What is the best ever Hitchcock film and why? Vertigo? Psycho? The Birds? Rear Window? Spellbound? Notorious? The 39 Steps? Marnie? North by Northwest? Torn Curtain? Strangers on a Train? The Man Who Knew Too Much? Frenzy? Topaz? I'd plump for Psycho, for Bernard Herrman's wonderful score, great black and white cinematography, Anthony Perkin's superb acting, wonderful suspense throughout, making it the pot-bellied master of suspense's masterpiece, in my opinion.