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    29 Movies Starring Marvel Actors — But Aren't MCU Movies — That People Simply Adore

    13 Going on 30 is basically an MCU reunion at this point.

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which movies starring Marvel actors together — but that aren't MCU movies — are amazing. Here are some of the best responses:

    There are some spoilers ahead!

    1. Wind River, starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen

    Cory telling Jane, "She's a fighter. So no matter how far you think she ran, I can guarantee you she ran further"
    Thunder Road Pictures

    "This movie is very much a hidden gem. I highly recommend it. The two of them are phenomenal together."

    kirstyr435f741a2

    Who they star as in the MCU: Jeremy Renner plays Clint Barton/Hawkeye, and Elizabeth Olsen stars as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.

    2. Us, starring Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke

    Gabe saying, "Who is that? It's a family. Y'all scared of a family?"
    Universal Pictures

    "Us is one of my all-time favorite movies, and Lupita and Winston's chemistry is amazing, especially because they went to Yale together and are good friends IRL."

    surprisedchicken36

    Who they star as in the MCU: Lupita Nyong'o plays Nakia, and Winston Duke plays M'Baku.

    3. 13 Going on 30, starring Mark Ruffalo, Brie Larson, Judy Greer, and Andy Serkis

    Matty saying, "You can't just turn back time"
    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "Obviously, this has to be on the list."

    thatsquidsquad

    Who they star as in the MCU: Mark Ruffalo plays Bruce Banner/The Hulk, Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Judy Greer appears as Maggie Lang, and Andy Serkis plays Ulysses Klaue.

    4. Gifted, starring Chris Evans and Mckenna Grace

    Frank holding Mary and saying he made a mistake and Mary saying, "I was so sad. I missed you"
    Fox Searchlight Pictures

    "Chris is amazing in it, but she's really the star of the movie. I'm amazed she wasn't nominated for an Oscar for her performance. The two of them are incredible together."

    jillh4914ac205

    Who they star as in the MCU: Chris Evans plays Steve Rogers/Captain America and Mckenna Grace appeared as young Carol Danvers.

    5. Spotlight, starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery, and Stanley Tucci

    Sacha saying, "I am here because I care. We're not going away. We're gonna tell this story, we're gonna tell it right"
    Open Road Films

    "Spotlight has a bunch of MCU people in it and it was such a great movie."

    halsven

    Who they star as in the MCU: Mark Ruffalo plays Bruce Banner/The Hulk, Michael Keaton stars as Adrian Toomes/Vulture, Rachel McAdams plays Christine Palmer, John Slattery appears as Howard Stark, and Stanley Tucci plays Abraham Erskine.

    6. Creed and Creed II, starring Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, and Sylvester Stallone

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

    "Tessa and Michael have amazing chemistry in the Creed movies. It's so fun to watch them in these together after they've made such massive impacts on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Also, just Sylvester reprising his iconic role as Rocky is incredible."

    noradominick

    Who they star as in the MCU: Michael B. Jordan starred as Erik Killmonger, Tessa Thompson plays Valkyrie, and Sylvester Stallone appears as Stakar Ogord.

    7. A Beautiful Mind, starring Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly

    Universal Pictures

    "It's where they met and fell in love. It's amazing to go back and watch it now."

    bboodle

    Who they star as in the MCU: Paul Bettany stars as Vision/White Vision/J.A.R.V.I.S., and Jennifer Connelly voiced Karen.

    8. The Hurt Locker, starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, and Evangeline Lilly

    Sanborn telling James, "Every time we go out, it's life or death. You roll the dice and you deal with it"
    Summit Entertainment

    "What a fantastic movie. I recommend it to everyone."

    takerbobpooh

    Who they star as in the MCU: Jeremy Renner plays Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Anthony Mackie stars as Sam Wilson/Falcon, and Evangeline Lilly plays Hope van Dyne/Wasp.

    9. The Perfect Score, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson

    Kyle saying, "We're not talking about a big heist, okay? It's as easy as getting in, finding the answers, making a copy, and getting out"
    Paramount Pictures

    "The Perfect Score is my favorite movie! I watch it whenever I’m sad, on my birthday, literally whenever. I spoke at my high school graduation and literally did a speech on it."

    andies478465f2a

    Who they star as in the MCU: Chris Evans plays Steve Rogers/Captain America, and Scarlett Johansson stars as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow.

