Really all ten of this list should be Michael Caine films.
The Italian Job
(1969) Starring:, , Director:Peter Collinson Certificate:
The quintessential British caper film of the 1960s, The Italian Job is a flashy, fast romp that chases a team of career criminals throughout one of the biggest international gold heists in history. Michael Caine is Charlie Croker, a stylish robber and skirt-chaser just out of British prison. ..read more »
Proof that Noel Coward was not gay and that David Lean had an interest in love, not just honour.
(1945) Starring:Marjorie Mars, Trevor Howard, Celia Johnson Director:David Lean Certificate:
A respectable, happily married doctor (Trevor Howard) comes to the aid of an equally upstanding housewife (Celia Johnson) when a passing train blows cinder into her eye. Thus begins a tentative romance, conducted in the tearooms and railway cafe of a small English town. David Lean's classic study ..read more »
Once seen you can never forget O'Toole's eyes on fire.
Lawrence Of Arabia
(1962) Starring:Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Jack Hawkins Director:David Lean Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
This sweeping, highly literate historical epic covers the Allies' mideastern campaign during World War I as seen through the eyes of the enigmatic T. E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole, in the role that made him a star). After a prologue showing us Lawrence's ultimate fate, we flash back to Cairo in 1917. ..read more »
Phone sex and a rocking chair. Way ahead of it's time.
(1971) Starring:Ian Hendry, Michael Caine, John Osborne Director:Mike Hodges Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Acclaimed 1970s British thriller starring Michael Caine as a hardened gangster returning to his hometown in search of the truth behind his brother's death. Though originally from Newcastle, Jack Carter (Caine) has made his name in London as a tough enforcer for the crime boss, Gerald Fletcher (..read more »
Oops. Sorry this is the most British film ever made.
Ice Cold In Alex
(1958) Starring:John Mills, Diane Clare, Harry Andrews Director:J. Lee Thompson Certificate:
John Mills stars in this war story set after the fall of Tobruk in World War II. Two English army officers (John Mills and Harry Andrews) and two young nurses (Sylvia Syms and Diane Clare) are driving an ambulance through occupied North Africa to Alexandria. Along the way they pick up a South ..read more »
I cried the other day just thinking about the end line of this film. This is the most British film ever made.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
(1939) Starring:Paul Von Hernried, John Mills, Terry Kilburn Director:Sam Wood Certificate:
This film was nominated for seven Oscars with Robert Donat, as the shy schoolmaster Charles Edward Chipping, winning Best Actor over Clarke Gable. Chippings is new Latin teacher at Brookfield School in 1870 who leads rather a mundane life until he meets and falls in love with Katherine (screen ..read more »
The anti-Mr Chips. If you are not British you have no idea what this film is about.
(1968) Starring:David Wood, Robert Swann, Geoffrey Director:Lindsay Anderson Certificate:
Rebellious students at an English private school plan a violent revolt against their repressive environment in director Lindsay Anderson's highly acclaimed but extremely controversial drama. Centering on a small group of non-conformists led by Mick Travis (Malcolm McDowell), the film paints a ..read more »
Damn you Mr Caine. Stop defining British cinema with every film you make.
(1965) Starring:Denholm Elliott, Julia Foster, Shirley Ann Field Director:Lewis Gilbert Certificate:
Alfie (Michael Caine in his first starring role) is a streetwise womaniser in swinging Sixties London. His conquests are numerous, from common-law wife Gilda (Julia Foster) to frustrated housewife Lily (Vivien Merchant), but the chirpy cockney's sexual antics catch up with him faster than he had ..read more »