There needs to be a Best Action Movie Oscar. Especially when 2015 made a crazy-strong case for it, with help from Tom Cruise, Iron Man and Mad Max.

Audiences were treated to less action movies this year that usual, but most of what Hollywood served up failed to disappoint. From the seventh ride with the "Fast & Furious" crew, to the first "Mad Max" movie in 30 years, there was something for every fan of car chases, shootouts and kick-punching.

As everyone else worries about awards bait, we're ranking the year's best action flicks.