There are many sports movies out there, but I enjoy hockey movies way more. Growing up I watched hockey movies and wanted to play hockey. Hockey movies practically got me into hockey. So you can say i’m a huge hockey movie fan. I’m going to list the top hockey movies that I believe are the best. Even though there are a lot of hockey movies, I’m going to list my top 5.
This movie was hysterical. It’s about a bouncer who becomes a fighter in a semi-pro hockey league. He goes to a local amateur hockey game with one of his friends, who is has his own hockey talk show. He ends up fighting one of the hockey players and beats him up. Its caught on camera and teams start calling him an asking him to be part of their team. He’s never played hockey before so he can’t skate, but he sure can whoop some a**.
4.) Mystery Alaska
This is also another funny flick, with some good one-liners. The movie is about a town in Alaska, where their amateur hockey team accepts a challenge to play against the New York Rangers. The town is pretty much in distraught and don’t like each other. So they have to put their problems to the side and get along because the event will be nationally televised.
3.) Slapshot 1
This is definite knee slapper. This, in my opinion, is one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen. The movie is about a team who has a very poor reputation and very poor attendance rate. The team raises money by doing cheesy public activities, like modeling, as seen in the movie. If the mill in their town shuts down, then the team will fold. The main character knows the team is going to fail and that it could be his final hockey season. So, he tries to get his team more interested in the game so the team can get sold. He wants to keep the “goon” part of hockey in their team and entertain fans as much as they can. They recruit the “Hanson Brothers” who just cause chaos every game. A must see flick, even if you don’t like hockey.
Definitely a classic movie. This movies about the 1980 Olympic hockey game between USA vs Russia. This is considered one of the greatest upsets in sports history. This movie shows how everything led up to the big game and how harsh the coach of USA was on his players, but it definitely showed results. Miracle and my number one movie are a tie for first.
1.) The Mighty Ducks
These are the movies that got me into hockey. The movie is about a hot shot lawyer, who is haunted by his game winning shootout goal that he didn’t score in the championship and they lost. After being arrested for drunk driving, the court orders him to coach a peewee team, who needs major major improvements. He accepts the job and takes the team to the championship. In the championship game, he has to coach against his old coach, who he played for when he lost the game.