Best War Movies of 1968

1.

Where Eagles Dare

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

World War II is raging, and an American general has been captured and is being held hostage in the Schloss Adler, a Bavarian castle that's nearly impossible to breach. It's up to a group of skilled Allied soldiers to liberate the general before it's too late.

Starring: Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure, Patrick Wymark, Michael Hordern, Donald Houston, Peter Barkworth, William Squire, Robert Beatty, Brook Williams ..
Directed by: Brian G. Hutton
Release date: 1968-12-04
2.

Hell in the Pacific

4.6
7.3/10 IMDB

During World War II, a shot-down American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain find themselves stranded on the same small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean.

Starring: Lee Marvin, Toshiro Mifune ..
Directed by: John Boorman
Release date: 1968-12-19
3.

The Green Berets

4.2
5.6/10 IMDB

Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for two missions in South Vietnam. The first is to strengthen a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy. The second is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General.

Starring: John Wayne, David Janssen, George Takei, Jack Soo, Jim Hutton, Bruce Cabot, Aldo Ray, Raymond St. Jacques, Patrick Wayne, Luke Askew ..
Directed by: John Wayne, Ray Kellogg
Release date: 1968-07-04
4.

Dark of the Sun

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through war-torn Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to steal $50 million in uncut diamonds. But infighting, sadistic rebels and a time lock jeopardize everything.

Starring: Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Peter Carsten, Jim Brown, Kenneth More, André Morell, Olivier Despax, Guy Deghy, Bloke Modisane, Calvin Lockhart ..
Directed by: Jack Cardiff
Release date: 1968-02-08
5.

The Devil's Brigade

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

At the onset of World War II, American Lt. Col. Robert Frederick is put in charge of a unit called the 1st Special Service Force, composed of elite Canadian commandos and undisciplined American soldiers. With Maj. Alan Crown leading the Canadians and Maj. Cliff Bricker the acting head of the American contingent, there is initial tension -- but the team comes together when given a daunting mission that few would dare to attempt.

Starring: William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards, Andrew Prine, Jeremy Slate, Claude Akins, Jack Watson, Richard Jaeckel, Bill Fletcher, Richard Dawson ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1968-05-15
Best War Movies of 1968 : In Enemy Country
6.

In Enemy Country

3.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Wartime secret agents are on a mission to destroy a deadly new type of torpedo, hidden in a Nazi stronghold in France.

Starring: Anthony Franciosa, Anjanette Comer, Guy Stockwell, Paul Hubschmid, Tom Bell, Michael Constantine, Harry Townes, John Marley, Milton Selzer, Patric Knowles ..
Directed by: Harry Keller
Release date: 1968-07-01
Best War Movies of 1968 : The Secret War of Harry Frigg
7.

The Secret War of Harry Frigg

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

When 5 allied generals are captured in Italy in WWII, it is a propaganda nightmare for the allies. The generals are all 1 star and refuse to take orders from each other in order to plan an escape. Harry Frigg is a private who has escaped from the guard house dozens of times. He is promoted to Major General and ordered to get the generals out once he is captured. Harry is willing to escape, but then he meets the countess...

Starring: Paul Newman, Sylva Koscina, Andrew Duggan, Tom Bosley, John Williams, Charles Gray, Vito Scotti, Jacques Roux, Werner Peters, James Gregory ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1968-02-29
Best War Movies of 1968 : One of the Missing
8.

One of the Missing

3.1
6.8/10 IMDB

A Southern soldier in the American Civil War is sent to reconnoiter the enemy positions and becomes trapped beneath a huge pile of rubble by Northern cannon fire. His loaded gun is left pointing precariously at him and he is faced with imminent death.

Starring: Stephen Edwards, Ridley Scott ..
Directed by: Tony Scott
Release date: 1968-12-02
Best War Movies of 1968 : Manila, Open City
9.

Manila, Open City

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

War drama set in the closing stages of World War Two. As Allied Forces are nearing the defeat of the Japanese Army in Manila, the Japanese Empire's soldiers begin attacking innocent civilians. A brutal month-long battle ensues.

