List of American films of 1968

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This is a list of American films released in 1968.

Oliver! won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Top-grossing films

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  2. Bullitt
  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


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
5 Card StudHenry Hathaway Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Inger Stevens Western, mystery Paramount
2001: A Space OdysseyStanley Kubrick Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester Science fiction 4 Oscar nominations
Anzio Edward Dmytryk, Duilio Coletti Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Peter Falk War Columbia
Assignment to KillSheldon ReynoldsPatrick O'Neal, Joan Hackett, John GielgudDrama
The Astro-ZombiesTed V. Mikels John Carradine, Wendell Corey, Tura SatanaScience fiction
Bandolero! Andrew V. McLaglen James Stewart, Dean Martin, Raquel Welch Western 20th Century Fox
The Biggest Bundle of Them AllKen Annakin Raquel Welch, Robert Wagner, Edward G. RobinsonComedy, crime MGM
Blackbeard's GhostRobert Stevenson Peter Ustinov, Suzanne Pleshette, Dean Jones Comedy, fantasy Disney
The Boston Strangler Richard Fleischer Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy True crime 20th Century Fox
The BrotherhoodMartin Ritt Kirk Douglas, Alex Cord, Luther Adler Crime drama Paramount
BullittPeter YatesSteve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline BissetCrime drama Warner Bros.
Buona Sera, Mrs. CampbellMelvin Frank Gina Lollobrigida, Shelley Winters, Peter Lawford Comedy Inspired Mamma Mia!
Bye Bye BravermanSidney Lumet George Segal, Jack Warden, Alan King Comedy Warner Bros.
CandyChristian MarquandMarlon Brando, Richard Burton, Charles Aznavour, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, Ringo StarrComedy Script by Buck Henry
CharlyRalph Nelson Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom Drama Oscar for Robertson
Coogan's BluffDon SiegelClint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Susan Clark Crime drama Universal
CountdownRobert AltmanJames Caan, Robert Duvall Sci-fi Warner Bros.
Counterpoint Ralph Nelson Charlton Heston, Maximilian Schell War Universal


Title Director Cast Genre Note
Day of the Evil Gun Jerry Thorpe Glenn Ford, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger Western MGM
The DetectiveGordon Douglas Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick, Jacqueline Bisset Crime drama 20th Century Fox; based on Roderick Thorp novel
The Devil's BrigadeAndrew V. McLaglen William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince EdwardsWar United Artists; on 1st Special Service Force
Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady? Don Weis Phyllis Diller, Bob Denver Comedy
FacesJohn Cassavetes Gena Rowlands, John Marley, Seymour Cassel Drama 2 Oscar nominations
Finders Keepers, Lovers Weepers!Russ Meyer Anne Chapman, Lavelle Roby Drama
Finian's RainbowFrancis Ford Coppola Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Keenan Wynn, Tommy Steele, Don Francks, Al Freeman, Jr. Musical Based on stage musical; 2 Oscar nominations
FirecreekVincent McEveety James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens, Jacqueline Scott, Gary Lockwood Western Warner Bros.; first film for McEveety
FleshPaul Morrissey Patti D'ArbanvilleComedyproduced by Andy Warhol
For Love of IvyDaniel Mann Sidney Poitier, Abbey Lincoln, Beau Bridges Romantic comedy 2 Golden Globe nominations
For Singles Only Arthur Dreifuss Mary Ann Mobley, Lana Wood, Milton Berle Romance
Funny GirlWilliam Wyler Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Walter Pidgeon Musical Oscar for Streisand; 8 nominations
Great Catherine Gordon Flemyng Peter O'Toole, Jeanne Moreau Drama From a George Bernard Shaw play
The Green BeretsRay Kellogg, John Wayne John Wayne, David Janssen, Jim Hutton, Aldo Ray War Warner Bros.; produced during Vietnam War
GreetingsBrian De Palma Robert De Niro, Gerrit Graham Comedy De Niro's first leading role
HammerheadDavid Miller Vince Edwards, Diana Dors Spy From James Mayo novel
Hang 'Em HighTed Post Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, Pat Hingle Western Malpaso Company 1st film
HeadBob Rafelson The Monkees, Annette Funicello, Victor Mature Comedy, musical Co-written by Jack Nicholson
The Heart Is a Lonely HunterRobert Ellis Miller Alan Arkin, Chuck McCann, Sondra Locke Drama From Carson McCullers novel; 2 Oscar nominations
Hell in the Pacific John Boorman Lee Marvin, Toshiro Mifune War 2-character film
HellfightersAndrew V. McLaglen John Wayne, Katharine Ross, Jim Hutton Action Based on the life of Red Adair
The Hell with Heroes Joseph Sargent Rod Taylor, Claudia Cardinale War Universal
The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit Norman Tokar Dean Jones, Diane Baker Family Disney
Hot MillionsEric TillPeter Ustinov, Maggie Smith, Bob NewhartComedy Co-written by Ustinov
House of CardsJohn Guillermin George Peppard, Orson Welles, Inger Stevens Mystery Universal
House of EvilJack HillBoris Karloff, JulissaHorror
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. ToklasHy Averback Peter Sellers, Leigh Taylor-Young Comedy Warner Bros.-Seven Arts
Ice Station ZebraJohn Sturges Rock Hudson, Patrick McGoohan, Ernest Borgnine, Jim Brown, Tony Bill, Lloyd Nolan Action From Alistair MacLean novel; 2 Oscar nominations
The Impossible YearsMichael Gordon David Niven, Lola Albright, Ozzie Nelson Comedy Based on the Broadway play
In Enemy Country Harry Keller Anthony Franciosa, Anjanette Comer War
In the Year of the PigEmile de Antonio Gerald Ford, Dwight D. Eisenhower Documentary
Jigsaw James Goldstone Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman, Hope Lange Thriller Universal
Killers ThreeBruce Kessler Dick Clark, Robert Walker, Jr., Merle HaggardCrime Produced, co-written by Clark
The Killing of Sister GeorgeRobert 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 CementGordon 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 MGM
Live a Little, Love a LittleNorman Taurog Elvis Presley, Michele Carey, Rudy Vallée Comedy Taurog's final film
The Love Bug Robert Stevenson Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson Family First of Herbie series
A Lovely Way to Die David Lowell Rich Kirk Douglas, Sylvia 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 Comedy
The Magus Guy Green Michael Caine, Candice Bergen, Anthony Quinn Drama Based on a book by John Fowles
The Money Jungle Francis D. Lyon Lola Albright, John Ericson, Leslie Parrish Crime drama
Monterey PopD. 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 United Artists
The Movie OrgyJoe Dante Documentary


