Michael Caine is a popular British Actor and author known best for his films ‘Educating Rita’, ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’, ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy and subsequent Christopher Nolan films. Starting his career in the 60s, he is best known for his starring roles in the notable films such as ‘Zulu’, ‘Ipcress Fire’, ‘The Italian Job’, ‘Alfie’ and ‘Battle of Britain’. While the 70s saw the release of some of the best Michael Cane films such as ‘A Bridge too Far’, ‘The Man Who Would be King’, ‘Get Carter’ and ‘The Last Valley’.
However, the 80s turned out to be the best decade of Michael Caine’s career thus far, as he starred in some notable films such as ‘Educating Rita’ and ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’. He won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for his roles in the films respectively. At the turn of the century, his frequent collaborations with Christopher Nolan brought him a worldwide recognition and some some great films including ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy, ‘Inception’, ‘Interstellar’, ‘The Prestige’, ‘Children of Men’ and ‘Dunkirk’.
Despite several successful films, there are some films in Michael Caine’s career that were absolute failures, such as ‘Blame it on Rio’, ‘Bewitched’, ‘Flawless’ and ‘On Deadly Ground’.
The Eagle Has Landed is a war drama film which tells the story of a Nazi officer, who devises a plan to kidnap or assassinate Winston Churchill, the British Prime Minister. Their plan seems to be going well, until certain events begin to threaten their success.
A shy young boy is dumped off by his greedy mother to spend the summer with two of his eccentric great uncles, believed to be very rich. Although initially unhappy with the arrangement, the two old men soon warm to the boy, telling him stories about their youth. They also order a lion for animal target; but it turns out to be aging circus lioness.
Steve kills safecracker John Bridger after a heist in Venice so that he can keep all the gold for himself. The rest of the team, including tech geek Lyle, leader Charlie, Left Ear and driver Rob seek revenge from Steve along with Stella, Bridger's daughter.
Ruthless London gangster Jack Carter, who suspects that his brother’s death was not an accident, goes to his hometown, Newcastle, for the funeral. While investigating the Newcastle’s underworld, he receives a warning from local boss Kinnear to return to London, which makes him more resolute. As a porno film provides him with the required evidence, Carter sets out to take revenge, triggering a trail of violence.
Zulu is a historical war drama film which depicts the Battle of Rorke’s Drift in 1879, between the Zulus and the British Army. The film portrays how 150 British soldiers, including 30 sick ones, battle with a force of 4000 Zulu warriors and successfully manage to hold them off.
It is based on the events of ‘Operation Market Garden’ of September, 1944. In order to bring a quick end to the WWII, the allied forces decide to drop thousands of paratroopers to secure strategic bridges in Netherlands to obtain access into Germany. The main bridge was the one to Arnhem. But tough German resistance and faulty allied intelligence led to failure.
Based on the novel, The Christmas Carol, by famous novelist Charles Dickens, this film is a retelling of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser, who eventually finds redemption on Christmas eve.
Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved.
A successful con artist in Beaumont-sur-Mer is troubled when another swindler starts operating in the same locality. Fearing that the other man may scare away his targets, he makes a deal with him and decides that the first to con a young American heiress out of fifty thousand dollars can stay while the other must leave the town.
Joe, Willie and Albert, three lifelong friends get cheated of their pension money by a bank. Therefore, they plan to rob the same bank, in order to be able to take care of themselves and their loved ones.
Considered to be one of the best superhero films ever made, The Dark Knight is the saga of the Batman’s quest to rid the city of Gotham of organized crime. Heath Ledger won a posthumous Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of deadly antagonist Joker in the highest grosser of 2008.
Alfie Elkins is a limo driver in Manhattan. Being a sex addict, he indulges in one-night stands with various women. He also maintains a casual relationship with Julie, a single mother, and Dorie, a woman in an unhappy marriage. However, soon he starts to rethink his life.
This action adventure film tells the story of two ex-non-commissioned officers of the British Indian Army. After leaving the army, they decide to set themselves up as Kings in Kafiristan, a land where no white man has set food since Alexander the Great.
