Sports movies are exciting, and ice skating has been at the heart of some good films. With the latest entry of Margot Robbie’s Oscar-nominated ‘I, Tonya’, this genre has once again been brought into the spotlight. And also, it has highlighted the fact that although ‘ice skating’ is the general term, there is actually a difference between figure skating and ice dancing. Watching the performers undertaking seemingly impossible moves, and that too on the ice, with masterful grace is like admiring a fine piece of art. If you too are taken by it, here is the list of top figure skating films that you must watch. If you are lucky you might be able to find a couple of these best ice skating movies on Netflix.
11. Ice Castles (1978)
Alexis Winston wants to be a world-class figure skater. When she is discovered by an elite coach who wants her to build further upon her innate talent, she swiftly rises up the ranks. But, the fame and popularity make her arrogant and she drifts away from her family and leaves her long-time boyfriend for an older TV broadcaster. A unfateful accident results in a blockage in her brain that renders her partially blind. As the world blurs around her(!), she is helped by her family and her old love to go back to the world of skating.
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10. The Cutting Edge (1992)
After she loses a gold medal at the Olympics, figure skater Kate Moseley is obsessed with finding a perfect partner for the next Olympics. Also, she is a rich spoilt brat and makes it impossible for others to work with her. Her coach finds Anton, an ex-Olympic grade hockey player. While Kate throws her shenanigans, Anton has his own arrogance to tend to! And while this makes it difficult for the coach, it actually makes them a perfect couple, in and out of the rink, as they compete for the gold.