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List of the best movies of 1968, with movie trailers when available. The year 1968 was a historic year in film, and included film debuts from legendary actors like Goldie Hawn and Malcolm McDowell. These top movies of 1968 are listed by popularity, so the movies with the most votes are at the top. This list consists of all different movie genres - from Rosemary's Baby to Funny Girl - but each film was released in 1968. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1968 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1968 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

List is made up of many different movies, including 2001: A Space Odyssey and Night of the Living Dead.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1968?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1968?"

1968 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1968. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1968 aren't just one persons opinion.

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Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop 2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and was partially inspired by ...more

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Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore Planet of the Apes is a 1968 American science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring Charlton Heston. Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, and James ...more

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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 1968
Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin. The cast includes Mia ...more

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Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bissett Bullitt is a 1968 American action police procedural film directed by Peter Yates and produced by Philip D'Antoni. It stars Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn and Jacqueline Bisset. The screenplay by ...more

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Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson Once Upon a Time in the West is a 1968 Italian/American epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone for Paramount Pictures. It stars Henry Fonda cast against type as the villain, ...more

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Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Herb Edelman The Odd Couple is a 1968 American black comedy film written by Neil Simon, based on his play The Odd Couple, directed by Gene Saks, and starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. It is the story ...more

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George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent zombie horror film directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman. It premiered on October 1, 1968, and ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole The Lion in Winter is a 1968 historical drama film made by Avco Embassy Pictures, based on the Broadway play by James Goldman. It was directed by Anthony Harvey and produced by Joseph E. Levine ...more

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John Wayne, George Takei, Vera Miles The Green Berets is a 1968 American film set in Vietnam, featuring John Wayne, George Takei, David Janssen, Jim Hutton and Aldo Ray, nominally based on the eponymous 1965 book by Robin Moore, ...more

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Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Michael Hordern Where Eagles Dare is a 1968 WWII action film starring Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood and Mary Ure. It was directed by Brian G. Hutton and shot on location in Austria and Bavaria. Alistair ...more

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Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Zero Mostel The Producers is a 1968 American satirical dark comedy film written and directed by Mel Brooks. The film is set in the late 1960s and it tells the story of a theatrical producer and an ...more

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Joan Rivers, Burt Lancaster, John Cheever The Swimmer is a 1968 Technicolor American surreal drama starring Burt Lancaster with Janet Landgard and Janice Rule in featured roles. The film was written and directed by Academy ...more

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Laurence Olivier, Michael York, Olivia Hussey Romeo and Juliet is a 1968 British-Italian romance film based on the tragic play of the same name by William Shakespeare. The film was directed and co-written by Franco Zeffirelli, and stars ...more

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Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern Hang 'Em High is a 1968 American Western film directed by Ted Post and produced and co-written by Leonard Freeman. It stars Clint Eastwood as Jed Cooper, an innocent man who survives a lynching, ...more

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Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto The Thomas Crown Affair is a DeLuxe Color 1968 film directed and produced by Norman Jewison starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. It was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning Best ...more

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Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Anne Francis Funny Girl is a 1968 romantic musical film directed by William Wyler. The screenplay by Isobel Lennart was adapted from her book for the stage musical of the same title. It is loosely based on ...more

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Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Anita Ekberg War and Peace is the first English-language film version of the novel War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. It is an American/Italian production, directed by King Vidor and produced by Dino De ...more

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Buddy Hackett, Dean Jones, Michele Lee The Love Bug, sometimes referred to as Herbie the Love Bug, is the first in a series of comedy films made by Walt Disney Productions that starred an anthropomorphic pearl-white, fabric-sunroofed ...more

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Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison Yellow Submarine is a 1968 British animated musical fantasy comedy film inspired by the music of the Beatles. The film was directed by animation producer George Dunning, and produced by United ...more

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Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Don Siegel Coogan's Bluff is a 1968 American action film directed by Don Siegel, and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Don Stroud and Susan Clark. The film marks the first of five collaborations ...more

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Vincent Price, Wilfrid Brambell, Ian Ogilvy Witchfinder General is a 1968 British horror film directed by Michael Reeves and starring Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, and Hilary Dwyer. The screenplay was by Reeves and Tom Baker based on Ronald ...more

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Phil Collins, Dick Van Dyke, Benny Hill Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a 1968 British musical film loosely based on Ian Fleming's novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car. The film's script is by Roald Dahl and Ken Hughes and its ...more

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Oliver Reed, Leonard Rossiter, Hugh Griffith Oliver! is a 1968 British musical drama film directed by Carol Reed and based on the stage musical of the same name, with book, music and lyrics written by Lionel Bart. The screenplay was ...more

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William Holden, Richard Dawson, Richard Jaeckel The Devil's Brigade is a 1968 American war film based on the 1966 book of the same name co-written by American novelist and historian Robert H. Adleman and Col. George Walton, a member of the ...more

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Don Knotts, Pat Morita, Barbara Rhoades The Shakiest Gun in the West is a 1968 Western comedy film starring Don Knotts. It was directed by Alan Rafkin and written by Jim Fritzell and Everett Greenbaum. The film is a remake of The ...more

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Peter Sellers, Peter Falk, Gavin MacLeod The Party is a 1968 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, starring Peter Sellers and Claudine Longet. The film has a very loose structure, and essentially serves as a series of set pieces for ...more

