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All Nicolas Cage Movies Ranked

There’s a lot to be said for consistency, and for film fans, the ability to count on reliably great performances from an actor can be the difference between pre-ordering tickets weeks in advance or waiting until a movie comes out on home video. On the other hand, there’s also an undeniable excitement that comes with unpredictability, and Nicolas Cage‘s filmography is a perfect case in point. From toking up with Sean Penn’s Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High to waging chainsaw vengeance against the cultists that murdered his wife in Mandy — and beyond — Cage has racked up more than 100 film credits over the last several decades, delivering performances that range from Oscar-winning (Leaving Las Vegas) to wildly over the top (Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans) and starring in blockbuster fare (The Rock, National Treasure) as well as acclaimed indies (Raising Arizona, Joe), and we wouldn’t want him any other way. Nobody captures the camera’s attention quite like Nicolas Cage, and to honor all those years of singularly entertaining achievement, we’ve rounded up all of his major film roles, sorted by Tomatometer. Read on to see where your favorites rank, and remember: Not the bees!

#81

Deadfall (1993)
0%

#81
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This lushly photographed, contemporary film noir tries to substitute looks and unconvincing, contrived plot twists for substance, capturing the look... [More]
Directed By: Christopher Coppola

#80

Left Behind (2014)
1%

#80
Adjusted Score: 2.943%
Critics Consensus: Yea verily, like unto a plague of locusts, Left Behind hath begat a further scourge of devastation upon Nicolas Cage's once-proud filmography.
Synopsis: The most important event in the history of mankind is happening right now. In the blink of an eye, the... [More]
Directed By: Vic Armstrong

#79

Arsenal (2017)
3%

#79
Adjusted Score: 3.395%
Critics Consensus: Aside from an opportunity to watch a mustachioed Nicolas Cage acting from under a wig and behind a prosthetic nose, Arsenal has depressingly little to offer.
Synopsis: A powerful action thriller, ARSENAL tells the intertwining stories of the Lindel brothers, Mikey (Johnathon Schaech) and JP (Adrian Grenier),... [More]
Directed By: Steven C. Miller

#78

211 (2018)
5%

#78
Adjusted Score: 5.065%
Critics Consensus: 211's disjointed assortment of action clichés and uninspired set pieces adds up to roughly zero.
Synopsis: Inspired by one of the longest and bloodiest real-life events in police history. Officer Mike Chandler (Nicolas Cage) and a... [More]
Directed By: York Alec Shackleton

#77

Outcast (2015)
5%

#77
Adjusted Score: 4.575%
Critics Consensus: Unforgivably dull, Outcast fails to deliver virtually all of the goofy fun that should come from a movie starring Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen in ancient China.
Synopsis: When the heir of the Imperial throne becomes the target of an assassination by his despised older brother, the young... [More]
Directed By: Nicholas Powell

#76
#76
Adjusted Score: 10.853%
Critics Consensus: With murky cinematography, a meandering pace, a dull storyline, and rather wooden performances, The Pang Brothers' Hollywood remake of Bangkok Dangerous is unsuccessful.
Synopsis: The life of an anonymous assassin takes an unexpected turn when he travels to Thailand to complete a series of... [More]

#75
#75
Adjusted Score: 9.515%
Critics Consensus: Dying of the Light envelops the spark of several intriguing talents, leaving audiences lost in a yawning void of uninspired filmmaking.
Synopsis: Academy Award (R) winner* Nicolas Cage ignites a powder keg of action in this electrifying cloak-and-dagger thriller. Evan Lake (Cage),... [More]
Directed By: Paul Schrader

#74
#74
Adjusted Score: 12.997%
Critics Consensus: Slow, cheap-looking, and dull, Season of the Witch fails even as unintentional comedy.
Synopsis: Oscar (R) winner Nicolas Cage (National Treasure, Ghost Rider) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Hellboy II) star in this supernatural action... [More]
Directed By: Dominic Sena

