The NHL kicked off the new hockey season over the weekend, and you know what that means: bone jarring hits, end-to-end action and the perfect excuse to rewatch your favorite hockey movies of all time.

Okay, so maybe there aren't quite as many great hockey movies as there are, say, great movies about baseball. And we also admit that for some reason, Hollywood doesn't always seem to get hockey, often using the great sport as a platform for unfunny comedies ('The Tooth Fairy,' anyone?) or lame romcoms. (Remember 'The Cutting Edge'? Yeah, we wish we could forget it too.)

But for every misfire like 'The Love Guru' there's a great hockey film hiding in your Blu-ray bin, just waiting to be rediscovered. In order to help you celebrate the beginning of the new NHL season in style, then, we've put together our list of the top hockey films of all time. So drop your gloves and grab your popcorn, because it's time to face off with Hollywood's best puck potboilers.
Sudden Death Movie Poster
Sudden Death
In Theaters on December 22, 1995

Ex-fireman Darren McCord (Jean-Claude Van Damme) has a new job working security at the Pittsburgh Civic... Read More

Mystery, Alaska Movie Poster
Mystery, Alaska
Based on 29 critics

A publicity stunt turns into the ultimate lopsided competition, when the world famous New York Rangers... Read More

Miracle Movie Poster
Based on 36 critics

When college coach Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell) is hired to helm the 1980 U.S. men's Olympic hockey team,... Read More

Slap Shot Movie Poster
Slap Shot
Based on 9 critics

In the small New England town of Charlestown, the local mill is about to lay off 10,000 workers. The... Read More

Youngblood Movie Poster
In Theaters on January 16, 2005

Dean Youngblood (Rob Lowe) is an exceptionally skilled young ice hockey player trying to make a name... Read More

The Mighty Ducks Movie Poster
The Mighty Ducks
Based on 18 critics

After reckless young lawyer Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) gets arrested for drunk driving, he must coach... Read More