Nic Cage Videography Ranking

The greatest artist of our time Nicolas Cage simply will not stop. Recently he was asked if he would retire after such a long and beautiful career (100+ movies). His response “‘That Can’t Happen…I Need It. I’m healthier when I’m working, I need a positive place to express my life experience, and filmmaking has given me that. So I’m never going to retire’

An absolute legend, and in his honor, I will be ranking his movies in order from my favorite to least favorite. I don’t say best to worse because that is subjective and everyone should be entitled to judge a movie for by what you like. Screw others opinions (like the Boss Luke who thinks Cinderella (2021) rocks when everyone else thinks it stinks) and take my rankings for what they are – an appreciation of a once in a generation talent who has devoted his life to bringing joy to a screen near you.

Over the next year (maybe more we’ll see how bored I am and how many movies I can crank through) I’ll be chipping away at his movies and adding to the list where I believe necessary. For now, here is my ranking.

12004National TreasureBenjamin Franklin Gates
22007National Treasure: Book of SecretsBenjamin Franklin Gates
31997Con AirCameron Poe
42005Lord of WarYuri Orlov
52000Gone in 60 SecondsMemphis Raines
62010The Sorcerer’s ApprenticeBalthazar
72000The Family ManJack Campbell
82016USS Indianapolis: Men of CourageCaptain McVay
92007NextCris Johnson
102018Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VersePeter Parker / Spider-Man Noir
112016SnowdenHank Forrester
122008Bangkok DangerousJoe
132007Ghost RiderJohnny Blaze / Ghost Rider
142003Matchstick MenRoy Waller
152006The Wicker ManEdward Malus
162005The Weather ManDavid Spritz
172016The TrustStone
182011Ghost Rider: Spirit of VengeanceJohnny Blaze / Ghost Rider
192006World Trade CenterJohn McLoughlin
202015Pay the GhostMike Lawford
212001Christmas Carol: The MovieJacob Marley
222009KnowingJohn Koestler