Before she was referred to as Princess consort of Monaco, there were many fresh roles to choose the 5 best Grace Kelly movies from. Many of her best roles came in Alfred Hitchcock films. These were wonderful vehicles to display Kelly's talent. But she could also play a society woman or a Western gal, too.
- High Society. Grace Kelly, ever the classy lady, starred opposite Bing Crosby in this one. One Frank Sinatra also had a part. Many did — and still do — go to films to escape humdrum lives. And Grace Kelly was one that many women wished they were. Go back and watch this one, and it just may make your forget Mel Brooks' High Anxiety. Well, maybe not.
To Catch a Thief. They say it takes a thief to catch a thief, which this film's story sets out to prove. Grace Kelly stars in this Alfred Hitchcock vehicle.
Here, Kelly played the beautiful and smart character she often portrayed in Hitchock films.
- Dial M For Murder. This is another Alfred Hitchcock film, and another chance for Kelly to play the wealthy role she does so well. This is one intense film, and Kelly helps bring a particularly feminine sort of tension to the screen.
Rear Window. There is no better cinematic combination than an Alfred Hitchcock film, with Jimmy Stewart as the star. This may well be Hitchcock's best. Kelly plays—you guessed it—a socialite in it.
- High Noon. Kelly proves she can also do Westerns. Only this time, nobody is better on screen than the conflicted Gary Cooper.