1968

Film Decades: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • 5 Card Stud – directed by Henry Hathaway, starring Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Inger Stevens
  • 17th Parallel: Vietnam in War (17e Parallele Le Vietnam en Guerre), a documentary directed by Joris Ivens – (France/Vietnam)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey – directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Keir Dullea & Gary Lockwood – (U.S./UK)
  • Aadmi, starring Dilip Kumar – (India)
  • Aankhen (The Eyes) – (India)
  • Ace High – starring Eli Wallach – (Italy)
  • Adieu l’ami (Farewell Friend), starring Alain Delon and Charles Bronson – (France)
  • All My Compatriots (Všichni dobří rodáci) – (Czechoslovakia)
  • The Amorous Ones (As Amorosas) – (Brazil)
  • The Anniversary, starring Bette Davis – (UK)
  • Anzio, starring Robert Mitchum, Earl Holliman, Peter Falk
  • Artists Under the Big Top (Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: Ratlos), Golden Lion winner – (West Germany)
  • Assignment to Kill, starring Patrick O’Neal and Joan Hackett
  • Asterix and Cleopatra – (France/Belgium)
  • Baby Love, starring Linda Hayden and Keith Barron– (UK)
  • Bandits in Milan (Banditi a Milano), starring Gian Maria Volonté – (Italy)
  • Bandolero! – starring James Stewart, Dean Martin, Raquel Welch, George Kennedy, Will Geer
  • Barbarella – directed by Roger Vadim, starring Jane Fonda – (France/Italy)
  • Be Sick… It’s Free (Il medico della mutua), starring Alberto Sordi – (Italy)
  • Berserk!, starring Joan Crawford and Diana Dors – (UK)
  • Les Biches, directed by Claude Chabrol, starring Stéphane Audran and Jean-Louis Trintignant – (France)
  • The Biggest Bundle of Them All – directed by Ken Annakin, starring Vittorio De Sica, Raquel Welch, Robert Wagner, & Edward G. Robinson
  • The Birthday Party, directed by William Friedkin, starring Robert Shaw – (UK)
  • Black Jesus (Seduto alla sua destra), starring Woody Strode – (Italy)
  • Blackbeard’s Ghost, starring Dean Jones, Peter Ustinov, Suzanne Pleshette
  • Blue, starring Terence Stamp, Joanna Pettet, Karl Malden, and Ricardo Montalbán
  • The Bofors Gun – directed by Jack Gold, starring Nicol Williamson, Ian Holm, David Warner, Peter Vaughn – (UK)
  • Boom!, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton – (UK)
  • The Boston Strangler – directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy
  • The Bride Wore Black (La Mariée était en noir), directed by François Truffaut, starring Jeanne Moreau & Michel Bouquet – (France)
  • Brilliantovaya ruka (The Diamond Arm) – a hugely popular Russian comedy – (U.S.S.R.)
  • The Brotherhood – directed by Martin Ritt, starring Kirk Douglas, Irene Papas, Alex Cord, & Luther Adler
  • Bullitt, directed by Peter Yates, starring Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn
  • Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell, starring Gina Lollobrigida, Shelley Winters, Phil Silvers, Peter Lawford, Telly Savalas
  • Bye Bye Braverman, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring George Segal, Jessica Walter, Joseph Wiseman
  • Candy – starring Marlon Brando, Richard Burton, James Coburn, Ringo Starr – (France/Italy/U.S.)
  • Capricious Summer (Rozmarné léto), directed by Jiří Menzel – (Czechoslovakia)
  • Carry On… Up the Khyber, starring Sid James and Kenneth Williams – (UK)
  • The Charge of the Light Brigade, directed by Tony Richardson, starring Trevor Howard, John Gielgud and Vanessa Redgrave – (UK)
  • Charly, starring Cliff Robertson
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – directed by Ken Hughes, starring Dick Van Dyke – (UK)
  • The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach – (West Germany)
  • Colonel Wolodyjowski, directed by Jerzy Hoffman – (Poland)
  • Coogan’s Bluff – directed by Don Siegel, starring Clint Eastwood, Susan Clark, Lee J. Cobb, Don Stroud
  • Counterpoint, starring Charlton Heston, Maximilian Schell, Leslie Nielsen
  • Curse of the Crimson Altar (a.k.a. The Crimson Cult), starring Christopher Lee and Boris Karloff – (UK)
  • Danger: Diabolik, starring John Phillip Law and Michel Piccoli – (Italy/U.S.)