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Anthony Perkins, Tuesday Weld, Beverly Garland Pretty Poison is a psychological thriller/black comedy film directed by Noel Black, starring Anthony Perkins and Tuesday Weld, about an ex-convict and high school cheerleader who commit a series ...more

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Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Natasha Richardson The Charge of the Light Brigade is a 1968 British war film made by Woodfall Film Productions and distributed by United Artists, depicting parts of the Crimean War and the eponymous charge. It ...more

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Malcolm McDowell, Arthur Lowe, Richard Warwick if.... is a 1968 British drama film produced and directed by Lindsay Anderson satirising English public school life. Famous for its depiction of a savage insurrection at a fictitious boys ...more

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Dick Van Patten, Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom Charly is a 1968 American film directed by Ralph Nelson. The drama stars Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala, Leon Janney and Dick Van Patten and tells the story of a intellectually ...more

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Raquel Welch, James Stewart, Dean Martin Bandolero! is a 1968 western directed by Andrew V. McLaglen starring James Stewart, Dean Martin, Raquel Welch and George Kennedy. The story centers on two brothers on a run from the posse, led ...more

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Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Ustinov, Elsa Lanchester Blackbeard's Ghost is a 1968 live-action fantasy comedy Disney film starring Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, and Suzanne Pleshette, directed by Robert Stevenson. It is based upon the novel of the ...more

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Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Hans Alfredson Shame is a 1968 Swedish black-and-white film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, and starring Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow. The film explores shame, stress, jealousy, self-loathing and ...more

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Jane Fonda, Anita Pallenberg, Ugo Tognazzi Barbarella is a 1968 French-Italian science fiction film based on Jean-Claude Forest's French Barbarella comics. The film stars Jane Fonda in the title role and was directed by Roger Vadim, who ...more

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Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson Hour of the Wolf is a 1968 Swedish surrealist–psychological horror–drama film, directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann.

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Christopher Lee, Veronica Carlson, Rupert Davies Dracula Has Risen from the Grave is a 1968 British horror film directed by Freddie Francis for Hammer Films. It stars Christopher Lee as Count Dracula, with support from Rupert Davies, Veronica ...more

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Jack Nicholson, Frank Zappa, Ray Nitschke Head is a 1968 American adventure comedy film musical starring television rock group The Monkees, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. Bob Rafelson and Jack Nicholson wrote and produced, and ...more

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Christopher Lee, Paul Eddington, Patrick Mower The Devil Rides Out, known as The Devil's Bride in the United States, is a 1968 British horror film, based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Dennis Wheatley. It was written by Richard ...more

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Jim Brown, Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine Ice Station Zebra is a 1968 cold-war era suspense and espionage film directed by John Sturges, starring Rock Hudson, Patrick McGoohan, Ernest Borgnine, and Jim Brown. The screenplay by Alistair ...more

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Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway Winnie the Pooh and his friends make their way through an especially windy day.

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Lon Chaney, Jr., Sid Haig Spider Baby is a 1968 black comedy horror film, written and directed by Jack Hill. It stars Lon Chaney, Jr. as Bruno, the chauffeur and caretaker of three orphaned siblings who suffer from ...more

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Susannah York, Hugh Paddick, Coral Browne The Killing of Sister George is a 1964 play by Frank Marcus that was adapted as a 1968 film directed by Robert Aldrich.

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Dimos Dicoudis added Robert Mitchum, Charles Bronson, Yul Brynner Villa Rides is a 1968 film starring Yul Brynner in toupee in the title role and Robert Mitchum as an American adventurer and pilot of fortune. The supporting cast includes Charles Bronson as ...more

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Sean Connery, Brigitte Bardot, Honor Blackman Shalako is a 1968 Western film directed by American Edward Dmytryk, starring Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot. The British production was filmed in Almería, Spain. The cast also includes ...more

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Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Vincent Price Histoires extraordinaires, dubbed Spirits of the Dead for English and Tre Passi Nel Delirio for Italian, is an "omnibus" film comprising three segments. In the UK the film was released ...more

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Julie Christie, George C. Scott, Richard Chamberlain Petulia is an American drama film directed by Richard Lester. The screenplay by Lawrence B. Marcus is based on the novel Me and the Arch Kook Petulia by John Haase. The film stars Julie ...more

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Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Garry Marshall Psych-Out is a counterculture-era feature film about hippies, psychedelic music, and recreational drugs, produced and released by American International Pictures. Originally scripted as The Love ...more

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Frank Sinatra, Robert Duvall, Jacqueline Bissett The Detective is a 1968 film directed by Gordon Douglas, produced by Aaron Rosenberg and starring Frank Sinatra, based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Roderick Thorp. Co-stars include Lee ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Mia Farrow, Robert Mitchum Secret Ceremony is a 1968 film, produced in Britain and released by Universal Pictures. Based on the book by Argentine writer Marco Denevi, it stars Elizabeth Taylor, Mia Farrow, Robert Mitchum, ...more

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Elvis Presley, Burgess Meredith, Joan Blondell Stay Away, Joe is a 1968 Western-comedy film, with musical interludes, set in modern times and starring Elvis Presley, Burgess Meredith and Joan Blondell. The film was based on the 1953 novel by ...more