Bathed in blood and often shaded in blonde, the work of our most revered director is vivid proof of how film can awe.
Injustice, identity, sex and death are frequent themes of this collection, storytelling experiments which became exemplars. They include Psycho, The Birds, Marnie and the film which topped Sight & Sound's 50 Greatest Films of All Time: Vertigo.
Documentary201792 minsDirector: Alexandre O. Philippe
This superb, in-depth documentary devotes 90 minutes to analysing one of cinema’s most famous sequences – the shower scene in Psycho.
Thriller1958128 minsDirector: Alfred Hitchcock
Hitchcock’s timeless thriller about a former detective with a fear of heights who is hired to follow a woman who seems possessed by the past.
1966128 minsDirector: Alfred Hitchcock
Paul Newman stars in Hitchcock’s spy thriller, as a scientist who pretends to defect to East Germany in order to steal a secret formula.
War1942109 minsDirector: Alfred Hitchcock
A factory worker is framed for sabotage and forced on the run in Hitchcock’s fast-moving thriller, with its famous finale atop the Statue of Liberty.
Horror1963119 minsDirector: Alfred Hitchcock
Birds inexplicably turn against man and begin attacking the small community of Bodega Bay, in Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense classic.
Shadow of a Doubt
Drama1943108 minsDirector: Alfred Hitchcock
Hitchcock’s personal favourite from his own films is a brilliantly suspenseful drama about a teenage girl whose uncle may be a murderer.
Thriller1954112 minsDirector: Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock’s masterly thriller stars James Stewart as an invalided photographer who spots something fishy outside his rear window.
The Trouble with Harry
Comedy195499 minsDirector: Alfred Hitchcock
Hitchcock’s black comedy about four village residents trying to work out what to do with a dead body.
Crime194881 minsDirector: Alfred Hitchcock
Hitchcock’s stage adaptation about two murderers who hide a body during a dinner party is famously constructed from 10 unbroken ten-minute takes.
Police drama1972116 minsDirector: Alfred Hitchcock
Hitchcock returned to London for was his penultimate film, a brutal serial killer drama that proved the veteran still had the edge.