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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.

 

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    Hang 'Em High
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    38

    Hang 'Em High

    Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper

    Released1968

    Directed byTed Post

    Hang 'Em High is a 1968 American Western film directed by Ted Post and produced and co-written... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Where Eagles Dare
    105
    33

    Where Eagles Dare

    Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton

    Released1968

    Directed byBrian G. Hutton

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

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  • 3
    Planet of the Apes
    112
    66

    Planet of the Apes

    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison

    Released1968

    Directed byFranklin J. Schaffner

    Planet of the Apes is a 1968 American science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    The Love Bug
    84
    33

    The Love Bug

    Buddy Hackett, Dean Jones

    Released1968

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    The Love Bug, sometimes referred to as Herbie the Love Bug, is the first in a series of comedy... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Coogan's Bluff
    86
    23

    Coogan's Bluff

    Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb

    Released1968

    Directed byDon Siegel

    Coogan's Bluff is a 1968 American action film directed by Don Siegel, and starring Clint... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Bullitt
    104
    64

    Bullitt

    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen

    Released1968

    Directed byPeter Yates

    Bullitt is a 1968 American action police procedural film directed by Peter Yates and produced... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    96
    61

    Once Upon a Time in the West

    Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale

    Released1968

    Directed bySergio Leone

    Once Upon a Time in the West is a 1968 Italian/American epic Spaghetti Western film directed... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    The Odd Couple
    85
    57

    The Odd Couple

    Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau

    Released1968

    Directed byGene Saks

    The Odd Couple is a 1968 American black comedy film written by Neil Simon, based on his play... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    2001: A Space Odyssey
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    96

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter

    Released1968

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Blackbeard's Ghost
    64
    17

    Blackbeard's Ghost

    Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Ustinov

    Released1968

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

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  • 11
    The Shakiest Gun in the West
    67
    22

    The Shakiest Gun in the West

    Don Knotts, Pat Morita

    Released1968

    Directed byAlan Rafkin

    The Shakiest Gun in the West is a 1968 Western comedy film starring Don Knotts. It was... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Shalako
    55
    27

    Shalako

    Sean Connery, Brigitte Bardot

    Released1968

    Directed byEdward Dmytryk

    Shalako is a 1968 Western film directed by American Edward Dmytryk, starring Sean Connery and... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Rosemary's Baby
    78
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    Rosemary's Baby

    Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis

    Released1968

    Directed byRoman Polanski

    Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Night of the Living Dead
    72
    73

    Night of the Living Dead

    George A. Romero, Duane Jones

    Released1968

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

    Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent zombie horror film directed by George... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    The Green Berets
    123
    52

    The Green Berets

    John Wayne, George Takei

    Released1968

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy, John Wayne, Ray Kellogg

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

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  • 16
    The Thomas Crown Affair
    54
    64

    The Thomas Crown Affair

    Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen

    Released1968

    Directed byNorman Jewison

    The Thomas Crown Affair is a DeLuxe Color 1968 film directed and produced by Norman Jewison... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Hellfighters
    57
    11

    Hellfighters

    John Wayne, Katharine Ross

    Released1968

    Directed byAndrew V. McLaglen

    Hellfighters is a 1968 American film starring John Wayne and featuring Katharine Ross, Bruce... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Ace High
    39
    19

    Ace High

    Eli Wallach, Bud Spencer

    Released1968

    Directed byGiuseppe Colizzi

    Ace High is an Italian spaghetti Western by Giuseppe Colizzi from 1968. The film is the second... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Will Penny
    77
    17

    Will Penny

    Charlton Heston, Bruce Dern

    Released1968

    Directed byTom Gries

    Will Penny is a 1968 western film written and directed by Tom Gries starring Charlton Heston... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    The Producers
    55
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    The Producers

    Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars

    Released1967

    Directed byMel Brooks

    The Producers is a 1968 American satirical dark comedy film written and directed by Mel... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    The Lion in Winter
    52
    70

    The Lion in Winter

    Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn

    Released1968

    Directed byAnthony Harvey

    The Lion in Winter is a 1968 historical drama film made by Avco Embassy Pictures, based on the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
    36
    44

    Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day

    Clint Howard, Howard Morris

    Released1968

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

    Winnie the Pooh and his friends make their way through an especially windy day.
  • 23
    Stay Away, Joe
    51
    14

    Stay Away, Joe

    Elvis Presley, Burgess Meredith

    Released1968

    Directed byPeter Tewksbury

    Stay Away, Joe is a 1968 Western-comedy film, with musical interludes, set in modern times and... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    The Killing of Sister George
    32
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    The Killing of Sister George

    Susannah York, Hugh Paddick

    Released1968

    Directed byRobert Aldrich

    The Killing of Sister George is a 1964 play by Frank Marcus that was later adapted into a 1968... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
    46
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    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    Phil Collins, Dick Van Dyke

    Released1968

    Directed byKen Hughes

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a 1968 British musical film loosely based on Ian Fleming's novel... more on Wikipedia