The Birds

1963 • 120 minutes
4.5
603 reviews
93%
Tomatometer
PG-13
Rating
Eligible
Watch in a web browser or on supported devices Learn More

About this movie

Chic socialite Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) enjoys a passing flirtation with an eligible attorney (Rod Taylor) in a San Francisco pet shop and, on an impulse, follows him to his hometown bearing a gift of lovebirds.
4.5
603 reviews
William Diaz
September 24, 2013
While Bodega Bay looks nothing like presented in the film, time and location stand-ins have changed in the last 50 years, the sheer excitement and "feeling" one gets from this movie is lasting. Melanie Daniels stalks her crush, but is attacked by a flock of birds. What ensues for the next few days is a town in terror, blaming her for the attacks and a love story that never really is fully explained. While the movie is left very open ended and does not have a happy ending in the slightest, the villain (the birds themselves) getting away with murder is why I love this movie. That and Tupsa - Tippi Hedren is the hottest thing ever.
Did you find this helpful?
Shelagh Flynn
February 28, 2015
I admit, the technique is cheesy, but I loved this movie! Esp. love the cameo of the author, speaking of birds in the restaurant, getting their revenge for us ruining the environment, very silent spring of her, meeting Hitchcock, alto' she had her own eerie streak. watch Don't Look Now. and one other, very Gothic. escapes me at the mo
Did you find this helpful?
Barbara Wilson
December 6, 2016
A Film By Alfred Hitchcock About A Lady That Took As one Love Birds To.A Gentlemen She Met At ABird Shop Who Was L ooking For The Birds For His Sister For Her Birthday And One Thing Lead Too Another And TR he Birds Started To Attack The People On.The Island
Did you find this helpful?

Rate this movie

Tell us what you think.