In honor of Nicolas Cage week
, we've been sifting through the man's prepostorously long filmography in order to determine the ten best and worst films he's appeared in. This is no simple task. The highs are some of the better movies of the past few decades, and the lows are -- well, they're pretty low. As the man turns 47 years old today, we can only hope that the next
four-plus decades are filled with an array of his movies as wildly uneven as the first.
When compiling the list, we tried to focus mostly on the Cage's more noteworthy performances -- so, even though it was awesome in its own right, his cameo in 'Fast Times At Ridgmont High'
doesn't qualify for a spot on the "best" list. We also limited it to movies we'd actually seen
, meaning that 'Season of The Witch,'
which opens today, also doesn't count. (Cage told us this week that the script was "marvelous,"
so who knows?) Nonetheless, if you disagree with some of our picks, let us know in the comments.
Funny-talking California girl (Deborah Foreman) falls for punk rocker (Nicolas Cage). Read More
City Of Angels
An angel considers becoming human after falling in love with a Los Angeles heart surgeon (Meg Ryan). Read More
The Weather Man
A forecaster (Nicolas Cage) tries to reconnect with his loved ones (Michael Caine, Hope Davis). Read More
A motorcycle stuntman (Nicolas Cage) who sold his soul becomes a supernatural agent of vengeance. Read More
Escapee (Sean Connery) leads Navy SEALs to rebel soldiers on Alcatraz. Read More
Face / Off
An FBI agent (John Travolta) and his nemesis (Nicolas Cage) trade physical identities. Read More
Amos & Andrew
A car thief helps inept police when they overreact to reports of a burglar in the home of an author. Read More
A corrupt detective and his Navy friend probe a U.S. official's assassination at a boxing match. Read More
An Italian-American widow (Cher) loves her fiance's brother (Nicolas Cage). Read More
A Marine (Nicolas Cage) protects a Navajo code transmitter (Adam Beach) in World War II. Read More