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15 Best Nicolas Cage Movies To Watch!
Nicolas Cage Best 15 Films

Nicolas Kim Coppola who is professionally known as Nicolas Cage is an American actor and filmmaker. He started his career in 1982 with the film ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ that was highly successful at the box office. Till now, he has worked in more than 100 films and has touched all the high bars of success in the Hollywood Industry.

All most each movie of his career was highly successful at the box office and therefore he has ruled over the hearts of the audience as well as at the box office from the last three decades. This successful actor has been nominated for many precious awards and has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award for his extreme dedication towards his acting.

15 Best Nicolas Cage Movies To Watch!
The Most Versatile and Legendary Actor ‘Nicolas Cage’

Now, I would like to tell my viewers that in this post, I will be giving the best 15 movies of Nicolas Cage’s career which the audience liked the most and also received high critic’s points. All the rankings of the movies will be based on audience reviews, critic’s ratings, and on my personal views.

Also, I would like to advise my audience to definitely watch these films in this quarantine period as they can become a big source of entertainment for you and your family. Here are the best 15 movies of the versatile actor and filmmaker Nicolas Cage;

15 Best Nicolas Cage Movies To Watch!
Adaptation (2002) Lead Actor

1. Adaptation (2002)

Adaption is an American comedy-drama Meta film that was released in 2002. It was directed by Spike Jonze and was produced by Jonathan Demme, Vincent Landay, and Edward Saxon in association with Columbia Pictures, Good Machine, Intermedia, and Propaganda Films. The screenplay work of this film was managed by Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman and it was adapted from the novel ‘The Orchid Thief’ written by Susan Orlean and the music production and composition work was managed by Carter Burwell.

This movie was really appreciated by the audience as it shows a true love story between Orlean and Laroche and it was really interesting to watch all their sacrifices and hard work to finally get to love each other. It was also quite successful at the box office and was really liked by the American and Canadian audiences. This film features Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, and Chris Cooper as the lead actors of the film and according to audience reviews they all have performed their role with extreme dedication and complete perfection.

This film has a runtime of 114 minutes and each and every minute of this film was worth watching and was full of comedy. It also received very high points from the critics and hence it has taken first place in our list of the best 15 films of Cage’s career. The distribution rights of this film were owned by Sony Pictures Releasing. It was overall a nice film and I would like to advise my readers to surely watch this film as it can easily make you fall in love with the story as well as the characters of this film.

15 Best Nicolas Cage Movies To Watch!
American romantic drama film Leaving Las Vegas (1995) Poster

2. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

Leaving Las Vegas is an American romantic drama film that was released in 1995 and has a successful runtime of 112 minutes and according to audience reviews each minute of this film was full of romance and was worth watching. This film was very much liked by the audience of the age group 18-25 and they all really appreciated it. This film has Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue and Julian Sands as the main actors in this film who have given an extraordinary performance in this film.

In this film, Nicholas Cage who was the lead actor of the film is shown as a suicidal alcoholic who lives in Los Angeles and was recently divorced and was fired from his job. After all this he decides to move to Las Vegas and there he drinks a lot of liquor and goes almost close to his death. He was also caught loading and taking his beer in his BMW around the state. After moving to Las Vegas, he falls in love with a prostitute. For his role in this film Cage won the Best Actor Oscar and also won many other awards. This film was one of the main reasons for the huge success of this American actor.

This film was directed by Mike Figgis and was produced by Lila Cazes, Annie Stewart, and Romila Parsekar. The screenplay work of this film was managed by the director of this film himself and this film was adapted from the novel with the same name written by John O’Brien. The distribution rights of this were owned by United Artists. This film was highly appreciated by the audience and also had a successful run at the box office.

15 Best Nicolas Cage Movies To Watch!
Raising Arizona (1987) Poster

3. Raising Arizona (1987)

This American crime comedy film was directed and written by Joel Coen. Ethan Coen participated as the producer of the film in association with Circle Films Productions. The film stars Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter in the lead roles. The distribution rights of this film were owned by 20th Century Fox and it has a runtime of 94 minutes only. The short time period of this movie was a little disappointing for the audience but the interesting story removed all the disappointments and made everyone fall in love with this film.

In this film Cage plays the role of a robber who robs different shopping stores and frequently gets arrested for all his crimes. In the arrest he meets a police officer whom he asks to marry him. They both get married but due to infertility of the couple they can’t have children so they decided to kidnap a set of quintuplets that were recently born.

Some of the scenes of this film are extremely comedy and can cause pain in your stomach because of laughter. This 1987 released film was quite successful and it was also liked by the critics because of the thrilling and interesting storyline and it received high ratings from the critics as well as the audience. It was a nice film so you should at least watch it once in this quarantine period as it can help you to forget all your sorrows and pain.