#73

Fire Birds (1990)
10%

#73
Adjusted Score: 10.76%
Critics Consensus: Despite the talent on board, Fire Birds is little more than a subpar military adventure sporting video game-like action, outdated philosophy, and uneven acting.
Synopsis: Nicolas Cage stars in the below-par action film Firebirds -- a dying ember from Reagan-era nationalistic jingoism. In this Top... [More]
Directed By: David Green

#72

Pay the Ghost (2015)
10%

#72
Adjusted Score: 10.248%
Critics Consensus: Pay the Ghost takes a weak stab at supernatural horror, but ultimately, it's only viewers who will pay for watching this sloppily assembled picture.
Synopsis: One year after his young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, Mike Cole is haunted by eerie images and terrifying... [More]
Directed By: Uli Edel

#71
#71
Adjusted Score: 10.55%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Three brothers who are inept criminals butcher one last attempt to pull off a big heist in this caper comedy.... [More]

#70

Trespass (2011)
10%

#70
Adjusted Score: 11.431%
Critics Consensus: Another claustrophobic thriller that Joel Schumacher can churn out in his sleep, Trespass is nasty and aggressive, more unpleasant than entertaining.
Synopsis: In a private, wealthy community, priority is placed on security and no exception is made for the Miller family's estate.... [More]
Directed By: Joel Schumacher

#69

Rage (2014)
12%

#69
Adjusted Score: 12.775%
Critics Consensus: Depressingly dull and all-around poorly made, Rage is the rare Nicolas Cage action thriller lacking enough energy to reach "so bad it's good" territory.
Synopsis: Paul Maguire (Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage, Leaving Las Vegas) is a respectable businessman and loving father living peaceful life...until... [More]
Directed By: Paco Cabezas

#68

The Wicker Man (2006)
15%

#68
Adjusted Score: 18.052%
Critics Consensus: Puzzlingly misguided, Neil LaBute's update The Wicker Man struggles against unintentional comedy and fails.
Synopsis: A young child has gone missing and it's up to a haunted but determined policeman to travel to the remote... [More]
Directed By: Neil LaBute

#67

Stolen (2012)
16%

#67
Adjusted Score: 11.991%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Will Montgomery (Nicolas Cage) is a master thief who after being double-crossed in a heist gone awry is sent to... [More]
Directed By: Simon West

#66
Adjusted Score: 20.418%
Critics Consensus: With a weak script, uneven CG work, and a Nic Cage performance so predictably loony it's no longer amusing, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance aims to be trashy fun but ends up as plain trash.
Synopsis: Nicolas Cage reprises his role as Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance. In this gritty new vision for... [More]

#65

Looking Glass (2018)
17%

#65
Adjusted Score: 17.225%
Critics Consensus: Looking Glass gives Nicolas Cage a chance to turn in an atypically understated performance, but this is still a suspense thriller with a fatal dearth of suspense or thrills.
Synopsis: After losing their daughter to a tragic accident, shattered couple Ray and Maggie purchase a motel in the middle of... [More]
Directed By: Tim Hunter

#64
Adjusted Score: 8.632%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Nic Cage, Tom Sizemore and Tom Jane star in the harrowing tale of real life American heroes shipwrecked in shark... [More]
Directed By: Mario Van Peebles

#63
Adjusted Score: 3.926%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This animated version of Charles Dickens classic story Christmas Carol adds some new touches, but primarily follows the traditional tale... [More]
Directed By: Jimmy T. Murakami

#62

Amos & Andrew (1993)
20%

#62
Adjusted Score: 21.329%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When the cops in a lily-white resort town mistake a wealthy black author for a burglar, the local police chief... [More]
Directed By: E. Max Frye

#61

8MM (1999)
22%

#61
Adjusted Score: 25.051%
Critics Consensus: Its sadistic violence is unappealing and is lacking in suspense and mystery.
Synopsis: Tom Welles is a surveillance specialist-what used to be known as a "private eye"-but his version of the profession is... [More]
Directed By: Joel Schumacher

#60

G-Force (2009)
22%

#60
Adjusted Score: 25.31%
Critics Consensus: G-Force features manic action, but fails to come up with interesting characters or an inspired plot.
Synopsis: "G-FORCE" is a comedy adventure about the latest evolution of a covert government program to train animals to work in... [More]

