Best Science Fiction 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.

Planet of the Apes

6.4
8.0/10 IMDB

Astronaut Taylor crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Daly, Linda Harrison, Robert Gunner, Lou Wagner, Woodrow Parfrey, Jeff Burton ..
Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
Release date: 1968-02-07
3.

Barbarella

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.

Starring: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Marcel Marceau, Claude Dauphin, Milo O’Shea, Véronique Vendell, Serge Marquand, Catherine Chevallier, Marie Therese Chevallier ..
Directed by: Roger Vadim
Release date: 1968-10-10
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 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
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1968 : The Power
5.

The Power

3.3
5.9/10 IMDB

One by one members of a special project team are being killed by telekinesis - the ability to move things with the power of the mind alone. The race is on to determine which of the remaining team members is the murderer and to stop them.

Starring: George Hamilton, Aldo Ray, Suzanne Pleshette, Richard Carlson, Yvonne De Carlo, Earl Holliman, Gary Merrill, Ken Murray, Barbara Nichols, Arthur O'Connell ..
Directed by: Byron Haskin
Release date: 1968-02-21
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1968 : Thunderbird 6
6.

Thunderbird 6

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

The International Rescue team is faced with one of its toughest challenges yet, as the revolutionary lighter-than-air craft Skyship One is hijacked while on her maiden voyage around the world. Against backdrops including the Statue of Liberty and the Sphinx, Lady Penelope, Parker, Alan and Tin-Tin fight the hijackers from on-board, while the rest of the team tries to stop the airship crashing.

Starring: Peter Dyneley, Sylvia Anderson, Shane Rimmer, Jeremy Wilkin, Matt Zimmerman, David Graham, David Graham ..
Directed by: David Lane
Release date: 1968-08-03
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1968 : The Year of the Sex Olympics
7.

The Year of the Sex Olympics

3.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Influenced by concerns about overpopulation, the counterculture of the 1960s and the societal effects of television, the play depicts a world of the future where a small elite control the media, keeping the lower classes docile by serving them an endless diet of lowest common denominator programmes and pornography. The play concentrates on an idea the programme controllers have for a new programme which will follow the trials and tribulations of a group of people left to fend for themselves on a remote island. In this respect, the play is often cited as having anticipated the craze for reality television.

Starring: Leonard Rossiter, Brian Cox, Tony Vogel, Susan Neve, Vickery Turner, George Murcell, Martin Potter, Lesley Roach, Hira Talfrey, Patricia Maynard ..
Directed by: Michael Elliott
Release date: 1968-07-29
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1968 : The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
8.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

In this Dan Curtis production of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, Jack Palance stars as Dr. Henry Jekyll, a scientist experimenting to reveal the hidden, dark side of man, who, in the process of his experiment, releases a murderer from within himself.

Starring: Jack Palance, Denholm Elliott, Leo Genn, Torin Thatcher, Rex Sevenoaks, Gillie Fenwick, Elizabeth Cole, Duncan Lamont, Paul Harding, Oskar Homolka ..
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Release date: 1968-01-07
9.

The Blood Beast Terror

2.8
5.1/10 IMDB

A Scotland Yard Detective (Peter Cushing) must investigate a series of murders perpetrated by a giant blood-sucking moth that can take human form.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Robert Flemyng, Wanda Ventham, Glynn Edwards, Kevin Stoney, Vanessa Howard, David Griffin, Roy Hudd, William Wilde, Simon Cain ..
Directed by: Vernon Sewell
Release date: 1968-02-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1968 : Project X
10.

Project X

2.6
5.5/10 IMDB

A spy is brought back from cryogenic suspension after being almost killed in a plane crash returning from a mission to learn about a deadly new weapon being developed in the East. But the vital memories are being suppressed, so the authorities use ultra-advanced technologies to try to uncover the secret.

Starring: Christopher George, Greta Baldwin, Henry Jones, Monte Markham, Harold Gould, Phillip Pine, Lee Delano, Ivan Bonar, Patrick Wright, Keye Luke ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1968-05-01
11.

The Green Slime

2.6
4.8/10 IMDB

A giant asteroid is heading toward Earth so some astronauts disembark from a nearby space station to blow it up. The mission is successful, and they return to the station unknowingly bringing back a gooey green substance that mutates into one-eyed tentacled monsters that feed off electricity. Soon the station is crawling with them, and people are being zapped left and right!

