Ram-30's Top 40 Hockey Movies

A list of my favourite films about the great game of hockey.
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1.
Cowards Bend the Knee (2003)
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It's time for hockey! There's no telling what will happen when the Winnipeg Maroons' own star player... (60 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
 
2.
Gross Misconduct: The Life of Brian Spencer (1993 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A look into the life of troubled former hockey player Brian Spencer, who got into problems both on the ice and off because of his temper... (120 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
3.
Paperback Hero (1973)
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A hockey player in a small town begins to lose his grip on reality, and starts to believe that he is a gunslinger in the Old West. (93 mins.)
Director: Peter Pearson
 
4.
Strange Brew (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it. (90 mins.)
 
5.
Net Worth (1995 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The story of the NHL's early years, focusing on the battle between the players, led by Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay, and the owners, over issues of benefits, pensions and the like. (120 mins.)
 
6.
Hounds of Notre Dame (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
It's the winter of 1940. Father Athol Murray - "Pere" to most that know him - is an opinionated, chain-smoking... (96 mins.)
Director: Zale Dalen
 
7.
Score: A Hockey Musical (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A teenage hockey player becomes a national sensation. (93 mins.)
Director: Michael McGowan
 
8.
The Rocket (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A story about Quebec's most famous hockey player, Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, focusing on the struggles of a French Canadian in the National Hockey League dominated by Anglophones. (124 mins.)
Director: Charles Binamé
 
9.
Chicks with Sticks (2004)
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The story takes the battle of the sexes into the hockey arena, as Paula Taymore - who almost once made the Olympic team... (86 mins.)
Director: Kari Skogland
 
10.
Canada Russia '72 (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
CANADA RUSSIA '72 is shot in a fluid documentary style that effectively captures all the immediacy of the '72 hockey summit's intrigues. (180 mins.)
Director: T.W. Peacocke
 
11.
The Sweater (1980 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A French Canadian boy endures the terrible shame when he receives the hockey sweater of the wrong team. (10 mins.)
Director: Sheldon Cohen
 
12.
Slap Shot (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A failing ice hockey team finds success using constant fighting and violence during games. (123 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
13.
The Rhino Brothers (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A story of a Canadian family and one son's journey to make it to play in a professional hockey league... (93 mins.)
Director: Dwayne Beaver
 
14.
Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story (2010 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Chronicles the life of Don Cherry, from playing minor league hockey to coaching the NHL's Boston Bruins.
 
15.
Legends of Hockey (1996 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Director: Derik Murray
 
16.
Les Boys (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Ever wanted to know what guys say when they get together? This light- hearted comedy explores the male world through an amateur hockey team... (107 mins.)
Director: Louis Saia
 
17.
Breakfast with Scot (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The hockey career of former Toronto Maple Leaf Eric McNally, who was known as a tough enforcer, came to an end with a shoulder injury... (90 mins.)
Director: Laurie Lynd
 
18.
Hockey Night (1984 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A female goalie player faces prejudiced opposition when she joins a boys team. (74 mins.)
Director: Paul Shapiro
 
19.
Mystery, Alaska (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
This comedy is about the residents of a small town who get over-excited when their hockey team gets chosen to host a televised event (119 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
 
20.
Youngblood (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured... (110 mins.)
Director: Peter Markle
 
21.
Winter Comes Early (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Love story involving a Canadian professional hockey player (Billy Duke) and a hippie folk singer (Sherry Nelson)... (112 mins.)
Director: George McCowan
 
22.
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A self-centered lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team. (100 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
23.
Miracle (2004)
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Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad. (135 mins.)
Director: Gavin O'Connor
 
24.
The Boy Who Drank Too Much (1980 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Scott Baio plays a high school hockey player. He is well liked and well respected among his coach and teammates... (99 mins.)
 
25.
White Lightning (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The Red Devils, a professional ice hockey team, owned by Jack Monohan (Steve Brodie), is in the midst of a long losing streak... (61 mins.)
Director: Edward Bernds
 
26.
Sticks and Stones (2008 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The Boxers from Brockton, MA and the Canadiens from Fredericton, NB are two teams at a 2003 Montréal junior hockey tournament... (91 mins.)
Director: George Mihalka
 
27.
The Last Season (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Presented as a TV news investigation report, it follows some episodes of a pro hockey player, Felix Batterinsky... (145 mins.)
Director: Allan King
 
28.
Ice Angel (2000 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A popular hockey player and an ice skater die on the same day. The soul of the skater goes to heaven but the hockey player is reborn in the body of the ice skater.
 
29.
The Deadliest Season (1977 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Gerry Miller, a professional hockey player, gives in to internal and outside pressures and adopts a more aggressive style on the ice... (98 mins.)
 
30.
The Cutting Edge (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
At the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary, we see Doug Dorsey battered in a vicious hockey game against West Germany... (101 mins.)
Director: Paul M. Glaser
 
31.
The Game That Kills (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Tom Ferguson, star left wing of the Indians hockey team, is killed during a game in an "accident" with Dick Adams and Bill Drake... (55 mins.)
 
32.
Goon (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Dowse
 
33.
Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story (2005 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Based on the Book: Written by Walter Gretzky recounting his recovery from a stroke which left him without any memory of his son Wayne. (90 mins.)
Director: Dean Bennett
 
34.
Power Play (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
(60 mins.)
Director: Rocky Lane
 
35.
No Sleep 'til Madison (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
30-year-old Owen Fenby loves his girlfriend. But he loves high school hockey more. Or does he? One by one... (85 mins.)
 
36.
Gay Blades (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
New York hockey player Andy Buell is approached by Hollywood talent scout Nancy Davis to play the hunk lead in "The Behemoth" but he would prefer she quit her job and become his wife. (67 mins.)
Director: George Blair
 
37.
Sudden Death (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A former fireman takes on a group of terrorists holding the Vice President and others hostage during the seventh game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals. (111 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
 
38.
I See Ice (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
George plays an aspiring news photographer that gets pictures by way of a spy camera in his bow tie... (84 mins.)
Director: Anthony Kimmins
 
39.
South of Wawa (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Lizette, Carol and Cheryl-Ann work as waitresses in Joe's donut shop located in the small town of Stayner... (91 mins.)
Director: Robert Boyd
 
40.
Puck Hogs (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Puck Hogs follows a men's recreational hockey team, The Puck Hogs, through a brutally hilarious weekend tournament... (90 mins.)