  • Dark of the Sun (a.k.a. The Mercenaries), starring Rod Taylor and Yvette Mimieux – (UK/U.S.)
  • Day of the Evil Gun, starring Glenn Ford
  • Dead Season (Myortvyy sezon) – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Deadfall – starring Michael Caine – (UK)
  • Death by Hanging (Kōshikei), directed by Nagisa Oshima – (Japan)
  • Destroy All Monsters (Kaijū Sōshingeki), directed by Ishirō Honda – (Japan)
  • The Detective, starring Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick, Jacqueline Bisset, Jack Klugman, William Windom, Robert Duvall
  • The Devil Rides Out, starring Christopher Lee and Charles Gray – (UK)
  • The Devil’s Brigade – starring William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards
  • The Doll (Lalka), directed by Wojciech Jerzy Has – (Poland)
  • Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River, starring Jerry Lewis
  • Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, starring Christopher Lee – (U.K.)
  • Duniya (The World), starring Dev Anand and Vyjayanthimala – (India)
  • L’Enfance Nue (Naked Children), directed by Maurice Pialat – (France)
  • Eve, starring Robert Walker Jr., Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom
  • Even the Wind is Frightened (Hasta el viento tiene miedo) – (Mexico)
  • Faces – directed by John Cassavetes
  • Fando y Lis (Fando and Lis) – directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky – (Mexico)
  • Finian’s Rainbow – directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele, Don Francks, Keenan Wynn, Al Freeman Jr.
  • Fire, Water, and Brass Pipes, directed by Alexander Rou, starring Natalya Sedykh and Georgy Millyar – (USSR)
  • Firecreek – starring James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Gary Lockwood, Jack Elam, James Best, Inger Stevens
  • The Fixer, directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Alan Bates and Dirk Bogarde – (UK)
  • For Love of Ivy – directed by Daniel Mann, starring Sidney Poitier, Abbey Lincoln, Beau Bridges
  • For Singles Only, starring John Saxon, Mary Ann Mobley, Milton Berle
  • Funny Girl – directed by William Wyler, starring Barbra Streisand & Omar Sharif
  • Il giorno della civetta (The Day of the Owl), starring Claudia Cardinale and Franco Nero – (Italy)
  • The Girl on a Motorcycle, starring Alain Delon and Marianne Faithfull – (UK/France)
  • The Girl with the Pistol (La ragazza con la pistola), starring Monica Vitti and Stanley Baker – (Italy)
  • Great Catherine – directed by Gordon Flemyng, starring Peter O’Toole, Zero Mostel, Jeanne Moreau
  • The Great Silence (Il grande silenzio), starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Klaus Kinski – (Italy)
  • The Green Berets – directed by and starring John Wayne, with Jim Hutton, David Janssen
  • Greetings – directed by Brian De Palma, starring Robert De Niro
  • Guns for San Sebastian, starring Anthony Quinn, Charles Bronson and Anjanette Comer
  • Hammerhead, starring Vince Edwards and Diana Dors
  • Hang ‘Em High – directed by Ted Post, starring Clint Eastwood, Pat Hingle, Inger Stevens, Ed Begley, Ben Johnson, Bruce Dern
  • Hatsukoi Jigokuhen (The Inferno of First Love) – (Japan)
  • Head – directed by Bob Rafelson, starring The Monkees
  • The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, starring Alan Arkin and Sondra Locke
  • Hell in the Pacific – directed by John Boorman, starring Lee Marvin & Toshiro Mifune
  • Hellfighters – directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, starring John Wayne, Katharine Ross, Jim Hutton
  • High School, directed by Frederick Wiseman
  • The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit, starring Dean Jones
  • Hot Millions – directed by Eric Till, starring Peter Ustinov & Maggie Smith
  • Hour of the Wolf (Vargtimmen), directed by Ingmar Bergman, starring Max von Sydow & Liv Ullmann – (Sweden)
  • House of Cards – directed by John Guillerman, starring George Peppard, Inger Stevens, Orson Welles
  • How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life, starring Dean Martin and Stella Stevens
  • How Sweet It Is!, starring James Garner and Debbie Reynolds
  • I Am Curious (Blue) (Jag är nyfiken – en film i blått) – (Sweden)