Starring: Robert Horton, Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Jaeckel, Bud Widom, Ted Gunther, David Yorston, Robert Dunham, Gary Randolf, Jack Morrisey, Eugene Vince ..
Directed by: Kinji Fukasaku, Katsuhiko Taguchi
Release date: 1968-12-19
12.

The Blood of Fu Manchu

2.4
4.4/10 IMDB

Fu Manchu inoculates ten women with poison, to kill ten world leaders.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Richard Greene, Howard Marion-Crawford, Götz George, Maria Rohm, Ricardo Palacios, Loni von Friedl, Frances Khan, Tsai Chin ..
Directed by: Jesús Franco
Release date: 1968-08-23
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1968 : The Bamboo Saucer
13.

The Bamboo Saucer

2.4
5.4/10 IMDB

A flying saucer hidden in a Red Chinese peasant village is sought by teams from the United States and U.S.S.R. On finding it, they band together to explore the saucer and take a trip into space.

Starring: Dan Duryea, John Ericson, Lois Nettleton, Bob Hastings, Vincent Beck, Bernard Fox, Robert Dane, Rico Cattani, James Hong, Bartlett Robinson ..
Directed by: Frank Telford
Release date: 1968-10-23
14.

Hammerhead

2.3
5.1/10 IMDB

An American agent has tracked down the stronghold of an evil criminal mastermind, determined to take over the world (what, another one ?).

Starring: Vince Edwards, Judy Geeson, Peter Vaughan, Diana Dors, Michael Bates, Beverly Adams, Patrick Cargill, Patrick Holt, William Mervyn, Douglas Wilmer ..
Directed by: David Miller
Release date: 1968-09-11
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1968 : Brides of Blood
15.

Brides of Blood

2.2
5.0/10 IMDB

Americans investigating the results of nuclear radiation discover a man-eating monster on a remote island.

Starring: John Ashley, Kent Taylor, Mario Montenegro, Beverly Powers, Eva Darren, Oscar Keesee, Bruno Punzalan, Andres Centenera ..
Directed by: Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero
Release date: 1968-05-29
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1968 : The Destructors
16.

The Destructors

2.2
3.9/10 IMDB

Foreign agents are after a substance called "laser rubies" that can power a killer laser beam. Government agents are dispatched to protect the rubies and eliminate the foreign agents.

Starring: Richard Egan, Patricia Owens, John Ericson, Michael Ansara, Joan Blackman, David Brian, Johnny Seven, Khigh Dhiegh, Gregory Morton, John Howard ..
Directed by: Francis D. Lyon
Release date: 1968-05-03
17.

The Astro-Zombies

1.9
3.1/10 IMDB

For devilishly mad "astro-scientist" Dr. DeMarco (John Carradine), a typical day involves run-ins with reanimated corpses, bloodthirsty solar-powered killer robot zombies, Chinese communist spies and vicious Mexican secret agents. But when a bloody trail of young female murder victims leads an intrepid CIA agent to his door, things get really interesting. Ted V. Mikels directs this unique B horror-thriller.

Starring: Wendell Corey, John Carradine, Tom Pace, Joan Patrick, Tura Satana, Rafael Campos, Victor Izay, William Bagdad, Vincent Barbi, Egon Sirany ..
Directed by: Ted V. Mikels
Release date: 1968-05-19
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1968 : Mission Mars
18.

Mission Mars

1.8
4.3/10 IMDB

Three American astronauts who land on Mars discover the body of a frozen Russian cosmonaut and a mysterious talking orb.

Starring: Darren McGavin, Nick Adams, George De Vries, Heather Hewitt, Michael DeBeausset, Shirley Parker, Bill Kelly, Chuck Zink, Ralph Miller, Art Barker ..
Directed by: Nicholas Webster
Release date: 1968-07-26
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1968 : Space Thing
19.

Space Thing

1.7
4.1/10 IMDB

A man is in bed reading Sci-Fi mags, and his wife seduces him. He then falls asleep, and the rest is his dream. He is from an alternate world, and disguises himself as an alien, then boards their ship, to keep them from attacking his planet. The captain is a woman, who has two lesbian encounters with her crew, and whips one of them for trying to have sex with our hero. All of the women are anxious to seduce our hero, as the other two men on the ship are not very exciting. Our hero forces a landing on an asetroid (actually the outskirts of Palmdale, California) and everyone runs around topless and has sex. He then blows up the alien ship in the worst special effects explosion.

