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Movies: Popular Movies of 1968

Movies in chronological context: 1968 (MCMLXVIII)was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1968th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 968th year of the 2nd millennium, the 68th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1960s decade. This was the year of the Protests of 1968. ()

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2001: A Space Odyssey(1968)

4.0/5 (with 2,530 votes)

Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.

Once Upon a Time in the West(1968)

PG-13
| 2h 46min | Western
4.1/5 (with 883 votes)

This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and her land.

Rosemary's Baby(1968)

R
| 2h 17min | Horror, Drama, Mystery
3.9/5 (with 755 votes)

A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn’t safe around their strange neighbors.

Planet of the Apes(1968)

3.8/5 (with 727 votes)

An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist.

Night of the Living Dead(1968)

NR
| 1h 36min | Horror
3.8/5 (with 458 votes)

A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Although not the first zombie film, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is the progenitor of the contemporary "zombie apocalypse" horror film, and it greatly influenced the modern pop-culture zombie archetype.

Directed by George A. Romero - With Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman, Keith Wayne, Judith Ridley, ...

Bullitt(1968)

PG
| 1h 53min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 196 votes)

Senator Walter Chalmers is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross with the help of testimony from the criminal's hothead brother Johnny, who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt. When a pair of mob hitmen enter the scene, Bullitt follows their trail through a maze of complications and double-crosses. This thriller includes one of the most famous car chases ever filmed.

Asterix and Cleopatra(1968)

3.5/5 (with 172 votes)

Popular animated hero Asterix and his faithful sidekick Obelix travel to ancient Egypt to help Cleopatra build a new summer home. Cleopatra and Julius Caesar have made a bet, with Caesar wagering the project cannot be completed in a few weeks time. With the help of a magic potion, Asterix comes to the rescue of the Queen of the Nile as Caesar and an angry architect plot against them.

Directed by René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, Lee Payant

Where Eagles Dare(1968)

PG-13
| 2h 35min | Adventure, Drama, Action, History, War
3.8/5 (with 167 votes)

World War II is raging, and an American general has been captured and is being held hostage in the Schloss Adler, a Bavarian castle that's nearly impossible to breach. It's up to a group of skilled Allied soldiers to liberate the general before it's too late.

Hang 'em High(1968)

PG-13
| 1h 54min | Western
3.4/5 (with 143 votes)

Marshall Jed Cooper survives a hanging, vowing revenge on the lynch mob that left him dangling. To carry out his oath for vengeance, he returns to his former job as a lawman. Before long, he's caught up with the nine men on his hit list and starts dispensing his own brand of Wild West justice.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang(1968)

3.4/5 (with 140 votes)

An eccentric professor invents wacky machinery, but can't seem to make ends meet. When he invents a revolutionary car, a foreign government becomes interested in it, and resorts to skulduggery to get their hands on it.

Directed by Ken Hughes - With Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Adrian Hall, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill, Gert Fröbe, ...

The Party(1968)

PG
| 1h 39min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 130 votes)

Hrundi V. Bakshi, an accident-prone actor from India, is accidentally put the name on the guest list for an upcoming party at the home of a Hollywood film director. Unfortunately, from the moment he arrives, one thing after another goes wrong with a compounding affect.

Directed by Blake Edwards - With Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, Gavin MacLeod, J. Edward McKinley, Denny Miller, Steven Franken, ...

Romeo and Juliet(1968)

PG
| 2h 18min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 121 votes)

Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young lovers defy their destiny and elope, only to suffer the ultimate tragedy.

Directed by Franco Zeffirelli - With Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, Robert Stephens, Michael York, Bruce Robinson, Antonio Pierfederici, ...

Barbarella(1968)

PG
| 1h 38min | Science Fiction, Adventure, Comedy
2.9/5 (with 109 votes)

In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.

The Love Bug(1968)

G
| 1h 47min | Comedy, Kids & Family, Fantasy
3.1/5 (with 104 votes)

Herbie is a car - but no ordinary car. The story follows the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own from the showroom to the race track, with various close escapes in between. Three further Herbie movies were to follow.

Directed by Robert Stevenson - With Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson, Buddy Hackett, Joe Flynn, Benson Fong, ...

The Odd Couple(1968)

G
| 1h 46min | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 98 votes)

Felix Ungar has just broken up with his wife. Despondent, he goes to kill himself but is saved by his friend Oscar Madison. With nowhere else to go, Felix is urged by Oscar to move in with him, at least for a while. The only problem is that Felix is neat, tidy, and neurotic, whereas Oscar is slovenly and casual.

Directed by Gene Saks - With Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler, Herb Edelman, Monica Evans, Carole Shelley, ...

Yellow Submarine(1968)

3.6/5 (with 87 votes)

The Blue Meanies take over Pepperland, draining it of all its color and music, firing anti-music missiles, bonking people with green apples, and turning the inhabitants to stone by way of the pointed finger of a giant blue glove. As the only survivor, the Lord Admiral escapes in the yellow submarine and goes to Liverpool to enlist the help of the Beatles.

Directed by George Dunning

The Gendarme Gets Married(1968)

1h 30min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 85 votes)

The Saint-Tropez police launch a major offensive against dangerous drivers. Marechal Cruchot (Louis de Funès) relishes the assignment, which he pursues with a manic zeal. Cruchot is after an offending driver, who turns out to be Josépha (Claude Gensac), the widow of a highly regarded police colonel. When they meet, Cruchot falls instantly in love....

