Alfred Hitchcock is often regarded as the master of suspense. He laid the groundwork for generations of filmmakers after him, and his films are all complex, psychologically twisted, and incredibly gripping. Below are a few of his must-sees. Check one out next time you're planning a movie night at home in Travis AFB Homes.
Easily the best-known Hitchcock film, this thriller gave way to the slasher genre as we know it today. Anthony Perkins is unbelievable as seemingly shy motel owner Norman Bates, who has a scary secret in his basement.
The renowned actor Jimmy Stewart plays a retired detective who is hired to follow a man’s wife. She draws him into a convoluted web of betrayal, lies, and twists. Some of Hitchcock’s most eye-catchingly memorable camera work makes this one a must-see.
North By Northwest
With a grander scale than some of Hitchcock’s other films, North by Northwest tells the story of an average advertising executive who is mistaken for a government agent by espionage operatives. He is then chased across the United States, as the suspense and mystery builds.
Hitchcock worked with Jimmy Stewart again for this story of obsession and voyeurism. A disabled photographer, confined to a wheelchair, believes that he might have witnessed a murder, and in true Hitchcock fashion, it keeps you on the edge of your seat.
This is one of Hitchcock’s most experimental films. Rope was the director’s first work in color, and based on a play by Patrick Hamilton. The movie was shot to appear as if it was made in one single take in real time — an amazing technical feat.