Starring: Karla Conway, Steve Vincent, Merci Montello, Dan Martin, Fancher Fague, Cara Peters, Stan Isfloride, Bambi Allen ..
Directed by: Byron Mabe, David F. Friedman
Release date: 1968-09-20
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1968 : Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women
20.

Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women

1.7
2.9/10 IMDB

A groups of astronauts crash-land on Venus and find themselves on the wrong side of a group of Venusian women when they kill a monster that is worshipped by them.

Starring: Mamie Van Doren, Mary Marr, Paige Lee, Gennadi Vernov, Margot Hartman, Irene Orton, Pam Helton, Frankie Smith, Judy Cowart, Vladimir Yemelyanov ..
Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1968 : Mars Needs Women
21.

Mars Needs Women

1.7
3.2/10 IMDB

Tommy Kirk leads his fellow Martians to Earth on an interplanetary quest for females. Kirk proves that Martians have impeccable taste when one of his first conquests turns out to be sexy scientist Yvonne Craig.

Starring: Tommy Kirk, Yvonne Craig, Warren Hammack, Tony Huston, Larry Tanner, Cal Duggan, Pat Delaney, Sherry Roberts, Donna Lindberg, Bubbles Cash ..
Directed by: Larry Buchanan
Release date: 1968-08-24
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1968 : Shadow on the Land
22.

Shadow on the Land

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Patriotic freedom fighters struggle against a fascist dictatorship in a near-future USA.

Starring: Marc Strange, Jackie Cooper, John Forsythe, Gene Hackman, Carol Lynley, Janice Rule, Michael Margotta, Scott Thomas, Myron Healey, Frederic Downs ..
Directed by: Richard C. Sarafian
Release date: 1968-12-04
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1968 : Count Vim's Last Exercise
23.

Count Vim's Last Exercise

1.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Starring: Harold Thornton, James Dellit, Peter Weir, Kosta Akon, Elizabith Weir, Martin McCarthy, Robin Copeland, Karen Scott ..
Directed by: Peter Weir
Release date: 1968-01-02
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1968 : They Saved Hitler's Brain
24.

They Saved Hitler's Brain

1.2
2.4/10 IMDB

At the end of WWII, Nazi officials spirited the living head of Adolf Hitler out of Germany to a hiding place in the South American country of Mandoras, in order to revive the Third Reich at a later date. By the 1960s, the time has come, so a top scientist is kidnapped in order to help keep Hitler alive.

Starring: Walter Stocker, Audrey Caire, Carlos Rivas, John Holland, Marshall Reed, Scott Peters, Keith Dahle, Dani Lynn, Nestor Paiva, Pedro Regas ..
Directed by: David Bradley
Release date: 1968-08-18
25.

Curse of the Swamp Creature

1.0
2.5/10 IMDB

A mad scientist is conducting experiments with evolution on the locals deep in the rural swamps of Texas.

Starring: John Agar, Francine York, Jeff Alexander, Shirley McLine, Cal Duggan, Charles McLine, Bill McGhee, Bill Thurman, Tony Huston, Ted Mitchell ..
Directed by: Larry Buchanan
Release date: 1968-02-01
26.

The Omegans

0.9
3.7/10 IMDB

When an artist discovers his wife is having an affair with their jungle guide, he lures them into posing for him in a radioactive jungle river.

Starring: Keith Larsen, Ingrid Pitt, Joseph de Cordova ..
Directed by: W. Lee Wilder
Release date: 1968-02-18
27.

Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

On Earth in 2018, the Doctor and his companions are enmeshed in a deadly web of intrigue thanks to his uncanny resemblance to the scientist/politician Salamander. He is hailed as the "shopkeeper of the world" for his efforts to relieve global famine, but why do his rivals keep disappearing? How can he predict so many natural disasters? The Doctor must expose Salamander's schemes before he takes over the world.

Starring: Patrick Troughton, Deborah Watling, Mary Peach, Bill Kerr, Colin Douglas, George Pravda, David Nettheim, Milton Johns, Reg Lye, Carmen Munroe ..
Directed by: Barry Letts
Release date: 1968-01-27
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1968 : Doctor Who: The Invasion
28.

