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    27 Marvel Movie Moments So Good, Fans Would Argue They're The Very Best

    America's ass deserved its own Academy Award, tbh.

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community, "What's a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie scene that is SO INCREDIBLE, it was 100% Oscarworthy in its own right?" and they did not disappoint! So with that in mind, here are just a few of the MCU moments that would like to thank the academy:

    Also, WARNING: Given the nature of this post, there are SPOILERS ahead for several MCU movies. Please proceed with caution!

    1. The freeway fight, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014):

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    "From start to finish, it's superb, and the entire sequence comes to a head with the iconic 'Who the hell is Bucky?' moment. I remember sitting in the theater during this part, just knowing that this movie was going to hold a special place in my heart forever."

    ohpineapples

    2. Vision is worthy, Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015):

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    "It was SO funny when everyone was trying to lift Thor's hammer, and then Vision just picked it up later in the movie!"

    Marvelwomen101

    3. Killmonger's death, Black Panther (2018):

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    4. Steve visiting Peggy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014):

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    "I love the scene when Steve visits older Peggy. That scene breaks my heart no matter how many times I've see it."

    sierrao44a157429

    5. Tony's return to Earth, Avengers: Endgame (2019):

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    "I really liked the scene when Tony had just been rescued from space by Captain Marvel, and he went on that angry rant to everybody. It really set the tone for me, and it had that 'Build-a-Bear' joke that actually cracked me up without taking away from the overall tension because of Robert Downey Jr.'s delivery."

    j1z1

    6. Groot's sacrifice, Avengers: Infinity War (2018):

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    "Groot noticed that Thor was dying, so he sacrificed his own body AGAIN. He did it to save Thor, and so that Thor could use his arms as Stormbreaker's handle — despite being a moody teen for the entire movie. It really showed how selfless Groot has always been."

    noblemermaid

    7. Thor's chat with his mother, Avengers: Endgame (2019):

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    "Chris Hemsworth's whole portrayal of Thor's mental health journey was amazing, but when he met his mother in the past and broke down — it broke me to see how far Thor had fallen into his own grief. It was phenomenal acting and is still one of my favorite scenes in the MCU."

    melvergunst

    8. Wanda vs. Thanos, Avengers: Endgame (2019):

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    "The 'You took everything from me' line was delivered with such conviction and emotion, you felt Wanda’s pain. Then the 'I don’t even know who you are'...'You will' exchange? Iconic. Wanda is so powerful, and Elizabeth Olsen performed that scene beautifully."

    amityc

    9. The Bifrost fight, Thor: Ragnarok (2017):

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    "It's a literal masterpiece, and Ragnarok is easily one of the best Marvel movies."

    sampunner

    10. Wanda's grief, Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015):

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    "The scene when Wanda found out/sensed that her twin, Pietro, died. Her releasing all of her power and then crushing Ultron’s heart was incredible."

    scjameson1

    11. Cap's return, Avengers: Infinity War (2018):

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    "When Steve and Natasha show up at the train station to save Wanda and Vision? CHILLS."

    Th3FatPanth3r

    12. Spider-Man vs. Mysterio, Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019):

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    "This is an underrated one, but watching Peter outsmart Beck was so satisfying after he was almost killed by him earlier. The moment that always gets me is when Beck almost shoots Peter point-blank in the head. It really shows how far Beck was willing to go to get what he wanted. When Beck died, Tom Holland gave such a great performance, and you could just see the fear and relief in his expression."

    Femkat

    13. Thor arriving in Wakanda, Avengers: Infinity War (2018):

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    "It’s the best entrance in any of the films, period!"

    agent_delaware

    14. Hulk smash(es Loki), Avengers (2012):

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    "The 'puny god' moment with Hulk and Loki is STILL iconic."

    richardportsmouth

    15. Yondu's breakout, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 (2017):

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    "I loved it when Yondu killed everybody to that upbeat song with Rocket and Baby Groot!"

    Fran28

    16. The elevator, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014):

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    "IT IS A MASTERPIECE AND I WILL HEAR NO OTHER TAKE ON IT!"

    JDesk13

    17. The Ancient One's death, Doctor Strange (2016):

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    "The scene with her 'stretching out one moment into a thousand just to watch the snow fall' and the pan-around when she tells Strange, 'This isn't about you.' So beautiful."

    HonestIago

    18. Bucky's brainwashing, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014):

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    "Sebastian Stan is such a phenomenal actor in this movie. His delivery of the 'I knew him' line killed me."

    Ryan

    19. The ending reveal, Captain America: The First Avenger (2011):

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    "When Steve ran out into Times Square and saw how the world had changed, and then realized how long he’d been asleep."

    Ryan

    20. The attempted lifts, Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015):

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    "When all the Avengers are sitting together after Stark's party and having some fun, trying to lift Thor's hammer. That really was the last time they all sat together and were REALLY happy. Everything went to hell after that."

    badgalriri

    21. Vision's death/deaths, Avengers: Infinity War (2018):

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    "Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany did a great job in that scene, and though we didn’t get much of their relationship onscreen up to that point, you still felt Wanda’s pain."

    paigeeg

    22. Tony seeing his parents murdered, Captain America: Civil War (2016):

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    "The scene when Tony realized that Bucky killed his parents and he asked Steve, 'Did you know?' At first, Steve tries to avoid it, but when Tony outright says, 'Don’t bullshit me, Rogers,' he immediately takes responsibility for knowing and not telling with a simple, 'Yes.' It's a heartbreaking scene."

    colin4

    23. Loki confronting Odin, Thor (2011):

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    "Loki's mixture of heartbreak and anger alongside Odin's realization of the hurt he caused and his inability to explain why — it was very emotional and dramatic. Then, as Loki's rage overwhelmed him, Odin collapsed and his anger turned to fear and regret."

    teaisrequired

    24. The snap, Avengers: Infinity War (2018):

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    "It's the silence — the fact that they didn't use any type of background music in that moment made such a big emotional impact. The remaining characters' reactions. The final line of 'Oh god,' spoken by Captain America. Everything about that scene. When I saw it in theaters, not a single person spoke after the film ended."

    cyawill02

    25. The last fight, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014):

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    "When Bucky and Steve were duking it out, and Steve told Bucky he's 'with [him] until the end of the line' and Bucky started tearing up..."

    badwolf405

    26. The Ancestral Plane, Black Panther (2018):

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    "Really, any scene that takes place in the Ancestral Plane — all of them are amazing."

    pault17

    27. And finally (of course) — Captain America wielding Thor's hammer, Avengers: Endgame (2019):

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    "Without a doubt, this is the best scene in any of the movies. The entire theater literally erupted into cheers. It was an amazing moment."

    cgallaghernovember

    Now it's your turn! Did they miss your favorite? In your opinion, what's a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie scene that was 100% Oscarworthy in its own right? Share your pick or picks in the comments below!

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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