Best Romance Movies of 1968


Romeo and Juliet

7.6/10 IMDB

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

Funny Girl

7.3/10 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

The Thomas Crown Affair

6.9/10 IMDB

Young businessman, Thomas Crown is bored and decides to plan a robbery and assigns a professional agent with the right information to the job. However, Crown is soon betrayed yet cannot blow his cover because he’s in love.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke, Jack Weston, Biff McGuire, Addison Powell, Astrid Heeren, Gordon Pinsent, Yaphet Kotto, Sidney Armus ..
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Release date: 1968-06-26

Rachel, Rachel

7.1/10 IMDB

Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go.

Starring: Joanne Woodward, James Olson, Kate Harrington, Estelle Parsons, Donald Moffat, Terry Kiser, Frank Corsaro, Bernard Barrow, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Nell Potts ..
Directed by: Paul Newman
Release date: 1968-08-26
Best Romance Movies of 1968 : The Immortal Story

The Immortal Story

7.0/10 IMDB

An aged, wealthy trader plots with his servant to recreate a maritime tall tale, using a local woman and an unknown sailor as actors.

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Orson Welles, Roger Coggio, Norman Eshley, Fernando Rey ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1968-06-01
Best Romance Movies of 1968 : Charly


6.9/10 IMDB

An experiment on a simpleton turns him into a genius. When he discovers what has been done to him he struggles with whether or not what was done to him was right.

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala, Leon Janney, Ruth White, Dick Van Patten, Edward McNally, Barney Martin, William Dwyer, Dan Morgan ..
Directed by: Ralph Nelson
Release date: 1968-09-23

Pretty Poison

7.0/10 IMDB

A young man gets in over his head when he convinces a small-town girl he's a secret agent.

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Tuesday Weld, Beverly Garland, John Randolph, Dick O'Neill, Clarice Blackburn, Joseph Bova, Ken Kercheval, Don Fellows, George Ryan ..
Directed by: Noel Black
Release date: 1968-07-18


6.5/10 IMDB

Posing as a hangman, Mace Bishop arrives in town with the intention of freeing a gang of outlaws, including his brother, from the gallows. Mace urges his younger brother to give up crime. The sheriff chases the brothers to Mexico. They join forces, however, against a group of Mexican bandits.

Starring: James Stewart, Dean Martin, George Kennedy, Raquel Welch, Andrew Prine, Will Geer, Clint Ritchie, Denver Pyle, Tom Heaton, Rudy Diaz ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1968-06-01

Sweet November

6.8/10 IMDB

A woman refuses to let her romances last longer than one month.

Starring: Sandy Dennis, Anthony Newley, Theodore Bikel, Burr DeBenning, Sandy Baron, Marj Dusay, Martin West, Virginia Vincent, King Moody, Robert Gibbons ..
Directed by: Robert Ellis Miller
Release date: 1968-02-08


6.9/10 IMDB

An unhappily married socialite finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor.

Starring: Julie Christie, George C. Scott, Richard Chamberlain, Arthur Hill, Shirley Knight, Pippa Scott, Kathleen Widdoes, Roger Bowen, Richard Dysart, Ruth Kobart ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1968-06-10


6.4/10 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


6.9/10 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, Tony Vogel, Libby Glenn ..
Directed by: Karel Reisz
Release date: 1968-09-14

With Six You Get Eggroll

6.4/10 IMDB

Abby McClure, a widow with three sons, and Jake Iverson, a widower with a teenage daughter, begin dating and eventually decide to get married. But they're not prepared for the hostile reactions from their children, who are not very excited about the new union between the two families.

Starring: Doris Day, Brian Keith, Pat Carroll, Barbara Hershey, George Carlin, Alice Ghostley, John Findlater, Elaine Devry, Herb Voland, Jamie Farr ..
Directed by: Howard Morris
Release date: 1968-08-07
Best Romance Movies of 1968 : Hellfighters


6.5/10 IMDB

The adventures of oil well fire specialist Chance Buckman (based on real-life Red Adair), who extinguishes massive fires in oil fields around the world.

