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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
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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Face/Off is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
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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The Rock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
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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National Treasure is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean National Treasure is a 2004 American adventure 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 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage, Robert Duvall Gone in 60 Seconds is a 2000 American action 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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Leaving Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
mr.the.dan added 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, who has ended his ...more

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Raising Arizona is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
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 Sec... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
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 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke This film is a 2005 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, with the DVD ...more

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
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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Moonstruck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
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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8mm is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini 8mm is a 1999 American-German 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 the ...more

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City of Angels is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
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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The Family Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
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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Matchstick Men is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
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 Sorcerer's Apprentice is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
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 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury Knowing is a 2009 science fiction mystery thriller film directed by Alex Proyas. M.I.T. professor John Koestler (Nicolas Cage) links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and ...more

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Kick-Ass is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
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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Windtalkers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
Nicolas Cage, Mark Ruffalo, Christian Slater Windtalkers is a 2002 American 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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Peggy Sue Got Married is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
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 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
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 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
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 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
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 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Isabella Rossellini Wild at Heart is a 1990 American 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 Sailor ...more

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The Outsiders is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nicolas Cage Movies
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