List of American films of 1968

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A list of American films released in 1968.

Oliver! won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Top grossing films[edit]

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


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
5 Card Stud Henry Hathaway Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Roddy McDowall, Yaphet Kotto, Inger Stevens Western, Mystery
2001: A Space Odyssey Stanley Kubrick Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester Science fiction 4 Oscar nominations
Anzio Edward Dmytryk, Duilio Coletti Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Peter Falk War
Assignment to Kill Sheldon Reynolds Patrick O'Neal, Joan Hackett, John Gielgud Drama
The Astro-Zombies Ted V. Mikels John Carradine, Wendell Corey, Tura Satana Horror, Science fiction
Bandolero! Andrew V. McLaglen James Stewart, Dean Martin, Raquel Welch, George Kennedy Western
The Biggest Bundle of Them All Ken Annakin Raquel Welch, Edward G. Robinson Comedy, Crime
Blackbeard's Ghost Robert Stevenson Peter Ustinov, Suzanne Pleshette, Dean Jones Comedy, Fantasy
The Boston Strangler Richard Fleischer Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy True Crime
The Brotherhood Martin Ritt Kirk Douglas, Alex Cord, Luther Adler, Irene Papas, Susan Strasberg Crime drama
Bullitt Peter Yates Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Simon Oakland, Jacqueline Bisset Crime drama
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell Melvin Frank Gina Lollobrigida, Shelley Winters, Peter Lawford, Telly Savalas Comedy inspired Mamma Mia![citation needed]
Bye Bye Braverman Sidney Lumet George Segal, Jack Warden, Alan King, Joseph Wiseman, Jessica Walter Comedy
Candy Christian Marquand Marlon Brando, Richard Burton, Charles Aznavour, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, Ringo Starr Comedy
Charly Ralph Nelson Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom Drama Oscar for Robertson
Coogan's Bluff Don Siegel Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Don Stroud, Tisha Sterling, Susan Clark Crime drama
Countdown Robert Altman James Caan, Robert Duvall Science fiction
Counterpoint Ralph Nelson Charlton Heston, Maximilian Schell, Kathryn Hays, Leslie Nielsen War drama


Title Director Cast Genre Note
Day of the Evil Gun Jerry Thorpe Glenn Ford, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger Western
The Detective Gordon Douglas Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick, Jacqueline Bisset, Jack Klugman, William Windom, Ralph Meeker, Robert Duvall Crime drama Based on Roderick Thorp novel
The Devil's Brigade Andrew V. McLaglen William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards War, Action On 1st Special Service Force
Faces John Cassavetes Gena Rowlands, John Marley, Seymour Cassel Drama 2 Oscar nominations
Finders Keepers, Lovers Weepers! Russ Meyer Anne Chapman, Lavelle Roby Drama
Finian's Rainbow Francis Ford Coppola Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Keenan Wynn, Tommy Steele Musical Based on the Broadway show
Firecreek Vincent McEveety James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens Western McEveety's first film
Flesh Paul Morrissey Patti D'Arbanville Comedy produced by Andy Warhol
For Love of Ivy Daniel Mann Sidney Poitier, Abbey Lincoln, Beau Bridges Romantic comedy 2 Golden Globe nominations
Funny Girl William Wyler Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Walter Pidgeon Musical Oscar for Streisand
The Green Berets Ray Kellogg, John Wayne John Wayne, David Janssen, Jim Hutton, Aldo Ray War produced during Vietnam War
Greetings Brian De Palma Robert De Niro, Gerrit Graham Comedy De Niro's first leading role
Hammerhead David Miller Vince Edwards, Diana Dors Spy Based on James Mayo novel
Hang 'Em High Ted Post Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, Ed Begley, Pat Hingle Western The Malpaso Company 1st film
Head Bob Rafelson The Monkees, Annette Funicello, Victor Mature Comedy, Musical co-written by Jack Nicholson
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Robert Ellis Miller Alan Arkin, Chuck McCann, Sondra Locke, Cicely Tyson Drama From Carson McCullers novel; 2 Oscar nominations
Hell in the Pacific John Boorman Lee Marvin, Toshiro Mifune War 2-character film
Hellfighters Andrew V. McLaglen John Wayne, Katharine Ross, Vera Miles, Jim Hutton Action Based on life of Red Adair
The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit Norman Tokar Dean Jones, Diane Baker Family Walt Disney
Hot Millions Eric Till Peter Ustinov, Maggie Smith, Bob Newhart Comedy Co-written by Ustinov
House of Cards John Guillermin George Peppard, Orson Welles, Inger Stevens Mystery
House of Evil Jack Hill Boris Karloff, Julissa Horror
How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life Fielder Cook Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Eli Wallach Comedy
How Sweet It Is! Jerry Paris James Garner, Debbie Reynolds, Terry-Thomas Comedy
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas Hy Averback Peter Sellers, Leigh Taylor-Young Comedy Warner Bros.-Seven Arts
Ice Station Zebra John Sturges Rock Hudson, Patrick McGoohan, Ernest Borgnine, Jim Brown, Tony Bill, Lloyd Nolan Action From Alistair MacLean novel; 2 Oscar nominations
The Impossible Years Michael Gordon David Niven, Lola Albright, Ozzie Nelson Comedy Based on the Broadway play
In the Year of the Pig Emile de Antonio Gerald Ford, Dwight D. Eisenhower Documentary
Jigsaw James Goldstone Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman, Hope Lange Thriller
Killers Three Bruce Kessler Dick Clark, Robert Walker, Jr., Merle Haggard Crime Produced, co-written by Clark
The Killing of Sister George Robert Aldrich Beryl Reid, Coral Browne, Susannah York Drama Based on Frank Marcus play
Kona Coast Lamont Johnson Richard Boone, Vera Miles, Joan Blondell Drama
Lady in Cement Gordon Douglas Frank Sinatra, Raquel Welch, Dan Blocker Crime drama Sequel to Tony Rome
The Legend of Lylah Clare Robert Aldrich Kim Novak, Peter Finch, Ernest Borgnine Drama
Live a Little, Love a Little Norman Taurog Elvis Presley, Michele Carey, Rudy Vallée Comedy Taurog's final film
The Love Bug Robert Stevenson Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson Family
A Lovely Way to Die David Lowell Rich Kirk Douglas, Sylvia Koscina, Eli Wallach Drama
Madigan Don Siegel Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens Crime drama
Monterey Pop D. A. Pennebaker Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Simon & Garfunkel, The Mamas & the Papas, Jefferson Airplane, The Who Documentary From the 1967 Monterey Pop music festival
More Dead Than Alive Robert Sparr Clint Walker, Vincent Price, Anne Francis Western
The Movie Orgy Joe Dante Documentary