#59

Sonny (2002)
23%

#59
Adjusted Score: 19.753%
Critics Consensus: Sonny is sunk by debuting director Nicolas Cage's evident inability to locate the heart of his movie's story - or properly modulate his cast's performances.
Synopsis: Film superstar Nicolas Cage's directing debut, Sonny follows a very unconventional family as they struggle to overcome personal and financial... [More]
Directed By: Nicolas Cage

#58
Adjusted Score: 29.697%
Critics Consensus: Even though Oscar-bearers Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, and Robert Duval came aboard for this project, the quality of Gone in 60 Seconds is disappointingly low. The plot line is nonsensical, and even the promised car-chase scenes are boring.
Synopsis: In this action thriller, a master car thief has his skills pushed to the limit. Randall "Memphis" Raines (Nicolas Cage)... [More]
Directed By: Dominic Sena

#57
#57
Adjusted Score: 10.653%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In the near future climate change has wreaked havoc in parts of the American Midwest. In its attempt to take... [More]
Directed By: Rob W. King, Rob W. King

#56

The Runner (2015)
25%

#56
Adjusted Score: 25.497%
Critics Consensus: In spite of a promising premise and a roundly talented cast, The Runner is a disappointing outing to be viewed by only the staunchest of Nicolas Cage completists.
Synopsis: In the aftermath of the BP oil spill, an idealistic but imperfect New Orleans politician finds his plans of restoration... [More]
Directed By: Austin Stark

#55

Ghost Rider (2007)
27%

#55
Adjusted Score: 31.046%
Critics Consensus: Ghost Rider is a sour mix of morose, glum histrionics amidst jokey puns and hammy dialogue.
Synopsis: When a motorcycle-riding stuntman offers his soul to Mephistopheles in order to save the life of the one he loves... [More]
Directed By: Mark Steven Johnson

#54

Seeking Justice (2012)
26%

#54
Adjusted Score: 27.998%
Critics Consensus: Seeking Justice is nothing more than a typical potboiler with another phoned-in performance by Nicolas Cage.
Synopsis: A happily married family man's quiet life is turned upside-down when his wife is brutally attacked one night while leaving... [More]
Directed By: Roger Donaldson

#53

Army of One (2016)
25%

#53
Adjusted Score: 12.694%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Gary Faulkner (Cage) is an ex-con, unemployed handyman, and modern day Don Quixote who receives a vision from God (Brand)... [More]
Directed By: Larry Charles

#52
Adjusted Score: 31.465%
Critics Consensus: The cinematography is gorgeous, but the movie plays it fast and loose with history and the novel it was adapted from. Mostly, the movie fails because the romance between the leads strains credulity and the story is largely uninvolving.
Synopsis: During World War II, an Italian officer, Captain Corelli, is put in command of a garrison that's occupying the Greek... [More]
Directed By: John Madden

#51

Next (2007)
28%

#51
Adjusted Score: 31.79%
Critics Consensus: Numerous plot holes and poorly motivated characters prevent Next from being the thought-provoking sci-fi flick it could've been.
Synopsis: A man with the ability to see the future and change the outcome of events before they occur is forced... [More]
Directed By: Lee Tamahori

#50

Windtalkers (2002)
32%

#50
Adjusted Score: 36.516%
Critics Consensus: The action sequences are expertly staged. Windtalkers, however, sinks under too many clichés and only superficially touches upon the story of the code talkers.
Synopsis: Loosely based on a real-life operation during World War II, this action-adventure from director John Woo stars Nicolas Cage as... [More]
Directed By: John Woo

#49

Inconceivable (2017)
31%

#49
Adjusted Score: 18.741%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A mysterious young woman, Katie (Nicky Whelan), and her daughter move to a new town to escape her past and... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Baker (III)

#48

Knowing (2009)
33%

#48
Adjusted Score: 38.241%
Critics Consensus: Knowing has some interesting ideas and a couple good scenes, but it's weighted down by its absurd plot and over-seriousness.
Synopsis: A time capsule containing a cryptic message about the coming apocalypse sends a concerned father on a race to prevent... [More]
Directed By: Alex Proyas