Title Director Cast Genre Note
Never a Dull MomentJerry Paris Dick Van Dyke, Dorothy Provine, Edward G. Robinson Crime comedyDisney
The Night of the Following Day Hubert Cornfield Marlon Brando, Richard Boone, Rita MorenoCrime drama Universal
Night of the Living DeadGeorge A. Romero Duane Jones, Judith O'DeaHorror Romero's first zombie film
The Night They Raided Minsky'sWilliam Friedkin Jason Robards, Elliott Gould, Forrest TuckerComedy Produced by Norman Lear
No Way to Treat a LadyJack SmightRod Steiger, Lee Remick, George SegalThrillerBased on William Goldman novel
Nobody Runs Forever Ralph Thomas Rod Taylor, Christopher Plummer Drama Cinerama Releasing Corp.
Nobody's Perfect Alan Rafkin Doug McClure, Nancy Kwan, James Whitmore Comedy
The Odd CoupleGene Saks Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau Comedy Based on Neil Simon play; sequel in 1998
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, Anne Jeffreys Drama
Paper LionAlex MarchAlan Alda, Lauren Hutton, Alex Karras Biography, sports Based on George Plimpton book
The PartyBlake Edwards Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet Comedy United Artists
PetuliaRichard Lester George C. Scott, Julie Christie Drama Based on John Haase novel
The Pink JungleDelbert Mann James Garner, George Kennedy AdventureBased on Alan Williams novel
A Place for Lovers Vittorio De Sica Faye Dunaway, Marcello Mastroianni Drama MGM
Planet of the ApesFranklin J. Schaffner Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Maurice Evans, Kim Hunter Science fiction Based on Pierre Boulle novel; inspired 4 sequels
The PowerByron Haskin Suzanne Pleshette, George Hamilton ThrillerBased on Frank M. Robinson novel
Pretty PoisonNoel Black Tuesday Weld, Anthony Perkins, Beverly Garland Suspense Remade in 1996
The Private Navy of Sgt. O'FarrellFrank Tashlin Bob Hope, Jeffrey Hunter, Phyllis Diller War comedy Filmed in Puerto Rico
The ProducersMel Brooks Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Dick Shawn, Lee Meredith, Christopher Hewett Comedy Inspired a musical and 2005 film
Psych-OutRichard Rush Jack Nicholson, Susan Strasberg Crime drama American International
Rachel, RachelPaul Newman Joanne Woodward, James Olson Drama 4 Oscar nominations
Rosemary's BabyRoman Polanski Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Charles Grodin, Ruth Gordon, Ralph Bellamy Horror Based on the novel by Ira Levin; Oscar for Gordon


