The master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock was known for his edge of your seat films.
Rear Window (1954) takes place entirely in the backyard of photographer, L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) who is confined to a wheelchair due to an injury sustained while on the job. Racked with boredom he soon takes to watching his neighbors through the window of his Greenwich Village apartment He sees what he believes to be a murder and with his girlfriend and housekeeper attempts to solve the crime himself. This movie includes heavy hitters of the time, Grace Kelly, Raymond Burr, and Thelma Ritter (mother of John Ritter).
North by Northwest (1946) New York City ad executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) is pursued by relentless spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) after he is mistaken for a government agent. Hunted by Vandamm and his associates, the desperate Thornhill ends up on a cross country odyssey, crossing paths with a beautiful and mysterious woman played by Eva Marie Saint. Vandamm's goons close in on Thornhill which result in some iconic action sequences.
Suspicion (1941) Charming scoundrel, Johnnie Aysgarth (Cary Grant) woos wealthy but plain Lina McLaidlaw (Joan Fontaine), who runs away with him despite the warnings of her disapproving father. After their whirlwind marriage, Johnnie's spending and risky financial ventures cause Lina to suspect he's become involved in unscrupulous dealings. When his dear friend and business partner, Beaky dies under suspicious circumstances on a business trip, she fears her husband might kill her for her inheritance.