Captain America is just one of many movie captains


Chris Evans is back battling bad guys in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” (Marvel)

In “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” out Friday, everyone’s favorite bodysuited officer battles villains and the idea that we now pretty much consider Germany the good guys. Can these other captains lend a hand?

Captain Dickson
In 2012’s “21 Jump Street,” Ice Cube plays a profane captain who clearly doesn’t expect much from Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Which makes sense, since everyone expected this movie to suck — and it was awesome!

Richard Phillips
In one of 2013’s best picture nominees, Tom Hanks plays the real-life Phillips, a by-the-book captain who, when his ship is captured by Somali pirates, finds there’s not exactly a chapter in that book for everything.

Jack Ross
Kevin Bacon played Ross, the prosecuting attorney in 1992’s “A Few Good Men.” This is the best movie to use when playing Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon because everyone in the world is in it.

Precinct Captain
Alan Arkin was uncredited for his role in 1993’s “So I Married an Axe Murderer.” Because, you know, he had only been nominated for two Oscars, so why throw his name around?

Jack Sparrow
Caribbean pirate Captain Jack brings a boatload (ha!) of sailing knowledge wherever he goes, while adding a boatload of money to Johnny Depp’s bank account.

Kristen Page-Kirby covers film for The Washington Post Express.
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