Nicolas Cage is one of America’s greatest actors because he puts himself into every film and creates a memorable character in every role. It doesn’t matter if it’s the horror film Color Out of Space or the action-packed masterpiece Con Air, Cage is going to deliver an unforgettable performance.
Throughout his career, Cage has been in more than 100 movies, and many of them are cultural touchstones, like his brilliant performance in Face/Off, one of history’s greatest films. However, Cage has been involved in more than just ’90s action movies. He’s appeared in dramatic roles, along with some pretty great horror films. Cage does it all, and there’s something for everyone in his back catalog.
But what are his best movies? Going back through his performances and looking at the scores given to his movies on GameSpot’s sister-site Metacritic, we found the 10 best movies Cage has appeared in over the years. And for more lists featuring actors you love, check out the best Benedict Cumberbatch movies and the best Johnny Depp movies.