    10. I Saw The Light, starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen

    Audrey Mae telling Hank, "You're gonna be a daddy" and Hank saying, "Audrey Mae. We're gonna have a baby? Really?"
    Sony Pictures Classics

    "Tom's portrayal of Hank Williams' life is absolutely fantastic, and Elizabeth is amazing per usual! The best part, of course, is the singing! I've always liked some of Hank Williams' songs, but Tom just blew it out of the water. I listen to the I Saw the Light soundtrack almost every day! It's so fun to watch Tom and Elizabeth together, considering there are Marvel fans who ship Loki and Scarlet Witch together since they're both magic users. However, in this case, the only magic here is music. Okay, that may have been cheesy, but it's true!"

    high_functioning_lokipath

    Who they star as in the MCU: Tom Hiddleston stars as Loki, and Elizabeth Olsen stars as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.

    11. Chef, starring Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, and Robert Downey Jr.

    Molly telling Carl, ""I want you to be happy. You're not happy"
    Open Road Films

    "A great Iron Man franchise reunion."

    liamstark70

    Who they star as in the MCU: Jon Favreau appears as Happy Hogan, Scarlett Johansson plays Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, and Robert Downey Jr. stars as Tony Stark/Iron Man.

    12. The Martian, starring Sebastian Stan, Michael Peña, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover, and Matt Damon

    20th Century Fox

    "This movie is filled with Marvel actors, so it's wild to go back and watch it since some of them joined the MCU after this movie. I suggest giving The Martian a rewatch soon."

    spenceralthouse

    Who they star as in the MCU: Sebastian Stan stars as Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier, Michael Peña plays Luis, Benedict Wong stars as Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Karl Mordo, Donald Glover plays Aaron Davis, and Matt Damon appears as an Asgardian playing Loki.

    13. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, starring Brie Larson and Chris Evans

    Lucas saying, "You really think you can stand a chance against an A-lister, bro?"
    Universal Pictures

    "What a great movie!"

    thefunkyonion

    Who they star as in the MCU: Brie Larson plays Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, and Chris Evans plays Steve Rogers/Captain America.

    14. Zodiac, starring Mark Ruffalo, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Robert Downey Jr.

    Paramount Pictures

    "This film is amazing at building tension. It makes you think for days because of how many layers it has, and the ending leaves you unsettled."

    julmichlv

    Who they star as in the MCU: Mark Ruffalo stars as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, Jake Gyllenhaal appears as Quentin Beck/Mysterio, Robert Downey Jr. plays Tony Stark/Iron Man.

    15. What's Your Number?, starring Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Anthony Mackie, and Martin Freeman

    Colin saying, "I didn't think I could compete with that"
    20th Century Fox

    "It's a super funny movie that takes on shaming in the modern dating world. It's 100% one of the best rom-coms that is sorely underrated."

    monikap6

    Who they star as in the MCU: Chris Evans plays Steve Rogers/Captain America, Chris Pratt stars as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Anthony Mackie stars as Sam Wilson/Falcon, and Martin Freeman plays Everett Ross.

    16. Ingrid Goes West, starring Elizabeth Olsen, Wyatt Russell, and Pom Klementieff

    Neon

    "Ingrid Goes West is REALLY good. Also, Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen together are absolutely perfect."

    kaityantoine

    Who they star as in the MCU: Elizabeth Olsen stars as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Wyatt Russell plays John Walker/Captain America, and Pom Klementieff plays Mantis.

    17. Only Lovers Left Alive, starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston

    Eve saying, "This self-obsession, it's a waste of living that could be spent on surviving things, appreciating nature, nurturing kindness and friendship, and dancing"
    Soda Pictures

    "Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton are a depressed vampire couple who end up running amuck. It's slow and fabulous."

    tracycosta0

    Who they star as in the MCU: Tilda Swinton plays the Ancient One, and Tom Hiddleston stars as Loki.

    18. Annihilation, starring Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, and Benedict Wong

    Josie saying, "Imagine dying frightened and in pain, and having that as the only part of you which survives? I wouldn't like that at all"
    Paramount Pictures

    Suggested by: franko40507c284

    Annihilation is such an underrated film. The cast is exceptional, so if you're looking for a movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat AND has MCU actors, you should check this one out. Also, Oscar Isaac is set to star in Marvel's Moon Knight, and he's in this too.

    Who they star as in the MCU: Natalie Portman appears as Jane Foster, Tessa Thompson stars as Valkyrie, and Benedict Wong plays Wong.