  • I Love You, Alice B. Toklas, starring Peter Sellers
  • Ice Station Zebra – directed by John Sturges, starring Rock Hudson, Patrick McGoohan, Jim Brown, Ernest Borgnine
  • If…. – directed by Lindsay Anderson, starring Malcolm McDowell – Palme d’Or winner – (UK)
  • The Immortal Story – directed by and starring Orson Welles – (France)
  • In Enemy Country, starring Anthony Franciosa
  • Inspector Clouseau, starring Alan Arkin – (UK)
  • Interlude, starring Oskar Werner, Barbara Ferris, Donald Sutherland
  • Isabel, starring Geneviève Bujold – (Canada)
  • Isadora, a.k.a. The Loves of Isadora, a biopic of Isadora Duncan, directed by Karel Reisz, starring Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, James Fox – (UK)
  • It Rains in My Village (Biće skoro propast sveta), starring Annie Girardot – (Yugoslavia)
  • Je t’aime, je t’aime, directed by Alain Resnais – (France)
  • Jigsaw, starring Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman and Hope Lange
  • Joanna, starring Geneviève Waïte
  • Kill! (Kiru) – (Japan)
  • Killers Three, starring Dick Clark and Merle Haggard
  • The Killing of Sister George – directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Beryl Reid, Susannah York and Coral Browne
  • King of Hearts – directed by Mohammad Ali Fardin (Iran)
  • Kona Coast, starring Vera Miles and Richard Boone
  • Kuroneko (a.k.a. Yabu no Naka no Kuroneko) – (Japan)
  • Lady in Cement, starring Frank Sinatra, Dan Blocker, Raquel Welch, Richard Conte, Martin Gabel, Lainie Kazan
  • The Last of the Mohicans (Ultimul Mohican) – (Romania)
  • The Legend of Lylah Clare, starring Kim Novak and Peter Finch
  • El Libro de piedra (The Book of Stone) – (Mexico)
  • The Lion in Winter – directed by Anthony Harvey starring Peter O’Toole & Katharine Hepburn – (UK)
  • The Little Golden Calf (Zolotoy telyonok) – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Live a Little, Love a Little, starring Elvis Presley and Michele Carey
  • The Love Bug, directed by Robert Stevenson, starring Dean Jones, Michele Lee, Buddy Hackett
  • A Lovely Way to Die – directed by David Lowell Ruch, starring Kirk Douglas, Sylva Koscina, Eli Wallach
  • Lucía – (Cuba)
  • Madigan – directed by Don Siegel, starring Richard Widmark, Inger Stevens, Henry Fonda, James Whitmore, Susan Clark
  • The Magus – directed by Guy Green, starring Michael Caine, Anthony Quinn, Candice Bergen, Anna Karina – (UK)
  • The Man Who Lies, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant – (France/Czechoslovakia)
  • Mandabi (The Money Order), directed by Ousmane Sembène – (Senegal)
  • Matthew’s Days (Żywot Mateusza) – (Poland)
  • Mayerling, starring Omar Sharif and Catherine Deneuve – (UK/France)
  • Memories of Underdevelopment (Memorias del Subdesarrollo) – (Cuba)
  • Mera Naam Joker (My Name is Joker), directed by and starring Raj Kapoor – (India)
  • The Mercenary – starring Franco Nero & Jack Palance – aka A Professional Gun – Italy
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Peter Hall, starring Derek Godfrey, Ian Holm, Judi Dench and Helen Mirren – (UK)
  • A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die, starring Alex Cord, Arthur Kennedy, Robert Ryan – (Italy)
  • The Money Jungle, starring Lola Albright and Leslie Parrish
  • Monterey Pop, a concert film by D.A. Pennebaker, featuring Simon & Garfunkel,
  • The Mamas & the Papas, Jimi Hendrix and others
  • More Dead Than Alive, starring Clint Walker and Anne Francis
  • Murder a la Mod – directed by Brian De Palma
    Neel Kamal – (India)
  • Negatives, starring Peter McEnery, Glenda Jackson and Diane Cilento – (UK)
  • Never a Dull Moment – starring Dick Van Dyke, Dorothy Provine, Edward G. Robinson
  • The Night of the Following Day – starring Marlon Brando, Richard Boone, Rita Moreno, Pamela Franklin
  • Night of the Living Dead – directed by George A. Romero
  • The Night They Raided Minsky’s, directed by William Friedkin, starring Jason Robards
  • Nobody’s Perfect, starring Doug McClure
  • No Way to Treat a Lady, starring Rod Steiger, George Segal, Lee Remick
  • Las Noches del Hombre Lobo (Nights of the Werewolf) – (Spain/France)
