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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 3,027 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)

2h 46min | Western
4.2/5 (with 1,057 votes)

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 907 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 849 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
3.9/5 (with 542 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.

Bullitt(1968)

PG
| 1h 53min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 229 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 219 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.

Where Eagles Dare(1968)

PG-13
| 2h 35min | Adventure, Drama, Action, History, War
3.8/5 (with 201 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 170 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 163 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.

The Party(1968)

PG
| 1h 39min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 159 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.

Romeo and Juliet(1968)

PG
| 2h 18min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 153 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.

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Barbarella(1968)

PG
| 1h 38min | Science Fiction, Adventure, Comedy
3.0/5 (with 132 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 Gendarme Gets Married(1968)

1h 30min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 122 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....

The Love Bug(1968)

G
| 1h 47min | Comedy, Kids & Family, Fantasy
3.2/5 (with 122 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.

The Odd Couple(1968)

G
| 1h 46min | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 117 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.

Yellow Submarine(1968)

3.6/5 (with 106 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 Thomas Crown Affair(1968)

PG
| 1h 42min | Romance / Love, Crime, Thriller, Drama
3.5/5 (with 97 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.

Oliver!(1968)

G
| 2h 33min | Drama, Kids & Family, Music
3.6/5 (with 92 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.

Hour of the Wolf(1968)

1h 30min | Drama, Horror
3.8/5 (with 90 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.

Funny Girl(1968)

G
| 2h 29min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 85 votes)

The story of 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.

The Little Bather(1968)

1h 36min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 74 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...

if....(1968)

1h 52min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 74 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 69 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 68 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.

Teorema(1968)

NR
| 1h 35min | Mystery, Drama
3.5/5 (with 64 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.

Stolen Kisses(1968)

R
| 1h 30min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 63 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.

The Great Silence(1968)

1h 46min | Western
3.8/5 (with 63 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.

The Diamond Arm(1968)

PG-13
| 1h 40min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
4.0/5 (with 53 votes)

Semyon Gorbunkov goes on a cruise with a smuggler on board. In Istanbul, he slips and breaks his arm. What he didn't know is that this was a signal for the gang of smugglers.

The Alphabet(1968)

3.4/5 (with 46 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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