    19. Onward, starring Chris Pratt and Tom Holland

    Ian telling Barely, "I never had a dad, but I always had you"
    Pixar / Disney

    "They were so good together in this movie, and it's great hearing them portray brothers."

    miss_maggs

    Who they star as in the MCU: Chris Pratt plays Peter Quill/Star-Lord, and Tom Holland stars as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

    20. Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman and Sebastian Stan

    Nina saying, "It's about a girl who gets turned into a swan, and she needs love to break the spell"
    Fox Searchlight Pictures

    "I rewatched Black Swan recently and just realized Sebastian is in this movie too. I had missed him the first time around."

    theos_

    Who they star as in the MCU: Natalie Portman plays Jane Foster, and Sebastian Stan stars as Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier.

    21. Hail, Caesar!, starring Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson, and Tilda Swinton

    Universal Pictures

    "A classic Coen brothers movie."

    belleyre

    Who they star as in the MCU: Josh Brolin plays Thanos, Scarlett Johansson stars as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, and Tilda Swinton appears as the Ancient One.

    22. Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Star Trek Beyond, starring Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Chris Hemsworth, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Idris Elba

    Khan saying, ""A smoke screen to conceal my true identity. My name is Khan"
    Paramount Pictures

    Suggested by: cicelys

    Also, Danny Pudi appears in Star Trek Beyond and he was briefly in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, so there's actually at least six MCU actors in this movie franchise.

    Who they star as in the MCU: Zoe Saldana stars as Gamora, Karl Urban plays Skurge, Chris Hemsworth plays Thor, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange, and Idris Elba appears as Heimdall.

    23. The Devil All the Time, starring Tom Holland and Sebastian Stan

    Netflix

    Suggested by: hweavs

    Who they star as in the MCU: Tom Holland stars as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and Sebastian Stan plays Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier.

    24. Kong: Skull Island, starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, and John C. Reilly

    Warner Bros.

    "A lot of people rag on it, but I liked Kong: Skull Island, and you get four MCU actors for the price of one!"

    pennyguide

    Who they star as in the MCU: Tom Hiddleston stars as Loki, Brie Larson plays Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Samuel L. Jackson stars as Nick Fury, and John C. Reilly appears as Rhomann Dey.

    25. Men In Black: International, starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson

    Agent H suggesting that they press a button and see what happens and Agent M saying, "Are you suggesting that we try a weaponized star for fun?"
    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "I just really love that Tessa Thompson is an honorary Hemsworth at this point. Also, this moment from Men In Black: International is literally a convo I'm assuming Thor and Valkyrie would also have. And, after The Eternals premieres, this movie will have three MCU actors, considering Kumail Nanijani plays Pawny in Men In Black: International."

    noradominick

    Who they star as in the MCU: Chris Hemsworth stars as Thor, and Tessa Thompson plays Valkyrie.

    26. Oldboy, starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, and Pom Klementieff

    Joe saying, "What if I thought you knew too much, huh? Reading my letters. What if I felt like I needed to kill you right now?"
    FilmDistrict

    "The 2013 remake of Oldboy with Elizabeth Olsen and Josh Brolin is an amazing film. The original South Korean movie is also amazing, but the movie has some wrong and wild moments."

    nyvango

    Who they star as in the MCU: Josh Brolin plays Thanos, Elizabeth Olsen stars as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Samuel L. Jackson appears as Nick Fury, and Pom Klementieff plays Mantis.

    27. The Losers, starring Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana, and Chris Evans

    Warner Bros.

    "The Losers is such a great and underrated movie!"

    beckyt18

    Who they star as in the MCU: Idris Elba plays Heimdall, Zoe Saldana stars as Gamora, and Chris Evans plays Steve Rogers/Captain America.

    28. In the Heart of the Sea, starring Chris Hemsworth and Tom Holland

    Warner Bros.

    "It is kind of funny to watch now because it has Chris Hemsworth and a pre–Spider-Man Tom Holland."

    kirakiesler

    Who they star as in the MCU: Chris Hemsworth stars as Thor, and Tom Holland plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

    29. And finally, Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, and Rachel McAdams

    Sherlock saying, "Most engaging" and Watson saying, "Very clever"
    Warner Bros.

    Suggested by: thatrandomquizgirl

    Who they star as in the MCU: Robert Downey Jr. plays Tony Stark/Iron Man, Jude Law appears as Yon-Rogg, and Rachel McAdams stars as Christine Palmer.

    We can't fit everything into one post, so tell us which other movies starring Marvel actors together you love in the comments below!

    Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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