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33 Small Marvel Moments That Are So Good, But We Don't Talk About Them Nearly Enough

Jimmy Woo doing Scott's card trick in WandaVision is iconic.

We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which small Marvel Cinematic Universe moments they absolutely adore. Here are some of the best responses:

There are some massive spoilers ahead!

1. First, in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when young Bucky notices that Steve can't find his house key after his mom's funeral, and Bucky knows where a spare key is hidden.

Bucky handing Steve a key and saying he could move in with him
Marvel

"It was a lovely way of showing the depth of their friendship and their history without having to express it with words."

dawnr14

2. In The Avengers, when an old man stands up to Loki while everyone around him kneels.

Loki telling everyone they will always kneel, and an old man saying, "Not to men like you"
Marvel

"It’s so powerful, in my opinion at least, and I love the line, 'There are always men like you.' It’s brilliant."

321missmaximoff

3. In WandaVision, when Jimmy does his card trick when he meets Monica.

Jimmy saying to Monica, "James E. Woo, FBI"
Marvel / Disney+

"This is a brilliant callback to Ant-Man and the Wasp."

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4. In Avengers: Endgame, when Clint tells Natasha that they are "a long way from Budapest" while traveling to Vormir.

Clint telling Natasha, "We're a long way from Budapest" and Natasha laughing
Marvel

"It’s such a great callback to the first Avengers film, especially since Clint and Nat haven’t interacted much since Civil War. They’ve both changed so much over the years and gone through so much pain, but in that moment, it felt like no time had passed at all and they were brought back to who they used to be."

strawberrylumps22

5. In Black Panther, when Killmonger shows up in Wakanda and reveals his true identity to Ramonda.

Killmonger saying, "Hey, Auntie"
Marvel

"The smallest line in this movie is one of the best."

zeilerra

6. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent refuses to launch the helicarriers after Steve reveals that HYDRA has infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D.

Steve telling them not to launch the helicarriers and a Brock pointing a gun to an agent's head after he refuses to
Marvel

"I love this moment because it speaks to how heroism comes down to your actions and choices, not whether you have taken a super soldier serum or wear a suit made by Tony Stark."

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7. In Avengers: Infinity War, when Thor finally arrives in Wakanda, and Bruce is just so excited.

Bruce yelling, "You guys are so screwed now"
Marvel

Suggested by: 321missmaximoff

8. In Avengers: Endgame, when Nebula and Rocket hold hands after Nebula returns to Earth.

Rocket putting his hand on Nebula's and then Nebula holding his hand
Marvel

"It's SO SWEET because they literally hated each other like two movies ago and now they're all they have left and they've become such good friends. I love it."

kategreeley

9. In Ant-Man, when Luis tells Scott his hilarious stories.

Luis telling Scott about a wine tasting he went to with his cousin Ernesto
Marvel

"Whenever Luis does his narration thing, he’s always doing something 'cultured' like going to a wine tasting and an art exhibit, and he has very specific opinions and tastes. I love this because they made him into such a three-dimensional person."

acnh_obsessed

10. In Thor: Ragnarok, when Thor keeps spilling his beer while Doctor Strange transports him around the New York Sanctum.

Thor looking dizzy and his beer dripping all over his hands and down the mug
Marvel / Disney+

Suggested by: dtfloljk

11. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when Bucky utters "But I knew him."

Bucky saying, "But I knew him"
Marvel

"It's so heartbreaking. Sebastian Stan's ability to convey so many emotions with a look is just one of the reasons I think he is amazing."

meld84

12. In Avengers: Infinity War, when Mantis explains what the Guardians do, and Tony and Peter make these faces.

Mantis saying, "Kick names, take ass" and Tony and Peter looking confused
Marvel

Suggested by: sbaleswestern

13. In Iron Man 2, when Tony saves a little boy wearing an Iron Man helmet.

Tony standing behind a young boy and blasting a robot
Marvel

"The little boy is supposed to be Peter Parker, and I think that's amazing."

gold_as_hera

14. In Avengers: Endgame, when Morgan tells Happy that she wants a cheeseburger.

Happy telling Morgan, "You know, your dad liked cheeseburgers. I'm gonna get you all the cheeseburgers you want"
Marvel

"In this moment, you know that Morgan will always be taken care of and there will always be a father figure in her life."

hollandt3

15. In Captain America: Civil War, when Bucky asks Sam to move his seat up.

Bucky asking Sam, ""Can you move your seat up?" and Sam saying "No"
Marvel

Suggested by: frenchfriesandramen2007

16. In Avengers: Infinity War, when Vision shields Wanda's head as they fall and crash through the ceiling in Scotland.

Marvel

"Vision and Wanda's moments are so sweet, but this one might be one of my favorites and it's super small. Vision will always do anything to protect Wanda, even when he's injured. I know this was probably just something Paul Bettany did instinctively while filming the scene too."

noradominick

17. In Ant-Man, when Scott adorably says hi to Cassie before fighting Yellowjacket.

Cassie saying, "Daddy, is that you?" and Scott replying, "Hi, Peanut"
Marvel

Suggested by: lexluthors

18. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when Bucky does his knife flip during the highway fight.