Starring: John Wayne, Katharine Ross, Jim Hutton, Vera Miles, Jay C. Flippen, Bruce Cabot, Edward Faulkner, Edmund Hashim, Barbara Stuart, Valentin de Vargas ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1968-11-27

Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell

6.8/10 IMDB

After the end of WWII, an Italian woman receives child support payments from three former US soldiers who all believe themselves to be the father of her daughter, Gia.

Starring: Gina Lollobrigida, Shelley Winters, Phil Silvers, Peter Lawford, Telly Savalas, Lee Grant, Janet Margolin, Marian McCargo, Naomi Stevens, Renzo Palmer ..
Directed by: Melvin Frank
Release date: 1968-10-23
Best Romance Movies of 1968 : Amblin'


6.3/10 IMDB

Two wanderers, a young man and a young woman, meet in the desert and decide to travel on together. The two travellers walk and hitch-hike their way down the road to their destination, the beach, becoming friends and lovers.

Starring: Pamela McMyler, Richard Levin, Henry Axelrod, Steven Spielberg ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1968-12-18

Finian's Rainbow

6.1/10 IMDB

An Irish immigrant and his daughter arrive in Kentucky with a magical piece of gold that alters the course of several lives, including those of a struggling farmer and an African American community facing persecution from a bigoted politician.

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
Best Romance Movies of 1968 : Mayerling


6.1/10 IMDB

Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, over implementing progressive policies for their country. Rudolf soon feels he is a man born at the wrong time in a country that doesn't realize the need for social reform. The Prince of Wales, later to become Britain's King Edward VII, provides comic relief. Rudolf finds refuge from a loveless marriage with Princess Stéphanie by taking a mistress, Baroness Maria Vetsera. Their untimely demise at Mayerling, the imperial family's hunting lodge, is cloaked in mystery.

Starring: Omar Sharif, Catherine Deneuve, James Mason, Ava Gardner, James Robertson Justice, Geneviève Page, Andréa Parisy, Ivan Desny, Fabienne Dali, Véronique Vendell ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 1968 : I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!

I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!

6.2/10 IMDB

Harold Fine is a self-described square - a 35-year-old Los Angeles lawyer who's not looking forward to middle age nor his upcoming wedding. His life changes when he falls in love with Nancy, a free-spirited, innocent, and beautiful young hippie. After Harold and his family enjoy some of her "groovy" brownies, he decides to "drop out" with her and become a hippie too. But can he return to his old life when he discovers that the hippie lifestyle is just a little too independent and irresponsible for his tastes?

Starring: Peter Sellers, Jo Van Fleet, Leigh Taylor-Young, Joyce Van Patten, David Arkin, Herb Edelman, Salem Ludwig, Louis Gottlieb, Edra Gale, Roy Glenn ..
Directed by: Hy Averback
Release date: 1968-10-06

Live a Little, Love a Little

5.6/10 IMDB

Photographer Greg Nolan moonlights in two full-time jobs to pay the rent, but has trouble finding time to do them both without his bosses finding out.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Michele Carey, Rudy Vallee, Dick Sargent, Sterling Holloway, Don Porter, Celeste Yarnall, Eddie Hodges, Thordis Brandt, Joan Shawlee ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1968-10-23


5.5/10 IMDB

A race car driver tries to outrun the beautiful tax auditor out to settle his account.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, Bill Bixby, Gale Gordon, William Schallert, Victoria Paige Meyerink, Ross Hagen, Carl Ballantine, Poncie Ponce, Harry Hickox ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1968-06-07
Best Romance Movies of 1968 : Love Must Love