Title Director Cast Genre Note
Never a Dull Moment Jerry Paris Dick Van Dyke, Dorothy Provine, Edward G. Robinson Comedy, Crime Walt Disney
The Night of the Following Day Hubert Cornfield Marlon Brando, Richard Boone, Rita Moreno Crime drama
Night of the Living Dead George A. Romero Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea Horror Romero's first zombie film
The Night They Raided Minsky's William Friedkin Jason Robards, Elliott Gould, Forrest Tucker Comedy produced by Norman Lear
No Way to Treat a Lady Jack Smight Rod Steiger, Lee Remick, George Segal Thriller Based on William Goldman novel
Nobody's Perfect Alan Rafkin Doug McClure, Nancy Kwan, James Whitmore Comedy
The Odd Couple Gene Saks Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau Comedy Based on Neil Simon play
The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band Michael O'Herlihy Walter Brennan, Buddy Ebsen, Lesley Ann Warren, John Davidson, Kurt Russell Family Walt Disney
P.J. John Guillermin George Peppard, Raymond Burr, Gayle Hunnicutt Mystery
Paper Lion Alex March Alan Alda, Lauren Hutton, Alex Karras Biography, Sports Based on George Plimpton book
The Party Blake Edwards Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet Comedy United Artists
Petulia Richard Lester George C. Scott, Julie Christie Drama Based on John Haase novel
The Pink Jungle Delbert Mann James Garner, George Kennedy Adventure Based on Alan Williams novel
Planet of the Apes Franklin J. Schaffner Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Maurice Evans, Kim Hunter Science fiction Based on Pierre Boulle novel
The Power Byron Haskin Suzanne Pleshette, Yvonne De Carlo Thriller Based on Frank M. Robinson novel
Pretty Poison Noel Black Tuesday Weld, Anthony Perkins, Beverly Garland Suspense Remade in 1996
The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell Frank Tashlin Bob Hope, Jeffrey Hunter, Phyllis Diller War Comedy Filmed in Puerto Rico
The Producers Mel Brooks Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Dick Shawn Comedy Remade in 2005
Psych-Out Richard Rush Jack Nicholson, Susan Strasberg Crime drama American International
Rachel, Rachel Paul Newman Joanne Woodward, James Olson Drama 4 Academy Award nominations
Rosemary's Baby Roman Polanski Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Charles Grodin, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy Horror Based on the novel by Ira Levin; Academy Award for Gordon