Marvel

"Listen — it's gotta be that lil' knife flip Bucky does during the highway fight. It's not as emotional or poignant as some of the other tiny moments, but it certainly makes ME ~feel things~ every time I see it! TL;DR: Brain empty, only Bucky knife flip."

alliehayes

19. In Thor: Ragnarok, when Loki gets a little too excited after Thor is smashed by Hulk.

Loki screaming, "Yes! That's how it feels!"
Marvel / Disney+

"It's such a perfect callback to Loki getting smashed in The Avengers."

shamptain_shmerica

20. In Avengers: Infinity War, when Bruce trips while in the Hulkbuster suit and Okoye just stares at him.

Bruce saying, "Wow! This is amazing, man. It's like being the Hulk without actually—" before tripping and crashing into the ground
Marvel

"Banner tripping over himself and Okoye's look of disgust always SENDS ME!"

dealwithitfool1228

21. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, when Vision confronts Ultron's final robot and gives this incredible speech about humanity.

Vision telling Ultron, "But a thing isn't beautiful because it lasts. It's a privilege to be among them"
Marvel

"It's such a beautiful conversation. Vision's intelligence makes him one of the MCU's most compelling characters."

romspaceknight

22. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when Natasha kicks Sitwell off a building and then casually continues her conversation with Steve.

Natasha and Steve talking about Lillian from accounting and Natasha saying she's cute
Marvel

Suggested by: ambki87

23. In Iron Man, when Rhodey says this to Tony after they reunite.

Rhodey hugging Tony and saying, "Next time, you ride with me, okay?"
Marvel

Suggested by: letsjetset

24. In WandaVision, whenever Wanda scrunches her nose when she's happy and looking at Vision, Billy, and/or Tommy.

Marvel / Disney+

"I could give a TED Talk on how adorable Wanda's nose scrunch is. It's not even important to the plot of WandaVision, but it's just such a small thing that Elizabeth Olsen has added to Wanda's character that makes me so happy."

noradominick

25. In Captain America: Civil War, when Bucky grabs Tony's foot just as he's about to blast Steve.

Steve saying, "I could do this all day"
Marvel

"Truly a teensy moment but even a half-dead Bucky wanted to help Steve! I cry."

evelinamedina

26. In Avengers: Endgame, when Peter and Ned reunite after the Blip.

Peter and Ned hugging in the school hallway
Marvel

"This is such a sweet moment between two best friends and is totally overlooked. Imagine if your best friend was erased from existence and you are seeing them for the first time!"

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27. In Black Panther, when Nakia and T'Challa look flawless when entering the casino.

Marvel

Suggested by: s4bb472acb

28. In The Avengers, when Tony distracts everyone by pointing out a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent playing Galaga.

Tony saying, ""That man is playing Galaga. Thought we wouldn't notice, but we did"
Marvel

"It's such a small but hilarious moment in such a major movie."

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29. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when Natasha is completely unfazed when Sam reveals that the Falcon wings are in a heavily guarded facility.

Sam saying that the wings are at Fort Meade behind guarded gates and Natasha shrugging. Then, Steve says, "Shouldn't be a problem"
Marvel

"Steve looks at Natasha and she just shrugs like it's nothing. I've just always loved it because it's a subtle nod to the spy stuff she can do that we don't see as often."

dauntlesschristina

30. In Ant-Man and the Wasp, when Luis is injected with the "truth serum."

Luis saying this must be truth serum because he just lied
Marvel

Suggested by: eternalrealms

31. In Captain America: Civil War, when Bucky jumps in front of Sam before they fall while fighting Spider-Man.

Bucky and Sam crashing to the ground after Spider-Man kicks them
Marvel

"It was nice to see that Bucky had his back even when they were just starting to get to know each other."

bcg94

32. In Doctor Strange, when Wong is listening to "Single Ladies" and misses Stephen stealing library books.

Wong reading and listening to music while Stephen takes a book
Marvel

"It's such an underrated and funny moment."

kittyl4a2eb7cd1

33. And finally, whenever Stan Lee made an appearance in any of the MCU movies.

Stan saying, ""Are you Tony...Stank?" and then saying, "Hey, man! Make love not war"
Marvel

"All of the little cameos that Stan Lee did in every movie. They always make me laugh and I’m always looking out for them. It’s sad to think we won’t be getting more of them."

queenryan

We can't fit every moment into one post, so which small MCU moments do you love and why? Tell us in the comments below!

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

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