Sport movies are fun to watch. The action of the game, the adrenaline pumped-up characters, a loser coach turned player and of course, the trademark miraculous comeback in the climax by an underdog team we all root for. Hockey is no different. These movies might not always be well crafted classics, or achieve cult status. Most of them are made with one, and one purpose only, entertainment. But that does not make them bad movies. According to me, any movie that serves it’s purpose is not a bad movie, and I’ll stress on this point, several times over the course of this article. If you’re looking for epic sport classics like a ‘Rush’ or a ‘Moneyball’, I don’t recommend you to read on. But if you want some popcorn, sometimes over-the-top hockey action, this one’s for you. Here is the list top hockey movies ever. You can watch some of these best hockey movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
8. Youngblood (1986)
The film is well cast, and acted, there is a story, and the game of hockey is made clear even to those who are not fans. Some of the photography is way above the standard for an 80’s film, for example the scene of puck shooting exercises by “Youngblood”. Rob Lowe is a charming young guy. Gibb is winsome. Swayze plays a good older mentor like he does in Dirty Dancing. Keanu Reeves gets a small role early in his career. It has a couple of memorable scenes like the hazing. It’s not particularly outstanding but it does the job.
7. The Mighty Ducks (1992)
‘The Mighty Ducks’ is an uplifting story about competing, succeeding, losing, and loving the game of hockey. It is the not-so-original story about a coach and his team. I am not going to say this is an amazing movie, because really it is nothing all that special. No great directing, no great acting. The script is completely by the book and predictable all the way. But the intent was never to make a masterpiece or an award-winner. It is just a fun movie for kids, adults who like to blow their stream off and most of all, hockey lovers. The reason why it makes this list is that it achieves all its aforementioned objectives, no questions asked.