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The three best movies about the Winter Olympics

By Admin User on March 1, 2022

The 2022 Winter Olympics are over. The medals have all been counted and the athletes have all gone home. Norway won the most medals, but Canada didn’t do too shabby either. Especially our women’s hockey team who took gold in a very impressive run.

With the event over, you may be looking to recapture some of the magic that watching the Olympics can provide. Luckily, Hollywood has made more than a few movies capturing some of the greatest stories from Winter Games past.

Cool Runnings

This 1993 comedy is the somewhat true story of the first Jamaican bobsled team. While the events of the Jamaican bobsled team in the actual 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary don’t line up exactly like how they do in the movie, it’s still a really funny and heartwarming look at the team.

Directed by Jon Turtletaub and starring Leon Robinson, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba, and John Candy. Cool Runnings was actually the last movie that John Candy starred in that was released in his lifetime.


The inspiring story of the 1980 United States men’s hockey team stopping Russia’s domination of Olympic men’s hockey. This movie looks at the lead-up and training of the 1980 hockey team as they work through their differences and head to the gold medal match against the Russians. The true events that inspired the movie have even been called the greatest sports moment of the 20th century — and this movie does them justice.

Miracle was directed by Gavin O’Connor and stars Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, and Noah Emmerich.

Eddie the Eagle

Another entry from the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics — Eddie the Eagle tells the biographical story of the real-life British ski-jumper Michael Edwards. Who was an amateur athlete who dreamed of attending the Olympic Games. Once he realized that Britain hadn’t fielded a Ski-Jumper in many years he dedicated his training towards that. This movie is a heartwarming look at how the world at large came to rally around him as an underdog athlete.

Eddie the Eagle was directed by Dexter Fletcher and stars Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton, Christopher Walken, Iris Berben, and Jim Broadbent.

If these movies have just made you even hungrier for more Winter Olympic action, the 2022 Paralympic Games will be running from March 4-13.



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