Best Crime Movies of 1968

1.

Bullitt

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Senator Walter Chalmers is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross with the help of testimony from the criminal's hothead brother Johnny, who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt. When a pair of mob hitmen enter the scene, Bullitt follows their trail through a maze of complications and double-crosses. This thriller includes one of the most famous car chases ever filmed.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Don Gordon, Robert Vaughn, Simon Oakland, Felice Orlandi, Pat Renella, Jacqueline Bisset, Carl Reindel, Paul Genge, Bill Hickman ..
Directed by: Peter Yates
Release date: 1968-12-19
2.

The Thomas Crown Affair

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Young businessman, Thomas Crown is bored and decides to plan a robbery and assigns a professional agent with the right information to the job. However, Crown is soon betrayed yet cannot blow his cover because he’s in love.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke, Jack Weston, Biff McGuire, Addison Powell, Astrid Heeren, Gordon Pinsent, Yaphet Kotto, Sidney Armus ..
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Release date: 1968-06-26
3.

Coogan's Bluff

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Coogan, an Arizona deputy sheriff goes to New York to pick up a prisoner. While escorting the prisoner to the airport he escapes and Coogan heads into the City to recapture him.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Susan Clark, Tisha Sterling, Don Stroud, Tom Tully, Betty Field, Melodie Johnson, James Edwards, Rudy Diaz ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1968-10-02
4.

The Boston Strangler

4.3
7.1/10 IMDB

Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from the point of view of the investigators who have very few clues to build a case upon.

Starring: Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, Mike Kellin, Hurd Hatfield, Murray Hamilton, Jeff Corey, Sally Kellerman, William Marshall, George Voskovec ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1968-10-08
Best Crime Movies of 1968 : Prescription: Murder
5.

Prescription: Murder

4.1
7.9/10 IMDB

In Columbo's first outing, a psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.

Starring: Peter Falk, Gene Barry, Katherine Justice, William Windom, Nina Foch, Virginia Gregg, Andrea King, Susanne Benton, Ena Hartman, Sherry Boucher ..
Directed by: Richard Irving
Release date: 1968-02-20
6.

Targets

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Peter Bogdanovich’s startling debut feature is both a brilliantly constructed thriller and a disturbingly prescient look at the rise of mass shootings in America. In his last serious dramatic role, Boris Karloff plays a version of himself: a washed-up horror actor whose fate intersects with a psychotic sniper (Tim O’Kelly) on a killing spree.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Tim O'Kelly, Arthur Peterson, Monte Landis, Nancy Hsueh, Peter Bogdanovich, Daniel Ades, Stafford Morgan, James Brown, Mary Jackson ..
Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Release date: 1968-05-15
7.

Pretty Poison

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A young man gets in over his head when he convinces a small-town girl he's a secret agent.

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Tuesday Weld, Beverly Garland, John Randolph, Dick O'Neill, Clarice Blackburn, Joseph Bova, Ken Kercheval, Don Fellows, George Ryan ..
Directed by: Noel Black
Release date: 1968-07-18
Best Crime Movies of 1968 : The Fixer
8.

The Fixer

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Set in tsarist Russia around the turn of the century and based on a true story of a Russian Jewish peasant Yakov Bog who was wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime - the “ritual murder” of a Gentile child in Kiev. We witness the unrelenting detail of the peasant-handyman's life in prison and see him gain in dignity as the efforts to humiliate him and make him confess fail.

Starring: Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde, Georgia Brown, Ian Holm, David Warner, Hugh Griffith, Elizabeth Hartman, Murray Melvin, Carol White, Michael Goodliffe ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1968-12-08
9.

The Split

3.4
6.1/10 IMDB

A group of thieves attempt a daring robbery of a football stadium.

Starring: Jim Brown, Diahann Carroll, Ernest Borgnine, Julie Harris, Gene Hackman, Jack Klugman, Warren Oates, James Whitmore, Donald Sutherland, Thordis Brandt ..
Directed by: Gordon Flemyng
Release date: 1968-11-04
10.

Sol Madrid

3.3
5.8/10 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

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