Deathtrap is a black comedy mystery film which tells the story of a playwright, who is suffering from writer’s block. Therefore, he thinks of murdering a student to steal his play.
Christopher Nolan concludes his The Dark Knight trilogy featuring DC superhero Batman by bringing him back from self-imposed exile to tackle the merciless mercenary Bane, who plans to take over Gotham city by controlling its dark underworld, with the help of the mysterious cat burglar Selina Kyle and his trusted butler Alfred.
Christopher Nolan's reboot of the Batman series details the origin of the caped crusader as he travels to Asia, where he conquers his fears and trains in combat under Henri Ducard. However, after learning about Ducard's true identity and mission, he returns to Gotham to protect the city as Batman with help from associates Alfred and Lucius Fox.
Robert Angier and Alfred Borden, who work as shills for a magician, become sworn enemies following a tragic accident that kills the former's wife. Now working separately as famous magicians, they are obsessed with outwitting each other in developing the ultimate disappearance trick, teleportation, which eventually drives their loved ones away and leads to their downfall.
In a post-apocalyptic Earth menaced by crop blights and dust storms, physicist Professor Brand sends a team of researchers led by former NASA pilot Cooper to carry frozen human embryos onboard spacecraft Endurance through a wormhole to a distant galaxy with three potentially habitable planets which can be the new home for the human race.
When a mysterious blonde woman kills a patient of a psychiatrist, Liz Blake, a call girl, is the only witness to this murder. However, the police thinks that Liz is the murderer, but the real killer tries to silence and get rid of Liz, the only witness.
Slueth is a mystery thriller film, which tells the story of Andrew, who wants to divorce his wife without having to pay her any alimony. He, therefore, joins hands with her ex-lover, Milo, to plan a robbery. But their personal differences are the only obstacles in their plan.
After being arrested, young troublemaker Gary "Eggsy" Unwin dials an emergency number he was given when his father died 17 years ago. He is approached by Harry Hart, who reveals that Eggsy's father was a colleague and fellow member of Kingsman secret service group. He offers to initiate Eggsy into the group as a global threat looms large.
Children of Men takes us to a dystopian future in the year 2027, where human beings are no longer able to procreate, as a result of infertility. The film revolves around Theo Faron, who helps a woman found mysteriously pregnant, in transporting her to safety.
George is a small-time crook who has just left prison. He soon finds himself working as a driver for a high class call girl named Simone. His life gets complicated when she asks his help to find a young colleague from her older days, and he accepts.
Orphan Homer Wells is lovingly brought up in a Maine orphanage by Dr. Wilbur Larch, who performs secret abortions for people in need. As Homer grows up skillful in obstetrical duties he leaves the orphanage because he doesn’t agree with Larch on abortion, but quickly starts questioning his choices after he starts working at an apple orchard.
Member of a theatre group fumble while giving their performances due to lack of professionalism and petty off-stage issues. But what follows is chaos, levity and amusement.
Three sisters Lee, Holly and Hannah, reunite after two years at a Thanksgiving party. Things take a turn when Hannah discovers that her husband is actually having an affair with her sister, Lee.
When notorious terrorist, The Citizen, threatens to bomb the Miss United States beauty pageant, the FBI decides to send an undercover agent as one of the contestants. Tough tomboy agent Grace Hart is the only suitable candidate for the role, but she must first learn how to dress, walk and behave like a beauty queen.
The first movie in the Now You See Me series, sees an FBI agent Dylan Rhodes and an Interpol detective Alma Dray pursue a team of four magician or the Four Horsemen as they carry out bank robberies while performing and then distribute the cash amongst audience. The duo seek the help of illusionists Thaddeus Bradley; however it is difficult to differentiate between truth and illusion.
Flawless is a heist crime drama film which tells the story of an elderly janitor in the 1960s, who tries to convince a frustrated executive to help him steal a handful of precious diamonds from the London Diamond Corporation, the company they work for.
