List of American films of 1968

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This is a list of American films released in 1968 .

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Oliver! won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Top-grossing films

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  2. Funny Girl
  3. Planet of the Apes
  4. Rosemary's Baby
  5. The Odd Couple
  6. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  7. The Thomas Crown Affair
  8. Ice Station Zebra
  9. The Night They Raided Minsky's

A-C

TitleDirectorCastGenreNotes
5 Card Stud Henry Hathaway Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Inger Stevens Western, mystery Paramount
2001: A Space Odyssey Stanley Kubrick Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester Science fiction MGM. 4 Oscar nominations
Angels from Hell Bruce Kessler Ted Markland, Jack Starrett, Arlene Martel Action AIP
The Angry Breed David Commons Jan Sterling, James MacArthur, Melody Patterson Drama Independent
Anzio Edward Dmytryk, Duilio Coletti Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Peter Falk War Columbia
Arizona Bushwhackers Lesley Selander Howard Keel, Yvonne De Carlo, John Ireland, Marilyn Maxwell, Scott Brady, Brian Donlevy Western Paramount
Assignment to Kill Sheldon Reynolds Patrick O'Neal, Joan Hackett, John Gielgud Drama Warner Bros.
The Astro-Zombies Ted V. Mikels John Carradine, Wendell Corey, Tura Satana Science fiction Independent
The Bamboo Saucer Frank Telford Dan Duryea, John Ericson, Lois Nettleton Science fiction Independent
Bandolero! Andrew V. McLaglen James Stewart, Dean Martin, Raquel Welch Western 20th Century Fox
Barbarella Roger Vadim Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Marcel Marceau, David Hemmings, Ugo Tognazzi Science fiction Paramount
The Biggest Bundle of Them All Ken Annakin Raquel Welch, Robert Wagner, Edward G. Robinson Comedy, crime MGM
Blackbeard's Ghost Robert Stevenson Peter Ustinov, Suzanne Pleshette, Dean Jones Comedy, fantasy Disney
Blue Silvio Narizzano Terence Stamp, Joanna Pettet, Karl Malden Western Paramount
The Boston Strangler Richard Fleischer Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy True crime 20th Century Fox
The Brotherhood Martin Ritt Kirk Douglas, Alex Cord, Luther Adler Crime drama Paramount
Buckskin Michael D. Moore Barry Sullivan, Joan Caulfield, Wendell Corey Western Paramount
Bullitt Peter Yates Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset Crime drama Warner Bros.
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell Melvin Frank Gina Lollobrigida, Shelley Winters, Peter Lawford Comedy United Artists
Bye Bye Braverman Sidney Lumet George Segal, Jack Warden, Alan King Comedy Warner Bros.
Candy Christian Marquand Marlon Brando, Richard Burton, Charles Aznavour, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, Ringo Starr Comedy Cinerama. Script by Buck Henry
Charly Ralph Nelson Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala Drama Cinerama. Oscar for Robertson
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Ken Hughes Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Gert Fröbe Musical, fantasy United Artists
Chubasco Allen H. Miner Richard Egan, Christopher Jones, Susan Strasberg, Ann Sothern Drama Warner Bros.
Coogan's Bluff Don Siegel Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Susan Clark Crime drama Universal
Countdown Robert Altman James Caan, Joanna Moore, Robert Duvall Science fiction Warner Bros.
The Counterfeit Killer Józef Lejtes Jack Lord, Shirley Knight, Jack Weston Crime Universal
Counterpoint Ralph Nelson Charlton Heston, Maximilian Schell, Kathryn Hays War Universal

