Chris Evans He’s known as Captain America in the MCU movies, but before, during, and afterward, he’s also done some smaller, interesting productions. Here are his 10 best movies, according to Rotten Tomatoes scores.


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10 Sunshine (2007) – 76%

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sunrise It is a science fiction film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Alex Garland (later to direct machine ex) About a crew going to the sun to bomb it with nuclear energy to restart it and avoid human extinction on earth. Evans plays Mace, one of the crew members who ends up dying, when a strange figure enters their ship.

Playing a supporting character to Robert Capa by Cillian Murphy, the actor is able to show with his performance how Mace wants everything Capa has (including Rose Byrne’s love Cassie), but also that when things go wrong, he’ll do whatever he can. To save his team, including Kappa.

Related: This is why Sunshine is one of the most underrated sci-fi movies of the century

9 Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) – 80%

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Marvel Studios

Captain America: The First Avenger is where it all began for Evans in the MCU. This movie takes place during World War II, and shows how Steve Rogers changes from a scrawny kid to a superhero, and how he earns everyone’s respect after saving several soldiers (including his friend Bucky) on a mission that no one authorized.

This is Evans’ first time playing Rogers, and he’s already nailed the kind-heartedness, sense of duty, and shrewd military strategy the character will have for the rest of his time in the MCU. The chemistry the actor has with Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter also helps, while selling this sweet love story, which will give the pair their sweet finale in Avengers: Endgame.

8 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) – 82%

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Universal Pictures

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a fun and unique movie with some video game logic, adapted from Edgar Wright from comic Brian Lee O’Malley. This movie was made before Chris Evans became Captain America, and the actor is having the time of his life playing massive jerk, Lucas Lee, a skateboarder, and movie star actor. He’s also one of the League of Exes that Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) must defeat to win Ramona Flowers’ (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) heart. Lucas Lee is a small but memorable role, as he is one of the best villains in the movie, defeated only by his ego and arrogance.

7 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – 85%

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Disney

Avengers: Infinity War It was the beginning of the end, as this movie was where the audience got to know Thanos (Josh Brolin) and understand how powerful and dangerous he is. after events Captain America: Civil WarCaptain America has gone down to fight in the shadows (and grow a beard), but when danger sets in, he seems to come to the rescue. This may be the first time that Steve Rogers is immersed in what is happening, and the actor perfectly conveys this turmoil, especially during the final battle in Wakanda.

About the film, Evans told Disney: “I don’t think that’s ever happened before, where you have so many different franchises coming together to try and make one stew. Like I said, the Avengers were very ambitious, but this really blows that one out of the water.”

Related: Why Avengers: Infinity War is the best movie in the MCU

6 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) – 90%

Chris Evans as Steve Rodgers and Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Walt Disney Studios

Captain America: The Winter Soldier It is the film that changes the hero’s view of the world, as he discovers that Hydra has been inside SHIELD for decades, that his best friend is now a trained assassin who was responsible for killing Iron Man’s parents, and how the world has become much more grey. than was thought so far.

The film presents a major acting challenge for Evans, as Steve Rogers is out of his element, battling with ghostly forces he doesn’t understand, and needs the help of Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), and Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) learn to navigate this new world order. This movie also has some of Captain America’s best action scenes in the entire franchise, both with his fight in an elevator and his first fight with the Winter Soldier, his sidekick Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan).

5 Captain America: Civil War (2016) – 90%

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Walt Disney Studios

Captain America: Civil War It marks the moment The Avengers break as Cap and Iron Man vehemently disagree on how to navigate what happened in Sokovia, and what their role is going forward. This movie has one of the MCU’s most sympathetic villains and was also the big screen introduction to both Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland).

Evans’ performance here shows how the small cracks in Steve Rogers’ life philosophy opposite Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) begin to create a rift between the two. Even then, the actor shows how Steve Rogers remains a loyal man, full of integrity, that half of the Avengers are on his side in this battle between friends.

4 Marvel’s the Avengers (2012) – 91%

Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Mark Buffalo in The Avengers
Walt Disney Studios

marvel avengers This is the first time that Evans’ Captain America is in the present and interacts with the rest of his future friends, the Avengers. Evans has great chemistry with everyone, while also getting on different tones and relationships with each member of the team, Nick Fury and Agent Coulson. The actor conveys how lost Steve Rogers is in this new time, but also how he still has his moral compass, compassion, nobility, and intent on doing the right thing. The character has evolved a lot over his time in the MCU, so here we still have the purest black and white version of Captain America we’ll ever see.

3 Snowpiercer (2013) – 94%

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Being part of the MCU has allowed Evans to do their one-man, One Mine, and the ability to land risky roles as Curtis in Bong Joon-Ho. Snow hole. This sci-fi movie has a great idea: what if the only survivors of the human race lived on a train separated by social groups?

The result is a thriller where Evans plays a much more grey-haired hero; Someone who knows what they’ve done to survive, and shows a different side of her acting in a sadder, more tired, and resigned role with his station on the train and on the planet, at least when the movie begins.

2 Avengers: Endgame (2019) – 94%

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Walt Disney Studios

Avengers: Endgame It was the perfect ending to one of the biggest projects ever; One of the MCU’s spending over 10 years building. The movie has one of the best movie death scenes ever and some great scenes from Evans as Captain America. Between the moment he gets to wielding Thor’s hammer, he finally says “Avengers, assemble!” , and staying in the past for dancing with Peggy (Hayley Atwell), this is a great Captain America movie, and Chris Evans shows one last time the great qualities he brings to Steve Rogers with his performance.

1 Knives Out (2019) – 97%

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Lionsgate

Take out the knives is a story written and directed by Rian Johnson, with Daniel Craig having a blast as Detective Benoit Blanc. Evans plays Ransom Drysdale, the eponymous grandson of assassinated Harlan Thromby (Christopher Plummer).

the captain America The actor is having a great time playing against type, as he’s the biggest jerk in the entire movie, in what was the first collaboration between Evans and Ana de Armas. We won’t reveal here his ending in the movie, but it’s about as satisfying as they come. On Evans’ casting in the film, director Rian Johnson told Vogue, “I can tell Chris was really eager to do it, and I can tell he’s going to have a lot of fun.”

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