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The History of Movie Training Montages

Recapping the best and worst training montages throughout film history.

Full Metal Jacket

(1987) Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket is often heralded as one of the best half-war movies of all time, leaving out the second half, when they’re actually at war in Vietnam. The second half just can’t measure up to the characters' harrowing experiences training for the Marines. This essentially makes a strong portion of the movie qualify as one giant training montage. Watching Sgt. Hartman’s method of breaking down privates, then building them into thoughtless, strong, intense fighters is one of the memorable things that ever happened to film. NEXT: Nobody crosses Chuck Norris and lives >>

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