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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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Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins Zulu is a 1964 epic war film depicting the Battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and the Zulus in January 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War. It depicts 150 British soldiers, many of ...more

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Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer The Man Who Would Be King is a 1975 film adapted from the Rudyard Kipling short story of the same title. It was adapted and directed by John Huston and starred Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Saeed ...more

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Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson The Ipcress File is a 1965 British espionage film directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Michael Caine and featuring Guy Doleman and Nigel Green. The screenplay by Bill Canaway and James Doran ...more

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Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward The Italian Job is a 1969 British caper film, written by Troy Kennedy Martin, produced by Michael Deeley and directed by Peter Collinson. Subsequent television showings and releases on video ...more

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Michael Caine, Britt Ekland, Ian Hendry Get Carter is a 1971 British crime film directed by Mike Hodges and starring Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osborne and Bryan Mosley. The screenplay was adapted by Hodges from Ted ...more

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Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Eve Channing Sleuth is a 1972 mystery thriller film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. The screenplay by British playwright Anthony Shaffer was based on his 1970 Tony Award-winning play Sleuth. The film stars ...more

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Robert Duvall, Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland The Eagle Has Landed is a 1976 British film directed by John Sturges and starring Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland and Robert Duvall. Based on the novel The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins, the ...more

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Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Denholm Elliott Alfie is a 1966 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Michael Caine. It is an adaptation by Bill Naughton of his own novel and play of the same name. The film ...more

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Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford A Bridge Too Far is a 1977 epic war film based on the 1974 book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan, adapted by William Goldman. It was produced by Joseph E. Levine and Richard P. Levine and ...more

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Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Caine Secondhand Lions, a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Tim McCanlies, tells the story of an introverted young boy who is sent to live with his eccentric great-uncles on a ...more

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District ...more

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Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Frances Conroy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Steve Martin, Michael Caine and Glenne Headly. The screenplay was written by Dale Launer, Stanley ...more

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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. After training with his mentor (Liam Neeson), Batman (Christian Bale) begins his fight to ...more

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Brendan Fraser, Michael Caine, Rade Šerbedžija The Quiet American is a 2002 film adaptation of Graham Greene's bestselling novel of the same name. It was directed by Phillip Noyce and starred Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, and Do Thi Hai ...more

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Michael Caine, Frank Oz, Louise Gold The Muppet Christmas Carol is a 1992 American musical fantasy-comedy film and an adaptation of Charles Dickens's 1843 novel A Christmas Carol. It is the fourth in a series of live-action musical ...more

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Michael Caine, Julie Walters, Maureen Lipman Educating Rita is a British 1983 drama/comedy film directed by Lewis Gilbert with a screenplay by Willy Russell based on Russell's stage play. The film stars Michael Caine, Julie Walters, and ...more

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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman (Christian Bale), with the ...more

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Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer Battle of Britain is a1969 action film directed by Guy Hamilton.

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Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, Paul Rudd The Cider House Rules is a 1999 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on John Irving's novel of the same name. The film won two Academy Awards, and was nominated for the ...more

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Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Iain Glen "Harry Brown marks the feature film debut for talented upcoming director Daniel Barber, Academy Award®-nominated in 2008 for his short film The Tonto Woman. The film is an urban western ...more

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen, Carrie Fisher Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 American comedy-drama film which tells the intertwined stories of an extended family over two years that begins and ends with a family Thanksgiving dinner. The ...more

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Michael Caine, Marthe Keller, Oskar Homolka Funeral in Berlin is a 1966 British spy film directed by Guy Hamilton and based on the novel of the same name by Len Deighton. It is the second of three 1960s films starring Michael Caine as the ...more

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Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon Deathtrap is a 1982 thriller based on Ira Levin's play of the same name, directed by Sidney Lumet from a screenplay by Levin and Jay Presson Allen, starring Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve.

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Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Robbie Coltrane Mona Lisa is a 1986 British neo-noir mystery drama about an ex-convict who becomes entangled in the dangerous life of a high-class call girl. The film was written by Neil Jordan and David ...more

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Children of Men is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked
Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine Children of Men is a 2006 science fiction thriller film directed and co-written by Alfonso Cuarón. The screenplay, based on P. D. James's 1992 novel of the same name, was credited to five ...more

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Pierce Brosnan, Michael Caine, Ned Beatty The Fourth Protocol is a 1987 British Cold War spy film featuring Michael Caine and Pierce Brosnan, based on the novel The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth.

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Best Michael Caine Movies of All Time, Ranked
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard Inception is a 2010 science fiction heist thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman The Prestige is a 2006 mystery drama film directed by Christopher Nolan, from a screenplay adapted by him and his brother Jonathan Nolan from Christopher Priest's 1995 World Fantasy ...more

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Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine, Jeffrey Jones Without a Clue is a 1988 British comedy film directed by Thom Eberhardt and starring Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley.

