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: 1968-06-19
Best Crime Movies of 1968 : Prescription: Murder
3.

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
4.

Targets

3.8
7.3/10 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, Jr., Monte Landis, Nancy Hsueh, Peter Bogdanovich, Daniel Ades, Stafford Morgan, James Brown, Mary Jackson ..
Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Release date: 1968-05-15
Best Crime Movies of 1968 : The Fixer
5.

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
6.

The Detective

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Police detective Joe Leland investigates the murder of a homosexual man. While investigating, he discovers links to official corruption in New York City in this drama that delves into a world of sex and drugs.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick, Jacqueline Bisset, Ralph Meeker, Jack Klugman, Horace McMahon, Lloyd Bochner, William Windom, Tony Musante, Al Freeman, Jr. ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1968-05-28
7.

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 Crime Movies of 1968 : Madigan
8.

Madigan

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Policemen Bonaro and Madigan lose their guns to fugitive Barney Benesch. As compensation, the two NYC detectives are given a weekend to bring Benesch to justice. While Bonaro and Madigan follow up on various leads, Police Commissioner Russell goes about his duties, including attending functions, meeting with aggrieved relatives, and counseling the spouses of fallen officers.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Inger Stevens, Henry Fonda, Harry Guardino, Susan Clark, Steve Ihnat, James Whitmore, Michael Dunn, Don Stroud, Sheree North ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1968-03-13
Best Crime Movies of 1968 : Lady in Cement
9.

Lady in Cement

3.2
5.9/10 IMDB

While diving for sunken treasure, street-smart gumshoe Tony Rome finds the body of a gorgeous blonde, her feet stuck in a block of cement. Soon after, tough guy Waldo Gronski hires him to find a missing woman named Sandra Lomax, and Rome wonders if there's a connection. He sets about trying to locate the woman, and in no time finds himself mixed up with a beautiful party girl and a slippery racketeer.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Raquel Welch, Richard Conte, Martin Gabel, Lainie Kazan, Pat Henry, Steve Peck, Virginia Wood, Richard Deacon, Frank Raiter ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1968-11-19
Best Crime Movies of 1968 : The Fiction Makers
10.

The Fiction Makers

2.9
6.1/10 IMDB

Simon Templar is hired by a friend in the book publishing trade to protect one of his stars, a secretive recluse named Amos Klein who writes a popular (and lucrative) series of adventure novels about a manly and suave spy.

Starring: Roger Moore, Caron Gardner, Sylvia Syms, Justine Lord, Kenneth J. Warren, Philip Locke, Tom Clegg, Nicholas Smith, Roy Hanlon, Peter Ashmore ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1968-12-08

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