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The Best Hockey Movies

Updated September 8, 2020 4.4k votes 1.1k voters 60.2k views22 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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    Miracle
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    Miracle

    Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson

    Released2004

    Directed byGavin O'Connor

    Released: 2004
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    Slap Shot
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    Slap Shot

    Paul Newman, M. Emmet Walsh

    Released1977

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

    Released: 1977
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    Mystery, Alaska
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    Mystery, Alaska

    Russell Crowe, Mike Myers

    Released1999

    Directed byJay Roach

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    Goon
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    Goon

    Liev Schreiber, Jay Baruchel

    Released2011

    Directed byMichael Dowse

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    The Mighty Ducks
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    The Mighty Ducks

    Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland

    Released1992

    Directed byStephen Herek

    Released: 1992
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    Youngblood
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    Youngblood

    Keanu Reeves, Rob Lowe

    Released1986

    Directed byPeter Markle

    Released: 1986
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    Maurice Richard
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    Maurice Richard

    Vincent Lecavalier, Sean Avery

    Released2005

    Directed byCharles Binamé

    Released: 2005
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    D2: The Mighty Ducks
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    D2: The Mighty Ducks

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky

    Released1994

    Directed bySam Weisman

    Released: 1994
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    Red Army
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    Red Army

    Mark Deakins, Ken Kurtis

    Released2014

    Directed byGabe Polsky

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    D3: The Mighty Ducks
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    D3: The Mighty Ducks

    Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez

    Released1996

    Directed byRon Lieberman

    Released: 1996
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    Les Boys
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    Les Boys

    Patrick Huard, Rémy Girard

    Released1997

    Directed byLouis Saïa

    Released: 1997
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    Net Worth
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    Net Worth

    Scott Speedman, Al Waxman

    Released1995

    Directed byJerry Ciccoritti

    Released: 1995
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    Sudden Death
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    Sudden Death

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Markus Näslund

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Hyams

    Released: 1995
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    Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice
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    Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice

    Gary Busey, Chris Chelios

    Released2002

    Directed bySteve Boyum

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    Bon Cop, Bad Cop
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    Bon Cop, Bad Cop

    Colm Feore, Rick Mercer

    Released2006

    Directed byEric Canuel

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

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    H-E Double Hockey Sticks
    5
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    H-E Double Hockey Sticks

    Gabrielle Union, Rhea Perlman

    Released1999

    Directed byRandall Miller

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    Tooth Fairy
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    Tooth Fairy

    Dwayne Johnson, Billy Crystal

    Released2010

    Directed byMichael Lembeck

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    Idol of the Crowds
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    Idol of the Crowds

    John Wayne, Sheila Bromley

    Released1937

    Directed byArthur Lubin

    Released: 1937
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    Les Boys III
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    Les Boys II
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    Legenda No. 17
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    Legenda No. 17

    Danila Kozlovsky, Daniel Olbrychski

    Released2013

    Directed byNikolai Lebedev

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    Go Figure
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    Go Figure

    Jordan Hinson, Jake Abel

    Released2005

    Directed byFrancine McDougall

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