15 Best Nicolas Cage Movies To Watch!
The Rock (1996): Lead Actors and Title

4. The Rock (1996)

The Rock stars Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, Michael Biehn, and William Forsythe as the lead actors of this film and they all have performed their roles with so much perfection that they were highly appreciated by the audience and this film became an important source of their huge fan following.

This film has made to the list of most successful films of Cage’s career and was also a part of the highest-grossing films of 1996. It has a huge run at the box office and it collected a whopping amount of 335 million dollars making it one of the most profitable films of Nicolas Cage. It is an American action thriller film that was released in 1996 and has a very successful runtime of 136 minutes.

It was directed by Michael bay and was produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer in association with Hollywood Pictures and Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films. The screenplay work of the film was managed by David Weisberg, Douglas S. Cook, and Mark Rosner and the story of the film was written by David Weisberg and Douglas S. Cook. The distribution rights of this film were owned by Pictures Distribution.

In the story, it was shown that an FBI chemist and a former SAS captain are given a mission to stop a terrorist group of US Force Recon Marines who have hijacked the Alcatraz Island and they are threatening the government and soldiers of US to launch the rockets filled with nerve gases over San Francisco if they are not given a huge amount of 100 million dollars. It was overall a tremendous film with an excellent cast, story, music, and everything. If you are an action movie lover then you should definitely go with this film.

15 Best Nicolas Cage Movies To Watch!
American action film Face/Off (1997) Poster and Lead Actors

5. Face/Off (1997)

This is an American action film that was released in 1997 with a successful runtime of 139 minutes. Each and every minute was worth watching as it was full of next-level action which can’t be expected in a 90s film. This film has a very successful run at the box office and it collected a huge amount of 250 million dollars by breaking all the previous box office records of Hollywood.

This 1997 released film was extremely liked by the audience and it also received high ratings from the critics. The audience was very much expecting the sequel of this film but the creators openly confirmed their decisions that they are not going forward with the sequels of this film and destroyed all the rumors clearly. This film was directed by John Woo and was produced by David Permut, Barrie M. Osborne, Terence Chang, and Christopher Godsick in association with Paramount Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, and Permut Presentations.

The story of the film was written by Mike Werb and Michael Colleary and the music production work was managed by John Powell. This film has John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Gina Gershon, and Alessandro Nivola as the lead actors of this super interesting film. In this film, an FBI agent and a terrorist are really dangerous and big enemies who assume each other’s physical overview.

The distribution rights of this film were owned by Paramount Pictures for the American audience and by Buena Vista International for the international audience. It was one of the best films of Cage’s career and therefore it has taken fifth place in our list of top 15 films.

15 Best Nicolas Cage Movies To Watch!
Con Air (1997) Poster

6. Con Air (1997)

Con Air is an American action thriller film that was released in 1997. This film marked one of the best performances of Nicolas Cage in an active role among all other movies of his career. This movie received extremely good reviews from the audience and also received high points from critics. It was liked by everyone throughout the globe and because of this movie Cage was highly appreciated and also won many awards for his role.

This film was directed by Simon West and was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer in partnership with Touchstone Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. The story of the film was written by Scott Rosenberg and he received an award for best story lineup of this action film at the awards function. It has a runtime of 115 minutes. In the story it was shown that recently paroled ex-con and former US Ranger Cameron Poe discovers himself stuck in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers took the controls of that plane.

This film has tremendous actors in the lead roles which include Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi, Ving Rhames, Colm Meaney, Mykelti Williamson, and Rachel Ticotin. The lead actors of the film have given wonderful performances hence the film was a big success at the box office making it one of the highest-grossing films of 1997. Therefore, this film has taken sixth place in our list of the best 15 films of Nicolas Cage.

15 Best Nicolas Cage Movies To Watch!
American superhero film Kick-Ass (2010) Poster

7. Kick-Ass (2010)

Kick-Ass is an American superhero film that was released in 2010. This film has Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Nicolas Cage as the lead actors of this film. They all had performed their roles with so much perfection that they have highly appreciated by the audience. It was amongst the best superhero films hence was very much liked by the viewers.

This film was also nominated for many Awards and was one of the best performing film of 2010. It also collected a huge amount at the box office making it one of the most profitable superhero films. It was directed by Matthew Vaughn and was produced by Matthew Vaughn, Brad Pitt, Kris Thykier, Adam Bohling, Tarquin Pack, and David Reid in partnership with Marv Films and Plan B Entertainment.

The screenplay work of this film was managed by Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn and this film is an adaptation of the novel with the same name written by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. This novel was also amongst the highest selling novels of the United States and the United Kingdom at the time of its release. It has a runtime of 117 minutes and each and every minute of this film was full of actions and comedy.

