Ram-30's Top 40 Hockey Movies

by ram-30 | created - 07 Mar 2011 | updated - 23 Jun 2013 | Public

A list of my favourite films about the great game of hockey.

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1. Cowards Bend the Knee (2003)

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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82 Metascore

It's time for hockey! There's no telling what will happen when the Winnipeg Maroons' own star player Guy becomes embroiled in the twisted lives of Meta, a vengeful Chinoise, and her ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Darcy Fehr, Melissa Dionisio, Amy Stewart, Tara Birtwhistle

Votes: 1,147 | Gross: $0.02M

2. Gross Misconduct: The Life of Brian Spencer (1993 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Drama, Sport

4.8
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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. The film also has a close focus on Spencer's father... See full summary »

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Daniel Kash, Peter MacNeill, Linda Goranson, Doug Hughes

Votes: 241

3. Paperback Hero (1973)

R | 93 min | Drama, Sport

6.0
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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.

Director: Peter Pearson | Stars: Keir Dullea, Elizabeth Ashley, John Beck, Dayle Haddon

Votes: 163

4. Strange Brew (1983)

PG | 90 min | Comedy

6.8
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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.

Directors: Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas | Stars: Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Max von Sydow, Paul Dooley

Votes: 13,828

5. Net Worth (1995 TV Movie)

Unrated | 120 min | Drama, Sport

7.3
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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.

Director: Jerry Ciccoritti | Stars: Aidan Devine, Kevin Conway, Robin Gammell, Carl Marotte

Votes: 191

6. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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It's the winter of 1940. Father Athol Murray - "Pere" to most that know him - is an opinionated, chain-smoking, hard drinking parish priest at Notre Dame College in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. ... See full summary »

Director: Zale Dalen | Stars: Thomas Peacocke, Frances Hyland, Barry Morse, David Ferry

Votes: 27

7. Score: A Hockey Musical (2010)

93 min | Musical

4.5
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A teenage hockey player becomes a national sensation.

Director: Michael McGowan | Stars: John McDermott, Noah Reid, Hawksley Workman, Dave Bidini

Votes: 591

8. Maurice Richard (2005)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.7
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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.

Director: Charles Binamé | Stars: Roy Dupuis, Stephen McHattie, Julie LeBreton, Philip Craig

Votes: 4,615

9. Chicks with Sticks (2004)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.1
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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 - finds herself drawn into a challenge match against an irritating ... See full summary »

Director: Kari Skogland | Stars: Jessalyn Gilsig, Peter Outerbridge, Juliette Marquis, Michie Mee

Votes: 339

10. Canada Russia '72 (2006– )

2 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.7
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CANADA RUSSIA '72 is shot in a fluid documentary style that effectively captures all the immediacy of the '72 hockey summit's intrigues.

Stars: Mark A. Owen, Sonia Laplante, David Berni, Gabriel Hogan

Votes: 298

11. The Sweater (1980)

10 min | Animation, Short, Biography

7.0
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A French Canadian boy endures the terrible shame when he receives the hockey sweater of the wrong team.

Director: Sheldon Cohen | Stars: Roch Carrier, Jean-Guy Moreau

Votes: 673

12. Slap Shot (1977)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.4
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61 Metascore

A failing ice hockey team finds success using constant fighting and violence during games.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean, Strother Martin, Jennifer Warren

Votes: 30,547 | Gross: $28.00M

13. The Rhino Brothers (2001)

93 min | Drama, Sport

6.1
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A story of a Canadian family and one son's journey to make it to play in a professional hockey league. Supported and hindered by his immediate family, Stephan Kanachowski experiences a ... See full summary »

Director: Dwayne Beaver | Stars: Gabrielle Rose, Curtis Bechdholt, Deanna Milligan, William MacDonald

Votes: 146

14. Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story (2010– )

Biography, Drama, Sport

7.7
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Chronicles the life of Don Cherry, from playing minor league hockey to coaching the NHL's Boston Bruins.

Stars: Jared Keeso, Sarah Manninen, Aidan Devine, Gord James

Votes: 261

15. Legends of Hockey (1996 TV Movie)

Documentary, Family, Sport

9.0
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Director: Derik Murray | Stars: Dan Bain, Hobey Baker, Frank Fredrickson, J. Ambrose O'Brien

Votes: 54

16. Les Boys (1997)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.6
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Ever wanted to know what guys say when they get together? This light- hearted comedy explores the male world through an amateur hockey team. Every male stereotype is analyzed, comically of ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Saia | Stars: Marc Messier, Rémy Girard, Patrick Huard, Serge Thériault

Votes: 1,850 | Gross: $4.60M

17. Breakfast with Scot (2007)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
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51 Metascore

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. He is now a sportscaster. Except to his assistant Nula... See full summary »

Director: Laurie Lynd | Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Ben Shenkman, Noah Bernett, Benz Antoine

Votes: 2,680 | Gross: $0.05M

18. Hockey Night (1984 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama, Sport

7.1
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A female goalie player faces prejudiced opposition when she joins a boys hockey team in Parry Sound, Ontario.

