Best Nicolas Cage Movies to Stream on Netflix, Hulu, and More

Actor Nicolas Cage in his role from Con Air.

Nicolas Cage is a Renaissance man in Hollywood. Whether he’s starring in a blockbuster film or lending his acting chops to a smaller indie movie, he’s definitely set himself apart from the pack. 

At this point in his career, he’s had an opportunity to act in virtually every genre, from dark comedies to animated features—and, of course, his trademark action and adventure films. Even the cheesiest Nicolas Cage movies are worth a few laughs. And if you’re looking for an explosive monologue, Mr. Cage is the master of freakouts! 

There’s a ton of great films out there starring Nicolas Cage on Amazon Prime, HBO Max, Hulu, and Netflix.  This list is sure to make your next Cage binge one for the books. 

Between Worlds (2018)

Genre: Science Fiction, Supernatural, Thriller
Supporting Cast: Franka Potente, Penelope Mitchell
Rating: 8/10
Streaming Services: Netflix


A truck driver destroyed by the death of his wife and daughter finds himself romantically involved with a woman who can contact spirits while she asphyxiates.

This film will definitely keep you guessing and holding your breath!

Find it on Netflix here.


Frozen Ground (2013)

Genre: Suspense, Thriller, True Crime
Supporting Cast: John Cusack, Vanessa Hudgens
Rating: 9/10
Streaming Services: Amazon Prime

In this film based on true events, Cage stars as an Alaskan state trooper on the brink of retirement, who joins forces with a 17-year-old prostitute after a serial killer fails to claim her as his next victim. Fans of true crime thrillers won’t be disappointed.

Find it on Prime here.


Ghost Rider (2007)

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Supporting Cast: Eva Mendes, Wes Bentley, Sam Elliot, Donal Logue, Matt Long
Rating: 6/10
Streaming Services: HBO Max

While it was a dud in the eyes of film critics, Ghost Rider was a box-office success and cult favorite for Cage fans.

You won’t want to miss Johnny Blaze kicking butt and taking names as everyone’s favorite red-hot bounty hunter in this casual classic.

Find it on HBO Max here.


Joe (2013)

Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Supporting Cast: Tye Sheridan
Rating: 9/10
Streaming Services: Amazon Prime

An alcoholic that’s been on the wrong side of the law for most of his life, Joe gets a chance at redemption.

He hires a young boy struggling to take care of his mother and sister…while at the mercy of an abusive father.

Find it on Prime here.


Kill Chain (2019)

Genre: Action, Suspense, Thriller
Supporting Cast: Enrico Colantoni, Ryan Kwanten, Anabelle Acosta, Alimi Ballard
Rating: 6/10
Streaming Services: Amazon Prime

When two assassins face off in a hotel room shootout, they set off a chain reaction of gory events that reveal a story of deception, deceit, and vengeance.

Find it on Prime here.


Mom and Dad (2018)

Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Supporting Cast: Selma Blair, Anne Winters, Zackary Arthur
Rating: 9/10
Streaming Services: Amazon Prime (rent)

When mysterious television static compels parents to become psychopath serial killers and murder their own kids, the Ryan children decide to do whatever it takes to survive dear old Mom and Dad.

Rent or purchase it on Prime here.


Pay The Ghost (2006)

Genre: Horror, Supernatural, Suspense
Supporting Cast: Sarah Wayne Callies, Veronica Ferres, Lauren Beatty
Rating: 7/10
Streaming Services: Amazon Prime

Professor Mike Lawford’s life is turned upside-down when he loses his son at a carnival on Halloween night. His search takes him to the depths of himself…and the depths of a world that he never knew existed.

One of many lesser known and underappreciated Nicolas Cage movies, Pay the Ghost grabs you with a fun mix of tension and classic jump scares.

Find it on Prime here.


Primal (2019)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Suspense
Supporting Cast: Famke Janssen, Kevin Durand
Rating: 8/10
Streaming Services: Amazon Prime, Hulu

In this heart-pounding thriller, big-game hunter Frank Walsh must survive a deadly journey at sea after a criminal frees the exotic animals in his container ship—in the hopes of killing everyone on board.

Find it on Prime here, or Hulu here.


The Runner (2015)

Genre: Drama, Independent, Political
Supporting Cast: Sarah Paulson, Connie Nielsen, Peter Fonda, Wendell Pierce
Rating: 7/10
Streaming Services: Netflix

In the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill that devastated the Louisiana Gulf Coast, Congressman Colin Pryce must pick up the pieces of his political career and personal life—amidst the added aftermath of a sex scandal.

With a winning cast, this tale of redemption is worth the watch.

Find it on Netflix here.


USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)

Genre: Action, Drama, War
Supporting Cast: Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, Matt Lanter, Brian Presley, Cody Walker
Rating: 5/10
Streaming Services: Amazon Prime (rent or buy)

After delivering parts for the atomic bomb that would ravage Hiroshima, the USS Indianapolis is sunk by the Imperial Japanese Army in shark-infested waters.

Led by Captain Charles McVay (Cage), the crew fights for survival despite inconceivable odds.

Like Frozen Ground, directed by David Fincher, the film is based on true events. Unlike Frozen Ground, however, it endured some pretty harsh criticisms from audiences and wasn’t as well-received.

History buffs will have a tough time ignoring historical inaccuracies, but diehard fans of Nicolas Cage movies will overlook misplaced torpedoes, equipment that didn’t exist in the 1940s, and other blunders.

Rent or purchase it on Prime here.


Face/Off (1997)

Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi
Supporting Cast: John Travolta, Joan Allen
Rating: 7/10
Streaming Services: Amazon Prime (rent or buy)

Face/Off is an action thriller that involves an FBI agent, played by John Travolta, who decides to become a comatose criminal, played by Nicolas Cage, by literally trading faces with him. He undergoes facial transplant surgery.

He does this to learn where a bomb is by going undercover in a maximum-security prison and getting the information from Cage’s brother. When Cage’s character comes out of his coma, he decides to take Travolta’s face.

Travolta’s character ultimately takes on the persona of the crazed criminal, while Cage’s character assumes the persona of the FBI agent. While it may be difficult to keep straight at times and keep up with who’s who, it’s definitely worth a watch.


Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

Genre: Drama, Romance
Supporting Cast: Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands
Rating: 8/10
Streaming Service: Pluto TV, Tubi TV

Because his wife left him and took his son with her, screenwriter Ben Sanderson, played by Cage, started drinking. A lot.

He grows to be more isolated and begins troubling women in bars. When he gets fired, he decides to leave everything behind and move to Las Vegas and drink himself to death.

In Las Vegas, he meets Sera, played by Elisabeth Shue, a prostitute with some problems as well who he moves in with. A friendship and budding romance are formed.

This film is an insightful, harrowing experience about the binding forces of true romance, the power of encouragement and compassion, and the tragic effects of alcoholism. All being said, Leaving Las Vegas is worth a watch.


The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Supporting Cast: Jacob Scipio, Pedro Pascal, Demi Moore
Rating: 9/10
Streaming Service: Coming Soon

Nicolas Cage begrudgingly accepts a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a billionaire super fan. When things take a wild turn, Nic is forced to become a version of some of his most iconic and beloved characters in order to extricate his wife and daughter from the fan who is a notorious drug lord.

Streaming is not quite available yet as the film will be released on April 22, 2022.




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