Best Drama Movies of 1968

1.

Rosemary's Baby

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

A young couple, Rosemary and Guy, moves into an infamous New York apartment building, known by frightening legends and mysterious events, with the purpose of starting a family.

Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy, Charles Grodin, Patsy Kelly, Victoria Vetri, Elisha Cook Jr. ..
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Release date: 1968-06-12
2.

Planet of the Apes

6.4
8.0/10 IMDB

Astronaut Taylor crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes 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

5.5
7.6/10 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.

The Lion in Winter

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

Henry II and his estranged queen battle over the choice of an heir.

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle, Nigel Terry, Timothy Dalton, Jane Merrow, Nigel Stock, O. Z. Whitehead, Kenneth Ives ..
Directed by: Anthony Harvey
Release date: 1968-10-30
5.

Romeo and Juliet

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young lovers defy their destiny and elope, only to suffer the ultimate tragedy.

Starring: Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, John McEnery, Michael York, Milo O’Shea, Pat Heywood, Robert Stephens, Bruce Robinson, Paul Hardwick, Natasha Parry ..
Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli
Release date: 1968-04-02
6.

The Swimmer

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Well-off ad man Ned Merrill is visiting a friend when he notices the abundance of backyard pools that populate their upscale suburb. Ned suddenly decides that he'd like to travel the eight miles back to his own home by simply swimming across every pool in town. Soon, Ned's journey becomes harrowing; at each house, he is somehow confronted with a reminder of his romantic, domestic and economic failures.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Kim Hunter, Janice Rule, Tony Bickley, Marge Champion, Nancy Cushman, Bill Fiore, Rose Gregorio, David Garfield ..
Directed by: Frank Perry
Release date: 1968-08-09
7.

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: 1968-10-17
8.

Funny Girl

5.3
7.3/10 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 second 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
9.

if....

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

In an English boys' boarding school, social hierarchy reigns supreme and power remains in the hands of distanced and ineffectual teachers and callously vicious prefects in the Upper Sixth. But three Lower Sixth students, leader Mick Travis, Wallace and Johnny decide on a shocking course of action to redress the balance of privilege once and for all.

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Richard Warwick, David Wood, Christine Noonan, Rupert Webster, Robert Swann, Hugh Thomas, Michael Cadman, Peter Sproule, Peter Jeffrey ..
Directed by: Lindsay Anderson
Release date: 1968-12-19
10.

Faces

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Middle-aged suburban husband Richard abruptly tells his wife, Maria, that he wants a divorce. As Richard takes up with a younger woman, Maria enjoys a night on the town with her friends and meets a younger man. As the couple and those around them confront a seemingly futile search for what they've lost -- love, excitement, passion -- this classic American independent film explores themes of aging and alienation.

Starring: Gena Rowlands, John Marley, Lynn Carlin, Seymour Cassel, Fred Draper, Val Avery, Dorothy Gulliver, Joanne Moore Jordan, Darlene Conley, Gene Darfler ..
Directed by: John Cassavetes
Release date: 1968-11-24
11.

Oliver!

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, a classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the workhouse and joins up with a group of boys headed by the Artful Dodger and trained to be pickpockets by master thief Fagin.

Starring: Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed, Harry Secombe, Mark Lester, Jack Wild, Hugh Griffith, Joseph O'Conor, Peggy Mount, Leonard Rossiter ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1968-09-26
12.

The Thomas Crown Affair

4.9
6.9/10 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
13.

Witchfinder General

4.7
6.7/10 IMDB

England, 1645. The cruel civil war between Royalists and Parliamentarians that is ravaging the country causes an era of chaos and legal arbitrariness that allows unscrupulous men to profit by exploiting the absurd superstitions of the peasants; like Matthew Hopkins, a monster disguised as a man who wanders from town to town offering his services as a witch hunter.

Starring: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies, Hilary Dwyer, Nicky Henson, Tony Selby, Bernard Kay, Godfrey James, Michael Beint, John Trenaman ..
Directed by: Michael Reeves
Release date: 1968-05-17
14.

Coogan's Bluff

4.7
6.4/10 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
15.

Targets

4.5
7.3/10 IMDB

The fate of a washed-up horror actor intersects with a psychotic sniper 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
16.

