Lets be frank shall we? Ghost Rider is a hot mess and at times so are the movies that Nicolas Cage has starred in. That said any way you cut it or in this case bag on Nicolas Cage you can not deny that he is an incredibly talented actor who at times has made some dubious role choices. Just this morning Luke and I were debating Nicolas Cage’s career and his best films and in a matter of seconds we came up with the ten best Nicolas Cage movies.
With Ghost Rider 2 now in theaters and from Stevens review of Ghost Rider 2 it seeming to be a bit of a piece of crap so what better time to look at Nicolas Cages best films. This feature can be titled the twelve Best Nicolas Cage movies or alternatively 12 Movies to watch instead of Ghost Rider 2 that also star Nicolas Cage. So in no particular order here they are;
Co-starring Holly Hunter and John Goodman Raising Arizona is not only one of Nicolas Cage’s best films its one of the best comedies of the 80’s and possibly of all time. Long before The Hangover’s antics we had the intelligent and witty Raising Arizona.
When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family’s quintupelets, their lives get more complicated than they anticipated.
Lord of War
Co-Starring Ethan Hawke and Jared Leto this film which is apparently loosely based on the life of a real arms dealer is one of the best thrillers of 2005. I am not a big fan of Ethan Hawke but admittedly he and Nicolas Cage combined with a great performance by Leto made this film a must see.
An arms dealer confronts the morality of his work as he is being chased by an Interpol agent.
Con Air is a great film that happens to co-star some great characters including two of my favorite character actors John Malcovich and John Cusask. It was directed by Simon West who is directing the upcoming Expendables 2 which unfortunately does not star Nicolas Cage.
When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it’s asking for trouble. Before you can say, “Pass the barf bag,” the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus “The Virus” Grissom. Watching his every move is the just-released Cameron Poe, who’d rather reunite with his family.