15 Best Nicolas Cage Movies To Watch!
National Treasure (2004) Between The Movie Scene

8. National Treasure (2004)

National Treasure features Nicolas Cage, Harvey Keitel, Jon Voight, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean, Justin Bartha, and Christopher Plummer as the lead actors of the film. This film tells the story of Benjamin Franklin Gates who was a famous historian and amateur cryptologist. In the film he was shown searching for a lost treasure that has precious and worthy diamonds, necklaces, metals, jewelry, artwork, and many more things. According to him these all things were hidden by American Freemasons during the American Revolutionary War. He has a coded map with him and he was very serious towards his work but he was not alone who was in search of this huge treasure there were many more historians as it was announced that whoever will found the treasure first will be the owner of the entire treasure.

It is an American adventure drama film that was released in 2004. This film was made on a budget of 100 million dollars and it became extremely successful and collected a huge amount of 350 million dollars. You can yourself estimate the craze of this film among the viewers. It was directed by Jon Turteltaub and was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Jon Turteltaub in partnership with Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Junction Entertainment, and Saturn Films.

The story of the film was written by Jim Kouf, Oren Aviv, and Charles Segars and the distribution rights of the film were owned by Buena Vista Pictures. This was really an extraordinary film and was really liked and applauded by the audience. It has a runtime of 131 minutes and was worth watching. I would definitely like to advise my viewers to watch this film as it can be a source of great entertainment for you and your family and all of you will surely like it.

15 Best Nicolas Cage Movies To Watch!
American action heist drama film Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) Poster

9. Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)

Gone in 60 Seconds is an American action heist drama film that was released in 2000 and was extremely successful at the box office. This film received a great response from the audience and also got high critic’s points. It was marked as one of the most successful and profitable films of Cage’s career. Even Cage himself announced that he was not expecting this film to get this much level of success.

This film was directed by Dominic Sena and was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Mike Stenson in partnership with Touchstone Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. The story of this film was written by Scott Rosenberg. The story of the film revolves around a retired master car robber who has to make a comeback to that industry again and has to steal 50 cars in one night throughout the city in order to save his brother’s life. This task was almost impossible to do but even then also he completed the task. This film was adapted from the novel with the same name written by HB Halicki.

This film features an extraordinary star cast that includes Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Delroy Lindo, Will Patton, Christopher Eccleston, Chi McBride and Robert Duvall as the lead actors. The distribution rights of this film were owned by Buena Vista Pictures and it has a successful runtime of 113 minutes. According to the audience reviews, each and every minute of this film was really interesting and worth watching.

I would also definitely like to advise our audience to watch this film as it is one of the best films of Cage’s career and you will also like it. Because of all these special features and positive reviews, this film has taken place in our list of top 15 movies

15 Best Nicolas Cage Movies To Watch!
Matchstick Men (2003) Lead Actors and Poster of the film

10. Matchstick Men (2003)

Matchstick Men is an American black comedy crime drama film that was released in 2003. This film was directed by Ridley Scott and was produced by Ridley Scott, Steve Starkey, Sean Bailey, Jack Rapke, and Ted Griffin in association with Image Movers and Scott Free Productions.

The screenplay work of this film was managed by Ted Griffin and Nicholas Griffin and the story of the film was adapted from the novel with the same name written by Eric Garcia. This film has an outstanding star cast that includes Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Alison Lohman, and Bruce McGill as the lead actors and they all were highly applauded by the audience for their roles which they have done with extreme dedication. This film follows the story of a phobic con artist.

This film was quite successful at the box office. It has a runtime of 116 minutes and it collected a decent amount of 70 million dollars at the box office and was claimed as a hit film. The distribution rights of this film were owned by Warner Bros Pictures and it was mainly released in the United States and the United Kingdom only. Still it was successful in gathering a large audience making it hit at the box office.

15 Best Nicolas Cage Movies To Watch!
American superhero film Ghost Rider (2007) Lead Actor and Title

11. Ghost Rider (2007)

Ghost Rider is an American superhero film that was released in 2007. It was really an amazing superhero film as a new character of the Marvel Comics was introduced. This film was highly successful at the box office by collecting a whopping amount of 230 million dollars. It has marked as one of the best performances of Nicolas Cage and also become a part of his list of most successful and profitable films in his career. This film was also very much liked and appreciated by the audience and especially by the teenagers and it also received high ratings from the critics.

This film was directed by Mark Steven Johnson and was produced by Avi Arad, Steven Paul, Michael De Luca, and Gary Foster in association with Columbia Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Crystal Sky Pictures, and Relativity Media. The story of the film was again a little bit rewritten by the director of the film only. It has Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Wes Bentley, Sam Elliott, Donal Logue, and Peter Fonda as the lead actors in this superhero film and all the cast have given their performance with extreme dedication and took it on the path of great success.

