The Marvel Cinematic Universe has many epic moments and we have selected the best of them.
In 2008, the UCM (Marvel Cinematic Universe) began with the movie Iron Man, which had great action scenes. But over the years, new installments have been released and they have always tried to outdo themselves. And thanks to the large budgets they manage, they have been getting it.
These are the 5 best Marvel action scenes.
The Battle of New York – The Avengers (2012).
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes met for the first time in this epic Marvel film. The reason is that Loki attacks with an army of Chitauris. That is why at the end we see the great battle of New York that has become a milestone for the UCM. This moment is not only visually spectacular, but also gives the original 6 Avengers their moment to shine. From the leadership of Captain America, the bravery of Black Widow and Hawkeye who despite not having powers are up to the task, the destructive force of the Hulk, the power of Thor and the tactics of Iron Man who is even about to sacrifice himself to save everyone.
The Helicarrier Assault – Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).
Marvel surprised fans with this movie, due to its thriller style and realistic action sequences. In fact, the assault on the helicarrier is a perfect example of this. With impeccable fight choreography and a constant sense of urgency, the scene captured Captain America’s skill and agility as he battled HYDRA soldiers.
The Battle of the Airport – Captain America: Civil War (2016).
For the first time in the series, Marvel’s heroes face off in an epic airport brawl. This scene stands out for its massive scale and the inclusion of multiple characters with unique abilities and fighting styles. From the showdown between Iron Man and Captain America to Spider-Man’s MCU debut, this action sequence was a treat for fans, offering a visual feast and heart-pounding moments.
The battle of Wakanda – Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
After ten years of releasing movies, this great event arrived, where Thanos tried to get the Infinity Stones. Captain America tries to protect Vision’s Mind Stone in Wakanda and the African country puts his great army at his disposal. But Thanos’ minions arrive with alien soldiers and one of the most epic moments in the saga begins. The heroes seem to lose, but Thor arrives with Rocket and Groot and everything changes. Although in the end Thanos achieves his goal and makes half of the life of the Universe disappear.
The final battle against Thanos – Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Without a doubt, it is one of the most impressive action sequences in the history of superhero cinema. Gathering all of Marvel’s heroes, they take on Thanos’ army in a fight for the fate of the universe. From the arrival of the “resurrected” heroes to the iconic moment of “Avengers Assemble,” he captured the excitement and intensity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Each hero had their moment to shine, with powerful interactions and impressive moves. Also, Iron Man’s sacrifice added an extra level of drama and emotion that will be very hard to repeat.
Since Avengers: Endgame, only Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) has had moments that can live up to the ones we’ve mentioned on this list. However, there are several events that Marvel is preparing that can be brutal, such as the movies Avengers: The Kang Dynasty (2025) and Avengers: Secret Wars (2026).
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