clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Trial Royale: The Nicolas Cage Match. Round Two—Caged Division.

Vote for the best Nic Cage movie in the Caged division: ‘Adaptation,’ ‘Moonstruck,’ ‘Raising Arizona,’ or ‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’


The Cage Match continues! This week, Dave, Neil, and Joanna continue their Nic Cage Trial Royale with the Caged division. But first, they have an update on their big movie bet in the wake of the box office success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie (7:42). Then, they warm back up for the Cage discussion with a Nic Cage trivia game (17:37). Later, they go through some more pretrial dismissals (34:41) before discussing each of the four movies in the Caged division of the bracket (47:34).

Now it’s up to you to decide! What’s the best movie in the Caged division? You can vote for the winner at, on The Ringer’s Twitter feed, and in the Spotify app, where you’ll find Trial by Content. The winner will be announced next week! You can send your picks for next week’s topic and a few sentences to support your pick to

You can also submit suggestions for future Trial by Content topics. Is there a great pop culture debate that you’d like us to settle? Send it on over!


What is the best Nicolas Cage movie in the Caged division?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    (49 votes)
  • 16%
    (50 votes)
  • 42%
    ‘Raising Arizona’
    (124 votes)
  • 24%
    ‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’
    (72 votes)
295 votes total Vote Now

Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller
Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga
Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal
Theme song and other music credits: Devon Renaldo

Subscribe: Spotify