My Top Ten Michael Caine Movies

This list is chronological as every performance by this master of movies is bespoken. The Top Ten is difficult but I hope that you will agree they are all worthy. PS Inspired by misspaddylee's magnificent collection of lists from the apogee of acting ability.
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1.
Zulu (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift. (138 mins.)
Director: Cy Endfield
“ His first starring role and what a posh hofficer he was too. If the Duke of Edinburgh had tried to play Gonville Bromhead he could not have done better. "You mean your only plan is to stand behind a few feet of mealie bags and wait for the attack?" ” - brickley220
 
2.
Funeral in Berlin (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A British agent is sent to Berlin to receive a Communist defector, but the true situation turns out to be rather more complicated. (102 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
“ The second Harry Palmer film and in my opinion a better story with Oscar Homolka as a worthier opponent. Also great lines such as "You're useless in the kitchen, why don't you go back to bed". ” - brickley220
 
3.
The Italian Job (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Collinson
“ Made when Britain was Great and it was Great to be British. Great stunts, great story, great lines and Noel Coward. Charlie Coker was everybody's hero even though he was a crook. "Just remember this - in this country they drive on the wrong side of the road". ” - brickley220
 
4.
Get Carter (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate. (112 mins.)
Director: Mike Hodges
“ Jack returns home to attend his brother's funeral to find that things are rotten in the city of Newcastle. More great deliveries "You're a big man, but you're in bad shape. With me it's a full time job. Now behave yourself". ” - brickley220
 
5.
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Two British former soldiers decide to set themselves up as kings in Kafiristan, a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander the Great. (129 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ Abbott & Costello get tough and go to the North West Frontier. Great cast, great acting, great Director and Mrs Caine as leading lady. Peachey and Daniel could rule the world with lines such as "Now listen to me you benighted muckers. We're going to teach you soldiering. The world's noblest profession. When we're done with you, you'll be able to slaughter your enemies like civilized men". ” - brickley220
 
6.
Educating Rita (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In London, the twenty-seven year-old hairdresser Rita decides to complete her basic education before having children as desired by her husband Denny... (110 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
“ Dr. Frank Bryant and Rita White conducted a masterclass in transferring a rivetting play into a magnificent movie. Directed by Lewis Gilbert and with lines such as "Christ! My customer! She only come in for a demi-wave, she'll come out looking like a flippin' muppet!". ” - brickley220
 
7.
Without a Clue (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A drunken Sherlock Holmes is really just a cover for the real detective - Dr Watson. (107 mins.)
Director: Thom Eberhardt
“ A greatly underrated addition to the Sherlock Holmes saga, paired with Ben Kingsley these two sleuths were unstoppable. "I warn you, sir, I've killed as many as six men in a week. Eight if you count matinees". ” - brickley220
 
8.
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve. (85 mins.)
Director: Brian Henson
“ The best Scrooge to appear on screen and he sings as well. Of his old mentor Ebenezer fondly remembers "What an employer he was. As hard and ruthless as a rose petal!". ” - brickley220
 
9.
The Cider House Rules (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world. (126 mins.)
“ Sir Michael's portrayal of the compassionate Dr. Larch won another well deserved Oscar. His address to the orphans was most memorable "Goodnight, you princes of Maine, you kings of New England". ” - brickley220
 
10.
The Quiet American (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An older British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman. (101 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
“ This version accurately captured the spirit of world weary reporter Thomas Fowler in Vietnam where nothing is what it seems. Another splendid cast, script and Director. "I know I am behaving badly, but I have every intention of behaving badly. As a matter of fact, this is exactly the kind of situation where one should behave badly". ” - brickley220