Also haven't seen many of his films either.
I can picture iwy listing about 40
You picked two good ones to start with. Psycho showed the most controversial death ever (obviously), and cleavage than any other mainstream movie ever had. Also was the first movie to show a toilet the way it did... Odd but it shows how he was groundbreaking even in little ways. The Birds was the first animal(s) attack movie like that, other than solo villians like Godzilla and King Kong.
Like my top 40 movie ballot showed, Dial M for Murder is my favorite movie of all time. It's his most underrated film IMO. It's also on Netflix Instant. So if you didn't want to buy it you could at least check it out. Also, it has Grace Kelly, who is super hot. There's only three of his movies on Instant I think.
Rear Window has Grade Kelly as the lead too so that makes me like it even more. Jimmy Stewart too. You can get a better quality DVD with it too.
Like mentioned, North by Northwest and Vertigo great too. Though I don't like Vertigo as much as most do.
Of the ones not on your list I'd say add The 39 Steps, Shadow of a Doubt and The Lady Vanishes. The 39 Steps is early 30's so it's a little cheesy, but it's a cool story and actually kind of funny. The main dude is pretty funny. Shadow of a Doubt is about a young girl who really looks up to her uncle and all excited about him coming to visit, but the papers are reporting about a killer on the loose, so it's about her trying to figure out if her uncle is the killer or not. The Lady Vanishes is just another one I highly recccommend.
I bought a DVD at Walmart that had ten of his older movies on it for like $8. It had The 39 Steps and The Lady Vanishes. Is say try something like that for his older stuff because they aren't for everybody. Edit: I should really start reading threads first.
Mad I'm late to the party
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