Regarding Rocky being ranked only 8th: Rocky is certainly Iconic, but iconic does not mean ‘best’. McDonald’s Hamburgers are Iconic, but certainly not the best. That said … should probably still be higher.
Perhaps martial arts movies need their own category, given the pure number of montages. However, you should probably watch American Shaolin for it’s montage: reworking Eddie Cochrane’s ‘Summertime Blues’ into ‘Shaolin Temple Blues’ is obviously amazing. As far as stakes go: an american kickboxer was pantsed; clearly he needs revenge by learning Shaolin Kung-Fu! 10/10 for stakes. Like 5/10 for the movie, though.