Director: Paul Shapiro | Stars: Megan Follows, Rick Moranis, Gail Youngs, Henry Ramer

Votes: 275

19. Mystery, Alaska (1999)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.7
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49 Metascore

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

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Russell Crowe, Burt Reynolds, Hank Azaria, Mary McCormack

Votes: 23,371 | Gross: $8.89M

20. Youngblood (1986)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.1
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A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Rob Lowe, Cynthia Gibb, Patrick Swayze, Ed Lauter

Votes: 10,602 | Gross: $15.45M

21. Winter Comes Early (1971)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.8
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Love story involving a Canadian professional hockey player (Billy Duke) and a hippie folk singer (Sherry Nelson). Their union is tumultuous, as both try to come to terms with their ... See full summary »

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Bruce Armstrong, Eric Cryderman, Don Allen, Kay Hawtrey

Votes: 190

22. The Mighty Ducks (1992)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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46 Metascore

A self-centered Minnesota lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith, Heidi Kling

Votes: 49,274 | Gross: $50.75M

23. Miracle (2004)

PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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68 Metascore

Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Nathan West, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 40,257 | Gross: $64.38M

24. The Boy Who Drank Too Much (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Family, Sport

7.0
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A popular high school hockey player hides that fact that he is an alcoholic.

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Scott Baio, Lance Kerwin, Ed Lauter, Mariclare Costello

Votes: 102

25. White Lightning (1953)

Approved | 61 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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The Red Devils, a professional ice hockey team, owned by Jack Monohan (Steve Brodie), is in the midst of a long losing streak, due to bribes being accepted from gamblers by the star player.... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Stanley Clements, Barbara Bestar, Steve Brodie, Gloria Blondell

Votes: 15

26. Sticks and Stones (2008 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Family

7.0
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The Boxers from Brockton, MA and the Canadiens from Fredericton, NB are two teams at a 2003 Montréal junior hockey tournament. The Boxers almost didn't attend because of the rising global ... See full summary »

Director: George Mihalka | Stars: David Sutcliffe, Alexander De Jordy, Daniel Magder, John Robinson

Votes: 141

27. The Last Season (1986)

145 min | Drama, Sport

5.5
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Presented as a TV news investigation report, it follows some episodes of a pro hockey player, Felix Batterinsky, from his troubled teen years as a junior hockey leaguer in rural Ontario, to... See full summary »

Director: Allan King | Stars: Annette Arlander, George Belskey, Rummy Bishop, George Buza

Votes: 17

28. Ice Angel (2000 TV Movie)

TV-G | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.7
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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.

Director: George Erschbamer | Stars: Nicholle Tom, Tara Lipinski, Nancy Kerrigan, Gwynyth Walsh

Votes: 460

29. The Deadliest Season (1977 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama, Sport

6.2
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Gerry Miller, a professional hockey player, gives in to internal and outside pressures and adopts a more aggressive style on the ice. During one particularly violent game a player on an ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Kevin Conway, Meryl Streep, Sully Boyar

Votes: 170

30. The Cutting Edge (1992)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.9
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A temperamental figure skater and a former hockey player try to win Olympic gold as a figure skating pairs team.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Moira Kelly, Roy Dotrice, Terry O'Quinn

Votes: 16,520 | Gross: $25.11M

31. The Game That Kills (1937)

Approved | 55 min | Mystery, Romance, Sport

6.4
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Tom Ferguson, star left wing of the Indians hockey team, is killed during a game in an "accident" with Dick Adams and Bill Drake, two of his own teammates. His brother, Alec Ferguson, is ... See full summary »

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Charles Quigley, Rita Hayworth, John Gallaudet, J. Farrell MacDonald

Votes: 25

32. Goon (2011)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Sport

6.8
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64 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Eugene Levy

Votes: 77,093 | Gross: $4.17M

33. Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story (2005 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.8
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Based on the Book: Written by Walter Gretzky recounting his recovery from a stroke which left him without any memory of his son Wayne.

Director: Dean Bennett | Stars: Tom McCamus, Victoria Snow, Tara Spencer-Nairn, Matthew Edison

Votes: 116

34. Power Play (1994)

Unrated | 60 min | Drama, Sport

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Director: Rocky Lane | Stars: Marietta DePrima, Ken Olandt, Hagan Beggs, Campbell Lane

Votes: 55

35. No Sleep 'til Madison (2002)

85 min | Comedy

7.1
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30-year-old Owen Fenby loves his girlfriend. But he loves high school hockey more. Or does he? One by one, his friends are deserting his annual pilgrimage to the Wisconsin State High School... See full summary »

Directors: David Fleer, Erik Moe, Peter Rudy | Stars: Jim Gaffigan, Ian Brennan, T.J. Jagodowski, Michael Gilio

Votes: 68

36. Gay Blades (1946)

67 min | Comedy

5.6
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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.

Director: George Blair | Stars: Allan Lane, Jean Rogers, Edward Ashley, Frank Albertson

Votes: 12

37. Sudden Death (1995)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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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.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Powers Boothe, Raymond J. Barry, Whittni Wright

Votes: 28,063 | Gross: $20.35M

38. I See Ice (1938)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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George plays an aspiring news photographer that gets pictures by way of a spy camera in his bow tie. Comic confusion and chases arise from his inadvertently taking blackmail-able snaps of ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Kimmins | Stars: George Formby, Kay Walsh, Betty Stockfeld, Cyril Ritchard

Votes: 95

39. South of Wawa (1991)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Lizette, Carol and Cheryl-Ann work as waitresses in Joe's donut shop located in the small town of Stayner, Ontario. While naive and perpetually smiling Cheryl-Ann, whose outwardly happy ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Boyd | Stars: Catherine Fitch, Rebecca Jenkins, Scott Renderer, Andrew Miller

Votes: 78

40. Puck Hogs (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Sport

3.9
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Puck Hogs follows a men's recreational hockey team, The Puck Hogs, through a brutally hilarious weekend tournament. In the tradition of the cult classic This is Spinal Tap, Puck Hogs is a ... See full summary »

Director: Warren P. Sonoda | Stars: Jim Annan, Jason Blicker, Liam Card, Joe Dinicol

Votes: 182