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The Surprising Movies Nicolas Cage Watches On Repeat

It's always interesting to learn what the favorite films of noteworthy directors and actors are. Not only does it give fans some insight into their influences and creative processes, but it is also a great way to be introduced to new stuff. For someone like Nicolas Cage, who it can sometimes be hard to imagine even sitting still long enough to watch an entire movie, the question is an especially fascinating one.

So, it's a good thing that someone recently took the chance to ask the acclaimed mega–actor what movies he enjoys watching again and again. His answers might be a bit surprising, but then again, no one should really be surprised that someone whose career is as marked by unusual and offbeat roles as Cage's is would make some eclectic selections for their choice of comfort movies.

Here are the two movies that Cage claims he never gets tired of watching.

Cage names one film by his acclaimed filmmaker uncle and an animated classic

During a recent Reddit AMA, u/AidanCues asked Nicolas Cage, "What movie can you watch over and over and still not get bored?"  Cage's answer was short and sweet with no elaborating details. However, he did decide to answer the question with two movies instead of just one: "'Apocalypse Now' and 'Spirited Away.'"

The first striking thing about these films is how different they are from one another. "Apocalypse Now" is a gritty, psychedelic war drama, and "Spirited Away" is a fanciful animated fantasy. But they are both classics and it makes sense that Cage (or pretty much anyone) considers them to be endlessly rewatchable.

There's also a personal connection between Cage and one of the films cited here. "Apocalypse Now" was, of course, directed by the great Francis Ford Coppola — Cage's own uncle. Whether that influences his love for the movie or not remains a mystery, but in any case, it's fun to imagine Cage inside his home screening room watching these two disparate movies on a loop.