During the Second World War, a group of Allied prisoners agrees to play a football match against the Nazis. However, the Nazis are unaware of the fact that the prisoners want to use it as a way to escape from their captivity.
Young David Balfour is cheated out of his inheritance by his Uncle Ebeneezer Balfour, who has David kidnapped by sea captain Hoseason. David forms a friendship with Alan Breck on board the ship and the two embark on a life-changing adventure, with David even falling in love with Catriona.
Directed by the renowned Christopher Nolan, Tenet is a mind-bending science-fiction action thriller film which revolves around a special agent who is sent on a mission armed with only one word as his weapon. He must travel through time as well as bend the laws of nature in order to succeed in his mission, which involves stopping a Third World War from erupting.
Aged best friends, retired classical composer, Fred Ballinger, and film director, Mick Boyle, are vacationing at a luxury resort in Wiesen. While Mick is trying to write his latest film, Fred is being approached with knighthood and an opportunity to perform in front of Queen Elizabeth II. Circumstances force them to reflect on their lives.
The period drama fictionalizes the last years of 18th century’s infamous French writer Marquis de Sade who was imprisoned at Charenton Insane Asylum for titillating writing. Banished from writing, he takes help of laundress Madeline who smuggles his stories to printer. As his sexually explicit books continue getting published, a severely conformist doctor, known for tormenting punishments, is appointed to treat Marquis.
General Alexander Scott is a well respected member of the Third Reich's inner circle. But in reality, he is a British spy, who has been planted in the German Army towards the end of WWI. The story, which begins in 1939, depicts his struggle to keep his true identity hidden while continuing to pass on the much needed information to the British.
During the Vietnam War, a young American falls in love with a beautiful Vietnamese girl. However, she is dating an English reporter, who is unable to accept this. Therefore, in order to get him out of the way, the reporter decides to frame the American for bombings that take place in the city.
Little Voice is a musical drama film which tells the story of an only child, Laura, who lives with her mother. She has been a recluse since the death of her father, and she hides away in her bedroom most of the time, listening to records and impersonating voices of American and British artists. Soon her mother, who is selfish as well as greedy, discovers the singing talent of her daughter.
How to Murder a Rich Uncle is a comedy crime film which tells the story of an impoverished family living on a grand English estate, but going through hard times. When Sir Henry, head of the household, learns that their rich Canadian Uncle George is visiting them, he feels that murdering his uncle is the only solution to get rid of their financial problems.
In 1940, German Luftwaffe begins a series of concentrated aerial attacks to establish air superiority over England. The dedicated pilots of Britain’s RAF face terrible odds, yet repeatedly take to the skies in a desperate battle to stop the outnumbering German Luftwaffe from taking over English skies. Finally, the aggressive counter-attack by the determined RAF succeeds in fending off the Nazi invasion of England.
Based on the famous characters by Arthur Conan Doyle, this film is a Sherlock Holmes story with a difference. Dr Watson is shown as the ace detective, and he has been using an actor to play the role of Holmes in order to protect his role as a physician.
In 1899, Oxford graduate Dr. Edward Newgate joins Stonehearst Asylum for apprenticeship. He is smitten by a stately-looking lady patient Eliza Graves. But Newgate feels that asylum superintendent Dr. Silas Lamb’s treatment methods are quite unorthodox and strange. Then one night as he follows an abnormal sound, he is shocked to discover that at the asylum, nothing is as it seems to be.
Matthew and Victor are two best friends, who decide to go on a vacation to Rio de Janeiro, along with their daughters. Things get complicated when both men falls for the other’s daughter.
Although doing well on the professional front, Chicago’s weatherman, Dave Spritz, is not happy about his personal life…….he couldn’t make his celebrated author father proud, he has separated from his wife and his kids present their own problems. Possibility of a high-profile job on New York television raises new question, whether to better his career prospects or stay back to mend his relationships?
John Preston, a British spy is demoted by his boss for an unapproved but benign mission. He comes across a plot by Valeri Petrofsky, a KGB agent. Petrofsky is tring to frame Americans for building and detonating a nuclear bomb on British soil. Preston who is quite annoyed with his superiors takes the matter in his hands with the support of his MI5 director. He attempts to expose and thwart the plot before things go out of control.