Directed by Jean Girault - With Louis de Funès, Michel Galabru, Claude Gensac, Geneviève Grad, Jean Lefebvre, Christian Marin, ...

The Thomas Crown Affair(1968)

PG
| 1h 42min | Romance / Love, Crime, Thriller, Drama
3.5/5 (with 79 votes)

Young businessman, Thomas Crown is bored and decides to plan a robbery and assigns a professional agent with the right information to the job. However, Crown is soon betrayed yet cannot blow his cover because he’s in love.

Directed by Norman Jewison - With Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke, Jack Weston, Gordon Pinsent, Addison Powell, ...

Oliver!(1968)

G
| 2h 33min | Drama, Kids & Family, Music
3.6/5 (with 79 votes)

Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, a classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the workhouse and joins up with a group of boys headed by the Artful Dodger and trained to be pickpockets by master thief Fagin.

Directed by Carol Reed - With Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed, Jack Wild, Harry Secombe, ...

Funny Girl(1968)

G
| 2h 29min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 69 votes)

The life of comedienne Fanny Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and eventual divorce from her first husband, Nick Arnstein.

Hour of the Wolf(1968)

1h 30min | Drama, Horror
3.7/5 (with 69 votes)

An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past in Ingmar Bergman's only horror film, which takes place on a windy island. During "the hour of the wolf" - between midnight and dawn - he tells his wife about his most painful memories.

if....(1968)

1h 52min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 63 votes)

Satire about a traditional English boys' boarding school, where social hierarchy reigns supreme and power remains in the hands of distanced and ineffectual teachers and callously vicious prefects in the Upper Sixth. But three Lower Sixth students, leader Mick Travis, Wallace and Johnny decide on a shocking course of action to redress the balance of privilege once and for all.

Directed by Lindsay Anderson - With Malcolm McDowell, Richard Warwick, David Wood, Peter Jeffrey, Hugh Thomas, Mona Washbourne, ...

The Lion in Winter(1968)

PG
| 2h 14min | Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 61 votes)

1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.

Coogan's Bluff(1968)

R
| 1h 33min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 57 votes)

Coogan (Clint Eastwood) an Arizona deputy sheriff goes to New York to pick up a prisoner. While escorting the prisoner to the airport he escapes and Coogan heads into the City to recapture him.

Directed by Don Siegel - With Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Susan Clark, Don Stroud, Betty Field, Tom Tully, ...

The Little Bather(1968)

1h 36min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 56 votes)

Louis-Philippe Fourchaume, another typical lead-role for French comedy superstar Louis de Funès, is the dictatorial CEO of a French company which designs and produces sail yachts, and fires in yet another tantrum his designer André Castagnier, not realizing that man is his only chance to land a vital contract with the Italian magnate Marcello Cacciaperotti. So he has to find him at his extremely rural birthplace in 'la France profonde', which proves a torturous odyssey for the spoiled rich man; when he does get there his torment is far from over: the country bumpkin refuses to resume his slavish position now the shoe is on the other foot, so Fourchaume is dragged along in the boorish family life, and at times unable to control his temper, which may cost him more credit then he painstakingly builds up...

Directed by Robert Dhéry - With Louis de Funès, Franco Fabrizi, Michel Galabru, Pierre Dac, Pierre Tchernia, Andréa Parisy, ...

Stolen Kisses(1968)

R
| 1h 30min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 51 votes)

The third in a series of films featuring François Truffaut's alter-ego, Antoine Doinel, the story resumes with Antoine being discharged from military service. His sweetheart Christine's father lands Antoine a job as a security guard, which he promptly loses. Stumbling into a position assisting a private detective, Antoine falls for his employers' seductive wife, Fabienne, and finds that he must choose between the older woman and Christine.

Directed by François Truffaut - With Claude Jade, Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale, Harry-Max, André Falcon, Daniel Ceccaldi, ...

The Great Silence(1968)

1h 45min | Action, Drama, Western
3.9/5 (with 48 votes)

A mute gunslinger fights in the defense of a group of outlaws and a vengeful young widow, against a group of ruthless bounty hunters.

Directed by Sergio Corbucci - With Jean-Louis Trintignant, Klaus Kinski, Frank Wolff, Luigi Pistilli, Vonetta McGee, Maria Mizar Ferrara, ...

The Big Shave(1968)

6min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 44 votes)

This short film is a metaphor for the Vietnam War. A man walks into a meticulously clean and sterile bathroom, concentrating on the polished porcelain and shiny metal motif. He then proceeds to shave. When his face is clean, however, he only continues to shave until he pierces through his skin. Blood covers him and falls around him, the red contrasting the perfect spotlessness of the bathroom.

Directed by Martin Scorsese

Teorema(1968)

NR
| 1h 35min | Mystery, Drama
3.4/5 (with 44 votes)

A wealthy Italian household is turned upside down when a handsome stranger arrives, makes love to every family member and then disappears. Each has an epiphany of sorts, but none can figure out who the seductive visitor was or why he came.

The Alphabet(1968)

3.4/5 (with 40 votes)

A woman's dark and absurdist nightmare vision comprising a continuous recitation of the alphabet and bizarre living representations of each letter.

Directed by David Lynch
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