Best Movies of 1968

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Best Movies of 1968
Best Movies of 1968
TOP Movies: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Rosemary's Baby (1968), Planet of the Apes (1968), Oliver! (1968), Bullitt (1968), Night of the Living Dead (1968), The Lion in Winter (1968), Romeo and Juliet (1968), Funny Girl (1968), The Odd Couple (1968), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), The Party (1968), Where Eagles Dare (1968), Faces (1968), If.... (1968), Charly (1968), Hang 'Em High (1968), The Swimmer (1968), Yours, Mine and Ours (1968), Yellow Submarine (1968).
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List of Best Movies

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: 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.
Style: philosophical, futuristic, mind bending, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, outer space, evolution, astronaut, adventure, moon, scientist, spacewalk, artificial intelligence, space mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, year 1968, 1960s ...
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 201K
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn't safe around their strange neighbors.
Style: surreal, psychological, gothic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: satanic cult, losing-it hero, mystery, witch, devil, mind game, hallucination, woman in danger, pregnancy, demonic possession, supernatural, dreams ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965, year 1966
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, vatican
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Planet of the Apes (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his ...
Style: twist ending, philosophical, twists and turns, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: astronaut, time travel, post apocalypse, space travel, slavery, escapades, space and aliens, hunting, escape, danger, rescue, satire ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 36K
Oliver! (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, a classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the workhouse and joins up with a group of boys headed by the Artful Dodger and trained to be pickpockets by master thief Fagin.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: orphan, street kid, child abuse, orphanage, theft, the underworld, thief, group of criminals, child in peril, dog, kids in trouble, pickpocket ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1830s
Place: london, england, europe, britain
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 7.4
 65K
Bullitt (1968)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, organized crime, police investigation, street racing, burglary, against the rules, gunfight, chase, witness protection, political corruption, dishonesty, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, chicago illinois, california
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Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Although not the first zombie film, Night of the Living Dead is the progenitor of the contemporary "zombie apocalypse" ...
Style: scary, cult film, rough, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cult, survival, rescue, isolation, danger, chaos, back from the dead, cannibalism, trapped, cemetery, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
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The Lion in Winter (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: king, christmas, mistress, political intrigue, power struggle, infidelity, rivalry, throne, castle, queen, royal family, family relations ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, england
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Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: romantic, emotional, sweet, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, romance, family feud, young love, unfulfillment, fall in love, love and romance, true love, parents and children, love story, shakespeare ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england, paris france
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 7.4
 21K
Funny Girl (1968)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The life of comedienne Fannie 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.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, captivating, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: showbiz, divorce, romance, ambition, desire for fame, performer's life, couples, seaport, marriage, love and romance, unsupportive spouse, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, baltimore, chicago illinois ...
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 33K
The Odd Couple (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Felix Ungar has just broken up with his wife. Despondent, he goes to kill himself but is saved by his friend Oscar Madison. With nowhere else to go, Felix is urged by Oscar to move in with him, at least for a while. The only problem is that Felix is ...
Style: earnest, witty, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, suicide attempt, odd couple, card playing, poker game, separated, cards, friends, couples, screwball, disorder, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
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The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 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.
Style: sexy, twists and turns, stylized, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: heist, chess, bank, plan, millionaire, cons and scams, crimes, crime, romance, chase, one last job, mistrust ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, geneva switzerland
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 39K
The Party (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hrundi V. Bakshi, an accident-prone actor from India, is accidentally put the name on the guest list for an upcoming party at the home of a Hollywood film director. Unfortunately, from the moment he arrives, one thing after another goes wrong with a ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: filmmaking, culture clash, hollywood, party, misunderstanding, boss and employee, farce, clumsy, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, chaos and mayhem, celebrity culture ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, india
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Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mountain, world war two, military, espionage, undercover, heroes, double agent, behind enemy lines, war hero, castle, sabotage, explosion ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, austria, bavaria, alps, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 10K
Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, suburbs, infidelity, love, adultery, divorce, dysfunctional family, betrayal, dishonesty, couple relations, suburban life, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 23K
If.... (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film is a caustic portrait of a traditional English boys’ boarding school, where social hierarchy reigns supreme and power remains in the hands of distanced and ineffectual teachers and callously vicious prefects in the Upper Sixth. But three ...
Style: cult film, biting, suspense, surreal, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school shooting, rebellion, satire, corporal punishment, private school, coming of age, youth, social satire, boarding school life, school, boarding school, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, california
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 6K
Charly (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 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.
