Best Romance Movies of 1968

1.

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
2.

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 first 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
3.

The Thomas Crown Affair

5.0
7.0/10 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
4.

Charly

3.8
7.0/10 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 his was right.

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala, Leon Janney, Ruth White, Dick Van Patten, Edward McNally, Barney Martin ..
Directed by: Ralph Nelson
Release date: 1968-09-23
5.

Rachel, Rachel

3.7
7.3/10 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
6.

Pretty Poison

3.7
7.1/10 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
7.

Petulia

3.6
7.1/10 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
8.

Bandolero!

3.6
6.6/10 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
9.

Star!

3.5
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.

With Six You Get Eggroll

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Abby McClure, a widow with three sons, and Jake Iverson, a widower with a teen-age 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

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