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In honor of Sir Michael Caine turning 90, let's list our favorite films. Don't let the "Sir" fool you. Michael Caine is not a film star snob; he's a regular guy with great acting ability, one of my favorites in all cinema.

Let's keep the numbers manageable, no long lists. Five films at most, please.

For me, in order of most favorite:

  • Get Carter - the original 1971 film, and not his appearance in the unnecessary remake from 2000

  • The Man Who Would Be King

  • The Ipcress File

  • Zulu

  • Alfie


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    Play Dirty from 1969. Intriguing desert warfare movie right up to the end.


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    Zulu
    A Bridge Too Far
    Blame it on Rio
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    Inception
     
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    In no particular order:

    Zulu
    A Bridge Too Far
    Inception
    Muppet Christmas Carol
    The Prestige
     
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    Love him in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

    And of course as twisted,cross-dressing psycho in DePalma's Dressed to Kill.



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    As posted in the other thread Sleuth

    I'll second Alfie and The Man who would Be King
     
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    I recall him best in Zulu, A Bridge Too Far, and The Muppet Christmas Carol. As an aside, one of the storefronts on set of The Muppet Christmas Carol is marked as Micklewhite's.
     
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    As an aside, one of the storefronts on set of The Muppet Christmas Carol is marked as Micklewhite's.
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    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    The Man Who Would Be King
     
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    Maybe The Island. Not one of his greatest films, but the scene where he unloads the Browning on the pirates is cinematic awesomeness.



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    The Italian Job
    Without a Clue
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    “A Bridge Too Far”
    “The Eagle Has Landed”
    “Muppets Christmas Carol”
    “Interstellar”

    From the films previously listed, I have some Caine viewing to catch-up on!



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    I'm rewatching The Battle of Britain in which he plays a squadron leader. Had started it last week but timing is good for his 90th.



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    The Italian Job
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    Kingsman: The Secret Service
    A Bridge too Far
    All the Batman Movies
    Battle of Britain
    The Eagle Has Landed



     
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    Having not seen "Get Carter" I'm impressed that Para's rated it above one of my all-time favorites, "The Man Who Would Be King", and so now I need to find and watch "Get Carter".

    "Secondhand Lions" might be my second-favorite of his.

    Trying (and failing) to think of any of Mr. Caine's films I've seen that I didn't like, now that I think of it.
     
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    Zulu
    The Man Who Would Be King
    Secondhand Lions
     
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    The Dark Knight
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Harry Brown
    The Island
    Interstellar



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    I agree with all the ones listed above.

    Second Hand Lion is a movie I've enjoyed.
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    As an aside, one of the storefronts on set of The Muppet Christmas Carol is marked as Micklewhite's.
    Ha! That's great!


    Yep,another storefront is marked "Stadler and Walforf". Caine portrayed Scrooge well.

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    The Italian Job
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    Kingsman: The Secret Service
    A Bridge too Far
    All the Batman Movies
    Battle of Britain
    The Eagle Has Landed
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