If you cram an ass-load of information into a brief two to four minutes with no dialogue–just rockin’ music and quick-cut action–you are relying on the power of the montage.Warren J. Cantrell from Seattle, WA has compiled his list of the Top 10 Movie Montages. He could have easily made a list “50 films deep,” he writes, so parameters were set and followed.

The 10 movies he ended up with all have perfect examples of that most lazy and helpful of storytelling devices–the montage. (It’s a method so powerful that “Team America” sang a song about it.) If you’d like to contribute a Top 10 list, email me at In the meantime, enjoy this list of Warren’s Top 10 Movie Montages.