Seeing a hero save a kitten from a tree or shield civilians from a fire is swell, but nothing draws audiences into a comic book movie quite like a good ol’ fashioned spandex-filled brawl. From high flying theatrics to jaw-breaking haymakers, these fights are usually the visual highlight of any superhero flick. They provide the type of large scale fantasy action that most movies can’t even dream of putting on screen.
Whether it’s one-on-one, or one against a whole damn army, these fights are the reason to see any big comic book blockbuster. With several more clashes hitting theaters this weekend with the release of X-Men: First Class, we’re taking a look at the 15 Greatest Superhero Movie Brawls.