The Best Hockey Movies  

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List Rules Movies must contain hockey games.

Best hockey and ice hockey movies. This is a list of films that feature the sport of hockey as a central theme. Think we missed one? Please feel free to add it to the list yourself. Famous for its fast paced action and fights (with its flying pucks and swinging sticks), hockey is a no-brainer if your goal is to make an action-packed sports movie. Ice hockey is especially popular in nations that have a dominant winter climate. That said, hockey has also found a strong following in the United States.

One professional team, the Anaheim Ducks, actually got their name from a Hollywood hockey movie, "The Mighty Ducks". Vote on the best ice hockey films.

What are the best ice hockey movies? There are a few good ones over the years, like Slap Shot for example, that's gained cult status. The best hockey movies splash in seriousness with a cold dose of humor. What would be better for a movie that takes place on ice?
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Paul Newman, M. Emmet Walsh, Swoosie Kurtz
Released: 1977 Slap Shot is a 1977 comedy film directed by George Roy Hill, written by Nancy Dowd and starring Paul Newman and Michael Ontkean. It depicts a minor league hockey team that resorts to violent ...more
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Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Ken Dryden
Released: 2004 Miracle is a 2004 American sports docudrama about the United States men's hockey team, led by head coach Herb Brooks, that won the gold medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics. The USA team's victory ...more
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RobertBarrone added Liev Schreiber, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill
Goon is a 2011 Canadian-American action sports comedy-drama film directed by Michael Dowse, written by Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg, and starring Seann William Scott and Liev Schreiber. The ...more
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Russell Crowe, Mike Myers, Burt Reynolds
Mystery, Alaska is a 1999 comedy-drama film directed by Jay Roach about an amateur ice hockey team, from the fictional small-town of Mystery, that plays an exhibition game against the New York ...more
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Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli
Released: 1992 The Mighty Ducks is a 1992 American sports comedy film directed by Stephen Herek, starring Emilio Estevez. It was produced by Avnet–Kerner Productions and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It ...more
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Keanu Reeves, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze
Released: 1986 Youngblood is a 1986 drama film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Peter Markle, and starring Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Cynthia Gibb and is also Keanu Reeves' second film appearance.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Joshua Jackson
Released: 1994 D2: The Mighty Ducks is a 1994 American sports comedy film directed by Sam Weisman. It is a sequel to the 1992 film The Mighty Ducks and produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Avnet–Kerner ...more
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Vincent Lecavalier, Sean Avery, Stephen McHattie
Released: 2005 Maurice Richard is a French language Canadian biopic about the ice hockey player Maurice "The Rocket" Richard. It was released in English Canada as The Rocket: The Maurice Richard ...more
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Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Kenan Thompson
Released: 1996 D3: The Mighty Ducks is 1996 American sports comedy film directed by Robert Lieberman. It is the third and final film in The Mighty Ducks trilogy and was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and ...more
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RobVeldhuisen added Mark Deakins, Ken Kurtis
Red Army is a 2014 documentary film directed, produced, and written by Gabe Polsky, executive produced by Jerry Weintraub and Werner Herzog. It premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and was ...more
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Sudden Death Jean-Claude Van Damme, Markus Näslund, Luc Robitaille
Released: 1995 Sudden Death is a 1995 American action film directed by Peter Hyams, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Powers Boothe. The film was released in the United States on December 22, 1995. The ...more
Net Worth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hockey Movies
wiabux added Scott Speedman, Al Waxman, Aidan Devine
Released: 1995 Net Worth is a 1995 television film that starred Aidan Devine, Al Waxman, R.H. Thomson and Kevin Conway. It was directed by Jerry Ciccoritti from a script written by Don Truckey, Phil Savath, ...more
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ZED04 added Patrick Huard, Rémy Girard, Marc Messier
Released: 1997 Les Boys is a 1997 Quebec-made comedy film directed by Louis Saia. It has spawned three sequels and by any measure is the most successful Quebec made film series of all time, and one of the most ...more
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Tooth Fairy is a 2010 Canadian comedy film starring Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Merchant, Ashley Judd, and Julie Andrews. Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, it was produced by Walden Media and ...more
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ZED04 added Gary Busey, Chris Chelios, Stephen Baldwin
Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice is a 2002 American sports film starring Stephen Baldwin and Gary Busey and directed by Steve Boyum. The direct-to-video film is the sequel to the 1977 film Slap
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wiabux added John Wayne, Sheila Bromley
Released: 1937 Idol of the Crowds is a 1937 American drama film, directed by Arthur Lubin and starring John Wayne as an ice hockey player.
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Legenda No. 17 is a 2013 sports biographical drama film written by Nikolai Kulikov and Mikhail Mestetsky and directed by Nikolai Lebedev.
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Les Boys II is a 1998 comedy, sport film written by René Brisebois, François Camirand and Louis Saïa and directed by Louis Saïa.
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Very Canadian, very funny. Knowledge of NHL history increases the film's entertainment value.

Bon Cop, Bad Cop is a 2006 Canadian dark comedy-thriller buddy cop film about an Ontarian and a Québécois police officer who reluctantly join forces. The dialogue is a mixture of ...more
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Go Figure is 2005 Disney Channel Original Movie. Walt Disney Records released the Go Figure soundtrack on June 7, featuring the title track by Everlife along with a music video.