Best Comedy Movies of 1968

1.

The Odd Couple

5.6
7.7/10

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
Directed by: Gene Saks
Release date: 1968-02-07
2.

Funny Girl

5.4
7.6/10

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
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1968-09-19
3.

The Party

5.4
7.6/10

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
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1968-04-04
4.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

4.9
6.9/10

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
Directed by: Ken Hughes
Release date: 1968-12-17
5.

The Love Bug

4.6
6.5/10

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
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1968-12-22
6.

Barbarella

4.3
5.9/10

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
Directed by: Roger Vadim
Release date: 1968-10-10
7.

No Way to Treat a Lady

3.8
7.1/10

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
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1968-03-20
8.

The Killing of Sister George

3.7
7.1/10

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
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1968-09-01
9.

Carry On Up the Khyber

3.7
6.9/10

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
Directed by: Gerald Thomas
Release date: 1968-11-28
10.

Hot Millions

3.6
7.0/10
Hot Millions
A con-artist (Peter Ustinov) gains employment at an insurance company in order to embezzle money by re-programming their "new" wonder computer.
Starring: Peter Ustinov, Maggie Smith, Karl Malden, Bob Newhart, Robert Morley
Directed by: Eric Till
Release date: 1968-09-19
11.

Yours, Mine and Ours

3.6
7.2/10

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
Directed by: Melville Shavelson
Release date: 1968-04-24
12.

Blackbeard's Ghost

3.6
6.8/10

Peter Ustinov stars as the eponymous wraith, who returns to Earth to aid his descendant, elderly Elsa Lanchester (Stowecroft). The villains want to kick Lanchester and her friends out of their group home so that they can build a crooked casino. Good guy Steve Walker (Jones) gets caught in the middle of the squabble after evoking Blackbeard's ghost.

Starring: Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Elsa Lanchester, Richard Deacon
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1968-02-08
13.

Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell

3.5
6.8/10

Twenty years after their initial war-time visit three U.S. servicemen hold a reunion at an Italian village. They all have fond memories, especially of local girl Carla. But she has been telling each of them that they are the father of her daughter Gia, so they have all been paying well for her upbringing. As this dawns on the threesome old rivalries surface .... the the comedy ensues.

Starring: Gina Lollobrigida, Shelley Winters, Phil Silvers, Peter Lawford, Telly Savalas
Directed by: Melvin Frank
Release date: 1968-12-16
14.

The Scalphunters

3.5
6.8/10

Trapper Joe is on his way to the town with all of his gain of hides of the last winter. However a group of Indians stops him and takes all of his hides, leaving him the escaped slave Joseph instead. But Joe has no use for Joseph and is determined to get his property back and follows them. Before he can do anything, the Indians are raided themselves by a group of scalphunters under the greedy Howie. Not only the hides, but also Joseph falls into their hands. Now Joe follows them alone and tries to trick the numerical superior group out of his hides

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Shelley Winters, Telly Savalas, Ossie Davis, Dabney Coleman
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Release date: 1968-04-02
15.

Head

3.5
6.6/10
Head
The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.
Starring: Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Annette Funicello
Directed by: Bob Rafelson
Release date: 1968-11-06
16.

Only When I Larf

3.4
6.2/10

Three con artist try to fool an African militant by selling him a bogus shipment of arms. Things go awry however, when the three have plotted to double-cross each other in trying to take the money. (TCM.com)

Starring: Richard Attenborough, David Hemmings, Alexandra Stewart, Nicholas Pennell
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1968-05-27
17.

The Wrecking Crew

3.4
5.9/10
The Wrecking Crew
When Count Contini attempts to destroy the world's economy by masterminding the theft of $1 billion in U.S. gold, ICE chief MacDonald summons secret agent Matt Helm to stop him.
Starring: Dean Martin, Elke Sommer, Sharon Tate, Nancy Kwan, Nigel Green
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1968-12-30
18.

The Dean Martin Christmas Show

3.4
7.2/10
The Dean Martin Christmas Show
A Classic Holiday Celebration with Dean and Friends.
Starring: Dean Martin, Lucille Ball, Ethel Merman, Barbara Feldon, Dom DeLuise
Release date: 1968-12-19
19.

The Secret War of Harry Frigg

3.4
6.4/10
The Secret War of Harry Frigg
When 5 allied generals are captured in Italy in WWII, it is a propaganda nightmare for the allies. The generals are all 1 star and refuse to take orders from each other in order to plan an escape. Harry Frigg is a private who has escaped from the guard house dozens of times. He is promoted to Major General and ordered to get the generals out once he is captured. Harry is willing to escape, but then he meets the countess...
Starring: Paul Newman, Sylva Koscina, Andrew Duggan, Tom Bosley, John Williams
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1968-02-29
20.

The Shakiest Gun in the West

3.4
6.4/10
The Shakiest Gun in the West
Jesse W. Haywood (Don Knotts) graduates from dental school in Philadelphia in 1870 and goes west to become a frontier dentist. Penelope "Bad Penny" Cushing (Barbara Rhoades) is offered a pardon if she will track down a ring of gun smugglers. She tricks Haywood into a sham marriage as a disguise. Haywood inadvertently becomes the legendary "Doc the Haywood" after he guns down "Arnold the Kid".
Starring: Don Knotts, Barbara Rhoades, Jackie Coogan, Ruth McDevitt, Frank McGrath
Directed by: Alan Rafkin
Release date: 1968-07-10

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