North By Northwest

North By Northwest

By Alfred Hitchcock

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 1959-07-28
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 2h 16min
  • Director: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 3,900 Ratings


Selected as one of the top 50 American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute, and considered by many critics to be Hitchcock's greatest film, this fast-paced thriller stars Oscar-winner Cary Grant ("Notorious," "The Philadelphia Story") as a Madison Avenue advertising exec who is mistaken for someone else and kidnapped by a group of international spies, headed by James Mason ("A Star Is Born," "Lolita"). After a hair-raising escape, he is framed for a murder he didn't commit and goes on the run with the lovely Eva Marie Saint ("Superman Returns," "On the Waterfront"). Famous for a wild plane attack and a harrowing chase across the faces of Mount Rushmore, this is quintessential Hitchcock ("Psycho," "The Birds"). With Academy Award-winner Martin Landau ("Ed Wood," "The Majestic") as Mason's evil henchman, this film is the rare combination of action, suspense and humor.




  • 2020 and is still great

    By Olcorral
    This movie still holds its own in 2020. Among his very best. Along with all his others.
  • Vistavision not 16 x 9 please

    By outer limits fan
    Great movie, one of hitchcocks best but this copy has the sides cut off by the studio to fit a 16 x 9 tv screen. Please Apple fix this!
  • Just not that compelling anymore

    By Nobueno_7294926
    I know this movie is a classic and that Hitchcock is well respected for his accomplishments in film. BUT, I just couldn’t get through this film. It’s nearly entirely dialogue based, to the point where you are essentially watching a play. That’s all well and good, but I look to films for entertainment and for new ideas, and this film doesn’t offer them. I know I know, it’s from the 50’s and film styles were different back then, as were the expectations. But, today, these expectations have shifted dramatically and in a way I’ve been spoiled by modern storytelling and all that it offers. This film is a classic in the way that The Odyssey or Crime & Punishment are classics. They’re well respected novels, and deservedly so, but they’ll also probably put you to sleep.
  • Perfect Movie

    By CeeWu
    The best one by far.
  • Classically Hitchcock! by LJ95482

    By LJ95482
    Perhaps one of the best movies ever made. I saw it when it was first released and knew that it would become a classic, and all the reviews seem to verify that conclusion.
  • Great

    By Courtneyup
    I saw it on tv it didn't see it from beginning to end but the part I did see was great and I enjoyed it and I was engaged the whole time and I'm only fifteen
  • Overrated, but entertaining

    By schnorrer
    A fanciful yarn that has some action, humor and adventure. I think the directing was heavy and overstated- loud minor chords played for the villains, rather predictable camera angles, etc. James Mason plays a wonderful villain. And Cary Grant looks great in that suit!
  • North by Northwest

    By moviefan1947
    Thankyou have outdone yourself and given your fans hours of suspense and comedy that will never be duplicated... P.S. your cameo is Kramdenesque!!
  • Wow. Just...Wow

    By SarahDrob
    This film has won the title of my favorite movie EVER! I loved every second of it! Alfred Hitchcock found an incredibly creative way to tell this storyline. Cary Grant was amazing (as always), along with every single one of the other actors. Each actor played their character so convincingly. Add that to fun twists and turns (I never thought the movie would end the way it did!), great settings, and exciting music, and you have one of the best films of all time. I just wish I could give this movie more than just five stars...
  • North by Northwest

    By ss65120
    Hitchcock did a great job on this film. This movie has everything, with a James Bond type vibe. The famous, Airplane scene by Hitchcock is included as well.