The sequel begins with the fugitive illusionists known as the Four Horsemen escaping from the FBI during a stage show because of the villainous Walter Marby. They must escape Walter’s clutches who wants them to steal a powerful chip. Meanwhile, their leader Dylan Rhodes finds out the real identity of Thaddeus Bradley.
Larry seems quite disappointed with his life, and he blames all his problems on not being able to win a baseball championship game during high school. A guardian angel soon appears in his life, and gives him a chance to live an alternate life, in which he has won the championship game.
After receiving a coded distress signal from an uncharted mysterious island, 17-year old Sean Anderson, with his step-father Hank, embarks on a journey to search the island where he believes his long-lost grandfather is stranded. With a helicopter pilot and his daughter, they discover the spectacular island, meet Sean’s grandfather, but must find their way back before the island sinks under water.
The movie starts with super spy Austin Powers arresting Dr. Evil and foiling his plan to bring back the evil Goldmember. But when his father Nigel Powers is kidnapped, Austin travels back in time and teams up with Foxxy Cleopatra to stop Goldmember and Dr. Evil’s son Scott from destroying the world and save his father.
As Elizabeth goes alone on a Europe vacation, her writer husband Lewis Fielding, who is tackling a writer’s block, suspects that she is having an affair. In Europe, Elizabeth briefly meets a German who claims to be a poet, but actually is a drug-dealer. After her return to England, he too follows and is invited over by Lewis, thus complicating the matters.
Financial genius, Doc Fletcher, is sent to Lugano to obtain a bank so that his mobster boss can easily launder black money. But the bank turns out to have only a few hundred dollars in assets. When a chance to invest in an Iranian silver mine opens up, Fletcher sees an opportunity to turn bad luck into fortune.
Blood and Wine is a crime drama thriller film which tells the story of a man who feels that he has failed as a father and husband, and eventually he decides to commit a heist to get rid of his financial woes. However, things get complicated when his wife decides to interfere.
Unable to bring down ruthless drug lord Jacques Brizzard, US Intelligence Agent Steve Ventura, stationed in Paris, hires a hitman, who turns out to be an old friend, John Deray. As Deray accepts the contract and infiltrates into Brizzard's mansion, Ventura decides to cancel the contract, while Brizzard attempts to frame Deray after running a background check.
An Italian-French-American co-production, this comedy film by director Vittorio De Sica comprises seven mini series featuring seven different types of women in different situations. The seven episodes include Funeral Procession, Amateur Night, Two Against One, Super Simone, At the Opera, Suicides and Snow.
When valiant witch-hunter, Kaulder, defeated the Queen Witch in the Middle Ages, the dying witch cursed him with immortality, thus separating him eternally from his wife and daughter. For 800 years Kaulder maintained peace on earth by obliterating noxious witches. But now the deadly witches have resurrected the vengeful Queen Witch who vows to wreak havoc. Can Kaulder save the human race?
Billy Simpson aka Shiner is a ruthlessly ambitious boxing promoter, but he has been banned from legitimate fights. He eventually sees potential in his only son Eddie, and pits him against a champion named Michael Peck. However, Eddie is killed on the night of the fight, and Billy suspects his rival Frank Spedding. He plans revenge and at the same time, starts to lose his sanity.
In rural Georgia, bigoted, greedy Henry Warren and his wife Julie Ann plan to sell their land but to do so they need to sell two adjoining lands. When the landowners, Reeve and Rad form an alliance against Henry, a desperate Henry resolves to heinous tactics including involving the KKK to get what he wants.
A wealthy architect starts falling for a good natured young widow, with a dark past. However, his wife is unable to bear this and tries to break up their romance.
Eduardo Plarr, a doctor, practices in a small Argentinean town and awaits news from his British father who is a political prisoner in Paraguay. One day his old friend seeks his help in kidnapping the US ambassador. The objective is to free political prisoners from Paraguay, including his father, in exchange. However, when a wrong person is kidnapped, Plarr faces a moral predicament.
