The NHL regular season was supposed to cap off for the playoffs in early April, but was paused because of COVID-19. Here are a few movies to sub in while hockey is still on hold.
The granddaddy of all hockey movies is still one of the screen’s most iconic comedies as Paul Newman teams up again with director George Roy Hill, who nabbed plenty of Oscar wins and nominations between The Sting and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Here, Newman plays dirty to help his team elbow, slash and pummel its way to greatness.
The only Brat Pack film about hockey stars Rob Lowe and Patrick Swayze in this coming of age story about a prospective college player who finds himself, and true love, playing for a Canadian team.
We can’t even count how many kid’s hockey teams were formed thanks to this 1992 family comedy with Emilio Estevez, which even inspired the name of the real-life Anaheim NHL team, the Anaheim Ducks.
Here’s a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup of a hockey movie since it’s swirled up with figure skating, too. A major cult hit on home video, this romantic comedy is the perfect date movie for hockey fans.
You could argue that Adam Sandler's smash-hit golf movie, Happy Gilmore, is actually a hockey story. Fed up with the life of a wannabe pro hockey player, Happy converts his overly-powerful slap shot to the golf course in order to raise enough money to save his grandmother's home from being foreclosed.
If you ever wanted to see Jean-Claude Van Damme locked in life or death battle with a penguin hockey mascot, have we got the movie for you. It’s basically Die Hard on ice, but for action movie fans, this is the hockey movie to beat.
A major smash hit in Canada, The Boys is a snapshot of life in an amateur hockey league spawned five sequels and has now become a mythic film in the Great White North. It's essential viewing for hockey fans who like it pure as maple syrup.
A feel-good, smalltown comedy with a hockey twist—this charmer starring Russell Crowe is another underdog story about an amateur Alaskan hockey team chosen to play against the New York Rangers ... on national TV.
The most legendary underdog story in hockey history was dramatized in this inspiring 2004 film with Kurt Russell as coach Herb Brooks—who headed the U.S. Olympic hockey team in a face-off against the Soviets.
Hockey movies don’t come much wilder than this outrageously brutal (and brutally funny) comedy with Seann William Scott and Liev Schreiber about a bouncer who finds his true calling in life.
Young hockey-playing girls everywhere were thrilled when Pixar released this 2015 Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature about the emotions going on in a preteen’s head after her family relocates to San Francisco, but she still sticks to her favorite sport. Inside Out was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay that year.