Doctor Who: The Invasion

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe return to Earth and become embroiled in the schemes of Tobias Vaughn. They meet up with an old friend, Colonel (now Brigadier) Lethbridge-Stewart, and some old enemies, the Cybermen.

Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury, Kevin Stoney, Nicholas Courtney, Edward Burnham, Sally Faulkner, Peter Halliday, Geoffrey Cheshire, Ian Fairbairn ..
Directed by: Douglas Camfield
Release date: 1968-12-21
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1968 : Good Morning, Dan
29.

Good Morning, Dan

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Set in the future of 2006, an old man forced into a daily routine by an automated system reminisces about his younger years.

Starring: Dan O'Bannon, Kathy Maynard, Bill Schwartz, Melissa Norman ..
Directed by: Dan O'Bannon
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1968 : Doctor Who: Fury from the Deep
30.

Doctor Who: Fury from the Deep

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

When the TARDIS lands in the sea off the eastern coast of England, the Second Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria investigate a nearby beach, which seems to have an improbably large amount of sea foam as well as a major gas pipe marked “Euro Sea Gas” What is really happening at "Euro Sea Gas." Can the Second Doctor, Jamie and Victoria survive "The Fury from the Deep"!

Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Deborah Watling, Victor Maddern, Roy Spencer, June Murphy, John Abineri, John Garvin, Hubert Rees, Graham Leaman ..
Directed by: Hugh David
Release date: 1968-04-20
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1968 : Doctor Who: The Wheel in Space
31.

Doctor Who: The Wheel in Space

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The Second Doctor and Jamie arrive on what appears to be a space station called the "Wheel in Space" it's here that they meet Zoe Herriot a young parapsychology librarian, The Doctor hits his head concussing him leaving Jamie and Zoe to defend off the Cybermen from taking over "The Wheel in Space."

Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury, Deborah Watling, Michael Turner, Anne Ridler, Eric Flynn, Clare Jenkins, Kenneth Wilson, Kevork Malikyan ..
Directed by: Tristan de Vere Cole
Release date: 1968-06-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1968 : Doctor Who: The Dominators
32.

Doctor Who: The Dominators

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

When two belligerent Dominators and their robotic servant Quarks land on the peaceful planet Dulkis planning to drop a radioactive seed into the planet's core to refuel their spaceship, the Second Doctor, Jamie and Zoe must attempt to inspire the pacifist Dulcians to resist.

Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury, Ronald Allen, Kenneth Ives, Arthur Cox, Felicity Gibson, Giles Block, Johnson Bayly, Walter Fitzgerald ..
Directed by: Morris Barry
Release date: 1968-09-07
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1968 : Doctor Who: The Mind Robber
33.

Doctor Who: The Mind Robber

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

To escape from the volcanic eruption on Dulkis, the Second Doctor uses an emergency unit. It moves the TARDIS out of normal time and space. The travellers find themselves in an endless void where they are menaced by white robots. Having regained the safety of the TARDIS, they believe they have escaped — until the ship explodes. They find themselves in a land of fiction, where they are hunted by life-size clockwork soldiers and encounter characters like Rapunzel, the Karkus, and Swift's Lemuel Gulliver.

Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Hamish Wilson, Wendy Padbury, Emrys James, Bernard Horsfall, Christopher Robbie, Sue Pulford, Christine Pirie, Philip Ryan ..
Directed by: David Maloney
Release date: 1968-10-12
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1968 : Doctor Who: The Web of Fear
34.

Doctor Who: The Web of Fear

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS narrowly avoids becoming engulfed in a cobwebby substance in space. It arrives in the London Underground railway system, the tunnels of which are being overrun by the web and by the Great Intelligence's robot Yeti. The time travellers learn this crisis was precipitated when Professor Travers, whom they first met in the Himalayas some thirty years earlier, accidentally caused one of the Yeti to be reactivated, opening the way for the Intelligence to invade again.

Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Deborah Watling, Nicholas Courtney, Jack Watling, Tina Packer, Jon Rollason, Ralph Watson, Jack Woolgar, Richardson Morgan ..
Directed by: Douglas Camfield
Release date: 1968-03-09

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