I give Nicolas Cage a lot of grief

I give Nicolas Cage a lot of grief, but every once and a while I remember another movie he was in that was really good. Bringing Out the Dead came up the other day while driving and I hadn’t thought of that in a long time.

The list of truly good Cage movies I’ve seen that I can think of now is:

He was a lot of fun in Face / Off, which I sometimes think I enjoyed because of the switch with Travolta, who is also on my meh list. I probably had fun during Con Air and The Rock, but my memory thinks of them as the same movie.

And I’ve watched Gone in Sixty Seconds a large handful of times because it’s just a lot of fun.

I couldn’t come up with anything post-2002 though. It’s entirely possible that National Treasure came out and I started proactively avoiding his movies. I have no idea why. 🤷🏼‍♂️

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  1. Adaptation is truly an excellent movie and I will always consider Nick Cage a good actor on the strength of this performance. I also enjoyed The Rock and Gone in 60 Seconds more than is reasonable.

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