Hell in the Pacific

4.4
7.3/10 IMDB

During World War II, a shot-down American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain find themselves stranded on the same small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. Following war logic, each time the crafty Japanese devises something useful, he guards it to deny its use to the Yank, who then steals it, its proceeds or the idea and/or ruins it. Yet each gets his chance to kill and/or capture the other, but neither pushes this to the end. After a while of this pointless pestering, they end up joining forces to build and man a raft...

Starring: Lee Marvin, Toshiro Mifune ..
Directed by: John Boorman
Release date: 1968-12-19
17.

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
18.

The Green Berets

4.2
5.6/10 IMDB

Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for two missions in South Vietnam. The first is to strengthen a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy. The second is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General.

Starring: John Wayne, David Janssen, George Takei, Jack Soo, Jim Hutton, Bruce Cabot, Aldo Ray, Raymond St. Jacques, Patrick Wayne, Luke Askew ..
Directed by: John Wayne, Ray Kellogg
Release date: 1968-07-04
Best Drama Movies of 1968 : Prescription: Murder
19.

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
20.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

4.0
7.6/10 IMDB

Singer is a deaf-mute whose small world brings him in contact with a young girl, Mick, who cherishes a seemingly hopeless dream of becoming a concert pianist. At first hostile, Mick soon becomes friends with Singer, hoping to enlarge his small world. Three other central characters come to Singer for help also, each of them seeing in him a powerful force.

Starring: Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Laurinda Barrett, Stacy Keach, Chuck McCann, Biff McGuire, Percy Rodriguez, Cicely Tyson, Jackie Marlowe, Johnny Popwell ..
Directed by: Robert Ellis Miller
Release date: 1968-07-31
21.

He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

When the gang loses patience with Snoopy's mischief, he suddenly finds himself back in obedience training. With a vengeance, Snoopy decides it's time to run away to Peppermint Patty's house, but soon realizes life might not be so bad with Charlie Brown after all.

Starring: Peter Robbins, Bill Melendez, Sally Dryer, Ann Altieri, Lisa DeFaria, Christopher Shea, Glenn Mendelson, Gail DeFaria, Matthew Liftin ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1968-02-14
22.

Charly

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

An experiment on a simpleton turns him into a genius. When he discovers what has been done to him he struggles with whether or not what was done to him was right.

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala, Leon Janney, Ruth White, Dick Van Patten, Edward McNally, Barney Martin, William Dwyer, Dan Morgan ..
Directed by: Ralph Nelson
Release date: 1968-09-23
23.

Rachel, Rachel

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go.

Starring: Joanne Woodward, James Olson, Kate Harrington, Estelle Parsons, Donald Moffat, Terry Kiser, Frank Corsaro, Bernard Barrow, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Nell Potts ..
Directed by: Paul Newman
Release date: 1968-08-26
Best Drama Movies of 1968 : The Immortal Story
24.

The Immortal Story

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

An aged, wealthy trader plots with his servant to recreate a maritime tall tale, using a local woman and an unknown sailor as actors.

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Orson Welles, Roger Coggio, Norman Eshley, Fernando Rey ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1968-06-01
25.

Pretty Poison

3.7
7.0/10 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
26.

The Shoes of the Fisherman

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

All eyes focus on the Vatican, watching for the traditional puffs of white smoke that signal the election of the next Pope. This time much more is at stake. The new pontiff may be the only person who can bring peace to a world on the brink of nuclear nightmare.

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Oskar Werner, David Janssen, Vittorio De Sica, Leo McKern, John Gielgud, Barbara Jefford, Laurence Olivier, Rosemary Dexter, Frank Finlay ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1968-11-14
27.

Yours, Mine and Ours

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

When a widower with ten children marries a widow with eight, can the twenty 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
Best Drama Movies of 1968 : The Subject Was Roses
28.

The Subject Was Roses

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

When Timmy Cleary, comes home from soldiering, he's greeted by the open but strained arms of his two parents, John and Nettie. Once considered sickly and weak, he has now distinguished himself in the service and is ready to begin a new life. His parents, however, are still trapped in the bygone days of early and unresolved marital strife and begin emotionally deteriorating through several drama packed encounters. Now mature, the young Tim Cleary finally understands the family dynamics that has played all throughout his boyhood. By the simple act of bringing his mother roses on behalf of his father, Tim realizes he may have destroyed his family, but is helpless to obtain resolution which must come from both his parents.

