The best films about hockey and hockey players

Hockey is a difficult sport that only real men are known to play. We present to your attention the 10 best films about hockey, among which every viewer will find a suitable movie for themselves.

Ice Kings (2012)

A wonderful Canadian children’s film about hockey tells about the schoolboy Jeannot. The hero is going through a difficult period: he recently lost his mother, and now he has to move to another city with his father. At the new place, Jeannot meets a girl, Julie, who plays hockey.

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Julie convinces Jeannot to also try his hand at the ice. The boy is quickly becoming a leading player in this sport among his peers, but he has yet to defend his place in the team and compete for the championship title.

Original title:
Les Pee-Wee 3D: L’hiver qui a changé ma vie

Cast:
Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Rémi Goulet, Alice Morel-Michod

Country:
Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 6.5

Age limit:
6+

Alaska Mystery (1999)

A sports film about hockey players from the small town of Mystery, Alaska. The guys are conditionally divided into two teams and every Saturday they selflessly play on the ice of a frozen pond to the delight of the rest of the townspeople. One day, an article is published about them in a sports publication, and it is read by Charles Danner, who used to live in this town.

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A man arranges a friendly match between outback talent and one of the best professional hockey teams. However, for the implementation of this plan, all participants will have to face difficulties.

Original title:
Mystery, Alaska

Cast:
Russell Crowe, Hank Azaria, Mary McCormack

Country:
Canada, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.7

Age limit:
16+

Tooth Fairy (2010)

A great family movie to brighten up the evening. Brash hockey player Derek Thompson is known for his unsportsmanlike behavior on the ice. The player is famous for the fact that during matches he often knocks out the teeth of his rivals, for which he receives the playful nickname “Tooth Fairy”. In real life, the hero does not believe in miracles, which greatly upsets the children of his beloved.

Meanwhile, real tooth fairies, upset by this behavior of Derek, decide to punish him. They turn the hockey player… into their colleague. Now Derek has to work as a fairy, reconsider his life and make contact with the kids.

Original title:
Tooth Fairy

Starring :
Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, Stephen Merchant

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 5.0

Age limit:
12+

Miracle (2004)

The list of the best American films about hockey continues with a historical picture about the preparation of the US team for the performance at the 1980 Olympics. The sports film tells about coach Herb Brooks and his unconventional approach to preparing a team.

After his appointment as head coach of the national team, the mentor looks through the hockey players among the student “stars” and selects the 26 best players. Now they have to rally to achieve global success, but the time before the Olympic Games is only a few months.

Original title:
Miracle

Cast:
Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Noah Emmerich

Country:
Canada, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 7.5

Age limit:
12+

Bouncer (2011)

Based on a hilarious autobiographical story by Doug Smith, the film is about a simple-minded guy named Doug Glatt. The hero works as a bouncer in the club, but his talents suddenly find another use: during the next fight, the guy is noticed by the hockey coach.

Now Doug’s main duty is to protect the key players of the team and participate in brawls on the ice with hockey players from other teams. The hero quickly becomes the best in his field, but for him there is a worthy opponent.

Original title:
Goon

Cast:
Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Liev Schreiber

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.8

Age limit:
18+

Gold (2018)

This picture is also about hockey, but not on ice, but on grass. Perhaps this is the best film about hockey in 2018, which is based on the history of the Indian national team in this sport.

Tapan Das aims to play field hockey for a free India that has just gained independence from Britain. He coaches a rookie team to adequately represent his country at the 1948 Olympics.

Original Title :
Gold

Cast:
Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor

Country:
India

Rating:
IMDb – 7.4

Age Rating :
12+

Puck, Puck (2000)

Another comedy film tells about the chimpanzee Jack, who fell in love with playing hockey. After a failed experiment, a medical lab guard helps monkey Jack escape.

Now the chimpanzee gets to Stephen – the hockey player of the Nuggets team, which always loses. One day, Jack also goes on the ice and surprises the whole team with his sports talents! The monkey becomes a good player, but soon people from the medical laboratory come after him …

Original title:
MVP: Most Valuable Primate

Cast:
Bernie, Louis, Mack, Russell Ferrier, Lomax Studi, Kevin Zegers

Country:
Canada, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 3.9

Age limit:
0+

Maurice Richard (2005)

The list of the best films about hockey would not be complete without this biopic. Maurice Richard is one of the best Canadian hockey players, who was the first in history to score 50 goals against opponents in one season.

The guy was born into a poor family and did not even think about big sports, but he enjoyed chasing the puck with friends. The fateful meeting determined the future of the famous player. What Maurice had to go through to earn the recognition of professionals, and how his fate turned out, can be found in this amazing biopic.

Original title:
Maurice Richard

Cast:
Roy Dupuis, Stephen McHattie, Julie LeBreton

Country:
Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 7.7

Age limit:
16+

Pride (2004)

This Japanese drama series revolves around the Blue Scorpions and their captain, Satonaka Haru. The guy idolizes trainer Anzai, but the mentor dies.

A new coach comes to the team who doesn’t like Anzai’s methods. Satonaka Haru falls in love with Murase’s girlfriend Aki, but she is not free. Haru has to come up with an original way to meet the girl he likes.

Original title:
Puraido

Cast:
Takuya Kimura, Koichi Sato, Yuko Takeuchi

Country:
Japan

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 8.1

Age limit:
16+

Bad boy (2007)

The top 10 best hockey films are completed by the melodramatic story of a sports commentator, and in the past a good hockey player, Eric McNally. He lives quietly with his boyfriend Sam, until unexpected news hits them: Sam’s brother’s girlfriend has died, and his brother has disappeared without a trace.

Now the couple needs to take the son of Sam’s relatives, the teenager Scott, to their place. The boy stands out among his peers with his outrageous appearance and behavior, but demonstrates remarkable abilities in hockey.

Original title:
Breakfast with Scot

Cast:
Thomas Cavanagh, Ben Shenkman, Noah Burnett

Country:
Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.8

Age limit:
12+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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