Starring: Charito Solis, James Shigeta, Alex Nicol, John Ashley, Ric Rodrigo, Mario Montenegro, Mario Montenegro ..
Directed by: Eddie Romero
Release date: 1968-01-13
Best War Movies of 1968 : Snow Treasure
10.

Snow Treasure

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

It is 1940 in Norway, a neutral, peace-loving country that is invaded by Nazi Germany. A gang of Norwegian children do what Norwegian children like best - ski. They are actually rescuing Norwegian gold from the nazi invaders. The Nazis search all adults but don't suspect children playing. The children carry the gold, one bar at a time, across the mountains to a fishing boat. It is a race against time, it is spring and the snow is melting. So they ski from dawn to dusk every day.

Starring: Paul Austad, Tina Austad, Wilfred Breistrand, James Franciscus, Ilona Rodgers, Tor Stokke, Roald Øyen, Randi Kolstad ..
Directed by: Irving Jacoby
Release date: 1968-10-04
Best War Movies of 1968 : Warkill
11.

Warkill

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

A journalist (Tom Drake) watches a U.S. colonel (George Montgomery) and Filipino guerrillas smoke out Japanese soldiers.

Starring: George Montgomery, Tom Drake, Eddie Infante ..
Directed by: Ferde Grofé Jr.
Release date: 1968-04-30
Best War Movies of 1968 : The Long Day's Dying
12.

The Long Day's Dying

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Three British soldiers and their German captive trek through the European countryside.

Starring: David Hemmings, Tony Beckley, Tom Bell, Alan Dobie ..
Directed by: Peter Collinson
Release date: 1968-05-28
Best War Movies of 1968 : Lucio Vázquez
13.

Lucio Vázquez

2.8
8.1/10 IMDB

Blending historical fact and adventure fiction, Emiliano Zapata's (fictional) right-hand man takes leadership of his regiment after he's killed.

Starring: Antonio Aguilar, Alma Delia Fuentes, Jaime Fernández, Eleazar García, Alejandro Reyna, Miguel Ángel Ferriz Sr., Jorge Russek ..
Directed by: Tito Novaro, René Cardona
Release date: 1968-05-16
Best War Movies of 1968 : The Bofors Gun
14.

The Bofors Gun

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A national service NCO (David Warner) comes face to face with an embittered Irish Gunner (Nicol Williamson) who is determined to humiliate him.

Starring: Nicol Williamson, David Warner, Ian Holm, Peter Vaughan, John Thaw, Barry Jackson, Richard O'Callaghan, Donald Gee, Geoffrey Hughes, Barbara Jefford ..
Directed by: Jack Gold
Release date: 1968-04-04
15.

The Sergeant

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

THE SERGEANT is the story of the dark inner struggle of Master Sergeant Albert Callan to overcome the overwhelming attraction he feels for one of his charges. In the staid and stifling environment of a post-World War II army post in France, Callan's deeply repressed attraction to other men surfaces when he encounters handsome Private Swanson. Maintaining the rugged "man's man" image of a war hero, Callan barks orders to his underlings. Later, lonely in his solitude, he recalls the frightening experiences of war and the events that led to this crossroads. Filled with self-loathing and unable to act on the natural attraction he feels for Swanson, Callan's affection festers into antagonism. He pushes Swanson constantly with verbal assaults and undeserved punishments.

Starring: Rod Steiger, John Phillip Law, Frank Latimore, Ludmila Mikaël, Elliott Sullivan, Ronald Rubin, Memphis Slim, Philip Roye, Jerry Brouer, Nadine Alari ..
Directed by: John Flynn
Release date: 1968-12-20
16.

Journey to Shiloh

2.6
5.6/10 IMDB

At the beginning of the Civil War, seven friends embark on a cross-country journey in order to join the Confederate army.

Starring: James Caan, Michael Sarrazin, Brenda Scott, Don Stroud, Paul Petersen, Michael Burns, Jan-Michael Vincent, John Doucette, Noah Beery Jr., Tisha Sterling ..
Directed by: William Hale
Release date: 1968-05-10
17.

