Winter Olympics on film

If the Winter Olympics aren’t completely satisfying your need for winter sports-watching, check out these movies about Olympic glory on ice and snow:

Cool Runnings (1993) – The inpsirational story of the long-shot Jamaican bobsled team, featuring John Candy.
Downhill Racer (1969) – Robert Redford stars as a skiier who joins the American Olympic team and spars with his coach (Gene Hackman).
Ice Castles (2010) – The remake of the classic about a young figure skater who battles hardship, starring Taylor Firth, a real-life figure skater.
Miracle (2004) – The true story of the 1980 U.S. hockey team that defeated the Soviet Union and went on to win gold in Lake Placid; Kurt Russell as coach Herb Brooks.

And for a non-inspirational, humorous Olympic film, there’s Blades of Glory, Will Ferrell’s spoof of pairs figure skating.


Great post! I'm finding the olympics more inspiring this year than I have in quite some time.

I love the, apparently hard-to-find, original Miracle on Ice movie, starring Karl Malden & Steve Guttenberg! A truly inspirational story.

Don't forget The Cutting Edge! Excellent Olympic fun. Unfortunately AADL doesn't appear to have a copy...

love olympics