Well, I haven’t made a list on here before, but to start I figured I’d take a crack at the probably the most iconic filmmaker of all time (and also one of my favorites). Hitchcock is such a tough filmmaker to narrow down to ten essential films, as there are probably fifteen he made that you could legitimately argue are his best. His influence is immeasurable and the way he innovated the role of the director changed movie making forever.
For this list I will attempt some objectivity. I want to pick the then films of his that I believe were the most well made and the most influential. For instance, Rope is probably my favorite Hitchcock film, but I recognize its technical flaws and realize that some of his other films were greater achievements in the context of film history.
I should also mention that I haven’t seen all of Hitchcock’s films, and there are probably even a couple essentials that I haven’t gotten to.Read less