Best James Caan movies

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Best James Caan movies
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TOP 25:
The Good Neighbor
The Good Neighbor
James Caan as: Harold Grainey
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Release: 2016
Two high school filmmakers decide to create the illusion of a haunting on an unsuspecting neighbor.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tamlyn Tomita movies?

TOP 24:
The Yards
The Yards
James Caan as: Frank Olchin
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Release: 2000
In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big contractors; he's battling with a minority-owned firm for contracts.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Charlize Theron movies?


TOP 23:
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
James Caan as: Tim Lockwood (voice)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Release: 2013
After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. When Flint discovers that his machine still operates and now creates mutant food beasts like living pickles, hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees and apple pie-thons, he and his friends must return to save the world.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Terry Crews movies?

TOP 22:
The Way of the Gun
The Way of the Gun
James Caan as: Joe Sarno
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2000
Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Juliette Lewis movies?

TOP 21:
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
James Caan as: Tim Lockwood (voice)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Release: 2009
Inventor Flint Lockwood creates a machine that makes clouds rain food, enabling the down-and-out citizens of Chewandswallow to feed themselves. But when the falling food reaches gargantuan proportions, Flint must scramble to avert disaster. Can he regain control of the machine and put an end to the wild weather before the town is destroyed?
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Neil Patrick Harris movies?


TOP 20:
Lady in a Cage
Lady in a Cage
James Caan as: Randall Simpson O'Connell
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1964
A woman trapped in a home elevator is terrorized by a group of vicious hoodlums.

TOP 19:
Middle Men
Middle Men
James Caan as: Jerry Haggerty
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Release: 2009
Chronicles Jack Harris, one of the pioneers of internet commerce, as he wrestles with his morals and struggles not to drown in a sea of conmen, mobsters, drug addicts, and pornstars.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Martin Kove movies?

TOP 18:
Seduced and Abandoned
Seduced and Abandoned
James Caan as: Himself
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2013
SEDUCED AND ABANDONED combines acting legend Alec Baldwin with director James Toback as they lead us on a troublesome and often hilarious journey of raising financing for their next feature film. Moving from director to financier to star actor, the two players provide us with a unique look behind the curtain at the world's biggest and most glamourous film festival, shining a light on the bitter-sweet relationship filmmakers have with Cannes and the film business. Featuring insights from directors Martin Scorsese, 'Bernando Bertolucci' and Roman Polanski; actors Ryan Gosling and Jessica Chastain and a host of film distribution luminaries.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ryan Gosling movies?


TOP 17:
For the Boys
For the Boys
James Caan as: Eddie Sparks
Genre: Drama, Music
Release: 1991
With the help of the singer and dancer Dixie Leonhard US-Entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II. Becoming a perfect team they tour from North Africa to the Pacific to act for "the boys". Later they continue their work but when the author Silver gets involved into McCarthy's campaign and is being fired by Eddie, Dixie turns away from him, too.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bette Midler movies?

TOP 16:
Elf
Elf
James Caan as: Walter Hobbs
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Release: 2003
When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Will Ferrell movies?

TOP 15:

Silent Movie

Silent Movie
James Caan as: Himself
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1976
Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the studio's creditors attempt to thwart them. The film contains only one word of dialogue, spoken by an unlikely source.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Mel Brooks movies?


TOP 14:

The Gambler

The Gambler
James Caan as: Axel Freed
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1974
New York City English professor Axel Freed outwardly seems like an upstanding citizen. But privately Freed is in the clutches of a severe gambling addiction that threatens to destroy him.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Burt Young movies?

TOP 13:

Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket
James Caan as: Mr. Henry
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Release: 1996
Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that somehow involves his former boss, the (supposedly) legendary Mr. Henry.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Luke Wilson movies?

TOP 12:

Bolero: Dance of Life

Bolero: Dance of Life
Original Title: Les uns et les autres
James Caan as: Jack Glenn / Jason Glenn
Genre: Drama
Release: 1981
The film follows four families, with different nationalities (French, German, Russian and American) but with the same passion for music, from the 1930s to the 1960s. The various story lines cross each other time and again in different places and times, with their own theme scores that evolve as time passes. The main event in the film is the Second World War, which throws the stories of the four musical families together and mixes their fates. Although all characters are fictional, many of them are loosely based on historical musical icons (Édith Piaf, Josephine Baker, Herbert von Karajan, Glenn Miller, Rudolf Nureyev, etc.) The Boléro dance sequence at the end brings all the threads together.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Geraldine Chaplin movies?

TOP 11:

And the Oscar Goes To...

And the Oscar Goes To...
Genre: Documentary, TV Movie
Release: 2014
The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in forming this professional honorary organization. Two years later the Academy began bestowing awards, which were nicknamed "Oscar," and quickly came to represent the pinnacle of cinematic achievement.


TOP 10:

A Bridge Too Far

A Bridge Too Far
James Caan as: Sgt. Eddie Dohun
Genre: Drama, History, War
Release: 1977
Operation Market Garden, September 1944. The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.

TOP 9:

Thief

Thief
James Caan as: Frank
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action
Release: 1981
Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he signs on with a top gangster for a big score.

TOP 8:

Brian's Song

Brian's Song
James Caan as: Brian Piccolo
Genre: Drama, TV Movie
Release: 1971
Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.

TOP 7:

El Dorado

El Dorado
James Caan as: Mississippi
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Release: 1967
Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.

TOP 6:

Detachment

Detachment
James Caan as: Mr. Charles Seaboldt
Genre: Drama
Release: 2011
A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment.


TOP 5:

Misery

Misery
James Caan as: Paul Sheldon
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 1990
Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her mercy.

TOP 4:

Dogville

Dogville
James Caan as: The Big Man
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2003
A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth their effort, so Grace works hard under the employ of various townspeople to win their favor. Tensions flare, however, and Grace's status as a helpless outsider provokes vicious contempt and abuse from the citizens of Dogville.

TOP 3:

The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II
James Caan as: Sonny Corleone
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1974
In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

TOP 2:

The Godfather

The Godfather
James Caan as: Santino 'Sonny' Corleone
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1972
Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.

TOP 1:

The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980

The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980
James Caan as: Sonny Corleone
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1992
The multigenerational saga of the rise and fall of the Corleone crime family. Story is told in chronological order, and numerous scenes that were deleted from each film have been restored.



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