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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.

Michael Bay and Brett Ratner are among those who have directed Nicolas Cage at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Nicolas Cage has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like John Travolta and Bruce Willis in terms of fame and success.

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Con Air Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi Con Air is a 1997 American action film directed by Simon West and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of The Rock. It stars Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, and John Malkovich. The film borrows ...more

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The Rock Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris The Rock is a 1996 action film that primarily takes place on Alcatraz Island and in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was directed by Michael Bay, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and ...more

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Face/Off John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Gina Gershon Face/Off is a 1997 American science fiction action thriller film directed by John Woo and starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. Travolta is an FBI agent and Cage is a terrorist, sworn enemies ...more

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National Treasure Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean National Treasure is a 2004 American adventure/heist film produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was written by Jim Kouf, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Cormac Wibberley, and Marianne ...more

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Gone in 60 Seconds Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage, Robert Duvall Gone in 60 Seconds is a 2000 American action/Heist film, starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Christopher Eccleston, Robert Duvall, Vinnie Jones, and Will Patton. The film was ...more

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mr.the.dan added Leaving Las Vegas Nicolas Cage, Mariska Hargitay, Elisabeth Shue Leaving Las Vegas is a 1995 romantic drama film written and directed by Mike Figgis and based on a semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by John O'Brien. Nicolas Cage stars as a suicidal ...more

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Raising Arizona Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter Raising Arizona is a 1987 American comedy film directed, written, and produced by the Coen brothers, and starring Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, William Forsythe, John Goodman, Frances McDormand, ...more

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National Treasure: Book of Secrets Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Helen Mirren National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a 2007 mystery/adventure film. It is a sequel to the 2004 film National Treasure and is the second part of the National Treasure franchise. It was directed ...more

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Lord of War Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke Lord of War is a 2005 crime war film written, produced and directed by Andrew Niccol and co-produced by and starring Nicolas Cage. It was released in the United States on September 16, 2005, ...more

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by Cameron Crowe, adapted from his 1981 book of the same name. As a freelance writer for Rolling Stone ...more

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8mm Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini 8mm is a 1999 American-German crime mystery thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker. The film stars Nicolas Cage as a private investigator who delves into ...more

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Moonstruck Nicolas Cage, Cher, Danny Aiello Moonstruck is a 1987 American romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison and written by John Patrick Shanley. It stars Cher, Nicolas Cage, Danny Aiello, Vincent Gardenia, and Olympia ...more

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City of Angels Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Elisabeth Shue City of Angels is a 1998 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by Brad Silberling. The film stars Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan. Set in Los Angeles, California, the film is a very loose ...more

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Matchstick Men Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Bruce McGill Matchstick Men is a 2003 American comedy drama film directed by Ridley Scott. Based on Eric Garcia's 2002 novel of the same name, the film stars Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, and Alison Lohman.

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The Family Man Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle The Family Man is a 2000 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Brett Ratner and starring Nicolas Cage and Téa Leoni. Cage's production company, Saturn Films, helped produce the ...more

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice Nicolas Cage, Monica Bellucci, Teresa Palmer The Sorcerer's Apprentice is a 2010 American fantasy adventure film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, directed by Jon Turteltaub, and released by Walt Disney Pictures, the team behind the National ...more

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Knowing Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Liam Hemsworth In 1959, as part of the dedication ceremony for a new elementary school, a group of students is asked to draw pictures to be stored in a time capsule. But one mysterious girl fills her sheet of ...more

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Windtalkers Nicolas Cage, Mark Ruffalo, Christian Slater Windtalkers is a 2002 American war film directed and produced by John Woo, and starring Nicolas Cage and Adam Beach. The film was released in the United States on June 14, 2002.

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Kick-Ass Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca Kick-Ass is a 2010 British-American superhero action comedy film based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The film was directed by Matthew Vaughn, who ...more

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Peggy Sue Got Married Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey, Kathleen Turner Peggy Sue Got Married is a 1986 American comedy-drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola starring Kathleen Turner as a woman on the verge of a divorce, who finds herself transported back to ...more

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Adaptation Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Maggie Gyllenhaal Adaptation. is a 2002 American comedy-drama metafilm directed by Spike Jonze and written by Charlie Kaufman. The film is based on Susan Orlean's non-fiction book The Orchid Thief, with numerous ...more

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Next Jessica Biel, Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore Next is a 2007 American science-fiction action thriller film directed by Lee Tamahori and stars Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore and Jessica Biel. The film's original script was very loosely based ...more

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Ghost Rider Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Rebel Wilson Ghost Rider is a 2007 American supernatural superhero film written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson. Based on the character of the same name which appeared in Marvel Comics, the character's ...more

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Wild at Heart Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Isabella Rossellini Wild at Heart is a 1990 American crime thriller film written and directed by David Lynch, and based on Barry Gifford's 1989 novel of the same name. Both the book and the film revolve around ...more

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It Could Happen to You Nicolas Cage, Emily Deschanel, Bridget Fonda It Could Happen to You is a 1994 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Nicolas Cage and Bridget Fonda. It is the story of New York City police officer who wins the lottery and splits his ...more

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The Outsiders Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton. The film was released on March 25, 1983. Jo Ellen ...more

