17 Winter Sports Movies To Watch Instead Of The Winter Olympics

Say snow to Sochi, yes to Disney. Seriously. Disney makes a lot of winter sports films. A lot. Seriously. Guys.

2. Miracle (2004)

Disney

Plot: Based on the true story of “the greatest moment in sports history” (as long as you’re American), this follows the USA Men’s Ice Hockey team as they face the Russians at the 1980 Olympics. They win. Spoiler.
Starring: Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Noah Emmerich, that one guy from friends.
Winter Sports: Ice Hockey.

3. Blades of Glory (2007)

Paramount

Plot: Two disgraced former figure skating champions find a loophole that allows them to compete again… as a team.
Starring: Will Ferrell, Napoleon Dynamite, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler
Winter Sport: Figure Skating

4. The Mighty Ducks (1992)

Disney

Plot: An uptight lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a community ice hockey team.
Starring: Emilio Estevez, Pacey
Winter Sports: Ice Hockey

5. Ski Patrol (1990)

Epic Productions

Plot: Police Academy at a ski resort. Silly fun.
Starring: George Lopez, also other people
Winter Sports: Skiing, snowboarding

6. Mystery, Alaska (1999)

Hollywood Pictures

Plot: A small town is thrown into chaos when the New York Rangers decide to stage an exhibition game against the local team.
Starring: Russell Crowe, Hank Azaria, Mary McCormack
Winter Sport: Ice Hockey

7. Downhill Racer (1969)

Paramount

Plot: A cocky skier makes the U.S. team, and finds himself at odds with the coach.
Starring: Robert Redford, Gene Hackman
Winter Sports: Downhill Skiing

8. Cool Runnings (1993)

Disney

Plot: Based on the true story of a Jamaican bobsled team trying to make it to the Winter Olympics.
Starring: John Candy, Leon
Winter Sports: Bobsled

9. Goon (2011)

Magnet Releasing

Plot: Cast out by his brainy family, a bouncer with a heart of gold leads a failing hockey team to semi-pro glory… with his fists.
Starring: Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill
Winter Sports: Ice Hockey

10. Better Off Dead (1985)

Paramount

Plot: Freshly dumped Lane Meyer comes up against homicidal paper boys, suicidal thoughts, and the captain of the school ski team as he prepares for the downhill race of his young life.
Starring: John Cusack
Winter Sports: Downhill Skiing. Sort of.

11. D2: The Mighty Ducks (1993)

Disney

Plot: Woo woo woo, Kenny Wu.
Starring: Emilio Estevez, Peter Bishop
Winter Sports: Ice Hockey

12. The Cutting Edge (1992)

MGM

Plot: A temperamental figure skater and an injured former ice hockey player who both blew their shot at Olympic gold in 1988, team up for a final shot at glory in 1992.
Starring: D.B. Sweeney, Moira Kelly
Winter Sports: Figure Skating

13. Youngblood (1986)

United Artists

Plot: A promising young hockey player with NHL dreams must prove he has the fight to go with his talent as he works to make a name for himself in the Canadian minors.
Starring: Rob Lowe, Cynthia Gibb, Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves (with the worst French-Canadian accent ever)
Winter Sports: Ice Hockey

14. Men With Brooms (2002)

Artisan Entertainment

Plot: A Canadian curling team try to win a championship to honor their late coach.
Starring: Paul Gross, guys Paul Freaking Gross, GUYS PAUL GROSS FROM DUE SOUTH, Molly Parker, Leslie Nielsen
Winter Sports: Curling

15. Slap Shot (1977)

Universal Pictures

Plot: A failing team finds success by being violent on the ice
Starring: Paul Newman
Winter Sports: Ice Hockey

16. Ice Princess (2005)

Disney

Plot: A young figure skater works toward championship glory, while dealing with the perils of adolescence.
Starring: Michelle Trachtenberg, Kim Cattrall, Hayden Panetierre, Joan Cusack
Winter Sports: Figure skating

17. Out Cold (2001)

Buena Vista Pictures

Plot: Almost the exact plot of Ski Patrol - a bunch of no-hopers save their mountain from an evil developer via shenanigans.
Starring: One of the London brothers, either Jason or Jeremy - no-one knows which - Zach Galifianakis, Lee Majors, Victoria Silvstedt
Winter Sports: Snowboarding

18. Sudden Death (1995)

Universal Pictures

Plot: Basically it’s Die Hard at a hockey game, with more roundhouses to the face
Starring: Jean Claude Van Damme, Super Powers Boothe
Winter Sports: Ostensibly Ice Hockey, but really it’s roundhouses to the face

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