A Movie That Does Everything.
Witty dialogue, a unique set up, and tension stick with you the entire way.
American Film Institutes Ranking: #42/100
Awards: Four Nominations for Director, Adapted Screenplay, Color, and Sound Mixing
Some movies struggle to do one thing well, failing to even be a good example of the genre that they are intending to represent.
Rear Window does so many things well. The four main characters are immensely interesting with their banter and witty dialogue moving the film along. The set up is a man stuck at home due to a broken leg with no entertainment other than the lives of his neighbors — voyeurism at its best. Add the murder mystery and you get to see an exquisite example of the great Alfred Hitchcock at work.