List of the best Nicolas Cage movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Nic Cage is a huge action star today, but his first role was a small part in the 1982 film Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Nicolas Cage's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Nicolas Cage movies will be at the top of the list. Nic Cage has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Cage movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Nick Cage films to end the squabble once and for all.
If you think the best Nicolas Cage role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Nicholas Cage performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.
Including films like Face/Off and Con Air, this list also has all of Nicolas Cage's direct-to-video movies.
"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Nicolas Cage movies?" and "What are the greatest Nicolas Cage roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Cage's heroic roles, you might also enjoy our list of the best Tom Cruise movies and best John Travolta movies.
Character: Cameron PoeCon Air is a 1997 American action film directed by Simon West and produced by Jerry... more
Character: Dr. Stanley GoodspeedThe Rock is a 1996 action film that primarily takes place on Alcatraz Island and in the San... more
Character: Benjamin GatesNational Treasure is a 2004 American adventure film produced and released by Walt Disney... more
Character: Castor TroyFace/Off is a 1997 American science fiction action thriller film directed by John Woo and... more
Character: H. I. McDunnoughRaising Arizona is a 1987 American comedy film directed, written, and produced by the Coen... more
Character: Randall "Memphis" RainesGone in 60 Seconds is a 2000 American action film, starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie,... more
Character: Ben Sanderson
Awards: Academy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Motion PictureLeaving Las Vegas is a 1995 romantic drama film written and directed by Mike Figgis and based... more
Character: Yuri OrlovThis film is a 2005 film written, produced and directed by Andrew Niccol and co-produced by... more
Character: Benjamin GatesNational Treasure: Book of Secrets is a 2007 mystery/adventure film. It is a sequel to the... more
Character: Damon Macready / Big DaddyKick-Ass is a 2010 British-American superhero action comedy film based on the comic book of... more
Character: SethCity of Angels is a 1998 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by Brad Silberling. The... more
Character: Jack CampbellThe Family Man is a 2000 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Brett Ratner and... more
Character: Roy WalkerMatchstick Men is a 2003 American comedy drama film directed by Ridley Scott. Based on Eric... more
Character: Brad's BudFast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by... more
Character: Ronny CammareriMoonstruck is a 1987 American romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison and written by... more
Character: Johnny Blaze / Ghost RiderGhost Rider is a 2007 American supernatural superhero film written and directed by Mark Steven... more
Character: Sgt. Joe EndersWindtalkers is a 2002 American film directed and produced by John Woo, and starring Nicolas... more
Character: Tom Welles8mm is a 1999 American-German mystery thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher and written by... more
Character: Balthazar BlakeThe Sorcerer's Apprentice is a 2010 American fantasy adventure film produced by Jerry... more
Character: Charlie BodellPeggy Sue Got Married is a 1986 American comedy-drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola... more
Character: Charlie LangIt Could Happen to You is a 1994 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Nicolas Cage and... more
Character: Sailor RipleyWild at Heart is a 1990 American thriller film written and directed by David Lynch, and based... more
Character: Doug ChesnicGuarding Tess is a 1994 film starring Shirley MacLaine and Nicolas Cage, directed by Hugh... more
Character: Charlie Kaufman / Donald KaufmanAdaptation is a 2002 American comedy-drama metafilm directed by Spike Jonze and written by... more
Character: Professor John KoestlerKnowing is a 2009 science fiction mystery thriller film directed by Alex Proyas. M.I.T.... more