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The Best Hockey Movies

Updated January 15, 2021 4.6k votes 1.2k voters 60.9k views57 items

List RulesMovies 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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    Slap Shot

    Paul Newman, M. Emmet Walsh

    Released1977

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

    Slap Shot is a 1977 comedy film directed by George Roy Hill, written by Nancy Dowd and...  more
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  • Miracle2
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    Miracle

    Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson

    Released2004

    Directed byGavin O'Connor

    Miracle is a 2004 American sports docudrama about the United States men's hockey team, led by...  more
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    Mystery, Alaska

    Russell Crowe, Mike Myers

    Released1999

    Directed byJay Roach

    Mystery, Alaska is a 1999 comedy-drama film directed by Jay Roach about an amateur ice hockey...  more
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    Goon

    Liev Schreiber, Jay Baruchel

    Released2011

    Directed byMichael Dowse

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    Youngblood

    Keanu Reeves, Rob Lowe

    Released1986

    Directed byPeter Markle

    Youngblood is a 1986 drama film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Peter Markle, and...  more
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    The Mighty Ducks

    Emilio Estevez, Joshua Jackson

    Released1992

    Directed byStephen Herek

    The Mighty Ducks is a 1992 American sports comedy film directed by Stephen Herek, starring...  more
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    Maurice Richard

    Vincent Lecavalier, Sean Avery

    Released2005

    Directed byCharles Binamé

    Maurice Richard is a French language Canadian biopic about the ice hockey player Maurice "The...  more
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    D2: The Mighty Ducks

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky

    Released1994

    Directed bySam Weisman

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    D3: The Mighty Ducks

    Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez

    Released1996

    Directed byRon Lieberman

    D3: The Mighty Ducks is 1996 American sports comedy film directed by Robert Lieberman. It is...  more
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    Red Army

    Mark Deakins, Ken Kurtis

    Released2014

    Directed byGabe Polsky

    Red Army is a 2014 documentary film directed, produced, and written by Gabe Polsky, executive...  more
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    Net Worth

    Scott Speedman, Al Waxman

    Released1995

    Directed byJerry Ciccoritti

    Net Worth is a 1995 television film that starred Aidan Devine, Al Waxman, R.H. Thomson and...  more
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    Les Boys

    Patrick Huard, Rémy Girard

    Released1997

    Directed byLouis Saïa

    Les Boys is a 1997 Quebec-made comedy film directed by Louis Saia. It has spawned three...  more
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    Sudden Death

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Markus Näslund

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Hyams

    Sudden Death is a 1995 American action film directed by Peter Hyams, and starring Jean-Claude...  more
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    Tooth Fairy

    Dwayne Johnson, Billy Crystal

    Released2010

    Directed byMichael Lembeck

    Tooth Fairy is a 2010 Canadian comedy film starring Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Merchant, Ashley...  more
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  • Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice15
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    Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice

    Gary Busey, Chris Chelios

    Released2002

    Directed bySteve Boyum

    Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice is a 2002 American sports film starring Stephen Baldwin and Gary...  more
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    Legenda No. 17

    Danila Kozlovsky, Daniel Olbrychski

    Released2013

    Directed byNikolai Lebedev

    Legenda No. 17 is a 2013 sports biographical drama film written by Nikolai Kulikov and Mikhail...  more
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    Idol of the Crowds

    John Wayne, Sheila Bromley

    Released1937

    Directed byArthur Lubin

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  • Les Boys II18
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    Les Boys II

    Marc Messier, Rémy Girard

    Released1998

    Directed byLouis Saïa

    Les Boys II is a 1998 comedy, sport film written by René Brisebois, François Camirand and...  more
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  • Slap Shot 3: The Junior League19
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    Slap Shot 3: The Junior League

    Leslie Nielsen, Mark Messier

    Released2008

    Directed byRichard Martin

    Slap Shot 3: The Junior League is a 2008 sports film starring Greyston Holt and Lynda Boyd and...  more
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  • MVP: Most Valuable Primate20
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    MVP: Most Valuable Primate

    Kevin Zegers, Dave Thomas

    Released2000

    Directed byRobert Vince

    Released: 2000
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  • National Lampoon's Pucked21
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    National Lampoon's Pucked

    Jon Bon Jovi, Estella Warren

    Released2006

    Directed byArthur Hiller

    National Lampoon's Pucked is a 2006 comedy movie starring Jon Bon Jovi in the main role. This...  more
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    Bon Cop, Bad Cop

    Colm Feore, Rick Mercer

    Released2006

    Directed byEric Canuel

    Bon Cop, Bad Cop is a 2006 Canadian dark comedy-thriller buddy cop film about an Ontarian and...  more
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  • H-E Double Hockey Sticks23
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    H-E Double Hockey Sticks

    Gabrielle Union, Rhea Perlman

    Released1999

    Directed byRandall Miller

    H-E Double Hockey Sticks is a 1999 American comedy movie directed by Randall Miller starring...  more
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    Les Boys III

    Marc Messier, Rémy Girard

    Released2001

    Directed byLouis Saia

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    No Sleep 'Til Madison

    Jim Gaffigan, Ian Brennan

    Released2002

    Directed byPeter Rudy, Erik Moe, David Fleer

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