D-M

TitleDirectorCastGenreNote
Daring Game Laszlo Benedek Lloyd Bridges, Joan Blackman, Nico Minardos Drama Paramount
Day of the Evil Gun Jerry Thorpe Glenn Ford, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger Western MGM
Dayton's Devils Jack Shea Rory Calhoun, Leslie Nielsen, Lainie Kazan Crime Independent
The Destructors Francis D. Lyon Richard Egan, Patricia Owens, John Ericson Science fiction Independent
The Detective Gordon Douglas Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick, Jacqueline Bisset Crime drama 20th Century Fox; based on Roderick Thorp novel
The Devil's Brigade Andrew V. McLaglen William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards War United Artists; on 1st Special Service Force
Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady? Don Weis Phyllis Diller, Bob Denver, Jeanette Nolan Comedy Universal
Don't Just Stand There! Ron Winston Robert Wagner, Mary Tyler Moore, Glynis Johns Comedy Universal
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River Jerry Paris Jerry Lewis, Terry-Thomas, Jacqueline Pearce Comedy Columbia
Faces John Cassavetes Gena Rowlands, John Marley, Seymour Cassel Drama Independent. 2 Oscar nominations
Fever Heat Russell S. Doughten Nick Adams, Jeannine Riley, Norman Alden Drama Paramount
Finian's Rainbow Francis Ford Coppola Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Keenan Wynn, Tommy Steele, Don Francks, Al Freeman Jr. Musical Warner Bros.. Based on stage musical; 2 Oscar nominations
Firecreek Vincent McEveety James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens, Jacqueline Scott, Gary Lockwood Western Warner Bros.; first film for McEveety
A Flea in Her Ear Jacques Charon Rex Harrison, Rosemary Harris, Louis Jourdan Comedy 20th Century Fox
For Love of Ivy Daniel Mann Sidney Poitier, Abbey Lincoln, Beau Bridges Romantic comedy Cinerama. 2 Golden Globe nominations
For Singles Only Arthur Dreifuss Mary Ann Mobley, Lana Wood, Milton Berle Romance Columbia
Funny Girl William Wyler Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Walter Pidgeon Musical Columbia. Oscar for Streisand; 8 nominations
The Green Berets Ray Kellogg, John Wayne John Wayne, David Janssen, Jim Hutton, Aldo Ray War Warner Bros.; produced during Vietnam War
The Green Slime Kinji Fukasaku Robert Horton, Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Jaeckel Science fiction MGM
Greetings Brian De Palma Robert De Niro, Gerrit Graham, Richard Hamilton Comedy Independent. De Niro's first leading role
Guns for San Sebastian Henri Verneuil Anthony Quinn, Anjanette Comer, Charles Bronson, Sam Jaffe Western MGM
Hang 'Em High Ted Post Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, Pat Hingle Western United Artists
Head Bob Rafelson The Monkees, Annette Funicello, Victor Mature Comedy, musical Columbia. Co-written by Jack Nicholson
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Robert Ellis Miller Alan Arkin, Chuck McCann, Sondra Locke Drama Warner Bros. From Carson McCullers novel; 2 Oscar nominations
Hell in the Pacific John Boorman Lee Marvin, Toshiro Mifune War Cinerama 2-character film
Hellfighters Andrew V. McLaglen John Wayne, Katharine Ross, Jim Hutton Adventure, War Universal; based on life of Red Adair
The Hell with Heroes Joseph Sargent Rod Taylor, Claudia Cardinale, Harry Guardino War Universal
