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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

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The Rock Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris

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Face/Off John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Gina Gershon

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National Treasure Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean

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Gone in 60 Seconds Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage, Robert Duvall

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Raising Arizona Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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National Treasure: Book of Secrets Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Helen Mirren

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Lord of War Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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8mm Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini

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Moonstruck Nicolas Cage, Cher, Danny Aiello

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City of Angels Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Elisabeth Shue

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Matchstick Men Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Bruce McGill

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The Family Man Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice Nicolas Cage, Monica Bellucci, Teresa Palmer

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Knowing Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Liam Hemsworth

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Windtalkers Nicolas Cage, Mark Ruffalo, Christian Slater

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Kick-Ass Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca

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Peggy Sue Got Married Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey, Kathleen Turner

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Next Jessica Biel, Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore

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Adaptation Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Ghost Rider Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Rebel Wilson

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Wild at Heart Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Isabella Rossellini

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It Could Happen to You Nicolas Cage, Emily Deschanel, Bridget Fonda

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The Outsiders Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane

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Snake Eyes Nicolas Cage, Carla Gugino, Gary Sinise

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Guarding Tess Nicolas Cage, Shirley MacLaine, Richard Griffiths

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The Weather Man Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine, Nicholas Hoult

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Honeymoon in Vegas Nicolas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bruno Mars

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The Croods Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds

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Valley Girl Nicolas Cage, E.G. Daily, Colleen Camp

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World Trade Center Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer

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Bringing Out the Dead Nicolas Cage, Queen Latifah, John Goodman

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Drive Angry Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, David Morse

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Stolen Nicolas Cage, Malin Åkerman, Josh Lucas

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The Cotton Club Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane, Richard Gere

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Kiss of Death Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Helen Hunt

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Rumble Fish Nicolas Cage, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane

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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciarán Hinds

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Qusak added Joe Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Ronnie Gene Blevins

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Trapped in Paradise Nicolas Cage, Dana Carvey, Jon Lovitz

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The Frozen Ground Vanessa Hudgens, Nicolas Cage, 50 Cent

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Season of the Witch Nicolas Cage, Christopher Lee, Ron Perlman

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The Wicker Man Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Leelee Sobieski

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128 129
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Grindhouse Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan

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125 111
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Red Rock West Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Lara Flynn Boyle

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Christmas Carol: The Movie Kate Winslet, Nicolas Cage, Michael Gambon

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Vampire's Kiss Nicolas Cage, Jennifer Beals, David Hyde Pierce