Best Adventure Movies of 1968

1.

2001: A Space Odyssey

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Douglas Rain, Daniel Richter, Leonard Rossiter, Margaret Tyzack, Robert Beatty, Sean Sullivan, Frank Miller ..
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Release date: 1968-04-09
2.

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
3.

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
4.

Yellow Submarine

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Paul Angelis, John Clive, Geoffrey Hughes, Peter Batten, Dick Emery, Lance Percival, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr ..
Directed by: George Dunning
Release date: 1968-07-17
5.

Carry On Up the Khyber

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond looks after the British outpost near the Khybar pass. Protected by the kilted Third Foot and Mouth regiment, you would think they were safe. But the Khazi of Kalabar has other ideas. He wants all the British dead! But his troops fear the "skirted-devils"; they are rumoured not to wear anything underneath. Then one is caught with his pants on...

Starring: Sid James, Charles Hawtrey, Bernard Bresslaw, Kenneth Williams, Roy Castle, Joan Sims, Peter Butterworth, Terry Scott, Angela Douglas, Cardew Robinson ..
Directed by: Gerald Thomas
Release date: 1968-11-28
6.

Dark of the Sun

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through the Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to rescue $25 million in uncut diamonds.

Starring: Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Peter Carsten, Jim Brown, Kenneth More, André Morell, Olivier Despax, Guy Deghy, Bloke Modisane, Calvin Lockhart ..
Directed by: Jack Cardiff
Release date: 1968-01-19
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7.

Hellfighters

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

The adventures of oil well fire specialist Chance Buckman (based on real-life Red Adair), who extinguishes massive fires in oil fields around the world.

Starring: John Wayne, Katharine Ross, Jim Hutton, Vera Miles, Jay C. Flippen, Bruce Cabot, Edward Faulkner, Edmund Hashim, Barbara Stuart, Valentin de Vargas ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1968-11-27
8.

Head

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

In this surrealistic and free-form follow-up to the Monkees' television show, the band frolic their way through a series of musical set pieces and vignettes containing humor and anti-establishment social commentary.

Starring: Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Annette Funicello, Timothy Carey, Logan Ramsey, Vito Scotti, Charles Macaulay, T.C. Jones ..
Directed by: Bob Rafelson
Release date: 1968-11-06
9.

Ice Station Zebra

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

A top-secret Soviet spy satellite -- using stolen Western technology -- malfunctions and then goes into a descent that lands it near an isolated Arctic research encampment called Ice Station Zebra, belonging to the British, which starts sending out distress signals before falling silent. The atomic submarine Tigerfish, commanded by Cmdr. James Ferraday (Rock Hudson), is dispatched to save them.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan, Jim Brown, Tony Bill, Lloyd Nolan, Alf Kjellin, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Ted Hartley, Murray Rose ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1968-10-23
10.

The Lost Continent

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

An eclectic group of characters set sail on Captain Lansen’s leaky cargo ship in an attempt to escape their various troubles. When a violent storm strikes, the ship is swept into the Sargasso Sea and the passengers find themselves trapped on an island populated by man-eating seaweed, giant crabs and Spanish conquistadors who believe it’s still the 16th century.

Starring: Eric Porter, Hildegard Knef, Suzanna Leigh, Tony Beckley, Nigel Stock, Neil McCallum, Ben Carruthers, Jimmy Hanley, James Cossins, Dana Gillespie ..
Directed by: Michael Carreras
Release date: 1968-06-19

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