  • The Odd Couple – directed by Gene Saks, starring Jack Lemmon & Walter Matthau
  • Ole dole doff (Who Saw Him Die?), directed by Jan Troell – Golden Bear winner – (Sweden)
  • Oliver! 1 directed by Carol Reed, starring Ron Moody, Oliver Reed, Shani Wallis, Jack Wild, Mark Lester – winner of six Academy Awards – (UK)
  • Once Upon a Time in the West – directed by Sergio Leone, starring Charles Bronson, Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards – aka C’era una volta il West – Italy
  • The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band – starring Walter Brennan, Buddy Ebsen, Lesley Ann Warren, Kurt Russell, Wally Cox
  • One Plus One (a.k.a. Sympathy for the Devil) – a docudrama directed by Jean-Luc Godard, featuring The Rolling Stones – (UK)
  • Padosan (Neighbour), starring Sunil Dutt – (India)
  • Palo y hueso (Stick and Bone) – (Argentina)
  • The Party, directed by Blake Edwards, starring Peter Sellers and Claudine Longet
  • Performance – directed by Nicolas Roeg & Donald Cammell, starring Mick Jagger & James Fox – (UK)
  • Petulia, starring Julie Christie and George C. Scott
  • The Pink Jungle, starring James Garner
  • P.J. – directed by John Guillerman, starring George Peppard, Gayle Hunnicutt, Raymond Burr, Susan Saint James
  • A Place for Lovers – directed by Vittorio De Sica, starring Marcello Mastroianni & Faye Dunaway – aka Amanti
  • Planet of the Apes, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter
  • The Power, starring George Hamilton
  • Pretty Poison, starring Tuesday Weld and Anthony Perkins
  • The Private Navy of Sgt. O’Farrell, starring Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller
  • The Producers** – directed by Mel Brooks, starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Dick Shawn
  • The Prophet (Il Profeta), directed by Dino Risi, starring Vittorio Gassman and Ann-Margret – (Italy)
  • The Profound Desire of the Gods (Kamigami no Fukaki Yokubō), directed by Shohei Imamura – (Japan)
  • Project X – directed by William Castle
  • Prudence and the Pill, starring Deborah Kerr and David Niven – (UK)
  • Psych-Out, directed by Richard Rush, starring Susan Strasberg, Dean Stockwell, Jack Nicholson
  • Rachel, Rachel – directed by Paul Newman, starring Joanne Woodward
  • Romeo and Juliet, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, starring Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey – (UK/Italy)
  • Rosemary’s Baby – directed by Roman Polanski, starring Mia Farrow & John Cassavetes
  • Saathi, starring Vyjayanthimala, Rajendra Kumar and Simi Garewal – (India)
  • Salt and Pepper – directed by Richard Donner, starring Sammy Davis Jr. & Peter Lawford – (UK)
  • The Scalphunters, starring Burt Lancaster, Ossie Davis and Telly Savalas
  • The Sea Gull, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Simone Signoret – (U.S./UK/Greece)
  • Sebastian, starring Dirk Bogarde and Susannah York – (UK)
  • Secret Ceremony – directed by Joseph Losey, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Mia Farrow, & Robert Mitchum
  • The Secret Life of an American Wife, starring Walter Matthau
  • The Secret War of Harry Frigg – directed by Jack Smight, starring Paul Newman
  • The Sergeant, starring Rod Steiger and John Phillip Law
  • Sergeant Ryker – directed by Buzz Kulik, starring Lee Marvin & Vera Miles
  • The Shakiest Gun in the West, starring Don Knotts and Barbara Rhoades
  • Shalako – directed by Edward Dmytryk, starring Sean Connery & Brigitte Bardot – (UK)
  • Shame (Skammen) – directed by Ingmar Bergman, starring Liv Ullmann & Max von Sydow – (Sweden)*
  • The Shoes of the Fisherman, starring Anthony Quinn, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Oskar Werner, Leo McKern, David Janssen, Barbara Jefford
  • Signs of Life (Lebenszeichen) – directed by Werner Herzog – (West Germany)
  • Single Room Furnished, starring Jayne Mansfield
  • Skidoo – directed by Otto Preminger, starring Jackie Gleason, Carol Channing, & Groucho Marx
  • Sol Madrid, starring David McCallum, Stella Stevens, Rip Torn
  • Song of Summer, directed by Ken Russell – (made for television) – (UK)
  • Speedway, starring Elvis Presley and Nancy Sinatra
  • Spider Baby, starring Lon Chaney Jr.
