Total Recall: Nicolas Cage's Best Movies

Summary

He's one of the most eminently mockable major stars in Hollywood, thanks to his frequently questionable tonsorial choices and evident thirst for somewhat less-than-challenging paycheck gigs, but as much as we love to rib Nicolas Cage, there's no getting around the fact that he's done some very impressive work over the course of his long career. Though many filmgoers will always think of blockbuster action flicks like Con Air, The Rock, and the National Treasure series when they hear Cage's name, he's never been afraid to take on smaller, less conventional projects with less-than-obvious commercial prospects. We'll be hearing rather than seeing him in this weekend's The Croods, but we still thought now would be a perfect time to count down the best-reviewed movies of Cage's career. Back to Article

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Jason Marcel

Jason Marcel

Two of his most overlooked movies have got to be "Matchstick Men" and "Bringing Out the Dead". Great acting and storytelling in both of those.

Mar 21 - 12:29 AM

Scappy D.

Scappy Doo

No Vampire's Kiss? It's his best movie.

Mar 21 - 01:24 AM

jeevan k.

jeevan k

The Outsiders is a great one too

Mar 21 - 02:01 AM

Robert Lemiesz

Robert Lemiesz

Really disapointed that i do not see National Treasure in this list

Mar 21 - 02:03 AM

gammellm

Mike Gammell

It's all about the Tomato score. I thought Family Man should've been on the list too, but the score just wasn't high enough.

Mar 21 - 04:50 AM

gammellm

Mike Gammell

I didn't like Leaving Las Vegas at all, but agree with the rest of the list

Mar 21 - 04:46 AM

gammellm

Mike Gammell

It's all about the Tomato score. I thought Family Man should've been on the list too, but the score just wasn't high enough.

Mar 21 - 04:50 AM

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Evan Gilman

The Wicker Man should be up here

Mar 21 - 04:55 AM

R. Jayakrishnan

Jayakrishnan R

I think The Rock is his best, con-air, National treasure book of secrets should have been on the list.

Mar 21 - 05:19 AM

Hugo Emanuel Melo

Hugo Emanuel Melo

Man, I love "Raising Arizona".

Mar 21 - 05:24 AM

Edward Gore

Edward Gore

Yep

Mar 22 - 02:21 AM

Terry B.

Terry Bernard

As Nancy said its commendable that someone earn about $7K monthly by influencing website articles on Home Profit, did you read the page http://2.gp/qznx

Mar 28 - 12:32 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

Idk about Bad Lieutenant. About halfway through the film he changes accents, and to one that isn't even remotely New Orleanian.

Mar 21 - 05:25 AM

Jamie Evans

Jamie Evans

I am just going to say it...I like Nic Cage movies! Not just these movies, but almost all of his movies. Notice also that all of the movies mentioned above, Nic Cage is a star in, not a 5 minute bit part (as much as I love Steve Buscemi). The movies are about his character! He has made some bad choices, but in every sense of the word, Nic Cage is one of a handful of real movie stars!

Mar 21 - 08:24 AM

Jamie Evans

Jamie Evans

BTW, Kiss of Death is way overlooked. Definitely one of Cages best performances!

Mar 21 - 08:27 AM

William Moran

William Moran

Even his bad movies are good...

Mar 21 - 09:22 AM

Jerry F.

Jerry Fisher

What about'Family Man' ? Loved it !

Mar 21 - 10:09 AM

JoAnn Markon

JoAnn Markon

vampires kiss where he eats a live cock roach. a live NYC cock roach.

Mar 21 - 10:16 AM

M G.

M Gold

Call me crazy, but Vampire's Kiss has always been my favorite Cage movie. The movie is also seriously underrated as a dark comedy.

Mar 21 - 11:05 AM

some j.

some jerky

Face/Off is such a hilariously bad movie. I still have no idea how this thing got a single positive review.

Mar 21 - 11:06 AM

Lee Augustus

Lee Augustus

you shithead

Mar 21 - 02:41 PM

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