Alfred Hitchcock isn’t just “The Master of Suspense,” he’s one of the trail-blazing and more influential filmmakers who was active in the twentieth century (if not the most influential). Hitch was immortalized in last year’s cinematic memoir Hitchcock, but his impact carries on in the present and can be observed through the stylistic choices, themes and stories explored by many a working director today.
The ‘Hitchock style’ has been reflected throughout numerous films released this century, including select works produced by such auteurs as David Fincher (Panic Room), Woody Allen (Match Point) and, of course, Brian De Palma (Femme Fatale). Similarly, over that same period of time, there have been several movies released which feel like Hitchcock films – only “re-imagined” and repackaged for modern audiences.
In honor of National Hitchcock Day, we’re counting down five such recent films (re: those released since the year 2000) that were heavily inspired or influenced by the director’s work.