Attack on the Iron Coast

2.3
5.5/10 IMDB

Attack on the Iron Coast is a 1967 British-American Oakmont Productions international co-production war film directed by Paul Wendkos in the first of his five picture contract with Mirisch Productions, and starring Lloyd Bridges, Andrew Keir, Sue Lloyd, Mark Eden and Maurice Denham. The film depicts an account of Allied Combined Operations Headquarters commandos executing a daring raid on the German-occupied French coast during the Second World War. The film is based on the commando raid on the French port of St. Nazaire and is reminiscent of the film The Gift Horse. In the United States it was released as a double feature with Danger Route.

Starring: Lloyd Bridges, J. Andrew Keitch, Sue Lloyd, Mark Eden, Maurice Debham, Glyn Owen, Howard Pays, Walter Gotell, Andrew Keir ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1968-06-05
Best War Movies of 1968 : Operation Cross Eagles
18.

Operation Cross Eagles

2.1
4.5/10 IMDB

War - In this thrilling war drama set in Yugoslavia during WWII, a small band of courageous commandoes are sent to kidnap an important German commander in exchange for an American general being held in a German fortress. "Operation Cross Eagles" is a story of suspense and intrigue that will have you on the edge of your seat one moment and blast you back the next. - Richard Conte, Rory Calhoun, Aili King

Starring: Richard Conte, Rory Calhoun, Aili King, Rada ?uri?in, Relja Baši?, Abdurrahman Shala, Phil Brown, Demeter Bitenc, Rick West, Janez Vajevec ..
Directed by: Richard Conte
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best War Movies of 1968 : Seven Into Hell
19.

Seven Into Hell

2.0
4.6/10 IMDB

Starring: Michael Rennie, Bob Sullivan, Guido Lollobrigida, Mónica Randall, Juan Luis Galiardo, Verónica Luján, José Manuel Martín, Aldo Sambrell, Raf Baldassarre, Álvaro de Luna ..
Directed by: León Klimovsky
Release date: 1968-06-02
Best War Movies of 1968 : A Face of War
20.

A Face of War

1.9
8.4/10 IMDB

A Face of War is a 1968 documentary about the Vietnam War, by Eugene S. Jones. The New York Times called it "one of the great Vietnam documentaries." Roger Ebert called it a "heart-wrenching masterpiece".

Directed by: Eugene S. Jones
Release date: 1968-05-10
Best War Movies of 1968 : Massacre Harbor
21.

Massacre Harbor

1.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Rommel's last open port is maintained by POW labor against Allied bombing. A commando operation is undertaken to liberate the prisoners.

Starring: Christopher George, Gary Raymond, Lawrence P. Casey, Justin Tarr, Claudine Longet ..
Directed by: John Peyser
Release date: 1968-08-17
22.

Nobody's Perfect

1.6
6.8/10 IMDB

This military service comedy chronicles the misadventures of the U.S.S. Bustard in Japan. The crew has stolen a Buddha statue from a Japanese village, which if discovered missing would threaten Japanese/American relations. Doc Willoughby is the ship's petty officer, whose antics are constantly getting him into trouble with his captain. On shore leave, Willoughby falls for a seemingly demure Japanese girl in a kimono shop, who actually turns out to be a Japanese/American nurse in the US Navy, Lt. Tomiko Momoyama. However, it turns out she was betrothed as a child to a traditional Japanese man named Toshi, who fully intends on enforcing tradition. Willoughby divides his time between trying to return the Buddha statue back to the Japanese village it rightfully belongs to, and trying to woo Tomiko from the traditional Japanese man she rightfully belongs to.

Starring: Doug McClure, Nancy Kwan, James Whitmore, David Hartman, Gary Vinson, James Shigeta, Steve Carlson, George Furth, Keye Luke, Jill Donohue ..
Directed by: Alan Rafkin
Release date: 1968-01-12
Best War Movies of 1968 : Sergeant Ryker
23.

Sergeant Ryker

1.4
6.2/10 IMDB

During the Korean War Sergeant Paul Ryker is accused of defecting to Communist China and then returning to his unit as a spy.He's court-martialed and sentenced to death but his attorney believes Ryker's innocent and asks for a new trial.