The Hooked Generation William Grefe Jeremy Slate, Steve Alaimo, John Davis Chandler Crime Allied Artists
The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit Norman Tokar Dean Jones, Diane Baker, Lloyd Bochner Family Disney
Hot Millions Eric Till Peter Ustinov, Maggie Smith, Bob Newhart Comedy MGM. Co-written by Ustinov
House of Cards John Guillermin George Peppard, Inger Stevens, Orson Welles Crime Universal
How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life Fielder Cook Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Eli Wallach Comedy Columbia
How Sweet It Is! Jerry Paris James Garner, Debbie Reynolds, Terry-Thomas Comedy National General
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas Hy Averback Peter Sellers, Leigh Taylor-Young, Joyce Van Patten Comedy Warner Bros.-Seven Arts
Ice Station Zebra John Sturges Rock Hudson, Patrick McGoohan, Ernest Borgnine, Jim Brown, Tony Bill, Lloyd Nolan Action MGM. From Alistair MacLean novel; 2 Oscar nominations
If He Hollers, Let Him Go! Charles Martin Dana Wynter, Raymond St. Jacques, Barbara McNair Crime Cinerama
The Impossible Years Michael Gordon David Niven, Lola Albright, Ozzie Nelson Comedy MGM. Based on the Broadway play
In Enemy Country Harry Keller Anthony Franciosa, Anjanette Comer, Guy Stockwell, Paul Hubschmid War Universal
Jigsaw James Goldstone Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman, Hope Lange Thriller Universal
Journey to Shiloh William Hale James Caan, Michael Sarrazin, Brenda Scott Western Universal
Killers Three Bruce Kessler Dick Clark, Robert Walker Jr., Merle Haggard Crime AIP. Produced, co-written by Clark
The Killing of Sister George Robert Aldrich Beryl Reid, Coral Browne, Susannah York Drama Cinerama. Based on Frank Marcus play
Kona Coast Lamont Johnson Richard Boone, Vera Miles, Joan Blondell Drama Warner Bros.
Lady in Cement Gordon Douglas Frank Sinatra, Raquel Welch, Dan Blocker Crime drama 20th Century Fox. Sequel to Tony Rome
The Legend of Lylah Clare Robert Aldrich Kim Novak, Peter Finch, Ernest Borgnine Drama MGM
The Lion in Winter Anthony Harvey Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins Historical Embassy
Live a Little, Love a Little Norman Taurog Elvis Presley, Michele Carey, Rudy Vallée Comedy MGM. Taurog's final film
The Love Bug Robert Stevenson Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson Family Disney. First of Herbie series
A Lovely Way to Die David Lowell Rich Kirk Douglas, Sylva Koscina, Eli Wallach Drama Universal
Madigan Don Siegel Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens, James Whitmore, Harry Guardino, Susan Clark Crime drama Universal; later became a TV series
Madigan's Millions Stanley Prager Dustin Hoffman, Elsa Martinelli, Cesar Romero Comedy AIP
A Man Called Dagger Richard Rush Paul Mantee, Terry Moore, Sue Anne Langdon Spy comedy MGM
A Man Called Gannon James Goldstone Tony Franciosa, Michael Sarrazin, Judi West Western Universal
Maryjane Maury Dexter Fabian Forte, Diane McBain, Michael Margotta Drama AIP
The Mini-Skirt Mob Maury Dexter Diane McBain, Jeremy Slate, Sherry Jackson Crime drama AIP
Mission Mars Nicholas Webster Darren McGavin, Nick Adams Science fiction Allied Artists
The Money Jungle Francis D. Lyon Lola Albright, John Ericson, Leslie Parrish Crime drama United Corp.
More Dead Than Alive Robert Sparr Clint Walker, Vincent Price, Anne Francis Western United Artists

