Top 5 Nicolas Cage movies

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Starring Nicolas Cage, Guy Pearce and January Jones, new action thriller Justice is out now in cinemas across the UK and Ireland.

Popular high school teacher Will Gerard (Cage) lives a life of content domesticity with his beautiful musician wife Laura (Jones) until one night’s horrific events, turns their world upside down.

After Laura is violently attacked and left traumatised in hospital, Will is approached by a well-dressed stranger (Pearce) offering to dispense immediate justice to the attacker and save the couple from an emotionally traumatic trial. Distraught, Will accepts the proposal but soon learns justice comes at a price…

Here we take a look back at Nicolas Cage’s five best movies and give you the chance to win a set of Nicolas Cage DVDs….

Con Air (1997)

Cameron Poe (Cage) is on his way home since becoming eligible for parole, to his wife and daughter after a 7 year stretch in prison for manslaughter. Unfortunately, Cameron’s flight is a prison airplane harbouring some of the most dangerous criminals in the country.

Things turn from bad to worse when somehow the prisoners take control of the plane and plot to escape the country. Desperate to return home safely Cameron has to find a way to stop them whilst co-operating with the other men.

Face/Off (1997)

Cage plays the role of the villain, Caster Troy, against John Travolta, a tough FBI Agent called Sean Archer. With Archer in the mindset that his son was murdered by Troy, he seeks revenge. After finally capturing Troy and knocking him unconscious he soon discovers Troy has planted a bomb that will destroy the entire city of LA.

With Troy’s brother being the only other person who knows the location of said bomb and his refusal to talk Archer takes drastic action. An operation allowing Archer to swap faces with Troy goes horribly wrong as Troy comes around he isn’t exactly happy to find his face has been stolen.

Troy takes on the identity of Archer and goes about ruining Archer’s mission and his personal life too, leaving Archer struggling with ways to convince others and his loved ones of his true identity.

Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)

A retired master car thief by the name of Randall “Memphis” Raines (Cage) gets dragged back into the underground trade to save his brother Kip (Giovanni Ribisi) from stolen-car broker Raymond Calitri (Christopher Eccleston), after he screwed up a deal. In order to save him Memphis must steal 50 exotic cars in short time span.

Already with the police watching him Memphis feels the best plan of action is to steal all the cars in one night so he reassembles his old crew and attempts to pull off the logistically impossible.

Lord of War (2005)

Depicting the rise and fall of illegal arms dealer Yuri Orlov (Cage), the film tells the story of how he began selling guns to mobsters in his local neighbourhood to the present where he forms a business partnership with an African warlord.

Throughout his career he is constantly in pursuit by an unusually moral Interpol agent, Jack Valentine (Ethan Hawke), who refuses to accept any bribes and finds himself constantly trying to catch Orlov out only to find he is untouchable.

The story also portrays his relationship with his brother and his wife as well as the inner demons that Orlov struggles with between his need to succeed and the ethics behind his trade.

Kick-Ass (2010)

Kick-Ass is created by an ordinary teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) who simply decides one day to be a superhero. However, he lacks any super natural powers or combat training.

Cage plays Damon Macready, aka Big Daddy, a father with an unconventional relationship with his daughter (Chloë Moretz) and an ex-cop with a grudge against crime boss Frank D’Amico (Mark Strong).

His revenge over his wife’s death leads the pair to take Kick-Ass under their wing in order to take down D’Amico.

Watch an action-packed clip from Justice

To celebrate the release of Justice, we’ve got sets of three classic Nicolas Cage DVDs (Weatherman, Season of the Witch and Lord of War) to give away to three of our Twitter followers!

For a chance to win, just follow CultBox on Twitter and tweet us the title of your favourite Nicolas Cage movie, along with the following text:

Win #NicolasCageDVDs @cultboxtv

> Visit the official Justice website.

This competition has now closed. The winners are Jayne Kohli (@jaizduck) from Huntingdon, J McGawley (@jobster1) from Knutsford and Katherine Lawson (@KookyKaty) from London.

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