Pepeer is an American mystery comedy film, which tells the story of a father who hires an investigator to find his long-lost daughter. However, unknown to him, she is pursued by two dangerous goons.
‘The Meaning of Life’ is a musical presented through a series of sketches. It’s a film by the British comedy troupe Monty Python, portraying various stages of life from the miracle of birth to the mystery of death. The movie also depicts hilarious vignettes about religious service, sex education, war, organ donation – every possible thing, just to find ‘the meaning of life.’
A group of elderly, experienced thieves plan the biggest heist in the history of Britain. However, greed overtakes them and though they successfully escape with allegedly two hundred million worth jewels and money, it becomes a nightmare for them when they become mistrustful of each other while distributing their share.
Harry Dighby and Walter Hill are vaudevillians who land up in jail for robbing audience members. In jail, they end up working for famed bank robber, Worth, but earn his enmity after accidentally messing up his plans. After escaping from jail they team up with newspaperwoman, Lissa Chestnut, to rob the bank before Worth.
Narcissistic actor, Jack Wyatt ,is asked to play the role of Darrin in the movie version of the 1960s sitcom Bewitched. He convinces a completely unknown and inexperienced Isabel to play the other lead, Samantha. Little does he know Isabel is an actual witch and he is about to be bewitched into love.
On Deadly Ground is an action adventure film which tells the story of a martial artist, named Forest Taft, who works as a firefighter for an oil corporation. When he learns that his boss, whom he works for, is causing immense damage to the environment, he decides to go against him.
While investigating the murder of Ritchie, his brother, in his hometown, a gangster discovers some dark secrets which turn his life upside down.
Through the eyes of young British private Tommy, the film chronicles how over 330,000 allied soldiers, who were cut off and surrounded by the German Army at the harbor of Dunkirk, France, were safely evacuated by mostly civilian boats and few British and French Navy vessels following the disastrous Battle of France in World War II.
In a sequel to Cars, Cars 2 is an animated-comedy that sees famous race car, Lightning McQueen, and his buddy, Mater, travel abroad for the very first World Grand Prix. But when Mater gets involved in espionage with a British spy, adventure and drama ensues. Featuring the voices of Owen Wilson and Larry the Cable Guy, this is a fun family film.
Gnomeo & Juliet is an animated romantic comedy film, which tells the story of Gnomeo and Juliet, two garden gnomes from opposing communities, who fall for each other. Now, they will need to overcome their respective clans in order to be with each other.
Danger Within is a war drama film, which takes us to 1943, during the time of the Second World War. It tells the story of a Prisoner-of-War camp, where a lot of failed escape attempts are made. Eventually a few British officers plan a dramatic mass escape.
A war film set in 1941 during the Battle of the Atlantic, the film The Key is based on the 1951 novel Stella written by Jan de Hartog. The movie, which tells the love story of a former tugboat captain, was one of the most popular films in Britain in 1958.
A comedy film about a domineering matriarch and her family. She assures everyone that she will mend her ways when her imperious demands get in the way of her daughter's marriage.
A London cabdriver walks down the aisle hastily with a Frenchwoman in order to get a loan. Soon he realizes that the woman with whom he has exchanged the vows is a prostitution ring recruit. However, he tries to liberate her. Will he succeed?
The Steel Bayonet is a war drama film which tells the story of a group of British soldiers, who are assigned to occupy a Tunisian farmhouse, to use it as an artillery observation post.
A grocer's assistant decides to end his life after being rejected by the woman he loves. He is stopped midway by a Royal Navy officer who convinces him to join the Navy where he will find many women. Despite his poor performance, he goes on to be the first man to be sent into outer space.
Michael Caine Awards
|The Cider House Rules||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||2000|
|Hannah and Her Sisters||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||1987|
|Little Voice||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||1999|
|Jack the Ripper||Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||1989|
|Educating Rita||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||1984|
|The Dark Knight||Favorite Cast||2009|
|Educating Rita||Best Actor||1984|