Rear Window was great. Unfortunately, you don’t get North by Northwest in the masterpiece collection. I’m told it’s one of the best too.
My favorite is Rope. I’ve never seen a full-length movie with only 4 cuts in it. Probably never will.
I actually got to see NBNW on the big screen outdoors at the local art museum when I was in the 9th grade but it started raining about 2/3’s through so the fuckers shut it off and made us go home.
Most horror films today are modeled after Psycho and if you’ll watch North by Northwest, you’ll see that most action/suspense flicks are inspired by that one as well.