My Personal Favorite Nicholas Cage Movies in Recent Memory
Any time my friends and I get into a discussion of the best actors currently working today, one of the more controversial answers that always seems to come up is Nicholas Cage. I can't pinpoint exactly why I love Nicholas Cage movies so much; I don't think he's the most versatile actor, and the films are rarely spectacular. But that does not stop him from being one of my favorites.
For whatever the reason, here are my personal favorite Nicholas Cage films in recent memory.
The Rock is probably my favorite film on this list, for its pure enjoyment factor. Cage was perfect for this movie, as the nerdy and preoccupied Dr. Stanley Goodspeed. This is probably my favorite movie to quote with friends.
Plain and simple there would not be a Fast And Furious franchise without its predecessor, Gone In 60 Seconds. Nicholas Cage was the man in this high speed action film (no pun intended). Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michele Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster all owe whatever careers they have to Nicholas Cage and crew for this one.
Another movie of his I feel the need to mention is National Treasure. While I do not love the franchise, you cannot question its box office success. I would be highly surprised if we do not see at least one more film from this franchise.
Face Off is another movie that I certainly have to mention. Directed by John Woo, this movie stars Travolta and Cage as a cop and villain respectively, but then both undergo a series of operations to switch identities. Great action and fight scenes ensue.
I feel the need to mention Ghost Rider. This film may not have been everything it could have been, but in no part was that Nicholas Cage's fault. Cage did all he could to bring honor to the role of Johnny Blaze and Ghostrider, however the production and budget was just not there to make this movie one of the comic book greats.
Finally, one other movie that most people didn't care for, but I will mention is Windtalkers. I thought this one was good, but for whatever reason I am in the minority.