Best Action Movies of 1968

1.

Planet of the Apes

6.4
8.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Daly, Linda Harrison, Robert Gunner, Lou Wagner, Woodrow Parfrey, Jeff Burton ..
Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
Release date: 1968-02-07
2.

Where Eagles Dare

5.6
7.7/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure, Patrick Wymark, Michael Hordern, Donald Houston, Peter Barkworth, William Squire, Robert Beatty, Brook Williams ..
Directed by: Brian G. Hutton
Release date: 1968-12-04
3.

Sol Madrid

3.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Government agent Sol Madrid travels to Mexico with hooker Stacey to bring mobster Villanova and drug kingpin Dietrich to justice.

Starring: David McCallum, Stella Stevens, Telly Savalas, Ricardo Montalban, Rip Torn, Pat Hingle, Paul Lukas, Michael Ansara, Perry Lopez, Michael Conrad ..
Directed by: Brian G. Hutton
Release date: 1968-02-07
Best Action Movies of 1968 : Snow Treasure
4.

Snow Treasure

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

It is 1940 in Norway, a neutral, peace-loving country that is invaded by Nazi Germany. A gang of Norwegian children do what Norwegian children like best - ski. They are actually rescuing Norwegian gold from the nazi invaders. The Nazis search all adults but don't suspect children playing. The children carry the gold, one bar at a time, across the mountains to a fishing boat. It is a race against time, it is spring and the snow is melting. So they ski from dawn to dusk every day.

Starring: Paul Austad, Tina Austad, Wilfred Breistrand, James Franciscus, Ilona Rodgers, Tor Stokke, Roald Øyen, Randi Kolstad ..
Directed by: Irving Jacoby
Release date: 1968-10-04
Best Action Movies of 1968 : Assignment K
5.

Assignment K

2.9
5.5/10 IMDB

Philip Scott, the boss of a toy company, is secretly also the chief of a British spy organization. Scott's cover is destroyed when enemy agents kidnap his girlfriend to force him to reveal the identities of his fellow spies.

Starring: Stephen Boyd, Camilla Sparv, Michael Redgrave, Werner Peters, Leo McKern, Jeremy Kemp, Robert Hoffmann, Carl Möhner, Vivi Bach, Joachim Hansen ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1968-02-16
6.

Nobody Runs Forever

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Rod Taylor plays a policeman sent to return a sensitive case; An Australian citizen, currently acting as high commissioner for peace talks who is wanted for an old charge -- of murder. The talks are too sensitive to be disturbed, so Taylor ends up watching Christopher Plummer as he conducts his talks, and discovers that some want the talks to fail enough to think that killing Plummer is an obvious way to stop them.

Starring: Rod Taylor, Christopher Plummer, Lilli Palmer, Camilla Sparv, Daliah Lavi, Clive Revill, Lee Montague, Calvin Lockhart, Derren Nesbitt, Edric Connor ..
Directed by: Ralph Thomas
Release date: 1968-08-22
Best Action Movies of 1968 : P.J.
7.

P.J.

2.3
6.6/10 IMDB

Reluctant New York City private eye P.J. Detweiler is hired as a bodyguard to protect Maureen Preble, the mistress of shady millionaire William Orbison. In truth, Orbison plans a deadly intrigue in which P.J. is to play a central part. Meanwhile, complications ensue as P.J. gradually falls in love with Maureen. (Wikipedia)

Starring: George Peppard, Raymond Burr, Gayle Hunnicutt, Brock Peters, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Jason Evers, Coleen Gray, Susan Saint James, Severn Darden, Jane Van Duser ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1968-03-06
Best Action Movies of 1968 : Garter Colt
8.

Garter Colt

2.2
5.8/10 IMDB

At the border with Mexico, a brave young woman defends herself from the attack of the fearsome bandit, "Red", mastering a gun and the game of poker. Falling in love with a young Frenchman, he asks her to give up gambling and start a quiet and normal life, but when the young man is killed by "Red", she is determined to seek revenge. Source: SWDB http://www.spaghetti-western.net

Starring: Nicoletta Machiavelli, Claudio Camaso, Walter Barnes, Marisa Solinas, Gaspare Zola, Elvira Cortese, Franco Bucceri, Silvana Bacci, Brunello Maffei, Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ..
Directed by: Gian Andrea Rocco
Release date: 1968-05-19
Best Action Movies of 1968 : The Wild Racers
9.

The Wild Racers

1.9
4.3/10 IMDB

Promising young racing car driver Joe Joe Quillico leaves the stock car racing scene in the United States in order to pursue Grand Prix racing in Europe. After limited success he manages to win the Spanish Grand Prix. His love life however, is much less successful and his winning on the track only serves to alienate the woman he loves - with unhappy consequences.

Starring: Fabian, Mimsy Farmer, Judy Cornwell, Warwick Sims, Alan Haufrect, Talia Shire, Dick Miller ..
Directed by: Daniel Haller, Roger Corman
Release date: 1968-03-27
Best Action Movies of 1968 : Madigan's Millions
10.

Madigan's Millions

1.8
4.3/10 IMDB

When a deported gangster dies in Italy, the U.S. Treasury Department is very interested in the one million dollars Madigan owed the government, but managed to take to Italy with him. They send Agent Jason Phister over to Italy to nose out the million. His criteria for the job is that no one would ever guess he's an agent of the United States government.

Starring: Elsa Martinelli, Cesar Romero, Dustin Hoffman, Gustavo Rojo, Fernando Hilbeck, Riccardo Garrone, Franco Fabrizi, Gérard Tichy ..
Directed by: Giorgio Gentili
Release date: 1968-05-30

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