Best Thriller Movies of 1968

1.

Bullitt

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Senator Walter Chalmers is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross with the help of testimony from the criminal's hothead brother Johnny, who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt. When a pair of mob hitmen enter the scene, Bullitt follows their trail through a maze of complications and double-crosses. This thriller includes one of the most famous car chases ever filmed.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Don Gordon, Robert Vaughn, Simon Oakland, Felice Orlandi, Pat Renella, Jacqueline Bisset, Carl Reindel, Paul Genge, Bill Hickman ..
Directed by: Peter Yates
Release date: 1968-12-19
2.

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
3.

Coogan's Bluff

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Coogan, an Arizona deputy sheriff goes to New York to pick up a prisoner. While escorting the prisoner to the airport he escapes and Coogan heads into the City to recapture him.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Susan Clark, Tisha Sterling, Don Stroud, Tom Tully, Betty Field, Melodie Johnson, James Edwards, Rudy Diaz ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1968-10-02
4.

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 Thriller Movies of 1968 : Prescription: Murder
5.

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
6.

Targets

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Peter Bogdanovich’s startling debut feature is both a brilliantly constructed thriller and a disturbingly prescient look at the rise of mass shootings in America. In his last serious dramatic role, Boris Karloff plays a version of himself: a washed-up horror actor whose fate intersects with a psychotic sniper (Tim O’Kelly) on a killing spree.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Tim O'Kelly, Arthur Peterson, Monte Landis, Nancy Hsueh, Peter Bogdanovich, Daniel Ades, Stafford Morgan, James Brown, Mary Jackson ..
Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Release date: 1968-05-15
7.

No Way to Treat a Lady

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Christopher Gill is a psychotic killer who uses various disguises to trick and strangle his victims. Moe Brummel is a single and harassed New York City police detective who starts to get phone calls from the strangler and builds a strange alliance as a result. Kate Palmer is a swinging, hip tour guide who witnesses the strangler leaving her dead neighbor's apartment and sets her sights on the detective. Moe's live-in mother wishes her son would be a successful Jewish doctor like his big brother.

Starring: Rod Steiger, Lee Remick, George Segal, Eileen Heckart, Murray Hamilton, Michael Dunn, Martine Bartlett, Barbara Baxley, Irene Dailey, Doris Roberts ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1968-03-20
8.

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
9.

The Anniversary

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Mrs Taggart always celebrates her anniversary with her grown sons. It’s a tradition practised since the death of her husband and she is determined for it to continue. None of her three sons have dared to cross their ruthless domineering mother but this anniversary they intend to try. With cruel and brutal twists, the family get-together becomes a social nightmare beyond endurance.

Starring: Bette Davis, Sheila Hancock, Jack Hedley, James Cossins, Christian Roberts, Elaine Taylor, Timothy Bateson, Sally-Jane Spencer, Arnold Diamond ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1968-02-07
10.

Ice Station Zebra

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

A top-secret Soviet spy satellite -- using stolen Western technology -- malfunctions and then goes into a descent that lands it near an isolated Arctic research encampment called Ice Station Zebra, belonging to the British, which starts sending out distress signals before falling silent. The atomic submarine Tigerfish, commanded by Cmdr. James Ferraday (Rock Hudson), is dispatched to save them.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan, Jim Brown, Tony Bill, Lloyd Nolan, Alf Kjellin, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Ted Hartley, Murray Rose ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1968-10-23

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