Diabolique ★★★★★

Hitchcock has many imitators but no film comes as close to capturing Hitchcock's style as Clouzot's Diabolique, and yet the film never feels like an imitation. Between this and Wages of Fear he could have easily taken Hitchcock's "Master of Suspense" crown if he wanted to. According to IMDB: When director Henri-Georges Clouzot bought the film rights to the original novel, he reportedly beat Alfred Hitchcock by only a matter of hours.