Top 10 Best Avengers Endgame Moments
Top 10 Best Avengers Endgame Moments

Top 10 Best Avengers Endgame Moments

VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton WRITTEN BY: Nick Spake
These are the best moments from 2019's Avengers: Endgame. What's now the highest-grossing film of all time certainly had its share of awesome, memorable moments courtesy of some of favorite superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from Thor finally aiming for Thanos' head, to Captain America finally wielding Thor's hammer, to the climactic final fight between Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and Thanos.

Top 10 Avengers: Endgame Moments

We love this movie 3000. Welcome to WatchMojo and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Avengers: Endgame Moments.

For this list, we’re taking a look at the moments that made “Avengers: Endgame” possibly the most emotional, exhilarating, and epic MCU movie yet. We’d say spoiler alert, but it’s the highest-grossing movie of all time. We’ve all seen it!

Hawkeye’s Family

Since Clint Barton was MIA in “Infinity War,” it’s only appropriate that he’d take center stage in the opening scene of “Endgame.” Ever since “Age of Ultron,” we had a bad feeling that the Barton family was headed for tragedy, especially after Thanos snapped his fingers. Our worst fears were confirmed in this harrowing intro as the Bartons sit down to picnic while Clint sharpens his daughter’s archery skills. Although Clint seems ready to pass on the bow, arrow, and Hawkeye mantle to the next generation, his world goes up in ashes when his entire family vanishes. The confusion, panic, and anguish Clint experiences here sets a perfect tone for the film’s first act, reminding us that our heroes have already lost.

Black Widow’s Sacrifice

Having lost his family and ventured down a dark path, Clint is ready to sacrifice himself to secure the Soul Stone on Vormir. If their plan to reverse the snap succeeds, though, Natasha Romanoff knows that Clint’s family will need him. “Edge of your seat suspense” is a term that gets thrown around a lot, but that’s the best way to describe this scene as Clint and Natasha race for the cliff. Every time one of them takes the lead, the other pulls off a sneaky trick to get ahead. Even after Clint leaps off, Natasha still manages to get the jump on him. As both hang from the cliff, Natasha forces Clint to let go as she falls to her heroic and heartbreaking demise.

Captain Marvel Gets Backup

Although Black Widow is gone, the MCU isn’t at a loss for strong female characters. When Captain Marvel crashes through Thanos’ ship, Peter Parker is eager to hand the gauntlet over to her. A battlefield of enemies lies on the horizon, but Carol gets backup from virtually every major heroine in the MCU. Granted, it’s rather convenient that all of these characters just so happened to be standing in the exact right spot at the exact right time. But it makes for such an empowering and awesome group shot, however, that we honestly can’t complain. From Scarlet Witch to Gamora to Valkyrie, each heroine brings something special to this rousing spectacle. The scene may be brief, but could Marvel be hinting at an all-female A-Force spinoff?

Aim for the Head

With “Endgame,” the Russo brothers manage to deliver on our expectations while also subverting them. Although “Endgame” builds to the climactic showdown against Thanos we anticipated, the first act throws several curveballs that has fans second-guessing their initial theories. Less than a half hour in, the remaining Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy track down a frail Thanos. To their shock and ours, the Mad Titan reveals that he obliterated the Infinity Stones, making it seemingly impossible to reverse the damage he’s caused. Thanos regrets nothing, except maybe being too hard on Nebula in the past. Before Thanos can repent for being a poor father, Thor literally cuts him off - and this time he aims for the head. We did NOT see that coming!

Cap vs. Cap

“Endgame” shares much in common with “Back to the Future Part II,” as several Avengers revisit the Battle for New York. This amounts to several ingenious interactions and callbacks, but the standout moment pits Steve Rogers against his past self. Since Loki was impersonating him only a few minutes earlier, 2012 Cap believes that he has eyes on the God of Mischief. Modern Cap is given no choice but to fight his past self, and both can do this all day. As skillfully choreographed as their confrontation is, this showdown also works in the type of humor you’d expect from Marty and Doc Brown’s adventures. The funniest and most applause-worthy moment sees contemporary Cap get the upper hand with a Bucky bombshell.

He Did His Best

Traveling back to 2013, Thor shares a priceless reunion with his mother, which gives her death in “The Dark World” another layer of emotional weight. As powerful as that sequence is, it’s Tony Stark’s reunion with his father in 1970 that really hits home. In “Civil War,” Tony reflected on his strenuous relationship with Howard and how he always wished he could rewrite their final encounter; this time-traveling mission finally provides him with that chance. While he doesn’t reveal who he is, Tony finally makes peace with his dad. Now that Tony himself is a father, he also finds that he has more in common with Howard than he once thought. Plus, it’s always good to see loyal butler Edwin Jarvis.

Passing the Shield

Tony isn’t the only one who encounters a loved one in 1970. Spotting Peggy Carter through a window, Steve decides to pick up a couple extra Pym Particles. After dropping off the Infinity Stones and Mjolnir following the Battle of Earth, Steve retires with the woman he loves in the past rather than return to 2023. Cap does eventually catch up with his friends, albeit as an old man who’s ready to hang up the shield. The legacy of Captain America is far from over, though, as Steve chooses an honored Sam as his successor. While Steve doesn’t tell Sam about the life he’s lived, we are given a glimpse of his touching reunion with Peggy, the two lovebirds finally sharing a dance.

Avengers ASSEMBLE!

The MCU somehow managed to go over 20 films without ever having a character say, “Avengers Assemble!” If Marvel was saving this iconic line for a special occasion, they couldn’t have selected a better time. Captain America is ready to charge into a hopeless battle until he hears a familiar voice, as well as some familiar words. Seeing T'Challa, Shuri, and Okoye emerge from a portal was already enough to ignite uproarious applause. This scene keeps upping the ante, though, as more portals open, marking the return of several snapped heroes and a few we haven’t seen in action for a while. With everyone together, Cap says the two words we’ve been waiting for. Thus ensues a glorious climax full of phenomenal action and heart-tugging reunions.

I Knew It!

When Cap nearly lifted Mjolnir in “Age of Ultron,” many of us assumed that this was just a throwaway gag and would never be addressed again, especially since Hela destroyed her brother’s hammer in “Ragnarok.” Even after Thor temporarily retrieved Mjolnir during his trip to 2013, we didn’t expect to see another warrior wield his godly weapon. During a rematch with Thanos, however, Thor is nearly bested by his own axe. As Mjolnir begins to lift off the ground, it’s not Thor summoning it, but rather the only other Avenger worthy of its thunderous power. With his shield in one hand and Mjolnir in the other, Steve teaches Thanos that it’s not the weapon that makes the hero, but the hero that makes the weapon.

Before we get to our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:

Introduction to Overweight Thor

Scott Reunites with His Daughter

Hail Hydra

Captain Marvel Saves Tony & Nebula

The Big Three vs. The Big Bad

Iron Man’s Fate

The MCU kicked off with Tony Stark revealing his secret identity to the world. So, we can’t think of a better way to end Thanos’ reign of terror than with Tony saying those same four words. Believe it or not, this callback to Tony’s defining line was added at the last second. Although Tony snaps Thanos and his armies out of existence, dawning the gauntlet comes at the expense of his life. Tony summons what little strength he has left to bid his friends and allies farewell with Pepper giving him permission to rest. As his loved ones gather at his funeral, we’re reminded that Tony Stark not only had a heart, but was the heart of the MCU’s first three phases.
Welp, time to create Another Top 10, with the honorable mentions being part of the list.