The 9 Best Chris Evans Movies Ever Made

Chris Evans has made a name for himself when it comes to super-powered and comic book-related characters. When you look at the 32-year-old actor’s career, he has played four different characters with super powers, and that doesn’t even account for his role as Casey in the animated TMNT movie (which did not make this list). With Captain America: The Winter Soldier in theaters this week, we felt it was the perfect time to rank his best movies.

Don’t worry, those God-awful Fantastic Four movies didn’t make this list.

9. Push

Back in the early days of this modern age of superhero movies, Chris Evans starred alongside Dakota Fanning in a movie called Push, a movie you probably haven’t heard of because critics and the people who saw it hated it. While it’s by no means a great movie, it’s a surprisingly entertaining, action-packed thrill ride, at least in a mindless kind of way.

8. Fierce People

Fierce People is a great little drama, full of odd little things and an entertaining storyline. The movie takes an anthropological look at the complex system that is known as the upper class elite. While the film never really goes anywhere, its story is intriguing enough to keep you interested. Furthermore, Chris Evans delivers a fine performance.

7. Cellular

In this long forgotten and pre-iPhone thriller, Kim Basinger stars as a teacher who is kidnapped but manages to connect to a random stranger–Chris Evans–over a cell phone. The movie is by no means perfect, but it’s a surprisingly good action thriller, with lots of exciting action, suspense and even a few laughs.

6. Street Kings

Few people saw this gritty Keanu Reeves thriller, which was directed by David Ayer (writer of Training Day and the director of End of Watch and 2014’s criminally overlooked Sabotage). Chris Evans dives into the grime alongside Neo to deliver this underappreciated cop thriller.

5. Captain America: The First Avenger

Though Chris Evans had already caught fire as the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four movies, he rejoined the Marvel universe as America’s greatest hero and de facto leader of the Avengers, a superhero team you may or may not have heard of (a billion dollars say you have). While the movie was entertaining, it continues to be viewed as one of the least-good Marvel movies.

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By Erik Samdahl
Related categories: Action Movies, Comic Book Movies, Featured, Science Fiction Movies, Top 10 Movie Lists


  • Revalex13

    What about Not Another Teen Movie?

  • Ryan Perez

    lol, he’s not really in that many other movies where he plays a significant role, except for Not Another Teen Movie…and the MCU. Also, Cellular and Push were pretty terrible.

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  • Mike Engelhart

    Puncture was excellent.

  • areyoureallyserious

    How is Scott Pilgrim on this list and Puncture isn’t? Scott Pilgrim is fine if you’re a fanboy somewhere, but for people who like movies and acting and… story development it was garbage! Puncture contains actual acting and a plot that doesn’t involve a slacker pedophile.

  • Liquidus

    what about The Iceman?…, awesome movie.

  • Jay Obi Wan

    Have you not seen Snowpiercer???

  • Terry Shannon

    Absolutely. Anyone who is a fan of Chris Evans should see Puncture.

  • JohnB

    Sunshine should at least be number 2. That’s where he, to me, proved that he was more than just a face. Excellent performance in a overall excellent movie.

  • JohnB

    I think because he was almost unrecognizable. But I agree. Great performance. Great movie.

  • Ard Vijn

    Snowpiercer is his best work, in my opinion.

  • eriksamdahl

    Thanks. We missed Puncture – we’ll add it to our Netflix queue.

  • eriksamdahl

    Snowpiercer hasn’t come to American theaters yet, so no. The first trailer was just released today. Have you?