Title Director Cast Genre Note
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 WifeGeorge Axelrod Walter Matthau, Anne Jackson, Patrick O'Neal Comedy 20th Century Fox; music by Billy May
The Secret War of Harry FriggJack Smight Paul NewmanWar comedy Universal
The Sergeant John Flynn Rod Steiger, John Phillip Law Drama Warner Bros.
Sergeant Ryker Buzz Kulik Lee Marvin, Bradford Dillman, Vera Miles Drama made in 1963
The Shakiest Gun in the WestAlan RafkinDon Knotts, Pat Morita, Jackie Coogan Comedy Universal
Shalako Edward Dmytryk Sean Connery, Brigitte Bardot Western Cinerama Corp.
She-Devils on WheelsHerschell Lewis Betty Connell Biker film
The Shoes of the FishermanMichael Anderson Anthony Quinn, Laurence Olivier, David Janssen, Oskar Werner, Leo McKern, John Gielgud Drama From Morris West novel; 2 Oscar nominations
Single Room Furnished Matt Cimber Jayne Mansfield Drama
SkidooOtto PremingerJackie Gleason, Carol Channing, Mickey Rooney, John Phillip Law, Groucho MarxComedy Marx's final film
Sol Madrid Brian G. Hutton David McCallum, Stella Stevens, Telly Savalas Crime
SpeedwayNorman Taurog Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra Musical MGM
The SplitGordon 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 Western National General; from Theodore Olsen novel
Star!Robert Wise Julie Andrews, Daniel Massey, Richard Crenna Biography Gertrude Lawrence bio; 7 Oscar nominations
Stay Away, JoePeter Tewksbury Elvis Presley, Burgess Meredith, Katy Jurado Western MGM; based on Dan Cushman novel
The Subject Was RosesUlu Grosbard Patricia Neal, Jack Albertson, Martin Sheen Drama from Frank Gilroy play; Oscar for Albertson
The Sweet RideHarvey Hart Anthony Franciosa, Michael Sarrazin, Jacqueline Bisset, Bob Denver Drama 2 Golden Globe nominations
Sweet NovemberRobert Ellis Miller Sandy Dennis, Anthony Newley Dramaremade in 2001
The SwimmerFrank Perry Burt Lancaster, Janice Rule, Marge Champion Drama Columbia; based on John Cheever story
TargetsPeter BogdanovichBoris Karloff, Tim O'Kelly ThrillerKarloff's final film; Bogdanovich's first
They Came to Rob Las Vegas Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi Gary Lockwood, Elke Sommer, Lee J. Cobb Crime Warner Bros.
The Thomas Crown AffairNorman Jewison Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway Crime Oscar for Best Song; remade in 1999
Three in the Attic Richard Wilson Christopher Jones, Yvette Mimieux Suspense AIP
Villa Rides Buzz Kulik Yul Brynner, Robert Mitchum, Charles Bronson Western Script by Robert Towne, Sam Peckinpah
Vixen! Russ Meyer Erica Gavin Sexploitation
Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric WomenPeter Bogdanovich Mamie Van Doren Science fiction Filmgroup
Walk the Angry BeachJohn Hayes Rue McClanahan Drama
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 Trouble with Angels sequel
Where Eagles DareBrian G. Hutton Clint Eastwood, Richard BurtonWar MGM; written by Alistair MacLean
Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?Hy AverbackDoris Day, Robert Morse, Patrick O'NealComedy MGM; based on New York blackout
The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz George Marshall Elke Sommer, Bob Crane, Werner KlempererComedy United Artists
Wild 90 Norman Mailer Norman Mailer, Buzz Farbar, Mickey Knox Experimental
Wild in the StreetsBarry Shear Christopher Jones, Shelley Winters, Richard Pryor Drama AIP; 1 Oscar nomination
The Wild RacersDan HallerFabian, Judy Cornwell, Talia ShireAction
The Wild, Wild World of Jayne MansfieldJoel Holt Jayne MansfieldDocumentary
Will PennyTom Gries Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Bruce Dern Western Paramount
With Six You Get EggrollHoward Morris Doris Day, Brian Keith, Barbara Hershey ComedyDay's final film
Yours, Mine and OursMelville Shavelson Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda Comedy Remade in 2005
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