Best Music Movies of 1968

1.

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
2.

Yellow Submarine

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

The Blue Meanies take over Pepperland, draining it of all its color and music, firing anti-music missiles, bonking people with green apples, and turning the inhabitants to stone by way of the pointed finger of a giant blue glove. As the only survivor, the Lord Admiral escapes in the yellow submarine and goes 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
3.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

An eccentric professor invents wacky machinery, but can't seem to make ends meet. When he invents a revolutionary car, a foreign government becomes interested in it, and resorts to skulduggery to get their hands on it.

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
Best Music Movies of 1968 : Elvis Presley – ’68 Comeback
4.

Elvis Presley – ’68 Comeback

4.5
9.0/10 IMDB

Opening Production Number: 1. Trouble/Guitar Man 2. That’s All Right 3. Baby, What You Want Me To Do 4. Medley: Heartbreak Hotel Hound Dog All Shook Up 6. Can’t Help Falling in Love 7. Jailhouse Rock 8. Don’t Be Cruel 9. Blue Suede Shoes 10. Love Me Tender 11. Baby What You Want Me To Do – Impromptu jam. Gospel Production Number: 12. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child 13. Where Could I Go But To The Lord 14. Up Above My Head 15. Saved 16. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 17. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 18. Trying To Get To You 19. Tiger Man 20. When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again 21. One Night 22. Memories Guitar Man Production Number: 23. Nothingville 24. Guitar Man 25. Let Yourself Go 26. Guitar Man 27. Big Boss Man 28. It Hurts Me 29. Guitar Man 30. Little Egypt 31. Trouble 32. Guitar Man Finale: 33. If I Can Dream Bonus features: Having Fun With Elvis In Burbank Funny moments from throughout the production of the ’68 Special

Starring: Elvis Presley ..
Release date: 1968-12-03
5.

Monterey Pop

4.1
8.0/10 IMDB

Featuring performances by popular artists of the 1960s, this concert film highlights the music of the 1967 California festival. Although not all musicians who performed at the Monterey Pop Festival are on film, some of the notable acts include the Mamas and the Papas, Simon & Garfunkel, Jefferson Airplane, the Who, Otis Redding, and the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Hendrix's post-performance antics -- lighting a guitar on fire, breaking it and tossing a part into the audience -- are captured.

Starring: Scott McKenzie, Denny Doherty, John Phillips, Frank Cook, Bob Hite, Henry Vestine, Alan Wilson, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Hugh Masekela ..
Directed by: D. A. Pennebaker
Release date: 1968-12-26
Best Music Movies of 1968 : Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
6.

Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day

4.1
8.0/10 IMDB

Winnie the Pooh and his friends experience high winds, heavy rains, and a flood in Hundred Acre Wood.

Starring: Sterling Holloway, John Fiedler, Paul Winchell, Hal Smith, Jon Walmsley, Ralph Wright, Sebastian Cabot, Howard Morris, Barbara Luddy, Clint Howard ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman
Release date: 1968-12-20
Best Music Movies of 1968 : The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus
7.

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus is a film released in 1996 of an 11 December 1968 event put together by The Rolling Stones. The event comprised two concerts on a circus stage and included such acts as The Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, and Jethro Tull. John Lennon and his fiancee Yoko Ono performed as part of a supergroup called The Dirty Mac, along with Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell, and Keith Richards. It was originally meant to be aired on the BBC, but the Rolling Stones withheld it because they were unhappy with their performance.

Starring: Ian Anderson, Glenn Cornick, Clive Bunker, Tony Iommi, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, John Entwistle, Taj Mahal, Jesse Ed Davis ..
Directed by: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Release date: 1968-10-12
8.

Isadora

3.7
7.0/10 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 ..
Directed by: Karel Reisz
Release date: 1968-09-14
9.

Star!

3.6
6.5/10 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
10.

Head

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.

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

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