Ranking 50 Nic Cage Movies, From Oscar-Worthy To Unwatchable

    To fully understand his intense genius, I went full Cage and lived and breathed his filmography for the last month.

    A collage of various characters Nicolas Cage has played.

    50. Arsenal (2017)

    Nicolas Cage sitting on a couch.

    49. Stolen (2012)

    Nicolas Cage talking to Malin Akerman

    48. Left Behind (2014)

    Nicky Whelan and Nicolas Cage in a cockpit.

    47. Vampire's Kiss (1989)

    Nicolas Cage with vampire teeth and wide eyes in "Vampire's Kiss."

    46. Fire Birds (1990)

    Nicolas Cage talking to Sean Young.

    45. Army of One (2016)

    Wendi McLendon-Covey and Nicolas Cage talking in a store.

    44. The Wicker Man (2006)

    Nicolas Cage looking very disturbed in a classroom.

    43. Windtalkers (2002)

    42. Trapped in Paradise (1994)

    Dana Carvey, Jon Lovitz, and Nicolas Cage in "Trapped in Paradise."

    41. World Trade Center (2006)

    Nicolas Cage looking concerned.

    40. Bangkok Dangerous (2008)

    Nicolas Cage looking forlorn.

    39. Racing with the Moon (1984)

    Sean Penn and Nicolas Cage talking to a bartender.

    38. Ghost Rider (2007)

    Nicolas Cage looking at the flame in his hand.

    37. Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)

    Nicolas Cage gambling in "Honeymoon in Vegas."

    36. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

    Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice."

    35. Guarding Tess (1994)

    Shirley MacLaine and Nicolas Cage sitting in a golf cart.

    34. Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)

    Nicolas Cage in "Gone in 60 Seconds."

    33. Birdy (1984)

    Nicolas Cage setting in a cell.

    32. Willy's Wonderland (2021)

    Nicolas Cage puts his hands up.

    31. Rumble Fish (1983)

    Nicolas Cage, Vincent Spano, Matt Dillon, Christopher Penn walking together.

    30. Valley Girl (1983)

    Deborah Foreman and Nicolas Cage in "Valley Girl."

    29. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

    Kathleen Turner and Nicolas Cage looking at a necklace.

    28. Lord of War (2005)

    Nicolas Cage drinking a martini.

    27. Drive Angry (2011)

    David Morse and Nicolas Cage talking.

    26. Zandalee (1991)

    Judge Reinhold and Nicolas Cage talking at a bar.

    25. The Frozen Ground (2013)

    Nicolas Cage frustrated at his desk.

    24. Kick-Ass (2010)

    Nicolas Cage in a great cardigan sweater.

    23. The Trust (2016)

    Nicolas Cage choking Elijah Wood.

    22. It Could Happen to You (1994)

    Bridget Fonda and Nicolas Cage in "It Could Happen to You."

    21. Color Out of Space (2019)

    Joely RIchardson and Nicolas Cage holding each other.

    20. Mom and Dad (2017)

    Selma Blair and Nicolas Cage looking down.

    19. The Family Man (2000)

    Nicolas Cage at a bowling rink.

    18. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)

    Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal running.

    17. Snake Eyes (1998)

    Nicolas Cage in "Snake Eyes."

    16. Joe (2013)

    Nicolas Cage holding a mug of coffee.

    15. Red Rock West (1993)

    Timothy Carhart talking to Nicolas Cage.

    14. Matchstick Men (2003)

    Nicolas Cage and Alison Lohman at a gas station.

    13. Mandy (2018)

    Nicolas Cage in "Mandy."

    12. Con Air (1997)

    11. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

    Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendez sitting at a table.

    10. National Treasure (2004)

    Nicolas Cage in "National Treasure."

    9. The Rock (1996)

    Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage talking to each other.

    8. Wild at Heart (1990)

    Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern smiling at each other.

    7. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

    Nicolas Cage holding a paper bag.

    6. Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

    Patricia Arquette and Nicolas Cage looking despondent.

    5. Pig (2021)

    Nicolas Cage sitting at a table.

    4. Raising Arizona (1987)

    Helen Hunt and Nicolas Cage embracing.

    3. Face/Off (1997)

    John Travolta holding up a file to Nicolas Cage.

    2. Moonstruck (1987)

    1. Adaptation (2002)

    Nicolas Cage sitting in bed, talking to Nicolas Cage.