Picks and Pans Review: Summer Movie Flashback Nicolas Cage

updated 07/26/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 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.

FACE/OFF (1997)

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.


Perhaps not his artistic masterpiece, but Cage did cozy up to a dreadlocked Angelina Jolie, so that's gotta be a win.

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