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. 🤷🏼♂️