Best Mystery 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.

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
Best Mystery Movies of 1968 : Prescription: Murder
4.

Prescription: Murder

4.1
8.0/10 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
Best Mystery Movies of 1968 : Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles
5.

Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles

3.6
7.2/10 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
6.

The Detective

3.6
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
Best Mystery Movies of 1968 : The Fixer
7.

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
8.

5 Card Stud

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

The players in an ongoing poker game are being mysteriously killed off, one by one.

Starring: Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Inger Stevens, Roddy McDowall, Katherine Justice, John Anderson, Ruth Springford, Yaphet Kotto, Denver Pyle, Bill Fletcher ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1968-07-28
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
10.

The Magus

3.1
5.7/10 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

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