Starring: Patricia Neal, Jack Albertson, Martin Sheen, Don Saxon, Elaine Williams, Grant Gordon ..
Directed by: Ulu Grosbard
Release date: 1968-10-13
Best Drama Movies of 1968 : Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles
29.

Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Holmes asks Watson to protect the new Lord of Baskerville Manor whose life seems to be threatened by a legendary, almost supernatural, hound.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Nigel Stock, Gary Raymond, Gabriella Licudi, Philip Bond, Gerald Flood, Ballard Berkeley, David Leland, George Howe, Christopher Burgess ..
Directed by: Henri Safran, Viktors Ritelis, Graham Evans
Release date: 1968-09-30
30.

Twisted Nerve

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Martin Durnley (Hywel Bennett) is a troubled young man. With a mother who insists on treating him like a child, a stepfather who can't wait to see the back of him, and a brother with Down's Syndrome shut away in an institution, is it any wonder he retreats into an alternate personality - that of six-year-old Georgie? It is Georgie who befriends Susan Harper (Hayley Mills), but friendship soon turns into obsession. When Susan begins to distance herself, something inside Georgie snaps and he embarks on a killing spree, with Susan as the next target.

Starring: Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, Billie Whitelaw, Frank Finlay, Barry Foster, Phyllis Calvert, Salmaan Peerzada, Christian Roberts, Gretchen Franklin, Thorley Walters ..
Directed by: Roy Boulting
Release date: 1968-12-20
31.

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
32.

Sweet November

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A woman refuses to let her romances last longer than one month.

Starring: Sandy Dennis, Anthony Newley, Theodore Bikel, Burr DeBenning, Sandy Baron, Marj Dusay, Martin West, Virginia Vincent, King Moody, Robert Gibbons ..
Directed by: Robert Ellis Miller
Release date: 1968-02-08
33.

Petulia

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

An unhappily married socialite finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor.

Starring: Julie Christie, George C. Scott, Richard Chamberlain, Arthur Hill, Shirley Knight, Pippa Scott, Kathleen Widdoes, Roger Bowen, Richard Dysart, Ruth Kobart ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1968-06-10
34.

The Anniversary

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Mrs Taggart always celebrates her anniversary with her grown sons. It’s a tradition practised since the death of her husband and she is determined for it to continue. None of her three sons have dared to cross their ruthless domineering mother but this anniversary they intend to try. With cruel and brutal twists, the family get-together becomes a social nightmare beyond endurance.

Starring: Bette Davis, Sheila Hancock, Jack Hedley, James Cossins, Christian Roberts, Elaine Taylor, Timothy Bateson, Sally-Jane Spencer, Arnold Diamond, Albert Shepherd ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1968-02-07
35.

Star!

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Gertrude Lawrence rises to stage stardom at the cost of happiness.

Starring: Julie Andrews, Richard Crenna, Michael Craig, Daniel Massey, Robert Reed, Bruce Forsyth, Beryl Reid, John Collin, Alan Oppenheimer, Richard Karlan ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1968-07-18
36.

Isadora

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of her time.

Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, James Fox, Zvonimir ?rnko, Jason Robards, John Fraser, Vladimir Leskovar, Cynthia Harris, Bessie Love, Tony Vogel, Libby Glenn ..
Directed by: Karel Reisz
Release date: 1968-09-14
37.

The Detective

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Police detective Joe Leland investigates the murder of a gay man.

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
38.

Dark of the Sun

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through war-torn Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to steal $50 million in uncut diamonds. But infighting, sadistic rebels and a time lock jeopardize everything.

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: 1968-02-08
Best Drama Movies of 1968 : Shadow Over Elveron
39.

Shadow Over Elveron

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A corrupt sheriff knows the secrets of everyone in town and uses that information to go unchallenged. But after the arrest of an innocent teenager, the new doctor cannot keep quiet and tries to get the community to stand up for what is right.

Starring: James Franciscus, Shirley Knight, Leslie Nielsen, Don Ameche, Franchot Tone, James Dunn, Thomas Gomez, Josephine Hutchinson, Stuart Erwin, Jill Banner ..
Directed by: James Goldstone
Release date: 1968-03-05
40.

The Devil's Brigade

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

At the onset of World War II, American Lt. Col. Robert Frederick is put in charge of a unit called the 1st Special Service Force, composed of elite Canadian commandos and undisciplined American soldiers. With Maj. Alan Crown leading the Canadians and Maj. Cliff Bricker the acting head of the American contingent, there is initial tension -- but the team comes together when given a daunting mission that few would dare to attempt.

