Top 10 Winter Sports Movies
- Updated: December 3, 2015
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Winter sports are sports played in the winter season, from team to individual sports including skiing, ice skating, sledding, ice hockey, snowboarding, bandy, etc with special gears and paraphernalia. Individuals and families also go out a lot in this season to participate in or watch their favorite winter sports activities.
With heavy winter, weather forecasts on the horizon, predicting heavy winter this season, winter sports lovers are likely to miss outdoor sports activities as well as endure disruptions of network covered winter sports.
Should you get stuck, we have got you covered; you won’t have to snug up in the sheets all day not being able to enjoy your favorite winter sports outdoors and on TV. Far better than watching the Winter Olympics with epic fails and ordinary actions, we bring to you highlights of top 10 winter sports movies to watch at home this season.
Draw your seats near the fireplace, sit back, plug ‘n’ play and enjoy the classic and award winning all-time top 10 winter sports movies highlighted below. Watch some of these movies and many more today with Verizon FiOS!
10. Miracle (2004)
“Do you believe in Miracles? Yes!” Miracle is an irresistible sports film based on the exploits of the United States’ men’s hockey team against Russia at the 1980 Winter Olympics. Spoiler alert! The US team went on to win gold at the competition against all odds over a highly favored Soviet team, at the time when the Soviet Union was both politically and athletically aggressive. The competition to the last moments has been dubbed Miracle on Ice.
9. Ski Patrol (1990)
A Ski Patrol is not out of place, but a police academy at a ski resort is a weird idea. Starring, Steven Guttenberg, the film is an awesome super comedy film of a police academy on a resort, to train cadets in various activities. Its main sporting actions include skiing and snowboarding. If you have watched other police films, this is a must watch guaranteed to cop you out of your seat. It is available in four series for maximum pleasure.
8. Cool Runnings (1993)
Cool Runnings is a comedy sports film inspired by a Jamaican’s bobsled team struggles to reach the Winter Olympics starring John Candy, Leon and others directed by Jon Turteltaub. The film is about the real life challenges faced by the Jamaican team that competed in the Calgary games in 1988. Having trained in a bath tub, ice cream freezers as well as pushing a Volkswagen, the team would have to learn how to bobsled against fears that they would tear up the ice.
7. Goon (2011)
Goon is a slapstick comedy sports film of a misfit ice hockey team semi-hockey glory, starring Sean William Scott. The team’s morale has been at an all time low, yet with Scott’s character as “The Thug” ready to beat everything that stands in his way, every team member must rise up to the challenge ahead for the team’s glory.
6. D2: The Mighty Ducks (1993)
Yes, “the puck stops here”. D2 is the second version of the film: The Mighty Ducks (1992). It’s a follow-up of the kid ice hockey team comedy film starring Emilio Estevez and Peter Bishop. If you watched the first release, this is a must watch for you to cap off the excitement from where you stopped.
5. The Cutting Edge (1992)
The Cutting Egde is a romantic comedy film directed by Paul Michael and written by Tony Gilroy. After years of being a spoilt kid, talented figure skater, Kate Moseley, representing the US competes at the 1988 Winter Olympics but she lost her cool and had to be dropped by her coach. With another shot at it and her perfectionist attitude driving away other teammates, her coach has to find an unlikely partner for her- a long lost lovebird and ice hockey player, she met at the previous tournament.
4. Sudden Death (1995)
Missing the action? Sudden death is an American sports action film featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Powers Boothe, directed by Peter Hyams. Van Damme’s (Darren) kids lives are not only on the line but also that of the US Vice-President and thousands of spectators from calamity by a timed bomb wired into the stadium by a terrorist. Darren must find a way to stop the terrorist attack to save his children and a lot of people. Did his act of sending the game overtime solved the problem? Find out by watching this Die Hard hockey film.
3. Ice Princess (2005)
Ice princess is a sports film, which typifies the hard choices teenagers had to make about sports in their adolescent age. Cassey, a young figure skater considered as an amateur on the ice is torn between standing by her decision to progress in her career at the expense of a befitting education in Harvard, against her mom’s wish. Not sure, which part to tread, Cassey soon found an unlikely ally in her team’s captain mom, who was trying to make up for her past on the paths to glory.
2. Out Cold (2001)
Not ready to face the spread of globalization, a group of community dwellers sit out cold to stop an evil developer from usurping their mountain using shenanigan tactics and snowboarding skills. The film is an almost identical of Ski Resort, starring One of the London Brothers, Lee Majors, Victoria Silvstedt.
1. The Mighty Ducks (1992)
Maybe not something you see often but out of the blues, you are going to laugh this out. The Mighty Ducks is an America sports drama series made by Disney in 1992. Emilio Estevez, a carefree, young lawyer got arrested for drink-driving and was sentenced to a community service to coach a kid’s hockey team. Though, with a background in the sports, this sentence is to his dismay. Yet, he must bring the team to competitive perfection and overcome his childhood trauma. This film is a must watch and has often been tagged as the most inspiring sports film of all time