Check out our picks for the best sci-fi movies of 1968. These sci-fi films our rated as our top movies of 1968. New movies are added everyday and we are dedicated to including every sci-fi movie ever made.
1968 Sci-Fi Movies List
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
PG | 2h 29min | 149min | 11 Apr 1968Score: 8.6/10
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Harry Fielder, Burnell Tucker, Sean Sullivan, Robert Beatty, Frank Miller
Synopsis: "2001" is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon's surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be.
Tagline: Let the Awe and Mystery of a Journey Unlike Any Other Begin
Planet of the Apes (1968)
R | 1h 52min | 112min | 03 Apr 1968Score: 8.48/10
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Starring: Felix Silla, Roddy McDowall, Jerry Maren, Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison
Synopsis: Taylor and two other astronauts come out of deep hibernation to find that their ship has crashed. Escaping with little more than clothes they find that they have landed on a planet where men are pre-lingual and uncivilized while apes have learned speech and technology. Taylor is captured and taken to the city of the apes after damaging his throat so that he is silent and cannot communicate with the apes.
Tagline: Somewhere in the universe there must be something better than man. In a matter of time, an astronaut will wing through the centuries and find the answer. He may find the most terrifying one of all on the planet where apes are the rulers and man the beast.
PG | 1h 43min | 103min | 23 Sep 1968Score: 7.1/10
Director: Ralph Nelson
Starring: Cliff Robertson, Donald Warnock, Dan Morgan, Claire Bloom, Dick Van Patten
Synopsis: Charly is an adult male with a cognitive disability struggling to survive in the modern world. His frequent attempts at learning, reading, and writing prove difficult. His teacher, Miss Kinian, takes Charly to the clinic where he is observed by doctors who have Charly "race" a mouse, Algernon. Algernon is usually the winner thanks to an experiment that greatly raised his intelligence. This experiment is given to Charly, who at first does not seem affected. However, he becomes more logically advanced, eventually becoming a pure genius. Emotional and intra-personal consequences are involved when Charly learns the truth of the experiment,…
Tagline: A less than ordinary man is turned into a genius. He awakens to an exquisite love experience, but at an impossible price for CHARLY
Destroy All Monsters (1968)
G | 1h 29min | 89min | 23 May 1969Score: 6.85/10
Directors: Ishirô Honda, Ishirô Honda
Starring: Ted Rusoff, Kenji Sahara, Rinsaku Ogata, Hal Linden, Yutaka Sada
Synopsis: Aliens have released all the giant monsters from their imprisonment on Monster Land and are using them to destroy all major cities on the planet. It is up to the daring crew of the super rocket ship X-2 to infiltrate the aliens' headquarters before the Earth monsters and King Ghidrah annihilate the planet.
Tagline: Monsters of mass destruction.
PG | 1h 38min | 98min | 10 Oct 1968Score: 6.13/10
Director: Roger Vadim
Starring: Robert Rietty, David Hemmings, John Phillip Law, Bernie Grant, Silvana Venturelli
Synopsis: The year is 40,000. After peaceful floating in zero-gravity, astronaut Barbarella lands on the frozen planet Lythion and sets out to find renowned scientist Durand Durand in the City of Night, Sogo, where a new sin is invented every hour. There, she encounters such objects as the Excessive Machine, a genuine sex organ on which an expert artist of the keyboard, in this case, Durand Durand himself, can drive a victim to death by pleasure, a lesbian queen who can make her fantasies take form in her Chamber of Dreams, and a group of ladies smoking a giant hookah which…
Tagline: Who seduces an angel? Who strips in space? Who conveys love by hand? Who gives up the pill? Who takes sex to outer space? Who's the girl of the 21st century? Who nearly dies of pleasure?
The Power (1968)
R | 1h 48min | 108min | 21 Feb 1968Score: 5.25/10
Director: Byron Haskin
Starring: Vaughn Taylor, Arthur Tovey, Beverly Powers, Ken Murray, Hans Moebus
Synopsis: Contains spoilers: A man slowly realizes two things: that he has telekinesis - the power to move things with the power of his mind alone - and that another man who shares this power wants to kill him.
Tagline: YOU feel it until you can't feel anything at all!
Brides of Blood (1968)
R | 1h 37min | 97min | 09 Dec 1974Score: 5/10
Directors: Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero
Starring: Beverly Powers, John Ashley, Eva Darren, Bruno Punzalan, Kent Taylor
Synopsis: Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!
Tagline: A Brutal Orgy of Ghastly Terror!
The Green Slime (1968)
G | 1h 30min | 90min | 19 Dec 1968Score: 3.4/10
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Starring: Linda Miller, Robert Morris, David Yorston, Robert Dunham, Kathy Horan
Synopsis: A giant asteroid is heading toward Earth so some astronauts disembark from a nearby space station to blow it up. The mission is successful, and they return to the station unknowingly bringing back a gooey green substance that mutates into one-eyed tentacled monsters that feed off electricity. Soon the station is crawling with them, and people are being zapped left and right!
Tagline: Invaders From Beyond The Stars!
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