Love Must Love

6.2/10 IMDB

Flower-generation celebration of love. "Filmed in San Francisco and Berkeley California in collaboration with my girlfriend at the time, the actress Donna Germain [...] When Stan Brakhage came to the SF Bay Area around 1968 and saw my 8mm film he wanted a print and we traded by footage count and that is why eventually ended up with a whole collection of his 8mm Songs. I believe Stan was influenced by this film in regards to in-camera superimposition [...] he used the technique in his very next films at the time." -MO

Starring: Donna Germain, Myron Ort, Donna Germain ..
Directed by: Myron Ort
Release date: 1968-05-18
Best Romance Movies of 1968 : How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life

How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life

6.3/10 IMDB

Wealthy playboy David Sloane wrongly believes good girl Carol Corman is his best friend's mistress.

Starring: Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Betty Field, Jack Albertson, George Furth, Katharine Bard, Woodrow Parfrey, Alan Oppenheimer ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1968-01-17
Best Romance Movies of 1968 : The Girl on a Motorcycle

The Girl on a Motorcycle

5.2/10 IMDB

Newly-married Rebecca leaves her husband's Alsatian bed on her prized motorbike - symbol of freedom and escape - to visit her lover in Heidelberg. En route she indulges in psychedelic reveries as she relives her changing relationship with the two men.

Starring: Marianne Faithfull, Alain Delon, Roger Mutton, Marius Goring, Catherine Jourdan, Jean Leduc, Jacques Marin, André Maranne, Bari Jonson, Arnold Diamond ..
Directed by: Jack Cardiff
Release date: 1968-06-21
Best Romance Movies of 1968 : The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom

The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom

5.7/10 IMDB

Harriet Blossom is married to Robert Blossom, a businessman who'd rather spend the night at his bra factory than at home with her. One day, Harriet's sewing machine breaks, so Robert sends a repairman, Ambrose, to fix it. It's lust at first sight for Harriet, who convinces Ambrose to hide out in the attic for a tryst. When her new beau shows no desire to leave, the pair begin a years-long love affair right under Robert's nose.

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Richard Attenborough, James Booth, Freddie Jones, William Rushton, Bob Monkhouse, Patricia Routledge, Marianne Stone, Barry Humphries, Frank Thornton ..
Directed by: Joseph McGrath
Release date: 1968-09-11
Best Romance Movies of 1968 : A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

6.5/10 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 Romance Movies of 1968 : The Sea Gull

The Sea Gull

6.7/10 IMDB

Film adaptation of Anton Chekhov's story of life in rural Russia during the latter part of the 19th century.

Starring: James Mason, Vanessa Redgrave, Simone Signoret, David Warner, Harry Andrews, Denholm Elliott, Eileen Herlie, Alfred Lynch, Ronald Radd, Kathleen Widdoes ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1968-12-23
Best Romance Movies of 1968 : For Love of Ivy

For Love of Ivy

6.2/10 IMDB

A white family has had the same Black maid for many years. When she tells them she wants to go back to school and will be leaving soon, the 20ish year old son decides what she needs is a change and begins searching for a man to wine and dine her, but who won't marry her, thinking that this will distract her from her plans. The man he finds doesn't entirely cooperate.

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Abbey Lincoln, Beau Bridges, Nan Martin, Lauri Peters, Carroll O'Connor, Leon Bibb, Hugh Hurd, Lon Satton, Stanley Greene ..
Directed by: Daniel Mann
Release date: 1968-07-17

Stay Away, Joe

4.5/10 IMDB

Joe Lightcloud persuades his Congressman to give him 20 heifers and a prize bull so he and his father, Charlie, can prove that the Navajos can successfully raise cattle on the reservation. If their experiment is successful, then the government will help all the Navajo people. But Joe's friend, Bronc Hoverty, accidentally barbecues the prize bull, while Joe sells the heifers to buy plumbing and other home improvements for his stepmother.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Burgess Meredith, Joan Blondell, Katy Jurado, Thomas Gomez, L.Q. Jones, Quentin Dean, Anne Seymour, Henry Jones, Douglas Henderson ..
Directed by: Peter Tewksbury
Release date: 1968-03-08
Best Romance Movies of 1968 : Sebastian


