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), Oliver! (1968), Planet of the Apes (1968), Night of the Living Dead (1968), Bullitt (1968), The Lion in Winter (1968), Romeo and Juliet (1968), Funny Girl (1968), Shame (1968), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), The Odd Couple (1968), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), If.... (1968), The Party (1968), Faces (1968), Where Eagles Dare (1968), Hang 'Em High (1968), Charly (1968), The Swimmer (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, mind bending, cerebral, thought provoking, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: space travel, astronaut, artificial intelligence, scientist, human versus computer, evolution, self discovery, spacecraft, moon, surrealism, spacewalk, alien ...
Time: future, year 2001, prehistory, stone age, 2000s ...
Place: vatican
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 8.0
 218K
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: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, gothic, macabre ...
Plot: devil, paranoia, satanic cult, murder, witch, rape, witchcraft, demonic possession, satanism, suicide, pregnancy, supernatural ...
Time: 60s, year 1966, year 1965, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, usa, vatican
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 39K
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: visually appealing, sentimental, dark, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, street kid, dancing, children, charles dickens, child, coming of age, youth, child abuse, victorian england, kids in trouble, owl ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1830s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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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, surprise ending, futuristic, apocalyptic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: astronaut, time travel, post apocalypse, plot twist, space and aliens, survival, end of the world, monkey, twists and turns, slavery, space exploration, apocalypse ...
Time: future, stone age, near future
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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, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cemetery, basement, zombie apocalypse, monster, cannibalism, survival, supernatural, zombie attack, isolation, living dead, farmhouse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1967
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 70K
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: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, organized crime, car, police, police investigation, violence, gangsters, police procedural, investigation, burglary, chase, street racing ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, chicago illinois
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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: political, suspense, factual, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: political intrigue, royalty, king, infidelity, power struggle, british history, dysfunctional family, medieval, manipulation, british royal family, castle, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, france
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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, sweet, colourful, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, shakespeare, tragic love, family feud, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, young love, unfulfillment, fall in love, romance, love story, parents and children, true love ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, paris france, england, new york, europe
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 7.4
 23K
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: light, witty, captivating, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: divorce, romance, dancing, women, showbiz, ambition, jewish, desire for fame, performer's life, couples, love story, female protagonist ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 14K
Shame (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrives.
Style: psychological, art house, political, cerebral, suspense ...
Plot: island, civil war, politics, betrayal, war, world war two, female nudity, psychology, boat, redemption, cathartic, melancholy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, eastern europe, sweden, scandinavia, tokyo
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Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, visually appealing, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, mysterious character, cowboy, villain, vengeance, revenge, gang, death, gunfight, small town, desert, showdown ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 35K
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: funny, buddy movie, atmospheric, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, date night
Plot: friendship between men, friendship, suicide attempt, poker, divorce, poker game, roommate, farce, fighting the system, hotel, chase, catastrophe ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, new york, usa
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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: surprise ending, romantic, sexy, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: heist, chess, bank robbery, millionaire, investigation, betrayal, boredom, robbery, beach, cemetery, police detective, attraction ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: geneva switzerland, boston, connecticut, massachusetts, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 24K
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: disturbing, surreal, sexy, political, intellectual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, school shooting, private school, coming of age, boarding school, boys' school, school, violence, social satire, teacher, teenager, satire ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, california
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 41K
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: funny, atmospheric, witty, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: wild party, culture clash, farce, filmmaking, boss and employee, creativity, runaway, vengeance, childhood, catastrophe, brutality, mentor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: india, los angeles, usa, california
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 11K
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: art house, suspense, talky, biting, sexy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prostitute, sex, male nudity, addiction, sexual abuse, sexualized violence, writer's life, melancholy, cheating, women, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
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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: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, breathtaking, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, mountain, spy, war, nazi, castle, two man army, twists and turns, commando, winter, espionage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: bavaria, austria, europe, germany, alps
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 40K
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, epic, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, judge, hanging, u.s. marshal, guilt, justice, false accusation, death sentence, tough guy, ambush, tough cop, miscarriage of justice ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, california, usa
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 7.0
 7K
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: thought provoking, touching, clever, psychological, poignant ...
Plot: experiment, mental retardation, intelligence, tragedy, laboratory, janitor, bakery, teacher, disability, psychology, creativity, culture clash ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, boston
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 12K
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: psychological, atmospheric, serious, depressing, gloomy ...
Plot: midlife crisis, swimming, neighbor, swimmer, nudist, life philosophy, character study, social relations, neighborhood, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, existentialism ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, usa, california
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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, humorous, witty, colourful, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: the beatles, adventure, surrealism, music, submarine, fighting the system, rock and roll, rock, anti war, trippy, imaginary kingdom, musician ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
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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, light, feel good, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, teens
Plot: children, doctors, adoption, childhood, sisters, family life, marriage, parenthood, unlikely friendships, stereotypes, kids and family, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, victorian era
Place: san francisco
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 10K
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: psychotronic, suspense, macabre, tense, scary ...
Plot: sniper, serial killer, monster, murder, aging, suburbs, violence, swing, military, car, empire, movie star ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, california, los angeles, asia, vietnam ...
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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: gothic, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: deaf, racism, loneliness, coming of age, disability, disabled person, deafness, sign language, drifter, grief, doctor, african american ...
Time: 60s
Place: alabama, usa, 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, realistic, harsh, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, island, survival, friendship, friendship between men, military, betrayal, adventure, human spirit, visceral, stranded on an island ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, tokyo, pacific ocean
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 16K
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: feel good, humorous, entertaining, light, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: car, disney, adventure, auto mechanic, hippie, car race, happy ending, sport, rivalry, car trouble, adaptation, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, california, new jersey
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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: feel good, humorous, sentimental, entertaining, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: car, flying car, childhood, inventor, youth, family, adventure, first contact, magic, spy, single father, dancing ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, united kingdom
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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, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, split personality, true crime, serial rapist, double life, crimes, police investigation, murder, mystery, strangulation, mind game, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new england
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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: sexy, realistic, serious, psychological, touching ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian subtext, lesbianism, lesbian friend, family relations, school, midlife crisis, summer, feminist, women, time travel, sexual initiation ...
Time: 60s
Place: new england, usa, oregon, connecticut
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The Conqueror Worm (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: England is torn in civil strife as the Royalists battle the Parliamentary Party for control. This conflict distracts people from rational thought and allows unscrupulous men to gain local power by exploiting village superstitions. One of these men ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, macabre ...
Plot: witch, inquisition, torture, murder, witch hunt, rape, vengeance, violence, exploitation, soldier, priest, sadism ...
Time: 17th century, 60s
Place: england, latin america, europe
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