Classic Movies - Mysteries, Suspense, Thrillers and Detective Dramas
Made on a tight budget financed by the director himself, 'Psycho' (1960) was a major box office hit that ushered in a new genre of film and ranked high as one of Alfred Hitchcock’s best films. Starring Janet Leigh as the ill-fated Marion Crane and Anthony Perkins as cross-dressing serial killer Norman Bates, 'Psycho' has been the subject of...
With deadly charm and cool sophistication, Sean Connery inaugurated British secret agent 007 in 1962 and set forth the framework for other actors who played the role in later movies. He was icy-cold in Dr. No, charmingly witty in Goldfinger and a bit too cheeky in Diamonds Are Forever. No matter what, Connery inhabited the role like no other and...
'Charade' - A Genre-Spanning Gem with Two Great Stars
A witty and suspenseful romp set on the streets of Paris, 'Charade' is the only classic movie that pairs two great stars: Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant. A clever plot, sparkling dialogue and elegant costumes make this a watchable favorite.
9 Great Heist Movies
With intricate plots, multiple twists and turns, and gritty characters who live on the edge, heist movies have long been a Hollywood staple. Sometimes the thieves suffer the consequences of their actions and sometimes they get away with their crimes, but their carefully hatched plans almost always go awry. Here are nine of the best heist movies...
Billy Wilder's witty screen adaptation of the Agatha Christie play features Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton in a classic movie courtroom battle. The 'Witness for the Prosecution" provides plenty of twists and a surprise ending.
A fast-paced, tightly woven 1935 suspense film by Alfred Hitchcock, 'The 39 Steps' establishes many of the themes that would return in Hitchcock's later work. With clever dialogue, darkly comic scenes, and Robert Donat as the dashing hero.
A compelling study of human nature set in a WWII POW camp, 'Stalag 17' is also a sly dig at the red-baiting of the communist era. Billy Wilder directed William Holden to a Oscar for his cynical performance as the outsider in Stalag 17.
A complex film noir, 'The Big Sleep' features Humphrey Bogart in a layered performance as Phillip Marlowe, and provides a great showcase for the Bogart and real-life love Lauren Bacall. Clever dialogue highlights this intelligent, suspenseful mystery.
What if two 'Strangers on a Train' meet and plan a couple of murders - but only one of them knows it's not an idle joke? Alfred Hitchcock's tense thriller plays it out in a movie with a memorable villain.
A List of Hitchcock Movies You've Gotta See
A list of Hitchcock movies that should be on any fan's must-see list. Alfred Hitchcock, the Master of Suspense, made thrillers, spy movies, horror films and mysteries that set modern standards and still delight new audiences.