  • Spirits of the Dead – directed by Federico Fellini, Louis Malle and Roger Vadim, starring Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon, Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda – (France/Italy)
  • The Split, starring Jim Brown, Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Julie Harris
  • The Stalking Moon, starring Gregory Peck and Eva Marie Saint
  • Star! – directed by Robert Wise, starring Julie Andrews
  • Stay Away, Joe, starring Elvis Presley
  • Stolen Kisses (Baisers volés) – directed by François Truffaut, starring Jean-Pierre Léaud and Delphine Seyrig – (France)
  • The Strange Affair, starring Susan George – (UK)
  • The Subject was Roses, starring Patricia Neal, Jack Albertson, Martin Sheen
  • Sunghursh, starring Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala – (India)
  • The Swedish Kings (Shvedskite krale), directed by Lyudmil Kirkov, starring Kiril Gospodinov – (Bulgaria)
  • The Sweet Ride, starring Michael Sarrazin and Jacqueline Bisset
  • The Swimmer, starring Burt Lancaster
  • Targets – directed by Peter Bogdanovich, starring Boris Karloff
  • Teorema – directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, starring Silvana Mangano & Terence Stamp – (Italy)
  • Tevye and His Seven Daughters (Tuvia Vesheva Benotav), directed by Menahem Golan – (Israel)
  • They Came to Rob Las Vegas, – starring Gary Lockwood, Elke Sommer, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Palance
  • The Thomas Crown Affair – directed by Norman Jewison, starring Steve McQueen & Faye Dunaway
  • Three in the Attic, starring Christopher Jones, Yvette Mimieux, Judy Pace, Maggie Thrett
  • A Twist of Sand, starring Richard Johnson and Honor Blackman – (UK)
  • Twisted Nerve, starring Hywel Bennett and Hayley Mills – (UK)
  • The Unfaithful Wife (La Femme infidèle), directed by Claude Chabrol, starring Stéphane Audran – (France)
  • Up the Junction, starring Dennis Waterman and Suzy Kendall – (UK)
  • Villa Rides – directed by Buzz Kulik, starring Yul Brynner & Robert Mitchum
  • Vixen!, directed by Russ Meyer
  • What’s So Bad About Feeling Good?, starring George Peppard and Mary Tyler Moore
  • Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows, starring Rosalind Russell
  • Where Eagles Dare – directed by Brian G. Hutton, starring Richard Burton & Clint Eastwood – (UK/US)
  • The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz, starring Elke Sommer and Bob Crane
  • Wild 90, directed by and starring Norman Mailer
  • Wild in the Streets, starring Christopher Jones, Shelley Winters, Hal Holbrook
  • Will Penny, starring Charlton Heston and Joan Hackett
  • Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (animation short)
  • Witchfinder General – directed by Michael Reeves, starring Vincent Price – (UK)
  • With Six You Get Eggroll, directed by Howard Morris, starring Doris Day, Brian Keith, Barbara Hershey
  • Yellow Submarine, an animated film with music by The Beatles – (UK)
  • Yours, Mine and Ours – directed by Melville Shavelson, starring Lucille Ball & Henry Fonda