The surprise alliance of Rocky and Creed makes for the very best Rocky montage, hands down. It’s so inspiring to see the two team up to help Rocky train for his fight against Mr. T’s Clubber Lang.
The first Rocky training montage is really hard to beat, even if Rocky III's takes the top spot. Do you realize how influential this montage is? It’s practically been the blueprint for every montage since.
Opinions on Rocky II are pretty split, but it’s so great seeing that montage not of Rocky training, but of Rocky letting fame get to his head. From appearances on television to Rocky struggling to get through a commercial shoot, this Rocky II montage deserves notoriety for breaking from the norm.
Released right in the middle of the 80s, it’s no surprise that Rocky IV totally nails the art of the montage by basically never not being a montage. From the moment he touches down in the Soviet Union, the montages just don’t stop. It rules.
More or less a redo of Rocky V, Rocky Balboa is so incredibly emotional and just about as good as a Rocky finale could be (despite the fighter’s return in Creed and Creed II).Forget his age, Rocky Balboa’s montage proves the Italian Stallion’s still got it.