Photo 12 / Alamy Stock Photo

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96 percent

11
To Catch a Thief (1955)

to catch a thief
Paramount Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96 percent

10
The 39 Steps (1935)

the 39 steps
Allstar Picture Library Ltd. / Alamy Stock Photo

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96 percent

9
Psycho (1960)

still from psycho
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96 percent

8
Suspicion (1941)

still from suspicion
Warner Bros.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97 percent

7
The Lady Vanishes (1938)

the lady vanishes
AF archive / Alamy Stock Photo

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98 percent

6
Notorious (1946)

still from notorious
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98 percent

5
Strangers on a Train (1951)

strangers on a train
Warner Bros.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98 percent

4
Rear Window (1954)

rear window
Paramount Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 99 percent

3
North by Northwest (1959)

north by northwest
Warner Bros.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 99 percent

2
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

shadow of a doubt
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100 percent

1
Rebecca (1940)

still from rebecca
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100 percent

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