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: 1968-04-09
2.

Rosemary's Baby

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn’t safe around their strange neighbors.

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
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
Best Mystery Movies of 1968 : The Fixer
5.

The Fixer

3.5
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 Mystery Movies of 1968 : Lady in Cement
6.

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
7.

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
8.

Companions in Nightmare

3.0
7.7/10 IMDB

Starring: Gig Young, Anne Baxter, Patrick O'Neal, Dana Wynter, Melvyn Douglas, Leslie Nielsen, William Redfield, Louis Gossett, Jr., Bettye Ackerman ..
Directed by: Norman Lloyd
Release date: 1968-11-23
9.

Curse of the Crimson Altar

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

When his brother disappears, Robert Manning pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from. While his host is outwardly welcoming - and his niece more demonstrably so - Manning detects a feeling of menace in the air with the legend of Lavinia Morley, Black Witch of Greymarsh, hanging over everything.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Barbara Steele, Michael Gough, Mark Eden, Virginia Wetherell, Rosemarie Reede, Michael Warren, Denys Peck, Derek Tansley ..
Directed by: Vernon Sewell
Release date: 1968-12-01
10.

Shikar

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A man gets killed when he tries to molest a girl. She absconds with the police on her trail and meets a man who tries to help her find the real murderer.

Starring: Dharmendra, Asha Parekh, Sanjeev Kumar, Rehman, Helen, Bela Bose, Johnny Walker, Keshto Mukherjee ..
Release date: 1968-01-01

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