10 Greatest Movie Training Montages Ever
From Rocky’s slo-mo jogs to G.I. Jane’s one-armed push ups, relive the best (and most ridiculous) training moments in cinematic history—the ultimate inspiration to jumpstart your workout.
Best of the Best (1989)
One of the more depreciated martial-arts-tournament movies of the ‘80s (there were several), Best of the Best is the story of a rag-tag group of Americans who square off against the Koreans in a serious taekwondo throw-down. With stellar performances by Eric Roberts and the late great Chris Penn (siblings to Julia Roberts and Sean Penn, respectively), this movie should be a cult classic for genre aficionados, but for some reason got lost in the shuffle. Here’s hoping this clip, packed with all your favorite montage clichés—slow motion jogging on the beach, trudging in the snow, bamboo caning—gives this underappreciated gem the attention it deserves.