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

Directed by: George Roy Hill

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

Directed by: Gavin O'Connor

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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Russell Crowe, Mike Myers, Burt Reynolds

Released: 1999

Directed by: Jay Roach

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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RobertBarrone added Liev Schreiber, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill

Released: 2011

Directed by: Michael Dowse

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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Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli

Released: 1992

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

Directed by: Peter Markle

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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Vincent Lecavalier, Sean Avery, Stephen McHattie

Released: 2005

Directed by: Charles Binamé

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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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Joshua Jackson

Released: 1994

Directed by: Sam Weisman

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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Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Kenan Thompson

Released: 1996

Directed by: Ron Lieberman

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Released: 2014

Directed by: Gabe Polsky

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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ZED04 added Patrick Huard, Rémy Girard, Marc Messier

Released: 1997

Directed by: Louis Saïa

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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hixoman1 added Gabrielle Union, Rhea Perlman, Matthew Lawrence

Released: 1999

Directed by: Randall Miller

H-E Double Hockey Sticks is a 1999 American comedy movie directed by Randall Miller starring Will Friedle and Matthew Lawrence. The film is based on the opera Griffelkin by Lukas Foss. The ...more
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David Wilkins added Colm Feore, Rick Mercer, Erik Knudsen

Released: 2006

Directed by: Eric Canuel

Very Canadian, very funny. Knowledge of NHL history increases the film's entertainment value.

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Sudden Death Jean-Claude Van Damme, Markus Näslund, Luc Robitaille

Released: 1995

Directed by: Peter Hyams

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Released: 1995

Directed by: Jerry Ciccoritti

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ZED04 added Gary Busey, Chris Chelios, Stephen Baldwin

Released: 2002

Directed by: Steve Boyum

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Released: 2010

Directed by: Michael Lembeck

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wiabux added John Wayne, Sheila Bromley

Released: 1937

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

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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Released: 1998

Directed by: Louis Saïa

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Released: 2013

Directed by: Nikolai Lebedev

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Released: 2005

Directed by: Francine McDougall

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