Best Picture 1968

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1.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
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An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. (112 mins.)
 
2.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
3.
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
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A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man. (102 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
4.
Even the Wind Is Afraid (1968)
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Girls that were punished to sat at a boarding school during Spring Break have no idea the school is haunted by the restless spirit of a former student seeking revenge. (88 mins.)
 
5.
The Lion in Winter (1968)
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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. (134 mins.)
Director: Anthony Harvey
 
6.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
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There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters. (96 mins.)
 
7.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
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A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life. (137 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
8.
Teorema (1968)
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A strange visitor in a wealthy family. He seduces the maid, the son, the mother, the daughter and finally the father before leaving a few days after... (105 mins.)
 
9.
Bullitt (1968)
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An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection. (114 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
10.
Pretty Poison (1968)
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When a mentally disturbed young man tells a pretty girl that he's a secret agent, she believes him, and murder and mayhem ensue. (89 mins.)
Director: Noel Black
 
11.
The Devil Rides Out (1968)
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In the countryside of England, the Duc de Richleau a.k.a Nicholas welcomes his old friend Rex Van Ryn that has flown to meet him and Simon Aron... (96 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
12.
Faces (1968)
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A middle-aged man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner. The film follows their struggles to find love amongst each other. (130 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
 
13.
The Killing of Sister George (1968)
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George lives with her lover, Childie and plays a cheerful district nurse in a BBC soap opera. However... (138 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
14.
The Bride Wore Black (1968)
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Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal? What is her purpose? (107 mins.)
 
15.
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
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When deaf mute Singer moves to a small city to be near his only friend confined in a hospital, he grows attached to his landlady's sensitive 16-year-old daughter. (123 mins.)
 
16.
Rachel, Rachel (1968)
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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. (101 mins.)
Director: Paul Newman
 
17.
Shame (1968)
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In the midst of a civil war, former violinists Jan and Eva Rosenberg, who have a tempestuous marriage, run a farm on a rural island. In spite of their best efforts to escape their homeland, the war impinges on every aspect of their lives. (103 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
18.
The Boston Strangler (1968)
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A series of brutal murders in Boston sparks a seemingly endless and increasingly complex manhunt. (116 mins.)
 
19.
Isadora (1968)
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A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet... (131 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
20.
Stolen Kisses (1968)
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After being discharged from the army, Antoine Doinel centers a screwball comedy where he applies for different jobs and tries to make sense of his relationships with women. (90 mins.)
 
21.
Danger: Diabolik (1968)
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International man of mystery Diabolik pulls heist after heist but European cops led by inspector Ginko and envious mobsters led by Ralph Valmont are closing-in on him. (105 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
22.
Oliver! (1968)
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Young Oliver Twist runs away from an orphanage and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor. (153 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
23.
The Odd Couple (1968)
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Two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day. (105 mins.)
Director: Gene Saks
 
24.
The Swimmer (1968)
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Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the Summer. He reappears at a friend's pool. As they talk, someone... (95 mins.)
Director: Frank Perry
 
25.
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
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A widower with ten children falls for a widow with eight, and they must decide about forming a huge, unconventional family. (111 mins.)
 
26.
The Young, the Evil and the Savage (1968)
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The corpses are piling up at St. Hilda's School for Girls, leaving top cop Michael Rennie with more than the usual suspects... (98 mins.)
Director: Anthony Dawson
 
27.
Funny Girl (1968)
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The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. We see her rise to fame as a Ziegfield girl, subsequent career and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein. (151 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
28.
Petulia (1968)
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An unhappily married socialite finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor. (105 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
29.
The Anniversary (1968)
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Three sons who work in the family construction business help their overbearing mother celebrate her anniversary to her late husband. (95 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
 
30.
Twisted Nerve (1968)
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Martin is a troubled young man. With a mother who insists on treating him like a child, a stepfather who can't wait to see the back of him... (112 mins.)
Director: Roy Boulting
 
31.
Madigan (1968)
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In New York City's Spanish Harlem, detectives Madigan and Bonaro are given 72 hours by their superior to capture a hoodlum wanted for homicide in Brooklyn. (101 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
 
32.
The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
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Ukrainian Archbishop Kiril Lakota is set free after two decades as a political prisoner in Siberia. He is brought to Rome by Fr... (162 mins.)
 
33.
Wild in the Streets (1968)
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A young man gains significant political influence as the leader of a counterculture rock band with his rallying cry of voting rights for teenagers. (97 mins.)
Director: Barry Shear
 
34.
A Hyena in the Safe (1968)
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Four notorious bank robbers - Klaus from Germany, Albert from France, Juan from Spain and Carina from... (100 mins.)
Director: Cesare Canevari
 
35.
Secret Ceremony (1968)
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A penniless woman meets a strange girl who insists she is her long-lost mother, and becomes enmeshed in a web of deception, and perhaps madness, in this powerful psychological thriller. (109 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
36.
Asterix & Cleopatra (1968)
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Popular animated hero Asterix and his faithful sidekick Obelix travel to ancient Egypt to help Cleopatra build a new summer home... (72 mins.)
 
37.
The Blood Beast Terror (1968)
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A scientist, working with genetics, creates a creature that is capable of transforming back and forth... (88 mins.)
Director: Vernon Sewell
 
38.
For Love of Ivy (1968)
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A white family has had the same black maid for many years. When she tells them she wants to go back to school and will be leaving soon... (101 mins.)
Director: Daniel Mann
 
39.
Vagabundo en la lluvia (1968)
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Two women from different social spheres but with similar interests decide to spend a weekend in the country. The unexpected arrival or a vagrant turns the peaceful vacation into a nightmare of horror and human passion. (87 mins.)
 
40.
The Crimson Cult (1968)
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When his brother disappears, Robert Manning pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from... (89 mins.)
Director: Vernon Sewell
 
41.
The Sweet Body of Deborah (1968)
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A young newlywed couple from America returns to Geneva to visit Marcel's home town. Once there he is... (95 mins.)
 
42.
Krakatoa: East of Java (1968)
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In 1883, ship captain Hanson plans a shipwreck salvage mission in The Dutch East Indies to retrieve a cargo of pearls but an unexpected volcano eruption and a state-ordered transport of convicts upset his plans. (131 mins.)