The Worst Nicolas Cage Films 

Updated September 23, 2019 1.6k votes 144 voters 4.6k views 69 items

List Rules Nicolas Cage films only

Nicolas Cage has been amazing in a number of movies, but has gotten greedy - or sold a bad bag of goods - over time.  Some performances look like they were phoned in or he was directed to over (or under) act.  Which of Nic's films were the the worst of the worst?
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Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciarán Hinds, Violante Placido, Christopher Lambert, + more

Released: 2011

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is a 2011 American superhero film directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, based on the Marvel Comics character. As Ghost Rider (Nicolas Cage) hides out in ...more
Left Behind is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Nicolas Cage Films
Vic Armstrong

Actors: Ashley Tisdale, Nicolas Cage

Released: 2014

Left Behind is a 2014 American apocalyptic thriller film directed by Vic Armstrong and written by Paul LaLonde and John Patus. Based on the novel of the same name written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry ...more
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The Ant Bully John A. Davis

Actors: Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti, Lily Tomlin, + more

Released: 2006

The Ant Bully is a 2006 American computer-animated adventure fantasy comedy film written and directed by John A. Davis based on the 1999 children's book of the same name by John Nickle. The ...more
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Hoyt Yeatman

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, Steve Buscemi, Zach Galifianakis, Sam Rockwell, + more

Released: 2009

G-Force is a 2009 American 3D spy-fi action comedy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Written by Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Wibberley, the film is the ...more
Rage is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Nicolas Cage Films
Rage Paco Cabezas

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Rachel Nichols, Max Ryan

Released: 2014

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John Woo

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Mark Ruffalo, Christian Slater, Jason Isaacs, Peter Stormare, + more

Released: 2002

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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Alex Proyas

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury, Ben Mendelsohn, Nadia Townsend, + more

Released: 2009

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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Mark Steven Johnson

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Rebel Wilson, Sam Elliott, Peter Fonda, + more

Released: 2007

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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Brian De Palma

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Carla Gugino, Gary Sinise, Luis Guzmán, Tamara Tunie, + more

Released: 1998

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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David Bowers

Actors: Charlize Theron, Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Elle Fanning, + more

Released: 2009

Astro Boy is a 2009 American-Hong Konger-Chinese computer-animated action film loosely based on the manga and anime series of the same name by the Japanese writer and illustrator Osamu Tezuka. ...more
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Oxide Pang Chun, Danny Pang Phat

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Charlie Young, David Firestar, Michael Bennett, Shahkrit Yamnam, + more

Released: 2008

Bangkok Dangerous is a 2008 crime film written and directed by the Pang Brothers and starring Nicolas Cage. It is a remake of the Pangs' 1999 debut film of the same name, a Thai film for which ...more
Outcast is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Nicolas Cage Films
Outcast Nick Powell

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Hayden Christensen, Ron Smoorenburg

Released: 2014

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David M. Green

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Tommy Lee Jones, Sean Young, Dale Dye, Mary Ellen Trainor, + more

Released: 1990

Fire Birds is a 1990 action-thriller film directed by David Green and produced by William Badalato, Keith Barish and Arnold Kopelson. The storyline was conceived by retired Lt. Colonels Step ...more
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Jon Turteltaub

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Monica Bellucci, Teresa Palmer, Alfred Molina, Peyton List, + more

Released: 2010

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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E. Max Frye

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Dourif, Bob Balaban, Dabney Coleman, + more

Released: 1993

Amos & Andrew is a 1993 comedy starring Nicolas Cage and Samuel L. Jackson, filmed in and around Wilmington, North Carolina. It concerns wealthy African-American playwright Andrew Sterling's ...more
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Sam Pillsbury

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Marisa Tomei, Steve Buscemi, Joe Pantoliano, Judge Reinhold, + more

Released: 1991

Zandalee is a 1991 erotic thriller and romantic tragedy which was shot entirely in New Orleans, released in 1991, starring Nicolas Cage, Judge Reinhold, Erika Anderson, Marisa Tomei, Joe ...more
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Lee Tamahori

Actors: Jessica Biel, Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Peter Falk, Michael Trucco, + more

Released: 2007

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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Patrick Lussier

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, David Morse, Katy Mixon, Charlotte Ross, + more

Released: 2011

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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George Gallo

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Dana Carvey, Jon Lovitz, Mädchen Amick, Richard Jenkins, + more

Released: 1994

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.
The Croods is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Nicolas Cage Films
Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco

Actors: Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Cloris Leachman, Catherine Keener, + more

Released: 2013

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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Dominic Sena

Actors: Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage, Robert Duvall, Christopher Eccleston, Timothy Olyphant, + more

Released: 2000

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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John Woo

Actors: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Gina Gershon, Margaret Cho, Thomas Jane, + more

Released: 1997

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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Jon Turteltaub

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Helen Mirren, Ed Harris, Jon Voight, + more

Released: 2007

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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Matthew Vaughn

Actors: Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca, Mark Strong, Craig Ferguson, + more

Released: 2010

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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Christopher Coppola

Actors: Charlie Sheen, Nicolas Cage, James Coburn, Peter Fonda, Micky Dolenz, + more

Released: 1993

Deadfall is a 1993 comedy-drama film directed by Christopher Coppola. Coppola co-wrote the script with Nick Vallelonga. The film stars Michael Biehn, Nicolas Cage, Charlie Sheen, James Coburn, ...more