N-R

TitleDirectorCastGenreNote
The Name of the Game Is Kill! Gunnar Hellström Jack Lord, Susan Strasberg, Tisha Sterling Thriller Independent
Never a Dull Moment Jerry Paris Dick Van Dyke, Dorothy Provine, Edward G. Robinson Crime comedy Disney
The Night of the Following Day Hubert Cornfield Marlon Brando, Richard Boone, Rita Moreno Crime drama Universal
Night of the Living Dead George A. Romero Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Bill Hinzman Horror Independent. Romero's first zombie film; Remade in 1990 film
The Night They Raided Minsky's William Friedkin Jason Robards, Elliott Gould, Forrest Tucker Comedy United Artists. Produced by Norman Lear
No Way to Treat a Lady Jack Smight Rod Steiger, Lee Remick, George Segal Thriller Paramount. Based on William Goldman novel
Nobody Runs Forever Ralph Thomas Rod Taylor, Christopher Plummer, Lilli Palmer Drama Cinerama
Nobody's Perfect Alan Rafkin Doug McClure, Nancy Kwan, James Whitmore Comedy Universal
The Odd Couple Gene Saks Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Monica Evans Comedy Paramount. Based on Neil Simon play; sequel in 1998
Oliver! Carol Reed Ron Moody, Oliver Reed, Harry Secombe, Shani Wallis Musical Columbia. 6 Oscar wons
The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band Michael O'Herlihy Walter Brennan, Buddy Ebsen, Lesley Ann Warren, John Davidson, Kurt Russell Family Disney
P.J. John Guillermin George Peppard, Raymond Burr, Gayle Hunnicutt Mystery Universal
Panic in the City Eddie Davis Howard Duff, Linda Cristal, Anne Jeffreys Drama Independent
Paper Lion Alex March Alan Alda, Lauren Hutton, Alex Karras Sports comedy United Artists. Based on George Plimpton book
The Party Blake Edwards Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, Jean Carson Comedy United Artists
Petulia Richard Lester George C. Scott, Julie Christie, Richard Chamberlain Drama Warner Bros. Based on John Haase novel
The Pink Jungle Delbert Mann James Garner, Eva Renzi, George Kennedy Adventure Universal. Based on Alan Williams novel
A Place for Lovers Vittorio De Sica Faye Dunaway, Marcello Mastroianni Drama MGM
Planet of the Apes Franklin J. Schaffner Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Maurice Evans, Kim Hunter Science fiction 20th Century Fox. Based on Pierre Boulle novel; inspired 4 sequels
The Power Byron Haskin Suzanne Pleshette, George Hamilton, Michael Rennie Thriller MGM. Based on Frank M. Robinson novel
Pretty Poison Noel Black Tuesday Weld, Anthony Perkins, Beverly Garland Suspense 20th Century Fox. Remade in 1996
The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell Frank Tashlin Bob Hope, Jeffrey Hunter, Phyllis Diller War comedy United Artists. Filmed in Puerto Rico
The Producers Mel Brooks Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Dick Shawn, Lee Meredith, Christopher Hewett Comedy Embassy. Inspired a musical and remade in 2005 film
Project X William Castle Christopher George, Henry Jones, Monte Markham Science fiction Paramount
Psych-Out Richard Rush Susan Strasberg, Dean Stockwell, Jack Nicholson Crime drama AIP
Rachel, Rachel Paul Newman Joanne Woodward, James Olson, Geraldine Fitzgerald Drama Warner Bros. 4 Oscar nominations
The Road Hustlers Larry E. Jackson Jim Davis, Scott Brady, Bruce Yarnell Action AIP
Rogue's Gallery Leonard Horn Roger Smith, Dennis Morgan, Brian Donlevy Mystery Paramount
Romeo and Juliet Franco Zeffirelli Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, Milo O'Shea, Michael York, John McEnery Romance Paramount. Based on Romeo and Juliet; 2 Oscar won
Rosemary's Baby Roman Polanski Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Charles Grodin, Ruth Gordon, Ralph Bellamy Horror Paramount. Based on the novel by Ira Levin; Oscar for Gordon

