Top 10 Best Michael Caine Movie Roles of All Time Sir Michael Caine is a British icon and Hollywood star across generations

Sir Michael Caine is an English actor, producer, and author whose career spans over 70 years. His South London cockney accent and sly delivery makes him a charm to watch on screen, and he’s appeared in over 130 movies. Many of his most iconic roles have been remade. Check out these highlights from the storied filmography of Michael Caine.

10. Secondhand Lions

Caine and Duval Secondhand Lions

Character: Garth

This coming-of-age story has Haley Joel Osmond spending the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles (Caine and Robert Duvall) in Texas.

9. The Muppet Christmas Carol


Character: Ebenezer Scrooge

This Charles Dickens classic is remade with a Muppet twist. Caine plays the bitter old miser whose life perspective is changed for the better on Christmas Eve.

8. Miss Congeniality Series


Character: Victor Melling

Caine’s Melling is a pageant consultant who got the challenge of a lifetime in hard-nosed FBI agent and tomboy Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock).

7. Hannah and Her Sisters

Hannah and Her Sisters Michael Caine

Character: Elliot

Caine shines in a supporting role to perennial child molester/director Woody Allen in this Academy Award-winning film.

6. The Italian Job


Character: Charlie Croker

Caine takes the lead role in this funny crime comedy about a plan to steal a gold shipment. It was remade in 2003 with Mark Wahlberg in Caine’s role.

5. Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman Secret Service

Character: Chester “Arthur” King

Caine is the leader of a secret organization trying to save the human race from a culling. Unfortunately, he’s already been compromised.

4. Get Carter

Get Carter

Character: Jack Carter

Caine plays the titular character in this spy thriller so well that Sylvester Stallone remade it in 2000.

3. Alfie


Character: Alfie

Alfie is an unrepentant playboy and bachelor who eventually starts to learn the consequences of his loose-living lifestyle. This movie was remade in 2004 with Jude Law.

2. The Dark Knight Trilogy

Alfred Michael Caine Dark Knight

Character: Alfred Pennyworth

Caine’s Alfred is the father figure, mentor, and enslaved servant to billionaire Bruce Wayne. He’s the heart of this series, which is widely recognized as one of DC’s best live action franchises.

1. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty rotten Scoundrels

Character: Lawrence Jamieson

This comedy classic is a remake and was itself remade in 2019’s  gender-swapped The Hustle. Caine and Steve Martin play dueling con men who eventually team up, only to duel and be beaten by the dame they were trying to play.


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