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November 15, 2021
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Who is Nicholas Cage?

Nicolas Cage, or Nicholas Kim Coppola, is a veteran actor in the American movie industry.

He decided to become an actor after watching James Dean in East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause.

He has been given several awards, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe for Leaving Las Vegas.

In 1998 he got a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Nicolas Cage is the type of actor who plays and pushes the limits of his characters and usually tries to do films that keep audiences on their heels.

Here are some of the best Nicolas Cage movies on Netflix.

National Treasure

National Treasure is a 2004 action and adventure movie by Walt Disney Pictures.

It’s about historian, cryptographer, and treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates.

When Benjamin was very young, his grandfather told him a story passed on to an ancestor in 1832 by Charles Carroll Carrollton, one of the signatories of the American Declaration of Independence. The story was about a legendary national treasure hidden in America by the Founding Fathers, the Knights Templar and the Freemasons.

The clue to finding the treasure was hidden in the phrase “The secret lies with Charlotte”.

While Ben is captivated by his grandfather and his story, his sceptical father Patrick tells him it is all nonsense.

After many years, Ben leads an expedition with friends Ian Howe, played by Sean Bean, and Riley Poole, a computer expert, played by Justin Bartha. They travel to the Arctic Ocean to find the relic of the ship called the “Charlotte”, where he is convinced he will find the first clue to the treasure.

Moonstruck

Nicholas Cage and Cher in Moonstruck

Moonstruck is a 1987 romantic comedy movie with a top-star cast including Cher, Vincent Gardenia, Olympia Dukakis and Danny Aiello.

Loretta Castorini is a widow who works as a bookkeeper and lives in Brooklyn with her Italian family: father Cosmo, mother Rose, and paternal grandfather.

Johnny Cammareri, Loretta’s boyfriend, proposes to her before leaving for his native Sicily to be with his dying mother.

Loretta accepts but insists that they carefully follow tradition as she is convinced that her previous marriage had a curse on it because of her failure to do so, resulting in her husband’s death after two years.

Johnny asks Loretta to invite his estranged younger brother Ronny to the wedding while he is away.

When Loretta goes to see Ronny at his bakery, the two don’t get off on the right foot. It won’t take long for Loretta and Ronny to develop deep emotions for each other.

Face/Off

Face/Off is a 1997 thriller directed by John Woo.

Sean Archer, John Travolta, is a special agent with the FBI. He survives a murder attempt by the sociopathic homicidal Castor Try, Nicholas Cage, but his young son gets killed instead.

Archer continues to investigate Troy in the years to come until he and his team organise to ambush Troy and his brother Pollux. Troy tells Archer of a bomb located somewhere in Los Angeles and set to go off, but he is knocked out and goes into a coma before Archer can learn the details of the attack. Pollux confirms the bomb is not a hoax but refuses to reveal where it is.

Archer’s partner Tito Biondi, and Special Ops Hollis Miller, convince Archer to undergo an experimental and extremely delicate face transplant to take Troy’s place.

Archer is then transported to the high-security prison where Pollux is being held. He manages to convince Pollux that he is his brother Troy to gain information on where the bomb is to be found.

In the meantime, Troy wakes up from his coma unexpectedly and discovers his face is missing.

He summons his gang and forces Dr Walsh to transplant Archer’s face onto him. Troy then kills the doctor along with the only other two people who knew about the operation, Biondi and Miller.

At the prison, Archer has found out about the location of the bomb and is waiting for Biondi to tell him. But Troy appears with his face on him instead.

Seeking Justice

Nicholas Cage in Seeking Justice

Seeking Justice is a 2007 action thriller directed by Roger Donaldson.

Nicolas Cage plays the part of Will Gerard, an unpretentious English high school teacher. He is married to Laura, a musician in the local orchestra. One night Laura is brutally raped and beaten.

While his wife is in hospital, Will is approached by a man who assures him that the rapist will be caught and dealt with if Will agrees to do him a favour in an unknown future in exchange.

