What's your favorite movie of Alfred Hitchcock?

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Please tell me which of Alfred Hitchcock films have you watched and which of them where your favorite? Please try to not make make any spoilers as I haven't seen all his films or others that I have seen but I have forgot them. For example I haven't seen "Under Capricorn" and "Lifeboat" yet and others too, yet I have seen "the 39 steps" but I don't remember it. Don't misundertand me though. I don't say that I didn't like those that I forget. For example the last movie I watched was Rebecca and I saw it for a third time cause I had forgot it but still this time I that I saw it I loved it, so you get my point, Thank you!!!!

As for me one of my favorites is Rope
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This really isn't a discussion board, it's a help forum.
But since this category is for people trying to identify films whose titles they can't remember, we'll stretch the point a bit here.

To put my answer in context, I'm a tough rater, and I prefer old films:

Of almost 5100 films, I've given 15 10s and 112 9s.
I've seen more Hitchcock than this, but here's what I've rated:
Year Title Your Rating IMDb Rating URL
1954 Rear Window 10 8.5 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047396/
1958 Vertigo 10 8.3 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052357/
1959 North by Northwest 10 8.3 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053125/
1954 Dial M for Murder 9 8.2 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046912/
1940 Rebecca 9 8.1 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032976/
1935 The 39 Steps 9 7.7 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026029/
1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much 9 7.5 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049470/
1940 Foreign Correspondent 9 7.5 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032484/
1941 Suspicion 9 7.4 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034248/
1951 Strangers on a Train 8 8 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044079/
1946 Notorious 8 7.9 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038787/
1943 Shadow of a Doubt 8 7.9 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036342/
1938 The Lady Vanishes 8 7.8 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030341/
1944 Lifeboat 8 7.7 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037017/
1963 The Birds 8 7.7 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056869/
1945 Spellbound 8 7.6 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038109/
1955 To Catch a Thief 8 7.4 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048728/
1956 The Wrong Man 8 7.4 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051207/
1964 Marnie 8 7.2 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058329/
1929 Blackmail 8 7 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019702/
1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much 8 6.8 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025452/
1948 Rope 7 8 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040746/
1953 I Confess 7 7.3 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045897/
1942 Saboteur 7 7.2 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035279/
1955 The Trouble with Harry 7 7.1 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048750/
1939 Jamaica Inn 7 6.3 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031505/
1960 Psycho 6 8.5 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054215/
1972 Frenzy 6 7.4 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068611/
1976 Family Plot 6 6.8 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074512/
1941 Mr. & Mrs. Smith 6 6.4 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033922/
1949 Under Capricorn 6 6.2 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042004/
1934 Waltzes from Vienna 5 6 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024747/

A LOT of those ratings were from the same day in 2006, so I was rating based on memory, not on having just seen the film.

Looks like I mostly agree with the IMDb average. Reviewing the list, only Notorious looks suspect; that might really deserve a 9 from me, but it's been a while since the last viewing.
I only assign 7 or higher when I would recommend the film to someone, which is why the vast majority of my ratings are 6. Not so with Hitchcock.
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AH was a great director. One movie that I particularly like that I don't think gets a lot of attention is Rope.
The acting is really good and read the trivia regarding how it was filmed.
My 2nd fav would probably be Rear Window.

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He's not suggesting a poll.
He wants to know what we think is the best Hitch Movies to watch.
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Hello my fellow Greek!! :D  I just noticed you are a Greek! I am sorry I didn't notice it earlier!! 
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Hello to you too. My favorite Alfred Hitchcock movies are Vertigo and Lady Vanishes.
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I have 2 Alfred Hitchcock movies i like  1 The Sign of Satan  2 Rear Window.
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The only title I find attached to Hitchcock named The Sign of Satan is this:
This is an episode of this TV series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, and was not directed by him. He has Producer and Cast (host) credits on that episode.
(NB: The original poster did not restrict his question to "directed by" Hitchcock.)
That continuation of Alfred Hitchcock Presents has not been released on dvd in the US, but it has in the UK.
Here is that episode online: https://ok.ru/video/400190737136
And the star? Christopher Lee. (note the poster's alias)
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bderoes, she (Sir Christopher lee idol. ) is from England.
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I think The Birds is a work of art, but I've only seen it once.  :)
Rear Window, Man Who Knew Too Much, and Vertigo are great, too, and I think I've seen those about twice.