Best Comedy Movies of 1968

1.

The Odd Couple

5.6
7.7/10 IMDB

Felix Ungar has just broken up with his wife. Despondent, he goes to kill himself but is saved by his friend Oscar Madison. With nowhere else to go, Felix is urged by Oscar to move in with him, at least for a while. The only problem is that Felix is neat, tidy, and neurotic, whereas Oscar is slovenly and casual.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler, Herb Edelman, David Sheiner, Larry Haines, Monica Evans, Carole Shelley, Iris Adrian ..
Directed by: Gene Saks
Release date: 1968-02-07
2.

The Party

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Hrundi V. Bakshi, an accident-prone actor from India, is accidentally put the name on the guest list for an upcoming party at the home of a Hollywood film director. Unfortunately, from the moment he arrives, one thing after another goes wrong with a compounding affect.

Starring: Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, Natalia Borisova, Jean Carson, Marge Champion, Al Checco, Corinne Cole, Dick Crockett, Frances Davis, Danielle De Metz ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1968-04-04
3.

Funny Girl

5.4
7.4/10 IMDB

The story of the life of comedienne Fanny Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and eventual divorce from her first husband, Nick Arnstein.

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon, Lee Allen, Mae Questel, Gerald Mohr, Frank Faylen, Alena Johnston ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1968-09-19
4.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

An eccentric professor invents wacky machinery, but can't seem to make ends meet. When he invents a revolutionary car, a foreign government becomes interested in it, and resorts to skulduggery to get their hands on it.

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Gert Fröbe, Anna Quayle, Benny Hill, James Robertson Justice, Robert Helpmann, Barbara Windsor, Davy Kaye ..
Directed by: Ken Hughes
Release date: 1968-12-17
5.

The Love Bug

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Herbie is a car - but no ordinary car. The story follows the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own from the showroom to the race track, with various close escapes in between. Three further Herbie movies were to follow.

Starring: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, Buddy Hackett, Joe Flynn, Benson Fong, Andy Granatelli, David Tomlinson, Barry Kelley, Iris Adrian, Joe E. Ross ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1968-12-22
6.

Barbarella

4.3
5.9/10 IMDB

In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.

Starring: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Marcel Marceau, Claude Dauphin, Milo O’Shea, Véronique Vendell, Serge Marquand, Catherine Chevallier, Marie Therese Chevallier ..
Directed by: Roger Vadim
Release date: 1968-10-10
7.

No Way to Treat a Lady

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

Christopher Gill is a psychotic killer who uses various disguises to trick and strangle his victims. Moe Brummel is a single and harassed New York City police detective who starts to get phone calls from the strangler and builds a strange alliance as a result. Kate Palmer is a swinging, hip tour guide who witnesses the strangler leaving her dead neighbor's apartment and sets her sights on the detective. Moe's live-in mother wishes her son would be a successful Jewish doctor like his big brother.

Starring: Rod Steiger, Lee Remick, George Segal, Eileen Heckart, Murray Hamilton, Michael Dunn, Martine Bartlett, Barbara Baxley, Irene Dailey, Doris Roberts ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1968-03-20
8.

Carry On Up the Khyber

3.7
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
9.

The Killing of Sister George

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

When June Buckridge arrives at her London flat and announces 'They are going to murder me', her long-time lover and doll-cuddling flat mate Alice 'Childie' McNaught realizes that things are going to change. For June is referring to her character 'Sister George', a lovable nurse she portrays in a popular daytime serial. To make matters worse, the widowed executive at the BBC responsible for the decision to kill off Sister George - Mercy Croft is also a predatory lesbian who is after Childie and will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

Starring: Beryl Reid, Susannah York, Coral Browne, Ronald Fraser, Patricia Medina, Hugh Paddick, Cyril Delevanti, Sivi Aberg ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1968-09-01
10.

Yours, Mine and Ours

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

When a widower with 10 children marries a widow with 8, can the 20 of them ever come together as one big happy family?

Starring: Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson, Tom Bosley, Louise Troy, Sidney Miller, Morgan Brittany, Tracy Nelson, Tim Matheson, Mitch Vogel ..
Directed by: Melville Shavelson
Release date: 1968-04-24

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