#47

Zandalee (1991)
33%

#47
Adjusted Score: 17.805%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In this thriller, poet Thierry Martin (Judge Reinhold) takes over the family business, abandoning both his art and his sex... [More]
Directed By: Sam Pillsbury

#46
Adjusted Score: 39.607%
Critics Consensus: A talented cast goes to waste in the improbable National Treasure: Book of Secrets, which is eerily similar to the first film.
Synopsis: In this adventure-filled sequel to the 2004 blockbuster National Treasure, Nicolas Cage reprises his role as artifact hunter and archaeologist... [More]

#45

Snake Eyes (1998)
40%

#45
Adjusted Score: 43.256%
Critics Consensus: Snake Eyes has a number of ingredients that promise a trashy fun time; unfortunately, they're lost in an energetic and stylish thriller with a frustratingly hollow core.
Synopsis: Brian DePalma directed this taut thriller, set in Atlantic City, where a corrupt cop investigates a political assassination. Outside an... [More]
Directed By: Brian DePalma

#44
#44
Adjusted Score: 45.513%
Critics Consensus: It has a likable cast and loads of CGI spectacle, but for all but the least demanding viewers, The Sorcerer's Apprentice will be less than spellbinding.
Synopsis: Inspired by the beloved segment of the Walt Disney classic Fantasia, The Sorcerer's Apprentice moves the setting of the story... [More]

#43
#43
Adjusted Score: 49.488%
Critics Consensus: National Treasure is no treasure, but it's a fun ride for those who can forgive its highly improbable plot.
Synopsis: Benjamin Franklin Gates is a third generation treasure hunter. All his life, Gates has been searching for a treasure no... [More]
Directed By: Jon Turteltaub

#42

Drive Angry (2011)
47%

#42
Adjusted Score: 49.997%
Critics Consensus: It may deliver the over-the-top action pieces, but Drive Angry prefers to work safely within grindhouse formula than do something truly unique.
Synopsis: Nicolas Cage headlines this high-octane thriller as Milton, a hard-case felon who breaks out of Hell to prevent the cult... [More]
Directed By: Patrick Lussier

#41

Dog Eat Dog (2016)
50%

#41
Adjusted Score: 51.877%
Critics Consensus: Dog Eat Dog's refreshing bundle of quirks and surfeit of visual style aren't quite enough to compensate for an aimlessly forgettable story.
Synopsis: Legendary filmmaker Paul Schrader directs this "sordid and engaging crime drama" (The Hollywood Reporter) starring Academy Award (R) winner Nicolas... [More]
Directed By: Paul Schrader

#40
#40
Adjusted Score: 53.689%
Critics Consensus: While it isn't terribly original, and it seems to have a political agenda that may rankle some viewers, Astro Boy boasts enough visual thrills to please its target demographic.
Synopsis: A young robot with incredible powers, super strength, and the purest spirit on the planet discovers the joys of being... [More]
Directed By: David Bowers

#39

The Family Man (2000)
53%

#39
Adjusted Score: 57.323%
Critics Consensus: Despite good performances by Cage and especially by Leoni, The Family Man is too predictable and derivative to add anything new to the Christmas genre. Also, it sinks under its sentimentality.
Synopsis: Wall Street playboy, Jack Campbell is at the top of his professional game with little time for anything else. Jack's... [More]
Directed By: Brett Ratner

#38

Con Air (1997)
55%

#38
Adjusted Score: 58.765%
Critics Consensus: Con Air won't win any awards for believability - and all involved seem cheerfully aware of it, making some of this blockbuster action outing's biggest flaws fairly easy to forgive.
Synopsis: Former war hero Cameron Poe (Nicolas Cage) is sentenced to eight years in prison when he accidentally kills a man... [More]
Directed By: Simon West

#37

City of Angels (1998)
58%

#37
Adjusted Score: 60.929%
Critics Consensus: City of Angels may not tug the heartstrings as effortlessly as it aims to, but the end results will still leave more than a few viewers in tears.
Synopsis: What happens when an angel falls in love with a mortal? In this Hollywoodized version of Wim Wenders' "Wings of... [More]
Directed By: Brad Silberling

