Best Fantasy Movies of 1968

1.

Yellow Submarine

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

The wicked Blue Meanies take over Pepperland, eliminating all color and music. As the only survivor, the Lord Admiral escapes in the yellow submarine and journeys to Liverpool to enlist the help of the Beatles.

Starring: Paul Angelis, John Clive, Geoffrey Hughes, Peter Batten, Dick Emery, Lance Percival, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr ..
Directed by: George Dunning
Release date: 1968-07-17
2.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

A hapless inventor finally finds success with a flying car, which a dictator from a foreign government sets out to take for himself.

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
3.

The Love Bug

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Down-on-his-luck race car driver Jim Douglas teams up with a little VW Bug that has a mind of its own, not realizing Herbie's worth until a sneaky rival plots to steal him.

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: 1968-12-23
4.

Barbarella

4.3
5.8/10 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
5.

Blackbeard's Ghost

4.2
6.8/10 IMDB

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, Peter Ustinov, Stefanie Powers, Terry-Thomas, Joby Baker, Elliott Reid ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1968-02-08
Best Fantasy Movies of 1968 : Vibrations
6.

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
7.

Head

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

In this surrealistic and free-form follow-up to the Monkees' television show, the band frolic their way through a series of musical set pieces and vignettes containing humor and anti-establishment social commentary.

Starring: Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Annette Funicello, Timothy Carey, Logan Ramsey, Vito Scotti, Charles Macaulay, T.C. Jones ..
Directed by: Bob Rafelson
Release date: 1968-11-06
8.

Finian's Rainbow

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

A leprechaun follows an Irishman who stole his pot of gold to the American South.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele, Don Francks, Keenan Wynn, Dolph Sweet, Al Freeman, Jr., Barbara Hancock, Ronald Colby, Wright King ..
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Release date: 1968-10-09
9.

The Magus

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

A teacher on a Greek island becomes involved in bizarre mind-games with the island's magus (magician) and a beautiful young woman.

Starring: Michael Caine, Anthony Quinn, Candice Bergen, Anna Karina, Paul Stassino, Julian Glover, Takis Emmanuel, George Pastell, Danièle Noël, Jerome Willis ..
Directed by: Guy Green
Release date: 1968-12-10
10.

The Lost Continent

3.0
5.5/10 IMDB

An eclectic group of characters set sail on Captain Lansen’s leaky cargo ship in an attempt to escape their various troubles. When a violent storm strikes, the ship is swept into the Sargasso Sea and the passengers find themselves trapped on an island populated by man-eating seaweed, giant crabs and Spanish conquistadors who believe it’s still the 16th century.

Starring: Eric Porter, Hildegard Knef, Suzanna Leigh, Tony Beckley, Nigel Stock, Neil McCallum, Ben Carruthers, Jimmy Hanley, James Cossins, Dana Gillespie ..
Directed by: Michael Carreras
Release date: 1968-06-19
11.

Sirene

2.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Monsterlike cranes reign over an inhospitable harbour as prehistorical reptiles. The only human being they accept is a lonesome fisherman. He is to witness a strange encounter between a ship's mate and a mermaid. Imagination or reality?

Directed by: Raoul Servais
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1968 : Candy
12.

Candy

2.9
5.2/10 IMDB

Based on Terry Southern's satirical novel, a send-up of Voltaire's Candide. Young Candy is a high school girl who seeks truth and meaning in life, encountering a variety of kookie characters and humorous sexual situations in the process.

Starring: Ewa Aulin, Charles Aznavour, Marlon Brando, Richard Burton, James Coburn, John Huston, Walter Matthau, Ringo Starr, John Astin, Elsa Martinelli ..
Directed by: Christian Marquand
Release date: 1968-12-17
Best Fantasy Movies of 1968 : Ball of Yarn
13.

Ball of Yarn

2.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Puppet animated folk tale about an old lady who finds a ball of yarn. After picking it the ball changes into a little dog, which has the magical power to be crocheted into anything the old lady fantasizes.

Directed by: Nikolay Serebryakov
Release date: 1968-01-01
14.

Messages, Messages

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

A journey of the psyche into the world of the unconscious. Made when Wiese and Arnold were students at the San Francisco Art Institute, the surrealistic film is influenced by Dalí, Buñuel and the German expressionists. The film was premiered at the St. Regis Hotel in New York by Salvador Dalí and invited to Director's Fortnight at Cannes. (IMDb)

Directed by: Steven Arnold
Release date: 1968-02-27
Best Fantasy Movies of 1968 : Hobby
15.

Hobby

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A woman takes a break from her knitting to snare hapless winged men and deposit them in oversized birdcages.

Directed by: Daniel Szczechura
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1968 : A Midsummer Night's Dream
16.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Peter Hall's film adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy, filmed in and around an English country house and starring actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Starring: Derek Godfrey, Barbara Jefford, Helen Mirren, David Warner, Michael Jayston, Diana Rigg, Ian Richardson, Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Paul Rogers ..
Directed by: Peter Hall
Release date: 1968-09-30
Best Fantasy Movies of 1968 : Windy Day
17.

Windy Day

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Two little girls muse on marriage and babies, love and death as they create and act out plays in their backyard.

Starring: Emily Hubley, Georgia Hubley ..
Directed by: John Hubley, Faith Hubley
Release date: 1968-01-01
18.

The Vengeance of She

2.4
4.6/10 IMDB

Beautiful young European girl, Carol, is possessed by the spirit of Ayesha – “She, who must be obeyed” – and led to the lost city of Kuma, where she is destined to become queen.

