Nicolas Cage is a legend of cinema, giving performances that challenge our understanding of the craft of acting, the rattle the limits of the human heart, and that never fail to be wildly entertaining. The glory of Cage cannot be contained in one genre, so this awe-striking actor has done everything from Oscar-winning drama, to outrageous action movies, quirky comedies, swooning romances, animated adventures, and unapologetically gruesome horror. But which of his many amazing movies is the best? Twitter considered.
Screenwriter Lauren Modery posed the question: What’s your favorite Nicolas Cage movie?
What is your favorite Nicolas Cage film?— Lauren Modery (@Hipstercrite) April 12, 2020
Twitter users rushed to respond. The Coen Bros’Raising Arizona was a popular pick.
There are those that said Raising Arizona, and then there are people who are wrong. pic.twitter.com/eUJhgxUER5— Alicia B Hill (@aliciabhill) April 13, 2020
Hahahahaha! True story, that! pic.twitter.com/M9fTWlZROf— 🐾Beware of Dogma🐾 (@ellelljaytoo) April 13, 2020
Raising Arizona, although the big crush happened with Valley Girl. pic.twitter.com/masU79v2QM— bigT (@yogibearz4444) April 13, 2020
Jon Turteltaub’s National Treasure was too!
National Treasure… I loves watchin me some of dat. Perfect for these Stressful Times— Alan (@nextonetwothree) April 12, 2020
I’d say National Treasure but that’s a documentary— Will Presti (@WillPresti) April 13, 2020
The only thing that comes close to National Treasure is Kick Ass— Kyle 🌱 (@KylePlantEmoji) April 13, 2020
David Lynch’s Wild At Heart won love.
Wild at Heart pic.twitter.com/3oVKVQKKnj— Taste of Cinema (@davidcinema) April 13, 2020
Martha Coolidge’s Valley Girl was dubbed totally tubular.
I fired this up for my college aged daughter to watch last summer & can report it still holds up.— JillMonroe (@JillMonroe) April 13, 2020
And his teeth before the caps! pic.twitter.com/CnyfgGTynA— 🌊 Gayle 🌊 Haeffner 🌊 (@GPHaeffner) April 13, 2020
Others were besotted with Norman Jewison’s Moonstruck.
This is the correct answer. pic.twitter.com/POdWr4NuVd— LiveTransmission (@L_Transmission) April 12, 2020
There is only one answer pic.twitter.com/aWVTtt45B7— Tracey McTague (@mctague) April 13, 2020
It’s Moonstruck and the rest of just need to pic.twitter.com/h0TSzv252W— David/Darvin (@darvintwin) April 13, 2020
With a wealth of wild movies to choose from, fans were spoiled for choice.
No you're not! It's gotten a lot of votes. It is one of my fave as well b/c of Cage's vocal choice.— Lauren Modery (@Hipstercrite) April 12, 2020
Raising Arizona is his best film for sure. But my favourite? There can only be one. pic.twitter.com/wkiGIlnf05— Brendan I (@truthiness2010) April 12, 2020
Took me about 3 minutes of scrolling to find The Right Answer— Paul Dudack (@Paulied_D) April 13, 2020
Leaving Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/1pElcwUKYs— Higher Ground (@highergtv) April 13, 2020
Toss up between 8MM and Kiss of Death and Leaving Las Vegas pic.twitter.com/8bYQobTLuH— TattooedDaughter (@TattooedDaughtr) April 13, 2020
Con Air is perhaps the dumbest movie ever made and I love it so much.— Matt Prigge (@mjpmke) April 13, 2020
I couldn’t believe how long I had to scroll before I saw Family Man! “Are you smacked out of your head?! I’m the richest man in the building! I have twice the square footage!”— Rachel Banks Kupcho (@rbk_ikwe) April 13, 2020
What’s your favorite Nicolas Cage movie? Sound off in comments.
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