I’m actually going to remember 2015 as a spectacular year for higher-brow popcorn entertainment. Movies that placed an emphasis on set-piece construction and eye-popping visuals (movies like The Martian or Mad Max: Fury Road) are the same ones that are contending for year-end awards consideration. Audiences didn’t have to turn their brains off during the summer blockbuster season. I mean, unless they were watching Fantastic Four.

Several key action directors were operating at the top of their game this year, which made the construction of our annual Action Scenes list both difficult and fun. Here, now, are the 10 best actions scenes from 2015, ranked from awesome (No. 10) to truly mind-blowing (No. 1 … which I still can’t believe they pulled off). Added bonus? You can watch them, in all their glory, below!

10. The Ant-Man Train Fight
As every other superhero movie tries to go bigger (hello, Dawn of Justice), Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man origin story made terrific use of its protagonist’s unusual size. As Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) faced off against Yellowjacket (Corey Stoll) in the hero’s daughter’s bedroom, normal kid-sized toys assumed new dangers… making Thomas the Tank Engine into a legitimate threat. It’s a great comedic beat, and an exciting fight/flight scene that barely rivals the briefcase fight set to The Cure. Great work, Peyton Reed. We’re so happy you are coming back for Ant-Man and The Wasp.

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