6.1/10 IMDB

Sebastian is an undisciplined mathematics genius who works in the "cipher bureau" of the British Intelligence. While cracking enemy codes, Sebastian finds time to romance co-worker Rebecca Howard.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Susannah York, Lilli Palmer, John Gielgud, Janet Munro, Ronald Fraser, Nigel Davenport, Margaret Johnston, Ann Beach, Veronica Clifford ..
Directed by: David Greene
Release date: 1968-01-24
Best Romance Movies of 1968 : Prudence and the Pill

Prudence and the Pill

5.7/10 IMDB

Prudence Hardcastle is on the pill. So is her sister-in-law, but someone has been swapping aspirin for their pills. Is it the teenage niece, the maid, the chauffeur, a lover, Prudence's husband Gerald, or all of the above?

Starring: Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Robert Coote, Irina Demick, Joyce Redman, Judy Geeson, Keith Michell, Edith Evans, David Dundas, Vickery Turner ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame, Fielder Cook
Release date: 1968-05-23
Best Romance Movies of 1968 : Blue


6.0/10 IMDB

A young man is torn between the woman he loves and his loyalty to his father, the leader of a mexican gang.

Starring: Terence Stamp, Joanna Pettet, Karl Malden, Stathis Giallelis, Ricardo Montalban, Sally Kirkland, Robert Lipton, Sara Vardi, James Westerfield, Kevin Corcoran ..
Directed by: Silvio Narizzano
Release date: 1968-05-09


5.6/10 IMDB

The eccentric professor Collins lives completely secluded in his chaotic apartment. When the model Penny moves in next to him, he becomes fascinated of her. He drills holes in her walls and ceiling and peeps on her day and night. He loses himself in daydreams and delusions

Starring: Jack MacGowran, Jane Birkin, Irene Handl, Richard Wattis, Beatrix Lehmann, Iain Quarrier, Brian Walsh, Sean Lynch, Bee Duffell, Noel Trevarthen ..
Directed by: Joe Massot
Release date: 1968-05-17

Therese and Isabelle

6.1/10 IMDB

Two young girls experience awakening sexuality in the heated atmosphere of a Swiss girls' boarding school.

Starring: Essy Persson, Anna Gaël, Barbara Laage, Anne Vernon, Simone Paris, Maurice Teynac, Rémy Longa, Nathalie Nort, Darcy Pulliam, Suzanne Marchellier ..
Directed by: Radley Metzger
Release date: 1968-05-14

Tarzan and the Jungle Boy

5.2/10 IMDB

Tarzan is joined by a reporter and her fiance on a journey to find a boy who was abandoned in the jungle six years earlier. The search party must also battle an evil native, who is out to kill the boy and take over as chief of his brother's tribe.

Starring: Mike Henry, Rafer Johnson, Aliza Gur, Steve Bond, Ron Gans ..
Directed by: Robert Gordon
Release date: 1968-05-01
Best Romance Movies of 1968 : Vibrations


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

30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia!

5.1/10 IMDB

A 29-year old aspiring composer—still single and without any romantic prospects—vows to both marry and write a hit musical before he turns 30. Director Joseph McGrath's 1968 British comedy stars Dudley Moore, Suzy Kendall, Eddie Foy Jr. and Patricia Routledge.

Starring: Dudley Moore, Eddie Foy Jr., Suzy Kendall, John Bird, Duncan Macrae, Patricia Routledge, Peter Bayliss, John Wells, Harry Towb, Jonathan Routh ..
Directed by: Joseph McGrath
Release date: 1968-03-04
Best Romance Movies of 1968 : The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

7.9/10 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 Romance Movies of 1968 : Orientation


6.0/10 IMDB

Spoof of typical university orientation films, about a freshman's life at university.

Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Release date: 1968-12-31


6.9/10 IMDB

Malathi, who is hard to please, falls in love with Sukumar. However, when Balraj, an affluent man, is attracted towards Malathi, their love life begins to struggle due to Balraj's intrusion.

Starring: Jaishankar, Jayalalithaa J, Nagesh, Sachu, V. S. Raghavan, O. A. K. Thevar, Cho Ramaswamy, Manorama, Major Sundarrajan ..
Directed by: Muktha Srinivasan
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 1968 : Hot Erotic Dreams

Hot Erotic Dreams

6.3/10 IMDB

A young woman named Gina buys a how-to book on sex, leading to a series of erotic dreams and fantasies.

Starring: Anne Larson, Richard Smith, John Moore, Diana Roberts, Peter Green ..
Directed by: Mort Shuman
Release date: 1968-01-01

Girl in Gold Boots

2.2/10 IMDB

A girl tries to become the top star in the glamorous world of Go-Go Dancing.

Starring: Jody Daniels, Leslie McRay, Tom Pace, Mark Herron, Bara Byrnes, William Bagdad, Victor Izay, Harry Lovejoy, James Victor, Rod Wilmoth ..
Directed by: Ted V. Mikels
Release date: 1968-04-25


5.5/10 IMDB

Roy Kenner arrives in Bombay hot on the heels of dope smuggler Tom Jordan, the man who murdered his partner. Combing the city for clues to Jordan's whereabouts, Kenner crosses paths with 9-year-old Saji. Saji soon helps save Kenner from the lethal drug dealers, and takes Kenner to his home. Love soon blossoms between Kenner and Anasuya, Saji's mother, and Saji comes to see him as a father. But Kenner's obsession with vengeance threatens to engulf this accidental family in tragedy.

Starring: Jim Brown, Madlyn Rhue, Robert Coote, Ricky Cordell, Charles Horvath, Prem Nath, Kuljit Singh, Sulochana Latkar, Ursula Prince, Tony North ..
Directed by: Steve Sekely
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 1968 : Jy is My Liefling

Jy is My Liefling

5.4/10 IMDB

Distraught after being fired from his job, Willi Willeboer leaves town for Oubaas du Toit's Paradise Game Reserve, where he falls for the owner's daughter, but she sees him as nothing more than a brother.

Starring: Dirk De Villiers ..
Directed by: Dirk De Villiers
Release date: 1968-07-31
Best Romance Movies of 1968 : The King

The King

0.0/10 IMDB

A woman relates her many experiences with lesbianism.

Starring: Jack Bravman, Lisa St. Shaw, King Drummond, Soft Sandra, Big Bertha, Lover Lee, Long Louise, Montey Costello ..
Directed by: Jack Bravman
Release date: 1968-12-18
Best Romance Movies of 1968 : Heroes and Women

Heroes and Women

0.0/10 IMDB

Nabil and Wahid are two brothers who are wrestling champions. During a final match in Paris, a girl hides drugs in their bag. After they return to Beirut, the gang is looking for the drugs. They send two girls and a man after the two brothers, and Donia succeeds in making Wahid fall for her.

Starring: Nabila Obeid, Madiha Kamel, Samia Shokry, Ibrahim Mrashley, ???? ???????, Jogena Rezik ..
Directed by: Mohamed Salman
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 1968 : Lady Desire

Lady Desire

0.0/10 IMDB

An American woman is robbed in Greece. A policeman pretending to be her suitor investigates among her acquaintances. The suspects will prove them selves to be innocent while the real culprit is a friend of hers.

Starring: Margaret Taylor, Thomas Nicholson, Alan Byron, Edward Cummins, Christine Dean, Elizabeth Finney, John Hyman, Vera Krouska ..
Directed by: Harry Newman
Release date: 1968-01-01

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