The Best Captain America Versions Of All Time

Over 200 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Captain America Versions Of All Time
Voting Rules
Decide on the best versions and interpretations of Captain America.

Captain America is one of the most prolific and long-running comic book heroes in history, both as a solo act and as a charter member of Marvel's The Avengers. As such, there are many different variations of the character and dozens of formats the character has been utilized in. Be it video games, films, animated series, or alternate versions of the man himself in comic books, Captain America is in SO many forms of pop culture, in one way or another.

We've decided to compile some of our favorites here. Do you like to play as Cap in tactical multiplayer gameplay like Ultimate Alliance, or do you like playing as him in beat-em-ups like Marvel Vs. Capcom 3? Is the current Marvel NOW run of Captain America your favorite or is the classic golden age Captain America comics more your style? Are you a Steve Rogers as Captain America fan or is Bucky your Cap?

Here's the chance to see where it all lines up. What are the greatest interpretations of Captain America ever? Vote up your favorites!
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  • In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) grapples with a modern world that's far from the 1940s he once knew. As a member of the covert agency S.H.I.E.L.D, Rogers finds himself embroiled in an international conspiracy. He teams up with Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), also known as Black Widow, and Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), the Falcon. Together they unravel the insidious plot, while a formidable adversary, the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), emerges from shadows. This action-packed, thrilling film is part of Marvel Cinematic Universe, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.
  • In Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), a frail and sickly young man with a heart full of courage, volunteers for an experimental military project. This transforms him into the super-soldier known as Captain America. Together with his ally Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), a daring agent, they wage war against the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry. Set amidst the backdrop of World War II, this action-packed superhero film blends historical events with comic book lore, offering viewers a thrilling ride through past eras and battles fought for freedom.
  • The 2016 action-packed superhero flick Captain America: Civil War features an ideological rift erupting within the Avengers. This factional split is spearheaded by two strong-willed leaders - Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). The plot centers around the regulation of superhuman activities, a proposal that divides the Avengers into opposing camps. This Marvel Cinematic Universe entry, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, features an ensemble cast including Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Chadwick Boseman in his debut as Black Panther. A thrilling exploration of loyalty and morality set against high-stakes global politics, it's a standout in the superhero genre.
  • The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes is an animated series that brings together some of Marvel's most iconic superheroes. The series follows Iron Man (voiced by Eric Loomis), Thor (Rick D. Wasserman), Captain America (Brian Bloom), and others as they band together to combat threats that are too big for any one hero to handle. With its action-packed episodes and faithful comic book adaptations, this series is a must-watch for any Marvel fan.
  • The Avengers
    Film (2012)
    51 votes
    In The Avengers, the world faces an unprecedented threat. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) are brought together by S.H.I.E.L.D., helmed by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Alongside Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), they form an unlikely team. This action-packed superhero film, marred with tension and conflict amongst its own ranks, sees them battling Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to save humanity. Directed by Joss Whedon, it is a high-stakes blend of adventure and humor that garnered critical acclaim and numerous awards.
  • Captain America (Vol. 4)

    Captain America (Vol. 4)

    Comic Book Series
    41 votes
    #1-32 (June 2002 - December 2004)