Marvel Cinematic Universe: 15 best MCU fight scenes of all-time

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Credit: Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Pictures; from Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

3. Captain America vs. Bucky

Movie: Captain America: Winter Soldier

Hydra instructed the Winter Soldier to kill Captain America, Black Widow, and anyone else helping him. Eventually, the fight came down to Cap versus Winter Soldier and we witnessed something special. These two guys went at each other with an abundance of attacks. Punches, kicks, and even a German suplexes from Cap.

It didn’t matter if Winter Soldier was using his knife and metal arm or Cap was using his shield, neither guy had a clear advantage. It wasn’t until Cap unmasked him that the fight stopped. Who knows how the fight would have ended if that didn’t happen.

Winner: Captain America

This was the benchmark of one-on-one fights. The moves were fluid and it seemed like that either person could win. Bucky flipped his knife and attacked smoothly and Cap adjusted to avoid getting cuts. Bucky would shoot his guns and Cap would block and dodge. Never has there been a more evenly matched fight.

Also, it was fast paced without being blurry. Even with all the fancy moves, there was still a lot of brutality. And just when you thought the fight couldn’t get any better, you get the reveal that Winter Solder is Cap’s old best friend. A perfect combination of action and a dramatic ending.

This was a step in showing how magnificent of a fighter Steve Rogers is. He doesn’t just throw his shield around. He has an assortment of attacks in his repertoire and it showed.