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List Rules 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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Zulu Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins

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The Man Who Would Be King Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer

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The Italian Job Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

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The Ipcress File Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson

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Get Carter Michael Caine, Britt Ekland, Ian Hendry

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Sleuth Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Eve Channing

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Alfie Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Denholm Elliott

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119 26
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A Bridge Too Far Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford

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111 24
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The Eagle Has Landed Robert Duvall, Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland

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Secondhand Lions Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Caine

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127 44
The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked
The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Frances Conroy

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117 44
Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked
Batman Begins Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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110 37
The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked
The Dark Knight Rises Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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Battle of Britain Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer

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The Quiet American Brendan Fraser, Michael Caine, Rade Šerbedžija

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Educating Rita Michael Caine, Julie Walters, Maureen Lipman

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The Muppet Christmas Carol Michael Caine, Frank Oz, Louise Gold

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Harry Brown Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Iain Glen

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The Cider House Rules Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, Paul Rudd

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Hannah and Her Sisters Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen, Carrie Fisher

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Funeral in Berlin Michael Caine, Marthe Keller, Oskar Homolka

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73 33
Children of Men is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked
Children of Men Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine

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Deathtrap Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon

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The Prestige Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman

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The Fourth Protocol Pierce Brosnan, Michael Caine, Ned Beatty

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Mona Lisa Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Robbie Coltrane

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78 39
Inception is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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Without a Clue Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine, Jeffrey Jones

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Gambit Michael Caine, Shirley MacLaine, Vic Tayback

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Miss Congeniality Sandra Bullock, William Shatner, Michael Caine

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52 26
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Blame It on Rio Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Valerie Harper

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Sleuth Jude Law, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh

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Little Voice Ewan McGregor, Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent

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The Last Valley Michael Caine, Omar Sharif, Arthur O'Connell

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Get Carter Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Michael Caine

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24 12
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Too Late the Hero Michael Caine, Henry Fonda, Denholm Elliott

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26 14
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California Suite Jane Fonda, Bill Cosby, Michael Caine

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30 18
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Last Orders Helen Mirren, Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins

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Billion Dollar Brain Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Karl Malden

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The Wrong Box Michael Caine, Dudley Moore, John Mills

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Noises Off Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Christopher Reeve

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25 16
Now You See Me is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked
Now You See Me Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson

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Escape to Victory Sylvester Stallone, Pelé, Michael Caine

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The Whistle Blower Michael Caine, John Gielgud, Barry Foster

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22 14
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The Holcroft Covenant Michael Caine, Victoria Tennant, Anthony Andrews

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22 14
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Flawless Demi Moore, Natalie Dormer, Michael Caine

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15 13
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The Hand Michael Caine, Oliver Stone, Bruce McGill

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The Romantic Englishwoman Michael Caine, Glenda Jackson, Helmut Berger