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Snake Eyes Nicolas Cage, Carla Gugino, Gary Sinise Snake Eyes is a 1998 conspiracy thriller film directed by Brian De Palma, one featuring his trademark use of long tracking shots and split screens. It starred Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise and Carla ...more

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Guarding Tess Nicolas Cage, Shirley MacLaine, Richard Griffiths Guarding Tess is a 1994 film starring Shirley MacLaine and Nicolas Cage, directed by Hugh Wilson. MacLaine plays a fictional former First Lady protected by an entourage of Secret Service agents ...more

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The Weather Man Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine, Nicholas Hoult The Weather Man is a 2005 American comedy-drama film, directed by Gore Verbinski. Written by Steve Conrad, it stars Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine and Hope Davis, and tells the story of a ...more

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Honeymoon in Vegas Nicolas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bruno Mars Honeymoon in Vegas is a 1992 comedy film directed by Andrew Bergman and starring Nicolas Cage, James Caan and Sarah Jessica Parker.

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The Croods Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds The Croods is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, ...more

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Valley Girl Nicolas Cage, E.G. Daily, Colleen Camp Valley Girl is a 1983 romantic comedy film, starring Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Michelle Meyrink, Elizabeth Daily, Cameron Dye, and Michael Bowen, directed by Martha Coolidge. The American ...more

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World Trade Center Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello World Trade Center is a 2006 disaster drama film directed by Oliver Stone and based on the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center. It stars Nicolas Cage, Maria Bello, Michael ...more

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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer After Katrina, police sergeant Terence McDonagh rescues a prisoner, hurts his back in the process and earns a promotion to lieutenant plus an addiction to cocaine and painkillers. Six months ...more

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Bringing Out the Dead Nicolas Cage, Queen Latifah, John Goodman Bringing Out the Dead is a 1999 American drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader, based on the novel by Joe Connelly. It stars Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John ...more

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Drive Angry Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, David Morse Drive Angry is a 2011 American supernatural action film starring Nicolas Cage and Amber Heard, and directed by Patrick Lussier. It was released on February 25, 2011. Shot in 3-D, the film was ...more

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Stolen Nicolas Cage, Malin Åkerman, Josh Lucas Stolen, formerly known as Medallion, is a 2012 American action thriller film starring Nicolas Cage, Danny Huston, Malin Åkerman, M.C. Gainey, Sami Gayle, Mark Valley and Josh Lucas.

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The Cotton Club Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane, Richard Gere The Cotton Club is a 1984 crime drama music film written by William Kennedy, Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo and Jim Haskins and directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

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Kiss of Death Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Helen Hunt Kiss of Death is a 1995 crime thriller film starring David Caruso, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicolas Cage, Helen Hunt, Ving Rhames, and Stanley Tucci, directed by Barbet Schroeder. The film is a very ...more

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Rumble Fish Nicolas Cage, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane Rumble Fish is an American 1983 drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It is based on the novel Rumble Fish by S. E. Hinton, who also co-wrote the screenplay. The film centers on the ...more

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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciarán Hinds Ghost Rider 2 is an action, fantasy, thriller film written by Scott M. Gimple, Seth Hoffman and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor to be released in the year 2012.

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Trapped in Paradise Nicolas Cage, Dana Carvey, Jon Lovitz Trapped in Paradise is a 1994 Christmas-themed crime comedy film written and directed by George Gallo, and starring Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz, and Dana Carvey.

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Qusak added Joe Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Ronnie Gene Blevins Joe is a 2013 drama film directed by David Gordon Green and starring Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan and Ronnie Gene Blevins. It is an adaptation of Larry Brown's 1991 novel of the same name and ...more

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The Frozen Ground Vanessa Hudgens, Nicolas Cage, 50 Cent The Frozen Ground is a 2013 American mystery thriller film written and directed by Scott Walker, his first feature film, based on the real-life 1980s Alaskan hunt for serial killer Robert ...more

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Season of the Witch Nicolas Cage, Christopher Lee, Ron Perlman Season of the Witch is a 2011 American fantasy adventure horror film starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Dominic Sena with extensive uncredited reshoots by Brett Ratner. Cage stars with Ron ...more

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The Wicker Man Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Leelee Sobieski The Wicker Man is a 2006 American horror thriller film written and directed by Neil LaBute and starring Nicolas Cage. The film primarily is a remake of the 1973 British cult classic The Wicker ...more

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Red Rock West Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Lara Flynn Boyle Red Rock West is a 1993 neo-noir film directed by John Dahl. It was written by Dahl and his brother Rick, and shot in Montana and Willcox, Arizona. The film was well received at the prestigious ...more

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Grindhouse Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan Grindhouse is a 2007 American horror film double feature co-written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. The double feature consists of two feature-length segments, ...more

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Christmas Carol: The Movie Kate Winslet, Nicolas Cage, Michael Gambon A Christmas Carol is a 2001 British live action/animated film based on Charles Dickens's classic novella. Directed by Jimmy T. Murakami, the film features the voices of numerous actors including ...more

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Vampire's Kiss Nicolas Cage, Jennifer Beals, David Hyde Pierce Vampire's Kiss is a 1989 American black comedy horror film, directed by Robert Bierman, written by Joseph Minion, and stars Nicolas Cage, María Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Beals, and ...more