Best Movies of 1968

1.

2001: A Space Odyssey

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.

Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Douglas Rain, Daniel Richter, Leonard Rossiter, Margaret Tyzack, Robert Beatty, Sean Sullivan, Frank Miller ..
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Release date: 1968-04-02
2.

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
3.

Night of the Living Dead

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse.

Starring: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman, Keith Wayne, Judith Ridley, Kyra Schon, Charles Craig, S. William Hinzman, Bill Cardille ..
Directed by: George A. Romero
Release date: 1968-10-04
4.

Planet of the Apes

6.4
8.0/10 IMDB

An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, 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
5.

Where Eagles Dare

5.6
7.7/10 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
6.

The Odd Couple

5.6
7.7/10 IMDB

In New York, Felix, a neurotic news writer who just broke up with his wife, is urged by his chaotic friend Oscar, a sports journalist, to move in with him, but their lifestyles are as different as night and day are, so Felix's ideas about housekeeping soon begin to irritate Oscar.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler, Herb Edelman, David Sheiner, Larry Haines, Monica Evans, Carole Shelley, Iris Adrian, Billie Bird ..
Directed by: Gene Saks
Release date: 1968-05-16
7.

The Lion in Winter

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him. An aging and conniving King Henry II of England and Ireland plans a reunion where he hopes to name his successor. He summons the following people for the holiday at his chateau and primary residence in Chinon, Anjou, within the Angevin Empire of medieval France: his scheming but imprisoned wife, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine; his mistress, Princess Alais, whom he wishes to marry; his three sons, gay Richard the Lionheart , Geoffrey, and John, all of whom desire the throne; and the young, but crafty King Philip II of France, who is also Alais' half-brother.

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
8.

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
9.

The Swimmer

5.4
7.7/10 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
10.

Funny Girl

5.4
7.4/10 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

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