Mid-Week Pick Me Up: Winter Olympics Movies

The Winter Olympics have caused quite a stir in the media these past few weeks; everything from hotels without lobbies, singing Russians, double toilets, and child ice-skating prodigies have been discussed. However, we here at MoviefiedNYC, are much more interested in the stories of the athletes; the cliffhanging moment of their careers, the ups and downs, the triumphs and falls. Unfortunately, we don’t seem to have access to the athletes nor their stories so we’ll just have to settle for their fictional counterparts. Without further ado MoviefiedNYC presents: The Top 5 Winter Sports Movies.

Cool Runnings (1993)

“Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, its bobsled time!” These words are emblazoned on the hearts of all ’90s kids. The film tells the true story of the first Jamaican bobsled team competing in the Winter Olympics.

Blades of Glory (2007)

Will Ferrell and Jon Heder play two ice-skating rivals who must come together in order to compete in professional skating. The only way the can win, however, is to become the first all male pairs team and beat the creepy sibling duo of Amy Poehler and Will Arnett.

The Mighty Ducks (1992)

“Quack quack quack quack quack, quack, GO DUCKS!” Mighty Ducks is another ’90’s gem that has Emilio Estevez playing an uptight lawyer who must serve his community service sentence by coaching a group of young hockey players. Of course, this Disney movie turns his community service into a journey of self discovery, friendship, and duck noises.

Goon (2011)

Doug Glatt is a bouncer with no direction. After a lifetime of being the outcast of his intellectually superior family, Doug decides to pursue his calling in life: beating the crap out of people. He lands himself on a hockey team full of misfits, and the inevitable blood filled comedy ensues.

Miracle (2004)

Miracle tells the true story of the 1980 Olympics, where a group of amateur American hockey players defeated the seemingly unbeatable Russians. Lots of inspirational moments and unashamed patriotism. USA! USA! USA!

– Sinann Fetherston

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