Starring: Lee Marvin, Bradford Dillman, Peter Graves, Vera Miles, Lloyd Nolan, Murray Hamilton, Norman Fell, Walter Brooke, Francis De Sales, Don Marshall ..
Directed by: Buzz Zulik, Buzz Kulik
Release date: 1968-02-01
Best War Movies of 1968 : The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell
24.

The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell

1.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Sgt. O'Farrell an Army soldier on an island in the South Pacific during World War II is trying to bring the two basics of life to his fellow servicemen, women and beer. The supply ship carrying the beer is torpedoed and the contingent of nurses consists of six males and ugly nurse Nellie Krause. If he could at least try to salvage the shipment of beer.

Starring: Bob Hope, Mako, Phyllis Diller, Jeffrey Hunter, Mylène Demongeot, Gina Lollobrigida, John Myhers, Henry Wilcoxon, Dick Sargent, Christopher Dark ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1968-05-08
Best War Movies of 1968 : Mission Batangas
25.

Mission Batangas

1.1
4.6/10 IMDB

Dennis Weaver is a mercenary pilot in the Pacific during WW2. He agrees to help Vera Miles steal the Phillipine treasury of gold away from the conquering Japanese forces.

Starring: Vera Miles, Keith Larsen, Dennis Weaver, Helen Thompson, Vic Diaz ..
Directed by: Keith Larsen
Release date: 1968-11-15
Best War Movies of 1968 : Escape to Mindanao
26.

Escape to Mindanao

1.1
4.6/10 IMDB

Two American POWs break out of a Japanese jungle prison camp with their captors' secret decoding device and try to reach freedom despite being slowed by an opportunistic sea captain, his pretty daughter, and a black marketeer.

Starring: George Maharis, Nehemiah Persoff, James Shigeta, Ronald Remy, Willi Koopman, Vic Diaz, Eddie Arenas, Gil de Leon, Andres Centenera, Vic Uematsu ..
Directed by: Don McDougall
Release date: 1968-12-07
27.

Hell Raiders

0.9
3.5/10 IMDB

In Italy during World War II, an American headquarters is evacuated when German forces break through the front lines. A demolition squad is sent back to the abandoned headquarters to destroy valuable records that were left behind before they fall into German hands.

Starring: John Agar, Richard Webb, Joan Huntington, Bill Thurman, Gary McLain, Tom Paxton, Ron Scott, Jeff Alexander, Annabelle Weenick ..
Directed by: Larry Buchanan
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best War Movies of 1968 : Mission: Africa
28.

Mission: Africa

0.7
2.3/10 IMDB

The movie is about five American commandos who must trek across the North African desert, then blow up a German underground facility where a special kind of explosive is under development.

Starring: April Adams, Chuck Alford, Dennis Ebard, Mike Meter, Rodger Steel ..
Directed by: Charles Nizet
Release date: 1968-01-01
29.

Six Days to Eternity

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A documentary on the events leading to the six day Arab-Israeli War of 1967, consisting of preexisting archival footage, incident re-creations, and interviews with military personnel.

Starring: Illi Gorlitzky, Zaharira Harifai ..
Directed by: Ya'ackov Hame'iri, Itzhak Herbst
Release date: 1968-01-01
30.

The Private Right

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Following the end of the liberation struggle against British Colonial Rule in Cyprus, an EOKA rebel fighter travels to London to exact revenge on the collaborator who betrayed him and applied water torture. The film contains the first ever scenes of water-boarding showing the rebel being tortured supervised by a British intelligence officer. A dramatic search through the streets of London follows, culminating in a tense life or death confrontation. The film became a cause-célèbre in England, was critically acclaimed and discussed in the Houses of Parliament.

Starring: Dimitri Andreas, George Kafkaris, Tamara Hinchco, Cristos Demetriou, Charlotte Selwyn, Seraphim Nicola, John Brogan, Nana Georgiou, Takis Theophanous, Joanna Farber ..
Directed by: Michael Papas
Release date: 1968-05-31

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