My 11-year-old Pee Wee hockey player has watched every hockey movie out there.
He’s seen all the Mighty Ducks movies. He loved Miracle, the film about the 1980 U.S. men’s hockey team. We’ve watched Mystery, Alaska, about a team in Alaska that has to play the New York Rangers in a publicity stunt that takes over the town. Dwayne Johnson’s The Tooth Fairy is a good family hockey tale. And the film we’ve probably watched most in our home is MVP: Most Valuable Primate, the beloved tale about a chimpanzee who joins a hockey team. We watched the DVD so many times when my son was a little guy that it stopped working and we had to buy a second copy.
We were searching for a new hockey movie to watch this weekend. There was zero chance I was going to get him to watch The Cutting Edge – the story about a hockey player who becomes a pairs figure skater. We started watching Il était une fois les Boys (When We Were Boys), a French movie with English subtitles about a group of pals in 1967 who play hockey together. It’s like the hockey version of Stand By Me; It’s heavy at times, but it’s an honest look at what kids’ lives are like once they leave the ice.
We rented the movie (with English subtitles) on iTunes.
What are some other great hockey movies? Shoot me an email or text us at 107107 – Sarah