#36

Guarding Tess (1994)
56%

#36
Adjusted Score: 57.634%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This comedy offers a combination of humor, drama, and thrills as it follows the tumultuous relationship between a young Secret... [More]
Directed By: Hugh Wilson

#35

The Weather Man (2005)
59%

#35
Adjusted Score: 63.075%
Critics Consensus: With fine performances and a dark, dry sense of humor, The Weather Man is mostly cloudy with occasional rays of sunshine.
Synopsis: A man struggles to get a grip on a life that's spinning out of control in this emotional comedy drama.... [More]

#34
#34
Adjusted Score: 57.367%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Sean Penn graduated to full stardom with the 1984 drama Racing with the Moon, even though the film itself hardly... [More]
Directed By: Richard Benjamin

#33
#33
Adjusted Score: 62.819%
Critics Consensus: Honeymoon in Vegas is a light screwball comedy that has just about what you expect (and nothing you don't).
Synopsis: On her deathbed, a mother makes her son promise never to get married, which scars him with psychological blocks to... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Bergman

#32

Lord of War (2005)
61%

#32
Adjusted Score: 65.411%
Critics Consensus: While Lord of War is an intelligent examination of the gun trade, it is too scattershot in its plotting to connect.
Synopsis: One man demonstrates how to get rich selling warring nations the tools of their deadly trade in this dark comedy... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Niccol

#31

Snowden (2016)
60%

#31
Adjusted Score: 69.494%
Critics Consensus: Snowden boasts a thrilling fact-based tale and a solid lead performance from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, even if director Oliver Stone saps the story of some of its impact by playing it safe.
Synopsis: Academy Award (R)-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to... [More]
Directed By: Oliver Stone

#30
#30
Adjusted Score: 62.241%
Critics Consensus: Though this by-the-numbers true procedural seems basic, The Frozen Ground presents a welcome return for Nicolas Cage in a solid performance.
Synopsis: THE FROZEN GROUND is inspired by the incredible true story that follows Alaskan State Trooper Jack Halcombe (Nicolas Cage) as... [More]
Directed By: Scott Walker

#29

Vampire's Kiss (1989)
61%

#29
Adjusted Score: 62.115%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Peter Loew, a sleazy NYC literary agent, prowls the bars in the evening looking for some action. One night he... [More]
Directed By: Robert Bierman

#28

The Ant Bully (2006)
63%

#28
Adjusted Score: 66.315%
Critics Consensus: Sometimes inventive and witty, this animated adventure into an ant-sized world is a pleasant diversion.
Synopsis: "The Ant Bully" tells a witty and heartwarming story about a 10-year-old boy who embarks on a remarkable journey. New... [More]
Directed By: John A. Davis

#27

The Trust (2016)
64%

#27
Adjusted Score: 64.862%
Critics Consensus: The Trust may not be an all-time heist classic, but its solidly workmanlike plot -- and the chemistry between Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood -- should satisfy genre enthusiasts.
Synopsis: Waters and Stone are two nobody police officers working dull administrative jobs and making extra money selling stolen Civil Service... [More]

#26

Wild At Heart (1990)
66%

#26
Adjusted Score: 68.94%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Lovers on the run from an angry mother, a private detective and a hit man, encounter a plethora of grotesques... [More]
Directed By: David Lynch

#25

The Rock (1996)
66%

#25
Adjusted Score: 69.416%
Critics Consensus: For visceral thrills, it can't be beat. Just don't expect The Rock to engage your brain.
Synopsis: The sophomore film from former music video and commercial director Michael Bay, this fast-paced action yarn featured rapid-fire editing, a... [More]
Directed By: Michael Bay

#24
#24
Adjusted Score: 74.704%
Critics Consensus: As a visually stunning tribute to lives lost in tragedy, World Trade Center succeeds unequivocally, and it is more politically muted than many of Stone's other works.
Synopsis: Director Oliver Stone once again offers a powerful and provocative story based on real-life events in this drama. Sergeant John... [More]
Directed By: Oliver Stone

