Bingeworthy: Chris Evans Edition

Kaity
Kaity - Co-Director
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Stuck inside? We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite Chris Evans films to binge while you’re home, because how else would you want to spend the time? Choosing was hard, but we chose a little something for everyone and every mood. We think every movie Chris Evans is in is great, so when you’re done with these, just tour the rest of his filmography. You won’t regret it.

Knives Out

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Knives Out took the world by storm over the holiday season last year. An all-star cast, a smart, witty script from Rian Johnson, and sweaters … oh those sweaters. It was almost unavoidable. The film earned three Golden Globes noms and an Academy Award nomination, along with a massively successful $300 million box office. Chris Evans plays Ransom Drysdale, the spoon-fed, spoiled grandson to the late Harlan Thrombey. This was a great showcase of Evans’ capabilities after the conclusion of Steve Rogers’ story in Avengers: Endgame, going from the morally righteous Captain America to well … Ransom. And we mentioned sweater, right?

This is a must-watch for the story alone, Evans fan or not. Watch it a few times and pick up on all the little hints and clues you missed along the way!

Snowpiercer

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From Academy Award winner Bong Joon-ho, Snowpiercer is what one can consider to be a hidden gem. It didn’t have a massive theater presence and it’s certainly a film that flies under the radar. But it shouldn’t. Bong Joon-ho’s brilliance and precision started long before Parasite, and you can see it here. Evans’ skills are on full display as Curtis Everett, a man burdened with an impossible mission after years of suppression by the elite. It’s a great show of class warfare set in apocalyptic times, and Evans’ monologue at the end brings the entire story to a crashing climax. It is a little dark and heavy, so if you’re looking for a pick-me-up this may not be it, but it’s a great film that deserves to be seen.

What’s Your Number?

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No list is complete without a good rom-com, and What’s Your Number? is here to fill that void. Evans plays Colin Shea, a guitar-playing, smooth-talking playboy. It’s fun, lighthearted, and we get to hear him sing for about 20 seconds. Which is worth it. He stars alongside Anna Faris, with fellow Marvel stars Chris Pratt and Anthony Mackie also featuring small roles. Colin’s a charmer, and you’ll love him and his rough exterior facade and mushy heart.

Captain America: The First Avenger

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Picking a Marvel movie was almost impossible, but out of all of Steve Rogers’ appearances, none can quite compare to his first appearance in Captain America: The First Avenger. That’s when we all fell in love with Steve Rogers, pre-Super Soldier serum, and honestly, who doesn’t want to experience those feel-good emotions right now? That little guy from Brooklyn took on the impossible and won. Take a step back in time, watch Hitler get knocked out a few times, and enjoy Steve Rogers in his prime … and pre-Winter Solider Bucky Barnes, too.

Gifted

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Gifted is just … at the risk of sounding cliche, a gift. Evans stars as Uncle Frank a.k.a caregiver to his late sister’s daughter, who happens to be an extremely gifted young girl. Frank is a very complex character, torn between two worlds as he navigates his responsibility to his niece while mourning the life he’d lost. It’s filled with phenomenal performances from all of its cast, but it is a tearjerker. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. This is a powerhouse in terms of Evans’ performances, and the heart-wrenching story to go along with it make this one a necessary watch.

Runners-up

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Sunshine (one of the man himself’s personal favorite projects)
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • The Avengers
  • Before We Go

There you have it! If we could have listed every single one, we would have. But this is a good starting point. Stay tuned for more bingeworthy lists from other stars and streaming services!

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Kaity started with Harry Potter in second grade and it’s been a losing battle ever since, or maybe a winning one ... She lives in New England with a small herd of cats, two dogs, three chinchillas, and one daughter. You can definitely find her either watching anime, reading manga, or playing the same five video games over and over again. Contact: kaity@nerdsandbeyond.com
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