Starring: John Richardson, Olga Schoberová, Edward Judd, Colin Blakely, Jill Melford, George Sewell, André Morell, Noel Willman, Derek Godfrey, Danièle Noël ..
Directed by: Cliff Owen
Release date: 1968-04-14
Best Fantasy Movies of 1968 : Indecent Desires
19.

Indecent Desires

2.1
5.0/10 IMDB

Zeb finds a doll and a ring in a garbage can. Then, he sees Ann going to work with her friend Babs. He thinks she looks like the doll. When he gets home, he caresses the doll... Ann feels it! When Zeb finds out about Ann's fiance Tom, he really gets mad, burns the doll, and beats it up, which makes Ann think she's losing her mind.

Starring: Sharon Kent, Trom Little, Michael Alaimo, Jackie Richards, Buck Starr ..
Directed by: Doris Wishman
Release date: 1968-04-17
Best Fantasy Movies of 1968 : The Committee
20.

The Committee

1.9
6.2/10 IMDB

The Committee, starring Paul Jones of Manfred Mann fame, is a unique document of Britain in the 1960s. After a very successful run in London’s West End in 1968, viewings of this controversial movie have been few and far between. Stunning black and white camera work by Ian Wilson brings to life this “chilling fable” by Max Steuer, a lecturer (now Reader Emeritus) at the London School of Economics. Avoiding easy answers, The Committee uses a surreal murder to explore the tension and conflict between bureaucracy on one side, and individual freedom on the other. Many films, such as Total Recall, Fahrenheit 451 and Camus’ The Stranger, see the state as ignorant and repressive, and pass over the inevitable weaknesses lying deep in individuals. Drawing on the ideas of R.D. Laing, a psychologically hip state faces an all too human protagonist.

Starring: Arthur Brown, Jimmy Gardner, Paul Jones, Tom Kempinski, Robert Langdon Lloyd, Pauline Munro ..
Directed by: Peter Sykes
Release date: 1968-05-31
Best Fantasy Movies of 1968 : Thirumaal Perumai
21.

Thirumaal Perumai

1.8
8.1/10 IMDB

Thirumal Perumai tells three spell-bounding stories about how far you can get with Lord Vishnus

Starring: Sivaji Ganesan, K R Vijaya, Padmini, Sowcar Janaki ..
Directed by: A. P. Nagarajan
Release date: 1968-02-16
Best Fantasy Movies of 1968 : The Nutcracker
22.

The Nutcracker

1.8
7.8/10 IMDB

This historic performance from 1968 captures Rudolf Nureyev at the peak of his career. Nureyev's legendary performance makes this the definitive Nutcracker on video. Watch, and enjoy being transported with Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairies and the Nutcracker Prince into a world of fantasy!

Starring: Rudolf Nureyev, Merle Park, Leslie Edwards, Betty Kavanagh, Keith Martin, Ann Jenner, Gerd Larsen, Stanley Holden, Wayne Sleep, Ronald Plaisted ..
Directed by: John Vernon
Release date: 1968-03-10
Best Fantasy Movies of 1968 : The Head Mistress
23.

The Head Mistress

1.7
3.9/10 IMDB

A man pretends to be an imbecile so that he may work at an all-girls school.

Starring: Julia Blackburn, Victor Brandt, Marsha Jordan, Ray Sebastian, Gee Gentell, Samantha Scott, Dan Martin, Kathy Williams, Don Allman, Fancher Fague ..
Directed by: Byron Mabe
Release date: 1968-04-24
Best Fantasy Movies of 1968 : Pinocchio
24.

Pinocchio

1.6
7.4/10 IMDB

Pinocchio is a musical version of the story that aired in the United States on NBC, with pop star Peter Noone playing the puppet.

Starring: Peter Noone, Burl Ives, Anita Gillette, Charlotte Rae, James Beard, Pierre Epstein, Mort Marshall, John Miranda, Edwin Steffe, Ned Wertimer ..
Directed by: Sid Smith
Release date: 1968-12-08
Best Fantasy Movies of 1968 : Neverwhere
25.

Neverwhere

1.6
6.7/10 IMDB

A meek office worker finds himself flung into a fantasy world as a naked muscleman. An early version of the Den character, known from the comic magazine Heavy Metal and the movie by the same name.

Starring: Ed Faust, Barbara Manahan, Orlan Hill, Dona Corben, Kay Dennis, Richard Corben ..
Directed by: Richard Corben, Mike Waddell
Release date: 1968-07-31
Best Fantasy Movies of 1968 : Raja Bersiong
26.

Raja Bersiong

1.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Raja Bersiong, the Fanged King, is a cannibal monarch in the Kedah epic literature Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa (HMM). A king with an intense appetite for human blood that over time he grew fangs and began attacking his own people to feast on them.

Starring: Ahmad Mahmood, Sarimah Ahmad, Noor Azizah, Zaiton ..
Directed by: Dato' Haji Jamil Sulong
Release date: 1968-01-01
27.

The Psychic

1.2
4.7/10 IMDB

An ad executive uses psychic powers to manipulate women and competitors.

Starring: Dick Gjonola, Robyn Guest, Bobbi Spencer, Larry Wellington, Arlene Banas, Elaine Blake ..
Directed by: James F. Hurley
Release date: 1968-10-29
Best Fantasy Movies of 1968 : Juanita Banana
28.

Juanita Banana

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A 1968 Filipino fantastical romantic comedy starring Rosemarie, Pepito Gutierrez, and Ricky Belmonte.

Starring: Rosemarie Sonora, Pepito Rodriguez, Ricky Belmonte, Bella Flores, Randy Pimentel, Boy Alano, German Moreno, Matimtiman Cruz, Ven Medina, Rey Tomenes ..
Directed by: Jose De Villa
Release date: 1968-09-20

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