Title Director Cast Genre Note
The Scalphunters Sydney Pollack Burt Lancaster, Ossie Davis, Telly Savalas Western
The Sea Gull Sidney Lumet Vanessa Redgrave, Simone Signoret, James Mason Drama from Anton Chekhov play
The Secret Life of an American Wife George Axelrod Walter Matthau, Anne Jackson, Patrick O'Neal Comedy Music by Billy May
The Secret War of Harry Frigg Jack Smight Paul Newman War Comedy Universal
The Sergeant John Flynn Rod Steiger, John Phillip Law Drama
Sergeant Ryker Buzz Kulik Lee Marvin, Bradford Dillman, Vera Miles Drama
The Shakiest Gun in the West Alan Rafkin Don Knotts, Pat Morita, Jackie Coogan Comedy Universal
She-Devils on Wheels Herschell Gordon Lewis Betty Connell Crime
The Shoes of the Fisherman Michael Anderson Anthony Quinn, Laurence Olivier, David Janssen Drama Based on Morris West novel
Single Room Furnished Matt Cimber Jayne Mansfield Drama
Skidoo Otto Preminger Jackie Gleason, Carol Channing, Mickey Rooney, John Phillip Law, Frankie Avalon, Austin Pendleton, Groucho Marx Comedy Marx's final film
Sol Madrid Brian G. Hutton David McCallum, Stella Stevens, Telly Savalas Crime
Speedway Norman Taurog Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra Musical MGM
The Split Gordon Flemyng Jim Brown, Diahann Carroll, Jack Klugman, Gene Hackman Crime drama Story by Donald E. Westlake
The Stalking Moon Robert Mulligan Gregory Peck, Eva Marie Saint Western Based on Theodore Olsen novel
Star! Robert Wise Julie Andrews, Daniel Massey, Richard Crenna Biography Story of Gertrude Lawrence
Stay Away, Joe Peter Tewksbury Elvis Presley, Burgess Meredith, Katy Jurado Western Based on Dan Cushman novel
The Subject Was Roses Ulu Grosbard Patricia Neal, Jack Albertson, Martin Sheen Drama Oscar for Albertson
The Sweet Ride Harvey Hart Anthony Franciosa, Michael Sarrazin, Jacqueline Bisset, Bob Denver Drama 2 Golden Globe nominations
Sweet November Robert Ellis Miller Sandy Dennis, Anthony Newley Drama Remade in 2001
The Swimmer Frank Perry Burt Lancaster, Janice Rule, Marge Champion Drama Based on John Cheever story
Targets Peter Bogdanovich Boris Karloff Thriller Karloff's final film
They Came to Rob Las Vegas Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi Gary Lockwood, Elke Sommer, Lee J. Cobb Crime
The Thomas Crown Affair Norman Jewison Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke, Jack Weston Crime Oscar for Best Song
Three in the Attic Richard Wilson Christopher Jones, Yvette Mimieux Comedy
Vixen! Russ Meyer Erica Gavin Sexploitation
Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women Peter Bogdanovich Mamie Van Doren Science fiction
Walk the Angry Beach John Hayes Rue McClanahan Drama
What's So Bad About Feeling Good? George Seaton George Peppard, Mary Tyler Moore, Dom DeLuise Comedy
Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows James Neilson Rosalind Russell, Stella Stevens, Binnie Barnes Comedy Trouble With Angels sequel
Where Eagles Dare Brian G. Hutton Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton War, Action written by Alistair MacLean
Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? Hy Averback Doris Day, Robert Morse, Patrick O'Neal Comedy Based on New York blackout
The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz George Marshall Elke Sommer, Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer Comedy
Wild 90 Norman Mailer Norman Mailer, Buzz Farbar, Mickey Knox Experimental
Wild in the Streets Barry Shear Christopher Jones, Shelley Winters, Richard Pryor, Hal Holbrook Comedy 1 Oscar nomination
The Wild Racers Dan Haller Fabian, Judy Cornwell, Talia Shire Action
The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield Joel Holt Jayne Mansfield Documentary
Will Penny Tom Gries Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Donald Pleasence, Bruce Dern Western Paramount
With Six You Get Eggroll Howard Morris Doris Day, Brian Keith, Barbara Hershey Comedy Day's final film
Yours, Mine and Ours Melville Shavelson Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda Comedy Remade in 2005

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