The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked Films

The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked

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List Criteria: Vote for your favorite Michael Caine movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

The best Michael Caine movies of all time prove that he’s one of the top actors of his generation. Since the ‘50s, Caine has appeared in plenty of blockbusters and critically-acclaimed movies, earning awards and accolades along the way. His highest grossing movies have been well-received at the box office as well, as his lifetime box office gross exceeds $1 billion.

Born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, Michael Caine started his career in the 1950s with small roles in stage plays under the name of Michael Scott. Shortly afterwards however, he was told he needed to change it as there was already an actor by that name. He then adopted the name Michael Caine, which was inspired by the movie The Caine Mutiny

For the rest of the ‘50s and the early’60s, Caine starred in small television and film roles. His first few roles were in classic films such as Alfie, The Ipcress File, and Zulu. From the ‘70s onwards, he worked in a variety of genres, including action, drama, comedy, and everything in between. Also, he legally changed his name to Michael Caine in 2016 to avoid being hassled at airports.

So what are the best Michael Caine movies of all time? Is it The Italian Job or Harry Brown? See what fans have ranked as their favorite Michael Caine movies below. This list of the best Michael Caine movies is ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Whether you enjoy him as a ladies man in Alfie or as a wise confidant in Batman Begins, there is no doubt about it, Michael Caine knows how to act. If you think the best Michael Caine role isn't at the top, then vote it up. Don’t see it listed? Add it so that others may vote for it. After all, this list of the best Michael Caine movies should be as comprehensive as possible.

If you are a fan of Caine's collaborations with director Christopher Nolan, you might also enjoy our list of best Christian Bale movies and best Morgan Freeman movies. Also, here's a fun fact.

Notable directors that have worked with Michael Caine include names like Christopher Nolan, Brian De Palma and Woody Allen. If Michael Caine movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Matthew McConaughey and Rod Steiger too.

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    The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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    The Man Who Would Be King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer

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    Zulu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins

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    The Ipcress File is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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    Get Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Michael Caine, Britt Ekland, Ian Hendry

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    Sleuth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Eve Channing

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    Harry Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Iain Glen

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    Alfie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Denholm Elliott

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    A Bridge Too Far is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford

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    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Frances Conroy

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    Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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    Secondhand Lions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Caine

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    Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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    The Eagle Has Landed is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Robert Duvall, Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland

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    Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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    Educating Rita is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Michael Caine, Julie Walters, Maureen Lipman

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    The Cider House Rules is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, Paul Rudd

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    Hannah and Her Sisters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen, Carrie Fisher

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    Battle of Britain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer

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    The Muppet Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Michael Caine, Frank Oz, Louise Gold

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    The Quiet American is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Brendan Fraser, Michael Caine, Rade Šerbedžija

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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    Funeral in Berlin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Michael Caine, Marthe Keller, Oskar Homolka

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    Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine

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    The Prestige is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman

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    Deathtrap is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon

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    The Fourth Protocol is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Pierce Brosnan, Michael Caine, Ned Beatty

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    Mona Lisa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Robbie Coltrane

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    Gambit is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Michael Caine, Shirley MacLaine, Vic Tayback

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    Without a Clue is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine, Jeffrey Jones

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    Miss Congeniality is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Sandra Bullock, William Shatner, Michael Caine

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    Little Voice is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Ewan McGregor, Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent

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    Get Carter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Michael Caine

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    Sleuth is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Jude Law, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh

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    Blame It on Rio is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Valerie Harper

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    Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson

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    Last Orders is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Helen Mirren, Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins

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    The Wrong Box is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Michael Caine, Dudley Moore, John Mills

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    Billion Dollar Brain is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Karl Malden

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    California Suite is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Jane Fonda, Bill Cosby, Michael Caine

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    Noises Off is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Christopher Reeve

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    Water is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

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    The Whistle Blower is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Michael Caine, John Gielgud, Barry Foster

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    The Hand is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Michael Caine, Oliver Stone, Bruce McGill

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    Flawless is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Demi Moore, Natalie Dormer, Michael Caine

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    The Last Valley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Michael Caine, Omar Sharif, Arthur O'Connell

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    Too Late the Hero is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Michael Caine, Henry Fonda, Denholm Elliott

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    Austin Powers: Goldmember is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles, Tom Cruise

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    Surrender is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Sally Field, Michael Caine, Steve Guttenberg

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    Escape to Victory is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Sylvester Stallone, Pelé, Michael Caine

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