#23

Kiss of Death (1995)
68%

#23
Adjusted Score: 70.034%
Critics Consensus: An outstanding ensemble cast propels Kiss of Death, a noir-ish crime thriller that's slick and big on atmosphere, even if its script may only provide sporadic bursts of tension.
Synopsis: A loyal family man who has had trouble with the law is released from prison on the condition that he... [More]
Directed By: Barbet Schroeder

#22
#22
Adjusted Score: 75.453%
Critics Consensus: Stunning and compelling, Scorsese and Cage succeed at satisfying the audience.
Synopsis: Nicolas Cage plays EMS paramedic Frank Pierce. It is the early 1990's and New York has not yet undergone its... [More]
Directed By: Martin Scorsese

#21
#21
Adjusted Score: 72.634%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Loosely based on a true story, this uneven romantic comedy depicts the unexpected way in which a winning lottery ticket... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Bergman

#20

Rumble Fish (1983)
72%

#20
Adjusted Score: 74.168%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Adapted from a novel by S. E. Hinton, this film takes place during a summer vacation. Mickey Rourke plays a... [More]
Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola

#19

The Croods (2013)
72%

#19
Adjusted Score: 76.85%
Critics Consensus: While it may not be as (ahem) evolved as the best modern animated fare, The Croods will prove solidly entertaining for families seeking a fast-paced, funny cartoon adventure.
Synopsis: The Croods tells the story of the world's first family road trip. When their cave is destroyed, the Crood family... [More]

#18

The Cotton Club (1984)
74%

#18
Adjusted Score: 75.582%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: There are those who insist that the backstage intrigues which occurred during the production of Cotton Club would make a... [More]
Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola

#17

Mom and Dad (2018)
74%

#17
Adjusted Score: 79.605%
Critics Consensus: Mom and Dad's gonzo premise serves as an effective springboard for a wickedly dark, bloody comedy - and an appropriately over-the-top performance from Nicolas Cage.
Synopsis: A strange disorder suddenly causes parents to violently turn against their own children, forcing a suburban teen (Anne Winters) and... [More]
Directed By: Brian Taylor

#16

Kick-Ass (2010)
76%

#16
Adjusted Score: 83.286%
Critics Consensus: Not for the faint of heart, Kick-Ass takes the comic adaptation genre to new levels of visual style, bloody violence, and gleeful profanity.
Synopsis: Adapted from Mark Millar's hyper-violent comic book of the same name, director Matthew Vaughn's (Layer Cake) vigilante superhero film tells... [More]
Directed By: Matthew Vaughn

#15
Adjusted Score: 82.557%
Critics Consensus: While Fast Times at Ridgemont High features Sean Penn's legendary performance, the film endures because it accurately captured the small details of school, work, and teenage life.
Synopsis: Based on 22-year-old Cameron Crowe's undercover exposé on life in a Southern California public high school, this groundbreaking effort presents... [More]
Directed By: Amy Heckerling

#14

Valley Girl (1983)
81%

#14
Adjusted Score: 82.841%
Critics Consensus: With engaging performances from its two leads, Valley Girl is a goofy yet amiable film that both subverts and celebrates the cheerful superficiality of teen comedies.
Synopsis: An amusing elaboration upon the popular record by Moon Unit Zappa, Valley Girl stars Deborah Foreman in the title role.... [More]
Directed By: Martha Coolidge

#13

Matchstick Men (2003)
82%

#13
Adjusted Score: 87.096%
Critics Consensus: Breezy and well-acted, Matchstick Men focuses more on the characters than on the con.
Synopsis: Ridley Scott directs the crime comedy Matchstick Men, based on the novel of the same name by Eric Garcia. Neurotic... [More]
Directed By: Ridley Scott

#12

Birdy (1984)
85%

#12
Adjusted Score: 86.486%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Director Alan Parker tackles this adapation of William Wharton's novel, which retains much of the source material's texture and complexity.... [More]
Directed By: Alan Parker

#11

Joe (2014)
85%

#11
Adjusted Score: 89.713%
Critics Consensus: Rich in atmosphere and anchored by a powerful performance from Nicolas Cage, Joe is a satisfying return to form for its star -- as well as director David Gordon Green.
Synopsis: A gripping mix of friendship, violence and redemption erupts in the contemporary South in this adaptation of Larry Brown's novel,... [More]
Directed By: David Gordon Green

