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The Definitive Ranking of All 14 Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies

4. Captain America: Winter Soldier

I know I didn’t have many positive things to say about The First Avenger. I remember too. But Winter Soldier made the stakes so much higher. The action was edited amazingly. There is nothing I enjoy more than seeing Captain America kick people in the chest and seeing them fly like they just stepped on a landmine.

The scene where Captain America beats up the world in that elevator was electric. Shield/Hydra vs. Captain America was way more interesting than skinny Steve Rogers against like, school yard bullies.

Also, I don’t want to add to the rumors that Steve and Bucky are mega gay for each other but if you rewatch this movie with that perspective then it really adds a strong romantic layer to it. The tragedy of Winter Soldier’s life has more weight when you think he’s turned against his lover.