Remove ads

Information

Year
1959
Runtime
136 min.
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres
Adventure, Thriller, Mystery
Rating *
8.3
Votes *
254,757
Checks
34,196
Favs
3,367
Dislikes
92
Favs/checks
9.8% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
37:1
* View IMDb information

Top comments

  1. The Doctor's avatar

    The Doctor

    One of Hitchcock's most wildly frenetic films, with a pace that is that is matched and complimented by Bernard Herrmann's great score. North By Northwest was the first modern chase film of it time, with a superb screenplay by Ernest Lehman, and very witty performance by Cary Grant, and great performance all around, it's everyone's finest hour here. 9 years 1 month ago
  2. DisneyStitch's avatar

    DisneyStitch

    I could be wrong but it strikes me that this is one of the original movies where everything wrong goes against the main character and then goes on the run. It's a movie formula that has been copied many times throughout the years but North by Northwest does it right. Cary Grant plays the role perfectly and Hitchcock wields his trademark suspense like a mighty sword which stabs repeatedly into the storyline. This might be Hitchcocks one and only "epic" film as he typically prefers to focus on individuals and the situations around them. 4 years 5 months ago
  3. Olikus's avatar

    Olikus

    Cary Grant. A boss like always. 4 years 11 months ago
See all comments

Friends

Login to see which of your friends have seen this movie!

Activity

  1. rebeen checked this movie 7 hours 4 minutes ago
  2. bbradsell favorited this movie 1 day 5 hours ago
  3. MissTechnicolor, gallyspass and SirSein checked this movie 1 day 11 hours ago
  4. santiag0silva added this movie to their watchlist 1 day 13 hours ago
  5. ammr and Krysanne checked this movie 3 days 3 hours ago
  6. rubbersoul8 checked this movie 4 days 9 hours ago
See more activity

In 25 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #4 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills
    AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills's icon

    AFI's 100 Years...100 Th…

    4
  2. This movie ranks #7 in Spike Lee's Essential List of Films for Filmmakers
    Spike Lee's Essential List of Films for Filmmakers's icon

    Spike Lee's Essential Li…

    7
  3. This movie ranks #11 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
    Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies's icon

    Emma Beare's 501 Must-Se…

    11
  4. This movie ranks #15 in IMDb's 1950s Top 50
    IMDb's 1950s Top 50's icon

    IMDb's 1950s Top 50

    15
  5. This movie ranks #18 in IMDb's Mystery Top 50
    IMDb's Mystery Top 50's icon

    IMDb's Mystery Top 50

    18
  6. This movie ranks #25 in IMDb's Thriller Top 50
    IMDb's Thriller Top 50's icon

    IMDb's Thriller Top 50

    25
  7. This movie ranks #28 in Cahiers du Cinéma's 100 Films for an Ideal Cinematheque
    Cahiers du Cinéma's 100 Films for an Ideal Cinematheque's icon

    Cahiers du Cinéma's 100 …

    28
  8. This movie ranks #31 in IMDb's Adventure Top 50
    IMDb's Adventure Top 50's icon

    IMDb's Adventure Top 50

    31
  9. This movie ranks #55 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies
    AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies's icon

    AFI's 100 Years...100 Mo…

    55
  10. This movie ranks #59 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
    TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films's icon

    TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest F…

    59
  11. This movie ranks #61 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
    Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time's icon

    Sight & Sound's The Grea…

    61
  12. This movie ranks #68 in MovieSense 101
    MovieSense 101's icon

    MovieSense 101

    68
  13. This movie ranks #69 in Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century
    Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century's icon

    Leonard Maltin's 100 Mus…

    69
  14. This movie ranks #79 in Rotten Tomatoes's Top 100 Movies of All Time
    Rotten Tomatoes's Top 100 Movies of All Time's icon

    Rotten Tomatoes's Top 10…

    79
  15. This movie ranks #98 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
    Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time's icon

    Empire's The 500 Greates…

    98
  16. This movie ranks #100 in IMDb's Top 250
    IMDb's Top 250's icon

    IMDb's Top 250

    100
  17. This movie ranks #103 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
    Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown's icon

    Halliwell's Top 1000: Th…

    103
  18. This movie ranks #174 in Reddit Top 250
    Reddit Top 250's icon

    Reddit Top 250

    174
  19. This movie ranks #174 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
    Library of Congress's National Film Registry's icon

    Library of Congress's Na…

    174
  20. This movie ranks #338 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
    1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die's icon

    1001 Movies You Must See…

    338
  21. This movie ranks #447 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
    Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema's icon

    Jonathan Rosenbaum's Ess…

    447
  22. This movie ranks #570 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
    David Thomson's Have You Seen?'s icon

    David Thomson's Have You…

    570
  23. This movie ranks #613 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
    The New York Times's Book of Movies's icon

    The New York Times's Boo…

    613
  24. This movie ranks #641 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
    The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die's icon

    The Guardian's 1000 Film…

    641
  25. This movie ranks #660 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
    Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life's icon

    Time Out's 1000 Films to…

    660
View all lists this movie is in