#10
#10
Adjusted Score: 86.858%
Critics Consensus: Peggy Sue Got Married may seem just another in a line of '80s boomer nostalgia films, but none of the others have Kathleen Turner keen lead performance.
Synopsis: During her 25th high school class reunion, middle-aged Peggy Sue (Kathleen Turner) tries to forget her marital problems with husband... [More]
Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola

#9
Adjusted Score: 89.93%
Critics Consensus: Befitting its unorthodox origins, this Bad Lieutenant benefits from Werner Herzog's typically fearless direction and a delightfully unhinged Nicolas Cage in the title role.
Synopsis: Abel Ferrara's cult crime drama Bad Lieutenant is given a sister film with this Werner Herzog-helmed production that takes its... [More]
Directed By: Werner Herzog

#8
#8
Adjusted Score: 93.151%
Critics Consensus: Oscar-awarded Nicolas Cage finds humanity in his character as it bleeds away in this no frills, exhilaratingly dark portrait of destruction.
Synopsis: "We both know that I'm a drunk and you're a hooker," Ben reminds Sera. The unusual twist in this critically... [More]
Directed By: Mike Figgis

#7
Adjusted Score: 95.912%
Critics Consensus: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies distills the enduring appeal of its colorful characters into a charmingly light-hearted adventure whose wacky humor fuels its infectious fun -- and belies a surprising level of intelligence.
Synopsis: When the Teen Titans go to the big screen, they go big! "Teen Titans GO! to the Movies" finds our... [More]

#6

Adaptation (2002)
91%

#6
Adjusted Score: 96.771%
Critics Consensus: Dizzyingly original, the loopy, multi-layered Adaptation is both funny and thought-provoking.
Synopsis: Despite the success of his first produced script, "Being John Malkovich," for which he received an Academy Award nomination for... [More]
Directed By: Spike Jonze

#5

Raising Arizona (1987)
91%

#5
Adjusted Score: 95.23%
Critics Consensus: A terrifically original, eccentric screwball comedy, Raising Arizona may not be the Coens' most disciplined movie, but it's one of their most purely entertaining.
Synopsis: Combining influences from Tex Avery cartoons to Sam Raimi horror movies to 1940s B-movies, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen followed... [More]
Directed By: Joel Coen

#4

Face/Off (1997)
92%

#4
Adjusted Score: 97.232%
Critics Consensus: John Travolta and Nicolas Cage play cat-and-mouse (and literally play each other) against a beautifully stylized backdrop of typically elegant, over-the-top John Woo violence.
Synopsis: The third of John Woo's American-made feature films, Face/Off stars John Travolta as Sean Archer, an FBI agent obsessed with... [More]
Directed By: John Woo

#3

Moonstruck (1987)
93%

#3
Adjusted Score: 97.427%
Critics Consensus: Led by energetic performances from Nicolas Cage and Cher, Moonstruck is an exuberantly funny tribute to love and one of the decade's most appealing comedies.
Synopsis: When there's a full moon over Brooklyn, anything can happen, and everything happens in the neighborhood where widowed bookkeeper Loretta... [More]
Directed By: Norman Jewison

#2

Mandy (2018)
92%

#2
Adjusted Score: 101.28%
Critics Consensus: Mandy's gonzo violence is fueled by a gripping performance by Nicolas Cage -- and anchored with palpable emotion conveyed between his volcanic outbursts.
Synopsis: Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven... [More]
Directed By: Panos Cosmatos

#1

Red Rock West (1993)
95%

#1
Adjusted Score: 97.447%
Critics Consensus: Red Rock West is a hidden neo-noir gem with some delightful cracks in its surface -- and an opportunity to see Lara Flynn Boyle, Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, and J.T. Walsh go toe-to-toe in all their early '90s glory.
Synopsis: An offbeat mystery about an average guy who is mistaken for a professional hit-man. Dead tired and flat broke after... [More]
Directed By: John Dahl

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