5 Unbelievably Strange Nicolas Cage Movies That Are a Must-See
Nicolas Cage really deserves an award for the most unusual roles.
Nicolas Kim Coppola, mostly known as Nicolas Cage, has one of the strangest filmographies. With a career spanning four decades and roles ranging from romantic leads to superhero rebels, Cage is the epitome of unpredictability.
Nicolas Cage isn’t afraid of taking controversial or weird roles. Maybe that is exactly what makes him a beloved name among cinema buffs? Let’s take a moment to appreciate Cage’s weirdest, yet entertaining performances.
Willy's Wonderland (2021)
In Willy's Wonderland, Cage plays a roving drifter tasked with tidying up a desolate amusement park. But he's not alone — the park is crawling with rogue animatronic characters that have him in their crosshairs.
Cage’s performance is as outlandish as the movie’s premise, with his character delivering a full-throttle onslaught on the metal and circuit menaces.
Ghost Rider (2007)
Nic Cage + Marvel = a recipe for unpredictability. As Johnny Blaze, also known as Ghost Rider, Cage delivers a performance that is pure, unadulterated Cage madness.
His fiery vigilante persona is nothing short of cinematic gold, even if the critics didn't exactly fall in love with the movies.
Cage has never been one to shy away from over-the-top roles and Mandy is no exception. The movie takes inspiration from the Satanic Panic hysteria of the 80s and places Cage in the middle of a blood-soaked vendetta against a demented cult.
Playing the role of Red, a lumberjack with a thirst for revenge, Cage's raw and unflinching performance is what makes this action horror adventure a must-see.
Vampire’s Kiss (1988)
In Vampire's Kiss, Cage stars as a well-to-do literary agent who is convinced he's turning into one. The catch? He's not. But that doesn't stop him from eating real cockroaches and running wild through the streets, declaring, "I'm a vampire!"
In what might be the strangest concept of all, Cage portrays a big game hunter aboard a ship returning to the U.S. after a successful hunt in Brazil. All would be well if not for a jailbreak scenario on the ship with the culprits releasing deadly animals.
It’s Cage against a homicidal maniac and a boat full of savage beasts. Is there really a better movie to watch?