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Michael Caine, Shirley MacLaine, Vic Tayback Gambit is a 1966 comedy heist film starring Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine as two criminals involved in an elaborate plot centered on a priceless antiquity from millionaire Mr. Shahbandar, ...more

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Sandra Bullock, William Shatner, Michael Caine Miss Congeniality is a 2000 comedy film directed by Donald Petrie, written by Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford and Caryn Lucas, starring Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt and Candice

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Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Valerie Harper Blame it on Rio is a 1984 romantic comedy film, written by Charlie Peters and Larry Gelbart and directed by Stanley Donen. The script is based on the 1977 French film, Un moment ...more

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Jude Law, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh Sleuth is a 2007 thriller film directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Jude Law and Michael Caine. The screenplay by Harold Pinter is an adaptation of Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning play ...more

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Ewan McGregor, Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent Little Voice is a 1998 British musical written and directed by Mark Herman and made in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. The screenplay is based on Jim Cartwright’s play The Rise and Fall of Little

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Michael Caine, Omar Sharif, Arthur O'Connell The Last Valley, directed by James Clavell, is an historical drama set during the Thirty Years' War. A mercenary soldier and a teacher, each fleeing the religious war in southern Germany, ...more

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Helen Mirren, Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins Last Orders is a 2001 British/German drama film written and directed by Fred Schepisi. The screenplay is based on the 1996 Booker Prize-winning novel Last Orders by Graham Swift.

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Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Michael Caine Get Carter is a 2000 American thriller film, a remake of the Michael Caine 1971 film of the same name, and directed by Stephen Kay. The film stars Sylvester Stallone, Miranda Richardson, Rachael ...more

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Jane Fonda, Bill Cosby, Michael Caine California Suite is a 1978 American comedy film directed by Herbert Ross. The screenplay by Neil Simon is based on his play of the same title. Similar to his earlier Plaza Suite, the film ...more

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Michael Caine, Glenda Jackson, Helmut Berger The Romantic Englishwoman is a 1975 British film directed by Joseph Losey. It stars Michael Caine, Glenda Jackson, Helmut Berger, and marks the feature-length screen debut for Kate Nelligan. The ...more

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Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Christopher Reeve Noises Off is a 1992 comedy film directed by Peter Bogdanovich. The screenplay by Marty Kaplan is based on the 1982 play of the same name by Michael Frayn. An ensemble cast includes Michael ...more

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Michael Caine, Henry Fonda, Denholm Elliott Too Late the Hero is a 1970 Anglo-American war film directed by Robert Aldrich, and starring Michael Caine, Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Ken Takakura, Denholm Elliott, Ian Bannen, Lance ...more

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Michael Caine, Victoria Tennant, Anthony Andrews The Holcroft Covenant is a 1985 film based on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same name. The film starred Michael Caine and was directed by John Frankenheimer. The script was written by Edward ...more

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Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Karl Malden Billion Dollar Brain is a 1967 British espionage film directed by Ken Russell and based on the novel of the same name by Len Deighton. The film features Michael Caine as secret agent Harry ...more

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Sylvester Stallone, Pelé, Michael Caine Escape to Victory, known simply as Victory in North America, is a 1981 film about Allied prisoners of war who are interned in a German prison camp during World War II who play an exhibition ...more

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Michael Caine, John Gielgud, Barry Foster The Whistle Blower is a 1986 British spy thriller film, starring Michael Caine, based on the novel of the same name by John Hale. It was directed by Simon Langton, the son of actor David ...more

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Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles, Tom Cruise Austin Powers in Goldmember is a 2002 American spy comedy film. It is the third installment of the Austin Powers film series starring Mike Myers in the title role. The film was directed by Jay ...more

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Demi Moore, Natalie Dormer, Michael Caine Flawless is a 2007 British fictional crime film directed by Michael Radford, written by Edward Anderson, and starring Michael Caine and Demi Moore. It premiered 11 February 2007 in Germany. The ...more

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Michael Caine, Dudley Moore, John Mills The Wrong Box is a British comedy film made by Salamander Film Productions and distributed by Columbia Pictures. It was produced and directed by Bryan Forbes from a screenplay by Larry Gelbart ...more

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Michael Caine, Oliver Stone, Bruce McGill The Hand is a 1981 psychological horror film written and directed by Oliver Stone, based on the novel The Lizard's Tail by Marc Brandell. The film stars Michael Caine and Andrea Marcovicci. ...more

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Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Ringo Starr Water is a 1985 comedy film scripted by Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais, directed by Clement, and starring Michael Caine. This HandMade Films production was released in U.S. theatres in April ...more