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The Best Movies of 1968

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List RulesOnly movies released in theaters in 1968.

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.


  • 1

    Where Eagles Dare

    Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton
    Where Eagles Dare is a 1968 WWII action film starring Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood and Mary...  more

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  • 2

    Hang 'Em High

    Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper
    Hang 'Em High is a 1968 American Western film directed by Ted Post and produced and co-written...  more

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  • 3

    Planet of the Apes

    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison
    Planet of the Apes is a 1968 American science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner...  more

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  • 4

    The Love Bug

    Buddy Hackett, Dean Jones
    The Love Bug, sometimes referred to as Herbie the Love Bug, is the first in a series of comedy...  more

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  • 5

    Coogan's Bluff

    Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb
    Coogan's Bluff is a 1968 American action film directed by Don Siegel, and starring Clint...  more

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  • 6


    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen
    Bullitt is a 1968 American action police procedural film directed by Peter Yates and produced...  more

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  • 7

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter
    2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley...  more

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  • 8

    Once Upon a Time in the West

    Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale
    Once Upon a Time in the West is a 1968 Italian/American epic Spaghetti Western film directed...  more

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  • 9

    The Odd Couple

    Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau
    The Odd Couple is a 1968 American black comedy film written by Neil Simon, based on his play...  more

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  • 10

    Blackbeard's Ghost

    Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Ustinov
    Blackbeard's Ghost is a 1968 live-action fantasy comedy Disney film starring Peter Ustinov,...  more

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  • 11

    The Shakiest Gun in the West

    Don Knotts, Pat Morita
    The Shakiest Gun in the West is a 1968 Western comedy film starring Don Knotts. It was...  more

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  • 12

    The Swimmer

    Joan Rivers, Burt Lancaster
    The Swimmer is a 1968 Technicolor American surreal drama starring Burt Lancaster with Janet...  more

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  • 13


    Sean Connery, Brigitte Bardot
    Shalako is a 1968 Western film directed by American Edward Dmytryk, starring Sean Connery and...  more
  • 14

    Witchfinder General

    Vincent Price, Wilfrid Brambell
    Witchfinder General is a 1968 British horror film directed by Michael Reeves and starring...  more
  • 15

    The Green Berets

    John Wayne, George Takei
    The Green Berets is a 1968 American film set in Vietnam, featuring John Wayne, George Takei,...  more
  • 16


    Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann
    Shame is a 1968 Swedish black-and-white film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, and...  more
  • 17

    Will Penny

    Charlton Heston, Bruce Dern
    Will Penny is a 1968 western film written and directed by Tom Gries starring Charlton Heston...  more

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  • 18

    Night of the Living Dead

    George A. Romero, Duane Jones
    Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent zombie horror film directed by George...  more

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  • 19


    John Wayne, Katharine Ross
    Hellfighters is a 1968 American film starring John Wayne and featuring Katharine Ross, Bruce...  more

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  • 20

    Rosemary's Baby

    Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis
    Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman...  more

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  • 21

    Ace High

    Eli Wallach, Bud Spencer
    Ace High is an Italian spaghetti Western by Giuseppe Colizzi from 1968. The film is the second...  more
  • 22


    Julie Christie, George C. Scott
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  • 23

    Stay Away, Joe

    Elvis Presley, Burgess Meredith
    Stay Away, Joe is a 1968 Western-comedy film, with musical interludes, set in modern times and...  more
  • 24

    The Thomas Crown Affair

    Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen
    The Thomas Crown Affair is a DeLuxe Color 1968 film directed and produced by Norman Jewison...  more
  • 25
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