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Nicolas Cage Performances Ranked

List is based on strength of his performance NOT overall grade of the film.

Paul Schrader’s Dark is a limited remake of 2014’s Dying of The Light. Cage’s performance gets that much better when the true direction and vision is put into context.

  • Vampire's Kiss
  • Pig
  • The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans
  • Leaving Las Vegas
  • Dying of the Light
  • Face/Off
  • Red Rock West
  • Mandy
  • Willy's Wonderland
  • Between Worlds
  • Snake Eyes
  • The Trust
  • Bringing Out the Dead
  • Joe
  • Mom and Dad
  • The Family Man
  • The Croods
  • Moonstruck
  • A Score to Settle
  • Knowing
  • The Rock
  • Arsenal
  • World Trade Center
  • Wild at Heart
  • Raising Arizona
  • Con Air
  • Rage
  • Vengeance: A Love Story
  • Gone in Sixty Seconds
  • Kill Chain
  • Zandalee
  • Dog Eat Dog
  • 8MM
  • Lord of War
  • Color Out of Space
  • National Treasure
  • Season of the Witch
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  • Seeking Justice
  • Trespass
  • The Wicker Man
  • Drive Angry
  • Outcast
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted
  • Love, Antosha
  • Snowden
  • G-Force
  • The Frozen Ground
  • Stolen
  • The Runner
  • Primal
  • Next
  • Astro Boy
  • Ghost Rider
  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
  • Pay the Ghost
  • USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
  • The Humanity Bureau
  • Dying of the Light