10 Nicolas Cage Films That Know Exactly What They Are

Not clever, but loveable all the same...

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Nicolas Cage has been the internet’s darling for many years now. The Nickleback of cinema and a misled hero of Hollywood failures, his ability to pick some of the strangest roles in cinema is something to be celebrated. From kidnapping the president to being an all-American superhero dad, from having his face surgically removed to rescuing sewer children from a sentimental ghost - he really has done it all.

Cage’s way with film likely comes from his own treatment of his personal endeavours - he lives his best life when surrounded by cars, castles, and beautiful women, with the latter including a fleeting marriage to none other than Elvis Presley’s own daughter. He’s just a hunk of burning love after all, exhibit A being Ghost Rider.

With an uncle in the acclaimed film director Francis Ford Coppola, the gift of Nic Cage was never going to be hidden for long. Sensationalised for his out-there acting and infamous Cage Rage, every film he’s in becomes a diamond in the rough; whether they’re self aware of their starring hero or not.

Fortunately, there’s films out there that know all too well exactly what they’re getting themselves into, and do so with relish...


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