Live Poll: Best Nicholas Cage Movie

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Nicholas Cage has entertained moviegoers throughout his years of acting, playing characters who have made us root for, cry and laugh. With the release of 'Mandy' coming closer, I thought it would be right to see what all you IMDB users' believe to be the best Nic Cage movie!

List- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls029946297/

Poll- https://www.imdb.com/poll/Ed-fxQRFuKU/
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Dope- I realised I misspelt 'Nicolas'. It's been changed on the actual list.
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'Moonstruck'
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albstein

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Bad Lieutenant.

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James The Movie Guy

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That's not a Nicolas Cage movie :/
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ElMo

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Not the Ferrara but the Herzog movie.
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James The Movie Guy

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Oh wait I didn't know there was another Bad Lieutenant- I was thinking of the one with Harvey Keitel. 
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By the way, your list still has some room so you could add Red Rock West (1993) World Trade Center (2006), Kick-Ass (2010) which are among his more well-known and acclaimed movies. :)
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I've added the first two- the latter I know stars Nicolas Cage but I wouldn't call it a Nicolas Cage movie. In order to qualify he has to either star or co-star. 
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Kick-Ass follows the life of not only Dave Lizewski but also the Macready family.
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It's been added
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Face-Off 
Leaving Las Vegas
Raising Arizona
Sailor & Lula
Adaptation.

Please, forget about the chronological order, just start with his 5 most emblematic roles. Chronological order isn't that relevant when it comes to the listing.

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Alright will do- although it will be difficult to evaluate which Cage movie I feel is more 'emblematic' than the other because that will differ from person to person.
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Easy:

Leaving Las Vegas = Oscar winning role
Adaptation. = Other Oscar-nominated role
Raising Arizona = his breakthrough role and one of his most popular
Sailor & Lula = Golden Palm winner
Face-Off: another popular one and one of his most successful 'over-the-top' films.

With these 5, you cover every possible range of movies and you know you're handling quality, of course, you can replace the Golden Palm winner by The Rock or Moonstruck, but any 4 out of these 5 would make a good panel in my opinion.
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Alright I've jumbled them up a little to put his more critically acclaimed movies first- then his earlier roles, action films, guilty pleasures, lesser known films, etc.
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Wow, ElM., I feel like I haven't seen any of Nicholas Cage's best work.
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Yep, there's also the possibility for these polls to make it on the homepage (and it's far more interesting when a poll can gets thousands of votes quickly) but for that you need to have 'emblematic' movies in the Top 5, not necessarily the prestige ones but it should be a good mix.
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This is my top 5 now:

Adaptation
Leaving Las Vegas
Raising Arizona
Face/Off
Con-Air
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Con-Air might even be more relevant than Sailor & Lula :)
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James The Movie Guy

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'Sailor & Lula' is actually called 'Wild at Heart'
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https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1750674/RackMultipart20180908-92272-7a6rln-US-original-Declaration-1776.jpg?1536441658
(What is on the other side the document?)
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The declaration of Nicolas Cage?
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Jeorj Euler

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What?
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James The Movie Guy

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I don't know why did you post the declaration of independence on a discussion about Nicolas Cage lol
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Jeorj Euler

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It's a plot point in one of the movies in which Nicolas Cage stars.
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James The Movie Guy

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Ok- I haven't actually seen a lot of these movies but they're on my list. 
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James The Movie Guy

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The ones I have seen are Raising Arizona, Face/Off, Con Air, The Rock, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Knowing and 8mm.
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Understandable, as he has starred in dozens of movies. However, it is awkward when somebody creates a poll suggestion about a subject with which he/she is not more than, say, 75% familiar.
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I have seen bits of his other movies and am familiar enough with them to create a poll. I thought I would create the poll as a tribute to his career with his upcoming 'Mandy' coming out soon.
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James The Movie Guy, great! Don't let me get you down, though. I'm one of the few forum participants who have the most pessimistic views of the overall poll system of IMDb. I've never even participated in a live poll itself. I only happen to like participating in the discussions of poll suggestions, in as positive of a way as I can. Thanks for understanding.
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All good mate- I love hearing you all out to see what new ideas you have to offer in order to improve my lists. Creating this poll has made me want to check out more Nicolas Cage movies- both good and bad.
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By the way, today happens to be the last chance to watch Rage (2014) on Netflix streaming services (unless it turns out to be renewed there).
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It's not on Australian Netflix. However, I've added Leaving Las Vegas, Adaptation and Kick-Ass to my watch list ;)
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Jeorj Euler

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Lucky you :D
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Windtalkers, The Rock, Con Air, Lord of War, Face Off
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Please remove "Poll Suggestion" from your title.
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Done
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Jessica, Champion

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Thanks.
Please also include a question, such as: What is the best Nicholas Cage movie?
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I've done polls with just 'Best' or 'Worst' before- but I've put a 'The' at the beginning which I hope fixes the problem.
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Oh, the title was fine, I just meant you should include a question in your intro.
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Alright I've added a question 'So, which is your favorite?'
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1. Con Air, 2. The Rock, 3. Face/Off, 3. Ghost Rider, 4. Knowing, 5. Next, 6. Windtalkers, 7. 8MM, 8. Snake Eyes, 9. Lord Of War, & 10. World Trade Center.
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You can link his name and the movie in the intro, like this: 

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The links have been added.
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Thanks.
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'Probably Adaptation. 

May I suggest just a couple of edits to the intro.? (In bold, below.)

Nicolas Cagehas entertained moviegoers throughout his years of acting, playing characters who have made us root for them, cry and laugh. With the release of Mandy (2018) coming closer, I thought it would be right to see what all you IMDB users believe to be the best Nic Cage movie! So, which is your favorite?

(No apostrophe needed after users: an apostrophe there implies possession so it would be used if there was a noun after users.)

Thanks. : )
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Oh, if you want to make the edits but the poll goes live first, you can make edits through a re-push. 
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I've just made the changes.
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I chose his 1996 film The Rock but I saw The Family Man recently and I really liked it.
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Awesome! Thanks so much for making it live!
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Congratulations jamesgandrew on your 5th live poll! As of 19-Sep-2018 9:27 PM Pacific your polls have 2,184 or more votes, for an average of 437 votes per poll.

Best Nicolas Cage Movie
6881st Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/Ed-fxQRFuKU/
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Congratulations jamesgandrew. This is the 1st time your poll has been featured at IMDb Home Page (http://www.imdb.com) since July 28, 2015.

02 October 2018: Best Nicolas Cage Movie - https://www.imdb.com/poll/Ed-fxQRFuKU/ (A poll by jamesgandrew)


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Shame Mandy wasn’t in that poll. Anything with Nicolas cage howling like a dog is a winner
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I agree it was absolutely fantastic! I saw it at the cinema and it was the single most trippy yet action packed Cage movie of them all! The crowd laughed yet it still had its moments of heavy drama- it's a future cult movie for sure. Although it hadn't released at the time of making the poll so I didn't include it.