07/26/2010 at 01:00 AM EDT
THE ROCK (1996)
Nerd alert! Cage's biggest blockbuster paired his FBI scientist with Sean Connery's jailbird to save the West Coast from nerve gas.
Cage costarring with John Travolta? Great. Having them trade faces and play each other? Awesome!
CON AIR (1997)
Cage is a crowd-pleaser when he blows stuff up, especially if it's a plane full of twisted convicts.
GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS (2000)
Perhaps not his artistic masterpiece, but Cage did cozy up to a dreadlocked Angelina Jolie
, so that's gotta be a win.