The Birds
1963
****
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Veronica Cartwright

A young woman is infatuated by a handsome lawyer and tracks down where he lives. Just as she arrives in the seaside town, all the birds start to act in a menacing manner. In one of his most iconic films Hitchcock builds suspense slowly but effectively, and then releases flocks and flocks of hostile birds on the inhabitants of Bodega Bay. Thankfully no attempt is made to explain any of the events. Due to Hitchcock’s brilliant filmmaking skills the special effects, which are nearly 50 years old, still look convincing. Based on a novella by Daphne du Maurier.