Starring: William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards, Andrew Prine, Jeremy Slate, Claude Akins, Jack Watson, Richard Jaeckel, Bill Fletcher, Richard Dawson ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1968-05-15
Best Drama Movies of 1968 : The Fixer
41.

The Fixer

3.4
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
Best Drama Movies of 1968 : Vibrations
42.

Vibrations

3.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Barbara, a frustrated writer who is also sexually frustrated, seeks to recharge her life by moving into a Manhattan apartment, where she earns money typing up manuscripts for other writers. Next door, a sexy young lady plays a variety of erotic games revolving around her hypnotically humming vibrator. When Julie, Barbara's hot-to-trot sister shows up, she reluctantly allows her to stay, even though memories of incestuous girlhood explorations between them cause her obvious distress.

Starring: Rita Bennett, Morris Kaplan, Maria Lease, Dan Machuen, Geri Miller, Marianne Prevost, Peggy Steffans ..
Directed by: Joseph W. Sarno
Release date: 1968-01-01
43.

Wheel of Ashes

3.4
6.9/10 IMDB

A stripped-down account of a young man's existential reckoning. "As dust hides a mirror, lust hides the self," reads one of the film's Vedanta-sourced intertitles. And indeed, while the Pierre Clementi protagonist's inner life remains obscure, the Saint-Germain-des-Pres neighborhood that offers his temptations appears in harrowing detail.

Starring: Pierre Clémenti, Katinka Bo, Pierre Basançon, Judith Malina, Juliet Berto, Stasia Gelber, David Allen, Eliane Branger, Karin Bogh, Marika Perroli ..
Directed by: Peter Emmanuel Goldman
Release date: 1968-08-01
Best Drama Movies of 1968 : Amblin'
44.

Amblin'

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Two wanderers, a young man and a young woman, meet in the desert and decide to travel on together. The two travellers walk and hitch-hike their way down the road to their destination, the beach, becoming friends and lovers.

Starring: Pamela McMyler, Richard Levin, Henry Axelrod, Steven Spielberg ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1968-12-18
45.

The Charge of the Light Brigade

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary charge made by the British Light Brigade against a Russian artillery battery in a small valley which resulted in the near-destruction of the brigade due to error of judgement and rash planning on part by the inept British commanders.

Starring: Trevor Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Harry Andrews, Jill Bennett, David Hemmings, Ben Aris, Micky Baker, Peter Bowles, Leo Britt ..
Directed by: Tony Richardson
Release date: 1968-04-10
Best Drama Movies of 1968 : Madigan
46.

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: 1968-03-29
Best Drama Movies of 1968 : Secret Ceremony
47.

Secret Ceremony

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

A penniless woman meets a strange girl who insists she is her long-lost mother, and becomes enmeshed in a web of deception, and perhaps madness, in this powerful psychological thriller.

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Mia Farrow, Robert Mitchum, Peggy Ashcroft, Pamela Brown ..
Directed by: Joseph Losey
Release date: 1968-10-23
Best Drama Movies of 1968 : Mayerling
48.

Mayerling

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, over implementing progressive policies for their country. Rudolf soon feels he is a man born at the wrong time in a country that doesn't realize the need for social reform. The Prince of Wales, later to become Britain's King Edward VII, provides comic relief. Rudolf finds refuge from a loveless marriage with Princess Stéphanie by taking a mistress, Baroness Maria Vetsera. Their untimely demise at Mayerling, the imperial family's hunting lodge, is cloaked in mystery.

Starring: Omar Sharif, Catherine Deneuve, James Mason, Ava Gardner, James Robertson Justice, Geneviève Page, Andréa Parisy, Ivan Desny, Fabienne Dali, Véronique Vendell ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1968-01-01
49.

The Legend of Lylah Clare

3.2
5.8/10 IMDB

A dictatorial film director hires an unknown actress to play the lead role in a planned movie biography of a late, great Hollywood star.

Starring: Kim Novak, Peter Finch, Ernest Borgnine, Valentina Cortese, Michael Murphy, Lee Meriwether, Milton Selzer, Rossella Falk, Gabriele Tinti, Jean Carroll ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1968-08-21
50.

Lady in Cement

3.2
5.8/10 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

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