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.
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.
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.
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.
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.