S-Z

TitleDirectorCastGenreNote
The Savage Seven Richard Rush Robert Walker Jr., Joanna Frank, Larry Bishop Drama AIP
The Scalphunters Sydney Pollack Burt Lancaster, Ossie Davis, Telly Savalas Western United Artists
The Sea Gull Sidney Lumet Vanessa Redgrave, Simone Signoret, James Mason Drama Warner Bros.; from Anton Chekhov play
The Secret Life of an American Wife George Axelrod Walter Matthau, Anne Jackson, Patrick O'Neal Comedy 20th Century Fox; music by Billy May
The Secret War of Harry Frigg Jack Smight Paul Newman, Sylva Koscina, Andrew Duggan War comedy Universal
The Sergeant John Flynn Rod Steiger, John Phillip Law, Ludmila Mikaël Drama Warner Bros.
Sergeant Ryker Buzz Kulik Lee Marvin, Bradford Dillman, Vera Miles Drama Universal. Made in 1963
The Shakiest Gun in the West Alan Rafkin Don Knotts, Pat Morita, Jackie Coogan Comedy Universal
Shalako Edward Dmytryk Sean Connery, Brigitte Bardot, Jack Hawkins Western Cinerama
The Shoes of the Fisherman Michael Anderson Anthony Quinn, Laurence Olivier, David Janssen, Oskar Werner, Leo McKern, John Gielgud Drama MGM From Morris West novel; 2 Oscar nominations
Single Room Furnished Matt Cimber Jayne Mansfield, Dorothy KellerDrama Crown International
Skidoo Otto Preminger Jackie Gleason, Carol Channing, Mickey Rooney, John Phillip Law, Groucho Marx Comedy Paramount. Marx's final film
Snow Treasure Irving Jacoby James Franciscus, Ilona Rodgers, Tor Stokke Adventure Allied Artists
Sol Madrid Brian G. Hutton David McCallum, Stella Stevens, Telly Savalas Crime MGM
Speedway Norman Taurog Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, Gale Gordon Musical MGM
The Split Gordon Flemyng Jim Brown, Diahann Carroll, Gene Hackman, Julie Harris, Warren Oates, Donald Sutherland Crime drama MGM; story by Donald E. Westlake
The Stalking Moon Robert Mulligan Gregory Peck, Eva Marie Saint, Robert Forster Western National General; from Theodore Olsen novel
Star! Robert Wise Julie Andrews, Daniel Massey, Richard Crenna Biography 20th Century Fox. Gertrude Lawrence bio; 7 Oscar nominations
Stay Away, Joe Peter Tewksbury Elvis Presley, Burgess Meredith, Katy Jurado Western MGM; based on Dan Cushman novel
A Stranger in Town Vance Lewis Tony Anthony, Jolanda Modio, Frank Wolff Western MGM
The Subject Was Roses Ulu Grosbard Patricia Neal, Jack Albertson, Martin Sheen Drama MGM. From Frank Gilroy play; Oscar for Albertson
The Sweet Ride Harvey Hart Anthony Franciosa, Michael Sarrazin, Jacqueline Bisset, Bob Denver Drama 20th Century Fox. 2 Golden Globe nominations
Sweet November Robert Ellis Miller Sandy Dennis, Anthony Newley, Theodore Bikel Drama Warner Bros. Remade in 2001
The Swimmer Frank Perry Burt Lancaster, Janice Rule, Marge Champion Drama Columbia; based on John Cheever story
Targets Peter Bogdanovich Boris Karloff, Tim O'Kelly, Nancy Hsueh Thriller Paramount. Karloff's final film; Bogdanovich's first
Tarzan and the Jungle Boy Robert Gordon Mike Henry, Rafer Johnson, Aliza Gur Adventure Paramount
They Came to Rob Las Vegas Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi Gary Lockwood, Elke Sommer, Lee J. Cobb Crime Warner Bros.
The Thomas Crown Affair Norman Jewison Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke (actor) Crime United Artists. Oscar for Best Song; remade in 1999
Three in the Attic Richard Wilson Christopher Jones, Yvette Mimieux, Judy Pace Suspense AIP
A Time to Sing Arthur Dreifuss Hank Williams Jr., Shelley Fabares, Ed Begley Musical MGM
Uptight Jules Dassin Ruby Dee, Raymond St. Jacques, Max Julien Drama Paramount
Villa Rides Buzz Kulik Yul Brynner, Robert Mitchum, Charles Bronson, Maria Grazia Buccella Western Paramount. Script by Robert Towne, Sam Peckinpah
Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women Peter Bogdanovich Mamie Van Doren Science fiction Filmgroup
What's So Bad About Feeling Good? George Seaton George Peppard, Mary Tyler Moore, Dom DeLuise Comedy Universal
Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows James Neilson Rosalind Russell, Stella Stevens, Binnie Barnes Comedy Columbia. Trouble with Angels sequel
Where Eagles Dare Brian G. Hutton Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton War MGM; written by Alistair MacLean
Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? Hy Averback Doris Day, Robert Morse, Patrick O'Neal Comedy MGM; based on New York blackout
The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz George Marshall Elke Sommer, Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer Comedy United Artists
Wild in the Streets Barry Shear Christopher Jones, Hal Holbrook, Shelley Winters, Richard Pryor Drama AIP; 1 Oscar nomination
The Wild Racers Daniel Haller Fabian, Judy Cornwell, Talia Shire Action AIP
Will Penny Tom Gries Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Bruce Dern Western Paramount
With Six You Get Eggroll Howard Morris Doris Day, Brian Keith, Barbara Hershey Comedy National General. Day's final film
The Wrecking Crew Phil Karlson Dean Martin, Elke Sommer, Sharon Tate, Nancy Kwan Spy Columbia
The Young Animals Maury Dexter Tom Nardini, Patty McCormack, Joanna Frank Drama AIP
The Young Runaways Arthur Dreifuss Brooke Bundy, Lloyd Bochner, Patty McCormack, Lynn Bari Drama MGM
Yours, Mine and Ours Melville Shavelson Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson Comedy United Artists. Remade in 2005

Documentaries and other films

TitleDirectorCastGenreNote
Finders Keepers, Lovers Weepers! Russ Meyer Anne Chapman, Lavelle RobyDrama Independent
Flesh Paul Morrissey Patti D'Arbanville Comedyproduced by Andy Warhol
In the Year of the Pig Emile de Antonio Gerald Ford, Dwight D. Eisenhower Documentary
Monterey Pop D. A. Pennebaker Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Simon & Garfunkel, The Mamas & the Papas, Jefferson Airplane, The Who DocumentaryFrom the 1967 Monterey Pop music festival
The Movie Orgy Joe Dante Documentary
She-Devils on Wheels Herschell Lewis Betty Connell Biker film
Vixen! Russ Meyer Erica Gavin Sexploitation
Walk the Angry Beach John Hayes Rue McClanahan Drama
The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield Joel Holt Jayne Mansfield Documentary
Wild 90 Norman Mailer Norman Mailer, Buzz Farbar, Mickey Knox Experimental

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