In the story, it was shown that when the motorcycle rider Johnny sells his precious bike which is equal to his sole for him to the Devil in order to save the life of his father than he gets transformed into the ghost rider and the devil’s own bounty driver and then Johnny was sent to hunt and kill all the sinners and evil people. The distribution rights of this film were owned by Sony Pictures Releasing and it has a successful runtime of 110 minutes. It is really a nice movie and you should definitely watch it if you are a marvel character fan.

15 Best Nicolas Cage Movies To Watch!
Moonstruck (1987) Lead Actors

12. Moonstruck (1987)

Moonstruck is an American romantic comedy film that was released in 1987. This film became a part of the best performances of Cage in a comedy and romantic role among all other movies of his career. This movie received extremely good reviews from the audience and also received high points from critics. It was liked by everyone throughout the globe and because of this movie Cage was highly appreciated and also won many awards for his role.

This film was directed by Norman Jewison and was produced by Norman Jewison and Patrick Palmer. It has a runtime of 102 minutes. This film has many well-known actors in the lead roles which include Cher, Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia, Olympia Dukakis, and Danny Aiello. The lead actors of the film have given wonderful performances hence the film was a big success at the box office making it one of the highest-grossing films of 1987. Therefore, this film has taken twelfth place in our list of the best 15 films of Nicolas Cage.

15 Best Nicolas Cage Movies To Watch!
The Family Man (2000) Poster and All Details

13. The Family Man (2000)

This one is the amongst best film of Cage’s life according to him. He has done all the comedy scenes in the film with extreme dedication and they were just looking real. It’s very difficult to compare this type of film to others in terms of romance and comedy. From this film, anyone can proudly say that this film belongs to Hollywood. It won many awards in different categories and was also nominated for Oscars. It is an American romantic comedy film that was released in 2000 with a successful runtime of 126 minutes. In this movie, we can say that each and every minute of this film was worth watching as it includes a lot of comedy and romance.

This film was directed by Brett Ratner and was produced by Marc Abraham, Jeff Levine, Tony Ludwig, Alan Riche, and Howard Rosenman in association with Beacon Pictures and Saturn Films. The story of this film was written by David Diamond and David Weissman. This film stars Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Jeremy Piven, Saul Rubinek, and Don Cheadle in the lead roles. This film received quite a high response from the audience and was really liked by them. I would surely advise you to watch this film if you are a big Nicolas Cage fan.

15 Best Nicolas Cage Movies To Watch!
Knowing (2009) Cast and Title

14. Knowing (2009)

Knowing is an American science fiction thriller film that was released in 2009 and has a runtime of 121 minutes. This movie was very much loved by the audience and it received really high response from the viewers throughout the country. This film was directed by Alex Proyas and was produced by Alex Proyas, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch in association with Escape Artists and DMG Entertainment. The story of the film was written by Ryne Douglas and Pearson and the screenplay work of this film was managed by Ryne Douglas Pearson, Juliet Snowden, and Stiles White.

This film has Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury, and Ben Mendelsohn as the lead actors of this science fiction film. This film was highly successful at the box office and it collected a huge amount of 220 million dollars making it a part of the highest-grossing films of 2009. It was really an extraordinary film that was mostly watched by the intelligent people of our society. I would also like to recommend this film to you as you will really like it once you are done watching it.

15 Best Nicolas Cage Movies To Watch!
World Trade Center (2006) Poster and Title

15. World Trade Center (2006)

World Trade Centre is an American survival disaster drama film that was released in 2006 and has a successful runtime of 129 minutes. Each and every minute of this film was worth watching as it was based on the September 11 attacks at the world trade center. This film was very much applauded by the audience and it also received high critics rating for the year 2009.

It is among the best films which were released in 2009 and also won many awards for the interesting story lineup and entertaining cast. In this film, the complete story behind the attacks of September 11 on the World Trade Centre and it’s after-effects were completely shown. This film has Nicolas Cage, Michael Pena, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Stephen Dorff, Jay Hernandez, and Michael Shannon as the lead actors of this film and they all have performed their roles extremely well.

It was directed by Oliver Stone and was produced by Moritz Borman, Debra Hill, Michael Shamberg, and Stacey Sher. The distribution rights of this film were owned by Paramount Pictures. This was really an amazing film I would definitely like to advise my audience to watch this film at least once as it can become a source of great entertainment for you and your family.

This American actor and filmmaker has extremely entertained the audience in the last three decades by making them smile, laugh, and cry in all his films. He was very much liked by the audience for his movies whether it was a romantic, action, crime, emotional, or drama film. He is liked by the audience of all age groups and especially by teenagers and adults. This was all about his best fifteen films from our side and now, I would also to know which was your favorite film of Cage’s career. So, surely comment down your answer in the comment box below. For more updates like these stay connected to Otakukart.

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