Style: touching, thought provoking, clever, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: mouse, experiment, genius, mentally challenged, hopes, society, misfit, disorder, power relations, experiment gone awry, doctors and patients, maze ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, boston
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 37K
Hang 'Em High (1968)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Marshall Jed Cooper survives a hanging, vowing revenge on the lynch mob that left him dangling. To carry out his oath for vengeance, he returns to his former job as a lawman. Before long, he's caught up with the nine men on his hit list and ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hanging, death sentence, vigilantism, pardon, heroes, small town, old west, widow, marshal, judge, crimes, death penalty ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 11K
The Swimmer (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the summer. He reappears at a friend's pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. As he stops in ...
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: midlife crisis, swimming, nudist, swimmer, swimming pool, neighbor, social relations, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, suburbs, character study, pool party ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa, california
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Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a widower with 10 children marries a widow with 8, can the 20 of them ever come together as one big happy family?
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, teens
Plot: children, family life, adoption, doctors, sisters, siblings relations, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, single parent, childhood, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco
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Yellow Submarine (1968)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Blue Meanies take over Pepperland, draining it of all its color and music, firing anti-music missiles, bonking people with green apples, and turning the inhabitants to stone by way of the pointed finger of a giant blue glove. As the only ...
Style: psychedelic, surreal, witty, humorous, cult film ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, the beatles, music, submarine, fighting the system, surrealism, anti war, invasion, rescue, good versus evil, underwater, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: liverpool, england, europe, london
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 9K
Targets (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran quietly plans to go on a mass shooting spree. At the same time, an elderly horror film star prepares to make a public appearance at a drive-in theater.
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: sniper, serial killer, psychopath, filmmaking, killing spree, movie star, murder, aging, actor's life, crime, crimes, investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, texas, asia, usa, vietnam ...
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 15K
The Love Bug (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Herbie is a car - but no ordinary car. The story follows the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own from the showroom to the race track, with various close escapes in between. Three further Herbie movies were to follow.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: car, automobile racing, rivalry, car race, volkswagen beetle, car trouble, adventure, friendship, ambition, rise to the top, buddies, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, california, new jersey
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Rachel, Rachel (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 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.
Style: emotional, sexual, psychological, sincere, touching ...
Plot: school, midlife crisis, family relations, repression, betrayal, pregnancy, tragic love, small town, self discovery, teacher, elementary school, gender ...
Time: 60s
Place: new england, usa, oregon, connecticut
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An eccentric professor invents wacky machinery, but can't seem to make ends meet. When he invents a revolutionary car, a foreign government becomes interested in it, and resorts to skulduggery to get their hands on it.
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, toys, inventor, flying car, family, adventure, steampunk, escapades, odd couple, young heroes, rescue, youth ...
Time: 1910s
Place: england, europe, london
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Singer is a deaf-mute whose small world brings him in contact with a young girl, Mick, who cherishes a seemingly hopeless dream of becoming a concert pianist. At first hostile, Mick soon becomes friends with Singer, hoping to enlarge his small ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: racism, coming of age, friendship, small town, introspection, small town life, americana, isolation, human nature, teenage life, social relations, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, alabama, georgia
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Hell in the Pacific (1968)
Genre: Adventure, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 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. Following war logic, each time the crafty Japanese devises something useful, he ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: island, war, world war two, survival, pilot, adventure, human spirit, friendship, u.s. air force, military life, military, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: pacific ocean, japan, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 16K
Coogan's Bluff (1968)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Coogan (Clint Eastwood) 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.
Style: exciting, light, entertaining, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fish out of water, chase, extradition, escape, track down, chases and races, crime, crimes, law enforcement, disorder, police, gunfight ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, arizona, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
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The Boston Strangler (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, rough, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, serial rapist, murder, mind game, police detective, strangulation, split personality, double life, police investigation, crimes, crime, mystery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: boston, usa, new england, massachusetts
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The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Metropolitan Archbishop Lakota of L'viv, freed after twenty years in the Soviet Gulag, travels to Rome where circumstances conspire to see him elevated to the Papacy. Inspired by the life story of Ukrainian Catholic Cardinal Josyf Slipyj,
Style: epic, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: catholic church, pope, politics, state affairs, society, leadership, clergy, rebellion, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution, prison ...
Time: 60s
Place: vatican, china, europe, ussr, soviet union ...
Is relevant ?
The Devil Rides Out (1968)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The powers of good are pitted against the forces of evil as the Duc de Richelieu wrestles with the charming but deadly Satanist, Mocata, for the soul of his friend. Mocata has the knowledge and the power to summon the forces of darkness and, as the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, dark ...
Plot: supernatural, ritual sacrifice, occult, black magic, satanism, coven, danger, curses spells and rituals, psychopath, rivalry, giant spider, kidnapping ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 80s
Place: england, europe
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