Will agrees. After a few days, a photo of the dead rapist is sent to Will with a necklace belonging to his wife, which she was wearing the night of the attack.

Returning the favour will lead Will to discover that the vigilante organisation is spread farther than expected and that the most unlikely people are part of it.

Trespass

Trespass is a 2011 crime thriller directed by Joel Schumacher.

Kyle Miller is an apparently very wealthy businessman who deals in diamonds. He has a lovely wife, played by Nicole Kidman, and a teenage daughter. They live in a beautiful house, with everything one could ever dream of.

In reality, the family is highly dysfunctional. The daughter is an entitled, disrespectful brat, and he and his wife have a distant and cold relationship.

One day, the family is attacked by a gang of thieves dressed up as policemen, in their house. The bandits threaten to kill everyone if they don’t get money and diamonds from Kyle’s safe.

While trying to survive as a family, hidden ghosts from the past will come to light and be vanquished.

Stolen

Nicholas Cage in Stolen

Stolen is a 2012 action thriller.

In New Orleans, Will and Vincent are preparing for a heist with Riley, their getaway driver and Hoyt, their computer security expert. However, they are under surveillance by the FBI. Inspector Tim Harland is waiting to close in and catch them red-handed during a jewellery shop heist he thinks they are planning.

When the agents go into the jewellery shop to catch the robbers, they don’t find them because Will and Vincent used the shop to gain access to the adjacent bank. In the vault, Will grabs $10 million and drags Vincent away while he is eagerly looking at a stack of gold bars.

During their getaway, their escape van pulls up, Vincent gets in, and they drive off, leaving Will behind with the money and the FBI on his heels. The agents arrest Will in an abandoned warehouse but find no evidence of the money on him.

After eight years in prison, Will is released. He is taken back to New Orleans by Harland, who is trying to find out where Will hid the money from the heist.

Rage

Rage is a 2014 action thriller movie.

Paul and his partners Kane and Danny are criminals. One night, they ambush a Russian mobster, stealing the money he is to deliver to his boss. The amount is larger than they had expected and enough for Paul to end his criminal life and start a legitimate construction company. He gets married and has a daughter.

One night, Paul and Vanessa are going to a charity dinner, leaving Caitlin at home. They are approached by a Police Detective who tells them that their daughter has been kidnapped.

Paul turns back to his criminal past after his daughter is found dead in a storm drain.

The Runner

Nicholas Cage in The Runner

The Runner is a 2015 political drama directed by Austin Stark.

Just after the 2010 BP scandal caused by a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an idealistic congressman from Louisiana who is much beloved by his constituents because he speaks out and stands up for ordinary people risks his career. A sex tape capturing his affair with another woman is released, and his dream of becoming a US senator seems to be ruined.

Nicholas Cage plays the part of the congressman giving the film the stature and quality it wouldn’t otherwise have earned.

Nevertheless, an interesting watch and the first film to document the BP oil spill on screen.

Pay The Ghost

2015 supernatural horror movie

Mike Lawford is a professor frantically searching for his son Charlie, abducted during a Halloween parade.

After nearly a year, the parents are still looking for their son. As Halloween gets closer, both Mike and his wife begin experiencing frightening visions and weird episodes, making them believe something supernatural happened to their son.

They call a psychic to investigate, but she is killed in their house.

They discover that lots of children have been taken in time and that the cause is that on Halloween night in 1679, a young widow was burned on the stake with her three children under the suspicion of being a witch. So, every year on Halloween night, when the physical and spiritual worlds collide for a while, she takes her revenge. She abducts three living children from their parents and places them in an alternate universe.

If the children aren’t rescued within a year, they will be trapped forever.

Conclusion

We have illustrated a variety of Nicolas Cage films you might appreciate. Netflix offers an even wider choice to stream on any device you like. If our choices don’t match your tastes, you will undoubtedly find the right Nicolas Cage movie on the Netflix content library.


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